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Ambitious Tywin

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Rarity
Element
Light
Class
Knight
Zodiac
Sagittarius
Max CP17114
Captain of the Royal Guard of Lefundos who seeks only to rise in station
Rival
Benevolent Romann
Arrogant and cruel, he sees others only as pawns to be used for his own ends. He's so skilled at managing his reputation that he's known as a reliable and loyal knight despite his true nature.

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Hero Stats

Hero CP: 17114
HP 6840
ATK 894
SPD 104
DEF 694
Crit Hit Chance Crit Hit DMG Dual Atk Chance
15.00% 150.00% 5.00%
Effectiveness Effect Resist
0.00% 0.00%
Imprint Release

+Health %
SSS : +12.9% SS : +10.75% S : +8.6% A : +6.45% B : +4.3%
*Red tiles mark the effective area of a Devotion Skill.

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Builds

Battle Commander Tywin

Since Ambitious Tywin's most coveted feature is his passive debuff cleanse, let's first look at a build that focuses on it.

Build

In order to refresh Battle Command, players should strive to make Ambitious Tywin as fast as possible, which means using a Speed set. It should ideally push his Speed above 200 when paired with Speed boots and some substats. After that, we want to work on his HP. Since he will be provoking many attackers, the extra bulk will give him longevity in many fights. Next, we can add in a reasonable amount of Effectiveness%, which will help him debuff and provoke his enemies. Finally, we can round out his build with some DEF to back up his HP pool.

NOTE: Since Ambitious Tywin must be debuffed in order to activate Battle Command, we want as little Effect Resistance as possible, ideally 0%.

Artifacts

The obvious choice here is Elbris Ritual Sword, since at max level it will grant Ambitious Tywin a 60% chance to counterattack when an AoE skill hits his team (when there are 3 other members). This interaction will proc quite often. In a short fight, it can jam up battle plans for a soul reliant team (Basar/ Tywin setup for Judge Kise), and in a long fight it can potentially block opponents from being able to Soulburn their skills entirely.

If players find themselves in short supply of Elbris, they can instead run a defensive artifact such as Aurius or Adamant Shield, which is always helpful in defensive situations.

Skill Enhancement

Since this particular build focuses on activating Battle Command, players should look to max it out as soon as possible to reliably activate it 100% of the time.

After that, players can work on effect chance of S1 and S3 as well as the cooldown for S3 to maintain debuff consistency and up time.

Equipment

Main
Spd
HP %
HP %
Sub
Spd
HP %
Eff %
Def %
Set
Speed
Health

Artifact

Upgrade Priority

Early Mid Late
0 +2 +2
+4 +4 +4
0 +4 +5

Team

Core

One of the most obvious synergies with Ambitious Tywin is Elena. While her invincibility buff is one of the strongest in the game, it is entirely useless against Basar, who can Dispel all buffs and block further buffs from being set. Ambitious Tywin's Battle Command can clear the debuffs and allow Elena to do her job once more.

Having another tanky character for even more defensive utilities (like Lilias or Fallen Cecilia) can protect a solo counterattacking DPS, such as Martial Artist Ken or Charles. This creates a defensive stall that chips the enemy down with counterattacks and debuff denial.

(Note: Do not use heroes who depend on being debuffed, such as Champion Zerato or Gloomyrain, as your solo DPS for this strategy. Ambitious Tywin's constant cleansing will hurt their performance.)

Soul Stealer Bruiser

The other build for Ambitious Tywin is to maximize is potential to counterattack for his Soul steal with a Counter set. This means he could potentially be built as a bruiser, as he has comparable damage scaling to Fallen Cecilia. Bruiser builds are usually difficult to pull off consistently; this should only be attempted by players with an abundance of high-quality gear.

Stat Build

Since bruisers are very stat hungry, players should aim for but are not limited to the following stats:

  • HP: 20,000
  • Def: 1,200
  • Atk: 1,800
  • Spd: 180
  • Crit C%: 80%
  • Crit D%: 240%
  • Eff %: 70%
  • Eff Res %: 0%

For players who are close but cannot quite fill out a bruiser stat spread, replacing the neck slot with a Crit Chance main stat and filling out substats with Crit Damage can improve consistency. It is not a bad alternative if players can reach 85%+ Crit Chance and 200%+ Crit Damage.

Set Bonus

Since this set focuses on counterattacking, a Counter set is essential and cannot be replaced. The secondary set can be anything to help players fill out this stat spread, be it HP, Critical, or Hit, as Ambitious Tywin has no need for Immunity.

Artifacts

As this set focuses on dealing damage through counterattacking, Elbris Ritual Sword is essential to the build. No replacement.

Skill Enhancement

As with the Speed build, Battle Command (his S2) should be maxed out ASAP. Following that, players can work on the cooldown and effect chance of S3, followed by maxing S1.

Equipment

Main
Spd
CritD %
HP %
Sub
CritC %
Spd
HP %
CritD %
Eff %
Def %
Set
Counter
Health

Artifact

Upgrade Priority

Early Mid Late
0 +2 +4
+4 +4 +4
0 +4 +7

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Analysis

Overview

Ambitious Tywin is the first Moonlight Hero released in 2020 in January in the Mystic Banner. While he does nothing flashy outright, he is a formidable support-tank unit that occupies a niche that was previously empty in the PvP meta: passive debuff cleansing and Soul-stealing.

Strengths

Passive Debuff Cleansing

His S2, Battle Command, allows him to passively dispel debuffs every time he is attacked while debuffed. This is a direct hard counter to common PvP initiators such as Basar, Dizzy, and even the regular form of Tywin.

Accessible Soul Steal

His other selling point, Icy Sword Storm, can remove 4 Souls from opponents, which makes for a very unpredictable matchup against Soul users in both Arena and World Arena. Thus, it is advisable for Ambitious Tywin to be built with forms of counterattack, to easily access his Soul steal often.

Strong Synergies

Due to the abundance of Basars in PvP, many buff based supports (who would be top tier otherwise) have been suppressed due to Basar’s lingering ‘Unable to be Buffed’ debuff. Units such as Crimson Armin, Elena, and Maid Chloe become much stronger in Arena Defense teams when they can rely on Ambitious Tywin's cleanse.

Weaknesses

Out-of-Place Ultimate

Ambitious Tywin's first two skills are his selling points; his ultimate is his weak point. While his S3 does cause a Speed Break debuff, which is nice, doing so does not contribute to the rest of his kit, which is to counter debuffs and cleave. The Speed Break does not have the most reliable infliction chance, even at maximum Skill Enhancement, making it even less appealing.

One Cleanse per Turn

Since Battle Command is such a strong skill, it is limited by being only usable once per turn. This means that, in order to be a consistent AoE cleanser, Ambitious Tywin must have a lot of Speed to cycle his turns.

Susceptible to “Dry” Cleaves

When facing cleave comps that do not rely on debuff setups, such as Auxiliary Lots -> Judge Kise, Tywin has little to offer against them. The job of protecting against these compositions falls upon the other members of the team comp, such as other tanks with Aurius or a counterattacker like Martial Artist Ken.

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Skills

+1 Souls
Attacks with a sword, with a 60% chance to provoke for 1 turn. Removes 4 Souls from the opponent. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster's max Health.
Skill Enhance
Effects and Multipliers
Passive
Has a 75% chance to dispel one debuff from all allies when an ally is debuffed after the caster is attacked. Can only activate once per turn.
Skill Enhance
Effects and Multipliers
Skill 3: Flash
5 Turns
+3 Souls
Attacks all enemies with an instant swordstorm, with a 65% chance to stun for 1 turn. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster's max Health.

Awaken
Attacks all enemies with an instant swordstorm, with a 65% chance each to stun for 1 turn and decrease Speed for 2 turns. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster's max Health.

Soul Burn Effect
-10 Souls

Skill cooldown is decreased by 2 turns.
Skill Enhance
Effects and Multipliers

Awakening

Lvl
Health +3% Attack +20 / Health +60
Lvl
Speed +2 Attack +20 / Health +60
Lvl
Defense +6% Attack +30 / Health +80
Lvl
Health +6% Attack +30 / Health +80
Lvl
Speed +4 Attack +30 / Health +80
Flash
Attacks all enemies with an instant swordstorm, with a 65% chance to stun for 1 turn. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster's max Health.
Ability Upgrade
Attacks all enemies with an instant swordstorm, with a 65% chance each to stun for 1 turn and decrease Speed for 2 turns. Damage dealt increases proportional to the caster's max Health.
Stat Increase
Attack +20 / Health +60

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