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Sniper
Range
Range
Range
Position
Attack Type

Tags

Archetype

Traits

Attacks all enemies within range, and deals 150% damage to enemies in the row directly in front of this unit.
atk_scale = 1.5

Operator Description

Construction worker Pinecone, all spaced out while she gets the job done.

Operator Quote

She looks half-asleep, but her work's laser-accurate. How does she do it?

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

Pinecone's Token A very heavy toolbag, including a back-up nailgun, many spare parts, and a small figurine she's forgotten in there.

Talent

Improves own SP recovery rate by +0.2/second for 60 seconds after deployment
Info
Improves own SP recovery rate by +0.25 (+0.05)/second for 60 seconds after deployment
Info
Improves own SP recovery rate by +0.45/second for 60 seconds after deployment
Info
Improves own SP recovery rate by +0.5 (+0.05)/second for 60 seconds after deployment
Info

Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
0
Redeploy Time
70
DP Cost
27
Block
1
Attack Interval
2.3

Skills

SP Cost:
12
12
12
11
11
11
10
10
10
9
Initial SP:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Skill Effect
Immediately launches an attack that deals 150% damage, ignoring 150 of the target’s DEF
Can store 1 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 155% damage, ignoring 160 of the target’s DEF
Can store 1 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 160% damage, ignoring 170 of the target’s DEF
Can store 1 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 165% damage, ignoring 180 of the target’s DEF
Can store 2 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 170% damage, ignoring 190 of the target’s DEF
Can store 2 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 175% damage, ignoring 200 of the target’s DEF
Can store 2 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 180% damage, ignoring 210 of the target’s DEF
Can store 3 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 185% damage, ignoring 220 of the target’s DEF
Can store 3 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 190% damage, ignoring 230 of the target’s DEF
Can store 3 charges
Immediately launches an attack that deals 200% damage, ignoring 250 of the target’s DEF
Can store 3 charges
Detailed Skill Info
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.5
def_penetrate_fixed 150
cnt 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.55
def_penetrate_fixed 160
cnt 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.6
def_penetrate_fixed 170
cnt 1
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.65
def_penetrate_fixed 180
cnt 2
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.7
def_penetrate_fixed 190
cnt 2
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.75
def_penetrate_fixed 200
cnt 2
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.8
def_penetrate_fixed 210
cnt 3
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.85
def_penetrate_fixed 220
cnt 3
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 1.9
def_penetrate_fixed 230
cnt 3
atk_scale (Attack Scale) 2
def_penetrate_fixed 250
cnt 3
SP Cost:
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
Initial SP:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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
ATK +10%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +15%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +20%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +25%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +30%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +35%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +40%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +45%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +50%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
ATK +60%, Attack range decreases; Gains an additional +20% ATK each time this skill is used (Up to a max of 60%)
Skill Range
Detailed Skill Info
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.1
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.3
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.5
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 0.7
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.15
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.35
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.55
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 0.75
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.2
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.4
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.6
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 0.8
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.25
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.45
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.65
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 0.85
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.3
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.5
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.7
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 0.9
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.35
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.55
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.75
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 0.95
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.4
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.6
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.8
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 1
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.45
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.65
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.85
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 1.05
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.5
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.7
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 0.9
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 1.1
pinecn_s_2[a].atk 0.6
pinecn_s_2[b].atk 0.8
pinecn_s_2[c].atk 1
pinecn_s_2[d].atk 1.2

RIIC Base Skills

Engineering Lvl: 1
(工程学)
Room Type:
Workshop
When this Operator is assigned to the Workshop to process Building material, the production rate of byproduct increases by 70%
(选矿学)
Room Type:
Workshop
When this Operator is assigned to the Workshop to process Building materials, reduces the Morale consumed by all corresponding formulas that cost 2 Morale by -1

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Pinecone is a dps-oriented Boomstick Sniper with increased SP Recovery
+ S1: Good burst DPS skill. Good DEF ignore, but the SP cost per charge and damage multiplier are mediocre. The skill can be used to reset her attacks.
+ S2: Good DPS once it is fully charged up.
+ Talent: enables her to quickly charge her Skills after deployment.
- Talent: SP recovery bonus only lasts for a minute after deploying.
- S2: With her high DP cost its going to be difficult to place her early enough to full charge her skill on most maps. This issue is further compounded by the reduced range.

Operator Overview

Pinecone was born in a tiny town out on the Columbian frontier, where the forests were filled with pine trees and the air was filled with the roar of industrial machinery. Some Operators are worried that Pinecone is too small and naïve to be part of Rhodes Island, but this little Liberi is tougher than she looks. She takes everything in stride, whether it’s fixing the air conditioning, finding a new portable battery, or loading up her nailgun as a 4* Boomstick Sniper for some DEF-ignoring DPS.

The characteristics of the Boomstick Sniper include a short attack range, true AoE attacks, and 150% bonus damage to adjacent enemies. As she does with everything else, Pinecone takes these conditions in stride and adds her own personal touch: her Portable Energy Source Talent, which gives Pinecone greatly increased SP regeneration for a decent duration after deployment. This Talent helps Pinecone quickly rack up charges of her RMA Spikes Skill, which boosts Pinecone’s ATK and ignores a portion of enemy DEF for the next attack. RMA Spikes charges are manually activated, giving the player great control over applying Pinecone’s burst damage. If you need more DPS over a smaller area, turn instead to Pinecone’s S2, Electrical Overcharge, an automatic Skill that reduces Pinecone’s attack range for a short time in exchange for an ATK buff. The trick is, the ATK buff increases each time the Skill activates (up to a cap). Given a bit of time and a convenient chokepoint, Pinecone’s Electrical Overcharge DPS can inflate to shocking levels.

Unfortunately, the characteristics of the Boomstick Sniper also include a high DP cost and a slow ASPD. The short attack range also means they rely on having enemies funneled into chokepoints, leaving them fairly map-dependent. Pinecone isn’t one to rock the boat, so she bears these disadvantages just like the rest of her archetype. However, as a 4* unit, she is slightly more affordable and accessible than her higher-rarity counterparts, and the way her Skills lean into her strengths make her very effective in those chokepoints. A little goes a long way, especially when this lovable Liberi is involved!

Operator Featured Articles

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
Lv1
x2
2 ➝ 3
Lv1
x2
x3
3 ➝ 4
Lv1
x3
x2
4 ➝ 5
Lv1
x3
x2
5 ➝ 6
Lv1
x3
x2
6 ➝ 7
Lv1
x4
x3
Skill Level Requisites Materials
1
Lv1 8h
x2
x1
x3
Lv1 16h
x4
x2
x2
Lv1 24h
x6
x2
x1
2
Lv1 8h
x2
x1
x2
Lv1 16h
x4
x2
x2
Lv1 24h
x6
x2
x2

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x15000
x3
x1
x1
x60000
x5
x16
x8

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist TrNyteal
CV Riho Tsuda
Gender Female
Place of Birth Columbia
Birthday Mar 12
Race Liberi
Height 148cm
Combat Experience None
Infection Status Medical tests have confirmed that no infection is present.
Nation
Physical Strength Normal
Mobility Standard
Physiological Endurance Standard
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Standard
Originium Adaptability Normal

Profile

Pinecone is a former construction worker from Columbia. After she became involved in the Mansfield incident, she came to Rhodes Island to seek work alongside Mountain. Owing to her previous work experience, she is currently assigned to the Engineering Department as an assistant to some of our operators there.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging 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 uninfected.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 0%
Operator Pinecone shows no signs of Originium infection.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.14u/L
It is practically impossible for a Columbian workman to avoid coming in contact with Originium, and as testament to that fact, Operator Pinecone still keeps on her a few devices powered by Originium. Although there is hardly anything to complain about these devices' structures and applications, given how clumsy she is, it is advised that everyone at Engineering pay her some extra care.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
Pinecone was born in an average Columbian laborer family. Like much of Columbia's laborers, her parents jumped on the Columbian exploration bandwagon. The wave they rode lasted far longer than anyone could have imagined, and the Columbians' desire to expand and the subsequent conquest continued day and night without cease. The laborers, made of flesh and blood, were simply not meant to keep up with these massive industrial machines—And so her parents chose to settle in a remote but quiet Columbian town, a place that was getting farther and farther away from the roars of the pioneers' machines by the day. This was where Pinecone was born one spring, and it was where she lived a brief but nonetheless happy childhood.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Pinecone accompanied Mountain when the latter came to Rhodes Island. According to Pinecone, she and her family are indebted to Mountain. Yet she didn't come to Rhodes Island because Mountain told her to or because she was seeking Rhodes Island's help for some sort of ulterior objective. She came here simply because she wanted reliable work.
Although she may not look it given her cute appearance, as someone who was born in a family of laborers, Pinecone has a lot of tricks up her sleeve. She has a decent handle on a variety of crafts and chores, and ever since she became a Rhodes Island employee, she has been training under our Engineering operators. Under their tutelage, she has picked up everything almost at a lightning pace as though it's all in her blood.
Pinecone even managed to complete the training room's maintenance work in half the time it would take other Logistics operators, and when asked, she simply answered, "It all comes naturally to me... I guess? I'm not too sure myself... Anyway, I got it taken care of... I-Is there something wrong?"

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Pinecone is a somewhat clumsy girl, and she oftentimes makes the rest of us wonder whether she is truly capable of handling all that exhausting and grimy work. Yet she always surprises the rest of us by finishing them unbelievably quickly with impeccable results. Although she knows almost nothing about more complex modern engineering techniques, she is very capable with simple repairs and maintenance work. Whenever there is no hot water at the showers or the fans have stopped working, you can count on her to take care of it all with feverish haste and a loud yawn. Because of her approachable personality, she rarely turns down any of the small requests she gets from other operators. That said, we would like certain operators to refrain from asking her to renovate the dormitories, as this requires prior authorization.
Pinecone seems to be rather content about her current living situation. At first, we were worried whether her close contact with our Infected operators would give her any undue mental stress, but according to Pinecone herself, back in her hometown, Infected explorers would come and go in droves month after month to participate in Columbia's Great Expansion. When she was asked what she thought of this "Great Expansion" herself, she gave a simple yet undeniably fascinating answer.
"The city... is a glorious place."

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
A few years ago, a sudden, unexpected event shook Pinecone's family—Pinecone's father almost lost both his arms in a construction accident.
It isn't uncommon to find Columbian laborers wind up in disputes with the big corporations. The insurance industry, having been built atop these games of words and conspiracies, naturally had a way with words to weasel out of paying their benefits. Of course, it should come as no surprise that the insurance companies were unwilling to pay for a medical bill this expensive. And while all parties involved were still trying to pass the buck, the hospitals naturally refused to treat a workman who was unlikely to be able to pay for his treatment. The reason this tragedy occurred in the first place is that Pinecone's father had signed a contract that was manipulated, allowing the construction company to legally get away from paying him any compensation.
Who could say a father who only ever wanted the best for his daughter and did everything to help her leave that small town was to blame? The contract he had to sign just to be hired as a construction worker was dozens of pages thick; it shouldn't be hard to tell where the problem actually lies.
All Pinecone could do was comfort her crying mother as her father signed his release forms, thus refusing any further treatment—Yet, out of nowhere, one of the material suppliers on the project sent them a substantial sum and footed the medical bill out of "humanitarian concerns." After that, the construction company's head honchos finally found the time to leave their offices and pay Pinecone's family a visit at the hospital, even promising to properly compensate her family. Naturally, Pinecone was bewildered by the company's sudden change in attitude after this secret benefactor came into the picture. She tried over and over to figure out who they were, but, after her constant probings, the construction company would only give her the name "Simon Co." "Simon" is a very common name in Columbia, and it took a very long time for Pinecone to find out who it was that helped her family.
Similarly, even though Mountain was certainly seething when the disgraceful labor dispute was brought up during a meeting, he didn't actually know whose family his subsequent tirade had saved.

Promotion File

Upgrade to Elite LV2.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Doctor? No, I wasn't taking a nap! I... I was just spacing out!
Talk 1 Is it raining outside? I used to really hate rainy days... There's mud everywhere, and the rain affects construction. My father always came home really late on those days. But it also feels really comfortable once the rain lets up, and it feels really nice to just stay inside my room, just like what we are doing right now.
Talk 2 When I used to be a construction worker back in Columbia, every day was a struggle. I had to get up early every morning and go to bed late every night. Sometimes, I even had to work overtime and didn't have any time to sleep...
Talk 3 Oh, Doctor, would you like to go somewhere together? Hm? Ahh...! W-Where's my tool bag...? Did I leave it at the construction site again? I-I'm sorry, I'll be back right away!
Talk after Promotion 1 What I want to do...? Hmm... as long as I have a stable job and get to live a honest life, I think that's good enough for me. In that case, why did I become an operator here, you ask? Well... The pay is a little better, and the work here isn't all that different, either... so I thought I'd give it a try... I guess?
Talk after Promotion 2 The Infected... There were a lot of Infected workers in Columbia... Everyone told me to stay away from them, but, just going by the way they work, I don't think they're any different from the rest of us.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 Oh... What was it that Ms. Closure wanted me to do for her again...? She's gonna be really mad if I go back and ask her... Um, Doctor? Do you think you can help me out...?
Talk after Trust Increase 2 My father always told me to study hard if I want a better life. Doctor, you know all sorts of things, right? Do you think you can teach me? I'll try my best to not zone out. I'll really try to.
Talk after Trust Increase 3 I never thought that much about the future before. I figured I would find work in the exploration teams and work as a craftsman my whole life. But now... I really need to thank the big guy. I wouldn't have met you if it wasn't for him... Uh... A-Anyway, I really appreciate what he did for me.
Idle Fwahh... I'm so tired... I guess maybe I'll take a nap with the Doctor...
Onboard Codename Pinecone... I'm starting at Rhodes Island today... Um... Have you seen my portable battery?
Watching Battle Record Um... Umm... I don't get it...
Promotion 1 Thank you, Doctor... But what should I do now? Oh... Do I just need to follow the others' examples? All right...!
Promotion 2 Hm...? Another promotion? Ehehe, you're pretty forgetful yourself, Doctor. Didn't you already give me a promot—This is a new one? Um... Okay. I'll always listen to what you say. So, when are we leaving?
Added to Squad It's my turn to shine now.
Appointed as Squad Leader I guess it's just like being foreman at a construction site?
Depart Um... Where are we going again...?
Begin Operation It's the enemy! Don't hold back, anyone!
Selecting Operator 1 Yes, I'm listening!
Selecting Operator 2 Your orders please, Doctor!
Deployment 1 Here, right?
Deployment 2 I'll stay right here like a nail.
In Battle 1 Haah!
In Battle 2 I still have lots of batteries on me!
In Battle 3 Pull the trigger!
In Battle 4 Just gotta think of it as driving nails!
4-star Result Phew... That was a lot harder than building a house. Doctor, that makes us kinda impressive, don't you think?
3-star Result That was perfect... Doctor, are you happy with how we did?
Sub 3-star Result Hmm... Maybe I did it in the wrong order...? I'm sorry. It didn't go as well as I was hoping.
Operation Failure Eh? Why are there sparks... S-Sorry... It's all my fault...
Assigned to Facility Yes, is there anything that needs maintaining?
Tap Ah...!
Trust Tap Doctor, want to watch the rain together? There's not much to see, though...
Title Arknights.
Greeting Hello, Doctor.