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Attack Type

Tags

Archetype

Traits

Does not attack and ignores the Deployment Limit, but has a long Redeployment Time

Operator Description

Thermal-EX (a.k.a. THRM-EX), Specialist robot of Rhodes Island, is assigned by Engineer Closure to carry out combat missions.

Operator Quote

He knows that he's a robot.

Obtain Approach

Recruitment
Operator can only be obtained through Recruitment (using Recruitment Permits).
Headhunting: No Recruitment: Yes
Release Date (CN) 5/1/2020
Release Date (Global) 12/30/2020
Recruitment Pool Date (CN) 5/1/2020
Recruitment Pool Date (Global) 12/30/2020

Potentials

Potential Item

THRM-EX's Token A luminous heat storage core; The following is imprinted on the package in bold, black letters: "FEEL THE PASSION!"

Talent

3 seconds after deployment, inflicts 300% Physical Damage to enemies in the nearby 8 tiles and inflicts [Fragile] (affected units take 10% more damage, only the highest effect of this type applies), then automatically retreats from battle
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3 seconds after deployment, inflicts 320% Physical Damage to enemies in the nearby 8 tiles and inflicts [Fragile] (affected units take 18% more damage, only the highest effect of this type applies), then automatically retreats from battle
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3 seconds after deployment, inflicts 340% Physical Damage to enemies in the nearby 8 tiles and inflicts [Fragile] (affected units take 21% more damage, only the highest effect of this type applies), then automatically retreats from battle
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3 seconds after deployment, inflicts 360% Physical Damage to enemies in the nearby 8 tiles and inflicts [Fragile] (affected units take 24% more damage, only the highest effect of this type applies), then automatically retreats from battle
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3 seconds after deployment, inflicts 380% Physical Damage to enemies in the nearby 8 tiles and inflicts [Fragile] (affected units take 27% more damage, only the highest effect of this type applies), then automatically retreats from battle
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3 seconds after deployment, inflicts 400% Physical Damage to enemies in the nearby 8 tiles and inflicts [Fragile] (affected units take 30% more damage, only the highest effect of this type applies), then automatically retreats from battle
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Stats

Level:
HP
ATK
DEF
Arts Resist
50
Redeploy Time
200
DP Cost
3
Block
0
Attack Interval
0.93

RIIC Base Skills

Backup Energy Lvl: 1
(备用能源)
Room Type:
Power Plant
When this Operator is assigned to a Power Plant, increases the drone recovery rate by +10%
Enthusiasm Lvl: 30
(热情澎湃)
Room Type:
Power Plant
When this Operator is assigned to a Power Plant, reduces the Morale consumed each hour by -0.52

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Trait: Ignores deploy limit
+ Talent: Decent on-deploy AOE damage and applies the [Fragile] debuff that boosts damage taken by enemies
+ Cheap to deploy and develop
+ Useful in bursting down high HP bosses, and for stages with lowered deploy limits
- The long redeployment time will only allow one or two talent uses on most maps.
- Doesn't attack normally

Operator Overview

Another casualty of “Master Closure’s” campaign to brainwash Rhodes Island’s robots into adoring her unconditionally, Thermal-EX is a 1 Robot Specialist who specializes in, well… blowing himself the hell up.

Like the other Robots in Arknights, Thermal-EX works a little differently from human Operators. Robots don’t count toward the Unit Limit when deployed, but they have extremely long redeployment timers. In addition, they have no Skills and cannot promote; their power comes primarily from their Talents. Thermal-EX’s Talent is called Delayed Detonation. I think you can see where this is heading.

Delayed Detonation causes Thermal-EX to charge up for a few seconds and then explode, damaging all enemies around him and inflicting the Fragile debuff on anything that survives. After exploding, Thermal-EX is forcibly retreated from the battlefield. The damage is nice, but the real benefit here is the Fragile debuff, which increases the damage taken by its victims. Detonating Thermal-EX on a tough boss or a wave of difficult enemies makes it much easier for your other Operators to burn them down quickly.

Even for a Robot unit, Thermal-EX can be a little situational. Robots are often used as decoys for enemy attacks because they don’t count towards the Unit Limit, but since Thermal-EX doesn’t stick around, he can’t always fill that role in the same way (though Thermal-EX’s high DEF does allow him to soak a hit or two before he, uh, “retreats”). His long redeployment timer also limits the number of detonations you can get on a given stage. However, the Fragile debuff is extremely powerful (though keep in mind it doesn’t stack with other Fragile buffs from Operators), and it can tip the balance if you’re struggling on a particular stage. Considering how cheap Thermal-EX is to max out, this cheerful little ro-bomb is certainly worth the investment.

Skill Discussion

  • The [Fragile] effect from Talent has an 8s duration.

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist TOKI
CV Hikaru Midorikawa
Gender Male
Birthday Feb 15
Height 160cm
Combat Experience 0.99 Years
Nation
ManufacturerRaythean
Place of ProductionColumbia
WeightClassified
Inspection ReportSmall amount of wear on outer casing, structure intact, normal durability. Generator and chassis in good condition. Weapon system operational. Energy supply is full and functional. ECU in good condition.

Profile

Thermal-EX (also known as THRM-EX) is a high-performance version of the Raythean Challenger™ Hellcat operating platform, jointly customized by Mayer and Closure. Between the two, Mayer was primarily responsible for the development and improvement of the weapon and energy supply systems. Thermal-EX is a rather peculiar presence and is extremely enthusiastic towards others, a characteristic that is beloved by some people and disliked by others. However, Thermal-EX remains undaunted, committed to using his incandescent personality to bring warmth to others in this frigid world.

As a new model, Thermal-EX’s boasts a unique and aggressive appearance that can be somewhat intimidating. But he doesn’t mind. After all, anyone can hear Thermal-EX’s loud and warm greetings from a distance long before he’s clearly visible. However, it seems like his vocabulary has been excessively bloated with words pertaining to “hot”...

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 100.
Thermal-EX is full of praise for everyone he knows, but his greatest praise is reserved for the work Mayer did to retrofit him, even eclipsing his attitude towards Closure’s original decision to modify him. Consequently, it is difficult to discern what his personal preferences might be, because everything he says is dominated by appreciation and enthusiasm.
“Unexpectedly, even some introverted and normally unsociable Operators are willing to spend the day with him and listen to his endless prattling... but this too is good. I’ve decided to scrap my plan to reconfigure his language prioritization logic.” That’s what Closure said.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Thermal-EX, ready to commence thermal shock! What, the designated combat time has not been reached yet? Then, I shall postpone it. Commencing thermal shock after a delay of 10 seconds!
Talk 1 I heard that there’s some expression from the East: “No martial art is infallible, except for heat.”
Talk 2 Doctor, it’s great to be with you! My burning heart won’t calm down! —I’m talking about the Raythean Industries custom-made full-thermal Arts impact generator on my body!
Talk 3 Once upon a time, God said, “Let there be light,” and so there was light. God said, “Let there be strength,” and so there was the high-performance version of Raythean’s Challenger Hellcat.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 As a perfect industrial-grade mass-produced combat platform, I am very happy! Nowadays, not only do I get constant performance optimizations from Miss Mayer, but I even get to work with hot partners like Miss Blaze! Life is great!
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Even though I’m already this dazzling, only you, the peerless Doctor, are worthy of becoming the brightest sun!
Talk after Trust Increase 3 I know that the heat and light I emit is so very short-lived... But all that matters is that I can illuminate the path before you, Dr. {@nickname}!
Idle Even when you’re asleep, I can continue to work as your heater! I’m incredible!
Onboard Born from Raythean Industries, improved in the hands of the great Mayer. I, Thermal-EX, the throbbing heart of hotness, am here to help!
Watching Battle Record Ohhhhh! This power blazing within me is... is... a hotfix!
Added to Squad Now, it’s my turn to show off!
Appointed as Squad Leader What’s the situation right now?
Depart All forces, move out!
Begin Operation Let’s rock and roll!
Selecting Operator 1 Ready to launch!
Selecting Operator 2 Storing energy!
Deployment 1 I’m here to help!
Deployment 2 Shock ready!
In Battle 1 Sonic boom—!
In Battle 2 Delivering thermal shock!
In Battle 3 Watch this!
In Battle 4 Praise the heat!
4-star Result Aren’t I awesome? I knew that your commands would make a perfect match for me, Dr. {@nickname}!
3-star Result BRAVO~ BRAVO~!!!! Dr. {@nickname}!!!
Sub 3-star Result My retreat was just a fluke. Nothing must be allowed through our net on the battlefield.
Operation Failure Calculating: Imminent danger! Dropping smoke bombs! Doctor, I’ll cover your retreat!
Assigned to Facility Rest? Haha, it’s too early for me! I just swapped to the newest energy storage device, so there are 50 more hours until the end of today’s workday!
Tap Uwoooahh! My thermal sensor feels your burning heart!
Trust Tap Your burning enthusiasm has melted my processor!
Title Arknights.
Greeting Welcome back, Doctor! I see that you’re also full of light and heat today!

Operator Records

Record: 炙热冲击!
Unlock: Level 30, Trust Required: 50