Fixin for Some DP
Translation Credits: Jetroyz of the RIHQ Discord
Chiave is a 5★ Skill-DP-Recovery Vanguard coming soon with Contingency Contract Season #2. Like all Skill-DP-Recovery Vanguards, he specializes in Skill that generate DP to facilitate faster deployment of the rest of the team. He has a unique interaction with the 1★ Robot Operators, and can deal AoE Arts damage and reduce enemy RES.
Talents and Skills
Trait: Blocks 2 enemies
Talent: When Chiave is deployed, the redeployment time of all 1★ Operators is reduced. For every 1★ Operator deployed, increase Chiave's ATK and DEF
Skill 1: After skill activation, immediately gain a certain amount of DP
Skill 2: After skill activation, immediately gain a certain amount of DP. Deal Arts damage to all nearby enemies and reduce their RES for several seconds
Note: These are first impressions and based on conjecture since we don’t know the exact details.
Chiave has some pretty tough competition in the archetype and rarity he is joining. Texas already offers a an S2 with Arts damage and Stun as well as a Talent at E2 that helps with fast starts. Zima is a Vanguard buffing machine that also enables faster starts with her E2 Talent. Whether there are situations where Chiave can compete will likely depend on whether you use the Robot Operators and how large his buffs are when they are deployed. Considering that Vanguards are typically placed early in a map, and Robots (if they aren't being used for baiting) are typically deployed last on a fully deployed team, or used for their on-deploy Talent, it will be interesting to see if there is useful synergy here.
His S1 will almost certainly be identical to the S1 of Zima and Texas, and his S2 will likely be similar to Texas. Will the S2 RES debuff be significant? And will there be many situations where it is a better choice the Texas' S2 Stun?