So, we’re about to get our next round of rank up quests, and since they’ll be 1/2 AP the only reason not to do them right away is if you’re still farming KnK, but let’s be honest the missions shouldn’t take too long and the store is fairly cheap, so let’s hope you’re done with that in time.
Upgrades we’re getting:
Day 1: Kiara:
Her 1st skill will now include a 20-30% arts resistance debuff to 1 enemy for 1 turn. As she’s AoE, that’s not quite as good as an AoE Arts resist down, or just a general Arts up for herself, but it’s something. My guess is the real draw here is the skill goes from a 7T to a 6T CD at lvl 10.
Day 2: Marie:
I’d much rather get her 2nd strengthening, which improves her charm and gives the team a pretty nice Charisma for 3T, but instead we get her NP to go from “wet noodle” to “still slightly wet noodle”. The increase for the team heal is nice as you’re doubling the amount, and more crit strength is never a bad thing. But Marie isn’t that great at producing stars for the team and as a Rider she’ll suck a lot of them up, so it’s nice but doesn’t seem amazing to me.
Day 3: Scheherazade
I’m sure a lot of you loyalists have been waiting for this one - it’s fairly standard fare at first with the normal upgrade in damage, and now has a good chance to reduce their debuff resist by 50% for one time. Each of her skills has a debuff (does NP drain count as a debuff or something else?) - NP drain, a charm, and then an attack down, so this makes a lot of sense for her.
Day 4: Liz (Lancer):
I’m not a fan of this one - the normal increased damage seems like it’d probably be the only improvement here for most people most of the time, as Liz seems meant to clear a wave when farming and then provide some support for the DPS on W3 through her 1st and 2nd skills; having a buff success down on her NP doesn’t make sense if you clear the entire wave at a time. I feel DW could have done more with this one tbh. Rank E+ indeed.
Day 5: Carmilla:
As the proud owner of a NP5 Carmilla, this one will be nice. Increased base damage + the OC effect at 100% is pretty much the same as what used to be at 400%, making those females even more likely to suffer the Phantom Maiden. This might be my own personal choice for most looked forward too.
Day 6: Martha:
This is her 3rd strengthening, the poor soul. Ruler Martha I think was head and shoulders better than her OG at release, and they even find a way to buff her in the future (I’m looking forward to that). She now gets a 1T 20% Buster buff, activating before her NP…but she still can’t NPBBE, so it’s a bit wasted. If it was like her Ruler version where the OC Defense - activated 1st as well it might fix more of her damage problems, instead of making her just slightly less bad a choice for those that don’t have anyone better.
Day 7: Melt
She’ll get a bit easier to use - the demerit for allied NPs is still there unfortunately, but instead of a delayed 20% NP+ after one turn it’s now 20-30% for 2 turns. This is better, yeah - with even the smallest investment it’s a larger buff, for one of the harder to find buffs (NP damage) and it’s just easier to use - if you’re anything like me there have probably been plenty of times you’ve forgot to use her buff the turn before (I don’t have Melt but Ishtar I’ve forgotten her 3rd skill often). Being able to use it immediately should fix that, yeah.
Vote on the poll below which you’re most looking forward to from this round of upgrades; tell us if you’ve finally max ascended some of the older ones and you’re looking forward to those; or if you don’t overly care about these and are focused on the future.