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Archetype

Traits

High accuracy point-blank shot

Operator Description

Schwarz, Operator of Rhodes Island, will protect you from the shadows.

Operator Quote

Keep her away from the faint of heart.

Potentials

Potential Item

Schwarz's Token A crossbow. Well maintained and easy to use. But the tiny scratches and dents on it provide some insight into all the killing it has done.

Talent

When attacking, has a 20% chance to increase the current damage of that attack to 130%
When attacking, has a 20% chance to increase the current damage of that attack to 130% and reduce the DEF of the target hit by 10% for 5 seconds
When attacking, has a 20% chance to increase the current damage of that attack to 160% and reduce the DEF of the target hit by 20% for 5 seconds
When Schwarz and at least one more [Sniper] Operator are on the battlefield, all [Sniper] Operators' ATK +8%
When Schwarz and at least one more [Sniper] Operator are on the battlefield, all [Sniper] Operators' ATK +10% (+2%)

Stats

HP 1833
ATK 840
DEF 225
Arts Resist
0
Redeploy Time
70
DP Cost
16
Block
1
Attack Interval
1.6

Skills

SP Cost:
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
4
4
3
Initial SP:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
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-
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Skill Effect
The next attack deals 160% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 50%
The next attack deals 165% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 50%
The next attack deals 170% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 50%
The next attack deals 175% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 60%
The next attack deals 180% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 60%
The next attack deals 185% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 60%
The next attack deals 190% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 70%
The next attack deals 200% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 73%
The next attack deals 210% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 76%
The next attack deals 220% damage, and increases the chance of triggering this unit’s Talent to 80%
SP Cost:
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
30
Initial SP:
10
10
10
13
13
13
16
17
18
20
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
ATK +70%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 35%
ATK +75%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 35%
ATK +80%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 35%
ATK +85%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 40%
ATK +90%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 40%
ATK +95%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 40%
ATK +100%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 45%
ATK +110%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 45%
ATK +120%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 45%
ATK +130%, and increases the chance to activate the Talent to 50%
SP Cost:
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
25
Initial SP:
5
5
5
7
7
7
9
10
11
12
SP Charge Type
Skill Activation
Duration
15 Seconds
16 Seconds
17 Seconds
18 Seconds
19 Seconds
20 Seconds
21 Seconds
22 Seconds
23 Seconds
25 Seconds
Skill Effect
Changes attack range to frontal 3 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +100%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 3 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +105%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 3 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +110%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 3 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +120%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 3 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +125%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 3 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +130%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 3 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +140%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 4 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +150%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 4 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +160%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Changes attack range to frontal 4 tiles, Attack Interval increases a bit, ATK +180%, increasing Talent triggering chance to 100%
* This Skill modifies the Attack Interval by 0.4
Skill Range

RIIC Base Skills

Make Tea Lvl: 1
(沏茶)
Room Type:
Dormitory
When this Operator is assigned to a Dormitory, restores +0.55 Morale per hour to another Operator assigned to that Dormitory whose Morale is not full (Only the strongest effect of this type takes place. Does not stack with any additional bonuses); if the target is Ceylon, further increases Morale restored by +0.45
Black Arrow Lvl: 1
(黑矢)
Room Type:
Training Room
When this Operator is assigned to be the Trainer in the Training Room, Sniper Operators' Specialization training speed +60%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Talent: When attacking, chance to crit for increased damage and decrease enemy DEF for a short duration
+ E2 Talent: When deployed with at least 1 other sniper, all Snipers gain ATK
+ A good companion to Exusiai as she can kill heavy DEF units that Exusiai can't
+ High ATK and damage multipliers
+ Tops the Physical dps charts vs enemies with medium+ DEF
+ S3: Guaranteed critical burst
- High DP cost
- Short attack range
- S3: Range narrows to a frontal line and slightly Slower ASPD

Operator Overview

"My expertise? Killing and protecting people. Oh, and making tea. Don't be so shocked. After all, Lady Ceylon is... Anyway, I'm good at that."

Embodying the sleek grace and killing power of the black panther, it’s no surprise that Schwarz is a hugely popular Operator. But no stalkers, please: she’s taken! Fans will have to settle for appreciating her prowess as a 6* Close Range Sniper, and it’s worth appreciating: Schwarz might be one of the more powerful dedicated boss-killer units in Arknights.

The boss-killing begins with Schwarz’s first Talent, Armor Penetration Arrow. It randomly triggers when she attacks, increasing the damage of her shot (a “crit” effect) and after promotion to E1, debuffing the  DEF of her target. All of Schwarz’s Skills revolve around increasing the activation chance of this Talent. Her Skill 1, Charged Shot, is an auto skill that increases the chance dramatically and adds a large ATK buff every few shots, making it great for consistent damage output. Her Skill 2, Sharp Eye, grants less of an ATK and Talent activation buff, but every shot during its duration gains the effect, making it better for burst or heavy-action periods. With its SP cost and duration, this skill has great up-time. 

Her Skill 3, Final Tactics, however, is where Schwarz gains her reputation. It changes her attack range to a long, narrow line (who’s Close Range now, bitch?!) and gives a 100% chance to trigger her Talent, guaranteeing huge numbers with every shot. This Skill also charges ridiculously quickly, has great up-time for how powerful it is, and packs a huge ATK buff in the bargain. Even though it does force her to attack straight ahead, which can limit her deployment, it is still her marquee Skill.

While Schwarz can become one of the most potent boss-killers in Arknights, she does have limitations you’ll have to work around, mostly in terms of deploying her. As a Close Range Sniper, her DP cost is extremely high compared to standard Anti-Air Snipers, and choosing a good position for her is difficult due to her short default range and her very specific S3 range. However, finding that perfect vantage point will all be worth it once Schwarz is disemboweling bosses and bathing in their blood.

Elite Promotion Discussion

  • 3rd Skill - Final Tactics - Scwharz is well known for her boss killing ability, and S3 is her ultimate execution mode. She gains an ATK buff and the activation chance of her crit Talent shoots up to 100%, guaranteeing high burst damage to anything that strays into her narrowed-but-elongated frontal range.   Her Attack Interval slows a bit, and her tunnel-vision range requires proper planning and placement, but these limitations barely slow down her slaughter potential in the hands of a wise doctor.  With good up-time, and relatively low SP Cost, this skill can be used repeatedly to eliminate tough targets.
  • Talent 2 - Crossfire - increases the ATK of all Snipers when at least 1 other Sniper is deployed along with Schwarz.  A great buff for an Anti-Air Sniper when paired with Schwarz (because of her already high Base Attack buffs from Skills, this buff has less impact on Schwarz herself). 
  • Talent 1 Upgrade - Armor Penetration Arrow - Doubles the crit damage and DEF down debuff.  This is a huge and important buff for our ferocious feline, as her crit is the core of her power.  The ATK buff is multiplicative with her Skill ATK buffs, all of her Skills increase the crit chance, and the high ATK this provides, along with the DEF down, is what makes her able to take out high DEF threats.

Skill Discussion

  • S3M1 - Extends her frontal range by 1 grid, extending her reach of Death.

Operator GIF Gallery

Skill Upgrade Costs

Level Requisites Materials
1 ➝ 2
Lv1
x5
2 ➝ 3
Lv1
x5
x5
x4
3 ➝ 4
Lv1
x8
x5
4 ➝ 5
Lv1
x8
x4
x3
5 ➝ 6
Lv1
x8
x7
6 ➝ 7
Lv1
x8
x3
x4
Skill Level Requisites Materials
1
Lv1 8h
x8
x4
x7
Lv1 16h
x12
x4
x8
Lv1 24h
x15
x6
x5
2
Lv1 8h
x8
x4
x5
Lv1 16h
x12
x4
x10
Lv1 24h
x15
x6
x4
3
Lv1 8h
x8
x4
x7
Lv1 16h
x12
x4
x7
Lv1 24h
x15
x6
x6

Overall Skill Cost

Elite Upgrade Costs

Level Materials
x30000
x5
x8
x6
x180000
x4
x4
x5

Overall Elite Cost

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist Liduke
CV Shizuka Itou
Gender Female
Place of Birth Rim Billiton
Birthday Individual exhibits memory loss regarding this information
Race Feline
Height 169cm
Combat Experience 20 Years
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Excellent
Physiological Endurance Standard
Tactical Planning Excellent
Combat Skill Excellent
Originium Adaptability Standard

Profile

Formerly both SP for the Mayor of Siesta and the Bureau Chief of the Urban Public Security Bureau, she joined Rhodes Island at the same time as Ceylon.
She has outstanding achievements in covert operations, reconnaissance and anti-reconnaissance, survival, and crossbow usage. She is in charge of protecting the Doctor and is responsible for the training of basic level Rhodes Islands operators.

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] 6%
Patient's disease is under control.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.29u/L
Patient's oripathy is mild and currently shows no indications of spreading.

Subject was exposed to Oripathy quite early on. However, due to receiving timely, excellent treatment before joining Rhodes Island, the patient's Oripathy is effectively stable.
--Medic Warfarin

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
She makes for a stern and severe bodyguard.
When needed, she acts as guardian for the Doctor. In addition, she can often be found in the vicinity of Ceylon.
She does not like to interact with others. Even when someone wants to interact with her, they usually receive a cold response.
However, she can sometimes be seen accompanying mercenaries and bounty hunters at the bar.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Schwarz has two faces.
In combat, she often displays a cold-hearted side. Although she mainly uses a crossbow for a weapon, even an object as seemingly benign as a pen, a book, or a rope can become a lethal weapon in her hands. Moreover, unlike an ordinary person, she doesn't value her own life or well-being. In various exercises, her methods of attack are often unpredictable. However, these methods often come at considerable cost to herself.
Perhaps Schwarz does not have as much experience in dealing with monsters as other operators do, but she is uniquely capable among Rhodes Island operators at dealing with human and humanoid foes. In the words of one operator, "She is like a machine designed specifically to ruthlessly kill humans."
However, in the presence of Ceylon, she may still be cold, but she betrays a softer side. Her relationship with Ceylon is less a simple master-servant relationship, and more of a relationship between sisters on equal-footing. She dotes heavily upon her younger sister and will satisfy any of her requests, no matter how unreasonable. She shows tolerance even for her most whimsical notions, and her normally cold voice possesses a certain pampering tone.
It is only in these moments that she appears to transform from a machine to a person, in the eyes of spectators. It is because of this side of her that many operators who used to fear her have been gradually changing their opinion.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
During the Siesta incident, there is a detail that is easily overlooked: We already know that Schwarz has an abiding love for Ceylon. However, during the event, she chose to stand on the other side. Though she was forgiven, this has still ultimately been taken as a betrayal, and has caused a chain reaction of events.
In the analysis of the incident, we can see that the real reason she took the other side was because that she has an inclination toward the city's Mayor, Herman. It is true that she deeply loves Ceylon, but she is not just her puppet. Theoretically, as the mayor's agent, she ought to be the one who understands him the most. Her quote, "When it's time to shed blood, do not send Lady Ceylon to do it, send someone who lives amongst the shadows," is likely an accurate representation of her mentality on this.
Despite bearing witness to the event, after joining Rhodes Island, Ceylon has still shown some idealistic tendencies. This is normal. She witnessed some of the cruelty that this world is capable of, but the relatively neat resolution to this incident has lightened some of the shock of it. Moreover, not everyone needs to have a deep understanding of this so-called cruel reality.
However, this brings us to the salient point of this discussion: What position should Rhodes Island take on this issue?
People like Ceylon are not a minority in Rhodes Island. Rhodes Island is not purely a research institution and thus our nature determines that we will sometimes come face-to-face with unsavory situations. Do we have an obligation or necessity to expose these members to cruelties they've never experienced before? Or is it enough to abide by Schwarz's quote and "Send someone who lives amongst the shadows?"
This is a topic worth discussing in more detail.
——Archivist R.F.

Archive File 4

Increase Trust to 200.
......Actually, since I've gotten used to it, I don't really feel anything when I kill people. Especially when the people I kill are my enemies.
As for how I specifically wiped out that entire clan all by myself, you don't want to know, Doctor. Actually, aside from giving you a detailed description of the bushes and shrubs I hid in, there isn't much I can tell you. Wait, and then attack - it really is that simple.
I was born into a family of Rim Billiton merchants. Both of my parents were traders. When I was six years old, they were involved in a deal in which they were tricked into collecting a number of Originium Stones disguised as ordinary gems. I was infected with Oripathy when I stole some of these stones to play with them.
After my parents found out, they went to confront those who had tricked them, but were ambushed and killed en route. I was treated like a slave and sold. In the end, I was selected by a mercenary unit to become their newest member.
In addition to carrying out war operations, this mercenary unit was also responsible for carrying out tasks for important men, mostly their dirty work. After I passed their training, I became a child assassin. After several missions, my organization was tasked with staging some accidents" in a certain city.
That is where my fate changed.
My task was to assassinate Lady Ceylon's father, but in the process of getting close to him, he subdued me. You can't even imagine. He was a... Forget it, I won't even bring it up. In short, I helped him eliminate my entire mercenary unit. Afterward, I became part-housekeeper, part-bodyguard. That year, Lady Ceylon was three years old, and I was 12.
Actually, what Lady Ceylon doesn't know is that during those years I was a bodyguard, I also helped her father with other matters... Don't get me wrong, I was willing to. The person I care about most is Lady Ceylon but the person I respect the most was her father. That still hasn't changed after all this time.
......That day, he called me back to Siesta and told me that he found my enemies. Before I set out, he asked me "Are you sure you want to go? You can live a good life here, Schwarz." Ultimately, I went, but not just for revenge, but also to make a clean break. Also, I knew that somebody was waiting for me."
——This story was related by the Doctor personally. Because its original telling was replete with vulgarity and drunken rambling, it has undergone substantial editing and abridgment. With the permission of the subject, it will be inserted into her personal record.

Promotion Record

Upgrade to Elite LV2.
One way of looking at it is, if someone like Schwarz found herself in the light, the darkness within her would gradually dissipate.
It must be noted that this is an optimistic and even irresponsible way of thinking.
A rather cruel fact we have found is that rather than saying Schwarz is her true self when she's around Ceylon, it is better to say that she is hiding her true nature.
The coldness and contempt for life she exhibits during battle is closer to her true nature. This is what is engraved into her very soul. It is the branding she would not be able to wash off even if she were to spend the rest of her life in the light.
So what we must understand is that her hopes for Ceylon may be hard to achieve, but they are not to be taken lightly. For it is only those who have experienced the darkness that understand just how deeply that coldness runs.
The only thing worth celebrating is that she recognizes this.
Only in this way, perhaps what she says will come true. That one day, the Doctor will be able to tame the evil within her. I hope that such a day will come.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant I made an itinerary. You can confirm with me anytime.
Talk 1 When it's time to shed blood, do not send Lady Ceylon to do it, send someone who lives amongst the shadows.
Talk 2 I won't tell you any of Lady Ceylon's secrets. Of course, I won't tell anyone your secrets either.
Talk 3 I'm a bodyguard and it's my duty to protect you, Doctor, not to be your chat buddy. If you want to talk, find someone else and stop turning to me like Lady Ceylon does.
Talk after Promotion 1 My expertise? Killing and protecting people. Oh, and making tea. Don't be so shocked. After all, Lady Ceylon is... Anyway, I'm good at that.
Talk after Promotion 2 Based on the danger involved in the missions to date, Doctor, I believe, in addition to my protection, you should learn self-defense. Otherwise, even I can't guarantee your safety.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 There's no turning back once you got blood on your hands, Doctor. I don't want you to go down that road, so leave the dirty stuff to me.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 You want to hear my revenge story? You won't be able to sleep at night, Doctor. But I do have this strange urge to tell you. Why don't we hit the bar, because it's a long story…
Talk after Trust Increase 3 Sinners always get what they deserve, I know that. But let's say I'd be more than just a killer had I met Lady Ceylon and you sooner. It's still not too late for me? Do you really mean that, Doctor?
Idle Falls asleep just like that? Can't keep a guard up at all, just like her.
Onboard I'm Schwarz, Lady Ceylon's personal bodyguard, here to join Rhodes Island with her. If at all possible, please send me with her on any missions.
Watching Battle Record Rhodes Island is teeming with monsters. I can only hope to learn to battle like them.
Promotion 1 Now I understand why Rhodes Island wanted me. You're looking for something a hundred times crazier than anything I ever did.
Promotion 2 Reawaken my past? Sounds good. Maybe you can absolve the evil we did in battle. Please, cleanse me.
Added to Squad Mission? Got it.
Appointed as Squad Leader Listen up.
Depart Let's go.
Begin Operation Kill them all.
Selecting Operator 1 Where am I needed?
Selecting Operator 2 Here.
Deployment 1 This is a good spot.
Deployment 2 They won't get away.
In Battle 1 I see you...
In Battle 2 Too obvious.
In Battle 3 Is that all?
In Battle 4 Lady Ceylon may be merciful, but I am not.
4-star Result You should lead this dangerous mission from someplace as far away from the battlefield as possible, Doctor.
3-star Result We got everyone, per your order.
Sub 3-star Result The perimeter is secured. What's next?
Operation Failure Come, Doctor, I'll ensure your safety.
Assigned to Facility Patrol? Got it.
Tap Watch out for accidental discharge, Doctor.
Trust Tap Anything wrong, Doctor?
Title Arknights.
Greeting Don't let your guard down, even on base, Doctor.