Deals Arts damage and Slow the target for a short time
sluggish = 0.8

Operator Description

Orchid, Supporter Operator of Rhodes Island, will provide support for the squad with her Originium Arts.

Operator Quote

Make sure every second of her work time is recorded.

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


Potential Item

Orchid's Token A delicate pen that has been lovingly packaged. It feels like working in a office building when you use it to review documents.


Talents from Module Upgrades


Arts Resist
Redeploy Time
DP Cost
Attack Interval


SP Cost:
Initial SP:
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
25 Seconds
Skill Effect
ATK +6%; ASPD +10
ATK +9%; ASPD +10
ATK +12%; ASPD +10
ATK +15%; ASPD +15
ATK +19%; ASPD +15
ATK +22%; ASPD +15
ATK +25%; ASPD +25
Detailed Skill Info
atk 0.06
attack_speed 10
atk 0.09
attack_speed 10
atk 0.12
attack_speed 10
atk 0.15
attack_speed 15
atk 0.19
attack_speed 15
atk 0.22
attack_speed 15
atk 0.25
attack_speed 25

RIIC Base Skills

Psychology Lvl: 1
Room Type:
When this Operator is assigned to the HR Office, HR contacting speed +40%
Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, order acquisition efficiency +25% and the order limit +1

Quick Evaluation

+ Trait: Attacks slow enemies
+ A decent Operator for early missions but not usually worth using resources to promote
+ Cheap to develop and deploy and easy to max potential
- Weak Skill
- Other Supporters provide much more utility

Operator Overview

“Popukar... needs a pat on the head. Catapult... needs to be tied up. Spot... just don't make him mad. Midnight... knocking him out is the only way to make him behave. There, Doctor, now you know the proper protocol for dealing with Team A6.”

Former fashion magazine editor and current babysitter to the wacky members of Squad A6, Orchid acts with style and precision. Using her trusty umbrella as a focal point for her Arts, she plays the part of a Slowing Supporter Operator on the battlefield.

In order to apply her Slow debuffs reliably, Orchid’s kit shines a spotlight on the benefits of attack speed. Her Talent, Casting Speed Up, is a simple attack speed buff, and her Swift Strike α Skill increases her Attack power and attack speed for its duration. High attack speed allows Orchid to keep her Slow applied to a single target consistently, and it also helps her switch to new targets quickly when her original target dies. Even though she has a low ATK stat, her Arts attacks may do more damage to high-DEF targets than physical attackers with higher ATK. 

As with many other 3* Operators, low base stats and lack of an E2 promotion hold Orchid back from being an appealing long-term investment. The competition in the Slowing role is also fierce, with fellow Supporters possessing utility that Orchid can’t quite match. That being said, Orchid is remarkably accessible through Recruitment and can be a competent Slower and supplemental Arts DPS unit for players who are looking for a little extra utility – or for a pair of very fierce heels.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

An extremely cheap option to obtain slow, she works with no investment at all.

Integrated Strategies Tier List Explanation

General IS Notes

+ Good Slow capabilities. + 0 Hope Cost.
- Subpar damage

IS2 Specific Notes

Not amazing in a vacuum, but most of the actually worthwhile supporters are 6*s so Orchid remains a strong option if you are not ready to invest that much.

Good Relics

Relic Interactions

Recommended Promotion

E1 Max recommended, as it is a pretty low investment.

Base Skill Analysis

Orchid gains her second RIIC Base Skill upon reaching Elite 1.

Is it worth it? Probably not, but maybe. Orchid’s first Skill is a 40% buff to the HR Office.  This rate is only beat by Eyjafjalla and Provence at E2, and only matched by Nightmare E2. Because Trading Post skills are more common, Orchid is often leashed to the HR office all the time - but if you already happen to have better HR Office workers or need the trading post spot filled, Orchid could be a decent E1 candidate.

Operator Featured Articles

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
2 ➝ 3
3 ➝ 4
4 ➝ 5
5 ➝ 6
6 ➝ 7

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist Skade
CV Airi Outsu
CV (EN) Susie Riddell
CV (CN) 钟可
CV (KR) 余珉定
Gender Female
Place of Birth Columbia
Birthday Jan. 15
Race Liberi
Height 164cm
Combat Experience
Infection Status Showed physical signs of Originium, infection confirmed.
Physical Strength Normal
Mobility Normal
Physiological Endurance Normal
Tactical Planning Standard
Combat Skill Standard
Originium Adaptability Excellent


Former editor of a Columbian fashion magazine, Orchid began treatment at Rhodes Island following Oripathy. She expressed her desire to become an Operator, passed the examination battery and was assigned to Reserve Op Team A6 as the squad leader. She manages the team and provides support with her Arts in combat.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging test for this Operator showed blurry outline of internal organs with visible unusual dark spots. Unusually high concentration of Originium particles were present in her circulation, indicating signs of infection and confirming her as infected at this stage.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 6%
Infection is expected to spread given the current course. Regular observation and management required.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.23u/L
Operator Orchid displays conspicuous symptoms, but has cooperated with the treatment plan and has minimized the spread of the infection.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
Captain of Reserve Op Team A6, yearning to return to a normal life.
Having previously been an office worker, Orchid is one of the most 'ordinary' Rhodes Islanders, but finds herself constantly troubled by the more colorful characters on her team. Her title might be captain, but she's more like the squad nanny.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
The former fashion magazine editor still has a nose for the trendy. She never bandwagons onto a fad, preferring to keep to her own vision. The way she dresses usually sets the style for the season at Rhodes Island.
More importantly, she knows all the tricks to cover up all the superficial symptoms of Oripathy, keeping the Infected looking the same as they ever did, and even bringing out their individual charms--just as she did for herself. She has been a godsend to many Oripathy sufferers, especially the ladies.
As such, Miss Orchid has become an icon to some of the girls on the island.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
A modern city girl like Orchid would have never volunteered herself for a highly dangerous job like an that of an Operator.
But treatment at Rhodes Island isn't free (though there are discounts and payment plans), and she did lose her job. Ultimately, after a battery of exams, she decided to accept the position.
Of course, if she knew she was to lead the freaks on A6, she probably would have had second thoughts.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
But when all is said and done, Orchid knows better than anyone that even though A6 is a freak show, they all have their hearts in the right place.
her egotistical but sincere Midnight, her deadly but well-meaning Popukar, her icy but caring Spot, and... then there's Catapult... Right, let's not talk about her. In any case, Orchid treasures her squadmates.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant I'll make the arrangements. Just leave it to me.
Talk 1 Doctor, I certainly hope my teammates won't cause any trouble while I'm here working for you... Aagh, the more I think of it the worse this headache gets...
Talk 2 An ordinary job, a peaceful life. That's all I ever wanted.
Talk 3 Yeah, it's not that I don't get along with the other A6 members... I just get a little headache whenever I see them...
Talk after Promotion 1 My group members just bump into new troubles every day. There is the anti-social one, the never listening one, the awfully stubborn one… Just when will they ever settle down and work?...
Talk after Trust Increase 1 I don't know how I ended up on this team either. All I wanted was an ordinary life. Why did I end up in charge of these... problem children?! Wait a minute, Midnight is a grown man!
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Popukar... gotta pat her on the head. Catapult... gotta tie her up. Spot... never make him mad. As for Midnight, just knock him out. There, Doctor, now you know the proper protocol for dealing with Team A6.
Talk after Trust Increase 3 I made a cake for my teammates. Wanna take a slice, Doctor? Everyone in A6 just love fruitcakes. They really are a bunch of kids, aren't they?
Idle Not much time left. Done with your work for the day, Doctor?
Onboard Captain of Reserve Op Team A6, Orchid, reporting in. Are you the Dr. {@nickname}? I look forward to working with you.
Watching Battle Record I learned a lot from this video. I'll keep it in mind for sure.
Promotion 1 Thank you so much. I'll work hard to improve my skills from now on and strive for better results for you!
Added to Squad I'll complete my mission to the best of my ability.
Appointed as Squad Leader Please follow the tactical combat manual closely, everyone. Thank you for your cooperation.
Depart The battle has begun! Be careful, everyone!
Begin Operation Please make sure you follow every detail on the plan. Alright, everyone, now spread out!
Selecting Operator 1 Go ahead.
Selecting Operator 2 Here.
Deployment 1 Orchid, ready to move.
Deployment 2 Just as planned.
In Battle 1 Target locked!
In Battle 2 Stop them now!
In Battle 3 Out of my way!
In Battle 4 Oh come on, I already have enough work to deal with!
4-star Result Well done, Doctor! Impeccable leadership even against such a tough opponent.
3-star Result A perfect job! Looks like we can have a good rest today.
Sub 3-star Result We need to work harder next time.
Operation Failure Is everyone okay? Let's get out of here!
Assigned to Facility Oh, What a noisy place...
Tap What do you want...?
Trust Tap Huh?! Overtime again?! Ugh, I knew it...
Title Arknights.
Greeting Greetings, Doctor. Let's start today's work just as planned.

Operator Records

Record: Incomplete
Unlock: E1, Level 55, Trust Required: 50

Paradox Stages

Stage Name: mem_orchid_1
Unlock: E1, Level 55
Ever since she started to lead the Operations Reserve Team A6 on field missions, Orchid hasn't been as hesitant about working overtime than before. After all, emergency missions don't come in on a regular schedule like office paperwork. After she got woken up by late night urgent calls a couple times, she started to face all this calmly. If she could have just five more minutes before the mission, she would even have given herself a full face makeup before showing up in front of her teammates.