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Traits

Can't be healed by other units. Recovers {value} self HP every time this operator attacks an enemy
{Value} = 30 (Non-Elite); 50 (Elite 1); 70 (Elite 2).
value = 30
E1: value = 50
E2: value = 70

Operator Description

Higashi swordbearer Akafuyu, the Nobukage-ryu disciple.

Operator Quote

If you trust in her blade, she'll trust in you.

Obtain Approach

Headhunting
Operator can only be obtained through Headhunting (Gacha).
Headhunting: Yes Recruitment: No
Release Date (CN) 5/1/2021
Release Date (Global) 10/21/2021

Potentials

Potential Item

Akafuyu's Token A helping of raw, worked meat. Only those who eat heartily and leave an empty plate can be called good buddies.

Talent

Increases ASPD based on lost HP (Reaches max boosted ASPD +50 when below 50% HP)
Info
Increases ASPD based on lost HP (Reaches max boosted ASPD +75 when below 40% HP)
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Increases ASPD based on lost HP (Reaches max boosted ASPD +100 when below 30% HP)
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Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
0
Redeploy Time
70
DP Cost
21
Block
1
Attack Interval
1.2

Skills

SP Cost:
20
20
20
20
20
20
19
18
17
16
Initial SP:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
12 Seconds
Skill Effect
Cannot block enemies, ATK +20%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +25%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +30%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +35%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +40%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +45%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +50%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +60%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +70%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Cannot block enemies, ATK +80%, and attacks turn into double strikes
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.2
atk 0.25
atk 0.3
atk 0.35
atk 0.4
atk 0.45
atk 0.5
atk 0.6
atk 0.7
atk 0.8
SP Cost:
35
34
33
32
31
30
28
27
26
25
Initial SP:
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
16 Seconds
16 Seconds
16 Seconds
18 Seconds
18 Seconds
18 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
Skill Effect
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +50%, DEF +70%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +50%, DEF +70%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +50%, DEF +70%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +60%, DEF +80%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +60%, DEF +80%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +60%, DEF +80%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +70%, DEF +90%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +80%, DEF +100%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +90%, DEF +110%
Immediately loses 50% current HP and gain 1 Shield (disappears when the skill ends), ATK +100%, DEF +120%
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.5
def 0.7
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.5
def 0.7
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.5
def 0.7
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.6
def 0.8
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.6
def 0.8
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.6
def 0.8
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.7
def 0.9
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.8
def 1
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 0.9
def 1.1
hp_ratio 0.5
atk 1
def 1.2
hp_ratio 0.5

RIIC Base Skills

(近卫专精·α)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Guard Operators' Specialization training speed +30%
Nobukage-ryu Lvl: 1
(信影流)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Guard Operators' Specialization training speed +30%; if training this skill to Specialization Level 1, training speed will be further increased by +45%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ An Enmity Guard with more defensive oriented skills
+ Higher than average DEF and abilities to boost it much further than average enmity guards
+ Fast skill cycle means her skills are easier to time (as long as the duration is enough to take out the tough target) + S1: Allows Akafuyu to remain on the front lines to deal damage against enemies that would otherwise kill or disrupt her. A good choice as a DPS option, so long as you don't mind not being able to block.
+ S2: This can raise her DEF far higher than most enmity guards can reach. Good for dueling faster attacking physical enemies so she can mitigate a lot of their damage
- S1: requires enemies to either stand still or for someone else to block for her, limiting her 1v1 or solo lane ability, which this archetype is often used for.
- S2: Her DPS will be quite low compared to other enmity guards - no HP regeneration when not attacking can limit her solo abilities

Operator Overview

Akafuyu is a short-sighted, game-obsessed, sword-wielding, alcoholic crab girl, which even for Rhodes Island is a pretty unusual hire. She steadfastly refuses to admit that her vision is less than 20/20, and indeed her performance on the battlefield doesn’t seem to suffer for it. Her denial seems to have sharpened her other senses to compensate, allowing her to engage the enemy as a 5* Enmity Guard who can reduce her Block count to 0 and grant herself Shields to deflect attacks.

Like other Enmity Guards, Akafuyu’s defining Trait is that she cannot be healed by allies (except by those who use HP regen instead of regular healing). Instead, she recovers HP whenever she attacks an enemy, and her Nobukage-ryu – Hatobu Talent increases her ASPD as she loses HP. So the lower her HP, the faster she’ll heal herself. Both of Akafuyu’s Skills play with this setup in different ways. Her S1, Nobukage-ryu – Kaminari Gatana no Zei, reduces her Block count to 0 while also increasing her ATK and causing her attacks to hit twice. Block-0 prevents melee enemies from attacking her and allows enemies that might otherwise kill her to pass through. Meanwhile there’s Nobukage-ryu – Juumonji Masaru, her S2, which halves Akafuyu’s current HP—guaranteeing her Talent triggers—buffs her ATK and DEF, and gives her a Shield that negates one instance of damage.

Akafuyu is a solid unit on paper, but in practice she can be difficult to use well. Block-1 reduces her overall battlefield contributions, the inability to be healed by allies can be a big annoyance, and her Skills have short durations (though they also charge quickly). Considering how many other Operators can output high Physical DPS, it can be hard to justify using Akafuyu for the role. Although S1’s Block-0 can allow her to survive where she otherwise might not, it also requires allies to back her up by Blocking for her or crowd-controlling enemies to stay in her range. This limits her ability to 1v1 or solo lanes, which this archetype is often called upon to do. Even within her archetype, Akafuyu will often be outdone by Utage’s Arts damage and/or Hellagur’s better soloing capabilities. If you’re willing to put up with the minutiae of using her, though, the synergy between Akafuyu’s Trait, Talent, and Skills can make her an effective frontline DPS, 1v1, or low-flow solo-lane holder.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

As a defensive oriented enmity guard, she'll be able to take some hits while 1v1ing, but no non-attacking regen will limit her soloing staying power. There are just too many good or better 1v1 options, especially early/mid game, and at lower rarity/cheaper development cost, to warrant investment.

Skill Discussion

Skill
Mastery
Story
Advanced
S1M3 C C
S2M3 C C

It pains me to grade Akafuyu because she's my personal favorite unit in this banner. But ultimately I'm forced to come to terms with a weak archtype, a super strong banner on which nearly every other skill is a better investment option, and a long standing 6★ counterpart that's still better in most ways. She is quite strong relative to other 5★s, and newer players with weaker teams will find value in her strong self sustain, but at this point in the game that doesn’t mean as much as it used to.

Both of Akafuyu's skills are good, and if you raise her, the one to go for first will largely depend on how you play. I give a small favor to S1 since I personally feel the 0-block niche is an underrated and underutilized niche and it has stronger DPS. Unfortunately though, she gets relegated to waifu only grades.

Operator Featured Articles

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
Lv1
x4
2 ➝ 3
Lv1
x4
x7
3 ➝ 4
Lv1
x6
x3
4 ➝ 5
Lv1
x6
x4
5 ➝ 6
Lv1
x6
x3
6 ➝ 7
Lv1
x6
x3
x3
Skill Level Requisites Materials
1
Lv1 8h
x5
x3
x4
Lv1 16h
x6
x3
x5
Lv1 24h
x10
x4
x5
2
Lv1 8h
x5
x3
x6
Lv1 16h
x6
x3
x5
Lv1 24h
x10
x4
x3

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x20000
x4
x7
x3
x120000
x3
x8
x15

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist 熊太
CV Yumi Uchiyama
Gender Female
Place of Birth Higashi
Birthday Mar 27
Race Ægir
Height 176cm
Combat Experience
8 Years
Infection Status Medical tests have confirmed that no infection is present.
Nation
Physical Strength Excellent
Mobility Excellent
Physiological Endurance Standard
Tactical Planning Standard
Combat Skill Excellent
Originium Adaptability Normal

Profile

Akafuyu, a swordsman from Higashi, is the successor of the Nobukage-ryu Iai-suemonogiri Kenpou. Aside from her mastery of traditional swordsmanship, she also possesses excellent modern combat and tactical abilities. Given how distinctively extraordinary she is as an individual, it will take some time for her to familiarize herself with Rhodes Island's combat style.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging tests reveal clear, normal outlines of internal organs, and no abnormal shadows have been detected. Originium granules have not been detected in the circulatory system and there is no sign of infection. At this time, this operator is believed to be uninfected.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 0%
Operator Akafuyu shows no signs of Originium infection.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.13u/L
Operator Akafuyu rarely comes into contact with Originium.

That gal wakes up before daylight and starts training every day without exception... How can she not be in good shape? Argh, I wanna arm wrestle with her... If I get to fight her, that's even better!
—Gavial

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
Regular physical exams show that Akafuyu's vision is much worse than average. Further tests and examinations confirm that this is not a result of Oripathy or other diseases, and current technologies are unable to correct her vision.
Akafuyu denies her vision is impaired, and, in actuality, her performance on the battlefield is exceptional; she has shown herself to be more perceptive than your average person. Clearly, her other, heightened senses and her combat skills make up for her decreased vision.
The benefits they provide in her daily life is evidently minimal, however. If you ever find her in the hallway running into the wall head on, try not to point it out to her, lest she gets angry because of that.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Akafuyu tends to be somewhat old-school with her living habits. She wakes up as soon as the sun rises before practicing her swordsmanship, eating her meals, and heading to bed at nightfall if there is nothing else to attend to.
What is surprising is that she is not the kind of person who is completely removed from modern lifestyles. When she hangs out with her fellow Higashi operators, she would often loudly compliment Utage's trendy nails and defeat everyone else in video games, especially action games.
'You think I'm the kind of girl who does nothing but battle? Besides ale and grub, we, too, like to hang out and game after training! Action games improve your ability to react as a commander. Don't you know that? What? How do I play games when I can barely see? What is that supposed to mean? I can see fine! And haven't you heard the best action games are all rhythm games?'
It seems that, with the right amount of mass appeal, no barriers can stop popular cultural works proliferating, no matter where.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Akafuyu has never attempted to hide her upbringing.
'Yeah, I'm that asshole's bastard child, and what about it? He's never admitted it anywhere. My name's been Akafuyu since I was five. Whatever my surname is, it hasn't a thing to do with him one bit.'
She was born into one of Higashi's eight distinguished families. As the illegitimate child of a noble, she was entrusted to and raised in a shrine. She was considered to be a stubborn, unruly child as she rarely obeyed any instructions. As such, she was often punished. When she was five, she met an elder from her family and was subsequently taken in by her. Under her care, she began to receive training in swordsmanship and military tactics, slowly becoming a formidable military leader. For all this time, she has never forgotten who her blood father was, but there was only ever one family member whom she trusted and one master whom she followed.
Out of consideration that Akafuyu is unwilling to have anything more to do with her blood father, his surname will remain redacted in this record.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
[Classified Log]
Akafuyu is not just a swordsman; she is also a general of the military.
When the Bloodpeak Campaign came to a conclusion, Higashi found itself in another civil conflict. During the conflict, there was a general in service of the Mitsumoto faction of the Southern Court who, unhappy with her brother, the family head, stirring up a new civil conflict, chose to defect to the north and thus helping bring this conflict to a fast conclusion. Though there was a truce, it did not mean there was an everlasting peace. In the twenty years since, the two courts found themselves in frequent clashes, and the flames of war raged incessantly. In particular, the defected general was the target of multiple assassination attempts by the south. This general is Akafuyu's aunt and also the master she serves.
For years, Akafuyu led a squadron that has braved through hell and high water on the battlefield until she had a close brush with death when she found herself fallen into the enemy's trap. Although she emerged unscathed, as the commander, she was exiled by the Northern Court for the failure. She left Higashi behind and eventually found her way to Rhodes Island.
Despite being exiled by the only master she has ever trusted, Akafuyu had no complaints about the punishment she received. She still firmly believes that she will one day return to Higashi to show her master how far she has come and to fight and bring an end to the war for her master's ideals.
What Akafuyu doesn't know, however, is that, contrary to her belief, it was no mere coincidence that she received an invitation to Rhodes Island. As per the client's request, this record shall remain hidden from the operator's eyes.

Additional remark: Owing to the above, direct, one-on-one contact between Akafuyu and operator Shirayuki should be kept to a minimum.

Promotion File

Upgrade to Elite LV2.
'She is smart and hard-working.
I looked after her for all these years not because I wanted her to do battle for me or take my place as my successor.
I wanted her to not be tied down by the flames of war before her. I wish for her to find her own meaning of battle. I hope she will come to understand that we will one day face even greater perils.
I ask of you, please help her. I know you can do it.'

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant What did you need me here for? Hah, that's a huge pile of papers on the desk. Filled to the brim with words, too. Just the sight of them makes me want to cut them in half!
Talk 1 Hfph—haah! Leave me alone. I'm trying to feel what my new technique is. Aren't techniques meant to be conceived instead of felt, you say? Hmph, I don't need to think. I just need to quiet down and feel it in my heart, and my technique will naturally unfold on my blade when the time comes.
Talk 2 That ninja... She may be able to stay out of your sight, but she cannot fool my senses. I know not what she's scheming, but I can promise you I shall not engage her right here and now. That said, if I find her trying to do harm to my master—You won't be able to stop my blade.
Talk 3 Who says I cannot see? Hmph, this medical report is full of shit. If you don't believe me, just try taking me on. Bring as many men as you want, and bring your strongest, swiftest men. Attack me from whichever direction you wish. If you make it anywhere close to my body, I'll accept defeat.
Talk after Promotion 1 It hurts my head when I have to listen to those righteous men and their principles, especially the ones that go on and on like they are preaching their scriptures. It doesn't matter what a feast for the ears their words are. They won't hesitate to stab even their family in the back if it benefits them. How is there any righteousness in what they say? They are hypocrites, and my blade will slice them apart!
Talk after Promotion 2 I've seen winters like that many times. The snow fell on the ground and turned red in an instant. They were everywhere, either lying prone or still sitting. I could not make out their faces, nor did I want to figure it out. My face and my chest were frozen cold, though my hands, with my blade held tight, felt hotter than ever. Tsk, why am I even telling you all this? You needn't listen, either.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 Hm? How many times have I told you? Don't stand in front of me without a word! What? You wanted to make yourself more clearly seen? You're a strange fellow. I don't need to look at you to tell you apart from others! You think I just let anybody come this close to me?
Talk after Trust Increase 2 {@nickname}, you look just like my master when you have such a serious look on you. I suppose... it's because both you and her are forced to go forward in chase of a grand, ambitious goal.
Talk after Trust Increase 3 My master had me come to Rhodes Island for some peace and quiet, but there is no peace to be had as long as the flames of war rage in my homeland. Nonetheless, as a commander, you have my respect. {@nickname}, I am under your command. Together, we will take to the battlefield, and I shall slay everyone that stands in our way as your blade!
Idle The air here is nice and cool. Move over a little. Let me lay down a little too.
Onboard Akafuyu, a swordsman, and the strongest you'll find. Taking a fancy to my katana? I will never set my katana down wheresoever I go. Haha, you better keep your distance if you are scared.
Watching Battle Record Hey, I'm as strong as it gets already. Stop wasting my time!
Promotion 1 I don't need anyone's acknowledgement, but I appreciate your kindness. I will work to repay the favor.
Promotion 2 Heh... if these guys are still here, they should be dragging me into their celebrations any minute now. How about this, {@nickname}, come with me! We'll drink till we drop tonight!
Added to Squad Let's get going already. My katana is starting to rust.
Appointed as Squad Leader Now we're talking! All of you, come with me!
Depart Now! Sortie!
Begin Operation No matter who, I shall slay them by my katana!
Selecting Operator 1 I'm here.
Selecting Operator 2 I've been waiting to draw my katana.
Deployment 1 Let's take to the field!
Deployment 2 Try taking on my blade head on!
In Battle 1 Just watch... Here I go!
In Battle 2 It doesn't matter whether there's one or a thousand of you! I shall slay all that come my way!
In Battle 3 I'll slay even your will to fight back!
In Battle 4 My katana knows exactly where my foes are.
4-star Result Where are the foes actually worth fighting?
3-star Result That was hardly a battle. I didn't so much as break a sweat.
Sub 3-star Result We had enemies slip past us? Impossible. There's no way I didn't see them.
Operation Failure I won't run away. As long as my katana is in one piece, I can still fight!
Assigned to Facility What a small room! Don't keep me waiting in here for too long! I might not be able to keep myself from drawing my katana!
Tap Hmph... Hey, if you were my enemy, I would already have cut you into two halves.
Trust Tap Now, now! Let's get ourselves all the ale and meat!
Title Arknights.
Greeting Hey, Doctor, how about some sword training together?