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Traits

Significantly reduced Redeployment Time

Operator Description

Gardener Kafka, with a skip and a hop.

Operator Quote

When she laughs, something wicked this way comes.

Obtain Approach

Headhunting
Operator can only be obtained through Headhunting (Gacha).
Headhunting: Yes Recruitment: No
Release Date (CN) 12/17/2020
Release Date (Global) 6/22/2021

Potentials

Potential Item

Kafka's Token An assiduously cared-for bonsai. Attached is a card, upon which is written: "I buried a knife in here. It can peel apples, if you ever need."

Talent

When skill is active, Block becomes 0 and gain Camouflage
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When skill is active, ATK +8%, Block becomes 0 and gain Camouflage
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When skill is active, ATK +11% (+3%), Block becomes 0 and gain Camouflage
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When skill is active, ATK +15%, Block becomes 0 and gain Camouflage
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When skill is active, ATK +18% (+3%), Block becomes 0 and gain Camouflage
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Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
0
Redeploy Time
18
DP Cost
7
Block
1
Attack Interval
0.93

Skills

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
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-
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-
-
-
-
Skill Effect
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 250% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 260% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 270% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 300% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 310% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 320% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 350% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 380% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 410% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
After deployment, stops attacking for 5 seconds, and at the same time puts all surrounding ground enemies to sleep (affected enemies are invulnerable and unable to act); When the skill ends, deals 450% ATK as Arts damage to all surrounding ground enemies
Skill Range
Detailed Skill Info
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.5
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.6
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.7
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3.1
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3.2
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3.5
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3.8
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 4.1
duration 5
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 4.5
duration 5
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
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Skill Effect
After deployment, immediately deals 200% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 10 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 210% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 10 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 220% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 10 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 250% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 11 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 260% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 11 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 270% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 11 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 300% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 12 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 330% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 13 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 360% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 14 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
After deployment, immediately deals 400% ATK as Arts damage to all enemies within the frontal target tile; For the next 15 seconds, continuously attacks ground units in that target tile with Arts damage
Skill Range
Detailed Skill Info
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2
duration 10
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.1
duration 10
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.2
duration 10
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.5
duration 11
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.6
duration 11
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.7
duration 11
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3
duration 12
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3.3
duration 13
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3.6
duration 14
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 4
duration 15

RIIC Base Skills

(手工艺品·β)
Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, the chance of getting higher-yield Precious Metal orders is increased slightly (rate is influenced by length of work time), and Morale consumed per hour is reduced by -0.25
(手工艺品·β)
Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, the chance of getting higher-yield Precious Metal orders is increased (rate is influenced by length of work time), and Morale consumed per hour is reduced by -0.25

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ A very unique Fast-Redeploy unit focused on either sleeping groups of enemies or dealing a burst of Arts damage
+ Talent: reduces her block to 0 and gives her camouflage during skill activation, meaning most enemies wont be able to harm her while skills are active.
+ S1: Very powerful on deploy Sleep that can stop enemies in their tracks for up to 5s. Useful in high risk CC to give your team a breather to recharge. The Sleep persists even if you immediately retreat her.
+ S2: Deals a moderate burst of Arts damage and changes her basic attacks to Arts damage for the duration of the skill. With camouflage, she can safely be placed where other Operators cannot.
- Extremely limited attack range that can be hard to utilize for many maps if you want to use her as DPS

Operator Overview

“Doctor, Silence kicked me out again. I'm so sad, oh, boo hoo…. Eh? I screwed up her experiment first? Ah, Silence beat me to it…. Ahem, I'll be off then!”

Kafka learned at a young age that she needed a strategy in order to survive in the slums where she was born. She has since perfected an attitude of saccharine cuteness—not in order to charm others, but in order to annoy them into leaving her alone. Her phony sweetness didn’t fool the top brass at Rhodes Island, however, especially Silence, who badgered her into getting Oripathy treatment and then into becoming a 5* Fast-Redeploy Specialist with a knack for Arts damage and the Sleep ailment.

She may not look too special at first, but Kafka is surprisingly different from most of her fellow Fast-Redeploy units. A lot of this comes from her Talent, Misdirection. While one of Kafka’s Skills is active, Misdirection prevents Kafka from blocking in exchange for an ATK buff and the Camouflage effect. This does mean Kafka is not a great choice for emergency blocking, but it also means that she’s very safe while using her Skills, virtually guaranteeing that their effects will run for the full duration.

So what do her Skills do? Her S1, Cube of Absurdism, affects all nearby enemies with Sleep when Kafka is deployed. Kafka cannot attack while the Sleep lasts, but when it wears off, she releases a powerful AoE Arts explosion around her, damaging her opponents as they wake up. Even more interesting is her S2, Shears of Surrealism. This aptly-named Skill drops a spectral pair of scissors on a grid two spaces away from Kafka when she is deployed, dealing a burst of AoE Arts damage and then several single-target Arts attacks thereafter.

All of this comes together to make a very unusual Operator. Sleep is a double-edged sword of an ailment (unless your name is Blemishine) and the positioning needed to use Shears of Surrealism can be hard to remember and even harder to put into practice. However, if you’re good at thinking outside of the box (or perhaps outside of the cube?) then Kafka can be a fascinating ally. Cube of Absurdism can be better than blocking if used well, and Shears of Surrealism can slice up enemies that other Operators would not be able to reach while Kafka sits safe and sound under her Misdirection Camouflage. Kafka’s eccentricities aren’t for everyone, but her value to Rhodes Island should not be underestimated.

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

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x20000
x4
x4
x3
x120000
x3
x8
x15

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist NoriZC
CV Miyu Tomita
Gender Female
Place of Birth Columbia
Birthday December 1
Race Liberi
Height 149cm
Combat Experience None
Infection Status Originium crystals distributed across surface of body, confirmed Infected by medical examination.
Nation
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Excellent
Physiological Endurance Normal
Tactical Planning Standard
Combat Skill Standard
Originium Adaptability Standard

Profile

Former gardener from a Columbian city, joined Rhodes Island on Silence's referral.
Robustly talented, keen-witted, and ever lively no matter the secret mission she's on.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging tests have shown the outlines of her internal organs to be indistinct due to abnormal shadows. Originium granules have been detected in her circulatory system, confirming her to be infected with Oripathy.


[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 5%
Small amounts of crystals distributed across surface of Operator's body.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.19u/L
Per the Operator's description, we can determine her Oripathy fundamentally took gradual shape over the course of her frequent, varied contact with strangers. Owing to her healthy lifestyle, nevertheless, her condition hasn't notably worsened, and she will be receiving further treatment.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
A short Liberi girl with a grin permanently plastered on her face.
Her conduct and manners are packed with deliberate good-kid acts that anyone can see through at a glance. Moreover, it's clear that she's fully aware of it herself, and she still does it on purpose with not the slightest intent of correcting the behavior; this is to the extent that Operators don't rumor her too well, though she doesn't seem concerned.
However, she hates being taken as a small child due to her height; this will quickly wipe away her facade to reveal the boiling anger beneath.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
From Kafka's own perspective, she had no initial plans to join Rhodes Island.
Following the onboarding of Mountain and Robin, as well as Lotus, she intended to leave, but was deposited here by Silence.
The cause was her insistence upon keeping her Oripathy hidden from Silence, which was exposed at the time of her physical examination aboard Rhodes Island. Resulting dialogue within the Medical Department that day follows:
"Kafka, the entire time, I never realized you contracted Oripathy! Why did you not tell me!?"
"Tch. Busted, huh... I didn't wanna 'cause I KNEW you'd chew me out me like this..."
"Regardless, you're coming with me to the Medical Department for a checkup!"
"Wha? No, heck off! I'm going back to Columbia!"
"That's not happening."
"Waaagh, stop pullin' me! I don't got the cash to get treated in a place like this!"
"I'll cover your costs. You have no cause to worry."
"That ain't the problem here... aw, forget it, whatever..."
To sum up, once Kafka's exam results came out, under Silence's very firm demand, she ultimately agreed to stay at Rhodes Island, and in the end became an Operator.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
After you realize Kafka's true identity, her good-kid act becomes a lot easier to explain.
In truth, beneath her guise as a gardener, she's wandered amongst the petty gangs of the city's underclass—as a gang member herself.
One could say, as an orphan, she grew up moving from place to place. One could say, as someone with gang dealings far and wide from childhood, she caught onto a survival philosophy of her own. That philosophy's embodiment—playing the good kid.
She absolutely does not care if people hate her for this mask of hers; really, it might make her happy. She doesn't want to be adored by very many, nor is she planning on adoring very many herself. This painstaking pretense is, as she sees it, the optimal tool for maintaining her sense of distance from others.
It's clear this approach stems from the day-to-day affairs of the gray zone—betrayal, deceit, bloodshed. In such surroundings, putting yourself first is the best approach.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
It's also clear that to Kafka, Silence was a twist in her tapestry. Her attitude towards the Doctor is a similar twist, one we can pry into for limited insight.
Kafka and others like her will often avoid getting in too deep with any one person, as they'd be unable to maintain their mask. Plainly, though, as an Operator, Kafka has no way of avoiding frequent contact with the Doctor, and in the course of this, she understandably has times where she drops her own act.
Going by the Doctor's observations, Kafka's inherent nature doesn't surprise too many—in truth, to our many life-weathered operators, Kafka's pocketful of tricks barely does her justice—her personal loyalty, her strong empathy, her living in the moment, not letting the future grip her.
That is her, and if she considers the Doctor her number two friend, then Silence, whom she met by chance, is her number one.
It is beyond us to learn just what level of contact she and Silence had in the past. That said, even here at Rhodes Island, she'll mock Silence's rectitude on one hand while unable to stop worrying about her on the other. Regardless of anything, it brings a smile to one's face, and as little as it is, it's silently improved quite a few of our Operators' impressions of her.

Promotion File

Upgrade to Elite LV2.

At the time of her second promotion, Kafka's sentiment unexpectedly gave people a sense of sincerity.

But this is something that can be understood, people who pay a little attention to her can easily see that, when compared to the old Kafka who just arrived on Rhodes Island who was sly, evasive and unwilling to take up any responsibility, the current Kafka may look the same on the outside, but on the inside, she has changed.

She will quietly bring small presents for the children, and help others in need without batting an eyelid. When she has free time, she often visits Perfumer's greenhouse, and they now get along very well.

It is clear that she has found a place of her own in Rhodes Island.

Just as we judged from the very beginning, although her life in the gray zone of Columbia made it difficult for her to open up to others, she was always a kind person underneath, so much so that we suspect that she had to use that personality to disguise and deceive herself in order to stay alive.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant You give Kafka the work that needs doing, Doctor, and then I pass it all on... okay. This's just like how underground work goes!
Talk 1 Seeing as you're my friend now, Doctor, you can ask me for anything. Uh, apart from lending you my shears.
Talk 2 Rhodes Island's fulla people I never met before. Everywhere I go, I see what I wants. Hm? You're wonderin' WHAT it is I want? Thaaat's a secret, y'know. Seee-cret.
Talk 3 Hmm... still can't read your eyes. They're calm as a lake... but there'll come a day when I get your number, Doctor, just you wait!
Talk after Promotion 1 Doctooor, Silence kicked me out againnn, I just can't take it, sob, sob... huh? I started it by messing up her experiment? Hmm, Silence got to you first... eh-hem, well, I'm just gonna go now!
Talk after Promotion 2 Well, until I can get what I want, I guess I'll lend you a hand. Just lending it, though, okay?
Talk after Trust Increase 1 Story goes, I used to live in a real baaad place, dealing with bad people almost everyday. Then ever since I came here, everyone's been nice with me, givin' me snacks and all! Mm-hm, that's why I like it here at Rhodes Island!
Talk after Trust Increase 2 ...Y'know the secrets everyone tries their best to hide? They're like monsters, hidden in the dead shadows, waitin' for their chance. Beautiful... and dangerous. That's exactly why I do my darndest to collect them! Doctor, don't you got anything for my hoard?
Talk after Trust Increase 3 Doctor, if you've ever got a problem, we can always call my "friends" from Columbia in to help... though you don't really gotta. One Kafka'll sort out all your troubles head to tail!
Idle Bet you think I'm goofing off right now, Doctor. But I aiiin't~
Onboard What did you need me for...? Wait, not in front of everybody! Just treat me like a normal gardener, okay?
Watching Battle Record Just gotta figure what they're aiming for, and I can draw up some counterplans. C'mon, ain't I a wiz?
Promotion 1 Seeing as you really need my power, Doctor, just c'mon and say it. Be like Kafka here, all serious and open, yeah?
Promotion 2 Gardenin' or fightin', I didn't start doing either for compliments. But having my own efforts get noticed by you and the rest, well, that makes a Kafka real happy.
Added to Squad Wonder what we can harvest this time?
Appointed as Squad Leader Just leave it to me. I guarantee you're all in for a fun time!
Depart Ah, thinkin' sucks... I guess I'll be listenin' to you, Doctor.
Begin Operation Look at all these naughty li'l saplings. Ain'tcha cute... sit tight and Kafka'll trim ya up~
Selecting Operator 1 Huh?
Selecting Operator 2 Kafka, roger~
Deployment 1 Right here, I guess.
Deployment 2 Hm-hmmm~
In Battle 1 Watch your eyes... I see all your weakpoints in 'em.
In Battle 2 You're all just hedges who know how to walk~
In Battle 3 Lemme break ya right there.
In Battle 4 Kafka knows you're scared. Tremblin' li'l bare branches.
4-star Result Smooth sailin' just like always, Doctor. Alright, makes a Kafka wanna go get 'em!
3-star Result Man, were those enemies pushovers. If I'd known sooner, I woulda messed with 'em some.
Sub 3-star Result Hmm, guess I gotta be more careful with the pruning next time.
Operation Failure So I guess I couldn't read their plans in the end, huh.
Assigned to Facility Where's Silence's lab, again?
Tap ...Whaddaya think you're doin'.
Trust Tap Doctor, Kafka here wants to deck out your office with some bonsai. Don'tcha worry, I'll make 'em look real good~
Title Arknights.
Greeting What work you got for me today, Doctor?