Once among the greatest of believers in the Goddess and her Covenant, Arbiter Vildred joined hands with the Acolyte Kayron and betrayed everyone and everything he once believed in. Within his body is contained the power of the Archdemon Anghraf.
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*Red tiles mark the effective area of a Devotion Skill.
As the subject of a recent overhaul, Arbiter Vildred got a 30% damage bonus on all his abilities, and gained/lost an ATK up buff on revive.
Arbiter Vildred is a cleave-based Hero with high base SPD, a full blind-inflicting AoE, a free revive that clears debuffs tied to a damage-boosted AoE, and the ability to constantly have his S3 up as long as he kills at least one target. In addition, he has a small CR knockback on his S1 as well, on the primary target as well as a random target. This makes him ideally suitable for arena/GW cleave strategies, as, barring the very rare Lilibeth counter, he is incredibly effective at offense. He's even a good counter for himself!
Post damage buffs, Arbiter Vildred is also a great dog walker, excelling at soloing and farming fodder.
Arbiter Vildred's S3, Dark Blade, doesn't just do high damage. It has the added benefit of completely resetting its cooldown when it scores a kill, making it extremely easy to have up constantly.
Arbiter Vildred’s S2 offers him the benefit of a free revive once per battle. This is especially useful in PvP where he can bait out important skills of enemy Heroes only to revive with a full Focus Dark Blade (S3) off of cooldown in response. It also grants a %100 CR boost after he dies making him a very high threat Hero.
High Base ATK/SPD
Sharing the same base stats as normal Vildred, he is tied with his more optimistic self for 8th highest ATK and 16th highest Spd. The most-used CR pushers are only 1 point of speed higher, at 117.
As a primary cleaver, Arbiter Vildred's neutral dark element ensures that he will not miss outside of Blind.
While Arbiter Vildred revives with full stacks of focus, his first Dark Blade AoE will never deal full damage. This can be worrisome in PvP, as you will then need to rely on his revival AoE to finish the enemy team.
Loss of Buffs on Revive
Arbiter Vildred loses all his buffs on revive, but CAN gain new ones tied to an artifact, etc., if they trigger on his turn (namely Alexa's Basket). This will notably clear any regular buffs but ALSO any buffs gained from Violet's Talisman. This could also be seen as a strength since he also loses any debuffs that he previously had.
Arbiter Vildred is not immune to extinction effects, such as Lilibet's S3 and certain boss mechanics.
Arbiter Vildred can be a very versatile Hero as he can be built to fit your teams needs. He has access to artifacts that can greatly change the composition you put him in however his high damage and Revive mechanic make him a high threat target regardless.
A very tanky team with many high damage threats, built in damage mitigation, and evasion. These allow for a very annoying and subtly tanky team.
Alternative heroes that work well in a bruiser composition like this are Seaside Bellona, Crimson Armin, Kayron, Ken, Angelic Montmorancy, Ruele of Light, Maid Chloe, Corvus, Lilias or Violet.
This is a composition that would rather use Arbiter Vildred's cleave potential. Having a unit who can remove buffs like Basar is very important in a cleave composition like this, as well as a CR pusher and Hero with a speed imprint. Using Vildred not only allows for a potential speed imprint, but a backup AoE damage threat to finish off low health targets.
Arbiter Vildred is one of the best fodder farmers in the game, with a full reset on S3 after getting a kill. He can also deal with low HP just fine, as he can simply revive to finish the job. You may opt for a good lifesteal set instead of a Speed set if you are worried that he cannot clear the stages on his own.