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FFBE wiki icon Nichol is a playable character in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. He is a magically-geared unit whose roles in battle are Support and Magical Damage, being able to Black Magic mostly in relation to Water and Ice elements, and focuses on boosting the party's stats during battle in various ways.

He currently has six variants: the story variant (obtained at the end of Chapter III), the Global-exclusive "Illusionist Nichol" unit (which can be obtained during Halloween events), "Seaside Nichol" (summer variant, Global-exclusive but not time-limited), the Japan-only "Hunter Nichol" (as part of the collaboration with Monster Hunter Explore), "Sweet Nichol", and his Season Two variant "Maritime Strategist Nichol".

Nichol

Nichol is a story unit, and his job is listed as Tactician. He can be obtained at Rarity 3★ upon completion of the Water Shrine dungeon and watching a cutscene at Aquapolis Olderion, thus completing Chapter III (Olderion) of the story mode. He can be awakened up to 5★. His roles in battle are Support and Magic Damage. Nichol has no innate element or status ailment resistances, and as a story character, no Trust Master reward.

His awakening materials are the following:


Stats

Nichol's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Drop Check*(Maximum burst stone drops per hit)
3★ 40 1136 (+150) 73 (+25) 48 (+10) 46 (+10) 58 (+10) 50 (+10) 6 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
4★ 60 1477 (+210) 96 (+35) 63 (+14) 61 (+14) 76 (+14) 65 (+14) 8 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
5★ 80 1921 (+240) 125 (+40) 82 (+16) 80 (+16) 100 (+16) 85 (+16) 10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal


Abilities

Depending on his rarity, Nichol has either two (3★), three (4★) or four (5★) ability slots. He also has affinity to Black Magic (Lvl 5-7) and Green Magic (Lvl 3-5).

Trait Type Level Awaken Notes
Rarity 3★
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzard Black Magic 1
FFBE Water Ability Water Black Magic 12
FFBE Enhance Ability MP +10% Passive 28
FFBE Barblizzard Ability Barblizzard Green Magic 40
Rarity 4★
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzara Black Magic 21
FFBE Water Ability Watera Black Magic 38
FFBE Barwater Ability Barwater Green Magic 54
FFBE Enhance Ability MAG +10% Passive 54
FFBE Enhance Ability Impenetrable Stance Special 60 Y
Rarity 5★
FFBE Deprotect Ability Imperil Green Magic 32
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzaga Black Magic 51
FFBE Water Ability Waterga Black Magic 62
FFBE Barblizzard Ability Barblizzara Green Magic 72
FFBE Barwater Ability Barwatera Green Magic 72
FFBE Buff Ability Back to the Wall Special 80 Y


Limit Burst

Nichol's Limit Burst receives three different names depending on his rarity: Aqua Wave (アクアウェーブ, Akua Wēbu?), Marine Wave (マリンタイド, Marin Taido?, lit. Marine Tide), and Ancient Flood (エンシェントフラッド, Enshento Furaddo?). It is a damage-type ability, and deals a 1-hit physical attack of Water-elemental magic damage to all enemies.

Its modifier depends on Nichol's LB level:

Rarity Name Effect Cost
3★ Aqua Wave Base (Lv. 1) Damage dealt (2.1x) 10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 10) Damage dealt (2.55x)
4★ Marine Wave Base (Lv. 1) Damage dealt (2.3x) 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 15) Damage dealt (3x)
5★ Ancient Flood Base (Lv. 1) Damage dealt (2.5x) 14 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 20) Damage dealt (3.45x)


Equipment

Nichol can equip the following weapon types: daggers, staves and rods.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, clothes and robes.

He can equip accessories.

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Illusionist Nichol

Illusionist Nichol is a limited-time 4-6★ Rare Summon available during the Global-exclusive events Return to the Halloween Castle (2017) and An Eerie Invitation (2018). His job is listed as Illusionist, and his role in battle is that of Support. He has no innate element resistances. He has a Trust Master reward, the Magical Top Hat (MP+45, MAG+25), which grants the equipped units the passives Auto-Refresh (recover 5% MP per turn) and Auto-Limit (fills 1 burst stone per turn).

His awakening materials are the following:


Stats

Illusionist Nichol's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Drop Check*(Maximum burst stone drops per hit)
4★ 60 1921 (+240) 111 (+40) 63 (+16) 62 (+16) 73 (+16) 77 (+16) 8 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
5★ 80 2497 (+300) 144 (+50) 82 (+20) 80 (+20) 95 (+20) 100 (+20) 10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
6★ 100 3246 (+450) 187 (+75) 106 (+30) 104 (+30) 123 (+30) 130 (+30) 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal


Abilities

Illusionist Nichol has three (4★) or four (5-6★) ability slots, as well as affinity to Black Magic (Lvl 6-8) and Green Magic (Lvl 4-6).

Trait Type Level Awaken Notes
Rarity 5★
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzaga Black Magic 1
FFBE Water Ability Waterga Black Magic 14
FFBE Deprotect Ability Imperil Green Magic 32
FFBE Drain Ability Osmose Green Magic 48
Rarity 5★
FFBE Drain Ability Absorb MP Passive 1
FFBE Heal Ability Disenchant Special 18
FFBE Enhance Ability Illusionist guise Passive 36 Y
FFBE Tech Ability Illusion - Doppelganger Special 54
FFBE Barblizzard Ability Barblizzara Green Magic 72
FFBE Barwater Ability Barwatera Green Magic 72
FFBE Enhance Ability Power of deception Passive 80
Rarity 6★
FFBE Break Ability Illusion - Terrifying Visions Special 5 Y
FFBE Fortify Ability Phantasmal wards Passive 28
FFBE Meteor Ability Meteor Black Magic 50
FFBE Cavalry Ability Illusion - Redirect Special 68 Y
FFBE Boom Ability Illusion - Phantasmal Forces Special 86
FFBE Double Ability Master Illusionist Special 100
Limit Burst

Phantasmal Respite is Illusionist Nichol's Limit Burst. It is a support-type ability: it restores HP and MP to all allies over three turns, and negates 2 physical damage taken by the whole party for the same duration.

The amount of HP and MP recovered depends on Illusionist Nichol's LB level:

Rarity Name Effect Cost
4★ Phantasmal Respite Base (Lv. 1) Heal (250 HP, 8x); recover (6 MP, 0.2x) 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 15) Heal (600 HP, 11.5x); recover (12 MP, 0.34x)
5★ Phantasmal Respite Base (Lv. 1) Heal (330 HP, 8x); recover (9 MP, 0.2x) 14 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 20) Heal (900 HP, 12.75x); recover (18 MP, 0.39x)
6★ Phantasmal Respite Base (Lv. 1) Heal (480 HP, 8x); recover (12 MP, 0.2x) 16 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 25) Heal (1200 HP, 14x); recover (24 MP, 0.44x)


Equipment

Illusionist Nichol can equip the following weapon types: daggers, staves, rods, throwing weapons and fists.

He can equip the following armor types: light shields, hats, clothes and robes.

He can equip accessories.

Like the other Halloween units, Illusionist Nichol has access to two unit-exclusive ability materias: Chilling Aura (increases HP and MP by 13%) and Spooky Aura (increases ATK and MAG by 13%). They were available for purchase at King Mog's reward shop during the Halloween - Night of the Pumpkin event, and as mission rewards during the Return to the Halloween Castle.

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Hunter Nichol

Hunter Nichol (ハンターニコル, Hantā Nikoru?) is a limited-time 4-6★ Rare Summon, obtainable during the collaboration event with Monster Hunter Explore. Hunter Nichol's job is listed as (ハンター, Hantā?, lit. Hunter). He is currently exclusive to the JP version.

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Seaside Nichol

Seaside Nichol is Nichol's Global-exclusive summer variant. A 5-7★ Rare Summon, he has been available since the event Sun, Sand, and Sea (released in September 2018). His job is listed as Strategist and his roles are Support and Magic Damage. His Trust Master reward is the Tropical Delight rod (ATK+24, MAG+125, MP +30%), which grants the euqipped unit the Auto-Refresh passive. His Super Trust Master reward is Summer Trunks (DEF+24, MAG+70, SPR+24), which increases the unit's Water resistance +50% and grants the passive Adventurous Heart (increase HP/MP by 20% and LB gauge fill rate by 50%).

Seaside Nichol remains for the most part as a support unit, however his buffs are now fully geared towards defense, providing DEF/SPR boosts, damage reduction (physical, magical and general), and elemental resists. He's also a more competent Magic Damage unit with better MAG boosts than his Season Two variant, and being capable of chaining with Flood and Freeze family frames. Nonetheless he is still inferior, damage-wise than most 5★ base Magic Damage units.

His awakening materials are the following:


Stats

Seaside Nichol's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Drop Check*(Maximum burst stone drops per hit)
5★ 80 2681 (+300) 157 (+50) 81 (+20) 97 (+20) 115 (+20) 114 (+20) 10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
6★ 100 3486 (+450) 205 (+75) 106 (+30) 127 (+30) 150 (+30) 149 (+30) 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
7★ 120 4533 (+600) 267 (+100) 139 (+50) 166 (+50) 196 (+50) 194 (+50) 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal


Abilities

Seaside Nichol has four ability slots. He has affinity to Black Magic (Lvl 8) and Green Magic (Lvl 7-8).

Trait Type Level Awaken Notes
Rarity 5★
FFBE Water Ability Waterga Black Magic 1
FFBE Enhance Ability MP +30% Passive 1
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzaga Black Magic 8
FFBE Barwater Ability Water God's Grace Passive 18 Resist: Water (+30%).
FFBE Enhance Ability MAG +30% Passive 24
FFBE Enhance Ability SPR +20% Passive 30
FFBE Defend Ability Lifeguard - Shade Special 42
FFBE Regen Ability Lifeguard - Rejuvenator Special 56
FFBE Bless Ability Lifeguard - Refreshment Special 68
FFBE Dark Ability Dualcast Special 80
FFBE Defend Ability Sunblock Special 80
FFBE Defend Ability Sunscreen Special 80
Rarity 6★
FFBE Protection Ability Calm Awareness Passive 1 Resist: Poison, Sleep, Petrify and Charm (all +100%).
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzaja Black Magic 12
FFBE Water Ability Waterja Black Magic 12
FFBE Elemental Ability Lifeguard - Sunproof Special 40
FFBE Elemental Ability Lifeguard - Waterproof Special 40
FFBE Heal Ability Snap out of it! Special 68
FFBE Boom Ability Lifeguard - Exhilarant Special 76
FFBE Water Ability Diver - Waterfall Special 84
FFBE Blizzard AbilityDiver - Icicle Special 84
FFBE Defend Ability Sandcastle Special 92
FFBE Defend Ability Foam Special 92
FFBE Double Ability Lifeguard Special 100
FFBE Double Ability Diver Special 100
Rarity 7★
FFBE Enhance Ability Fancy Beverage Passive 101 Trust ability. Resist: Silence (+100%).
FFBE Flood Ability Flood Black Magic 105 Chain: Flood
FFBE Water Ability Splash Special 105
FFBE Cooldown Ability Single Consumption Special 105 Cooldown: 3 turns.
FFBE Heal Ability Lifeguard - Revitalizer Special 105
FFBE Flood Ability Diver - Submersion Special 110 Chain: Flood
FFBE Freeze Ability Diver - Regelation Special 110 Chain: Freeze
FFBE Cooldown Ability Summer Fiesta Special 110 Cooldown: 6 turns.
FFBE Enhance Ability MAG +20% Passive 115
FFBE Mastery Ability Delightful Festivities Passive 120


Limit Burst

Keep Calm and Stay Cool is Seaside Nichol's Limit Burst. It is a support-type ability with a triple effect: it grants the party an HP barrier (2000), increases their resistance to Ice and Water, and boosts their DEF and SPR. These effects last for three turns. Depending on Seaside Nichol's rarity, its elemental resistance boosts will be either 80% (5★), 90% (6★) or 100% (7★).

How much the party's DEF/SPR stats increase will depend on Seaside Nichol's LB level:

Rarity Name Change in Effect Cost
5★ Keep Calm and Stay Cool Base (Lv. 1) Increases stats by 110% 22 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 20) Increases stats by 129%
6★ Keep Calm and Stay Cool Base (Lv. 1) Increases stats by 124% 26 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 25) Increases stats by 148%
7★ Keep Calm and Stay Cool Base (Lv. 1) Increases stats by 141% 30 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 30) Increases stats by 170%


Equipment

Seaside Nichol can equip the following weapon types: daggers, staves, rods, instruments and throwing weapons.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, clothes and robes.

He can equip accessories.

Equipping his Trust Master reward (the Tropical Delight rod) triggers his Trust Ability "Fancy Beverage", which nullifies Silence, and increases his DEF/SPR/HP by 20% and esper's bonus stats by 20%.

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Sweet Nichol

Sweet Nichol (スウィートニコル, Suwīto Nikoru?) is a 5-7★ Rare Summon, currently available only on the JP version.

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Maritime Strategist Nichol

Maritime Strategist Nichol (洸洋の軍師ニコル, Kōyō no Gunshi Nikoru?, lit. Ocean's Strategist Nichol) is Nichol's variant for Season Two. A 5-7★ Rare Summon, he has been available since the event Where Destinies Intersect. His job is listed as Strategist and his roles are Support and Magic Damage. He has no innate element or status ailment resistances.

His Trust Master reward is the Strategic Cape robe (DEF+40, MAG+52, SPR+38), which boosts the equipped unit's MP by 20%, and resistance to Ice and Water by 50%. His Super Trust Master reward is a rod called The Divine Art of War (ATK+16, MAG+151, SPR+54), which grants the passive Water God's Favor (increases HP/MP by 15%, and Leviathan's evoke damage by 75%).

His awakening materials are the following:


Stats

Maritime Strategist Nichol's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Drop Check*(Maximum burst stone drops per hit)
5★ 80 2600 (+300) 160 (+50) 83 (+20) 93 (+20) 115 (+20) 106 (+20) 10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
6★ 100 3381 (+450) 209 (+75) 109 (+30) 121 (+30) 150 (+30) 138 (+30) 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
7★ 120 4395 (+600) 271 (+100) 141 (+50) 164 (+50) 195 (+50) 187 (+50) 12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal


Abilities

Maritime Strategist Nichol has four ability slots. He has affinity to Black Magic (Lvl 8) and Green Magic (Lvl 7-8).

Trait Type Level Awaken Notes
Rarity 5★
FFBE Water Ability Waterga Black Magic 1
FFBE Enhance Ability MP +30% Passive 1
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzaga Black Magic 8
FFBE Mastery Ability Warden of the Water Passive 16
FFBE Mastery Ability Strategist's Determination Passive 24
FFBE Barwater Ability Water God's Grace Passive 30 Resist: Water (+30%).
FFBE Buff Ability Iron Stance Special 38
FFBE Buff Ability Safeguard Stance Special 38
FFBE Critical Ability Sharp Kick Special 51
FFBE Buff Ability Furious Stance Special 64
FFBE Buff Ability Demonic Stance Special 64
FFBE Regen Ability Magic Restorative Stance Special 80 Y (JP)
FFBE Dark Ability Dualcast Special 80
Rarity 6★
FFBE Protection Ability Calm Awareness Passive 1 Y (JP) Resist: Poison, Sleep, Petrify and Charm (all +100%).
FFBE Blizzard Ability Blizzaja Black Magic 12
FFBE Water Ability Waterja Black Magic 12
FFBE Counter Ability Enlighted Guard Passive 26 Counters with 'Enlighted Guard'.
FFBE Elemental Ability Duality Stance Special 40
FFBE Elemental Ability Iceberg Stance Special 40 Y (JP)
FFBE Buff Ability Lone Stance Special 55
FFBE Enhance Ability Courageous Stance Special 69 Y (JP)
FFBE Enhance Ability Fortune Stance Special 69 Y (JP)
FFBE Defend Ability Impregnable Stance Special 83
FFBE Buff Ability Soulful Stance Special 100
FFBE Double Ability Linked Stance Special 100
Rarity 7★
FFBE Enhance Ability Defense Force Stratagem Passive 101 Trust ability. Resist: Confuse (+100%).
FFBE Flood Ability Flood Black Magic 105 Chain: Flood
FFBE Water Ability Raging Water Black Magic 105
FFBE Water Ability Water Infusion Special 105
FFBE Cooldown Ability Enhancing Stance Special 105 Cooldown: 5 turns.
FFBE Cooldown Ability Heroic Stance Special 110 Cooldown: 7 turns.
FFBE Cooldown Ability Barrier Stance Special 110 Cooldown: 7 turns.
FFBE Enhance Ability MAG +20% Passive 115
FFBE Altruism Ability Morale Boost Passive 120 Chance to auto-cast 'Morale Boost' every turn.
Unlockable abilities
FFBE Enhance Ability Family Bonds Passive - - Complete Nichol's short story "A New Life". Resist: Water (+20%).


Limit Burst
Brave Exvius JP 6* Nichol CG animation

Brave Exvius JP 6* Nichol CG animation.

Ancient Formula

Ancient Formula (エンシェントフォーミュラ, Enshento Fōmyura?) is Maritime Strategist Nichol's Limit Burst. As one of the so-called "CG units", Nichol's Limit Burst is a powerful ability preceded by FMV-like movie that lasts about 0:08 seconds. In his debut, he wasn't voiced, but after a later update he says "Makasete kudasai... Minna ni tatakau chikara wo." (任せてください みんなに戦う力を?, "Leave it to me... This is the power for everyone to fight.")

In the sequence, Nichol opens his grimoire while he adjusts his glasses, and magic runes surround him just before closing the book. He raises his arm to end the casting of the spell. Using Ancient Formula will greatly boost the party's stats (ATK, DEF, MAG, SPR) for three turns, remove stat reductions, and recover their HP and MP by 20%.

How much the party's stats increase will depend on Maritime Strategist Nichol's LB level:

Rarity Name Change in Effect Cost
5★ Ancient Formula Base (Lv. 1) Increases stats by 100% 30 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 20) Increases stats by 119%
6★ Ancient Formula Base (Lv. 1) Increases stats by 110% 36 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 25) Increases stats by 134%
7★ Ancient Formula Base (Lv. 1) Increases stats by 120% 40 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Max (Lv. 30) Increases stats by 150%


Equipment

FFBE Unknown Rod 3

The Divine Art of War

Maritime Strategist Nichol can equip the following weapon types: daggers, staves, rods and instruments.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, clothes, light armor and robes.

He can equip accessories.

Equipping his Trust Master reward (the robe Strategic Cape), or his Super Trust Master (the The Divine Art of War rod) in the JP version, triggers his Trust Ability "Defense Force Stratagem", which nullifies Confuse, and increases his DEF/SPR/HP by 20% and esper's bonus stats by 20%.

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