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Hibiscus the Purifier

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Attack Type

Alternative Forms

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Archetype

Traits

Attacks deal Arts damage and heal the HP of an ally within Attack Range for 50% of the damage dealt
scale = 0.5

Operator Description

Hibiscus the Purifier, Rhodes Island Medical Operator; her ideal of caring for the sick and wounded has never wavered.

Operator Quote

Relieving pain, soothing souls.

Obtain Approach

Headhunting
Operator can only be obtained through Headhunting (Gacha).
Headhunting: Yes Recruitment: No
Release Date (CN) 6/9/2022
Release Date (Global) 12/27/2022

Potentials

Potential Item

Hibiscus the Purifier's Token A small flower folded from paper. It has become Hibiscus's habit to leave a small memento like this next to the bed of each patient as they are about to be discharged.

Talent

Attacks inflict 6% Arts Fragility to the target for 5 seconds
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Attacks inflict 8% (+2%) Arts Fragility to the target for 5 seconds
Info
Attacks inflict 12% Arts Fragility to the target for 5 seconds
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Attacks inflict 14% (+2%) Arts Fragility to the target for 5 seconds
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Talents from Module Upgrades

Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
10
Redeploy Time
70
DP Cost
15
Block
1
Attack Interval
1.6

Skills

SP Cost:
40
40
40
37
37
37
35
34
33
30
Initial SP:
0
0
0
5
5
5
10
10
10
15
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
ATK +30%
ATK +35%
ATK +40%
ATK +45%
ATK +50%
ATK +55%
ATK +60%
ATK +75%
ATK +90%
ATK +100%
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.3
atk 0.35
atk 0.4
atk 0.45
atk 0.5
atk 0.55
atk 0.6
atk 0.75
atk 0.9
atk 1
SP Cost:
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
19
18
18
Initial SP:
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
8 Seconds
Skill Effect
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -25% and deals 80% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -25% and deals 90% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -25% and deals 100% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -30% and deals 110% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -30% and deals 120% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -30% and deals 130% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -35% and deals 140% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -40% and deals 150% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -40% and deals 160% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Reduces the Movement Speed of 2 enemies within range by -45% and deals 170% ATK as Arts damage to them per second
Detailed Skill Info
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.8
move_speed -0.25
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.9
move_speed -0.25
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1
move_speed -0.25
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.1
move_speed -0.3
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.2
move_speed -0.3
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.3
move_speed -0.3
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.4
move_speed -0.35
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.5
move_speed -0.4
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.6
move_speed -0.4
max_target 2
hit_duration 8
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.7
move_speed -0.45
max_target 2
hit_duration 8

RIIC Base Skills

(异格者)
Room Type:
Control Center
When this Operator is assigned to the Control Center, each Alternate increases the Morale of all Operators in the Control Center by +0.05 per hour
(护理专精)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Medic 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

+ The first of herMedic Archetype that both heals and deals arts damage
+ Talent: Inflict arts fragility on enemies on attack
+ S2: Great healing when fighting multiple enemies. Additional slow on enemies hit during skill duration
- S2: Poor uptime, short duration often insufficient to kill tougher enemies or sustain through longer fights.
- Healing requires an enemy in range to hit, and the amount is lowered by enemy RES.

Operator Overview

Hibiscus was something of a nag when she joined Rhodes Island, often trying (unsuccessfully) to bully other Operators into eating health food and going to bed on time. But hey, a lot of us do dumb stuff as teenagers. Hibiscus the Purifier is a glimpse into how Hibiscus handles her patients as an adult. Gone are the nagging and the arguing: Hibiscus the Purifier understands how to gently deliver her advice in a way that inspires patients to follow her instructions, rather than bullying them. She also takes a rather different role on the battlefield as the first 5* Incantation Medic—an archetype that heals allies by inflicting Arts damage on enemies.

The Incantation Medic Trait activates every time the Incantation Medic attacks and causes them to simultaneously restore the HP of one ally within range, equal to half the damage dealt. As such, the more damage the Incantation Medic deals, the more they can heal. Hibiscus the Purifier (or Hibalter) builds on this ability with her Talent, Dawn to Dusk, which inflicts the Arts Fragility ailment on enemies that she attacks. This increases the damage of her subsequent attacks on the same target while also benefitting the rest of her team. Playing further into this support role is her S2, Nurturing Touch. This short-duration Skill deals rapid damage to two targets at a time within range and also inflicts a Slow effect, compounding Hibalter’s utility.

Hibiscus the Purifier brings many kinds of support to the field. Arts damage, healing, Arts amplification, and Slow, all on one unit? There’s got to be a catch, right? Unfortunately there is, and you may have already noticed it: low numbers. Hibalter can do a lot, but none of it is very strong. Her ATK is very low, Nurturing Touch has a very short duration, and her Slow is quite weak. Remember also that Hibalter can only heal when there are enemies in range for her to attack. Sometimes this is fine, since damage is usually inflicted when enemies are present, but this also means that Hibalter can’t top off Operators in between enemy waves or keep up with passive environmental damage (i.e., lava geysers or poison mist).

In many cases, Hibalter may prove to be a “win more” unit who enhances Operators that are already strong rather than being especially beneficial when a Doctor is struggling. However, having simultaneous healing and damage on an Operator with much better ASPD than a regular Medic can be useful, especially when you add in some extra damage amplification and Slowing to sweeten the deal.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

Hybrid roles can be useful to new players with limited rosters, and in the early game when healing requirements aren't particularly high, the damage/healing combo can make pushing through stages easier/quicker if players don't already have stronger hybrid or dps options. That being said, players will typically be better off developing their strong specialized roleplayers, and the healing/range restrictions can be troublesome for players still learning the game.

Skill Discussion

Skill
Mastery
Story
Advanced
Roguelike
S2M3 None

Hibiscus' alter is a nice idea, but her kit ends up leaving her neither as a reliable healer nor anything special as a damage dealer. In the context of the broader game, her hybrid role doesn't have anywhere near the value that standard single-role units have. While her HPS is actually pretty good thanks to the lower attack interval, she can't heal without attacking, her healing is reduced by enemy RES, and she lacks the typical utility that make the meta Medic options so good. Meanwhile, her Arts damage is also pretty decent, but only for a 5★, and that isn't a terribly high bar.

Her S2 is the better Mastery choice overall, with better burst, Slow, and multi-targeting. However in addition to the drawbacks of her base kit, the gains on Mastery are also somewhat unimpressive. It only gains a single second of cycle time, and the Slow isn't strong enough to be a good selling point of the skill. Thus Hibiscus ultimately remains ungraded, but just barely. She is still quite usable and will find value on many niche teams.

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

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x20000
x4
x3
x4
x120000
x3
x9
x18

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Missions

Requires [Alter] version unlocked; Unlocks at E1, Level 1 (Server: NA)
x2
x8
x30
x30000
Requires [Alter] version unlocked; Unlocks at E2, Level 1 (Server: NA)
x2
x2
x4
x8
x80
x80000

Operator Profile

Artist Xiàyě Hóng Míng
CV Yuka Iguchi
CV (CN) 龟娘
Gender Female
Place of Birth Victoria
Birthday Jun 21
Race Sarkaz
Height 160cm
Combat Experience
Undisclosed
Infection Status Confirmed Infected by medical examination.
Nation
Physical Strength Normal
Mobility Standard
Physiological Endurance Standard
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Normal
Originium Adaptability Excellent

Profile

Following both systematic training in medical theory and long-term training in clinical practice, Hibiscus has graduated from intern doctor to formal Medic Operator, as well as one of the Medical Department's attending physicians. Hibiscus possesses not only ample experience in medical field work, but has made considerable contributions to health management and aftercare as a theoretical researcher.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging tests show the indistinct outlines of internal organs, obscured by abnormal shadows. Originium granules detected in the circulatory system. The subject is confirmed to be infected with Oripathy.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 14%
Large abnormal shadows located about operator's thoracic cavity.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.30u/L
Condition provisionally shows no signs of degradation.
'Hibiscus is highly specialized in health management, and she's just as strict on herself as you'd expect. But even so, that battle left a grave impact on her, and the extent of her infection is no cause for optimism. Regular examinations will be needed.' —Ansel

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
We've all borne witness to the growth of the children emerging from Reserve Op Team A1, as a youthful influence and the next generation of Rhodes Island. But among them, the way Hibiscus has changed draws particular attention.
While the maturation of her technique goes without saying, the old Hibiscus who made unyielding demands of everyone around her has 'vanished,' one could say, at some point. How long has it been since anyone's seen her making a grand scene of confiscating a patient's snacks and fiercely requiring them to follow her health schedule to the letter? These days, she need only gently advise them what would be best for their health, and they'll readily comply. We have reason to believe that in her heart lies a kind of innate power to have others warm up to her. She's simply picked up on a better way showing this side of herself to others.
The young pupil nipping at Operator Pith's heels, asking about this and that, day after day, is now a mentor herself, instructing even younger new interns. Without even realizing it, her work within the Medical Department has taken on a degree of professionalism, and you can often find her by hospital beds, patiently soothing patients who are panicked or afraid. It's something no one but her could accomplish... Time pushes us all onwards, never allowing us much of a look back on what we've lose to the past. But now and again, on seeing what's come of this baptism by time, the wisdom gained, how can we not be relieved?
If only everyone were still here for it.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
How long does it take to go from an intern lacking any fundamentals to an attending physician in charge of her own interns? Five years? Ten? To the majority who give up on it partway through, it's a goal that's out of reach for one's entire life.
Certainly, many medical personnel aboard Rhodes Island are astounding in terms of professional ability and reserves of knowledge. But for them, finding the time to systematically teach students the vast swathes of modern medical theory is near-impossible. Under those circumstances, Hibiscus simply had to treat every practical as an opportunity to learn. She meticulously summed up her medical experience, earnestly took note of every bit of wisdom her seniors offered, seized nearly every free moment to pour through reference materials, and gradually digested it all until she finally attained a comprehensive mastery.
Hibiscus has an exceptional amount of experience in her chosen vocation of patient care, and her gentle personality and delicate mood allows her treatments to proceed without a hitch. Having acquired enough medical knowledge over the years, Hibiscus has been attempting to synthesize a systematic theory of healthcare based on her initial field of expertise, nutrition. The value of her current research results has been recognized even by Dr. Kal'tsit. Guided by her theories, Hibiscus has directed a gradual upgrade of the Medical Department's ward facilities. And judging by the recovery of the patients afterwards, these measures have shown clear results.
'The idea of medical treatment isn't just to bring patients out of life-threatening situations. It's just as important that we provide ample care to the sick, keeping their bodies and minds healthy so they can fend off encroaching illness. It's long-term work, and requires plenty of patience, attention, and concern for your patients from the bottom of your heart.' An additional paragraph authored by Hibiscus, from a revision of the Rhodes Island Medical Department handbook.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
When Rhodes Island's Medic Operators are carrying out field missions, they typically have at least one Field Operator accompanying, so as to ensure the safety of medical personnel. We noted a fair degree of disconcerting information in reports from Field Operators who've worked alongside Hibiscus.
'Mission got off to a rocky start. Local Infected was clearly cautious of, even hostile towards us...'
'I was a hair from beating the hell out of him. What reined me in in the end wasn't Rhodes employee regulations, it was Dr. Hibiscus... I know he was Infected. I am too, so is Dr. Hibiscus. He was clearly aware she had saved his life. So how could he say those things to her... No conflict ultimately arose between us.'
The above is an extract from one such Field Operator's mission report. However, similar notes appear in the reports of many other operators that work with Hibiscus. More concerning still is that all incidents of this nature go completely unmentioned in her own mission reports.
Hibiscus's consistent silence regarding this has worried more than us: Lava has also repeatedly asked that we pay closer mind to Hibiscus's physical and mental state.
'She's not gonna say anything about it herself. But that doesn't mean it doesn't bother her... I want you to keep an eye on her for me. After all, she's just a dummy who acts like she can take care of herself. That's it. She just acts like it.'
Renouncing prejudice and hatred has always been the stance of Rhodes Island, but we cannot deny that such animosity for Infected and the Sarkaz objectively exists, all across the land. While shouldered with such a complex identity, and doing everything she can to fulfill her duties as a doctor, the source of hostility is more often than not the very one she's trying to help. Others can only imagine the pressure she must be bearing, truly empathizing is something else altogether. We very much hope that Hibiscus can open her heart to others. But until she herself seeks help, all we can do is continue to watch over her and give her a degree of choice when assigning missions.
So far, Hibiscus still has never refused a single field mission.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
Hibiscus often mentions the block of buildings where she used to live.
Based on her descriptions, it was akin to a slum hidden in a corner of bustling Londinium. Many who lived there were of different races and nationalities. There were Feline workers local to Londinium, as well as traders from Sargon and Vouivre. Everyone came from different backgrounds, but their shared experience of 'we have to do all we can before we can put down roots here' was enough to bring them together.
As Hibiscus paints a picture of the peace and harmony there, colored in nostalgia, we can't help but wonder—could such a neighborhood truly exist? Especially now, years on, with the chaos Londinium has been through, we fear that even if that block was once reality, it's long since been reduced to ruins.
Perhaps she's seeing these things through rose-tinted glasses. Perhaps she was simply lucky, and this Sarkaz girl with no concept of prejudice found friendly faces in her first contact outside her household. Regardless, these earliest memories have become the simplest, yet staunchest grounds Hibiscus has for believing in goodwill. Upon these lands exist hatred and prejudice, but so too do love and kindness. As for which outnumbers which, it hardly seems a question at all to her. A lamp in the cold night may not be enough for warmth, but it can be what supports the conviction to keep going. By her own actions, the Hibiscus of today is passing down that lamp.
She may be far more resilient than we can imagine.

Promotion Record

Upgrade to Elite LV2.
'...On this mission, Operator Hibiscus displayed exceptional professionalism. She looked after Infected with every ounce of her heart, acted decisively at critical moments, and from an objective lens removed the danger of a large-scale infection in the Afterglow... In summary, based on Hibiscus's outstanding performance, I suggest that she be awarded a corresponding promotion.'
'But it's worth mentioning that during the mission, she often acted rashly without regard for her own safety. Though her intent was to better fulfil her duties as a doctor, we cannot condone such risky methods. Nobody requires that Rhodes Island's medical personnel place the safety of their patients ahead of their own; this cannot be considered a proper philosophy. We'd like Operator Hibiscus to make a habit of protecting herself from dangerous situations in the future.'
—Extract from Rhodes Island Afterglow Branch Officer-in-Charge Andante's mission report on the Vyseheim incident

'Vyseheim's Afterglow is a very interesting place. The coffee and specialty snacks are absolutely scrumptious, and the people love to sing and dance, not to mention how welcoming they are. During my mission as a Medic, I received plenty of assistance from the locals... I miss it there very much.'
—Extract from Hibiscus's mission report on the Vyseheim incident

Voice Lines

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Appointed as Assistant Doctor—oh, no need to panic, I'm not dragging you into a checkup, I'd just like to sit down in here for a moment... Out of all of Rhodes Island, it feels like your office is the one place that hasn't changed.
Talk 1 Doctor, we're about to partially renovate Rhodes Island's wards to better meet patient aftercare needs. I've written down all the supplies we need here. Would you like to check over it quickly? Yes, I am in charge of this work now.
Talk 2 Doctor, I've adjusted the flavor of my healthy meals based on everyone's input. I came to realize that blindly insisting on my own views might not actually be best—you can only resolve conflicts better once you listen to the other side, and stand in their shoes... It would've been nice if I'd realized that sooner.
Talk 3 I've always been so hard on everyone, keeping them to healthy schedules, never letting them do anything bad for their illness. It turns out I was the one failing at all of that, heheh... But don't worry, there's still a lot I've got to do. I'm not giving in yet.
Talk after Promotion 1 Diseases don't just torment the body—they impact the mind too. 'How will others see me? Can I ever live how I used to?' Everyone has worries like that... If I can't help my patients put them to rest, then my treatment isn't done yet.
Talk after Promotion 2 I once saved a child in Leithanien. When she came to and saw me, she screamed for her life and ran away. Before that, I never thought there was much of a difference between Caprinae horns and Sarkaz horns. We can't change how everyone sees things, but at the very least, I don't want my patients to fear me.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 I think Lava's really changed lately. She gets up and sleeps early without needing me to remind her, and she barely ever talks back when I nag her, but it's all the more worrying for some reason... Doctor, if you ever feel tired or depressed, you can come vent to me! I'd be perfectly happy!
Talk after Trust Increase 2 This flute? It's actually an Arts staff. It's from when I went to Vyseheim. It was there I used Arts to harm someone for the first time, and it was the first I saw a friend leave us forever, just out of reach. Every time I hold this staff, all my feelings in that moment come back to me.
Talk after Trust Increase 3 We happily see off recovered patients, and say goodbye to former companions with a smile. People come and leave. Our varied dreams may lead us to different paths, but we'll always mean something to each other... Doctor, would you be open for food with me today? I'll go and ask Lava along.
Idle Doctor, you might be reliable with work, but you act just like a child when you're off. Now you're sleeping on desk again. I've told you so many times, it's bad for your spine, and you might catch a cold just like that... *sigh* If I'm not there one day, could you really take care of yourself?
Onboard Doctor, I'm back—Umm, Doctor, I know my last field assignment took longer than usual, but don't look at me like you don't recognize me... Medic Operator Hibiscus, reporting in.
Watching Battle Record Everyone's taking charge of themselves, now—that's nice to see.
Promotion 1 I'm suddenly reminded of my time in A1, training with everybody... Everyone's matured so much now. I'll keep up the effort, for all we've been through.
Promotion 2 Bodily trauma can be treated through medicine and surgery, but how do we cure the pain from hostility and prejudice? Healing people's hearts, Doctor, that's what I will devote myself to.
Added to Squad I won't fail you—this time, I'll be sure to protect everyone.
Appointed as Squad Leader I'm leading? I wasn't usually the one doing that before... No, I won't shirk responsibility.
Depart Don't be afraid. I've got your backs.
Begin Operation I'm not going to let you harm my friends.
Selecting Operator 1 I'll make sure everyone's safe.
Selecting Operator 2 Doctor, I'm here.
Deployment 1 First aid ready. Medical support standying by.
Deployment 2 I wish this to be the last time, if possible…
In Battle 1 If we can prevent more harm this way, I'll stand my ground.
In Battle 2 Please tell me if this hurts.
In Battle 3 I can do more than just heal.
In Battle 4 Hold it. There's no sense in getting any more hurt.
4-star Result It's always easier to harm than heal. But... is it really something to be proud of...?
3-star Result I'm so glad everyone could come back safe...
Sub 3-star Result Prioritize treating the wounded. I'll guard against counterattacks.
Operation Failure I still couldn't... protect everyone...
Assigned to Facility Some beds have emptied.
Tap You need me, Doctor?
Trust Tap Doctor, here's your healthy recipe for today. Make sure you eat on time.
Title Arknights.
Greeting Staying healthy is just as important as working hard, Doctor. Don't let either slip.

Operator Records

Record: Nameless Flower
Unlock: E2, Level 1, Trust Required: 50