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Character Tier
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About

A young naginata user from Hinomoto. Quite reckless, she will go to any lengths to achieve a goal once she's set her mind on it—such as leaving her home for a foreign land in order to pursue her old friend Ieyasu.

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Caitlyn Bairstow Aya Hirano
Shadow
Lance
Defense
Naginata Cutie
Obtainable as a 4

Character Stats

MAX HP 785
MAX STR 439

Overview

Despite being a free 4★ Event Adventurer, Botan pulls her weight and has several avenues for dealing damage. Her Defense label is a bit of a misnomer; Perennial Grace supports the team as a Strength buff, while Bleed ticks for significant damage over time. Thanks to scarcity in the Shadow Lance category (previously represented only by Zace), Botan finds herself as a solid Lance Adventurer pick for any Shadow party.  

Strengths

Powerful Bleed

Bleed is a premier Damage-Over-Time effect, and Botan allows everyone access to this affliction as a free Event Adventurer. Not only does Bleed stack with other status afflictions, but bosses also do not sport immunity to it, unlike traditional afflictions such as Burn or Poison.

Team Strength Buff

Perennial Grace briefly elevates the entire team’s DPS and provides synergy with Bleed.

Weaknesses

Low Base Stats

As a free 4★ Event Adventurer, it's not surprising that Botan sports relatively low base stats.

Underwhelming Passives

Players looking to complete Botan's Paralysis resistance will need to dedicate a Wyrmprint slot to do so, and Thaumian's Bane is only effective against a limited set of enemies in the game.

Dragon Recommendations

  • Shinobi provides a drastic increase to Skill Damage alongside a modest Strength bonus, which further aids in boosting Botan's Bleed damage.
  • Marishiten adds an additional Bleed proc to the arsenal alongside a massive 40-60% Strength boost.
  • Juggernaut is an accessible 4★ option that grants a sizable 30-45% Strength boost, and is easily unbound with Moonlight Stones via the Void Battles Treasure Trade.
  • Nidhogg provides Botan a split HP/Strength boost, although the aforementioned Dragons are preferred.
  • Zodiark is a workable budget choice that can be easily obtained.

Weapon Recommendations

Void Option: Spear of Tragedy (Amber Golem Strike), Final Eclipse (High Jupiter's Trial)

Budget Option: Ironside Lance

Wyrmprint Recommendations

Pair 1

Pair 2

  • Pair 1: This is a set intended for use in High Jupiter's Trial, as this combination grants Botan full Paralysis Res coverage alongside additional Light Res and Skill Damage. For those with sufficient investment, Luca's Prank may be swapped for Resounding Rendition for additional DPS.
  • Pair 2: This is a general purpose set for most content. Generally speaking, pairing Skill Damage with increased Strength will allow Botan to fare well in battle.

Alternative options for Botan are as follows:

  • Plunder Pals and Hitting the Books are great budget options for Skill Damage.
  • Astounding Trick and Bonds Between Worlds are great budget options for Strength increases.
  • For players that are looking to maximize Paralysis resistance, Castaway's Journal or Happy New Year! may be used in the second Wyrmprint slot.
  • For players that opt to increase Buff Time, they may do so by using Luck of the Draw, Halidom Grooms, or Bellathorna in the second Wyrmprint slot.

Skills

Skill 1

Petal Piercer
Lvl 1 Deals shadow damage to enemies directly ahead, and inflicts bleeding.
100
Lvl 2 Deals shadow damage to enemies directly ahead, and inflicts bleeding.
200
Lvl 3 Deals shadow damage to enemies directly ahead, and inflicts bleeding.
300
SP Cost 2427 Iframe Long

Skill 2

Perennial Grace
Lvl 1 Increases the entire team's strength by 10% for 15 seconds.
100
Lvl 2 Increases the entire team's strength by 15% for 15 seconds.
200
SP Cost 7634 Iframe Long

Abilities

Ability 1

Thaumian's Bane +20%

Increases damage to thaumians by 20%.

60
Upgrades To
Thaumian's Bane +25%

Increases damage to thaumians by 25%.

80

Ability 2

Paralysis Res +25%

Reduces susceptibility to paralysis by 25%.

40
Upgrades To
Paralysis Res +50%

Reduces susceptibility to paralysis by 50%.

60

Ability 3

Skill Prep +50%

Fills 50% of skill gauges at the start of quests.

60

Co-Abilities

HP +7%

Increases HP by 7%. Benefits your whole team.

110
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Increases HP by 8%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases HP by 9%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases HP by 12%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases HP by 15%. Benefits your whole team.

Mana Circle

Total Materials Required

Individual Nodes

Mana Circle 1

Total Materials

Effects

Strength+9

Strength+10

Force Strike

Strength+10