Blocks 2 enemies

Operator Description

Vanilla, Vanguard Operator of Blacksteel, will make way for the squad on the battlefield with her professional skills.

Operator Quote

Don't let her know if you meet any wild animals.

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

Vanilla's Token A wild animal map of the Vouivre Boundary Grassland. The marks on it are disappearing one after another as the engines of mobile cities roar.


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
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
10 Seconds
Skill Effect
Gain 6 Deployment Points; ATK +5%
Gain 6 Deployment Points; ATK +10%
Gain 6 Deployment Points; ATK +15%
Gain 6 Deployment Points; ATK +20%
Gain 6 Deployment Points; ATK +25%
Gain 6 Deployment Points; ATK +30%
Gain 6 Deployment Points; ATK +35%
Detailed Skill Info
cost 6
atk 0.05
cost 6
atk 0.1
cost 6
atk 0.15
cost 6
atk 0.2
cost 6
atk 0.25
cost 6
atk 0.3
cost 6
atk 0.35

RIIC Base Skills

Room Type:
When this Operator is assigned to a Factory, productivity +25%
Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, order acquisition efficiency +20%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ A decent early game Vanguard with flexible Skill that can kill mobs fairly quickly
+ Fairly cheap DP Cost

- Low DEF means she can die very easily
- Lowest DP-Recovery rate

Operator Overview

“This axe isn't just for show!”

A hard worker with a serious attitude, Vanilla has a softer side that reveals itself in her love for animals. She is an offensive Skill-DP-Recovery Vanguard.  As her most unique feature, her Command - Reinforcement skill increases Attack and gains DP.  This skill's manual trigger allows it to be saved for burst damage or used on Cooldown to maximize DP gain.  The drawback of this flexibility is that the DP recovery efficiency is rather low.

Vanilla’s biggest weakness is that her stats are, well… vanilla. There are better options for pure attack or defense purposes. Along with her rarity limiting her Elite status and combat stats, she also has very low base attack and defense stats relative to her rarity peers.  Overall, Vanilla might be useful to Doctors in the early game when they need a flexible option, but she will likely be replaced after obtaining higher rarity or specialized Operators.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

An okay Vanguard, but costs more to deploy than Fang and doesn't provide significant return for the investment.

Integrated Strategies Tier List Explanation

General IS Notes

+ Cheap to deploy.
+ Okay damage for early rushes
+ Simple Block-2 Operator.
+ 0 Hope Cost
- Very poor DP generation. Doesn't function too well past the earlygame.

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 m9nokuro
CV Shiori Sugiura
CV (CN) 张若瑜
Gender Female
Place of Birth Vouivre
Birthday Feb. 16
Race Vouivre
Height 172cm
Combat Experience
1 year
Infection Status Non-infected as confirmed by medical report.
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Standard
Physiological Endurance Excellent
Tactical Planning Normal
Combat Skill Standard
Originium Adaptability Normal


Vanilla is a Blacksteel trainee, currently training and studying as part of exchange program with Rhodes Island.
She has learned to use her race's combat abilities to her advantage, and performs well as a Vanguard.

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%
Operator Vanilla showed no symptoms of Oripathy.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.12u/L
Operator Vanilla rarely comes into contact with Originium.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
Vanilla is a rather naive and inexperienced Operator sent to us from Blacksteel Worldwide.
Even though she's only been with Blacksteel for a short time, her dedication impressed the executives enough for them to send her to Rhodes Island for additional training.
She stands much taller than Liskarm or Franka, but the three are often seen together.

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
Vanilla is very protective of animals. A conversation about animals will always gets her out of her normally very thick shell. It may also be a reason she left home.
But because the animals she strives to protect include icky things like the Originium snail, her affection can unnerve some people.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 200.
Because Vanilla was born in an isolated tribe, Blacksteel added a special common knowledge to her training regimen.
According to Franka, Vanilla was at first startled by the automatic doors at the base.
In fact, Vanilla is not yet used to most of the technological equipment at Rhodes Island.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Awaiting your orders, Doctor.
Talk 1 The two seniors from the BPRS squad are here too? Then... can I join their squad in the future?
Talk 2 Huff... huff... three more sets of physical training and I'll be half-done for today! Doctor... please... fetch my water bottle for me...
Talk 3 My hometown? It's... a cruel wilderness. Survival itself is a difficult feat. Compared to that, Rhodes Island is like heaven.
Talk after Promotion 1 I've become stronger than when I was an intern for Blacksteel.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 The 22nd rule of Blacksteel: 'Anyone who loses her weapon no longer belongs here.' That's why I always bring my hellebarde with me wherever I go. What? The rule doesn't apply to everyday situations, you say? But... if I remember correctly... wait, let me check. 'This rule only applies to contracted Operators and new recruits under training.' Hm, Ms. Franka didn't tell me about this part.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 Instructor Dobermann must be a secret sadist! How could she expect me to deal with all those live Originium slugs alone? I... I just can't!
Talk after Trust Increase 3 I think I know now why Franka and Liskarm like being at Rhodes Island so much. Compared to Blacksteel, it's more... home-y here. And besides exciting missions, there are lots of fun places to explore...
Idle Shh, quiet. The Doctor is resting!
Onboard I'm Vanilla, trainee Operator. Nice to meet you, Doctor.
Watching Battle Record It's time to organize my notes. This way, I can better digest what I've just learned!
Promotion 1 A... promotion medal? For me? Th-thank you!
Added to Squad I'm here to help everyone!
Appointed as Squad Leader Could I... really be a good leader?
Depart I'll work even harder.
Begin Operation I won't bring shame to everyone in Blacksteel!
Selecting Operator 1 Hmm?
Selecting Operator 2 I'll follow all orders.
Deployment 1 Okay!
Deployment 2 Understood.
In Battle 1 You shall not pass!
In Battle 2 This axe isn't just for show!
In Battle 3 Battles aren't always won by the most experienced!
In Battle 4 Take that!
4-star Result Whew, perfect victory!
3-star Result A very successful operation.
Sub 3-star Result If we worked a bit harder, we could have done better.
Operation Failure I... I'm still not strong enough...
Assigned to Facility At your service.
Tap Huh?
Trust Tap Doctor, want to eat dinner together?
Title Arknights.
Greeting Morning, Doctor.

Operator Records

Record: Originium Slugs and Hops
Unlock: E1, Level 55, Trust Required: 50

Paradox Stages

Stage Name: mem_wyvern_1
Unlock: E1, Level 55
As a Rhodes Island operator, Vanilla's always charging at the battlefield's frontmost line.
Withstanding the pressure of the front to buy other operators time, this staunch Vouivre soldier never lets her squadmates down. But: only when facing enemy Originium Slugs and the like, does Vanilla hesitate. In response, Instructor Dobermann's readied a harsh drill for Vanilla, so that she can be aware in the critical moment, on the battlefield, that she has more important things to protect.