Lightning Returns Guide: Schemata Build For Bhunivelze

Having trouble finding the gear to beat Bhunivelze? Here I cover the recommended Schemata build for the fight, and how to get each item.

If you haven't seen my Bhunivelze guide for Lightning Returns, I gave a very specific recommended build for the fight. In this guide, I'll cover how to obtain those items. For the purposes of this guide, I'll be splitting the table from the other guide up into three sections. These three sections are listed by their Garb.

Splendid Admiral Garb Set:

This is your primary tank set with the Guard ability being the key focus. If you see a need to go defensive, switch to this Schemata to absorb the damage with Guard.

Item/SkillBuildQuest/Drop/TreasureHow To Obtain
Garb Splendid Admiral Purchased for 5,000 Gil Obtained in Yusnaan on Day 8 at either Outfitter's Marionette or Hero's Song Outfitters.
Weapon Demon Claw Purchased for 88,000 Gil Obtained on Day 10 from Dead Dunes Ruffian Forge.
Shield Ultima Shield Optional trial reward. Obtained as an additional reward for completing all four linear trials in God's Sanctum on The Final Day.
Head Slik Scarf or Falcon Charm Silk Scarf (Treasure Sphere) Falcon Charm (Drop) Silk Scarf is found in a treasure sphere in The Dead Dunes, within the Grave of the Colossi area. Falcon Charm is a drop from Aeronite.
Arm Dawn Guantlets Treasure Sphere Obtained in The Wildlands, in Poltae.
Triangle/Y Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, or Aerora All are Drops Fira drops from Zaltys, Ectopudding, Ectopudding Last One, and Neela. Blizzara drops from Miniflan, Miniflan Last One, Wendigo, Chocobo Eater. Thundara drops from Hanuman. Aerora drops from Guant, Dryad, Dryad Last One, and Zomok.
Square/X Guard Standard to the Splendid Admiral Garb Locked Splendid Admiral Garb ability
Circle/B Beat Down Drop Dropped by Desdemona
X/A Deprotect Drop Drops from Goblot, Desert Sahagin, Triffid, Triffid Last One, and Fanatic.

Dragoon Garb Set:

This is more of a Utility/Stagger build. Utilizing the Demon Claw allows you to stagger faster with the +18% Stagger Power effect. Use this build to quickly stagger the enemy.

Item/SkillBuildQuest/Drop/TreasureHow To Obtain
Garb Dragoon Quest Reward Complete the Death Game side quest.
Weapon Demon Claw Purchased for 88,000 Gil Obtained on Day 10 from Dead Dunes Ruffian Forge.
Shield Noblesse Veronique Purchased for 180,000 Gil. Obtained on Day 10 from The Wildlands Research Camp Forge.
Head Locket Pendant Treasure Sphere Obtained in Yusnaan in the Glutten's Quarter.
Arm Enlister's Gloves Drop Dropped from the Skata'ne Last One enemy.
Triangle/Y Lancet Standard to the Dragoon Garb Locked Dragoon Garb ability
Square/X Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, or Aerora (not the one you used in the Splendid Admiral build.) All are Drops Fira drops from Zaltys, Ectopudding, Ectopudding Last One, and Neela. Blizzara drops from Miniflan, Miniflan Last One, Wendigo, Chocobo Eater. Thundara drops from Hanuman. Aerora drops from Guant, Dryad, Dryad Last One, and Zomok.
Circle/B Beat Down Drop Dropped by Desdemona
X/A Imperil Drop Drops from Desert Sahagin and Desert Sahagin Last One.

 Equilibrium+ Garb Set:

This set focuses on the pure destructive force side. Use this set to burst down staggered enemies. Switch to this when you want to make every hit count.

Item/SkillBuildQuest/Drop/TreasureHow To Obtain
Garb Equilibrium+ Gift from Hope In a Treasure Cube on the Ark.
Weapon Ultima Weapon Optional trial reward. Obtained as an additional reward for completing all four linear trials in God's Sanctum on The Final Day.
Shield Noblesse Veronique Purchased for 180,000 Gil. Obtained on Day 10 from The Wildlands Research Camp Forge.
Head Fighter's Emblem, Wolf's Emblem, or Warrior Hunter's Mask Fighter's Emblem (Treasure Sphere) Wolf's Emblem (Treasure Sphere) Warrior Hunter's Mask (Drop) Fighter's Emblem is obtained in Luxerion, in the North Station Plaza. Wolf's Emblem is obtained in Yusnaan, in the Glutten's Quarter. Warrior Hunter's Mask is a drop from the Triffid Last One enemy.
Arm Firewyrm, Watergod, Thunderbird or Windwalker Bracelet All are Treasure Sphere items. All of these items are obtained from treasure spheres in The Wildlands.
Triangle/Y Light Slash Drop Dropped by Niblet, Niblet Last One, and Goblin.
Square/X Fire, Blizzard, Lightning, or Aero (match your Arm slot) All are Drops Fire drops from Gremlin and Ectopudding. Blizzard drops from Gremlin and Miniflan. Thunder drops from Gremlin and Vali. Aero drops from Gremlin and Dryad.
Circle/B Attack Standard in the Equilibrium+ Garb Locked Equilibrium+ Garb ability.
X/A Heavy Slash Drop Dropped by Anubys, Set, Gorgonopsid, and Gorgonopsid Last One.

 This wraps up my Bhunivelze Schemata build guide. For more guides check out my Lightning Returns directory.

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Published Feb. 24th 2014
  • Ivan_9739
    okay pal, this is exactly the same strategy that you can read on the official guide. So please stop refering to it as your idea.
  • GabrielKross
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    I researched working builds and strategies, this is the one that popped up the most so I shared it in an easy to understand way.

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