The Skadi Buff Arrives!
Translation Credits: Jetroyz of the RIHQ Discord, Lauli
"Doctor, I am Gladiia, responsible for Aegir affairs on Rhodes Island. In the coming days, we will have may chances to work together, but nevertheless, please treat me as an outsider. I am not yet worthy of your trust.
Gladiia, from the sea.
Talents and Skills
Archetype: Puller Specialist
Trait: Can Shift enemies by using skills. Can be deployed on Ranged Grids
Talent 1: When in Squad, all [Abyssal Hunters] recover a percentage of their Max HP every second and receive reduced Physical and Arts damage from [Seaborn] enemies
Talent 2: Increase damage against enemies with 3 or less weight
Skill 1 - Waterless Parting of the Great Ocean: The next attack pulls the target towards self with certain force and deals a certain amount of Physical damage. Can hold charges
Skill 2 - Waterless Grasp of the Raging Tide: Increase Attack Interval, expand Attack Range. Attacks target 2 enemies and prioritizes blocked enemies, dealing a certain amount of Physical damage and pulling them towards self with certain force.
Skill 3 - Waterless Dance of Swirling Death: Inflict Bind to a faraway target and generate a Tornado centered on it. The Tornado inflicts -50% Movement Speed to nearby enemies, deals 130% Arts damage every 1.5 seconds and pulls the targets towards the center with medium force. When the skill ends, pull the targets towards self with large force
Note: These are first impressions and based on conjecture since we don’t know the exact details.
Gladiia with be a 6 Star Puller Specialist, obtainable free in the upcoming Under Tides event. She will be the first 6 Star Operator given to players for free, and the first 6 Star of her Archetype. There isn't much doubt that Gladiia will be a cut above the other Puller Specialists. Not only does she have the standard single-target Pull skill with S1, but her multi-target S2 also extends her Attack Range.
Her S3 is something completely new to the Pulling game. It's an AoE pull centered on a distanced enemy that also Binds the target and Slows the others. After a duration, those caught up in the tornado get pulled toward Gladiia. The potential usefulness of a wide-area AoE pull seems obvious. Less obvious is how useful the other mechanics will end up being, and if they will be useful enough to warrant her use outside of just pulling things into holes.
Her Abyssal Hunter buff will be welcome for those that use Skadi and Specter especially, but its severely narrow application will likely limit its strength for most players.