Ring Recruit Arcana Review

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    Here's a review of the Ring Recruit Arcana so we can plan on how to spend our rings wisely.

    The criteria are: stats, skill, abilities, kizuna, DR performance, Casino performance, Crafting and Colo/Gauntlet performance. At the end there's an overall evaluation and review.

    The evaluations are:
    Great: These are the ones that you should actively try to get and LB. And if they're free, you MUST get at least one copy. (Recommended) Some great arcanas will also be recommended. The goal of this tag is to help prioritizing resource allocation between the best arcana.
    Good: arcana should be kept and if you end up getting extra copies, LBed. If they're free, you shoud try to get at least one copy.
    Regular: One copy should be kept unless you have one or more good or great ones that fill the same role.
    Bad: arcana that shouldn't be kept unless they have one big utility which will be discussed in the final review and you don't have any other unit with the same utility.

    I'm also adding the kizuna affiliation after the Arcana's name.

    I hope this helps. Feel free to comment and agree/disagree.

    :wizard:Inami (Soul Island)
    http://chain-chronicle-global.wikia.com/wiki/Inami

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    :warrior:Rinuya (Vice Capital)
    http://chain-chronicle-global.wikia.com/wiki/Rinuya

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    :wizard:Efimera (Sage's Tower)
    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/魔法兵団隊長エフィメラ

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    :archer:Aile (Soul Island)
    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/千河の風読みアイレ

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    :knight:Ruuno (Holy Capital)
    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/魔祓いの聖騎士ルーノ

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    :archer:Candice (Daybreak Ocean)
    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/街の掃除屋キャンディス

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    :warrior:Astroluna (Vice Capital)
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    :knight:Lilac (Holy Capital)
    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/弔いの聖騎士ライラック

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    :warrior:Ludmilla (Land of Sin)
    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/白衣の堕天使リュドミラ

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    :cleric:Shijima (Nine Territories)
    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/求道の荒尼僧シジマ

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    :wizard:Tapir (Soul Island)
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    at a quick glance:
    i'm not sure how we arrived at this.

    her pierce is similar to rasphia's and not shesmeits, so much :poo:ier. her special is so ass. i'd say she's completely ass in gauntlet/colo, especially right now where time matters more than anything. her strongest point (pierce) is available as a kizuna, and even then you'd mostly rather have +mana

    i consider her pretty bad on the whole, just another rasphia except her pierce comes on her kizuna

    other than that, only other thing i might debate is "astroluna"'s placing. i really don't like those gimmicky niche setups (with foririne/alicia) so i find her worse than most other warriors. her strongpoints to me seem like she's pretty good for a "f2p" warrior and casino, but i have absolutely 0 experience using her.

    edit: also rineia is terrible for combat. it's not like lindsey is the shit in colo/gauntlet either. simply get her if you want her treasure boost, don't if you don't
     
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    1 mana for 7,2x line AOE isn't bad. And her special can't be interrupted. She also gets all those seconds of invulnerability.
    Evaluations are comparative. Yoshino does 8x for 2 mana. It should be regular without the second skill though (just see the text). I'll fix it.

    What I did fail to consider in her evaluation is that charging doesn't work for Colo's timelimit. I'll fix that as well.

    As for the pierce... Rin's pierce is sure great. And nobody pierces with 100% dmg so reducing 33% dmg each pierce seems like it should be good.
     
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    inami reduces 66% damage per pierce. shesmet increases 10% per piece. rin increases 15% per pierce. clara seems to deal 100% damage for all targets.
    edit: tw wiki says rasphia reduces 50% damage per pierce.

    basically, pierce ranking:
    rin > shesmet > clara >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> helicity > rasphia > inami/yuni

    even inami's kizuna seems completely ass for casino now that i'm looking at it. seems only good if your mage has some sort of status inflict (like liam) that you want to spread

    also, i believe rineia is the 2nd lowest dps warrior with nimpha at mlb, but i can't access the tw database anymore
     
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    You're right, it decreases 66%, not becomes 66%. Thanks for pointing it out. I fixed her evaluation.

    But Rasphia's decrease 50% according to JP wiki.

    As for Rinuya, I didn't write she has good DPS. Quite the contrary.
     
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    i just don't think partly recommending rineia for her special is great, since an arcana is the sum of its parts and when you look at the whole package her dps is quite low even if she has an ok special. also, her second ability is knockback on crit, not knockback on special

    i also wonder why you include crafting, since none of these have been confirmed able to craft so far? :lol:
     
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    Where am I partly recomending Rinuya? Read the evaluation on the end. The fact that her DPS is low doesn't mean her special isn't good and that you can't spam it on gauntlet. Aren't you just summarizing everything on DPS and forgetting that an arcana is more than that? Pretty much the evaluation on the end is looking at the whole package and the fact that her special is good didn't make her a good unit in the end.

    I'll fix ability 2.

    As for crafting, it's pretty much because it's a template I defined for evaluating all arcana.
     
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    as far as i know, your blurb at the end had "(great) special and (great) ability", which i felt was misleading because she's entirely worthless as a combat arcana, so it doesn't matter what her special is. i felt like this would lead people to believe she's better than she is, when in reality, she's just a much worse and much more expensive lindsey for that purpose. this is why i don't like these piecewise evaluations. if i'm mistaken, then that's my bad. in any case, it's your guide
     
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    Astroluna has great stats and stacks attack so she is pretty good even when she doesn't get the conditions boost. The difficulty with her is that she takes a bit more effort to use since you have to try to get her the last hit for stacking and avoid getting her killed. Also very useful skill for faster boss slaying if you are not using attack boosters.
     
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    That's what the final review is for:
    Anyway, thanks for your input. But I think analysing it part by part and then doing a wrap up of everything is the way to go.

    @Elevator
    Yes, she's great. I agree she takes a bit of micro, but all kill stackers, like Coro, Marena, Teresa and etc. require it as well. And in the end, that's the way the game is going in v2, with the arcana getting great buffs that are conditional. Kill stacking is just the oldest mechanic like that.
     
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    Thanks so much for this! It is a big help for someone like me who knows little about future releases. It seems the best ones to save up for are Aile, Candice, Lillac, and Astroluna. How does Aile compare to Tsuru though? I have read both of them are great arcanas to be used in the sub party but I am not sure which is more useful.
     
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    Tsuru has 13% ATK boost and 30% movement boost. Aile with the bow has 12,5% ATK boost and 8% defense boost.

    Tsuru is queen at raids and Casino. But she costs 20. Aile should be used when you need more defense than offense and speed isn't critical.
     
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    hmm. i as a whole agree with above. i mlb my inami cuz she is kawaii. plus one mana abil makes it easy to chain.
    She and Liam and Ephi. i also want one more mage to complete my mlb future mage team :3
     
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    Thanks for this. Just want to say rinuya is best (and maybe only) treasure drop boosting kizuna that you can place on nimpha. This setup will give max treasure hunting. Definitely worth 1 copy.

    Absolutely recommend aile, candace, and lilac. Azul is strong but we will get many free warriors from events. Use your rings wisely.
     
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    Great review on all of them. I pretty much agree with all of them except with elfimela's ability 2 review. Imo, her special being upgraded to 2 mana is a huge thing. AoE knockback is awesome and is always relevant since only a few resist it and there are increasingly more enemies which dash through your frontlines these days (friggin' Sonya xD). Plus, don't forget the combo it has with daze (y)

    As someone who has Candice on 90% of my parties, I can't stress enough how she's MLB material. DPS + great utility, man. Not to mention mana roulette slow is hard to get for those who missed Frau since Niu is only randomly pullable after reaching OD tavern.
     
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    thank u so much m4rco! :D been waiting guides like these! wonder if someone will also update the UR tavern review that left behind :oops:.
     
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    @banadjie
    Thanks.

    As for tavern reviews, right now I'll focus on upcoming arcana, since I think that adds more value to others than reviewing units that everybody already knows.

    But after I'm done, I plan on doing it if I can find the time.

    @Apollo's Brother
    Well, it's a good improvement, but when we have Elza giving 8x + Slow and Poison and Tsunstan/Agudra doing more than 7x + Stun for the same two mana, 5x + Knockback can't be great, though it becomes a good special.
     
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    Ahh I forgot about Elza. I have her at LB0 though so it's easy to do so xD

    Don't forget Elfimela's possible combo with those guys :D
     

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