Cipher: Aldo

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Cipher- Aldo icon.png Cipher of Aldo's alter ego
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Description: A scroll inscribed with strange symbols that seal away the puissance of a Hume named Aldo. Chanting the enigmatic script summons his alter ego to the bearer's side.
Image: Cipher- Aldo description.png
Type: Item
Flags: Not vendorable, Not sendable, Exclusive, Rare
Stack size: 1
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Aldo trust.jpg

Thief / Ninja


Bully, Sneak Attack, Assassin's Charge

Weapon Skills

Lock and Load Fusion SC Icon.png/Reverberation SC Icon.png, Shockstorm Edge (AoE) Impaction SC Icon.png/Detonation SC Icon.png, Iniquitous Stab Gravitation SC Icon.png/Transfixion SC Icon.png, Choreographed Carnage Dark SC Icon.png/Distortion SC Icon.png

Special Features
  • Possesses THF/NIN traits, limited to Treasure Hunter I.
  • Holds up to 2000 TP in order to close skillchains. If he's not able to close a skillchain, will use Assassin's Charge in combination with the WS.
  • Can be made to spam Shockstorm Edge (to close) by opening with a Weapon Skill that leaves no alternative (like Cyclone)
  • Lock and Load is a marksmanship weapon skill, which Aldo seems to have a lower proficiency in since this weapon skill misses more often than others.
  • Uses Sneak Attack regardless of positioning and does not try to combine it with weapon skills.
    • Will use Bully before Sneak Attack (to remove the directional requirement on Sneak Attack), so try readying a skillchain when you see Aldo use Bully.
    • Sneak Attack does not work on ranged or magic weapon skills.
  • Gains TP quickly with Dual Wield and Triple Attack trait: 50 TP/hit x2.
Trust Synergy
  • Aldo/Lion/Zeid: When two or three of them are in a party together, they gain a power boost from each of the others in the party. [Official synergy hint]
    • Aldo gains an “enhances Dual Wield effect” bonus (Requires level 20 or greater). Adds a chance for extra attacks instead of reducing delay: his TP gain is still multiples of 50. (similar to Hattori Garb Set) [Reference:Patch Notes]
    • Lion gains an attack speed increase ~6%/~12%.
    • Zeid gains an attack bonus ~10%/~20%.