Beanstalk! I choose YOU!
Translation Credits: Jetroyz of the RIHQ Discord, Laulicon#6707
Specialties: animal husbandry, feed making, writing (business plans)
"Hello, Doctor, I'm Beanstalk, starting today I'm joining... eh, my bag? Ah, this little guy is called Yellow Pea. Come on, Pea, say hello to the Doctor."
Born in a farm family in Columbia, tasked to raise metal crabs, Beanstalk is one of the many youngsters who rushed into the city in their search for a chance in the city's lively ambition.
In traditional husbandry, raising a creature like metal crabs is not only time consuming but also unprofitable, and is only the absurd and whimsical works of a few youngsters. And for someone like Beanstalk, who doesn't treat it as a past time and puts all of her efforts into it, spending much of her time looking for a chance for her metal crabs, her actions are laughable.
Many have said that this young one would one day run into a walk, realize her stupidity, and bow down to reality.
But as others are gossiping, the metal crab breeder has already gathered her spirits, grabbed her business plan, and found her new target—Rhodes Island.
Talents and Skills
Archetype: Vanguard (New Archetype)
Trait: Can select a tactical point within attack range to summon reinforcements. Increase self ATK when attacking enemies blocked by reinforcements.
Talent: Beanstalk can summon a metal crab as reinforcements in battle. When defeated, the metal crab will refresh after a certain duration.
Skill 1: When skill is activated, immediately gain DP and refresh reinforcements (if already summoned, recover all of its HP)
Skill 2: When skill is activated, temporarily summon metal crabs in the 4 tiles adjacent to the tactical point (excluding the tactical point) During skill activation, recover a certain amount of DP and increase DEF of all metal crabs
Note: These are first impressions and based on conjecture since we don’t know the exact details.
Beanstalk throws us not 1 curveball, but 2! She will not only be the first Vanguard to have a ranged deploy and attack, she will also be the first that can summon companions to the field! As with all new Archetypes, we'll have to wait for the final details and see the results in practice, but it seems to offer some very interesting alternatives.
Her ranged attack not only give her larger coverage, but will also enable her to hit drones and aerial enemies. Her summons will be the ones doing the blocking, with S2 potentially being able to cover multiple lanes. She seems like she might be an interesting addition to an [Integrated Strategies] roster.
The main question marks at the moment seem to be what her DP gain will end up being, and how sturdy her summons are. Regardless, it always interesting to see new Archetypes added!