The Ultimate Io Guide for Granblue Fantasy: Relink

Abu Taher Tamim
By Abu Taher Tamim
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Are you looking for the best Io guide for Granblue Fantasy: Relink (GBFR)? If yes, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about Io.

Do you want to harness devastating magical power to destroy your enemies from afar? Look no further than Io, Granblue Fantasy: Relink‘s supreme artillery mage. You shouldn’t underestimate her, just because she is a mage. With the right weapons, skills, and sigils you can make her a magical beast.

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I’ll tell you everything you need to know to build her according to your playstyle. You’ll also learn how to execute a spell combo to get the full advantage of her damage potential. Moreover, you can use her as a great support option. So, no matter what you prefer, you’ll find it in this Io guide for Granblue Fantasy: Relink.

Understanding Io

Before I get into the best skills and weapons, you need to meet Io.

Io in Granblue Fantasy Relink
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Meet Io, the elemental mage prodigy of Granblue Fantasy: Relink. With her versatile skillset and adaptable playstyle, Io is the perfect character for both beginners and advanced players alike.

As she’s an artillery-style spellcaster, you need to know how to play her to beat enemies from afar with lighting, fire, ice and more. However, she can use recovery magic to help out her allies when they need healing. Io allows you to adapt to any playstyle that suits you. So, it’s a great pick for anyone who’s new to Granblue Fantasy: Relink.

Build for Io

Mage Build

The Mage build transforms Io into a formidable support caster, with a blend of offense and healing.

Weapons, Skills and Sigils for Io Mage Build
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Best Weapon: Gambanteinn (Ascension Weapon) — Grants enhanced attack power

Core Skills:

  • Lightning: Inflicts paralysis on groups of enemies
  • Freeze: Provides temporary invulnerability and slows enemies
  • Fire: Reduces enemy defenses while generating a Mystic Vortex
  • Healing Winds: Restores allies’ HP over time

Recommended Sigils:

  • Mage’s Aspiration: Shortens Stargaze charge time
  • Low Profile: Reduces enemy aggression
  • Steady Focus: Prevents interruption while casting
  • Improved Healing: Boosts effectiveness of Healing Winds
  • Attack Power: Increases damage output
  • Quick Charge: Speeds up charge attacks
  • Charged Attack: Boosts the power of charged attack
  • Stun Power: Boosts stun power

With strong offensive magic, healing capabilities, and sigils that enhance Io’s strengths, the Mage build enables her to adeptly adapt to any battle situation.

Black Mage Build

The Black Mage build unleashes Io’s full destructive potential, maximizing her damage output.

Weapons, Skills and Sigils for Io Black Mage Build
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Best Weapon: Zhezl (Stunner) — Increases critical hit rate and damage

Core Skills:

  • Gravity Well: Deals high sustained AOE damage
  • Freeze: Provides temporary invulnerability
  • Fire: Reduces enemy defenses
  • Flowery Seven: Io’s strongest AOE damage spell

Recommended Sigils:

  • Mage’s Aspiration: Shortens Stargaze charge time
  • Skilled Assault: Boosts damage to skill
  • Quick Cooldown: Decreases skill cooldown
  • Damage Cap: Increases damage limit
  • Charged Attack: Boosts the power of charged attack
  • Quick Charge: Speeds up charge attacks
  • Steady Focus: Increases focus while casting

With amplified spell damage and critical hit capabilities, the Black Mage build transforms Io into a harbinger of destruction capable of decimating foes.

Overdrive Build

The Overdrive build specializes in demolishing enemies in Overdrive state.

Weapons, Skills and Sigils for Io Overdrive Build
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Best Weapon: Colossus Cane Omega (Stinger) — Boosts Overdrive damage

Core Skills:

  • Gravity Well: Sustained AOE damage
  • Freeze: Temporary invulnerability
  • Fire: Reduces enemy defenses
  • Flowery Seven: High AOE damage spell

Recommended Sigils:

  • Mage’s Aspiration: Faster Stargaze charging
  • Skilled Assault: Boosts damage to skill
  • Overdrive Assassin: Additional Overdrive damage
  • Damage Cap: Increases damage limit
  • Quick Charge: Faster charging attacks
  • Steady Focus: Uninterrupted casting

With amplified damage against Overdriven foes, this build allows Io to relentlessly overwhelm enemies in their most vulnerable state.

Weak Point Build

The Weak Point build maximizes Io’s precision by targeting enemy weak spots.

Weapons, Skills and Sigils for Io Weak Point Build
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Best Weapon: Tupsimati (Executioner) — Improves weak point damage

Core Skills:

  • Freeze: Crowd control and repositioning
  • Concentration: Faster charging and immunity to interruption
  • Fire: Reduces enemy defenses
  • Mystic Vortex: Instantly maxes Io’s Mystic Vortex stacks

Recommended Sigils:

  • Mage’s Aspiration: Shortens Stargaze charge time
  • Mage’s Savvy: Improves damage on weak points
  • Exploiter: Additional weak point damage
  • Charged Attack: Boosts the power of charged attack
  • Quick Charge: Faster charging attacks
  • Break Assassin: Bonus damage against broken foes
  • Steady Focus: Less interrupted casting

With enhanced weak point damage, the Weak Point build allows Io to strategically debilitate enemies by surgically targeting vulnerabilities.

Crit Build

The Crit build focuses on maximizing Io’s critical hit damage.

Weapons, Skills and Sigils for Io Crit Build
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Best Weapon: Colossus Cane Omega (Stinger) — Improves critical hit rate/damage

Core Skills:

  • Freeze: Crowd control and repositioning
  • Flowery Seven: High AOE damage spell
  • Fire: Reduces enemy defenses
  • Mystic Vortex: Instantly maxes Io’s Mystic Vortex stacks

Recommended Sigils:

  • Mage’s Aspiration: Faster Stargaze charging
  • Critical Damage: Increases critical hit damage
  • Lucky Charge: Improves critical hit rate on charge attacks
  • Quick Charge: Faster charging attacks
  • Critical Hit Rate: Boosts critical hit rate
  • Steady Focus: Uninterrupted casting

With boosted crit rate and damage, the Crit build allows Io to reliably deal devastating critical strikes, making her a force to be reckoned with.

Stun Build

The Stun build focuses on crowd control through paralysis and stuns.

Weapons, Skills and Sigils for Io Stun Build
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Best Weapon: Zhezl (Stunner) — Improves stun power

Core Skills:

  • Freeze: Temporary invulnerability
  • Flowery Seven: High AOE damage
  • Fire: Reduces enemy defenses
  • Lightning: Paralyzes groups of enemies

Recommended Sigils:

  • Mage’s Aspiration: Faster Stargaze charging
  • Stun Power: Increases stun strength
  • Skilled Assault: Boosts damage to skill
  • Quick Charge: Faster charging attacks
  • Quick Cooldown: Decreases cooldown for skill
  • Steady Focus: Increases focus while casting

With increased stun capabilities, this build allows Io to relentlessly lock down enemies, paving the way for allies to secure victory.

Team Synergy

Io excels with allies that offer crowd control and offensive buffs, such as:

  • Pair with Catalina or Zeta to immobilize enemies for powerful Stargazes.
  • Zeta’s Signal Drive synergizes nicely by further boosting Io’s damage potential.
  • Healers provide sustainability to offset Io’s low defense.

That’s everything I know about Io. With this knowledge, you can unlock Io’s true potential. Master her skills, build according to your playstyle, and unleash perfectly timed combos to obliterate your foes.

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Abu Taher Tamim is a Staff Writer at GameRiv. He started playing video games when one of his uncles brought him a PS1, after it was launched. Since that day until now, he still play video games. As he loves video games so much, he became a gaming content writer.