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Botzu's Quick Evaluation
+ Useful on some early-game Challenge Modes with her self-sustain
- A DEF-focused Defender is almost always preferable to an HP Defender except vs Casters, and against them Healing Defenders are usually best.
- Harder to max potential because she is not available in recruitment.
“Heeellooo! I've never been in such a huge mobile facility before! I'm so excited! Merry of the Cardigan here. Are you the Doctor?”
A skiing fanatic and a former member of the Leithanien Bobsled Patrol Team. Clumsy but cheerful, Cardigan supports Rhodes Island’s Team A4 as a 3* Defender with an emphasis on HP.
Perhaps as a representation of her boundless energy, Cardigan’s Talent, Max HP Up, passively increases her maximum HP after E1 promotion. This works well with her Skill, Regeneration α, which restores a percentage of Cardigan’s max HP when activated. Judicious use of this Skill can make Cardigan a decent option for tanking enemy Casters despite her lack of RES, as she can shrug off their Arts with a self-heal and keep face-tanking for a while longer.
Cardigan runs into problems when facing strong enemies that hit harder than her HP pool can handle. Her self-heal is great for sustain, but it doesn’t increase her ability to mitigate damage. Lacking an E2 promotion also limits Cardigan’s ability to contribute in the long term, and at present she is not available from Recruitment, which makes her a little less accessible than her 3* ranking would suggest. Despite this, all Doctors should have at least two sturdy Defenders to form the backbone of their squad, and Cardigan is a good early choice for the job.
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|Artist||Yī Lì Lǐzi|
|Place of Birth||Leithanien|
|Combat Experience||0.5 Years|
Clinical AnalysisIncrease Trust to 25.
[Cell-Originium Fusion Rate] 0%
Operator shows no signs of infection at this time.
[Blood Crystal Density] 0.09u/L
Physical data reveal this Operator to be in a roughly healthy state.
Archive File 1Increase Trust to 50.
Cardigan is a proactive and confident Operator who carries out both daily tasks and combat missions with vigor. As a member of Op Reserve Team A4, Cardigan is very fond of all her teammates.
Archive File 2Increase Trust to 100.
Cardigan was born the oldest of five children in the frigid northern region of Leithanien to a mother and father who worked in the forests. Growing up in a comfortable and relaxed household, she had harmonious and intimate relationships with all her family members. When she was a child, she dreamed of becoming a professional skier. With her family's support, she took a shot at her dream, but ultimately failed to succeed. She quit ski training and was recruited by a bobsled patrol team. It was during this time that Cardigan underwent defensive and tactical training.
Archive File 3Increase Trust to 150.
Before she was recruited by Rhodes Island, she left her hometown, curious about city life. She made her way to the center of Leithanien to seek work, but due to its focus on Arts and her lack of talent for it, as well as her love of sport, she felt the city wasn't a good fit for her. During her stay in Leithanien, she met fellow travelers Steward and Adnachiel and formed a deep friendship with them. Even after the two of them became infected, Cardigan continued to put all her effort into helping her friends make it through, and contacted Rhodes Island to seek treatment for them.
Archive File 4Increase Trust to 200.
A list of broken items.
Sofa back leather 14 square centimeters. Cause of damage: Weapon wasn't unequipped and its edge cut everything up.
Medic Operator Ansel's office chair legs. Cause of damage: Got over-excited and lost balance. Chair legs bent as a result.
A 90*120cm tactics book. Cause of damage: Over-excitement resulted in book getting broken with a hammer.
Signature of person responsible: Cardigan. Signature of team leader: Melantha.
Outcome: After finance personnel calculate damage, they inform the responsible party that payment will be deducted from their salary in 12 equal installments for compensation. Responsible party has been handed over to team leader for Op Reserve Team discipline and re-education.
|Appointed as Assistant||Wahooo! It's my turn now, Doctor!|
|Talk 1||What does my "Cardigan" code name mean? Aha! That's actually the name of my race. It's a family tradition to use it as a code name.|
|Talk 2||Wow, I found someone of my race on another team! I've got to invite her to hang out with me sometime!|
|Talk 3||I was born in the north of Leithanien, a place full of snow and forests. Oh, I can teach you how to ski!|
|Talk after Promotion 1||A lot of people say stuff like "it's a Defender's duty to strengthen her position," but that's such an outdated idea. Speed is what you need! This is an era of nimble warfare! Slow down, and you'll be left behind!|
|Talk after Trust Increase 1||*Sniff sniff*... I recognize this smell, it's gotta be Melantha! I hope we can become closer friends... Cause then, we'll be able to work better as a team!|
|Talk after Trust Increase 2||Hehe, I really enjoy playing with kids. In my hometown, I took my brothers and sisters on a sled trip every year. I really miss it! Oh, speaking of sleds... I wonder if Adnachiel can make one for me.|
|Talk after Trust Increase 3||I also have many things that I don't like. Like Oripathy, for instance... But there's no point in worrying too much. I would rather live my days in happiness! Plus, I've got you with me, Doctor!|
|Onboard||Heeellooo! I've never been in such a huge mobile facility before! I'm so excited! Merry of the Cardigan here. Are you the Doctor?|
|Watching Battle Record||Ehehe, thanks!|
|Promotion 1||Yay! I will keep fighting hard for my next promotion! I'm sure it will come in time!|
|Added to Squad||Awesome! Finally, my time has come!|
|Appointed as Squad Leader||A-Ansel! Oh, come on! I promise I won't lead everyone on a wild-goose chase!|
|Depart||Formation ready! Move forward to the objective!|
|Begin Operation||Let's go! ...Steward, what was I supposed to do next?|
|Selecting Operator 1||One must not hesitate on the battlefield!|
|Selecting Operator 2||All right!|
|Deployment 2||I will protect us all!|
|In Battle 1||Aha!|
|In Battle 2||Your attacks have no effect!|
|4-star Result||I knew we could do it. Right, Adnachiel?|
|3-star Result||Yeeaaah! A flawless victory!|
|Sub 3-star Result||Kudos to the Medic team! You saved my life...|
|Operation Failure||Ughh... Sorry, Ansel...|
|Assigned to Facility||Steward, what should I do next?|
|Tap||Woah! Roller coaster—!|
|Trust Tap||Melantha? Huh? Why are you here, Doctor?!|
|Greeting||I'm right here, Doctor!|