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Specter Tenebria

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Rarity
Element
Dark
Class
Mage
Zodiac
Gemini
Max CP16737
A poisonous nightmare seeped in cruelty
Similar but Better
Similar but Better
Dispatch Mission:
Weakened
Specialty Effect:
Reward Bonus +10%
Grudge
Ras
Grudge
Ras
Grudge
Crozet
Grudge
Judge Kise
Grudge
Judge Kise
While searching for a form that she liked, Tenebria enjoyed destroying people's minds. Her greatest joy came from watching them die from the poison of her illusions.

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Hero Stats

Hero CP: 16737
HP 4572
ATK 1197
SPD 106
DEF 683
Crit Hit Chance Crit Hit DMG Dual Atk Chance
15.00% 150.00% 5.00%
Effectiveness Effect Resist
15.00% 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.

Builds

Night Terrors

The goal of this build is to be able to utilize Specter Tenebria’s synergy with debuffer heroes in order to maximize damage. A build like this can easily function in PvP as well as PvE.

Gear

Because of the stacking Attack buff Specter Tenebria can give herself (in addition to any Attack buffs your team might be able to add to her, i.e., from Rose or Vivian), Specter Tenebria typically wants to build a lot of Atk%. She's one of the rare heroes who wants Atk% on her boots rather than Speed, and she's also one of the rare DPS heroes who benefits from prioritizing Attack over Crit Chance or Crit Damage.

That isn't to say she should ignore critical hits, though. Critting on her S3 really pushes her damage over the edge into complete lunacy. Consider Crit Chance on her necklace and Crit Damage on her substats -- as much as she can get. Effectiveness is obviously another important stat, since she wants debuffs on her enemy before she S3s them.

Considering the way her damage increases with debuffs already, a Rage set is the obvious choice for Specter Tenebria. Pair it with a Critical set and get your evil cackle ready for when she destroys your enemy's hopes and dreams with a 30% boosted S3.

Artifacts

Double down on Specter Tenebria's single-target nuker status with the usual Mage nuking Artifacts: Portrait of the Saviors or Kal'adra. In very specific circumstances, Time Matter can also work on her, as it lowers the cooldown of her S3 every time she kills with it and makes her next S1 stronger, but Kal'adra is probably going to be a bigger damage boost in most circumstances.

Failing one of these options, Exorcist's Tonfa is a good way to increase the one-shot potential of her S3. As a Mage, she's also a viable choice for holding Tagehel's Ancient Book, especially when facing Arbiter Vildred.

Equipment

Main
Atk %
CritC %
Atk %
Sub
Atk %
Eff %
Spd
CritD %
Set
Rage
Critical

Artifact

Team

Core

The goal of this team is to apply debuffs to the enemy in order to set up for Specter Tenebria’s S3, buffed with the Rage Set and Kal’adra. Normally any opponent you come against will not survive when supported by Heroes that fulfill these roles:

  • Buff dispeller. Hurado is a good choice because he lowers enemy CR when he dispels. Basar, Alencia, or Faithless Lidica may also suffice.
  • Debuffer. Silver Blade Aramintha is one of the best for this job, but a strong Stunner like Leo can also work, as can other debuffers like Champion Zerato, Bellona, or Surin.

Challenger Dominiel is perfect for the last slot in this team. She CR-pushes the team, buffs Specter Tenebria's Crit Chance, and carries Tagehel's so Specter Tenebria doesn't have to. If you are using Challenger Dominel, then Specter Tenebria can utilize either an Att% or Crit Damage necklace instead of Crit Chance, as long as she is near 50% Crit Chance from the rest of her gear.

(Another good Crit buffer for this last slot is Dingo. He lacks Challenger Dominiel's CR-push and Tagehel's, but he can lower Specter Tenebria's cooldown on her S3 and apply extra debuffs so her S3 hurts even more.)

Secondary
An elusive team that can be a major annoyance in Guild Wars. Specter Tenebria's passive and Assassin Coli's Stealth leave single-target heroes like Violet or Cidd no choice but to chip away at Fallen Cecilia. This composition is very weak against AOE cleavers, but it excels at assassinating enemy heroes quickly and safely.

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Analysis

Overview

One of the Acolytes of the Archdemon, Specter Tenebria is a Dark Mage who eludes her opponent's attacks and inflicts hilarious amounts of damage in return. Typically she works best on teams who can provide debuffs to allow Endless Nightmare (S3) to deal even more damage than it already does. Her built-in Stealth can cause her to be a lingering threat, unlike most other Mages in this game, while her scaling power provides endless opportunity for destruction.

Strengths

Look but don't touch

One of the more unique abilities in Epic Seven is Specter Tenebria's S2 passive, Nightmare Illusion. This passive makes Specter Tenebria untargetable as long as there is an ally capable of being attacked remaining. This allows her to use her "friends" as meatshields while she charges up her devastating assault.

With Death Comes Power

Specter Tenebria's S2 passive also triggers a unique stacking buff that gives Specter Tenebria Atk% and Def% every time an enemy dies. She gains 10% per stack, and the passive can stack up to 5 times, for a grand total of +50% potential increased Attack and Defense.

Nuking Single Targets

Specter Tenebria exists to nuke single targets with her S3, Endless Nightmare. This atomic bomb of an S3 has a high damage multiplier by default, but that damage increases even further for each debuff her target is inflicted with. Pair this with the stacking Atk% buff from her passive and the ability to cause stacks of Poison with her S1 and it quickly becomes obvious why Specter Tenebria is such a DPS terror.

Terrifying Soulburn Combo

To maximize the damage of her S3, Specter Tenebria needs to put at least one debuff on her target (and preferably a lot more). Her S1 can cause Poison, but you don't always have time to use her S1 and then wait for next turn. Fortunately, Soulburning her S1 gives her an extra turn, allowing her to Poison her target and then vaporize them. (This also makes her a good counter for the notorious Arbiter Vildred, as she can kill him with her S1 so he revives, then use her extra turn to finish off his second life.)

Weaknesses

Weak to AOE

Because her passive only prevents her from being targeted, not from taking damage, Specter Tenebria is very susceptible to enemy AOE skills and abilities. This can be compensated by other heroes on her team such as Otillie, Elena, or Seaside Bellona, but it means that she's not safe in battles with lots of AOE, such as Golem 11 or when facing a cleave team in PvP.

Damage Fluctuates A Lot

Between the debuff scaling on her S3 and the way her S2 passive stacks, Specter Tenebria's damage output can vary greatly depending on the enemy she is fighting. One battle, she might do tens of thousands of damage to Secretary Vera; on another run, that crucial S3 might only do a few thousand damage instead.

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Skills

0 Turns
+1 Souls
Attacks with an explosion of poison energy, with a 50% chance to inflict poison for 2 turns. This skill cannot trigger a counterattack. Attacks two enemies when Endless Nightmare is in cooldown.

Soul Burn Effect
-20 Souls

Grants an extra turn.
Skill Enhance
Effects and Multipliers
0 Turns
+0 Souls
Passive
When an ally capable of being attacked is still remaining, the caster cannot be selected as a target for attacks. Increases Attack and Defense of the caster by 0% every time somebody dies. Effect can only stack up to 5 times.
Skill Enhance
Effects and Multipliers
5 Turns
+2 Souls
Attacks with a nightmare crystal, stunning for 1 turn. Decreases the Combat Readiness of all remaining enemies by 50% when an enemy dies.

Awaken
Attacks with a nightmare crystal, stunning for 1 turn. Decreases the Combat Readiness of all remaining enemies by 50% when an enemy dies. Damage dealt increases proportional to the number of debuffs inflicted on the enemy.
Skill Enhance
Effects and Multipliers
Endless Nightmare
Similar but Better
Dispatch Mission: Weakened
Specialty Effect: Reward Bonus +10%

Awakening

Lvl
Attack +3% Attack +20 / Health +60

Dark Rune
x10
Lvl
Effectiveness +6% Attack +20 / Health +60

Dark Rune
x15

Greater Dark Rune
x2
Lvl
Effectiveness +12% Attack +30 / Health +80

Greater Dark Rune
x10

Epic Dark Rune
x2
Lvl
Attack +6% Attack +30 / Health +80

Epic Dark Rune
x6

Small Sun Badge
x15
Lvl
Effectiveness +12% Attack +30 / Health +80

Epic Dark Rune
x10

Fused Nerve
x10
Endless Nightmare
Attacks with a nightmare crystal, stunning for 1 turn. Decreases the Combat Readiness of all remaining enemies by 50% when an enemy dies.
Ability Upgrade
Attacks with a nightmare crystal, stunning for 1 turn. Decreases the Combat Readiness of all remaining enemies by 50% when an enemy dies. Damage dealt increases proportional to the number of debuffs inflicted on the enemy.
Stat Increase
Attack +20 / Health +60

Dark Rune
x20

Greater Dark Rune
x10

Campsite Stats

Campsite Topic

Joyful Memory
Belief