Veteran Ignis, Cooking Up Something New

Strengthen your empire with a new Ignis

Ignis has improved his cooking skills in the ten years of Noctis’ absence. Not only that, he seems to have increased his combat stats as well. Also included in his skills are research and monster hunting boosts. Take a look at the newest hero that we have access to in our empires.

Noctis and Ignis reunite

 

Veteran Ignis Hero Skills

Before you level him up, you might want to quickly look at the Monster Hunting abilities in his Hero Skills Tree. Doing this will allow you to plan on HOW to level him up and when to increase the skills to maximize all the precious MP available to you. If you will do a massive leveling up session, the only skill you need to worry about is Max MP. But if you will be hunting monsters at the same time, then you will want to get the other abilities leveled up as well.

  • Tip: take a look at your boosts page to see how much Hero Critical Hit stat is listed at. Because if it’s at 100% or higher, you don’t really need to worry about leveling up that skill at all. All of your hits will be critical and deal extra damage!

Also, the amount of Hero Skills points that you get at first will not be enough to max out all the skills nodes. Therefore, you will probably want to use a Hero Skill Reset when you need to unlock his combat skills.

 

Hero Skills Tree

Veteran Ignis Hero Skills
Hero Skills Tree

Monster Tactics: Dark Monsters: Unlocks the ability to attack Dark Monsters while Veteran Ignis is active. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 40. Noctis’ Mastery skill unlocks level 8, so this would allow you to also attack level 9 Dark Monsters.

Max MP: Increases your Max MP Multiplier Bonus up to a max of 300%. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Hero Attack: Increases your Hero Attack Bonus up to a max of 5000%. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

MP Recovery: Increases your MP Recovery up to a max of 50,000%. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Hero Critical Hit: Increases your Hero Critical Hit by up to a max of 5%. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis. Check the tip above about this stat.

Hero Streak: Increases your hero attack streak by up to a max of 2. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Hero Critical Damage: Increases your Hero Critical Damage by up to a max of 50%. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Dungeon Dark Bonus: Increases your Dungeon HP Bonus by up to a max of 800,000%, your Dungeon Physical Damage Bonus by up to a max of 2.5M%, and your Dungeon Healing Bonus by up to a max of 15,000%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 25. Check out his Dungeon abilities below! They are very interesting and different than the other heroes.

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry attack by up to a max of 205M% each. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry HP by up to a max of 80M% each. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry armor by up to a max of 235M% each. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases your Dark Mercenary attack by up to a max of 665M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 17.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases your Dark Mercenary HP by up to a max of 330M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 16.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases your Dark Mercenary armor by up to a max of 1B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 15.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases your Dark Astral attack bonus by up to a max of 195M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 20.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Elemental attack by up to a max of 940M%. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases your Dark Elemental HP by up to a max of 335M%. Unlocks with Veteran Ignis.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Elemental armor by up to a max of 1B%.

Dark Troop Bonus with Hero: Increases your Dark Troop attack with Hero by up to a max of 250M%, Dark Troop HP with Hero by up to a max of 100M%, and Dark Troop armor with Hero by up to a max of 295M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 4. This is a bonus to the stats above for Dark Core Troops, as long as he is active in the combat.

Dark Juggernaut: Increases your Dark Juggernaut attack by up to a max of 880M%, Dark Juggernaut HP by up to a max of 420M%, and Dark Juggernaut armor by up to a max of 1.23B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 5.

Dark Fire Troops: Increases your Dark Fire Troop attack by up to a max of 880M%, Dark Fire  Troop HP by up to a max of 420M%, and Dark Fire Troop armor by up to a max of 1.22B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 6.

Dark Ifrit Attack: Increases your Dark Ifrit attack by up to a max of 235M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 7.

 

Boosting Up Ignis

The boosts that he provides in his Hero Skills seem to be similar to other heroes’ skills. But, like the other heroes, he has certain targets that his abilities will boost. Dark Juggernaut, Dark Fire Troops, and Ifrit. Since these will only apply while he is active, you will want to take a look at the same skills in his Mastery Tree.

 

Guild Adventure Hall

Our new hero will be a contender in the Dungeons. So, no longer will we have to rely on Veteran Prompto to carry us through the beastly halls.

Veteran Ignis Dungeon
Dungeon abilities
  • First, he has his basic attack, which is weak and boring…
  • Second, he has the unique ability called Analyze Target. This costs 10 stamina and doesn’t deal any damage. But he also doesn’t take any damage from the monster. What does this accomplish? Since he took the time to step back and analyze his target, his next hit will deal FIVE TIMES the damage! Which brings us to…
  • Lastly, his third ability Twin-Bladed Strike deals two strikes of 800 damage for a total of 1600. Put those two together and you get a total of 8000 damage for this hit.

So, your Dungeon runs with Veteran Ignis would be Second Ability, Third Ability, Second Ability, Third Ability, repeat until done.

Strategy time: When using Veteran Ignis in the Guild Adventure Hall, you can use a combination of both of his abilities to sail through levels. For example, sometimes a high HP monster is preceded by one with lower HP that is easily killed with a team in one hit. You can allow your guild mates to kill it while you use Ignis’ second ability to analyze the target. Then, with the next level, you can use his third ability to deal 8000 damage to slay that beast even faster! Keep alternating his second and third abilities to maximize damage on that monster.

If you get to the end of that monster’s health, you can let your team kill it with the last hit while you use the second ability so the third ability will get the 5x damage for the first hit.

This strategy is purely speculation as I am not 100% sure if the Analyze Target will work on subsequent monster hits. 

I’ve seen packs with only the Analyze Target ability sold in them. I’m unsure if using only that ability will even deal any damage. Please, let me know on Line or Discord if my strategy doesn’t work, or if his second ability has damage on the next hit.

 

Veteran Ignis Mastery Skills

The most recent heroes have followed a trend where their Mastery Skills are similar to their Hero Skills with the exception of the Monster Hunting abilities. Veteran Ignis is the same, but we find that he has replaced those skills with some that will benefit you even more. Since these are Mastery Skills, they apply no matter which hero you have active! Due to this, you need to have Veteran Ignis leveled up even more. Check them out:

 

Mastery Skills Tree

Veteran Ignis Mastery Skills
Mastery Skills Tree

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry troop attack by up to 295M% each. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 55.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry HP by up to a max of 100M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 52.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry armor by up to a max of 295M% each. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 50.

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases your Dark Mercenary attack by up to a max of 835M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 54.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases your Dark Mercenary HP by up to a max of 420M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 51.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases your Dark Mercenary armor by up to a max of 1.25B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 49.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Elemental attack by up to a max of 1.26B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 53.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases your Dark Elemental HP by up to a max of 415M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 50.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Elemental armor by up to a max of 1.25B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 48.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases your Dark Astral attack bonus by up to a max of 265M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 55.

Dark Troop Bonus with Hero: Increases your Dark Troop attack with Hero bonus up to a max of 350M%, Dark Troop HP with Hero up to a max of 120M%, and Dark Troop armor with Hero by up to a max of 365M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 52.

Dark Juggernaut: Increases your Dark Juggernaut attack by up to a max of 1.12B%, Dark Juggernaut HP by up to a max of 530M%, and Dark Juggernaut armor by up to a max of 1.6B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 53.

Dark Fire Troops: Increases your Dark Fire Troop attack by up to a max of 1.47B%, Dark Fire Troop HP by up to a max of 520M%, and Dark Fire Troop armor by up to a max of 1.56B%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 54.

Dark Ifrit Attack: Increases your Dark Ifrit Attack by up to a max of 285M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 55.

Mirror Hero Veteran Ignis: Mount Debuffs: Increases your Mirror Hero Veteran Ignis: Mount Debuff by up to a max of 100M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 56.

Mirror Hero Veteran Ignis: Dark Fire: Increases your Mirror Hero Veteran Ignis: Dark Fire Troops by up to a max of 150M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 66.

Enemy Mount Strength Resistance: Increases your Enemy Mount Strength Resistance by up to a max of 150M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 57. This makes your enemies’ Mounts deal 150M% less damage to you.

Enemy Cripple Mount Endurance: Increases your Enemy Cripple Mount Endurance by up to a max of 150M%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 52.

Dark Resource Research Cost: Increases your ALL Dark T3 Resource Cost Efficiency – Dark Advanced Mercenaries Research by up to a max of 75%. ALL Dark T3 Resource Cost Efficiency – Battle Marks Research by up to a max of 75%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 54.

Dark Research Speed: Increases your Resplendent Research Speed by up to a max of 100%, and Infused Dark Research Speed by up to a max of 150%. Requires Veteran Ignis hero level 56.

**Note: Cost Efficiency will not reduce the cost of research by that amount. It only makes your resource cost more efficient. A 100% efficiency will reduce your cost by 50%.
An increase in speed is the same way as efficiency. It makes your research speed faster by 100%, which is a 50% reduction in the time it takes to do the research.

 

Check Out the Stats

We’ve become accustomed to Ignis helping out with our research, and Veteran Ignis is no exception. Battle Marks research is crazy expensive, so every reduction in cost is going to be helpful! Dark T3 is so expensive right now, and I’m slowly working my way through all the research that requires it, all while training some troops now and then.

The Mirror Troops skills and research actually mirror each other! Maxing out both will double the effectiveness of your Veteran Ignis Mirror Troop as long as you bring it with you in combat. This will help you annihilate your enemies empires. Due to the fact that Fire Troops are extremely effective in offensive combat, combined with debuffing their Mounts, you are much closer to a win! Since these are Mastery Skills, you will benefit from them no matter which hero you decide to battle with.

Dark Fire Troops Mirror Hero
Mirror Hero Research
Mount Debuff Mirror Hero
Mirror Hero Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ignis Adds It All Up

Math time for the nerds! Veteran Ignis’ specialties really add up when you combine the stats that can be combined. Then you add in the stats from his Hero Skills and Mastery Skills. Fire Troops will benefit not only from the particular Fire Troops skills, but also the Elemental Troops skills. But if you have Veteran Ignis active, you use the skills from both trees. Double double!

 

Dark Juggernaut

  • Attack: 3.5B%
  • HP: 1.7B%
  • Armor: 4.05B%

Dark Fire Troops

  • Attack: 4.54B%
  • HP: 1.69B%
  • Armor: 5.03B%

Dark Core Troops

  • Attack: 1.1B%
  • HP: 500M%
  • Armor: 1.9B%

This will bring any defender to their knees, especially against their Dark Earth Troops and Mounts they bring into battle.

 

At the End of the Road

What do you think of having Veteran Ignis do all the dirty work in demolishing your foes? Unless you prefer to use Veteran Gladio like some other players. Even then, you will still benefit from his Mastery Skills and the Mirror Hero Troop that I hope you have started to research. Wrap it all up with his Mount Debuff skills and you have a mighty warrior at your beck and call.

Veteran Ignis Banner
Veteran Ignis

Please shower us with some screenshots of your battle reports. Also, if you have any more information about his Dungeon abilities, I would love to be able to change my speculations into real information. Come by and share or just to say hi on Line or Discord. Look forward to chatting with you!

 


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