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Tags

Archetype

Traits

Blocks 3 enemies

Operator Description

Hoshiguma, member of the Special Service of Lungmen Guard Department, is awaiting your orders.

Operator Quote

Stand by her side when you are scared. It really helps.

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

Hoshiguma's Token An old manga. It tells the story of an unknown monster becoming a hero with the help of his friends.

Talent

12% chance to resist Physical and Arts damage
Info
15% (+3%) chance to resist Physical and Arts damage
Info
25% chance to resist Physical and Arts damage
Info
28% (+3%) chance to resist Physical and Arts damage
Info
Increases DEF of all Defenders by 6%
Info
Increases DEF of all Defenders by 8%
Info
Talents from Module Upgrades

Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
0
Redeploy Time
70
DP Cost
19
Block
3
Attack Interval
1.2

Skills

SP Cost:
50
49
48
47
46
45
44
43
42
40
Initial SP:
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
20 Seconds
21 Seconds
22 Seconds
23 Seconds
24 Seconds
25 Seconds
26 Seconds
27 Seconds
28 Seconds
30 Seconds
Skill Effect
DEF +35%; ATK +10%
DEF +40%; ATK +10%
DEF +45%; ATK +10%
DEF +50%; ATK +20%
DEF +55%; ATK +20%
DEF +60%; ATK +20%
DEF +65%; ATK +30%
DEF +70%; ATK +30%
DEF +75%; ATK +30%
DEF +80%; ATK +40%
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.1
def 0.35
atk 0.1
def 0.4
atk 0.1
def 0.45
atk 0.2
def 0.5
atk 0.2
def 0.55
atk 0.2
def 0.6
atk 0.3
def 0.65
atk 0.3
def 0.7
atk 0.3
def 0.75
atk 0.4
def 0.8
SP Cost:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Initial SP:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Skill Effect
DEF +5%
Deals 50% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +7%
Deals 55% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +9%
Deals 60% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +13%
Deals 65% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +15%
Deals 70% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +17%
Deals 75% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +21%
Deals 80% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +24%
Deals 85% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +27%
Deals 90% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
DEF +30%
Deals 100% of ATK Physical damage to enemies that attack Hoshiguma
Detailed Skill Info
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.5
def 0.05
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.55
def 0.07
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.6
def 0.09
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.65
def 0.13
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.7
def 0.15
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.75
def 0.17
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.8
def 0.21
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.85
def 0.24
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.9
def 0.27
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1
def 0.3
SP Cost:
60
59
58
57
56
55
54
53
52
50
Initial SP:
20
20
20
23
23
23
26
27
28
30
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
Skill Effect
ATK +65%; DEF +40%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +70%; DEF +40%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +75%; DEF +40%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +80%; DEF +50%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +85%; DEF +50%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +90%; DEF +50%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +95%; DEF +60%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +110%; DEF +70%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +125%; DEF +80%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
ATK +140%; DEF +90%; Cuts all targets in the frontal tile with the shield
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.65
def 0.4
atk 0.7
def 0.4
atk 0.75
def 0.4
atk 0.8
def 0.5
atk 0.85
def 0.5
atk 0.9
def 0.5
atk 0.95
def 0.6
atk 1.1
def 0.7
atk 1.25
def 0.8
atk 1.4
def 0.9

Modules

Lvl: 60
Trust: 100 (10,070 Points)
Availability: cn
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Equip Trait
能够阻挡四个敌人
Equip Attribute Bonuses
Stat Value
atk 50
def 70
block_cnt 1
Unlock Information
Materials
x4
x2
x80000
Missions
由非助战星熊累计造成60歼灭数
3星通关主题曲3-1;必须编入非助战星熊并上场,其他成员仅可编入4名干员

RIIC Base Skills

(重装专精·α)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Defender Operators' Specialization training speed +30%
Hannya Lvl: 1
(般若)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Defender Operators' Specialization training speed +60%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ DPS Defender
+ Talent: Chance to resist Physical and Arts damage
+ E2 Talent: Buffs the DEF of all other Defenders
+ Great DPS and DEF option with S3 that doesn't have the penalties like other DPS Defenders
+ Very high HP makes her a nice meatball tank
- As long as Liskarm can survive, she usually provides more utility as a DPS Defender than Hoshi

Operator Overview

“Anyone who wants to hurt my friends must answer to this shield.”

And answer they will. Armed with a triangular shield adorned with the motif of her Oni heritage, Hoshiguma is a powerful, offensively-oriented Defender who can reflect damage or deal AoE damage.

Hoshiguma’s kit embodies her ferocity, granting her the offensive capabilities to literally grind her enemies down. Hoshiguma's first Talent, Tactical Armor, grants her a chance to resist both physical and arts damage. Her first Skill, Warpath, provides a standard Defense and Attack buff. Her second skill, Thorns, is a passive Skill that grants her a slight Defense buff and deals a portion of her Attack in physical damage to all enemies that attack her. In particular, this Skill fills a niche when dealing with invisible ranged enemies at a distance, as these enemies cannot normally be attacked by other Operators without first being blocked, or by having a rare detection Skill/Talent. Hoshiguma’s third Skill, Saw of Strength, turns her into a literal grinder, allowing her to attack all enemies in front of her while simultaneously granting large buffs to her Attack and Defense. This Skill allows Hoshiguma to quickly deal with large groups of enemies, significantly decreasing the burden on your defensive line.

Hoshiguma is a very straightforward Defender Operator, but this is also her greatest weakness. She excels at being an effective tank that also deals good damage, but does not provide much unique support or utility outside of her second Talent, Special Operation, which grants a slight Defense buff to all other Defenders. Despite having a niche use for dealing with invisible ranged enemies, Hoshiguma does not fill many other irreplaceable roles.

Despite her honest Skill-set, Hoshiguma is an excellent choice for a standard Defender. Her fierce skills will protect the defensive line and open up the way to begin the counter-offensive.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

Can take a punch AND deliver one. Hoshi has some great DPS potential for a defensive unit, especially with S3/E2. However, DPS isn't really needed from your Defenders, and there are lower rarity Operators that are cheaper to develop that are just as good for early-mid game needs.

Elite Promotion Discussion

  • 3rd Skill - Saw of Strength - Along with having a terrifying name, looking like a meat-grinder of death, and inspiring some hilarious Dorito spinning memes, Hoshi’s S3 gives her a decent ATK and DEF boost and allows her to hit all enemies within her range with each attack.  Despite how it may look, the skill does not create a constant “grinding” damage effect, but is still based on a single attack per her Attack Interval (only that it hits all enemies in her range). The Skill can provide some nice increased damage in multiple-low-defense-enemies situations, but it doesn’t provide a significant survivability increase over her Skill 1 and doesn’t do much in high enemy-Defense or single target situations. 

  • Talent 2 - Special Operation Strategy - An ok percentage Defense buff to all Defenders. Welcome but not game changing.

  • Talent 1 upgrade - Tactical Armor - A fairly significant increase to her ability to avoid both Physical and Arts damage.  You can’t kill her if you can’t hit her!

Skill Discussion

Note: Talent 1 gives chance to resist True damage as well.
Skill
Mastery
Story
Advanced
Roguelike
S3M3 C C+ None

Hoshiguma does her job sufficiently at SL7, especially if you're a story-centric player. Mastery on her is rarely the deciding factor. Worse, she gets power crept in high-end content by Mudrock who has become the go to defensive defender (even despite being quite different). If you do master a skill, S3 is the one to go with as it greatly raises her peak performance. S2 is a fine skill that many people favor for its simplicity, however the gains on it are painfully low for what 6★ Mastery costs (it's significantly more sanity efficient to just give her more levels for the same stat gains) and it is rarely the choice in high end situations.

Pure defensive blockers don't have much value in the Roguelike, so extra investment for her isn't suggested for that mode.

Integrated Strategies Tier List Explanation

General IS Notes

+ Extremely Tanky
+ Somewhat decent damage
- Extremely low versatility and utility

IS2 Specific Notes

Protector Defenders are one of the worst classes in IS2 due to their extremely low versatility and utility. They are almost never worth the Hope cost over lower rarity Operators that can already perform their role well enough.

Good Relics

Hand of Spikes

Relic Interactions

High Defense translates into decently good Arts DPS through this relic.

Recommended Promotion

E2 is optional, works well enough at E1 for the most part.

Operator Featured Articles

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
Lv1
x5
2 ➝ 3
Lv1
x5
x6
x4
3 ➝ 4
Lv1
x8
x5
4 ➝ 5
Lv1
x8
x4
x4
5 ➝ 6
Lv1
x8
x6
6 ➝ 7
Lv1
x8
x5
x4
Skill Level Requisites Materials
1
Lv1 8h
x6
x4
x5
Lv1 16h
x12
x4
x7
Lv1 24h
x15
x6
x6
2
Lv1 8h
x6
x4
x8
Lv1 16h
x12
x3
x6
Lv1 24h
x15
x6
x6
3
Lv1 8h
x6
x4
x4
Lv1 16h
x12
x4
x8
Lv1 24h
x15
x6
x7

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x30000
x5
x11
x5
x180000
x4
x4
x5

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist Infukun
CV Kiyono Yasuno
CV (EN) Meaghan Martin
CV (CN) 蔡欣纯
CV (KR) 李清晨
Gender Female
Place of Birth Higashi
Birthday Jan. 20
Race Oni
Height 184cm
Combat Experience
7 years
Infection Status Uninfected, confirmed by medical examination.
Nation
Group
Physical Strength Excellent
Mobility Standard
Physiological Endurance Outstanding
Tactical Planning Standard
Combat Skill Excellent
Originium Adaptability Normal

Profile

Hoshiguma is an elite Operator from the Special Ops Team of the L.G.D.
There are several charges against her on record.
After intervention from Chief Wei Yenwu, L.G.D. made an exception to admit her into its Special Ops division based on her exceptional abilities and field performance. She exhibited remarkable professionalism in handling violent crime, protecting VIPs, disaster response and emergency rescue.
Currently a defender assisting Rhodes Island operations, Hoshiguma provides tactical execution and command support.

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 non-infected.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 0%
Operator Hoshiguma showed no symptoms of Oripathy.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.12u/L
Operator Hoshiguma rarely comes into contact with Originium.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
A towering female Oni.
Unlike Madam Ch'en, she dresses very casually but easily reminds others of her post with her speech and demeanor.
She loves to drink, but no one has seen her inebriated to date.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
As ranks go, Madam Ch'en is Hoshiguma's superior. But based on service history, Hoshiguma joined the L.G.D. before Ch'en and the two are long-time colleagues, so it's little wonder the line between them is almost invisible.
What is unexpected is that Hoshiguma knows more about Lungmen then Ch'en. She has extensive knowledge about its criminal underworld, law enforcement, politics, economics, education, and foreign policy among others, and is unafraid to hold strong opinions about those topics.
She is indeed a rare combination of martial and scholarly talent.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Hoshiguma is no less aggressive than her kin in battle, usually the fiercest and most courageous on the field.
However, she also possesses a quality most Oni sorely lack - composure.
Her self-discipline is discernible in her speech and demeanor, as well as in battle. She has fully conquered the recklessness in her Oni blood.
This may have perhaps stemmed from her past.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
According to L.G.D. record, Hoshiguma was already an anomaly even when was part of the criminal underworld. She never preyed on the weak, was always righteous, loyal and helpful, and could drink anyone under the table... In short, a throwback to the martial heroes of the East's long-forgotten history.
It's likely that these qualities allowed her to break tradition and gain a position in the L.G.D.
But it's also clear from the files that Hoshiguma is no different now than when she first arrived at Lungmen, so the question remains how did she manage to gain her composure and knowledge, and why did she work for criminals in Lungmen?
Even if these stories took place before she arrived in Lungmen, she is still shrouded in mystery.

Promotion Record

Upgrade to Elite LV2.
I am willing to lend this person, Hoshiguma, to you.
Since we want to get off on a right foot, let me give you a piece of advice, Doctor.
If you think that she's a reasonable person, that just proves that you do not fully understand her.
That shield... Well, until she tells you where that shield came from...
You don't know the real her.
—Wei Yenwu

Voice Lines

Default
Appointed as Assistant Relax, Doctor. I'll keep you safe.
Talk 1 Lots of new recruits lately, many new faces. Don't let your guard down.
Talk 2 If something happens, don't forget to use the emergency communication channel. Just call me and I'll come running.
Talk 3 I sound cold when I talk? I'm on the clock. I'm a lot less serious when I'm off.
Talk after Promotion 1 Rhodes Island needs more than just combat Operators. You need experts in education, PR, and all kinds of stuff.
Talk after Promotion 2 I used to only get called in for the nastiest fights, but now every fight is a nasty one.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 This shield has a name: Hannya. I brought it from my hometown. Its 'father' and mine were old friends. Back in the L.G.D., my superiors would always tease me about it, but together we've proven that a shield makes a great weapon, and so do I.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Hannya's tasted plenty of Lungmen gangster blood. I never thought it'd win me many friends, but the ones who looked down on me started showing me some respect after all that had happened. Or maybe they're just scared of how big I am? What do you think?
Talk after Trust Increase 3 How about another shot...? Oh, you've had enough? Don't sweat it... I can carry you back to your room if you pass out. What? That worries you even more? C'mon, don't be a buzzkill.
Idle Hm? Heh. Nothing. Just guarding you, Doctor.
Onboard Hoshiguma, Defender Operator. I'll be your shield, your blade, your fortress. Very glad to meet you, Doctor.
Watching Battle Record It's all thanks to your teaching, Doctor.
Promotion 1 I'm honored.
Promotion 2 No one tells me where I'm going, and no one can stop me once I make up my mind. And now—I've made up my mind to follow you, Doctor.
Added to Squad I will protect everyone.
Appointed as Squad Leader Protecting Rhodes Island is my responsibility too.
Depart I want everyone to get home safe.
Begin Operation If you've got a reason to fight, you've got a reason to die!
Selecting Operator 1 Yes, Sir.
Selecting Operator 2 Got it.
Deployment 1 Not one step backwards.
Deployment 2 Not one step forwards.
In Battle 1 Hannya will crush you.
In Battle 2 If you want to hurt my friends, you have to go through my shield first.
In Battle 3 Seeing is believing.
In Battle 4 Hannya, unleash the rage your father poured into you!
4-star Result The harder the journey, the stronger you'll become.
3-star Result Hurting my friends right in front of me? I'll make you pay!
Sub 3-star Result Are you hurt? I'm sorry. I failed.
Operation Failure Fall back, now! I'll bring up the rear!
Assigned to Facility With my size... it's kind of hard to get through the door.
Tap Here.
Trust Tap Doctor, you should take a load off now that we finally got a break.
Title Arknights.
Greeting Hey, Doctor.