Marianne is a +10 target of mine, but I still haven’t settled on a build for her. Further complicating the matter, a couple of my other favorite characters are also blue mages. I want to give Marianne a strong build, but I don’t want her to be redundant with my other blue mages.
Her main competition:
My Lute is a WIP, but this is the build I’m aiming for.
Hapi is mostly on her base kit. Aside from flowers and Atk/Res Menace if I ever get the fodder, her build likely won’t be changing any time soon. (seal is usually Atk/Res Solo)
Builds I'm considering
I’m leaning toward this one because I don’t have any Windsweep mages at all right now. However, her weapon doesn’t give true NFU, so she can still have her follow-ups denied. Also, she needs her speed for doubles, but 32 base speed is pretty mediocre. Maybe she’d be better with L&D seal.
A more standard PP Marianne. My concern is that this build can’t handle much Lute or Hapi can’t handle already.
Focusing on her EP could give her a niche. She’s not great at physical tanking, but it would set her apart from the res-heavy Lute and Hapi.
Any suggestions on Marianne (or even any on Lute or Hapi) would be greatly appreciated!