Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds Destroyer Build (Equipment, Familiars & Skills)

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Destroyers are best built as either pure tank characters equipped with HP and DEF-boosting spells or as DPS/tank hybrids with both offense and defense-oriented skills.

Their main role is soaking up as much damage as they can — all while dealing additional damage to bosses or enemy players in PVP.

In this guide, I’m going to show you my recommended Equipment, Familiar, and Spell Builds for Destroyers.

Character Info Page (Destroyer) / Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Character Info Page (Destroyer)

All Rare 4★ Equipment pieces are viable for Destroyers if you can Awaken them enough.

Most of them give way better stats and Extra Awakening Effects than normal 4★ Equipment. This makes them a better choice overall, especially for heavy spenders.

Equipment Summon (Guaranteed Summons) / Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Equipment Summon (Guaranteed Summons)

For F2P players and light spenders, however, it might be prudent to invest in normal 4★ Equipment instead.

A Destroyer’s bread and butter is their toughness and substantial AOE DPS output. Here’s a list of all the equipment that’ll help them improve in their role:

Equipment Type Best General Build Best Mob/AFK Farming Build
Weapon Divine Hammer, Champion’s Hammer, Guardian’s Hammer Divine Hammer, Champion’s Hammer, Guardian’s Hammer
Helmet Saintly Circlet Saintly Circlet
Chest Armor Raider Armor Palladium Armor
Gloves Berserker Gloves Zest Gloves
Boots Expert Boots Bounty Boots
Accessories Natrum Earrings, Volcanord Ring, Proto Mark 13 Necklace, Invincible Beast, Demon’s Cube, Abyss Crystal Natrum Earrings, Volcanord Ring, Proto Mark 13 Necklace, Invincible Beast, Demon’s Cube, Abyss Crystal
Equip Familiars Page / Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Equip Familiars Page

Just like how it is for Equipment, all Rare 4★ Familiars are also viable for Destroyers.

This is because each Rare 4★ Familiar has all sorts of active and passive skills that are very useful not only for Destroyers — but for all other classes as well.

Firelynx (Rare 4★ Familiar) / Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Firelynx (Rare 4★ Familiar)

Considering how hard it is to get Rare 4★ Familiars, however, the safer alternative is to simply invest in normal 4★ Familiars.

As a general guideline for Destroyers, partnering up with Defense-type Familiars is recommended for added DEF and overall survivability.

Here are some of the best 4★ Familiars you should consider investing in and take into battle as a Destroyer:

Familiar Element
Sore Boar Fire
Ebon Taurex Darkness
Byrde Light

You may also consider picking Attacker-type or even Support-type Familiars instead depending on the situation, but generally, Defense-type Familiars pair really well with Destroyers.

Special Active Skill Page / Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Special Active Skill Page

For Special Active Skills, picking up close-range AOE Attack-type Skills with Crowd Control effects and buff skills that boost survivability is highly advisable for Destroyers.

Here are my most recommended Special Active Skills for Destroyers:

Special Active Skill Element Skill Type
Frozen Storm Water Damage & Crowd Control (Close-range AOE)
Battle Cry Fire Buff & Crowd Control (AOE)
Grasping Thorn Earth Damage & Crowd Control (Close-range AOE)
Ignore Pain Earth Buff (Single-target)
Starfall Darkness Damage & Crowd Control (AOE)
Static Field Light Damage & Crowd Control (AOE)

Choosing Special Passive Skills for Destroyers is very straightforward.

All you need to do is get the passives that boost your survivability one way or the other, as it’ll allow you to tank more hits during battle.

Special Passive Skill Page / Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Special Passive Skill Page

If you’re a Destroyer, your main priority should be raising your Health or DEF by any means necessary.

Here are some of the most useful passive skills that you should be prioritizing if you want to be a brilliant tank:

  • HP Aura
  • HP Boost
  • Strong Will
  • Quick Overcome
  • Parry
  • Defense Boost
  • Fiery Brand
  • Re-Potion

By combining any three of the passive skills listed above, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a fantastic Destroyer.

Just remember to dodge telegraphed attacks and take the aggro from enemies whenever you can. This’ll make any party want you on their team.

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