Umbra, the Faithful Companion

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Umbra the New Hero

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Umbra is the messenger from the Astrals to the Oracle, Lunafreya Nox Fleuret. As can be seen in the Final Fantasy lore, he is her faithful companion and delivers messages back and forth from Luna and Noctis. However, in FFXV: ANE, we get to have Umbra as one of our heroes. As a matter of fact, he is the best hero for a lot of the different aspects of game-play. 

Umbra Hero Skills

As you can see, his hero skills tree is quite similar to other heroes. Starting with the basic Monster Hunting abilities and Dungeon Skills. Then, we move into combat skills, which has more of a focus on Dark Lightning Troops, Dark Airships, and the Astral Ramuh

Hero Skills Tree

Umbra Hero Skills
Hero Skills

Monster Tactics: Dark Monsters: Unlocks the ability to attack Dark Monsters while Umbra is active. Unlocks at hero level 40.

Max MP: Increases Max Umbra MP Multiplier Bonus up to a max of 300%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Hero Attack: Increases Hero Attack Bonus up to a max of 5,000%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

MP Recovery: Increases MP Recovery up to a max of 150,000%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Hero Critical Hit: Increases Hero Critical Hit up to a max of 5%. Unlocks at hero level 1. If your Hero Critical Hit is already at or above 100%, don’t waste points on this skill since you’re already getting a crit on every hit.

Hero Streak: Increases Hero Attack Streak up to a max of 2. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Hero Critical Damage: Increases Hero Critical Damage up to a max of 50%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Dungeon Dark Bonus: Increases Dungeon HP Bonus up to a max of 850,000%, Dungeon Physical Damage Bonus up to a max of 2.5M%, and Dungeon Healing Bonus up to a max of 15,000%. Unlocks at hero level 25. 

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases Dark Troop Attack up to a max of 3.75B%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases Dark Troop HP up to a max of 1.88B%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases Dark Troop Armor up to a max of 5.63B%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases Dark Mercenary Attack up to a max of 4.75B%. Unlocks at hero level 17.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 2.38B%. Unlocks at hero level 16.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases Dark Mercenary Armor up to a max of 7.13B%. Unlocks at hero level 15.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases Dark Astral Attack Bonus up to a max of 1.25B%. Unlocks at hero level 20.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases Dark Elemental Attack up to a max of 3.75B%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases Dark Elemental HP up to a max of 1.88B%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases Dark Elemental Armor up to a max of 5.63B%. Unlocks at hero level 1.

Dark Mount Attack: Increases Mount Attack Bonus up to a max of 500M%. Unlocks at hero level 4. 

Dark Cavalry: Increases Dark Cavalry Attack up to a max of 8.5B%, Dark Cavalry HP up to a max of 1.75B%, and Dark Cavalry Armor up to a max of 5.25B%. Unlocks at hero level 5. 

Dark Lightning: Increases Dark Lightning Troop Attack up to a max of 5B%, Dark Lightning Troop HP up to a max of 1.6B%, and Dark Lightning Troop Armor up to a max of 4.8B%. Unlocks at hero level 7.

Dark Airship: Increases Dark Airship Attack up to a max of 6.5B5, Dark Airship HP up to a max of 1.75B%, and Dark Airship Armor up to a max of 5.25B%. Unlocks at hero level 6.

Dark Ramuh Attack: Increases Dark Ramuh Attack Bonus up to a max of 750M%. Unlocks at hero level 55.

Skills Review

It’s nice to see MP Recovery stats being increased for the latest heroes. But, I think everyone can agree that we need MORE! Since I don’t think anyone likes waiting 25 days to fill up an MP bar! 

Also interesting to see in the Hero Skills is the Ramuh Attack Bonus. It seems that this Astral is getting all the hero love with yet another boost for his attack. So, you’re going to want to make sure and add Ramuh to each and every attack you send out. 

Umbra Mastery Skills

It looks as though Umbra’s Mastery Tree is a little bit similar to his Hero Skills Tree, but with some additions to it. The basic troop stat and the focused stat put together carry a serious punch. In addition to the Hero Skills of the same type, you will be slaying Citadels left and right! Look at what he brings to your empire:

Mastery Skills Tree

Umbra Mastery
Mastery Skills

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases Dark Troop Attack up to a max of 3.75B%. Unlocks at hero level 52.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases Dark Troop HP up to a max of 1.88B%. Unlocks at hero level 50.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases Dark Troop Armor up to a max of 4.75B%. Unlocks at hero level 54.

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases Dark Mercenary Attack up to a max of 3.25B%. Unlocks at hero level 51.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 1.63B%. Unlocks at hero level 49.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases Dark Mercenary Armor up to a max of 4.88B%. Unlocks at hero level 53.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases Dark Elemental Attack up to a max of 3.75B%. Unlocks at hero level 50.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases Dark Elemental HP up to a max of 1.88B%. Unlocks at hero level 48.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases Dark Elemental Armor up to a max of 5.63B%. Unlocks at hero level 55.

Hunting Howl: Increases Enemy Mount Strength Resistance up to a max of 250M% and Enemy Cripple Mount Endurance up to a max of 250M%. Unlocks at hero level 56.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases Dark Astral Attack Bonus up to a max of 1.25B%. Unlocks at hero level 52.

Troop Speed: Increases Dark Gathering March Speed up to a max of 100%, Dark Troops Attacking March Speed up to a max of 50%, and Dark Rallying March Speed up to a max of 50%. Unlocks at hero level 52.

Dark Mount Attack: Increases Mount Attack Bonus up to a max of 500M%. Unlocks at hero level 53. 

Dark Cavalry: Increases Dark Cavalry Attack up to a max of 8.5B%, Dark Cavalry HP up to a max of 1.75B%, and Dark Cavalry Armor up to a max of 5.25B%. Unlocks at hero level 54. 

Dark Lightning: Increases Dark Lightning Troop Attack up to a max of 5B%, Dark Lightning Troop HP up to a max of 1.6B%, and Dark Lightning Troop Armor up to a max of 4.8B%. Unlocks at hero level 56.

Dark Airship: Increases Dark Airship Attack up to a max of 6.5B5, Dark Airship HP up to a max of 1.75B%, and Dark Airship Armor up to a max of 5.25B%. Unlocks at hero level 55.

Mirror Hero: Charming Companion: Increases Mirror hero Unit Bonuses for Luna, Iris, Cindy, Gentiana, and Aranea up to a max of 450M% each. Unlocks at hero level 56.

Mirror Hero: Frontline Messenger: Increases Mirror Hero Unit Bonuses for Veteran Gladio, Veteran Prompto, Veteran Ignis, and King Noctis up to a max of 450M% each. Unlocks at hero level 56.

Mirror Hero: Team Mascot: Increases Mirror Hero Unit Bonuses for Gladio, Prompto, Ignis, and Noctis up to a max of 450M% each (except Prompto’s Neutral City Bonus, that is a max of 100% bonus). Unlocks at hero level 56.

Dark Elemental Debuff: Increases Dark Elemental Attack Resistance up to a max of 500M%, Dark Elemental Cripple HP up to a max of 500M%, and Dark Elemental Armor Piercing up to a max of 500M%. Unlocks at hero level 57. These are subtractive amounts. If your enemy has 600M% attack, then this will remove 500M% of it leaving them with 100M% attack. The same goes for HP and Armor.

Dark Ramuh Attack: Increases Dark Ramuh Attack Bonus up to a max of 750M%. Unlocks at hero level 66.

Mirror Hero Umbra: Core Troop Supplies: Increases Mirror Hero Umbra: Core Supply Potency up to a max of 600,000%.

Mirror Hero Umbra: Dark Troop with Hero: Increases Mirror Hero Umbra: Dark Troop with Hero up to a max of 2B%. Unlocks with hero level 56.

Frontline Messenger: Increases Astral Supply Potency up to a max of 600,000%. Unlocks at hero level 56.

Team Mascot: Increases Core Troops Supply Potency up to a max of 600,000%. Unlocks at hero level 56.

Master the Tree

Until now, we haven’t seen a hero with a Mastery Skill that boosts other heroes’ Mirror Troops. I like this since it allows the other Mirrors to be strong even though they haven’t been updated in a little while. It reminds me of the Affinity boosts from some of the other heroes. Also, there are skills for the new Troops Supplies, just like with Gladiolus’ new levels and addition to his skillset. With the increasing number of these new troops, you’re going to want as many boosts for them as you can get your hands on.

Mathematically Speaking

Let’s do some basic addition to see how much all Umbra’s combat skills add up to be:

Dark Core Troop

  • Attack: 7.5B% (Dark Cavalry: 24.5B% total)
  • HP: 3.7B% (Dark Cavalry: 7.2B% total)
  • Armor 10.3B% (Dark Cavalry: 20.8B% total)

Dark Mercenary Troop

  • Attack: 8B% (Dark Airship: 21B% total)
  • HP: 4B% (Dark Airship: 7.5B% total)
  • Armor: 12B% (Dark Airship: 22.5B% total)

Dark Elemental Troop

  • Attack: 7.5B% (Dark Lightning: 17.5B% total)
  • HP: 3.7B% (Dark Lightning: 6.9B% total)
  • Armor: 11.2B% (Dark Lightning: 20.8B% total)

Astral Attack: 2.5B% (Ramuh: 4B% total)

Mount Attack: 1B% total

Umbra Dungeon Abilities
Dungeon Abilities

Dungeon Capabilities

Since the early Umbra packs also included his abilities in the Guild Adventure Hall, it makes him useful in Dungeons right away. As you can see in his Hero Skills he packs a punch, just like the more recent hero releases. Coupled with his healing abilities for up to 20 other players in your guild, he is essential in carrying your smaller players through the grueling monster levels. While he may not hit as hard as Veteran Prompto and Dark Concussive Strike, the extra healing ability might be what you need to round out your guild’s attack strategy.

Sent By Luna

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Luna sends her companion Umbra to us to aid us in our journey. At this time, he is the highest boosted hero that is available to us. He totally trumps Gladiolus’ new skills at 400. Have you unlocked the furry hero, yet? Come share your thoughts about our newest friend on Line. Or, visit our Discord and send me some credits so I can feed my Tatsugotchi!


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