The Ultimate Sonia Guide in Octopath Traveler CotC

The Ultimate Sonia Guide in Octopath Traveler CotC
Last updated:
January 26, 2024

With the 1.5 anniversary, we are getting two new units: Sonia & Bargello, alongside pets and Divine Beasts.

Sonia emerges as another top-tier dagger unit, especially known for her shield-shaving capabilities.

This guide will go deep into her strengths, skills, and optimal team compositions.

Let's dive in!

A Comprehensive Guide to Sonia: Should You Pull for Her?

Sonia Character Description Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent

Basic Information

  • Roles: Attacker (Tier 2), Support (Tier 1)
  • Job/Class: Thief
  • Weakness: Dagger, Wind
  • Rarity: 5 stars
  • Influence: Wealth
  • How to Obtain: Limited (Memory Travelers Banner)
  • Story: Memoirs

Sonia's Strengths

Sonia Ultimate Funerary Flurry Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent

Double Cast Passive: Upon moving to the front row, she gains a double cast ability, dramatically increasing her shield-shaving capacity. It can be used faster than Therion's Divine Feat passive.

SP Recovery Passive: Sonia's ability to recover SP for the front row upon switching to the back row complements Bargello's high SP consumption.

Shield Shaving: Sonia excels in reducing shields, even on non-weak points, making her an invaluable team member. For example, Storm Spike is a 4-hit dagger/wind skill that can shave 8 shields in a turn if combined with her double cast passive. Another great move is Blustering Break, which allows her to reduce up to 6 shields to all enemies regardless of their weaknesses.

Powerful Nuke: Sonia's Self-Deception skill can reach a total potency of 800 when double-casted, while also lowering dagger resistance by 10%.

Versatile Ultimate: Her ultimate is a 5-hit single target dagger attack (exploits Wind weakness) that also applies a dagger resistance debuff, increasing the team's damage potential.

Sonia's Weaknesses

Sonia Skill Self-Deception Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent

Dependency on Switching: Sonia's peak performance is tied to shifting between front and back row, and her abilities are less effective otherwise.

Challenges with Sustained Damage: Due to her reliance on switching, Sonia struggles to consistently produce high damage across multiple turns. She'll need to be paired with another DPS to deal as much damage as possible on break turns.

Characters Who Shine Alongside Sonia

Sonia is an universal shield shaver with her AOE 6-hit skill that can fit into many team compositions.

Some units that benefit from her skillset are Dagger/Wind DPS characters like Therion, A2, EX Sofia, and Bargello, who complement Sonia's strengths.

Best Equipment for Sonia

Sonia is a decent dagger DPS and an amazing support unit.

If you want her as a dagger DPS, you should focus on a PAtk Fortune Weapon for Orsterra content.

For Hell content, you should focus on a dagger that maximizes damage against hellfiends. If you're aiming for this, Abyssal weapon series are the best for her.

Awakening Stone Priority

Sonia A4 Accessory White Grape Perfume Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent

Sonia is completely viable at A0 U9, so there's no need to go all in for her.

Her A4 accessory, White Grape Perfume, provides a low chance to lower Dagger resistance by 10%. It also boosts Speed by 50 and SP by 40. While good, it's not a game changer.

Her ultimate is probably best upgrade for her. It's a great shield shaver and also debuffs dagger resistance up to 10%, making it a great supporting ultimate for dagger/wind focused teams.

For the most efficient upgrade strategy, you should prioritize: U10 → A1 → A4

Should you Pull for Sonia?

Sonia Step Up Banner Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent

Sonia is definitely a valuable addition to most team compositions thanks to her shield-shaving capabilities.

I wouldn't recommend pulling for her if she wasn't sharing pity with Bargello, but if you can get one copy of her it will be a nice-to-have addition to your roster.

Rating: 9.7/10