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In this article, we'll review Lucia's newest weapon, Vivi's Magical Gun. This weapon can be farmed from the FFIX x FFIV: Ever Crisis Crossover event. We will break down its abilities and support materia slots, explore some potential builds in which it might be used, discuss sub-weapon use, and consider its future-proofing.
Vivi's Magical Gun
Vivi's Magical Gun: Lucia [Limited]
Fira Surge A (4 ATB)
27 Boost ATK / 24 Boost Limit Break Pot.
ATK Boost I
ATK Boost I
MATK Boost I
[PATK: 158] [MATK: 171] [HEAL: 131] (90 OB0)
[PATK: 379] [MATK: 410] [HEAL: 183] (90 OB10)
[PATK: 395] [MATK: 427] [HEAL: 196] (90 OB+20)
Vivi's magical gun shares similar base stats with previous event weapons like the Chocobo Staff, Thousand Waves, and Beach Parasol, implying that they are on the lower end in terms of power. However, this weapon is easier to overboost to 20 due to the event bonus farming. It boasts slightly more magical damage than physical and is clearly designed for a magical build.
Fira Burst [Mag. Fire]
300% Mag. Fire Damage [Range: Single Enemy]
Fira Surge A [Mag. Fire]
210% Mag. Fire Damage [Range: All Enemies]
Fira Surge A [Mag. Fire]
240% Mag. Fire Damage [Range: All Enemies]
Fira Surge A+ [Mag. Fire]
280% Mag. Fire Damage [Range: All Enemies]
Fira Surge A++ [Mag. Fire]
290% Mag. Fire Damage [Range: All Enemies]
Its command ability deals AoE fire magical damage to enemies. The modifier is slightly higher than that of a Fira materia, providing a bit of an advantage. However, the skill requires 4 ATB slots compared to the 3 ATB slots for Fira/Fira Blow, making it less efficient against single enemies.
Vivi's magical gun has the standard 27-point boosting ATK. What's appealing about this weapon is the limit break potency boost of 24 points when maximally overboosted and used as a primary weapon. It could be an excellent choice for a limit break-focused build.
As mentioned earlier, for sub weapon use, it could be employed in limit break damage builds, which might become relevant in the future. This will provide 12 points in limit break potency when used as a sub weapon. The attack boost is beneficial for damage dealers who have already reached the cap for their physical or magical damage.
Support Materia Slots
The weapon features 2 PATK/MATK +10% slots and 1 MATK +20% slot. The third slot is somewhat useful for a magical damage build. If you are equipping this as Lucia's main weapon, it will be beneficial for accommodating certain coverage materia.
For a theoretical build focusing on fire magical damage, we could equip Lucia with Vivi's magical gun as the primary weapon. As for the offhand, we can equip the Barn Swallow for the magical damage boost. For sub-weapons, we'll equip the Sun Umbrella, Flame Projector, and Prototype Crimson Blade for magical attack boosts, attack, and fire potency. We'll limit the weapons' levels to 90 to make it a bit more achievable.
For this build, we'll max out the flat magical attack bonus, aim for a 15% fire potency increase, and strive for a 25% limit break potency boost. Equip Ifrit as your summon limit break, and you're good to go.
Is Vivi's magical gun worth building? Absolutely! I always farm free event weapons until I've maxed them out. This time, I will attempt to upgrade it to OB20. The limit break potency could prove useful in the future for limit break-focused builds.
You can also purchase Vivi's Garb with the event currency. It provides an 8-point boost in HP and MDEF, which isn't particularly useful for our fire mage build, but we'll take what we can get. The outfit does look nice on Lucia, so at least we have that going for us.
Vivi's magical gun fills a niche in Lucia's arsenal, focusing on fire magical damage. Additionally, it is the first free event weapon with a limit break potency boost. You can't really go wrong with farming it and maxing it out.