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The Captain is a character in Granblue Fantasy Relink(GBF). Check The Captain best builds, teams, weapons, skills, combos and tier.

Djeeta – Gran

The Captain

Race: Human
Element: Wind
Combat Style:
Attack, Hybrid
Skybound: Tempest Blade
Weapon: Swords
Position in Tier List: Tier 1

The protagonist in Granblue Fantasy Relink, known as the Captain or Main Character, takes the lead in the party’s adventure and plays a pivotal role in shaping the narrative. In the main campaign, players have the option to embody either the male protagonist, Gran, or the female counterpart, Djeeta. Much like other playable characters, the Captain possesses a distinctive playstyle and abilities that can complement and synergize effectively with other members of the party.

The Captain Stats

HPCritical
ATKStun

The Captain Skills

Skill NameDescriptionType
Armor BreakA fast lunge attack that inflicts DEF↓ on a foe. Effect strength and duration are based on Arts lvl.Offensive
DecimateA multi-hit slash attack with a wide attack radius. Deals more hits based on Arts lvl.Offensive
Miserable MistInflicts ATK↓ and DEF↓ on foes within the spell’s radius. Hold while casting to aim the spell. Effect strength and duration are based on Arts lvl.Offensive
Overdrive SurgeA dropkick that deals a high amount of stun. Deals more damage and stun based on Arts lvl.Offensive
RageGrants ATK↑ to the entire party. Effect strength and duration are based on Arts lvl.Offensive
Rain of ArrowsA ranged attack that showers an area with magic arrows and inflicts foes with ATK↓. Effect strength and duration are based on Arts lvl.Offensive
ReginleivFires a projectile attack that deals more hits based on Arts lvl.Offensive
ClarityCasts a circle that removes all debuffs and grants Regen to allies. Hold while casting to aim the circle. Regen heals more HP based on Arts lvl.Defensive
ConductionRedistributes the caster’s SBA gauge to all allies. The amount shared is based on Arts lvl.Defensive
DispelDeals damage and removes 1 buff from foes. Hold while casting to aim the spell. Deals more damage based on Arts lvl.Defensive
PanaceaCasts a circle that restores allies’ HP. Hold while casting to aim the circle. Heals more HP based on Arts lvl.Defensive
PhalanxGrants DMG Cut to the caster and nearby allies. Effect strength and duration are based on Arts lvl.Defensive
ReviveCasts a circle that rescues allies from critical condition. Hold while casting to aim the circle. Allies recover with more HP based on Arts lvl.Defensive
StallCasts a spell that inflicts Slow on foes. Hold while casting to aim the spell. Effect duration is based on Arts lvl.Defensive
SubstituteGrants DEF↑ to the caster and takes damage in place of all allies. Effect strength is based on Arts lvl.Defensive
VeilGrants Debuff Immunity to the entire party. Effect duration is based on Arts lvl.Defensive
Adept ArtsSkills are enhanced based on Adept Arts level. Landing combo finishers raises Arts level, and the level resets shortly after a skill is activated.Support
Adrenaline RushGreatly increases Power Raise’s charge speed when charged immediately after a combo finisher.Support

The Captain Weapons

NameLevelHPATKCritStun
Traveller’s Sword65845980%0
Sword of Eosxxx0%0
Ultima Sword655051350%0
Albacore Blade655421090%0
Durandal40334700%0

The Captain Combo & Skill Moves

Attack NameDescription
Combo A > >
Combo B > > >
Combo C > > >
Combo D > > > >
Power Raise [Hold]↑
Launch(Right after jumping)
Air Combo(While airborne) > > >
Aerial Barrage(While airborne)

How to Play with The Captain

This young adventurer is embarking on a journey to reach Estalucia. The Captain proves to be a versatile choice for any situation, mastering a diverse array of skills for offense, defense, healing, and support.

Executing various combos using and , the Captain’s attack can be charged for increased power. Successful combos elevate the Captain’s Adept Arts level, enhancing the potency of skills. As the main protagonist, he wields a range of potent skills complemented by support abilities that benefit the entire party. Ranging from wind-infused ranged attacks to swift sword lunges, the Captain’s balanced strengths and supportive features make him an ideal choice for newcomers learning the game’s mechanics. Gran’s versatility allows players to mold him into an offensive powerhouse, a supportive character, or a resilient tank on the battlefield. Boasting 16 unique skills, players can experiment and adapt Gran to various combat situations, fulfilling roles such as a tank, debuffer, or primary buffer.

For an offensive playstyle, players should focus on reducing Gran’s skill cooldowns and elevating Adept Arts levels. Combining combos and finishers during combat encounters grants access to his potent Decimate skill. Utilizing his chargeable attack after combos enables a flurry attack that maximizes damage output. The reduced charge time post-combo encourages players to seamlessly integrate these attacks, contributing to continuous access to his enhanced skills.

Consider crafting Gran as a tank for absorbing and mitigating incoming damage. Key skills for a tank build include Phalanx for party-wide damage mitigation, Substitute for additional damage cuts, Dispel for stripping enemy buffs, and Miserable Mist for both Attack and Defense Down effects. Alternatively, Gran can assume a supportive role as a healer with skills like Panacea, Clarity, and Revive, providing healing, cleansing, and regenerative effects.

In essence, the Captain’s adaptability allows players to tailor their playstyle and adjust to various combat scenarios and party compositions. New players are encouraged to experiment with different party members to discover the most effective combination and build for their preferences.

Best The Captain Builds

Tank Captain Build

  • Loadout
    • Partenza or Sword of Eos
  • Abilities
    • Rain of Arrows, Miserable Mist, Phalanx, Substitute
  • Inscriptions
    • Health, Stamina, Aegis, Garrison, Improved Guard Regen

Crafted for maximum survivability, this build aims to transform the Captain into an indestructible force while minimizing damage to both them and the team. Make strategic use of Phalanx and Substitute at higher Arts Levels to enhance defensive capabilities. Rain of Arrows and Miserable Mist play key roles in reducing the enemy’s ATK, mitigating damage to the team and the Captain alike.

Debuffer Captain Build

  • Loadout
    • Sword of Eos or Durandal
  • Abilities
    • Rain of Arrows, Armor Break, Miserable Mist, Overdrive Surge
  • Inscriptions
    • Health, Attack, Injury to Insult, Quick Cooldown

This build serves a dual purpose: consistently apply debuffs to the enemy and expedite Stun effects. Rotate debuffs effectively to ensure a constant stream of negative effects on the enemy, building Arts Level to 4 for maximum skill impact. Equipping Durandal and Overdrive Surge enables rapid Stuns, facilitating Linked Attacks for your team and providing a window for significant damage output.

DPS Captain Build

  • Loadout
    • Sword of Eos or Albacore Blade
  • Abilities
    • Armor Break, Rage, Miserable Mist, Decimate
  • Inscriptions
    • Attack, Critical Rate/Combo Booster (if Albacore Blade is used), Critical Damage, Stamina

Focused on elevating overall damage output, this build leverages Sword of Eos or Albacore Blade to enhance Attack or Critical Rate. Emphasizing strong Critical attacks, initiate with Rage, followed by Armor Break, and build Arts Level for a devastating Decimate. Cycle with Miserable Mist once the DEF reduction from Armor Break subsides.

Burst Assassin Captain Build

  • Loadout
    • Ultima Sword
  • Abilities
    • Rage, Armor Break, Miserable Mist, Overdrive Surge
  • Inscriptions
    • Break Assassin, Attack, Critical Damage, Exploiter

Tailored for swift, high-damage bursts during an enemy Break, this build maximizes damage output. Execute Rage, Armor Break, Miserable Mist, and cap it off with Overdrive Surge once the enemy is in Break. Continue attacking, ideally from behind, if the enemy remains in Break after the combo.