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Blue

Lotus

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Red
Leader

Lotus

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Yellow

Lotus

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21 patch/pre-Garnet leap

Main (Competitive)

This composition shows the recommended investment to compete at higher levels. Investment recommendations will not be available to the majority of players. Refer to Main (Budget) for a more accessible setup.
Blue
Leader

Crimson Weave

Leader. Recommended investment: SS3-Rank, Signature Weapon
Crimson Weave may swap placements with Feral Scent in Phantom Pain Cage.

With optimal play, Crimson Weave will use Blue Pings extremely rarely. As such, she should be in the Blue slot of the team in order for optimal QTE usage.
Crimson Weave's Rank passives and Signature Weapon are both very significant increases to her personal damage. SS-Rank serves as a significant improvement to her DPS, while SS3-Rank allows for optimization of her rotation. Weapon Resonances can also serve to greatly improve her overall gameplay and damage output.
Red

Garnet

Starter. Recommended investment: SS-Rank, Signature Weapon
Frequent use of Red and Yellow Pings allow for consistent triggers of Garnet's QTE.
Garnet acts as the starter of this team to set up her Victorious War Flag with SS-Rank and the Amplifier Class passive immediately. Garnet should swap to Crimson Weave as soon as possible. Garnet may also use Blue Pings to close the gap in Phantom Pain Cage.
Garnet's SS-Rank and Signature Weapon are both strong improvements to her damage. SS-Rank allows Garnet to set her Victorious War Flag whenever swapping, allowing for constant application of her Lightning Resistance reduction debuff. If affordable, SSS-Rank is recommended to maximize her Lighting Resistance reduction debuff.
Yellow

Feral Scent

Recommended investment: SS3-Rank, Signature Weapon
Frequent use of Red and Yellow Pings allow for consistent triggers of Feral Scent's QTE. Feral Scent's Signature Weapon is strongly recommended as it brings strong improvements to her on-field and off-field benefits. Signature Weapon generates a 3-Ping on switch-in, allowing consistent effective use on-field. It also improves her innate Lightning Damage buffs and allows use of Weapon Harmonization, which can drastically improve her team support. Feral Scent’s Rank investment should be kept fairly consistent with Crimson Weave’s to see consistent on-field use, regardless of external modifiers. The difference should ideally not exceed one sub-Rank lower than Crimson Weave. SS-Rank provides quality of life changes and significant damage increases, while SS3-Rank may allow for considerable optimization of her rotation.

Main (Budget)

This composition serves as a more budget friendly version of the Main (Competitive) composition, offering guidelines on where to begin further investment. Unless explicitly stated as otherwise, players should invest based on what can be reasonably afforded before using investment recommendations as a guideline. (For example, investing in SS-Rank despite Signature Weapon being recommended, as SS-Rank can be obtained through Phantom Pain Cage.)
Researching No.21: Feral Scent is greatly encouraged. Feral Scent provides significant improvement to the Lightning Team regardless of investment level, drastically outperforming Liv: Lux.
Blue
Leader

Crimson Weave

Leader. Recommended investment: SS-Rank
Crimson Weave may swap placements with Feral Scent in Phantom Pain Cage.

With optimal play, Crimson Weave will use Blue Pings extremely rarely. As such, she should be in the Blue slot of the team in order for optimal QTE usage. Crimson Weave's SS-Rank passive serves as a significant increase to her personal damage output.
Red

Garnet

Starter. Recommended investment: SS-Rank
Frequent use of Red and Yellow Pings allow for consistent triggers of Garnet's QTE.
Garnet acts as the starter of this team to set up her Victorious War Flag with SS-Rank and the Amplifier Class passive immediately. Garnet should swap to Crimson Weave as soon as possible. Garnet may also use Blue Pings to close the gap in Phantom Pain Cage.
Garnet's SS-Rank passive allows her to set Victorious War Flag whenever swapping, setting up her debuffs for Crimson Weave's initial rotation and constant application when utilized in rotations.
Yellow

Feral Scent

Recommended investment: Signature Weapon
Frequent use of Red and Yellow Pings allow for consistent triggers of Feral Scent's QTE. Refer to the notes in Main (Competitive) when attempting to use Feral Scent on-field. Switching to Feral Scent significantly improves the team, however, certain investments may be necessary to obtain first. Feral Scent's Signature Weapon is strongly recommended if affordable for the large overall improvement to the team’s performance. Signature Weapon increases her innate Lightning Damage buffs and allows access to Weapon Harmonization, which can drastically improve her team support. Orb generation on switch-in also greatly improves on-field potential, if ever necessary.

Wata patch/pre-Empy leap

Main (Competitive)

This composition shows the recommended investment to compete at higher levels. Investment recommendations will not be available to the majority of players. Refer to Main (Budget) for a more accessible setup.
Blue

Hyperreal

Recommended investment: SS3-Rank, Signature Weapon
Hyperreal may also occasionally be set as Leader in War Zone.

As his Blue 3-Ping is rarely used and with other slots being better used by other members, Hyperreal should be set on Blue.
Hyperreal's Signature Weapon is highly recommended as it significantly improves his gameplay and potential damage. SS-Rank serves as a very strong overall boost to Hyperreal, while SS3-Rank solves potential Energy issues and indirectly improves damage output by allowing Hyperreal to switch his 2 set Memories, as he no longer requires 2 set Cottie.
Red

Empyrea

Starter. Recommended investment: SS-Rank, Signature Weapon
Empyrea should be set on Red as both Hyperreal and Epitaph use Red 3-Pings very frequently.
Empyrea acts as the starter of this team to set up the Amplifier Class passive and to build up her Prayer gauge on her next switch-in. Empyrea should swap to Epitaph immediately.
SS-Rank should be considered the minimum investment for Empyrea as it significantly improves her gameplay, potential damage, and buffs. Her Signature Weapon greatly improves her gameplay and allows use of Weapon Resonances, which can make a great difference in both her and the team's performance.
Yellow
Leader

Epitaph

Leader. Recommended investment: SS3-Rank, Signature Weapon
Epitaph should be set on Yellow to allow for optimal synergy with his team.
Epitaph's Signature Weapon vastly improves his rotations when used in conjunction with his SS-Rank, allowing for consistent use of multiple Signature Moves per rotation without any significant waste of time. SS3-Rank is recommended for the increase to Epitaph’s Fire Resistance reduction debuff. If affordable, SSS-Rank is strongly recommended for reduction to member swap cooldown, along with strong improvements to damage and functionality.

Main (Budget)

This composition serves as a more budget friendly version of the Main (Competitive) composition, offering guidelines on where to begin further investment. Unless explicitly stated as otherwise, players should invest based on what can be reasonably afforded before using investment recommendations as a guideline. (For example, investing in SS-Rank despite Signature Weapon being recommended, as SS-Rank can be obtained through Phantom Pain Cage.)
Blue

Hyperreal

Recommended investment: Signature Weapon
Hyperreal may also occasionally be set as Leader in War Zone.

As his Blue 3-Ping is rarely used and with other slots being better used by other members, Hyperreal should be set on Blue.
Hyperreal's Signature Weapon greatly improves his gameplay and damage potential, making it a strong recommendation for players who can afford it.
Red

Empyrea

Starter. Recommended investment: SS-Rank
Empyrea should be set on Red as both Hyperreal and Epitaph use Red 3-Pings very frequently.
Empyrea acts as the starter of this team to set up the Amplifier Class passive and to build up her Prayer gauge on her next switch-in if using her Signature Weapon. Empyrea should swap to Epitaph immediately.
Empyrea's SS-Rank is strongly recommended as it significantly improves her gameplay and increases her buffing potential.
Yellow
Leader

Epitaph

Leader. Recommended investment: SS-Rank
Epitaph should be set on Yellow to allow for consistent QTE triggers.
While both SS-Rank and Signature Weapon are significant upgrades to Epitaph's overall performance, SS-Rank should take priority as it provides a stronger overall boost while also being easier to obtain, potentially being free through Phantom Pain Cage.