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Ripper(Protocol Assimilation)

Article by Soulmuse

Stats

Non-Ringleader stats are determined by Rarity and Growth Factor. The stat range from XS to XL will be shown below. 

Level 100 5★ XS -> Level 100 5★ XL

Cost: 4

HP 861→947 Evasion 186→205
Damage 65→72 Rate of Fire 108→119
Accuracy 62→68 Armor 0
Critical Rate 10% Critical Damage 150%
Armor Pen 15 Move Speed 12

Rank Up Cost

Level Petri Dish Rarity
10 50 ★★
30 70 ★★★
70 100 ★★★★
90 200 ★★★★★

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Skills

Extreme Adaptation
ICD: 6 Seconds
Level 10 Effect When in Defense Mode, Raise Evasion by 120%, when not in defense mode raise Damage by 90%. Duraction 5 Seconds. (Cooldown: 8 seconds)

Analysis

Ripper’s occupy an odd place in capturable units. On their own, they are not a bad unit, sporting high Evasion and middling HP. However, they lack Armor or other active means of reducing incoming damage, causing them to fall behind other durability-focused SF units. Worse, they are outdone long-term by their SWAP variant, making any investment into a Ripper on a timer. 

The Ripper’s Skill holds them back further still. Depending on the AI setting, Rippers receive a boost to either Damage (Destroy and Charge) or Evasion (Defense), for a short duration. Both boosts themselves are good, either more than doubling a Ripper’s Evasion or buffing damage comparable to an AR under Damage Boost. However, a 3-5 second duration with an even longer cooldown makes the value of this Skill fairly low when combined with the relatively limited ability to manipulate what Buffs you get, and when.

 Keeping one around for completion’s sake is fine, but standard Rippers are unlikely to be more valuable than that.

Skill Priority

Extreme Adaptation
ICD: 6 Seconds
Low Priority As Rippers have a low priority to raise overall there is little value in raising their Skill, as they will see comparatively little combat usage.

Peak Value Analysis

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