O Christmas Tree?
Translation Credits: Jetroyz of the RIHQ Discord, Laulicon#6707, Talon#1815
Specialties: woodworking, repairs, construction
Seiyuu: Riho Sugiyama
"Codename Pinecone... Starting today I'll be working for Rhodes Island, oh... have you seen my portable battery?"
The confused girl from Columbia, Pinecone.
Originally, she would've been living in that small town in Columbia, and shared some of her parents' workload besides her studies. Originally, she would've been worrying over her future, searching around in job markets, looking for opportunities for herself.
Until that Liberi who's always grinning appeared before her, until Kafka asked her if she wanted to repay someone who had helped her before—
And before she realized, she was involved in a situation that even she may not know the cause and effect of.
Talents and Skills
Archetype: Boomstick (Close-Range AoE) Sniper
Trait: Attacks all enemies within range, and deals 150% damage to enemies in the row directly in front of this unit.
Talent: Increase SP regen rate for a certain period after deployment
Skill 1: Pinecone immediately fires once with certain ATK. This attack will ignore a portion of the enemy's DEF. Can hold charges.
Skill 2: During skill activation, increase ATK and reduce Attack Range. Every time the skill is used, Pinecone will gain higher ATK increase (up to a limit)
Note: These are first impressions and based on conjecture since we don’t know the exact details.
Pinecone will be the third Boomstick (Close-Range AoE) Sniper, and the first at the 4★ rarity. This Archetype is characterized by True-AoE attacks that hit all enemies in a relatively small range, with enemies in the nearest row taking increased damage.
In many ways, Pinecone seems to be a 4★ version of Executor, as they both have DEF ignore and burst-damage abilities. For Pinecone, Self-SP gain is typically a nice addition, especially if it stacks with other SP gain effects.
The main drawbacks of this Archetype are their very high DP Costs, relatively slow Attack Speed, and short range. These restrictions mean that this Archetype isn't seen often in Meta play. Pinecone likely won't change this trend, but it's always nice to have lower rarity, more-accessible Archetype representative!