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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 760
MAX STR 425

Overview

Despite being a free 4* Event character, Botan pulls her weight on a team 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-- there’s a high chance she’ll find a niche.  

Strengths

Powerful Bleed

Not only does Bleed stack with other status effects, but it also synergizes with Ieyasu’s Blade Formation and Addis’s Bleeding Punisher.

Team Strength Buff

Perennial Grace briefly elevates the entire team’s outbound damage and increases damage dealt by Bleeding.

Weaknesses

Low Strength

As a Lance user, Botan’s Strength is average, low among the Shadow group.

50% Paralysis Resistance 

An incomplete resistance means either equipping Paralysis Res Wyrmprints (a wasted opportunity for better effects) or risking paralysis when fighting Jupiter.

Thaumian’s Bane

Thaumian's Bane amounts to a wasted Skill Slot outside of the Fortune from Afar event; other Thaumians Botan gets bonus damage against are the slimes on Avenue to Fortune.

Dragon Recommendations

  • Marishiten: Provides a 40-60% Strength passive and additional Bleeding uptime.
  • Juggernaut: More accessible 4★ option for 30-45% Strength.
  • Nidhogg/Silke/Maritimus: Split boosts for survivability and damage
  • Zodiark: A budget option that provides 15-20% Strength.

Weapon Recommendations

Budget Option: Ironside Lance

Wyrmprint Recommendations

  • Skill Damage: Heralds of Hinomoto, Valiant Crown, Plunder Pals, Luca's Prank, Tough Love, Liber Grimortis
  • Paralysis Res: Luck of the Draw, Hallowed Mountain, Revolutionary Magic, Castaway's Journal
  • Buff Time: Luck of the Draw, Bellathorna

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
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
Show Upgrades

Increases HP by 8%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases HP by 9%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases HP by 10%. Benefits your whole team.

Increases HP by 12%. 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