Kyle Build & Guide The First Descendant

Kyle is a durable character who excels in the tank role in The First Descendant, using his Magnetic abilities to create shields and knock back enemies. While his damage output is modest, Kyle’s primary focus isn’t high DPS. He is the strongest tank character in the game and is highly sought after in group play for his utility and protection.


Kyle TFD

Feature Details
Role Tank
Primary Skills Repulsion Dash, Magnetic Bulwark, Magnetism Spurt, Superconductivity Thrusters
Passive Skill Experienced Technician
Specialization Magnetic Force for shielding and damage
Unlock Methods Can be purchased or crafted
Primary Strengths High Survivability, Great Ultimate
Primary Weaknesses Weak Damage, Melee Focus

Kyle Skills

Repulsion Dash

Repulsion Dash.

  • Description: Charges forward to inflict damage and Knockback on the colliding enemy. Recovers Magnetic Force proportional to Max Energy Shield upon dealing damage to an enemy. When the skill ends, grants self DEF+ for a certain period of time.
  • Cooldown: 12 seconds
  • Damage: Skill Power x 360.2%
  • DEF Increase Amount: 150% for 5 seconds
  • How to Use: Use Repulsion Dash as a gap closer and knockback, recovering Magnetic Force based on Max Shield. Aim carefully for both offensive and defensive maneuvers.
Magnetic Bulwark

Magnetic Bulwark.

  • Description: Creates a Barrier in front that blocks enemy projectiles. When the Barrier is hit, it recovers Magnetic Force proportional to the enemy’s DMG Received.
  • Cooldown: 2 seconds
  • Barrier HP: 50% of Kyle’s Max Shield
  • Barrier Duration: 8 seconds
  • How to Use: Use Magnetic Bulwark to absorb damage and recover Magnetic Force. Position the Barrier strategically in choke points or in front of charging enemies.
Magnetism Spurt

Magnetism Spurt.

  • Description: Magnetic Force is consumed first before Energy Shield or HP when hit by an enemy. When Magnetic Force is completely depleted, deals damage to enemies within range.
  • Cooldown: 15 seconds
  • Damage: Skill Power x 660.6% plus consumed Magnetic Force x 286.1%
  • How to Use: Use Magnetism Spurt to absorb damage and deal AOE damage upon depletion. This skill is essential for Kyle’s damage loop.
Superconductivity Thrusters

Superconductivity Thrusters.

  • Description: Allows Kyle to fly. On collision with an enemy, damage is inflicted. When the skill ends, Magnetic Force is completely consumed, and the damage increases proportionally based on Magnetic Force stats.
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds
  • Damage: Skill Power x 10,436.7% plus additional Skill Power x 4,719.8%
  • How to Use: Use Superconductivity Thrusters as an ultimate skill to deal massive damage. Ideal for boss fights or large groups of enemies.
Experienced Technician (Passive)

Experienced Technician (Passive).

  • Description: Increases max Magnetic Force proportional to Max Energy Shield. When Kyle’s Energy Shield is depleted, gains Magnetic Care, recovering Energy Shield and Magnetic Force at fixed intervals.
  • How to Use: This passive rewards a max shield build, providing shield and force recovery when shields are depleted. Essential for Kyle’s survivability and damage output.

How to Unlock Kyle in The First Descendant

To unlock Kyle in The First Descendant, you should speak with the Magister Anais in the Albion Mountains to conduct research with collected materials. Below are the required research/crafting materials for Kyle:


1. Kyle Enhanced Cells

  • Carbon Crystal x554
  • Hellion x303
  • Inorganic Biogel x53
  • Kyle Enhanced Cell Blueprint
  • 200,000 Gold

2. Kyle Stabilizer

  • Metal Accelerant x519
  • Monomolecular Extractor x499
  • Deformed Biometal x69
  • Kyle Stabilizer Blueprint x1
  • 200,000 Gold

3. Kyle Spiral Catalyst

  • Ceramic Composite x408
  • Reverse Charging Coil x455
  • Compound Carbon Activator x29
  • Kyle Spiral Catalyst Blueprint x1

To craft Kyle, speak to Anais in the Albion Mountains area to access the Research Institute.

How to Play Kyle in The First Descendant

Kyle’s gameplay revolves around his Magnetic Force, a unique resource that enhances his survivability and damage.

  • Generating Magnetic Force: Use Repulsion Dash and Magnetic Bulwark to generate Magnetic Force. Absorb damage to build up this resource.
  • Area Damage and Single-Target Damage: Charge in with Repulsion Dash, then use Magnetism Spurt to detonate Magnetic Force for AOE damage. This is Kyle’s primary damage loop.
  • Movement and Speed: Kyle is slower compared to other characters but can use Superconductivity Thrusters for mobility. This ability allows Kyle to fly, ideal for repositioning or escaping.
  • Bosses and Ultimates: Focus on creating barriers and protecting teammates. Use Superconductivity Thrusters to deal massive damage during boss fights.
  • Defenses and Survival Tips: Use Magnetic Bulwark to block damage and recover Magnetic Force. Repulsion Dash can act as a knockback or gap closer. Utilize Experienced Technician passive for shield recovery when depleted.

Best Modules for Kyle in The First Descendant

Equip the following modules to optimize Kyle’s performance:

  • Self-Directed Eruption: Changes Magnetism Spurt to pull in enemies, allowing you to hit more enemies for AOE damage.
  • Increased Shield: Significantly increases Max Shield, essential for Magnetic Force generation.
  • Skill Simplification: Boosts Skill Power at the cost of some Max MP, which Kyle doesn’t use, making it a free boost.
Best Reactor Stats for Kyle in The First Descendant

Best Reactor Stats for Kyle in The First Descendant

The best reactors for Kyle boost Dimension and Tech, enhancing his overall skill power and efficiency.

Best Weapons for Kyle in The First Descendant

The ideal weapons for Kyle include:

  • Thunder Cage (Submachine Gun): Emits an electric shockwave and grants a bonus to damage after a kill, perfect for a front-line tank.
  • Secret Garden (Tactical Rifle): Triggers Pest Control debuff when using a tech skill, boosting weapon ATK when using Repulsion Dash.
  • Afterglow Sword (Sniper Rifle): Increases firearm critical hit rate and damage on weak points, ideal for ranged precision damage.

Best External Components for Kyle in The First Descendant


For external components, prioritize the following stats to enhance Kyle’s survivability and effectiveness:

  • Max Shields
  • Max HP
  • HP Recovery
  • DEF

Kyle Story in The First Descendant

If one were to select the most representative pieces of work installed by the Construction Corps, they would be: The outposts installed throughout Ingris, and the Spectral Digger in Agna Desert. What the two have in common is that they both contributed greatly to Albion’s power. And it was Kyle, the Construction Corps Captain, who headed both operations.

As the use of Kuiper became more sophisticated, Albion was able to rapidly strengthen its power, leading to a greater demand for Kuiper. Exploration of these parts by the Magisters and the Excavation Team discovered that a large amount of Kuiper was buried in the Agna Desert, and HQ planned to install a Spectral Digger in the Agna Desert. Veteran workers, including Kyle, were selected as installation personnel. Having worked together for over a decade, Kyle’s teammates were all close, like family.

Despite the tight bonds within the team, tragedy struck when they encountered an unforeseen Vulgus ambush during the installation. Kyle’s team suffered severe casualties, and Kyle himself was gravely injured. His magnetic abilities awakened during this critical moment, allowing him to shield his remaining teammates and repel the Vulgus attack. This event marked the beginning of Kyle’s journey as a Descendant, dedicating himself to protecting Albion and ensuring the safety of his comrades.

Kyle is a highly resilient character in The First Descendant, offering unmatched survivability and utility. By mastering his Magnetic Force and effectively managing shields, players can maximize Kyle’s potential and become a cornerstone of their team’s defense. Whether you choose him for his tanking abilities or unlock him later, Kyle is a formidable asset to any group.