A samurai from the east who is on a secret mission. Despite his youth he is an expert with his katana. He keeps his emotions in check, so can seem cold, but actually has a lot of humanity. He has deep love of cats, and is known to always have some cat treats on his person.
Shion AS is a non-elemental pseudo-tank/attacker unit, recognized for his counterattack and multi-hit neutral attack.
· It is fairly difficult to stack Shion’s Warrior’s Spirit if you do not have a plan against the boss, or the boss does not have a fixed rotation stack. This is especially so since Shion lacks any skills that can inflict Rage, so he cannot ensure that he is the unit being attacked.
· Hence, it will be hard for Shion to deal large amounts of damage with Edged Assault.
· His low HP pool makes it harder for him to tank hits.
Shion AS may be used in bosses that hit hard physically to soak up damage and counterattack hard in return. However, he has a slow playstyle that usually requires rotations and planning ahead.
· Building up and sustaining the AF bar
· Tanking physical hits
Shion AS will still be useful against physical-hitting bosses, especially because he provides great damage on the side. ((Fun fact: you can use him to solo kill Azami as he is right now!))
One sword is all I need!
Power of user +10% and Physical resistance +10% (3 turns)
In an instant of violet steel!
Power of user +20% and Physical resistance +20% (3 turns)
Nothing stands in our path!
Power of user +30% and Physical resistance +30% (3 turns)
A VC that can further increase his tankiness against physical attacks, and increases damage output on the side.
Slash attack on a single enemy (S) and Physical resistance -15% (3 turns)
Fire type slash attack on a single enemy (S)
Slash attack on a single enemy (S) and inflict Poison
Fire type slash attack on a single enemy x2 (M)
Fire type slash attack on a single enemy x2 (L) and Fire type resistance -25% (3 turns)
It may instead be better to use Scarlet Tengu over Ito-Ryuu: Storm if you are running a fire team as they will benefit more from the fire resistance down provided.
Slash attack on a single enemy (L) and Physical resistance -20% (3 turns)
A good skill to be combined with Edged Assault as it can greatly increase his damage output. It will also increase physical damage output of your team significantly.
Slash attack on one enemy x3 to 5 (XL). Effect's power will increase based on number of Warrior's Spirits. User will no longer counterattack
This is Shion’s main attacking move. Being a multi-hit move, it is able to build and sustain AF effectively, and the stacks of Warrior’s Spirit burnt allows him to hit hard. Unfortunately, it will not benefit from any elemental modifier.
Physical resistance of user +50% and performs Fire type slash counterattack when physically attacked (XL) Upon usage of skill, user stacks a Warrior's Spirit on self. Warrior Spirit: Power of User is increased (max stack: 3)
This skill allows Shion to turn into a pseudo-tank with his drastic increase in physical resistance, and the stacks gained will increase the power of Edged Assault significantly. Like all counterattack moves, it is most effective when you know that he will get hit by the boss’ fixed rotation moveset.