If your not using your assists, then your doing something wrong! Find some combos then use them, and tell your friend t osuck up cause' its a major part of the game xD!
You can easily make a hybrid build of assist and EX. Not hard, just look for advice and test some things. Try using stuff that boosts assist while only decreasing assist gauge duration (The duration means little if you are actually fighting.)
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Im taking a guess that boosters multiply your % accesory ability's? (Ive havent really figured out what they do yet)
The multiplier that comes from Booster Accessories affects only Basic Accessories (the accessories with the white icon, the first to come in the list before all the Boosters start).
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Isn't Flare Garland's only HP attack that causes wallrush? It seems a bit of a waste, escpecially considering that Cyclone, Blaze and maybe Tsunami are the main one's you'll be using. I would pick Gigant Axe over Earthbreaker myself for that reason. (Always have)
Figured I'd post a little something up which I here am using. It's nothing special, going into chase from chain cast will get you into EX after about 2 chases, growth eggs keep the HP topped up, Zephyr cloak is only for dealing with SF spam and isn't really important.
Okay, the fact you are using Chain Cast is a major no no. Chain Cast is shit (flat out, and this is not an opinion, this is fact); never hits, low damage, slow, laggy, easy to guard, easy to punish... You should be using Twist Drill as it is one of his most useful attacks in midair. Using Tsunami over Earthquake is questionable. Earthquake is much faster, harder to punish, and can wall rush. Tsunami, while great for punishing and going through walls (and that's about it), isn't anything near as safe as Earthquake. Personally, I use both, but Tsunami is a very situational move to be picking it over Earthquake which should be used as a primary Ground HP.
I also wonder a bit why you would run an EX Build (or what it looks to me) without supporting EX Revenge. His EX Mode isn't anything special, and most players tend to just run from you while in EX because of his non-stagger effect and his lack of speed to catch people. Using it to make final blows or to clear the opponents assist gauge is fine however. [opponent] Empty Assist Gauge is very very situational since the meta has grown away from SbS on most builds (and the only characters who should use SbS are ones with HP links). [Self] HP = 100% is also not very effective in PvP. Even with Growth Eggs, Garland isn't likely to be going HP chipping enough to keep his HP that high in real matches. His HP game is only moderate (mostly beaten out by characters with HP links) and he can be assist punished quite easily.
That's all well and good, but I've won plenty of PvP matches with that build, like I said the boosters in no way effect EX building, only the Brave boost on dodge, with in some match-ups is never used, so I've no need to change them for anything else.
Chain cast isn't so terrible as you claim, it has a very short cooldown, can combo from Thundaga at some ranges, the dodge property can eat through most character's slow moves and HPs. Yes, it is incredibly predictable, but you shouldn't be swinging it about like a madman, asking to be punished, Thundaga is there for that.
If it comes down to it, I play a ground game for as long as possible, but with the range nerf on Highbringer, it's very difficult not to be predicted and blocked, I also don't use Tsunami for close range, nine times out of ten I hit with the final strike only, and I intend to hit with the final strike only.
If the only things I get from EX mode is the HP regen then I'm happy with it, it makes me that much harder to beat, and at the end of the day, collecting EX is better for an EX revenge finish than it is for EX revenge combos. Everyone may praise it, but the fact remains that just as much as people are going to run away while you are in EX mode, people are just going to build assist if they know you have an EX revenge build, making all that EX wasted.
Thanks for having some sort of an opinion though, even if you tried to make it cool, next time you should wave your arms in a witchdoctor-y way to intimidate me a bit more.
The problem I have with your build isn't so much that it doesn't work, it is that other builds will work considerably better. You waste 5-6 slots on pointless accessories that could be replaced by ones more beneficial. While I have nothing wrong with White Gem, placing 2 White Drops for +5% each is a waste of space for what you are trying. It is going to make it slightly faster to get into EX, but you could also replace it with something like Muscle Belt and Booster to help with your BRV game (which is where Garland excels the most) or Battle Hammer and Smiting Soul (since you seem to be going for an HP game). Also, for HP regen, the best approach is Succubus Soul. You will get considerably more out of using that then what you have here.
Also, if you ask any real Garland players on the forum, they will all tell you that Chain Cast is shit when compared to Twist Drill (there is nothing about Chain Cast that is better than Twist Drill). Axel would agree for one. I'm honestly trying to help you, not smack you for being an idiot, because I don't believe you are one.
lol @ using Jecht
Kuja is the best assist there is son, especially for garland
Is there any reason why Pearl Necklace isn't being used on any of the EXR builds? I understand that Garland absolutely needs assists to be devastating, but I also equip First to Victory so it doesn't become that much of hinder. I'll just post my build later so you guys can see what I'm doing