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Hello again everyone, Kenthos here! I’m back with another “Should You Pull” analysis.

I’m going to start posting a lot more content from now on along with the Should You Pull posts, so stay tuned for news! Now back to the analysis, this time we’re having another 6 month anniversary scout!

Please do keep in mind that this review is SUBJECTIVE and based solely on MY OPINION, this is by no means a guide you must follow, feel free to agree/disagree and share your own opinion/review since the primarily goal of this is to discuss upcoming banners with the community.

Today I’m gonna give a brief review on both new units: 

  • [Think of Me] Asuna
  • [Together with Friends] Yuuki

[Think of Me] Asuna

Element – Dark
Weapon
– Rapier
Kit
– [C] [A] [D]

Magic Attack: 2300
[Think of Me] Asuna comes with a very good magic attack stat, losing to other three units in the entire game: Cardinal (2340 & wind), Lisbeth (2320 & wind) and Stacia v2 (2305 & Earth). As far as dark goes, she is by far the best dark magic unit ever released (we could say she’s the only one) considering the 2nd highest MATK unit is Eydis v1 (2060) and she only uses it on her healing skill.

Speed: 321
And here it is! Our new highest speed stat in the game: 321! Together with her banner counterpart, [Think of Me] Asuna is now the fastest unit available in the game.

First Skill: Skill Connect Umbra Slash C+ Lv. 2
Magic attack (strong) on all enemies. Increases Incarnate Charge when enemies are inflicted with a Physical Res. or Magic Res. debuff. Incarnate Charge 20.00%. An AoE charge that comes with a new mechanic: it charges a higher amount of your incarnate if your enemy is inflicted with both Physical or Magic resistance debuffs. Pretty interesting.

Second Skill: Recreation Darkness A+ Lv. 2
Magic attack (extra strong) on single enemy. Raises Magic Res. of all allies by 10% for 2 turns. Pretty standard single target extra strong assault, but also raises your entire team’s magic resistance, which is very good at the current Ranking Event considering the boss is a magic unit.

Third Skill: Quick & Feebler Luminous
Lowers Physical Res. & Magic Res. for a single enemy by 10% for 1 turn. Also lowers DEF & MDEF by 10% for 2 turns when the enemy is Light-elemental. Short wait time after using skill. Another new mechanic introduced: this skill does not only lowers the enemy physical and magic resistance, but also lowers their DEF & MDEF for two turns (as long as they are light-elemental enemies), considering it also has the short wait time gimmick, it’s a very solid debuff and I expect to see more of this kind of debuff on future units.

Incarnate Skill: Mother’s Rosario of Assembled Thoughts Lv. 2
Incarnate Magic attack on single enemy. Lowers Magic Res. by 20% for 1 turn. Deals additional damage on enemies inflicted with a Physical Res. or Magic Res. debuff. This incarnate also shares the new mechanic that enhances your skills if the enemy is inflicted with a Physical or Magic resistance debuff. In this case, it deals more damage to such enemies. The 20% Magic Resistance debuff is not so good for mono-dark teams as of now because of the lack of dark magic units, but it’s nice to have anyway.

When should you consider pulling for  [Think of Me] Asuna?

  • If you lack dark chargers, in my opinion she’s the best dark charger available.
  • If you lack dark characters, she’s the first real dark magic character, and a very good one.
  • If you want to rank well vs. light enemies on Ranking Events, she’s especially good against them.
  • If you really like the character, likes to collect all units or Asuna, specifically.

Should I pull?

In my opinion, [Think of Me] Asuna is the best dark charger currently available, not to mention the fact that she’s the first real dark magic character and that alone is a good reason to try and get her. Her [D] skill shines against light enemies, but can be used as a regular 15% debuff globally, which is a nice touch since previous [D] skills were 100% situational. Overall, I’d recommend pulling for this character since she’ll bring a lot to the table, especially if you lack dark units.


[Together with Friends] Yuuki

Element: Dark
Weapon: Sword
Kit: [B] [A] [D]

Attack: 2292
She has the highest attack stat among dark characters, slightly ahead Sheyta (2288) and a bit more ahead OS Asuna (2200). Against all the characters in the game, she has the 6th highest attack stat, for general comparison, the two characters with the highest attack stat at the moment are Iskahn (2320 & fire) and OS Sinon (2312 & non-elemental).

Speed: 321
Just like with her banner counterpart, [Together with Friends] Yuuki is the new fastest unit available in the game with an impressive 321 speed stat.

First Skill: Skill Connect Back Rush B+ Lv. 2
Slash attack (strong) on single enemy. Lowers MATK by 10% for 1 turn. Incarnate Break 50.00%. Pretty standard break skill, especially good at this Ranking Event considering the boss is a magic unit.

Second Skill: Vorpal Destruction A+ Lv. 2
Slash attack (extra strong) on single enemy. Deals additional damage on enemies inflicted with a Physical Res. or Magic Res. debuff. This skill also makes use of the new mechanic that enhances your skills against resistance-debuffed enemies. Considering [Together with Friends] Yuuki’s high attack stat, this is gonna deal some serious damage if used in the right circumstances.

Third Skill: Rapid Fire A+
Blunt attack (strong) on a single enemy. Inflicts Non-Elemental Continuous Damage for 2 turns. Short wait time after using skill. A strong ST (single target) attack that inflicts DoT, the best part here is the short wait time after using the skill, because it can be useful in certain strategies.

Incarnate Skill: Quick & Feebler Luminous
Lowers Physical Res. & Magic Res. for a single enemy by 10% for 1 turn. Also lowers DEF & MDEF by 10% for 2 turns when the enemy is Light-elemental. Short wait time after using skill. The exact same [D] skill as [Think of Me] Asuna, this skill does not only lowers the enemy physical and magic res, but also lowers their DEF & MDEF for two turns (as long as they are light-elemental enemies), considering it also has the short wait time gimmick, it’s a very solid debuff and I expect to see more of this kind of debuff on future units.

When should you consider pulling for [Together with Friends] Yuuki?

  • If you lack dark breakers, she’s an amazing one but we do have other options.
  • If you lack dark characters, especially damage dealers, she has a huge damage potential.
  • If you want to rank well vs. light enemies on Ranking Events, she’s especially good against them.
  • If you really like the character, likes to collect all units or Yuuki, specifically.

Should I pull?

In my opinion, [Together with Friends] Yuuki is a must have if you don’t have Sheyta or OS Asuna, because she deals a lot of damage under the right circumstances. If you have both above-mentioned characters, she may be worth pulling for because of her [D] skill which, in my opinion, is an amazing debuff when used correctly. If you have both Sheyta and OS Asuna and also managed to pull [Think of Me] Asuna, I’d save the diamond cubes unless you really want to go all-in on this Ranking Event. Individually speaking, I’d recommend pulling for her because she’s a solid damage dealer with a very interesting debuff.


What about the discounted pulls? (Pick Up Scouts)

This is very subjective and varies from person to person since it all depends on your luck, but if you feel like gambling, getting any 4* character for 125 diamond cubes is a very good deal, so one might say it’s very advantageous to try your luck here. But do keep in mind that going all-in in very good banners costs roughly 1125 cubes to get to step 5 (guaranteed 4*), so saving for those is the “safest” option.

Any advice regarding weapon banners?

In my opinion, discounted weapon banners are 100% worth gambling on, every single time. They cost only 75 diamond cubes and even if you don’t get any of the featured weapons, if you manage to get any 4* weapon at all, it is worth for the price. Definitely recommend trying your luck on them.

Final thoughts

This banner introduces a new debuff mechanic and skills that are enhanced by it, which is pretty interesting. Not only that, it also introduced a new speed stat cap and our first dark magic character. Overall a pretty interesting banner, especially because of the [D] which I liked very much. Still, none of them are must-have units if you are not fighting for a top 3 spot on your Ranking Event bracket. Analyze your current roster. If you’re lacking dark units, this banner is an amazing one for you. If your dark team is good, getting at least one of the featured units is recommended because of the new debuff (but not really necessary). Analyzing the units individually, I’d recommend pulling for this banner because both featured units are very good. As always, best of luck on your pulls and see you all on the next post.

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