Formations offer a variety of different bonuses and influence skill ranges in battle. You can increase the number of formations available to you by increasing the Player Growth Attribute Tactician .
The following table has several examples of starting formations and how the range of skills can affect creatures within them. For a more thorough explanation of skill ranges, go here.
During battle your creature's position in a formation affects their defensive and offensive abilities.
During battle the opposing creature's formation is mirrored, so do not worry about the effects changing during PVP.
Creatures receive a 5% bonus to both VIT and RES if they are next to an ally that is alive within their formation. Creatures away from each other receive a 5% bonus to SPD regardless of the state of their allies.
|Bull||Increases Party STR by 2%.||Party Members 1 and 3 can be targeted by ranged skills.|
|Cheetah||Increases Party SPD by 2%.||All 3 party members can be targeted by , , or ranged skills.|
|Clam||Increases Party VIT by 2%.||Party members 1 and 3 can be targeted by ranged skills.|
|Fox||Increases Party MGC by 2%.||All 3 party members can be targeted by ranged skills.|
|Eagle||Increases Party DEX by 2%.||All 3 party members can be targeted by ranged skills.|
You can view a complete list of party formations here.