Welcome to the Spectra fire griffon spotlight! I will be starting a series where we do an in depth review of this monster.
How to get: Fire scroll, mystical scroll, social summon, unknown scroll, secret dungeon
Awakening Materials: Fire Mid Essence x15, Fire Light Essence x10, Mid Essence x10, Low Essence x5
Awakened Bonus: Increases Attack Speed by 15
Skill 1: Snatch: Attacks the enemy with razor-sharp claws. Damage increases accordingly to your Attack Speed.
- Lv.2 Damage +5%
- Lv.3 Damage +5%
- Lv.4 Damage +5%
- Lv.5 Damage +15%
Skill 2: Special Assault: Inflicts damage proportional to the Enemy’s MAX HP. Consumes 10% of your HP. (Reusable in 4 turn(s))
- Lv.2 Damage +10%
- Lv.3 Damage +10%
- Lv.4 Cooltime Turn -1
Skill 3: Backlash: Sends out a gust of wind that has a 50% chance to decrease the Attack Gauge of all enemies by 30% and decrease their Attack Speed for 2 turns. (Reusable in 5 turn(s))
- Lv.2 Cooltime Turn -1
- Lv.3 Cooltime Turn -1
Spectra is the fastest monster in the game at 126 speed awakened. He is a good member against big bosses like Water Guardian, Dragons B10, ToA final bosses Lilith and Lyrith.
|Good damage vs high hp bosses||50% AoE ATB decrease|
For a utility build, I suggest Swift/Focus(Spd/Hp%/Hp% or Acc%). This will allow your Spectra to be fast and apply debuffs on the first turn of battle. That is his main job 99% of the time.
Important Substats: Spd, Hp%, Acc%, Crit R%, Crit D%
Having Crit R% and Crit D% increases the damage on his first and second skill.
Tower of Ascension Viability
For ToA, Spectra excels at slowing down enemies and making them lose turns. This isn’t as useful in lower stages. But for hard stages 50+ and higher, he can be a life saver. He can allow you to steal a turn from the enemy countless times. Team him up with his wind buddy Bernard or Verdehile and you will have a field day against most of the floors you encounter.
Plus, he can also deal tonnes of damage to the final boss due to the max hp scaling damage from his second skill.
Giants and Dragons B10 Viability
He isn’t useful in Necropolis due to speed being negated, so do not bring him to Necropolis against the Lich King.
Arena and Guild Wars Viability
You can use Spectra in offense against fast monsters. However, due to the ATB reduction and attack speed slow only occuring 50% of the time, Bernard is the better choice.
You can also use him against tank teams that don’t have immunity and you will get many many turns before their tanks can move. This is a niche pick though.
All in all, Spectra is a solid monster and is worth keeping for Dragons B10 and also ToA floor 100 and other tough floors. Please don’t over look him even if you have Hwa or Verdehile!