Alternative Forms




Blocks 2 enemies

Operator Description

Yato, Vanguard Operator of Rhodes Island, will fight on the battlefield to give the squad the upper hand.

Operator Quote

Everyone admires how much effort she puts into training.

Obtain Approach

Operator can only be obtained through Recruitment (using Recruitment Permits).
Headhunting: No 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

Yato's Token A yellowing, incomplete book that lies in a lacquer box. It records the most challenging skill of swordsmanship: inner peace.


Redeployment Time -30 seconds
Talents from Module Upgrades


Arts Resist
Redeploy Time
DP Cost
Attack Interval

RIIC Base Skills

Room Type:
Trading Post
When this Operator is assigned to a Trading Post, order acquisition efficiency +30%
Room Type:
When this Operator is assigned to a Factory, productivity +15%

Botzu's Quick Evaluation

+ Fast Re-Deploy speed
- no DP recovery!!
- Extremely weak attack and defense that doesn't scale.
- The Specialist Fast Re-Deploy Operators are much better.

Operator Overview

“Victory is the most welcome news.”

As an Oni that prefers the dark and is rarely seen without her mask, the name Yato, or “Night Sword” suits this Rhodes Island Vanguard well. She is a low rarity Starter that can block 2 enemies.

Yato has a very low DP cost in addition to the shortened redeployment time granted by her Fast Redeployment talent. Unlocking her potential will reduce these even further, making her an extremely cost efficient drop. But even off the battlefield, she can be a valuable asset in the Trading Post, as her RIIC skill is better than some higher rarity units.

Yato’s main downside is her rarity, which means her low level cap will make her quickly fall behind other operators and that she cannot use special skills. Noticeably, Yato cannot recover DP like typical Vanguards. Thus, she functions more as a redeployable, low-cost Guard.

Overall, Yato is a low-rarity, low-cost filler unit that can be rapidly deployed to stop enemies or used until better units are available, though she might find better use manning the Trading Post.

Newbie Tier List Explanation

Not really a Vanguard, because she doesn't generate DP. She's really a 2* Fast-Redeploy Specialist. That's pretty useful to have around, though.

Base Skill Analysis

Yato's second RIIC Base Skill is earned upon reaching Level 30.

Is it worth it? Probably.  It will definitely be useful for players who are running 2-5-2 or 1-5-3, as they will likely need all the Factory buffs they can get.  Her Trading Post Skill is better, though, so if you don’t need more Factory workers, this can be skipped.

Total Cost

Operator Profile

Artist Skade
CV Saki Fujita
CV (EN) Jessica Mcdonald
CV (CN) 侯小菲
CV (KR) 禹贞信
Gender Female
Place of Birth Higashi
Birthday May 14
Race Oni
Height 161cm
Combat Experience
8 years
Infection Status Infection confirmed by medical examination.
Physical Strength Standard
Mobility Excellent
Physiological Endurance Standard
Tactical Planning Standard
Combat Skill Standard
Originium Adaptability Standard


Yato is the team leader of the core operators. She is a loyal and dependable warrior.

Clinical Analysis

Increase Trust to 25.
Radiological scans showed blurred outlines of internal organs with visible abnormalities. Originium Particle Tests of the circulatory system indicate Oripathy. The subject is confirmed as Infected.

[Cell-Originium Assimilation] 8%
No major visible symptoms of infection.

[Blood Originium-Crystal Density] 0.22u/L
Severity of infection remains low, with no major hindrance to motor functions.

Archive File 1

Increase Trust to 50.
A quiet warrior with no particularly memorable traits except for the mask she wears.
As a result, people tend to overlook the fact that she's there. She doesn't seem to mind though, instead focusing on diligently carrying out every task given to her.
Dr. Kal'tsit has praised her as 'the cornerstone of Rhodes Island.'

Archive File 2

Increase Trust to 100.
No one knows when Yato joined Rhodes Island, and no one has ever tried to find out.
Her presence as a Rhodes Island Operator is taken for granted, but if she were to suddenly disappear one day, it's unclear how many people would actually notice.

Archive File 3

Increase Trust to 150.
Some curious Operators once asked Yato about whether she had a history with Noir Corne, but she didn't provide a straightforward answer.
Like Noir Corne, she is rarely seen without her mask.

Voice Lines

Appointed as Assistant Hey, Doctor. Do me a favor and just tell me what you need done.
Talk 1 I'll be watching you even when I'm off duty.
Talk 2 Hm? Do you need something?
Talk 3 My skin is sensitive to sunlight. So please assign me to nighttime missions, whenever you can.
Talk after Trust Increase 1 There's limits to what I'm capable of, but even so, I want to help ease the burden you carry, Doctor.
Talk after Trust Increase 2 I can't help but feel just a little envious when I see how the other Operators fight...
Talk after Trust Increase 3 I need no particular reason to fight for you, Doctor. I hope to see an exciting frontline battle someday...
Idle Doctor, let me be your guardian, now and forever...
Onboard Vanguard Yato here. Are you the one I'm protecting?
Watching Battle Record Thank you.
Added to Squad Yato has joined the team.
Appointed as Squad Leader We're ready to execute your plans, Doctor.
Depart All Operators, be on alert.
Begin Operation Targets spotted. Get ready for battle.
Selecting Operator 1 Here.
Selecting Operator 2 Go ahead.
Deployment 1 Got it.
Deployment 2 Understood!
In Battle 1 In a blink of eye!
In Battle 2 Prepare yourself!
In Battle 3 Haaaaghhh!
In Battle 4 Slash you down!
4-star Result As long as we follow the Doctor's orders, we won't have any problems.
3-star Result The Doctor's brilliant command was the key to victory.
Sub 3-star Result Victory is the most welcome news.
Operation Failure I apologize... We failed to execute your plan, Doctor...
Assigned to Facility Please send me somewhere that sunlight can never touch.
Tap *Gasp*!
Trust Tap Doctor, thank you for always taking care of us.
Title Arknights.
Greeting Doctor, I will be your shield.