Obtain 1 DP after this unit defeats an enemy; Refunds the original DP Cost when retreated
cost = 1

Operator Description

Plume, Vanguard Operator of Rhodes Island, will provide reliable defense for the squad and hold back the enemy.

Operator Quote

A guard of Laterano who looks serious all the time.

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

Plume's Token A formal hat decorated with a modest amount of feathers. It is suitable for all Laterano festivals.


Lvl: 1
ATK +4%
Lvl: 55
ATK +8%
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

Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Vanguard Operators' Specialization training speed +30%
Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, order acquisition efficiency +10% and the order limit +2

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Trait: Gain +1 DP on kills
+ Trait: Full DP refund on retreat
+ Great ATK stat for early game
+ cheap DP Cost

- 1-Block Vanguards can easily let enemies by when they come in waves
- A very weak Skill with a long cooldown

Operator Overview

“Nothing can hold me back.”

Plume is a Vanguard hailing from Laterano that uses fierce determination to overcome her shortcomings. Coming from a hard-working and rigid background, she slowly works on honing her and her fellow Operators' skills. Plume specializes in DP-Recovery and DPS. She obtains 1 DP on every kill and her DP Cost is refunded in full upon retreating.

Her talent and skill both support her role as an offense-oriented vanguard. The Attack Increase talent improves her attack by a small amount, while her Swift Strike 𝛂 skill further increases her attack and gives her additional attack speed. Relative to her cost, her ATK stat is quite high among vanguards, and at equal levels she rivals even some of the top rarity operators in her class.

Unfortunately, she cannot be upgraded to Elite 2, which means her stats will be lower than her higher rarity counterparts late game. Additionally, Plume's low HP, and her skill’s high SP cost dampen her offensive potential. On the whole she is a low cost operator who can provide DPS in the first stages of a mission, while recovering some DP for deploying other units.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

One of the highest-DPS 3-stars currently. Remains a cheaper alternative to Vigna.

Integrated Strategies Tier List Explanation

General IS Notes

+ Cheap to deploy.
+ Decent damage
+ 0 Hope Cost
- Very poor DP generation. Doesn't function too well past the earlygame.
- Only blocks 1.

IS2 Specific Notes

Good Relics

Relic Interactions

Recommended Promotion

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

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 deel
CV Rika Tachibana
CV (EN) Rosie Jones
CV (CN) Vila
Gender Female
Place of Birth Laterano
Birthday Oct. 28
Race Liberi
Height 158cm
Combat Experience
1 year
Infection Status Non-infected as confirmed by medical report.
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Excellent
Physiological Endurance Normal
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Standard
Originium Adaptability Normal


Plume is a Liberi from Laterano, and former member of the Laterano Guard who bumbled her way out of Laterano and into Rhodes Island. She performs security, inspection, and loss prevention duties.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Imaging tests on this Operator show clear outlines of internal organs, with no abnormal dark spots or shadows. No unusual traces of Originium particles present in the circulatory system, no signs of infection, confirming this operator as uninfected.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 0%
No Oripathy.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.09u/L
Subject is rarely exposed to Originium.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
Any Liberi wanting to join the Laterano Guard needs to learn the art of the standard battle axe.
Plume has speed but lacks strength, so swinging an axe was a challenge for her.
When she joined the Defense Squad, she tried to build up her strength with regular training. Unfortunately, these exercises didn't make her strong enough for the hefty battle-axe tactics demanded of her. Not only did she fail to earn good marks in her training, she made many high-profile mistakes in her practical lessons, such as mishandling her weapon and destroying public property.
Plume did not let these setbacks get to her. She calmly analyzed her performance to find out where she went wrong. After seeking guidance from other members of the Guard, she took their advice and started doing exercises focused on battle axe technique and attack speed.
After abandoning the brute force route and focusing on technique, Plume worked hard to create a simple but effective battle style. She darts swiftly around the battlefield, launching quick offensive strikes, downing her targets just as quickly.
Although she is not strong enough for head-on assault missions, Plume can fulfill all the basic duties of an Operator. Whether on offense or defense, Plume can hold her own, all while keeping high spirits and a strong will.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Plume has no life outside of work. It may be that she is still adjusting to life at Rhodes Island. Either way, she is working hard to reconcile herself as both a Laterano guard and a Rhodes Islander.
In the former role, she is serious, determined, loyal, and proud. With no distinction between her work and private lives. She could even see her work as a form of entertainment.
But after joining Rhodes Island, she began to see the appeal of having a life outside of work.
According to Plume, Rhodes Island doesn't have some aloof aristocracy she needs to put her life on the line to protect (though she believes such people don't actually need protection), and life is not as regimented and ritualized as she is used to. Diverse individuals with all personality types can fill the halls, and there's no distinguishing rank among them. Everyone has their own lifestyle--this has had a tremendous impact on her.
Plume tried to maintain her Laterano Guard ways of thinking, but her sharp eye is dazzled by all of the colorful characters around her. She has been unable to ignore this diversity.
In fact, Plume has said she is considering changing her image. We see this sort of thing whenever a new Operator is starting to integrate themselves into Rhodes Island life.
Perhaps she could start by smiling more?

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 200.
But why did Plume leave Laterano for Rhodes Island?
She has never explained why, saying only that she 'is not authorized to disclose that information for the time being.'
Particularly right before and right after the incident, it seemed she was still involved with two senior Operators who had left Laterano.
At present, only part of the eyewitness testimony has been provided by those who were working that day. It seems she was dragged along by the two Laterano staffers, and it was purely coincidental.
She might not have known where she was.
Plume may be acting out of caution or convenience, but no one knows the details of the situation. Her reason for leaving Laterano remains unclear, and no one knows where Laterano stands regarding her story, either.
Sometimes she will stand stiffly by the edge of the bridge of Rhodes Island and look out anxiously in Laterano's direction.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Don't worry, Doctor. No matter what happens, I'll protect you.
Talk 1 Liberi have excellent eyesight. According to legend, some can even tell one droplet from another in a rainstorm. Sounds incredible, huh?
Talk 2 I take everyday life too seriously? My apologies. I think that comes from my time serving as a Laterano Guard. I'll work on that in the future.
Talk 3 To most Lateranos, heavy armor doesn't serve much of a purpose. Of course, when we perform the large-scale rituals of our homeland, we do dress up in ceremonial garb.
Talk after Promotion 1 I appreciate your faith in my abilities, Doctor. I won't let you down.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 Right... I submitted a request to the HR office... to become your personal bodyguard. I guess maybe I miss my old job too much.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 I grew up in Laterano and didn't really have the chance to learn about other cultures. Here at Rhodes Island, I get to see such diversity, way beyond my imagination.'s not so bad.
Talk after Trust Increase 3 I have no regrets. Yes, true, they did drag me out of Laterano against my will... but this has been a great adventure. I've enjoyed it.
Idle It is my duty to protect you, Doctor. Rest assured.
Onboard My name is Plume, formerly of the Pontifica Cohors Lateran. I will be your sword, and your wings, as I defend your very life.
Watching Battle Record Ah, so tactics can help you overcome a more skilled opponent, huh?
Promotion 1 Thank you, Doctor. As your bodyguard, your approval is the best reward I can ask for.
Added to Squad I'm ready.
Appointed as Squad Leader As the leader, it's my responsibility to keep everyone safe.
Depart Watch the friendlies!
Begin Operation Keep your guard up!
Selecting Operator 1 Hmm?
Selecting Operator 2 Got it.
Deployment 1 Ready for overwatch.
Deployment 2 Understood!
In Battle 1 You think you're faster than me?
In Battle 2 No move can escape my sight!
In Battle 3 My resolve lies with my spear!
In Battle 4 I fight for the glory of Laterano!
4-star Result Nothing can hold me back.
3-star Result Like a wave crashing against an immovable stone, isn't it?
Sub 3-star Result Regroup! I'll look out for the remaining enemies!
Operation Failure I can't... fall... yet!
Assigned to Facility Should I patrol this area?
Tap Anything over there?
Trust Tap Doctor... it feels like I'm abusing my position...
Title Arknights.
Greeting Hello, Doctor.

Operator Records

Record: A Grand, Distant Ideal
Unlock: E1, Level 55, Trust Required: 50

Paradox Stages

Stage Name: mem_falco_1
Unlock: E1, Level 55
The times she leads a charge into the battlefield aren't down to her sufficient agility, or adaptive capacity, but just because she reckons it her responsibility to scout battlefield information for her squadmates, winning time to act. And when she has to retreat, she'll leave the battlefield immediately, never having thought to share in the feat of her squadmates' final victory.
Her dream isn't to become a hero; she simply wants to protect others. However, what is it the commander surveying the whole scene sees?