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Tags

Traits

Deals Arts Damage and Slows the target for a short time

Operator Description

Istina, member of Ursus Student Self-government Group, will beat the enemy with Originium Arts chosen from one of her books.

Operator Quote

Reading teaches you how to tell right from wrong.

Potentials

Talent

Explorer
Lvl: 1
DEF -35%; ASPD +18
Explorer
Lvl: 1
DEF -35%; ASPD +21 (+3)

Stats

HP 1280
ATK 518
DEF 104
Arts Resist
10
Redeploy Time
70
Cost
13
Block
1
Attack Interval
1.9

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
Small Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -0.8
Small Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -0.8
Small Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -0.8
Moderate Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -0.9
Moderate Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -0.9
Moderate Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -0.9
Significant Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -1
Significant Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -1
Significant Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -1
Very Significant Attack Interval reduction
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by -1.1
SP Cost:
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
Initial SP:
0
3
6
10
13
16
20
23
26
30
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
22 Seconds
22 Seconds
22 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
Skill Effect
ATK +20%; Range expands; Attacks 1 extra target
ATK +20%; Range expands; Attacks 1 extra target
ATK +20%; Range expands; Attacks 1 extra target
ATK +25%; Range expands; Attacks 2 extra targets
ATK +25%; Range expands; Attacks 2 extra targets
ATK +25%; Range expands; Attacks 2 extra targets
ATK +30%; Range expands; Attacks 2 extra targets
ATK +45%; Range expands; Attacks 2 extra targets
ATK +60%; Range expands; Attacks 2 extra targets
ATK +75%; Range expands; Attacks 2 extra targets
Skill Range

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

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x20000
x4
x5
x2
x120000
x3
x5
x9

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Building Buffs

(辅助专精·α)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Supporter Operators' Specialization training speed +30%
Counselor Lvl: 1
(参谋)
Room Type:
Reception Room
When this Operator is assigned to the Reception Room, Clue search speed increases by 10% and it's easier to obtain the clues of Ursus Student Self-government Group

Operator Overview

“You want to praise us? Do it now, then!”

For the sake of maintaining her reading privileges, Istina leverages her sociological knowledge and her control-type Arts to support Rhodes Island. A Supporter-type Operator who deals Arts-based damage, Istina uses her spells to inflict DPS and to Slow the enemy’s advance.

Among the Slow-focused Supporter units, Istina stands out for her second Skill, Literature Storm. When activated, Literature Storm increases Istina’s ATK power, her range, and the number of enemies she can attack at once. Being able to Slow multiple targets over such a wide range can stop any enemy wave dead in its tracks, creating plenty of time for the rest of your team to pick the enemies apart. This power is bolstered by Istina’s Explorer Talent, which increases her attack speed, allowing her to apply her Slows more frequently and consistently. 

Explorer does come with a drawback: it lowers Istina’s DEF, which is already one of the lowest in Arknights, meaning she needs to be protected in her placement. Her ATK is also noticeably lower than dedicated Caster Operators, reducing her direct damage potential. But despite her ATK, Istina can be an effective damage contributor in her own way because of her cheap DP cost, her large attack range, and her S2’s multi-target capabilities.

Operator Profile

Artist Skade
CV Aoi Yuuki
Gender Female
Place of Birth Ursus
Birthday September 22
Race Ursus
Height 156cm
Physical Strength Normal
Mobility Normal
Physiological Endurance Normal
Tactical Planning Excellent
Combat Skill Excellent
Originium Adaptability Excellent

Profile

Before the Chernobog incident, Istina was a middle school student. In school, she wrote many articles about Originium Arts. Her areas of expertise: masters of Arts, investigative articles, and sociology.
In a number of tests, she has demonstrated excellent control-type Originium Arts. She has been approved to assist in battle. She also provides intel and data processing services for Rhodes Island.

Clinical Analysis

Medical 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 Fusion Rate] 0%
Operator shows no signs of infection at this time.

[Blood Crystal Density] 0.1u/L
This Operator has rarely come into contact with Originium.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 25.
Istina is cool-headed and rational, though somewhat introverted. She often absorbs herself in her hobbies: the meticulous study of more profound Originium Arts, the study of the latest social theories, observation of others and their relationships, and fashion.
During the course of her multiple interactions with the Ursus Student Group, Istina displayed rare communication abilities and an assured manner, and gave focused and clear answers. What is currently certain is that Istina has the intent to hold proactive exchanges with Rhodes Island, and may be a positive factor in communication with the Ursus Student Group.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 50.
It is now known that the "Ursus Student Self-Governing Group" was originally proposed by Istina. The union's establishment helped the Ursus students work together to get past the initial phase of isolation and mutual distrust.
During consultation, Istina keenly answered several questions concerning Zima. Istina believes that although Zima is rude and sometimes unreasonable, she attaches great importance to her companions in the Self-Governing Group and is a suitable leader. And if she can add her own input during operations, this would be even better.
When the subject of Zima was brought up, the Doctor made many pointed remarks, but Istina gave an opposing opinion. Istina believes that Zima will not become an unstable element for Rhodes Island, and that to believe that her amibitions extend only as far as Rhodes Island would be to underestimate her.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 100.
Istina was born in Chernobog, a city in the Empire of Ursus. Her parents were both employed in local agencies. During the recurring student organization riots, Istina declined to participate and instead chose to read quietly. As she had no interest in the loud music and partying of her peers, she began to read some of the books coming from Lentini and Victoria during this time. With the help of these books, she learned to reevalute everything she thought she knew and began to see everything in a new light.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 150.
With regard to her whereabouts during the Chernobog incident, Istina modestly and succinctly declined to provide disclosure, but she showed several changes of emotion during the process. On account of Rhodes Island's current guidelines and need to protect secrets, investigations into the Ursus Student Self-Governing Group have temporarily ceased.
In view of the background investigation into the Ursus Student Groups, there is no need to question her background. Because of this, it is recommended to use psychological methods to communication with Ursus students. Future options for cooperation should be provided based on the suitability and independence of the student union members.
Note: Based on Istina's intense interest in the books in the Doctor's office, it is recommended to give her a degree of reading privileges.