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Traits

Attacks the heaviest enemy first

Operator Description

A wandering bard from Minos, ready to explore the unknown scenery with you.

Operator Quote

Paint a great and beautiful land through verse, and then defend it through bow and arrow.

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Activity Acquisition
The Operator is acquired by completing specific activities (in-game Events).
Obtain Approach Detail
Headhunting: No Recruitment: No
Release Date (CN) 5/19/2022
Release Date (Global) 12/8/2022

Potentials

Potential Item

Erato's Token A notebook filled with mythic legends and poems for the wayward bard. The language isn't flowery per se, but passion and sincerity abound as you read it.

Talent

Can attack Sleep enemies
Info
Can attack Sleep enemies, and ignores 40% DEF when attacking Sleep enemies
Info
Can attack Sleep enemies, and ignores 50% DEF when attacking Sleep enemies
Info
Talents from Module Upgrades

Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
0
Redeploy Time
70
DP Cost
21
Block
1
Attack Interval
2.4

Skills

SP Cost:
11
11
11
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
Initial SP:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Skill Effect
The next attack deals 185% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 190% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 195% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 200% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 205% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 210% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 215% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 220% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 230% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
The next attack deals 240% ATK as Physical damage and inflicts Sleep for 5 seconds
Detailed Skill Info
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.85
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.9
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.95
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.05
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.1
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.15
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.2
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.3
sleep 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.4
sleep 5
SP Cost:
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
25
Initial SP:
10
10
10
11
11
11
12
13
14
15
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
Skill Effect
ATK +25%, ASPD+25; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +27%, ASPD+25; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +29%, ASPD+25; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +31%, ASPD+30; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +33%, ASPD+30; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +35%, ASPD+30; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +38%, ASPD+40; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +41%, ASPD+40; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +45%, ASPD+40; prioritizes Sleep enemies
ATK +50%, ASPD+50; prioritizes Sleep enemies
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.25
attack_speed 25
atk 0.27
attack_speed 25
atk 0.29
attack_speed 25
atk 0.31
attack_speed 30
atk 0.33
attack_speed 30
atk 0.35
attack_speed 30
atk 0.38
attack_speed 40
atk 0.41
attack_speed 40
atk 0.45
attack_speed 40
atk 0.5
attack_speed 50

Modules

改弦更张
Lvl. 1
Lvl: 50
Trust: 100 (10,070 Points)
Availability: cn
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Equip Trait
When attacking enemies with 3 Weight or higher, ATK is increased to 115%
Equip Attribute Bonuses
Stat Value
max_hp 90
atk 45
Unlock Information
Materials
x2
x3
x40000
Missions
战斗中非助战埃拉托累计使用英雄赞歌5次
3星通关主题曲S5-9;必须编入非助战埃拉托并上场,其他成员不可编入狙击干员

RIIC Base Skills

(狙击专精·α)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Sniper Operators' Specialization training speed +30%
Pluck String Lvl: 1
(拂弦)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Sniper Operators' Specialization training speed +30%; if training this skill to Specialization Level 2, training speed will be further increased by +45%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ A Heavyweight sniper that deals bonus damage against sleeping enemies.
+ Erato ignores 50% DEF against sleeping targets which is useful against heavy enemies which typically have higher DEF.
+ She performs well in teams with multiple operators that can inflict and hit sleeping enemies.
+ S1: Moderate sleep duration and cooldown, good for when you only want consistent sleeping support.
+ S2: Decent DPS modifiers which can work regardless of enemy status.
- S1: Long recharge time and lacks DPS modifiers.
- S2: Can't benefit from her passive DEF ignore without assistance from others.
- Better options existing both in terms of inflicting Sleep and and dealing damage.
- Requires setup to be effective and usually can't handle her priority heavy targets on her own.

Operator Overview

Erato is an Operator from Minos who grew up learning the arts of both music and war—an unusual combination, but one that served her well when Minos went to war against Sargon, where she distinguished herself by expelling Sargon invaders from her hometown. After her victory, Erato heard rumors of the heroic “Goddess of Victory,” Pallas, and followed her trail to Rhodes Island, consumed by a desire to meet this hero of her homeland. For her part, Pallas was equally excited to meet another warrior from Minos, and the HR department arranged a meeting.

Never meet your heroes, kids. Erato was crushed to learn that, rather than a perfect ivory idol, Pallas was a debauched alcoholic with no redeeming qualities. And Pallas was equally disappointed to find out that Erato couldn’t hold her liquor. Now Erato has joined Rhodes Island to show the Doctor what a real hero of Minos can do, which is to say, fight as a 5* Besieger Sniper who lulls foes to sleep and then shoots them in the face.

Erato is clearly an Operator designed to fit into a Sleep-focused team composition. Her Dreamscape Sonata Talent allows her to attack Sleeping enemies and, from E1 onward, causes her to ignore part of the DEF of Sleeping targets. With a Besieger Sniper’s hefty ATK behind her shots, Erato can punish Sleeping foes quite efficiently. If you need Erato to cause Sleep herself, her Soothing Lullaby S1 can easily do so: this automatic Skill empowers Erato’s next shot and causes it to inflict Sleep for several seconds. However, Erato really prefers her S2 for dealing damage: Hero’s Ballad, a Skill that increases her own ATK and ASPD and causes her to prioritize Sleeping enemies for the Skill duration.

Between her two Skills, Erato fits interestingly into Sleep teams. Soothing Lullaby causes a fairly long Sleep fairly regularly, so it allows other Operators like Blemishine to take advantage of any “bonus damage to Sleeping enemies” they have, but it doesn’t benefit Erato herself very much. On the other hand, Hero’s Ballad can output a fair amount of DPS, but it doesn’t cause Sleep itself, so you’ll need to field Erato alongside other Sleep-causing Operators to take advantage of it. Keep in mind also that, as a Besieger Sniper, Erato has a large ATK range and the Trait of prioritizing the heaviest enemy in her range (except while S2 is active and changing her priority). If you’re good at manipulating the enemies in her range and the use of her S2, you can guide Erato’s arrows precisely where you want them. However, it’s also easy for a heavier enemy to wander into Erato’s range and throw off your plans if you’re not careful.

Without Sleep-oriented allies backing her up, Erato has trouble fitting neatly into a team. Sleep prevents most Operators from attacking and can waste the duration of valuable Skills, and Erato’s damage potential is somewhat lackluster without Dreamscape Sonata’s DEF ignore on Sleeping targets. However, her niche is not as narrow as it would have once been. There are a fair amount of Sleep Operators in Arknights that can enable Erato or be enabled by her, and she definitely helps to grease the wheels of any Sleep-focused strategy—either with the harpstrings of her S1 or the bowstring of her S2.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

Sleep tends to be an awkward crowd control option even for advanced players because of the drawback of most Operators not being able to attack Sleeping enemies. For new players, the drawbacks and additional planning/awareness that is required won't be worth the potential benefits most of the time.

Skill Discussion

Skill
Mastery
Story
Advanced
Roguelike
S2M3 None

On paper, it would appear that Erato slots nicely into sleep stall comps, but in practice, she doesn't really fit. Her S1 is Single Target while the meta sleep stall options are all AoE. Her S2 does allow her to contribute damage during the stall; however, team space tends to be tight on sleep stall teams, and she doesn't do anything except speed up the process. In any event, it's a middling DPS skill. Most people won't find good use for her, as she ends up much more niche than other sleep options. If you want to raise her anyway, go with S2 for Mastery even though S1 is more unique. You’ll use both skills, but S1 Masteries give no improvements to uptime, whereas S2 Masteries offer fairly significant DPS gains. Although not too special in the realm of DPS skills, Mastery on S2 will go a long way towards making her more usable.

Operator Featured Articles

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
Lv1
x4
2 ➝ 3
Lv1
x4
x10
3 ➝ 4
Lv1
x6
x3
4 ➝ 5
Lv1
x6
x5
5 ➝ 6
Lv1
x6
x5
6 ➝ 7
Lv1
x6
x3
x2
Skill Level Requisites Materials
1
Lv1 8h
x5
x2
x3
Lv1 16h
x6
x2
x7
Lv1 24h
x10
x4
x3
2
Lv1 8h
x5
x3
x5
Lv1 16h
x6
x3
x7
Lv1 24h
x10
x4
x5

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x20000
x4
x4
x2
x120000
x3
x5
x11

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist 温泉瓜
CV 蓝原琴美
CV (CN) 吱毛
Gender Female
Place of Birth Minos
Birthday Mar 14
Race Liberi
Height 158cm
Combat Experience
3 Years
Infection Status Medical tests have confirmed that no infection is present.
Nation
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Excellent
Physiological Endurance Standard
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Standard
Originium Adaptability Excellent

Profile

Erato, a wandering bard from Minos and a member of the guerrilla opposing the Sargonian colonizers.
Despite Erato's repeated claims of being 'three-time Hymnic Games archery champion' and 'Minos's foremost harp player,' none of these claims can be substantiated and will therefore be left out of this file for the time being.

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 Erato shows no trace of Originium infection.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.16u/L
This is considered a somewhat dangerous level for a non-Infected. Regular testing is required.
'It's hard to believe that Erato has visited so many places alone without any protective measures. I really have no idea if she just knows how to avoid danger by instinct or luck's really on her side, but she can't keep doing this anymore.'
—Medical Operator

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
'Who am I? Before I answer your question, let me tell you a story. When the majestic Mt. Hymnoi was still nothing but a swath of flat land, there was a—Not up for a story? Could you answer my question first, then? Is Pallas here or not?'
When Erato arrived at Rhodes Island after her long, weary travels, her first question was, 'Is Pallas here or not?' Common sense tells us that those who harbor ill will against Pallas wouldn't come knocking on our door directly, but considering the sensitive issue regarding Pallas's status, we immediately verified Erato's identity.
Erato was born in a village in southern Minos. She is skilled in archery and harpistry, and she participated in Minos's war against Sargon's invasion, going on to achieve many great feats on the battlefield. All of the above information was verified to be true after a thorough investigation by the HR Department.
Just like Pallas, Erato participated in the war against Sargon, but the two of them fought on different battlefields. After the invaders were chased out of her homeland, Erato, who has grown weary of living a peaceful life, heard rumors of the 'Goddess of Victory' and wanted to meet this heroine in person. After she asked around, she learned that Pallas is undergoing Oripathy treatment at a certain medical company in secret, and after an arduous journey, she finally found Rhodes Island.
Having confirmed with Pallas and found that she, too, has a strong urge to meet this warrior from her homeland, HR arranged for the two to meet. As the two came from the same area and share similar interests and senses of aesthetics, they naturally hit it up with one another very quickly, but they also went their separate ways just as quickly after a long night of conversation.
'If Pallas wishes to go into hiding here, then let her, but even if all of Minos and the Twelve Heroes accept that image of a perfect 'Goddess of Victory' she tries to maintain, I will never accept it myself!' Pallas, on the other hand, simply lamented regretfully: 'If only Erato had a little more tolerance for alcohol.'
In the end, Erato found herself fascinated by the epic adventures and tales of Rhodes Island as recounted by Pallas and decided to stay, eventually becoming a Field Operator after passing the onboarding exams.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Although Erato's frequent claims to be a 'three-time consecutive Hymnic Games archery champion' and a 'top guest harp player of Minos's most renowned troupe' remain unsubstantiated, there is no doubt that she is remarkably proficient in both of these talents.
Ever since the Minoans overthrew the Sargonian colonists, there has never been peace between the two countries. This is particularly visible in the villages near Minos's borders, which still see Sargonian aggression from time to time. The Minoan people banded together and formed a guerilla force to fend against the Sargonian army. Erato was a member of this guerilla force, and her performance as an Operator during missions shows us that her archery skills were truly battle-tested on the frontlines.
Erato's techniques as a harp player are no less impressive than her archery. Setting aside the issue of her past performance history, her regular harp and minstrelry performances at the Convalescent Garden quickly became a popular entertainment mainstay at Rhodes Island. Erato is also able to disturb her enemies' neural systems with her unique Originium Arts by playing her harp. Some Leithanian Operators believe that this type of Originium Arts is fundamentally the same as the musical Originium Arts frequently seen in Leithanien. Although Erato keeps her Originium Arts education background a closely guarded secret, one thing that is certain is that her mastery of this form of Originium Arts still has much room for improvement. This is especially visible in her ability to put her enemies to sleep with her harp as it just as frequently puts her audience to sleep too. It seems Erato herself doesn't seem to mind that at all, however.
'They are about to have a nice dream. Let the story continue there.'

[Addendum]
The Hymnic Games, alternately known as the Warriors' Gathering, is a time-honored sporting event held in the Hall of the Twelve Heroes in Athenius. The Games promote the strengthening of the body and maintaining a proactive mindset. Indeed, the Games are very popular among the populace and attracted talented entrants from all over Minos to participate in its competitions in Athenius, and the Games have also had many new competitions added over the years.
Aside from Athenius, many other cities have also held competitions of a similar format that are also named the 'Hymnic Games.' The Games that Erato participated in were actually jointly held by a few smaller towns in the southern part of Minos. Given their scale, the competitions are definitely nothing to be scoffed at, but they simply do not compare to the Hymnic Games of Athenius. That being said, Erato's gold medals are indeed all officially certified.
Given her skills, perhaps we can look forward to her scoring big at the next Athenius Games.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Erato was already a seasoned traveler who has visited many destinations prior to her arrival to Rhodes Island. This naturally isn't because she was simply lost. Rather, searching for Pallas was never the sole objective of her journey. From Minos, she traveled to Bolívar, Columbia, Kazimierz, Leithanien, and at last found Rhodes Island at Victoria. Although Erato saw this as a fun little trip, all of us know that such a long journey required extraordinary willpower and determination.
During her journeys, Erato kept a notebook in which she detailed her travel experiences. She did so in all manners, from long epics about her travels to mere scribbles describing the nameless sights she saw. Sometimes, she even wrote a few poems spontaneously. She didn't take much care to organize these records, but the culture and customs of each region she visited were more than adequately captured in her chronicles.
Aside from the sights she saw on the way, the notebook also included many mythologies and heroic legends that Erato collected during her journeys. Although she is unaware of it herself, these mythologies from these many different regions reflect the locals' values and historical views to a certain extent. 'Survival is the force behind all human intelligence. With time, they become experience, and through legends and mythologies, they become the truth.' With the large array and variety of stories Erato collected throughout her journeys, one could say her notebook itself is worthy of folkloristic study.
Erato is certainly enthusiastic when it comes to collecting the legends and stories of different regions, but she is a bona fide expert when it comes to Minoan folklore. Throughout the centuries of Sargonian invasion, Minos lost much of its cultural literature, and all the stories passed down through the word of mouth became the only records of many historical events. Despite how their conversation ended on an unpleasant note, Pallas frequently talks to Erato to record the Minoan legends she has heard of.
'Why are you sorting out these stories now? Are you going to take them back to the Hall of the Twelve Heroes with you?'
'If you don't mind, I would actually rather you bring them there yourself...'
'I knew it! You boring, perfectionist priestess! Very well. I'll write down all your drunken mishaps at Rhodes Island and bring them there!'

[Classified Log]
After Erato, a lover of botany and flora, discovered the Rhodes Island Convalescent Garden, she quickly became one of its most frequent visitors. However, it seems there is more than just flowers on Erato's mind. We have received reports that, on several occasions, Erato stared at Perfumer as she worked, awestruck. She seemed like she wanted to strike up a conversation, yet she always held herself back. As requested by Pallas, this record will be kept hidden for the time being.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
Erato has never thought of herself as a wandering bard.
'A wandering bard? They only write down and tell the stories of others, don't they? I think of myself more as a character of a story. I hope that many, many years later, there will be people telling my story, and it'll be a story that will fill its listeners with love and hope when they reach its end.'
Many Minoans seek the glory of heroes, and Erato is no exception. However, Erato also has her own understanding about heroes and glory beyond that.
Heroes should stand with the people and be spiritual leaders to them. They need to be able to inspire later generations to pick up arms against their oppressors like the legends of the Twelve Heroes. They must also be able to guide the masses with their songs of beauty and poems and benevolence, and embrace the lands with a gentle heart. In Erato's songs, the main characters are in general not particularly strong, and sometimes they even have very obvious flaws, but all of them are optimistic and kind-hearted without fail. The main characters go through many trials and tribulations, and in the end always reach a satisfactory ending. Perhaps this is the concept that Erato has of heroes: through some gentle way, they inspire the masses to live with passion. The pursuit of love and beauty can become a belief for people to live by. Perhaps that is the source of Erato's interest in everything and her seemingly endless enthusiasm.
Those who don't have a firm understanding of ugliness do not deserve to discuss beauty, and those who have never experienced hardship should never speak of hope. Having visited so many places and seen so many sights, the beauty that Erato sings of in her songs and poems indeed has that kind of inspirational power.

Promotion Record

Upgrade to Elite LV2.
'Have you ever imagined that perhaps there's a place where there aren't different races, conflicts between countries, and differences between those who are infected and those who are not. There are only poetry, music, flowers, and sunshine. This isn't mere legend. It might just exist somewhere in the world.'
'Of course, this place isn't so easy to find. It takes a lot, and I mean a lot of setbacks and difficulties, and only heroes who truly have courage and love can find this place.'
'That's why the first thing we have to do is to believe that this place exists. Yep, we need to truly believe its existence. Only then will you have the motivation to find it. And when you start seeking it out, you will definitely find something in the end. Doctor, will you look for this place with me?'

Voice Lines

Default
Appointed as Assistant You want me to be your accompanist? Sure thing.
Talk 1 Whether in harpistry or archery, my skill is second to none in all of Minos. Look, this is the medal I won in Hymnic archery. Beautiful, isn't it? Proof of my skills as a harpist? Several troupes have asked me to accompany them, you know~ Hmm... Actually, sit down. I'll play something for you.
Talk 2 Minos is a land of Romance. Day in and day out, you can see philosophers debating, warriors competing, and actors rehearsing grand epics. I will say though, our booze is some dangerous stuff. It's enough to drive one crazy, make one do fearsome things... How do I know? As if I'd tell you!
Talk 3 Tragedies are the most dazzling gems among our grand epics... or so I'd like to say, but Pallas's story is one of great disappointment. There is no greater humiliation than for a hero to remain unsung. 'There must be no flaws in a hero's mythos?' She said that? I simply cannot agree.
Talk after Promotion 1 From Minos to Bolívar, from Columbia to Leithanien. Each place has its own scenery and its own romance, and it is precisely because of this uniqueness that endless enmity and conflict are inevitable. But just as roses do not lose their beauty simply because they have thorns, this great land is equally worthy of love.
Talk after Promotion 2 Even the mightiest hero cannot win a war alone. Just as an epic must be passed down to be meaningful, a hero must stand with others to even become a hero. In the past, I always felt as if something was missing from my journey. That 'something' has been found since I came here.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 The Supreme One spread an incurable disease across the land, and the Healer was banished for opposing Him. The Healer, stripped of the power of divinity, descended to alleviate humankind's suffering through knowledge... Oh, this isn't Minos mythology or anything, it's just a story I made up.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Is this instrument a bow or a harp? Both~ The techniques behind the two are similar, both requiring discipline and elegance. Like this, gently place your fingertips on the strings, and thoughtfully acquaint yourself with the vibration from your fingertips. Want to give it a try? No, no, not like that. Give me your hand, I'll teach you.
Talk after Trust Increase 3 What am I reading? A volume of Victorian love poems. Shall I read some aloud for you? There's no need to be bashful; love and courage are one in the same – they should be red-hot and eye-catching, things that need not be concealed. Come, let's read some poetry together, Doctor.
Idle Doctor, Doctor? Oh, you're asleep, huh? I was thinking about playing a little song for you, oh well...
Onboard So this is Rhodes Island, huh? At last, at long last... No, all of this was ordained by fate, so I should be saying, it's about time! You can call me Erato. Is Pallas here, may I ask?
Watching Battle Record I didn't realize there was still so much to learn when it comes to team combat...
Promotion 1 Rankings? Promotions? No, no, heroes ought not focus their sights on such trivial things. But, I will accept this accolade as proof of our mutual trust.
Promotion 2 Should I celebrate this occasion by playing a song, or no? Let me think about what to say... Hmm, in the name of the Twelve Heroes of Minos, I dedicate my bowstring to thee, and my harp shall accompany thee into the ages.
Added to Squad Witness the crown jewel of Minoan archery.
Appointed as Squad Leader Leave everything to me.
Depart My arrow points toward victory.
Begin Operation I shall witness your end.
Selecting Operator 1 As you wish.
Selecting Operator 2 I will not disappoint.
Deployment 1 What wonderful scenery. A fine place for a battle.
Deployment 2 Fate guides me here.
In Battle 1 One shot, one kill.
In Battle 2 Sleep to the sound of my harp. Sleep and death are of a kind.
In Battle 3 Listen well to the requiem I play for thee.
In Battle 4 Be scattered upon the wind!
4-star Result Life must eventually end, but legends live on forever. We've done it, Doctor.
3-star Result A victory worth celebrating. Let us sing! Doctor, did you witness my performance?
Sub 3-star Result Chasing stragglers is scarcely fit for heroes of legend. Let them be.
Operation Failure Hurry, run...! Our story mustn't end here!
Assigned to Facility Can I play some music here?
Tap Hm?
Trust Tap You seem to be in a good mood today, Doctor. Did you want to share a dance?
Title Arknights.
Greeting Doctor, did you want to listen to me sing?