GBF Relink: Best IO Builds Guide – Granblue Fantasy

How to play and build Io, one of the best characters in Granblue Fantasy Relink(GBF). Lear their best builds, skills and combos.


Io C Tier character in granblue fantasy relink tier list
Skybound Dreamer

Race: Human
Element: Light
Style: Spellcaster, Healer
Skybound Art: Elemental Gust
Weapon Specialty: Staff

Io, a mage-type character in Granblue Fantasy Relink, becomes an automatic ally early in the game. With her arsenal of magical spells, she not only hinders enemies from a distance but also provides crucial support to the team. Given ample focus, Io can unleash devastating damage on foes. In Granblue Fantasy Relink, Allies or Companions are recruitable characters that join The Captain’s party for both exploration and combat.

These characters are diverse in elements, weapon specializations, combat styles, personalities, and appearances. Players can form a party of four, with the player-controlled character occupying the leftmost slot. However, in the main story, The Captain must be part of the party, allowing players the freedom to choose any character for other instances.

Io Skills

AbilityDescriptionSkill Type
ConcentrationCast a circle granting Stout Heart and boosting Stargaze charge speed. Only Io gains effects.Offense
FireBurn nearby foes, then shoot a fireball inflicting DEF. Gain a Mystic Vortex orb on cast.Offense
FreezeCast a water-element spell inflicting ATK while jumping back. Gain a Mystic Vortex orb on cast.Offense
Gravity WellCast a dark-element spell dealing constant damage. Hold to aim. Gain a Mystic Vortex orb on cast.Offense
LightningCast a circle of lightning inflicting Paralysis. Hold to aim. Gain a Mystic Vortex orb on cast.Offense
Mystic VortexInstantly maxes out Io’s Mystic Vortex orbs.Offense
Healing WindsCast a circle restoring allies’ HP over time. Hold to aim.Defense
EnchantedStargaze is chargable up to 4 times based on Mystic Vortex orbs. Fully charged spell grants an orb.Support

Io Weapons

You can check out the entire weapon list in Granblue Fantasy Relink (GBF) from the all weapons guide on our website.

WeaponLvlHPATKCrit Hit RateStun Power
Little Witch Scepter12390%0
Colossus Cane Omega655421090%0

Io Combo Attack

Combo (hold) > (hold) > (hold)
Stargaze (While airborne) > >
Aerial Barrage(While airborne)

How to Recuit IO

Io is a key playable character introduced right at the beginning of the main campaign in GBF Relink.

  • You’ll find her automatically included in your party members’ list as soon as you kick off your adventure in Chapter 1: The Western Frontier.

How to Play IO

Io, the aspiring elegant mage, brings a versatile set of skills to the battlefield in Granblue Fantasy Relink. Mastering her abilities allows players to harness the full potential of her magical prowess.

Basic Attacks:

  • Io’s combat revolves around two primary skills assigned to and buttons.
  • Executing these correctly initiates a combo, with unleashing chargeable magic balls and delivering an aerial Barrage hitting multiple foes.
  • Successful combos generate Mystic Vortex orbs, crucial for maximizing her attacks.

Elemental Exploitation:

  • As the party’s main spellcaster, Io capitalizes on enemies’ weaknesses through diverse elements.
  • Players can strategically exploit these vulnerabilities for consistently high damage, making her a formidable force in battle.

Strategic Spellcasting:

  • Io’s spells cover wide areas, making her adept at clearing mobs from a safe distance.
  • Buffing herself to hasten cast times and unleashing a combination of Skills and basic attacks ensures efficient damage output.
  • Her Stargaze attack reaches its peak potential with four Mystic Vortex Orbs, dealing maximum damage over a large area.

Special Skills:

  • Io possesses unique skills such as a paralyzing lightning ring and Concentration, granting Stout Heart for increased resilience and faster Stargaze charging.
  • Her fire attack inflicts burns and lowers enemy defenses, showcasing the diversity of her arsenal.

Healing Abilities:

  • Io stands out as a valuable healer within the party.
  • Using , she casts a healing circle around her, replenishing allies’ HP.
  • However, her frailty and limited mobility require careful positioning to optimize her support role. Timing and situational awareness are crucial for effective healing.

Best Io Build

DPS Build

  • Weapon: Gambanteinn or Colossus Cane Omega
  • Skills: Mystic Vortex, Concentration, Fire, Lightning
  • Sigils: Attack Power, Critical Hit Rate, Tyranny, Quick Cooldown

This build maximizes Io’s damage output while sacrificing some of her durability. Begin by using your charged primary attack to stack Mystic Orbs, then unleash both Fire and Lightning to weaken the enemy’s defense and inflict paralysis. This also grants two additional Mystic Orbs. Charge your Stargaze to unleash significant damage. Utilize Mystic Vortex to instantly reach maximum Mystic Orb stacks and Concentration for quicker Stargaze charging. During cooldowns, maintain your stacks while utilizing consumables, dodging, or blocking enemy attacks.

Support Build

  • Weapon: Gambanteinn or Zhezl
  • Skills: Freeze, Fire, Lightning, Healing Winds
  • Sigils: Health, Attack Power, Quick Cooldown, Cascade

This build positions Io as the primary support, providing healing and debuffing enemies. Freeze reduces enemy ATK, Fire decreases DEF, and Lightning can induce paralysis. Io retains her stacking Stargaze mechanic, providing damage potential. Healing Winds quickly rejuvenates party members in critical condition. During cooldowns, focus on survival and use charged primary attacks and Stargaze to expedite cooldowns with the Cascade and Quick Cooldown sigils.

Io Fate Episodes and Rewards

Fate Episodes are a unique feature in the game, providing players with a glimpse into each Ally’s perspective on the unfolding events throughout the story. These fully-voiced diary entries offer an insight into the character’s thoughts and feelings as the narrative unfolds. As players advance through the story, level up their characters, and successfully complete Fate Episodes, more of these insightful episodes become available.

Completion of Fate Episodes not only grants players valuable stat bonuses but also unlocks slots for equipping Sigils, enhancing the overall gaming experience.

Fate EpisodeRequirementsRewards
Prologue: Io’s DecisionNoneHP +10
ATK +3
Episode 1: Favorite TeacherFinish PrologueHP +15
ATK +5
Episode 2: Smile ConjurerFinish Episode 1HP +20
ATK +7
Episode 3Character level 10 or higher
Progress through the main story
Finish Episode 2
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 4Character level 10 or higher
Finish Episode 3
Sigil Slot Unlock (TBA)
Episode 5Character level 20 or higher
Progress through the main story
Finish Episode 4
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 6Character level 30 or higher
Progress through the main story
Finish Episode 5
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 7Character level 40 or higher
Finish Episode 6
Stats Increase (TBA)
Episode 8Character level 50 or higher
Finish Episode 7
Sigil Slot Unlock (TBA)
Episode 9Character level 60 or higher
Finish Episode 8
Stats Increase (TBA)
EpilogueCharacter level 60 or higher
Finish Episode 9
Stats Increase (TBA)

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