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Traits

Normally does not attack, but has greatly increased DEF and RES; When skill is active, attacks deal AoE Arts Damage
DEF bonus is +200%; RES bonus is +20 (flat)
def = 2
magic_resistance = 20

Operator Description

Mint, the Victorian Caster, seeks recognition as a scholar far more than as a Caster.

Operator Quote

Curiosity is her greatest weapon.

Obtain Approach

Activity Acquisition
The Operator is acquired by completing specific activities (in-game Events).
Obtain Approach Detail
From the Rewinding Breeze event.
Headhunting: No Recruitment: No
Release Date (CN) 9/24/2020
Release Date (Global) 3/25/2021

Potentials

Potential Item

Mint's Token An aged hardback book. No one knows if the book will bite until it actually does.

Talent

When this unit's skill is not active, adjacent allies gain +5% DEF
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Talent Range
When this unit's skill is not active, adjacent allies gain +7% (+2%) DEF
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Talent Range
When this unit's skill is not active, adjacent allies gain +10% DEF; When this unit's skill is active, become less likely to be targeted by enemies
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Talent Range
When this unit's skill is not active, adjacent allies gain +12% (+2%) DEF; When this unit's skill is active, become less likely to be targeted by enemies
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Talent Range

Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
15
Redeploy Time
80
DP Cost
23
Block
1
Attack Interval
2

Skills

SP Cost:
30
30
30
28
28
28
26
24
22
20
Initial SP:
6
6
6
6
6
6
8
8
8
8
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
15 Seconds
15 Seconds
15 Seconds
16 Seconds
16 Seconds
16 Seconds
17 Seconds
18 Seconds
19 Seconds
20 Seconds
Skill Effect
Range expands; Attacks deal 110% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 115% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 120% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 125% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 130% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 135% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 140% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 145% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 150% ATK as Arts damage
Range expands; Attacks deal 160% ATK as Arts damage
Skill Range
Detailed Skill Info
SP Cost:
35
35
35
33
33
33
31
29
27
25
Initial SP:
10
10
10
10
10
10
12
13
14
15
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
20 Seconds
Skill Effect
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 105% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 180% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 105% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 190% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 105% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 200% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 110% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 210% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 110% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 220% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 110% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 230% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 115% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 240% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 120% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 260% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint slightly, dealing 125% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 280% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 0 (Weak)
Every attack drags the target to Mint moderately, dealing 130% ATK as Arts damage. Deal 300% ATK as Arts damage when the skill ends
* The Force Level of the Shift is 1 (Medium)
Detailed Skill Info
[email protected]_scale 1.05
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.8
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.05
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.9
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.05
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.1
at[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.2
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.3
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.15
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.4
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.2
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.6
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.25
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2.8
[email protected] 0
[email protected]_scale 1.3
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 3
[email protected] 1

RIIC Base Skills

(术师专精·α)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Caster Operators' Specialization training speed +30%
Widely-Read Lvl: 1
(博览群书)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, increases the Specialization training speed of Caster Operators by +30%, and further increases this speed by +45% if training the skill to Specialization Level 2
Geology α Lvl: 1
(地质学·α)
Room Type:
Factory
When this Operator is assigned to a Factory, Originium formula related productivity +30%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Archetype: Does not attack normally. Only attacks when Skills are active, dealing AoE Arts damage to all enemies in range. Massively increased DEF (+200%) & RES (+20) when not attacking (Skill is not active)
+ Great crowd control against groups of low weight enemies as she can keep them snared for the full duration of her skill
+ A counter to enemies that deal heavy ranged physical damage and that you can't cover with a Defender
- Her skills have a very limited range surrounding her, making it difficult to find good placement for some maps
- It takes significant investment(M3) to reach medium pull strength where she unlocks a lot of her power

Operator Overview

“Ah, no, you can’t just touch my book, it will bite you. I’m not kidding, it’s for real. See, I usually tie it up like this.”

Mint is a geology graduate from the Victorian Institute of Higher Learning, which causes other Operators to subconsciously compare her to fellow graduate Skyfire. However, Mint and Skyfire could not be more different. Mint is a quiet, curious, scholarly individual who prioritizes learning above all else. In fact, when she contracted Oripathy during an expedition, she showed no anxiety about becoming Infected and having to leave her home: instead, her biggest concern was whether the expedition she was on had brought back any valuable data! This intellectual mindset might be part of the reason she makes such a good 5* Modal Caster, combining a major in survivability with a minor in Pulling enemies.

Modal Casters are a fascinating archetype. While they don’t have a Skill active, they do not attack, but gain +200% DEF and +20 RES, making them some of the most durable ranged units in Arknights. This can be considered their “defensive mode.” When they activate a Skill, they switch to an “offensive mode,” losing their defensive buffs but unleashing AoE attacks in a wide area around their position. Mint accents her two “modes” with her Talent, Geologist: while in defensive mode, Mint gives a small DEF buff to adjacent allies, spreading her durability to her teammates. In offensive mode, Geologist changes to make Mint less likely to be targeted by enemies. This is great, since offensive mode removes Mint’s defensive buffs, leaving her vulnerable to attack.

So what Skills can Mint use to switch between her modes? First up is Wind Whispers, which increases Mint’s attack range and increases her damage for the duration. With its high uptime and reliable damage buff, this is probably Mint’s more consistent DPS option. However, the more interesting Skill is Swirling Vortex, which grants a smaller damage boost but also causes Mint’s attacks to Pull enemies toward her! Non-Specialist Operators who can Shift enemy positioning are very rare, and Mint is the first non-Specialist Operator who can Pull enemies rather than Pushing them. With good positioning, Mint can keep enemies trapped in her Swirling Vortex for several seconds, buying the rest of your squad plenty of time to react to their presence.

Mint’s academic brain isn’t the best fit for every circumstance. Her DP cost is a little high and her ASPD is a little slow, and the fact that she can’t attack while her Skills are on cooldown isn’t ideal on maps with consistent enemy reinforcements. Furthermore, Pulling enemies is a tricky business. It’s not useful on all maps, and Mint has a shorter range than Pulling Specialists, which can make her Pulls harder to utilize. Used poorly, Swirling Vortex can even move enemies closer to your base or out of DPS range, rather than stopping their advance. Even so, Mint’s ability to soak damage from a ranged grid can be invaluable (fighting Faust comes to mind), and her wide-range AoE Arts attacks are well worth the trouble they take to set up properly. Accept her for who she is and Mint is sure to reward your faith in her abilities. (Even if the “reward” is a weird rock left on your desk as a thank-you present.)

Operator Featured Articles

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
Lv1
x4
2 ➝ 3
Lv1
x4
x7
3 ➝ 4
Lv1
x6
x4
4 ➝ 5
Lv1
x6
x5
5 ➝ 6
Lv1
x6
x3
6 ➝ 7
Lv1
x6
x3
x2
Skill Level Requisites Materials
1
Lv1 8h
x5
x3
x2
Lv1 16h
x6
x3
x7
Lv1 24h
x10
x4
x4
2
Lv1 8h
x5
x3
x2
Lv1 16h
x6
x3
x5
Lv1 24h
x10
x4
x5

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x20000
x4
x4
x2
x120000
x3
x9
x14

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist ヌードル
CV Hitomi Ōwada
Gender Female
Place of Birth Victoria
Birthday February 5
Race Feline
Height 155cm
Combat Experience None
Infection Status Originium crystals distributed across the surface of her body, confirmed Infected by medical examination.
Nation
Physical Strength Normal
Mobility Normal
Physiological Endurance Normal
Tactical Planning Standard
Combat Skill Normal
Originium Adaptability Excellent

Profile

Mint is a Caster affiliated with the Victorian Institution for Higher Studies, specializing in geology, frequently participating in investigative field projects. She contracted Oripathy on an expedition and was referred by Operator Skyfire to Rhodes Island for consultation.
She currently receives treatment at Rhodes Island while assisting with Originium research, environmental and geological observation, and related services.

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] 4%
Small traces of infection visible on surface of body. Severity of condition is mild and notably stable.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.17u/L
Operator Mint often works deep within danger zones. Despite strict safety measures, risk of aggravation remains present. We recommend she receives regular checkups.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
With her backgroundin the Victorian Institution for Higher Studies, and being introduced to Rhodes Island by Operator Skyfire, many Operators who had not yet met Mint could not help but have certain preconceptions about her.
Regardless, once they met the new Victorian for themselves, they quickly realized she was not an elite in the vein of Operator Skyfire. This isn’t to say Operator Mint isn’t outstanding; rather, she and Skyfire are two completely separate sorts. She looks quiet and proper at first glance, but in truth she bursts with a curious spirit and a lively step. Compared to her senior Skyfire, a cream-of-the-crop Caster who gained her qualifications from school and promptly graduated, Mint values her research in geological fields much more.
It’s no surprise that when the time came to decide where she wanted to go, Mint chose to stick around and further her studies, continuing her pursuit of cutting-edge geological research. It was on such a pivotal field investigation that she came to contract Oripathy.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
The new Feline girl has a book that’ll bite you.
Once Mint came to Rhodes Island, the rumor swiftly followed, spreading like wildfire amongst the younger Operators.
Mint does indeed hold an Arts unit, one fashioned into the form of a book, that together with her staff helps her to make full, free use of her Originium Arts. Mint usually has the “book” bound with a specially made tie, so as not to cause any accidents. It’s as the rumors say—the book will bite people. If someone randomly flips its pages, they’ll very likely set off its built-in retaliative mechanisms. It won’t cause any life-threatening harm, but according to Mint, “Its bites hurt so much. It’s even worse than stubbing your little toe.”
Mint says she happened upon the book at an old marketplace near school, where all the shops sold old books and worn knick-knacks that had probably traded hands countless times, and where no shortage of questionably-legal goods moved around under wraps.
”Don’t go in there expecting anything. People who treat it as one great treasure hunt by and large end up buying complete useless rubbish, ” stated Operator Skyfire on this topic. “If you honest-to-God know how to find something nice, you’ll find it. If you can’t see a thing’s true worth, tough. That’s the only way. ”

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Operator Mint’s sense of curiosity is extremely strong.
Most Institution scholars have passion to embrace as they seek the verities of their matters, and Mint is no exception. Though most of the time she comes off simply as polite and sweet, Mint’s natural-born curiosity and hunger for knowledge is impossible to hide, and it didn’t take long to show once she arrived at Rhodes Island.
She spent the first couple of days “exploring” most areas of the ship provided to Operators, before selecting a few lesser trodden places to act as her own secret bases. She’s taken to life at Rhodes Island very quickly.
However, her wildly scattering curiosity has definitely invited trouble at times.
One thing that worries people is while doing something, Mint is distractable. Of course, this isn’t to say she has no sense of priority. When a directly pressing matter is at hand, Mint focuses and spares no detail until it’s done, but the moment the most critical part is finished, she loosens up, and it’s then that something else can easily steal her attention.
For example, after a mission, she might be lured away by some novel ore or Originium-infected creature, and will wander off from her team without realizing it until she’s lost in the dead of the wilderness... That has happened more than once.
And if this continues without any mediation or regulation, we fear that Operator Skyfire, who already loses her temper whenever it happens, will sooner or later burn the ship out from the inside.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
Mint doesn’t seem to be too bothered by her own Oripathy.
Her infection was completely unforeseen. At the time, a group of scholars had made due preparations and entered a deep fault left by a Catastrophe. Exploration there went without a hitch—only as they withdrew, the ground beneath Mint’s footing subsided, and the rest is history.
Mint herself cares less about her illness, a lost cause as it is, and much more about if she’s obtained some good samples for experimentation, or whether she’s onto any breakthrough discoveries. Those are what really matter to her.
After all, geological research has always been part and parcel of all sorts of dangerous environments. No matter the stringent safety measures, no one can guarantee an accident will never occur. Mint and all the researchers with her were all aware of this. It was with a fundamental understanding of the risk that they made their choices.
Operator Mint has never once been regretful.

Promotion File

Upgrade to Elite LV2.

Mint likes to hide in her secret base to read. She also likes to play with her friends, climbing trees, having adventures, and all sorts of novel and interesting things.

She will take small steps to follow in the footsteps of someone she trusts, but will also get drawn to something else suddenly and drift away excitedly.

Even if it is an unassuming piece of ore that is covered in dirt, if she gives you a present, please accept it. It must be something she likes a lot and wants to share with you anyway.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Can I read any of the books here? I can read all of them? Mm-hm, mm-hm, I’ll be careful! I won’t mess them up!
Talk 1 Ah. Sorry, no. You shouldn’t just carelessly touch my book. It might bite your hand. I’m actually not joking. I’m serious. Look. I even have to tie it shut like this.
Talk 2 Doctor, do you know where the library is? I asked someone just now, but they were talking too fast. It was hard to understand.
Talk 3 Skyfire, um, Skyfire, wait for me! Uwwhh, please don’t walk so fast... I promise I won’t run off halfway this time, I promise!
Talk after Promotion 1 I like reading, but I like hanging out with everyone too! It makes me so happy when I can be with the people I like. Also, don’t be fooled. I’m really good at sporty stuff! Especially climbing trees. I can climb super high!
Talk after Promotion 2 I got some new inspiration after talking to Miss Eyjafjalla today! She’s very well-researched on environmental geology. Thank goodness my group’s research wasn’t stopped because of my accident. Heheh! If I get results this time, I can reapply to the Institution to resume my studies.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 Skyfire is an alumna from my university. Although she skipped a year and graduated soon after I entered, there’s times she’s looked after me... Oh, that’s right! She’s also the one who introduced me to Rhodes Island so I could receive treatment.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Um, are you wondering why I always follow you, Doctor? It’s because when I’m near you, I feel really at ease, so I just unconsciously... Doctor, am I just annoying you Do you want me to go away?
Talk after Trust Increase 3 Doctor, this is for you. Yep, I found it on the way back with a whole lot of nice-looking stones, but then I realized I’d gotten separated from the others Eh? The ore chunk on your desk from before? I put that there too, yes... Did you like it, Doctor?
Idle Nnh... mmmmnnh... there! Ah, Doctor! Sorry! Did I wake you up? A bug landed on your head just now, and for a moment, I, um... did it hurt? I can shush it better!
Onboard Thank you for helping me move all these books! Just leave them here, please. Um, my codename is Mint. What’s yours? ...Huh? Doctor? Wait, so you’re the Doctor Skyfire was telling me about?
Watching Battle Record Wow... incredible! Everyone’s so incredible!
Promotion 1 Are there any rewards for promotion? Can I borrow even more books than before?
Promotion 2 Doctor, come sit down here. How is it? The sun feels really nice, right? Eheheh. This is my secret base. I love it here more than anywhere. Don’t tell anyone else about it, okay?
Added to Squad Got it. Are you coming with us, Doctor?
Appointed as Squad Leader Eh? Me, the leader?
Depart We’re off.
Begin Operation Are those our enemies, then?
Selecting Operator 1 Whuh? What is it? I’m listening, I’m listening!
Selecting Operator 2 Yep! Leave it to me.
Deployment 1 And, there...
Deployment 2 Please don’t get in our way!
In Battle 1 Oi!
In Battle 2 Please calm down a little!
In Battle 3 I’ve got you now.
In Battle 4 Would you like to see some of my magic?
4-star Result Everything went just like you said it would, Doctor! That was amazing...!
3-star Result Phew... it’s over. We can finally head back now.
Sub 3-star Result It doesn’t look like any more are coming for us... This is fine for now, right?
Operation Failure We can’t, it’s too dangerous... Doctor, you need to get away!
Assigned to Facility Um, to tell the truth, I’d be alright sleeping in the library too.
Tap Yah!
Trust Tap Ah! Doctor, would you like to read with me? It’s really comfortable sitting here.
Title Arknights.
Greeting So this is where you were, Doctor! Found you.