Overview This post details the combat roles of each of the base character types. It summarizes stat distributions that can be expected for each character, general ability trends that help to distinguish that character, and the Character Ability specific to each character type. Character Stats Comparison The image below helps to show where each character shakes out relative to one another in terms of their base statistics: BIG BAND Character Role Big Band is the prototypical “tank” character. With lots of base Health, and plenty of Armor-granting abilities, players can expect Big Bands to be highly survivable. Stats Paradigm Big Band fighter have the highest base Health among all characters. His very high base Health values, however, are balanced by typically lower-than-average base Attack values. Base Health: VERY HIGH Base Attack: LOW Signature Ability and Blockbuster Effects Paradigm Big Band fighters tend to have STUN effects that help to control the pace of battle, ARMOR effects to further increase survivability, or some combination of the two. Here are some examples: SA - MASTER OF UNBLOCKING: Getting HIT has a 10% to grant ARMOR for 5 seconds BB - TUBA TUBA: 15% chance on HIT to STUN opponent for 6 seconds Character Ability CAN’T STOP THE BEAT: While dashing, Big Band cannot be interrupted (but will take damage normally) CEREBELLA Character Role Cerebella is a “bruiser” type character. She has base Health stats that are second only to Big Band, but she is also capable of dealing damage in big chunks. She may not be quite as survivable as Big Band, but she makes up for it with her ability to pack a seriously powerful punch. Stats Paradigm Cerebella fighters have the second highest base Health among all characters. Her base Attack is likewise very high, which makes her a great choice for many scenarios. Base Health: HIGH Base Attack: HIGH Signature Ability and Blockbuster Effects Paradigm Cerebella relies primarily on her high base stats, and therefore has fewer abilities than other characters that leverage Combat Effects. However, she does have a number of abilities that celebrate her aptitude for chunk damage. Here are some examples: SA - HAT TRICK: Start every match with 10% BLOCKBUSTER METER BB - DIAMOND DYNAMO: Deals 2% bonus damage per COMBO HIT Character Ability BALANCING ACT: Successfully breaking a throw will make Cerebella’s attacker STAGGER! Use this opportunity to counter attack DOUBLE Character Role Double is a character that relies almost purely on modifiers and tactical advantages. Her low base Health means that she won’t last long in a punch-for-punch fight. However, if the player is able to take full advantage of her abilities, she can be among the deadliest characters. Stats Paradigm As a high risk / high reward character, Double fighters can reliably deal high amounts of damage, but players must be careful! With her low Health pool, mistakes can be costly. Base Health: VERY LOW Base Attack: HIGH Signature Ability and Blockbuster Effects Paradigm Double’s abilities are among the most powerful in the game, but are also largely reliant on RNG. This makes bringing Double into a fight is even more more high-risk, high-reward. Here are some examples: SA - COUNTERFEIT: When at an ELEMENTAL ADVANTAGE, gain a random BUFF for 10 seconds any time the opponent gains a beneficial effect BB - NIGHTMARE LEGION: If used to defeat an opponent, gain 1 random beneficial COMBAT EFFECT for 7 seconds Character Ability TRANSMUTATION: During combat, players can activate TRANSMUTATION by BLOCKING without being hit for 1 seconds. Doing so will immediately change Double’s element to another random element (excludes her current element). ELIZA Character Role Eliza is a “techy” character who relies heavily on getting into specific combat scenarios and using atypical strategies. She is capable of dealing lots of damage if the player is able to master her more technical move-sets. Stats Paradigm Eliza has higher than average base Health, which helps to reinforce her role as a rare, boss-type character. Although she has a middle-of-the-road Attack value, this can be overcome if the player maximizes her more technical abilities. Base Health: HIGH Base Attack: NORMAL Signature Ability and Blockbuster Effects Paradigm Eliza leverages a number of “risky” abilities that have significant upside if used correctly, but can backfire if the player fails to use them thoughtfully. She induces a multitude of combat effects on herself and on her enemies, requiring a strategic approach to every fight. Here are some examples: SA - PYRAMID SCHEME: Regain 5% HEALTH when either fighter uses a SPECIAL MOVE BB - LADY OF SLAUGHTER: 50% chance to set opponent's SPECIAL MOVES and TAG INS on COOLDOWN Character Ability WARRIOR GODDESS: BLOCKBUSTERS involving Sekhmet now leave Eliza in Sekhmet Mode for a short duration. All damage taken by Sekhmet is recoverable. FILIA Character Role Filia’s game is speed, speed, speed. She is most akin to a “rogue” or “fragile speedster” type. Her attacks are fast, smooth, and difficult to punish. She is a great character for players who want to out-maneuver their opponents. Stats Paradigm Although Filia’s base stats are unspectacular, she more than makes up for it with her speed and maneuverability. Also, an assortment of multi-hit moves help her to land variety of damage-over-time and disabling effects. Because of this, smart Filia players can expect to deal plenty of damage, despite her average base Attack values. Base Health: LOW Base Attack: NORMAL Signature Ability and Blockbuster Effects Paradigm Filia Fighters have the ability to inflict a lot of BLEED effects, which help her to deal massive amounts of damage while still using her speed to avoid punishment. Filia fighters also have a number of disabling effects, which help to exploit an enemy’s vulnerability. Here are some examples: SA - ICE TO SEE YOU: 50% chance on CRITICAL HIT to DISABLE opponent's TAG INS and SPECIAL MOVES for 4 seconds BB - GREGOR SAMSON: 15% chance to on HIT to inflict BLEED for 5 seconds Character Ability ESCAPE ARTIST: Back-dashing just before being HIT will allow Filia to EVADE an opponent’s attack, avoiding all damage.