Available after completing the No Strings Attached quest, these wandering performers entertain crowds and confound their enemies with a customizable puppet known as an "automaton." This puppet uses different frames, manuevers and attachments to do a variety of different tasks. Puppetmasters (PUP) can also fall back on hand-to-hand fighting skills that utilize the flexible movements of their art.
Each time you level up Puppetmaster, ensure you Deactivate and Activate your Automaton so its new level stats will take effect.
You may have up to three (3) elemental maneuvers active at the same time.
Each maneuver lasts 1 minute.
You must have an Animator, Turbo Animator, or Animator +1 equipped to use maneuvers.
If you toss your starting Animator, Iruki-Waraki will sell you a new one for 10,000 gil.
Be careful using elemental maneuvers, or you may Overload your Automaton.
You must have Automaton Attachments equipped for your Automaton to receive the effects of the attachments when using elemental maneuvers corresponding to the elements of the attachments. However, you still receive slight temporary stat increases for a particular stat of the elemental maneuver if no corresponding attachment is equipped.
Automatons with the Soulsoother Head have the ability to cast spells on all members of the Puppetmaster's party.
Puppetmaster: Upgrading Your Automaton
Automaton Magic Skill
Automaton Weapon Skills
Harlequin Head / Harlequin Frame
Sharpshot Head / Sharpshot Frame
Stormwaker Head / Soulsoother Head / Spiritreaver Head / Stormwaker Frame