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Defender
Range
Range
Range
Position
Attack Type

Tags

Archetype

Traits

Blocks 3 enemies

Operator Description

Cuora, Defender Operator of Rhodes Island, will provide reliable defense for the squad.

Operator Quote

Yeah, it's time to get sturdy. Real sturdy.

Obtain Approach

Recruitment & Headhunting
Headhunting: Yes Recruitment: Yes
Release Date (CN) 4/30/2019
Release Date (Global) 1/16/2020
Recruitment Pool Date (CN) 4/30/2019
Recruitment Pool Date (Global) 1/16/2020

Potentials

Potential Item

Cuora's Token A normal baseball bat bearing the illegible autographs of several famous players on it. Maybe, perhaps, those signatures are fake, but the desire to share them is real.

Talent

DEF +6%
Info
DEF +12%
Info

Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
0
Redeploy Time
70
DP Cost
17
Block
3
Attack Interval
1.2

Skills

SP Cost:
45
45
45
40
40
40
38
37
36
35
Initial SP:
0
0
0
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
35 Seconds
Skill Effect
DEF +20%
DEF +25%
DEF +30%
DEF +35%
DEF +40%
DEF +45%
DEF +50%
DEF +60%
DEF +70%
DEF +80%
Detailed Skill Info
def 0.2
def 0.25
def 0.3
def 0.35
def 0.4
def 0.45
def 0.5
def 0.6
def 0.7
def 0.8
SP Cost:
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
Initial SP:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
Skill Effect
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +55%; Restores HP by 1% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +60%; Restores HP by 1% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +65%; Restores HP by 1% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +75%; Restores HP by 1% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +80%; Restores HP by 1% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +85%; Restores HP by 1% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +95%; Restores HP by 2% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +105%; Restores HP by 2% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +115%; Restores HP by 2% of Max HP per second
Stops attacking; Block +1; DEF +130%; Restores HP by 3% of Max HP per second
Detailed Skill Info
def 0.55
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.01
def 0.6
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.01
def 0.65
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.01
def 0.75
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.01
def 0.8
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.01
def 0.85
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.01
def 0.95
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.02
def 1.05
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.02
def 1.15
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.02
def 1.3
block_cnt 1
hp_recovery_per_sec_by_max_hp_ratio 0.03

RIIC Base Skills

(仓库整备·β)
Room Type:
Factory
When this Operator is assigned to a Factory, capacity limit +10 and productivity +10%
(订单分发·α)
Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, order acquisition efficiency +20%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Extremely durable 4* with the highest DEF potential in the game
+ Viable through all content
+ 4 Block while skill is active
- Very low ATK and dps
- S2: Doesn't attack during the duration

Operator Overview

“Hm? Where am I? Who am I?”

In most video games, mysterious girls with amnesia are delicate waifs with healing powers. In Arknights, resident amnesiac Cuora is a 4 Defender who smacks everything with a baseball bat and magically toughens her skin to resist incoming attacks. You’ve got to give her points for originality.

You’ve also got to give her points for sheer sturdiness. Cuora is one of the most durable physical tanks in the game, between her DEF-increasing Defense Specialist Talent and her outstanding Skill 2, Shell Defense. This Skill gives Cuora a massive DEF boost, steadily restores her HP, and increases her Block by +1. Being able to Block-4 is an extremely rare and powerful tool, and it makes Cuora useful to players of all skill levels in any level of content. Although Shell Defense does stop her from attacking, it allows Cuora to handle strength and numbers of enemies that would outright kill many other Operators (even other Defenders).

Keep in mind that while Cuora has enough DEF to shame a conch shell, she couldn’t kill a paper bag without help, and all that DEF doesn’t matter one whit when Arts damage enters the fray. With no innate Arts Resistance and no Arts mitigation in her kit, Cuora is very vulnerable to enemy Casters. High DEF doesn’t make her invincible, either; some physical enemies hit so hard and so fast that even Cuora can’t keep up with their damage output without heavy aid. However, this doesn’t change the fact that Cuora is one of the most commonly used Defenders in Arknights. Don’t take her lightly because of her 4 rarity: Cuora is reliable enough to serve players well into the lategame.

Elite Promotion Discussion

“The Turtle” Cuora is a 4★ that even whales continue to use at endgame because of how insanely good her Skill 2’s block 4 and Defense potential is.  After promotion to E2, the Defense boost from her Talent, Defense Specialist, increases from 6% to 12%.  Investment in Cuora will be paid back multiple times over.

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Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
Lv1
x2
2 ➝ 3
Lv1
x2
x5
3 ➝ 4
Lv1
x3
x2
4 ➝ 5
Lv1
x3
x3
5 ➝ 6
Lv1
x3
x3
6 ➝ 7
Lv1
x4
x3
Skill Level Requisites Materials
1
Lv1 8h
x2
x1
x4
Lv1 16h
x4
x1
x2
Lv1 24h
x6
x2
x2
2
Lv1 8h
x2
x1
x4
Lv1 16h
x4
x2
x2
Lv1 24h
x6
x2
x2

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x15000
x3
x1
x1
x60000
x5
x14
x10

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist Skade
CV Ayaka Suwa
Gender Female
Place of Birth Undisclosed
Birthday Undisclosed
Race Petram
Height 148cm
Combat Experience None
Physical Strength Normal
Mobility Normal
Physiological Endurance Excellent
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Normal
Originium Adaptability Standard

Profile

Cuora, real identity unknown, missing history. Demonstrated remarkable defensive ability in battle.
Now undertaking many missions for Rhodes Island as a Defender Operator.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging test for this Operator showed blurry outline of internal organs with visible unusual dark spots. Unusually high concentration of Originium particles were present in her circulation, indicating signs of infection and confirming her as infected at this stage.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 5%
The patient's condition is still manageable.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.2u/L
Low level of Oripathy, currently not spreading.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
When this enigmatic girl who has forgotten where she came from first became an official Rhodes Island Operator, she had to be taught to write her codename correctly, deliberately and diligently signing it on the dotted line.
Operator Cuora is so innocent and naive, not even Oripathy could dim her spirits. And no one has the heart to reprimand her when she breaks a window for the hundredth time playing baseball.
Operator Cuora clearly has an unusual passion for baseball. Her small round ball and black bat are practically her best buddies.
So, why baseball?

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Baseball is a sport that originated in Victoria, grew massively popular in Columbia and spread out from there. The ordinary folk, especially kids, became diehard fans of the sport very quickly.
According to Cuora, playing baseball strengthens the body and builds teamwork. She fiercely advocated playing the sport at Rhodes Island, even going so far as to hold basic drills, lessons, and even seminars on gamesmanship. It is obvious that she is very proficient and highly experienced with the game of baseball. And yet, observation showed that Cuora possesses very little actual combat experience. With her familiarity with baseball, she has been able to grasp mission plans, objectives and strategies far easier than one would expect from an inexperienced Operator.
After positive responses to Cuora's baseball presentations, she gleefully unpacked her bag and handed every Operator present a baseball.
Hold on. How is it that Cuora uses that ordinary-looking backpack to in all those defensive maneuvers?

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
After examination by engineering and armory personnel, Cuora's backpack was determined to be an excellent defensive weapon. The protection it provides is on par with the standard tower shield issued to Rhodes Island Operators.
In fact, the front side of the backpack is not made from fabric, but an extremely lightweight metal alloy. In addition, the seams are sufficiently resilient that even sustained hammering cannot damage its integrity.
As for where she got the backpack, Cuora cheerfully replies that she doesn't remember. The investigation was halted when no lead on the weapon/item's origin could be found.
Further tests concluded that Cuora's baseball bat is made of the same alloy, despite being even more ordinary in appearance than the backpack.
So, how did the inexperienced Cuora, with her marvelous items, show up at Rhodes Island?

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
The personnel involved recalled that they found Cuora napping under the sun on the deck of Rhodes Island above the bridge. At the time, Rhodes Island had just finished a supply drop to a small Columbian town before sailing off. After waking up Cuora, interrogation revealed she had absolutely no idea how she got onboard. Later, a physical examination confirmed she had an early stage of Oripathy.
Cuora was accepted into Rhodes Island as an Infected under existing protocols. Her strange talent was discovered at that time.
Regardless, Operator Cuora is now an official part of Rhodes Island. As for unraveling her past, it's on the to-do list.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Here I am! What should we play, baseball or boardgames? Oh, you're working?
Talk 1 Where was I born, you ask? Hm, no idea. But it doesn't matter, right?
Talk 2 Hello, Sir Rhodes Island! Oh, that's not your name?
Talk 3 Hm, what's my assignment today? To capture some sleek, long animals?
Talk after Promotion 1 Stop! Don't knock on my backpack! Oh, sorry, I'm not mad, I'm just worried. If you're not careful, you could hurt your hand! Here, let me show you how it's done.
Talk after Promotion 2 If anyone dares to hurt you, I'll smash them with a baseball bat. Oh, uh... so... there really were people who hurt you? Um... actually, I'm not that good at fighting, haha...
Talk after Trust Increase 1 I love spending the whole day just walking down the street, people-watching and enjoying the sunshine... even though I always get lost that way!
Talk after Trust Increase 2 You helped cure me, and gave me a place to live... you're really such a kind person...
Talk after Trust Increase 3 Are you my big brother? Or big sister? Ah, whichever you are, it's fine! I'm not leaving you even if you throw me out! It's not like I can walk far, right?
Idle Oh, Doctor is busy. I'll just play with myself then...
Onboard Hm? Where am I? Who am I?
Watching Battle Record My skin can harden. It's my only special skill!
Promotion 1 Promotion? What's that? Let's just play! Come on, play with me!
Promotion 2 New position or not, I don't really care. All I want is to be by your side every day. Can you grant me this tiny wish of mine?
Added to Squad I've got lots of friends here!
Appointed as Squad Leader Let's go!
Depart We'll be fine if we're all together!
Begin Operation Let's play!
Selecting Operator 1 Here!
Selecting Operator 2 Doctor!
Deployment 1 Come on! Come on!
Deployment 2 Dummies, your real enemy is over here!
In Battle 1 Useless! You're all useless!
In Battle 2 Come on, play with me!
In Battle 3 This is my playground!
In Battle 4 I won't back down!
4-star Result Was that tough? I don't feel like it's much different from any other battle.
3-star Result Homerun!
Sub 3-star Result Safe!
Operation Failure Aww... strike out!
Assigned to Facility Just don't throw fireballs at me!
Tap Wow, fun!
Trust Tap Doctor! Doctor! Can we play a little bit longer? Just a little bit!
Title Arknights.
Greeting Hello, Doctor!