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Lava the Purgatory

Caster
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Range
Range
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Attack Type

Alternative Forms

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Archetype

Traits

Deals AOE Arts Damage

Operator Description

Rhodes Island Caster Operator, Lava the Purgatory, skillfully creates space for you with her outstanding Originium Arts.

Operator Quote

Her Arts have grown immensely stronger since when she was fresh aboard Rhodes Island.

Obtain Approach

Activity Acquisition
The Operator is acquired by completing specific activities (in-game Events).
Obtain Approach Detail

Obtainable from [Who Is Real] Event Store

Headhunting: No Recruitment: No
Release Date (CN) 2/5/2021
Release Date (Global) 7/30/2021

Potentials

Potential Item

Lava the Purgatory's Token A sheath covered in scars. The once distinctive patterns she'd engraved herself have been worn away through constant use, the lines now invisible.

Talent

Immediately obtains 15 SP after the first deployment. When deployed, other Caster allies obtain initial SP +2
Info
Immediately obtains 20 (+5) SP after the first deployment. When deployed, other Caster allies obtain initial SP +3 (+1)
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Immediately obtains 30 SP after the first deployment. When deployed, other Caster allies obtain initial SP +4
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Immediately obtains 35 (+5) SP after the first deployment. When deployed, other Caster allies obtain initial SP +5 (+1)
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Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
10
Redeploy Time
80
DP Cost
32
Block
1
Attack Interval
2.9

Skills

SP Cost:
60
59
58
57
56
55
54
53
52
50
Initial SP:
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
25 Seconds
26 Seconds
27 Seconds
28 Seconds
29 Seconds
30 Seconds
31 Seconds
32 Seconds
33 Seconds
35 Seconds
Skill Effect
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +2%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +4%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +6%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +8%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +10%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +12%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +14%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +16%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +18%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Attack Range +1 tile, ATK +20%, and attack up to 2 targets simultaneously
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.02
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.04
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.06
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.08
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.1
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.12
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.14
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.16
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.18
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
atk 0.2
ability_range_forward_extend 1
[email protected]_target 2
SP Cost:
80
79
78
77
76
75
74
73
72
70
Initial SP:
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
30 Seconds
31 Seconds
32 Seconds
33 Seconds
34 Seconds
35 Seconds
36 Seconds
37 Seconds
38 Seconds
40 Seconds
Skill Effect
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 30% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 30% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 30% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 35% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 35% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 35% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 40% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 40% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 40% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Stops attacking and targets the ally with the highest HP within range, enveloping them and herself within a ring of fire. Each ring of fire deals 50% ATK as Arts damage every second to all enemies in the surrounding 8 tiles
Detailed Skill Info
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.3
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.3
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.3
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.35
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.35
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.35
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.4
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.4
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.4
interval 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 0.5
interval 1

RIIC Base Skills

(异格者)
Room Type:
Control Center
When this Operator is assigned to the Control Center, decreases the Morale consumed per hour of all Operators in the Control Center by -0.05 for each Alternate Operator assigned to the Control Center.
(热能充能·γ)
Room Type:
Power Plant
When this Operator is assigned to a Power Plant, increases the drone recovery rate by +20%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ A 5* version of Lava with an upgraded Talent and some unique mechanics
+ Talent: After first deployment, immediately gain SP. When deployed, all other Caster operators gain initial SP. Very useful for Purgatory herself, but with her high DP Cost you will usually want to place her down later.
+ S1: While the raw numbers aren't high, the attack hits 2 targets so the AOE from the two attacks can overlap. The increased range is also very useful as there are not many casters that can reach Sniper range.
+ S2: When the rings of fire from both Purgatory and the ally overlap the damage over time can be quite high. Good for clearing out a big waves of squishy enemies.
- S2: When the rings of fire don't overlap the damage is not very high. This skill also requires Purgatory to be up close to the enemy to take full advantage.

Operator Overview

Lava the Purgatory is an alternate version of existing Operator Lava. This is a Lava from a few years in the future—with much more training and battle experience under her belt, she has developed her own ways of using Originium Arts, becoming a much stronger Operator than her teenage self could have imagined. (She’s also gotten noticeably more goth in the process.) Now she has elevated herself to the status of 5* AoE Caster, bringing her powers of initial SP increase and wide-ranged Arts damage to a whole new level.

Lava the Purgatory’s Talent, Spell Formation, grants her a huge chunk of SP on her first deployment of the map and increases the initial SP of all allied Casters as long as Lava is deployed. Spell Formation encourages the player to deploy Lava early on so she can buff other Casters right away, but this can be difficult because Lava’s DP cost is high. However, the SP granted to Lava allows her to quickly activate a Skill after deployment: Flame-Quenched Dagger increases Lava’s attack range and allows her to attack multiple targets at a time, while Ring of Hellfire surrounds Lava and a nearby ally with 3x3 squares of fire that deal constant damage to enemies moving through them. Since both of Lava’s Skills deal AoE damage, either one is a strong counter to the weak enemy waves that usually spawn first on a map, sweetening the idea of deploying her early.

Gaining better Skills and a much better Talent certainly makes Lava the Purgatory markedly stronger than her 3* version. However, she still suffers from the usual downsides of an AoE Caster: slow ASPD and high DP cost (a cost that is quite a bit higher than her 3* version). It takes a lot of work to deploy Lava the Purgatory early the way she wants, and she doesn’t always have enough firepower to be useful later in a map, which leaves her with only a small window of opportunity to be useful. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for an accessible AoE Caster to carry you through Arknights’ occasional swarm maps, Lava the Purgatory is ready to strut her stuff like a silver-haired bishounen burning down a protagonist’s hometown.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

Expensive to raise as a 5*. Better than most of her rarity, but probably still not worth raising over the cheaper Gitano.

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

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x20000
x4
x6
x3
x120000
x3
x8
x13

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Missions

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

Operator Profile

Artist Xiàyě Hóng Míng
CV Kaori Mizuhashi
Gender Female
Place of Birth Victoria
Birthday June 22
Race Sarkaz
Height 158cm
Combat Experience None
Infection Status Originium crystals distributed across the surface of her body, confirmed Infected by medical examination.
Nation
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Standard
Physiological Endurance Normal
Tactical Planning Standard
Combat Skill Excellent
Originium Adaptability Excellent

Profile

Born in Londinium, Victoria, Lava is the younger twin sister of her fellow Operator, Hibiscus. It has been a few years since she contracted Oripathy and came to Rhodes Island for treatment. She has remained ever diligent during her time in Rhodes Island and never wasted even a moment in her quest to hone her Originium Arts prowess.

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] 12%
Mild crystallization visible on her left arm.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.28u/L
The extended, high-intensity training; high-risk Originium Arts research; and the frequent field operations that Purgatory has taken part in have naturally taken their toll on her condition. Thanks to the meticulous care of her instructor, Pith, and Medic Operator Hibiscus, Purgatory's condition, though deteriorating, is still kept at manageable levels.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
Ever since our Originium Arts instructors took note of Lava's unparalleled talent for Arts, the instructors have formulated a full-fledged curriculum to allow Lava to master her Originium Arts more efficiently and systematically. The results were remarkable, and Lava herself has also become obsessed with her studies in Originium Arts and being able to put them into actual use, to the point that she neglects rest during her own free time. She has had the opportunity to study under the tutelage of many of our casters, including some particularly exceptional elite operators. This has been a source of pride to Lava, and it has given her all the more reason to spend time to improve her skills.
Lava has slowly come to realize that there is much more to Originium Arts than the physical damage you inflict on the surface; and they go much deeper than damage alone. Originium Arts is an academic discipline that is constantly being studied by casters, be it the research of the myriad of Arts there is or their origins. Operator Lava is particularly talented in this field of study, and she sought to seek out the truth and the meaning of this power by taking on the calamities that plague our world herself. During her pursuit and her participation of the neutralization of those countless crises, she slowly discovered her destiny, hidden behind the tragedies of Oripathy and war, and she is trying to take control of it.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Although she may seem to be a rebellious young woman, ignorant of world affairs, Operator Lava is actually very scrupulous. She empathizes with society's underdogs and the insignificant yet most important wishes they have, and she takes it upon herself to help them. As she becomes more powerful, the responsibility she shoulders also becomes greater—This is not limited to the missions that she must complete as a Rhodes Island operator, but also what she asks from herself, her refusal to turn her back on those in need, and her strong desire to correct society's injustices. As Lava was raised in a normal family, poverty and unfairness were never on Lava's mind, yet after she started to live on her own, as a Sarkaz and an Infected, Lava gradually came to be aware of the immense, uncalled-for hatred that society has toward the 'oppressed.'
Because there are limits to her power, there are bound to be those who seek her aid that she cannot save. Because of her status as a Sarkaz and an Infected, she will always be antagonized by certain intolerant strangers. In her pursuit of justice, Lava has gradually come to understand that the 'right way' she has read in books is nothing like the reality she faces. Having gone through so many incidents during her time at Rhodes Island, she has slowly come to understand its ideals, even choosing to firmly stand on its side. This is a choice that she has made herself—Rhodes Island showed her the way, and she has long become an inseparable member as she continued to grow. In the future, she will undoubtedly be an important key to Rhodes Island's growth and leadership.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Just as Operator Lava's power continued to improve, so too did her combat equipment. Along with the gradual improvement in its performance, the appearance of her combat uniform is one of the aspects that she pays the most attention to. As can be seen in her language and the way she interacts with others, Lava has become much more mature and approachable. Perhaps this is why she's become somewhat apprehensive about revealing her interests.
'What's that? You're kidding! Lava spent her pay on tweaking her combat outfit again? She always spends her allowance on weird stuff like this, but I really just don't see the difference. Well... Now that you mention it, compared to when she just started out, her outfit's changed quite a bit. She changes it little by little, though. How is anyone supposed to notice?! Last time, she got so mad just because of this, saying I didn't care about her as a sister. That I forced all those healthy meals on her, but I never paid attention to her hairstyle and how she changes her outfit... Sheesh, of course I care about her. I care about her so much, I know what kinds of food she eats, how many times she goes to the bathroom, and when exactly she goes to bed and wakes up each and every day,' said Operator Hibiscus, her arms confidently crossed as she unwittingly confessed to abusing her privileges to our record keeping personnel.
'That 'costume?' Eh, that's no costume in the first place, and I definitely didn't make her wear it. That's just what girls like to do. We want to know if anyone notices what's changed about us. That's why she went through all that trouble putting that movie together all while not leaving even a trace. She wanted to show all that off to everyone. It turned out okay. Everyone seemed to like the way she looked. That's why she keeps all those outfits and works on her hair, adding new elements she comes up with bit by bit. Don't you think Lava was boring when she spent all her time picking up those simple Arts tricks? Hobbies like this are what make girls cute,' quipped a certain laid-back operator as she waved her fan around, joining in on the message's recording on her own accord.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
Having demonstrated her prowess in our evaluations, Lava left Reserve Op Team A1 she was assigned to after she became a full-fledged member. To Lava, her time as an on-the-job trainee is irreplaceable. She had a group of kind and caring partners she could open her heart to; the effect this has had on her growth is simply beyond measure. Her relationship with Hibiscus has also finally been repaired, and the two sisters have learned to tolerate and understand each other. What a great ending.
'What do you mean, 'what a great ending?' Do you know how what she did right after I 'compromised' with her? Healthy meals, healthy meals, and healthy meals! Not only that, she even gets in the way of my training and makes me go to bed before it's even dark out so to keep me from pulling all-nighters! Hmph, I'm not gonna let her push me around anymore. We get along better than we used to, but I'm not gonna spend any more than time her than I have to.'
Ahem... After that, Lava began to take part in operations of greater importance, becoming a powerful and dependable Caster.
We must take care to not underestimate the dangers and ploys that may harm us as we battle the many injustices in our world. This applies not only to Lava, but also Rhodes Island as a whole. Both have faced many seemingly unsurmountable dangers, and often sacrifices had to be made. During the ■■■■ Incident—
[Log Partially Missing]
—Having worked together for so long, this was undoubtedly the most difficult part of the whole incident to those teammates. After the ■■■■ Incident, it was as though Lava became a mature, full-grown adult in the span of a night, having learned to remain calm when it's time to part ways and to treasure the moments when we meet.
I just wish that... the children who grew up in such difficulties and hardships would know how to cherish their own lives after they come to understand the pain of loss.
[Addendum 1]
Permission has not been granted to access information on related incidents.
[Addendum 2]
Out of respect for the wishes of the parties involved, access to certain information pertaining to the operator and the pertinent incidents has been restricted.
[Addendum 3]
Currently, Operator Lava's psychological condition remains mostly stable.

Promotion File

Upgrade to Elite LV2.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant I have some free time, so I guess I could help you out... What's this? This has got nothing to do with disasters and Arts, just some normal paperwork? Hey!
Talk 1 You wanna try some fortune-telling? Well, that brings me back. I haven't done it for a while. I could take a look at your fortune to kill some time, I guess. Hmm, if your luck isn't beyond words as always... Well, you're gonna have to prove my results wrong.
Talk 2 I do research on Arts because it's part of my responsibilities as a Caster. If I can't even do that, how am I supposed to protect those who... Huh? You got sweets? For me? Uh, thanks...
Talk 3 Hibiscus... My sister always helps people whenever they need, even if it's not part of her mission. It's like she's not a Sarkaz at all, what with how kind she is. I really wonder how many people there are in this world who will repay her kindness, though.
Talk after Promotion 1 Why I'm not into fortune telling anymore? 'cause the fear and curiosity that people have about the future usually has to do with natural phenomena. That, and I've realized the results you get with fortune telling don't really mean much, having come face to face with so many cruelties.
Talk after Promotion 2 In terms of performance, books and staffs are just about the same as Arts conductors. If you ask me, I think knives are much more practical. When you're exhausted after a melee, or you're out in the wilderness, just trying to survive, all those words in the books aren't going to do you much good.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 It's a pain to fight as a team, but when I look back on those times I fought side by side with my Reserve Ops teammates now... It brings back memories, I guess. If I get the chance to fight alongside them again... No, never mind.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 I wasn't that grumpy and curt now, was I? How come Hibiscus still treats me like a kid who hasn't grown up yet? It's like she's doing it to pick on me! We finally managed to make up, but it just ticks me off when I see her act so calm about it!
Talk after Trust Increase 3 The times we live in are so messed up, there's just way too much malevolence going around in this world. We have to change that. I can't stand all those rotten hypocrites acting all kindhearted treating my fellow Sarkaz like that... just because of who we are.
Idle Hmm... You always look so peaceful in your sleep.
Onboard Hey, what's the big idea? Who let you come in without knock—Oh, it's you, Doctor. Why am I wearing this? Well... I'm hitting the training grounds to test my limits once more. Wanna come watch, Doctor?
Watching Battle Record I got it all down.
Promotion 1 There are lots of talented Casters out there, but I'm not so lucky. That's why I have to get stronger if I want to be able to save the world. Thanks for helping me out, Doctor.
Promotion 2 I've got the hang of fire Arts now. If I keep working on this, I might just make it to the boundaries of modern Arts theory... I might even be able to manipulate space and matter.
Added to Squad I've got a good idea of the enemy's weaknesses. Let's go.
Appointed as Squad Leader I'm not good at this kinda stuff... Just gotta get this over with quickly, right?
Depart I'm counting on you to have my back while I take care of the enemies.
Begin Operation You've strayed from the path of righteousness. Your sinful souls deserve no mercy.
Selecting Operator 1 No time to hesitate.
Selecting Operator 2 Now!
Deployment 1 Let's get this started.
Deployment 2 Prepare to cast.
In Battle 1 Hah!
In Battle 2 Tear them apart!
In Battle 3 Too weak. There's no point in hiding!
In Battle 4 Your tricks won't work here!
4-star Result It's only by overcoming challenges that we manage to accomplish something.
3-star Result Hmph... Accept your defeat in pain and fear. Evil will always be defeated.
Sub 3-star Result This shows how powerful we are now. It's far from enough, though. I know I can do better than this. No, I have to do better.
Operation Failure Gah... I gotta... eradicate all evil...
Assigned to Facility I still have lots to do. Let me stay here.
Tap D-Don't pat my head!
Trust Tap I'm reading. There's still a lot I need to learn... It's time for tea already? Let's get going, then.
Title Arknights.
Greeting Morning, Doctor.