Should You Pull - Kitsune and Wolfskin Edition

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The Odds

Percentile Red Blue Green Colorless
0% 5 5 5 5
5% 14 14 14 14
10% 26 25 20 25
15% 37 36 29 20
20% 48 47 39 46
25% 60 59 48 56
30% 73 71 58 67
35% 86 83 68 79
40% 99 97 80 92
45% 115 110 92 105
50% 132 126 105 120
55% 151 144 119 136
60% 170 161 135 153
65% 192 181 154 172
70% 216 206 174 195
75% 248 234 197 221
80% 285 268 227 250
85% 334 312 263 289
90% 403 373 316 346
95% 519 479 411 440
100% 1444 1447 1325 1732

This is a 4 unit banner, meaning that the odds start at 3% and the odds for individual units is worse than 3 or 2 units banners. As there is one unit of every color, any color orb can be a banner focus.

Keaton, Lupine Collector

Massive Attack

Keaton sports a massive Attack stat, the highest of all infantry users by some margin (the second highest, Soleil, is 38, 3 points below him). In addition, his Attack is further increased by 2 in his wolf form, giving him a final base Attack of 43 when transformed- this more than makes up for his somewhat low 9 mt of his Wolfskin Fang, leaving a neutral Keaton with 52 Attack altogether.

Big Bulk

Keaton ties Lukas for the most Defense of any infantry unit at 38, giving him impressively-sturdy bulk to go with his high Attack. However, his Resistance is markedly low to make up for it, which gives him a clear weakness when it comes to skirmishes.

Compared with the three star Chrom

HP Atk Spd Def Res
-2 +4 -1 +7 +2

Compared with the 5 star WT Reinhardt

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+5 +6 +1 +7 -9

Compared with the 5 star Nailah

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+5 +10 -13 +6 -4

Return Of The Brave

  • Keatons’ prf, Wolfskin Fang is another legendary brave weapon, allowing him to attack twice.
  • This also works during the Enemy Phase, much like WT Reinhardt’s Meisterschwert. This helps Keaton to overcome the Brave user’s traditional weakness during Enemy Phase by attacking twice.
  • Like other beasts, Keaton’s weapon grants additional buffs when in beast form- for him, his Attack is increased by 2 and he deals +10 damage when his Special triggers.

Special Spiral

  • Keaton also comes with Special Spiral, a skill only previously seen on Lewyn.
  • Special Spiral synergizes very well with Keaton’s prf, which increases his Special damage and gives him two opportunities to activate his Special.
  • This means that Keaton can activate a skill like Luna or Bonfire with every initiation without needing to be attacked at all to reduce his Special cooldown

A Brave Beast

Keaton is the first beast-type unit to wield a brave weapon- and in addition, he comes already with Special Spiral, making him an extremely valuable pickup for anyone who might be interested in beasts.  Keaton’s massive Attack enables him to use his brave weapon remarkably well on either phase, backed up by his massive Defense. His only weakness is his Resistance, making him excel at physical skirmishes, even against blue units.

Should You Pull?

Here are some reasons to try your luck on red orbs:

  • You want a powerful red beast with a brave weapon that works in either phase
  • You want an infantry unit who can easily go toe to toe with most armors, statwise
  • You want a unit who can dominate in either phase

Here are a few reasons you may want to stay away from red orbs:

  • You already own Tibarn
  • You’re saving for a future banner
  • Pulling red on a four person banner is statistically a poor option compared to another color or fewer units on a banner

Velouria, Wolf Cub

Well-Rounded Cub

Velouria is incredibly well-rounded, with a fantastic stat spread: at 35 Attack, 37 Speed, and 33 Defense, she can excel in anything a Summoner would want from her, and looks eerily similar to Nailah who came before her. While her Resistance is still one of her weaker stats at 23, it’s high enough that she can afford to take a solid hit, as long as she’s not doubled. In truth, the only thing that holds her back from meeting her full potential would be her colorless typing, which means that she will never be able to abuse weapon triangle advantage on other units.

Compared with the free Kana (M)

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+0 +4 +4 +2 -6

Compared with the 5 star Legendary Female Robin

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+0 +3 +2 +3 -2

Compared with the 5 star Nailah

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+0 +4 +0 +1 +0

It’s Me And You!

  • Velouria’s Wolfpup Fang is one of the rare weapons that add buffs for both her and her support partner- at the beginning of turn one, the Special Cooldowns for both are reduced by 2.
  • This makes her synergize incredibly well with her father’s Special Spiral, as well as Special-looping builds, like Ophelia’s AoE Special build.
  • Like other infantry beasts, this weapon also grants Velouria additional Attack, as well as +10 damage when her Special triggers

More Beast Buffs

  • It definitely seems like Intelligent Systems is trying to get all of the basic beast buffs to the Summoner’s hands as soon as possible, evidenced by Velouria coming with Ward Beasts, a skill which grants fellow beast type units Def/Res+4
  • While this seems like one of the weaker beast buffs, it’s still new and can help Velouria be a good defensive support unit for beast teams, particularly if she has a Support with a fellow beast unit.

An Offensive Support

Velouria plays the role of offensive support very well, as she can utilize both her C slot and her prf to reduce her support partner’s Special Cooldown, while also buffing nearby beast allies.  Her support capabilities doesn’t mean she’s a slouch in damage either- with her own Special Cooldown reduction as well as the infantry beast buffs she gets from her weapon, Velouria can definitely pull her own weight, particularly considering her perfect statline of high Attack, high Speed, and high Defense. What more could a Summoner want?

Should You Pull?

Here are some reasons to try your luck on colorless orbs:

  • You want someone to support your beasts or your Special looping units
  • You want to inherit Ward Beasts or Close Def to another unit
  • You need a powerful colorless unit

Here are a few reasons you may want to stay away from colorless orbs:

  • You already have a powerful colorless unit, such as Female Grima or Leanne
  • You want to see if she will demote, though it doesn’t seem likely at this point
  • You’re looking for a powerful unit to use in AR Defense or Arena Defense- Velouria’s prf will not activate on Defense.

Kaden, Kitsune Braggart

Kitsune Are Cavs?

Strangely, it seems that Intelligent Systems elected to make Kitsune their cavalry movement type, meaning that both Kaden and Selkie have lower than average stat totals. Still, Kaden sports a decent 32 Attack and 36 Speed, outclassing many other green cavaliers and bringing the beast class to another movement type.

Compared with the free Bridal Marth

HP Atk Spd Def Res
-2 +1 +0 -5 +5

Compared with the free Valentine's Titania

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+1 +4 +0 -5 +5

Compared with the 5 star Spring Alfonse

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+3 -3 +3 -5 +7

Share The Buffs

  • Kaden’s prf, the Kitsune Fang, is a massive boon for his allies, as it allows him to give his field buffs to them in the form of combat buffs.
  • Using this, Kaden can buff his teammates’ stats extremely high, as long as they’re in range of him and he’s buffed in turn.
  • This is somewhat situational, but the benefits are massive- with this, one of Kaden’s teammates can have a full +12 to all stats, provided that the both of them are buffed.

Cavalry Kitsune

  • Kaden is a kitsune, which offers him cavalry movement, even when he is not transformed
  • He can utilize cavalry buffs, such as Hone Cavalry and Fortify Cavalry because of it
  • Like other movement types, cavalry beasts have a unique skill when transformed: Kitsune debuffs their opponents by Atk/Def-4 and denies followup attacks to their foes if they initiate combat

Kitsune Can’t Enter Forests?

As expected of cavalry beasts, the Kitsune class suffers from lower base stat total, impacting their ability to be high tier in combat. While they make up for it in denying their foes’ followup attacks, it can still be difficult to utilize them in trench or forest-covered maps against foes with higher stats.

This shouldn’t dissuade a Summoner, however- Kaden’s stats are still very good for the sorely-lacking Green Cavalry unit type, and his additional prf effects will help both him and his allies tremendously in combat.

Should You Pull?

Here are some reasons to try your luck on green orbs:

  • You want a fast green beast cavalier who can negate followup attacks
  • You want a unit to give your cavalry team insane buffing potential
  • You like Kaden as a character
  • You want a new kind of cavalier unit

Here are a few reasons you may want to stay away from green orbs:

  • You don’t like using cavalry units
  • Kaden will score somewhat poorly in the Arena due to his low base stat total
  • Kaden’s unique buffing can be difficult to pull off in an ideal fashion, making him somewhat situationally useful

Selkie, Free Spirit

An Odd Choice

It’s rare that a combat-intended unit is released with below 30 Attack, but Selkie joins the fray with only 29, making her fangs feel more like pinpricks.  Thankfully, her Speed isn’t disappointing and ties her with Summer Cordelia as the blue cavalier with the highest Speed in the game. Her Resistance is also no slouch at 35, which makes the benefits of her prf even easier to utilize.

Compared with the free New Year Laegjarn

HP Atk Spd Def Res
-3 -3 +3 -16 +18

Compared with the 3 star Mathilda

HP Atk Spd Def Res
+0 +0 +6 -5 +1

Compared with the 5 star Summer Cordelia

HP Atk Spd Def Res
-6 -3 +0 -9 +17

Foxkit Fang

  • Selkie’s prf, the Foxkit Fang, grants her stat buffs of 50% of the difference between her and her foe’s Resistance, to a maximum of +8.
  • This allows her to take advantage of her opponent’s low Resistance in order to bridge the gap in stat totals
  • If her opponent has 22 Resistance or lower, a neutral Selkie gains +8 to all stats, making her low Attack much less of an issue.
  • Like Kaden, Selkie is a Kitsune, which means that she denies her opponents followup attacks while also debuffing them in combat.

Sabotage Attack

  • Sabotage Attack is an odd skill in that’s very situational, but scales nicely off of Selkie’s high Resistance.
  • This attack debuffs the Attack of foes who are adjacent to one another with lower Resistance than Selkie
  • While this is a valuable defensive skill, it takes the place of the valuable B slot, which could hamper potential builds

An Devious Kitsune

Like Kaden, Selkie has a lower base stat total- unlike her father, she seeks to remedy this by using her prf, which gives her an all-stat up of half the difference between her and her opponent’s Resistance. Because her own Resistance is quite high, she will often have at least a few extra points in all of her stats when in combat to help mitigate her cavalier stats.

This can backfire on her though, when fighting an opponent with high Resistance, such as Winter Fae- Selkie will sorely miss her bonus stats and likely do poor damage as a result.

Should You Pull?

Here are some reasons to try your luck on blue orbs:

  • You want Selkie in your party!
  • You want a high-Resistance cavalier with unique debuffing abilities.
  • You want a beast cavalier who can keep up with the likes of Tibarn and Reyson.

Here are a few reasons you may want to stay away from blue orbs:

  • Selkie has a lower stat total, making it harder for her win matchups where her prf doesn’t grant her bonus stats
  • She also scores poorly in the Arena
  • Her low Attack is still a hindrance, even with additional buffs
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