She's a Cold Hearted...
Translation Credits: Jetroyz of the RIHQ Discord, Laulicon#6707, and harezora
Race: Pythia (new race: python?)
Specialities: Inspiration (machine modification)
"I passed the examination, can I stay here now? I want to learn how to build talking machines like Lancet-2… Oh, callsign? My name is Zumama, can't I use that?"
From Gavial's hometown—Acajutla. She doesn't like starting talks, but she's not the quiet type. Her viewpoint on many things are much more normal compared to Gavial who has left for years, but only when it involves machinery does she hold some strange obsessions and ideas. She is very respectful towards Lancet-2 after meeting it in Acajutla, and was awestruck by Rhodes Island's machinery technology and chose to join Rhodes Island. Now she studies machinery as she receives treatment.
Eunectes is a 6★ Defender of a new Archetype that has Block-1 and only gains SP when she is blocking an enemy. Her talent is modal, improving her damage when she is at high HP, and changing to decreasing her damage taken at lower HP levels. All of her Skills increase her ATK and her survivability, and she has options for crowd-control with a perma-stun and increasing her block count while gaining a self-heal.
Talents and Skills
Archetype: Defender (New Archetype)
Trait: Blocks 1 enemy. Can only recover SP when blocking an enemy
Talent: If Eunectes' HP is higher than 50%, increase damage dealt by her attacks. If Eunectes' HP is lower than 50%, obtain [Shelter] effect (reduce physical and Arts damage taken)
Skill 1: Increase ATK and DEF
Skill 2: During skill activation, increase attack interval and ATK. Additionally, enemies blocked by Eunectes will be continually stunned.
Skill 3: During skill activation, greatly increase ATK and DEF. Increase block count and recover a certain percentage of Max HP every second. After the skill ends, Eunectes is stunned for several seconds.
Note: These are first impressions and based on conjecture since we don’t know the exact details.
Eunectes is a Defender Class Operator that appears to have very Guard-like qualities. The most noticeable of these is that she can only block-1 at base, and blocking is generally one of the main uses for current Defenders. She also seems to be a very offensive-focused Operator, with her Talent and all of her Skills increasing her ATK in some form. Will she basically just end up being a more survivable Duelist Guard?
It isn't 100% clear if her Trait of "Can only recover SP when blocking an enemy" will mean a new SP regen type, or if it will just be the "when hit" type that already exists. Regardless, it will likely mean slower and intermittent charging for her Skills.
The Talent is an interesting touch, passively changing to buffs that will benefit her depending on her current situation, and her S2 appears like it could be great against powerful single enemies (that can be stunned). S3 is pretty clearly a burst Skill, and it better have some excellent modifiers to make up for the self-Stun.
Overall, Eunectes is a new take on the Defender Class that will definitely be used in a different way than her counterparts. How exactly, and how well she performs remain to be seen.