Who should I personally E2 first (not rarity focused)(Wow....ANOTHER who to E2 thread😑)

Hehe. I hope Q and A is the right thing to say…this is my first topic on the Arknights side of things and I only have been playing for a month . I want to know who I should personally E2 first on my roster. I want to know like. Should I go straight for the 6 stars or maybe go for some 4 or 5s because it would cost less. I don’t think I would be ready to go crazy on CC because of how hyped up it is so that isn’t the focus but keeping that in mind would also be helpful! Just let me me know what you think because playing this game without being out to refresh sanity sucks :sweat_smile:

Honestly, Silverash or Eyja would probably be the best options to E2 first as they are 2 of the best ops in game. So I’d start there.

Lappland and Blue Poison are good options for dps afterward. Hoshi and Nearl or Cuora would be good choices as well for their defence. I have an E2 Specter and she does great work for me.

Those are my suggestions for gameplay, but if you love an op then go ahead and E2 them first. My first was Siege and I’ve never regretted it for a second lol

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Might Have to sacrifice for Seiba Siege too. Thanks for the Help. I know SA and Eyja are really strong but I know what is the strongest isn’t always the smartest move to pour resources in

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Imo, if you want to have an E2 for the sake of having one then any 6* OP is your best bet due to them getting more mileage out of it. But if you want to have an E2 to have less restricted access to your support list then a 4* is pretty much the best start for they usually don’t take much to farm for (over a week at most).

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I didn’t think about that. Well which four star then. I know the whole. E2 who you want but im trying do this strategically. So I the choice four stars would be cuora, Courier, Vigna, Myrtle, Gitano, Shira, Sussurro, Perfumer, Gummi or Gravel. I think myrtle for the DP generating but I can never use her properly😅.

You just drop her on a spot and activate the skill as soon as you can lol if not Myrtle then either Cuora or or one of the aoe ranged ops. I think they would benefit you the most. Imo E2 healers aren’t really necessary yet so I’d stay away from that

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I put her down activate skill. 3 enemies past by game over. That usually what happens. I guess im not big brain enough…Thank you very much! CQ if ya got some friend space I would appreciate the assistance. No pressure!

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My biases say E2 Gavial but I agree with @CQ1 that an E2 healer isn’t necessary yet so both her, Suss, and Perfumer are out of the picture for now. Myrtle and Cuora are pretty much the best 4* to E2 given how even later in the game they still see wide use. With that said though here are some notable ones I see on that list.

Courier - not exactly a bad idea either for his whole gimmick is that he gets more durable the more enemies he blocks so he benefits from the extra levels a lot but he’s easily replaceable gimmick aside.

Gitano - Afaik, her main gimmick is that she’s the only AoE Caster who hits everything within her expanded range. Really useful for large swarmy maps. She even has a plus side where an E2 Gitano can pretty much cheese the bottom half of Annihilation 3 due to her gimmick.

Shirayuki - Another one with a notable niche in being the only AoE Sniper so far that deals Arts dmg. A niche really useful for Armour heavy maps and even more so for Challenge modes where Casters have tripled cost. Also again, she also has a notable use in being able to cheese out Annihilation 3 which really puts her in the spotlight.

Gummi - She’s a decent Healing defender and the E2 would greatly increase her Tankiness and healing but the problem is that Saria and Nearl are pretty much better alternatives due to their traits. So if you have them then hold off on this one but if not then it wouldn’t really hurt give her that boost.

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Okay im think going to go SA, Myrtle Eyja then cuora as my first 4 I that order…Even though Spector and her self heal is looking kinda sexy to me @CQ1 :fgo_musashismug:
SO SCHWING Schwing for power
Then Myrtle for her dp generation for CC
Cuora’s block 4 is really useful but is her E2 trait that good or would I be doing it for a stat increase?
And I know Eyja Skill 3 is crazy

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Ejya skill 3 is crazy fun to use, but her S2 is a better consistent dps option. You can leave Ejya at E1 until you have the resources to E2 her

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While Cuora is a good defender, I won’t really suggest E2 for her as she is already fine with her E1. You have both Hoshi and Nearl, and I doubt you would have much opportunities to use Cuora unless you will be using her for Block 4, which is already available at E1. I suggest SA than Eyja because Eyja can use S2 more than S3. Aside from SA, then it would be BP, Lappland and Spectre. If you wish to upgrade Myrtle, then make sure to S1M3 her as soon as you can. Contrary to other opinions, consider promoting operators that are not really affected by power creeping (Saria > Nearl; that is why I do not suggest promoting Nearl). Also, while promoting 4 star operators are cheap, the only 4 star operator I would consider promoting would be Myrtle and Perfumer, in your case… Myrtle.

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I understand that because I could always get spooked by Saria or a unit that power creeps another but wouldn’t that leave me at the mercy of the Gacha…Or are you saying It is better to hold on to the resources than possible wasting them on someone else. I might go on for months without a Saria unless she is in the certificate shop soon

Your Nearl is already fine with E1. You can just level her up, but not promote. Her E2 talent is something that you can live without, unless you are planning to E2 perfumer and somehow got an Angelina. BUT, if you like Nearl because of the E2 art or she is your waifu, then by all means ^_^

Edit: I also have Nearl with me, but I got Saria early on, so I did not bother with her anymore. I’m planning to E1 her maybe to lure Shining and Nightingale to my Top Operator tags (wishful thinking).

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Honestly, the whole power creep argument when it comes to raising up Ops is a case of “Hope for the best” or “Prepare for the worst” type of deal. Imo, it’s better to raise up what you currently own over hoping for someone better to come. Leads to far less disappointment as well.

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I suppose this is obvious but just want to mentioned that at E2 Nearl talent affects all teammates so at one point especially CC she can increase healing defender/caster and specialist healing capability.

Just raise necessity first before thinking of other operator. Especially for the operator that is your mainstay.

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1 Hey yunchii! cool to see you on the Arknights side>
2 Assume nothing is obvious with me. I am bad with attention to do details and the in-depth functions of the game

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Sanqui#1035

I am all for E2ing Specter cuz she is great. She does need an equally strong back up cuz after her skill runs out she’ll be stunned for a few seconds. But that 12 seconds of invincibility is a joy to watch lol

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I know it’s so fun but unusually make the same mistake as myrtle. Thanks CQ1 I’m Johnny0569.Sent
Thank you everyone for y’all wisdom and input. I have a good idea of what to do and a nice lil overview of my character

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That might be true. And that is why I suggested not to e2 as we are still in the stage of the game where e1 Nearl is still good. She is still useable in r18 challenges in CC at e1. If there comes a point in the game where e1 isn’t really enough already, then by all means. If you look closely, the operators I suggested for e2 either have power spikes that are useable at e2 or those that can become mainstays of a team, aside maybe for perfumer(but I really love the global heal).