SWAP Prowler (Protocol Assimilation)


Non-Ringleader stats are determined by Rarity and Growth Factor. The stat range from XS to XL will be shown below. 

Level 100 5★ XS -> Level 100 5★ XL

HP 899→956 Evasion 148→157
Damage 86→93 Rate of Fire 132→140
Accuracy 117→125 Armor 0
Critical Rate 20% Critical Damage 150%
Armor Pen 15 Move Speed 12

Rank Up Cost

Level Petri Dish Rarity
30 100 ★★★
70 150 ★★★★
90 300 ★★★★★



Burning Soul Instinct
Level 10 Effect When in Defense Mode, raise the Damage and Evasion of Units behind Self. When not in Defense Mode, raise Damage and Evasion of Friendly Melee units in a radius of 3. Firepower is increased by 15% and evasion is increased by 40%, with a max of 3 stacks per unit.
Protection Emphasist
IC: 3 seconds
Level 10 Effect All friendly units gain a 24 HP shield. If the target is a Melee unit, it gains an additional 2% HP shield for every 1% of the health it has lost. The shield lasts for 10 second and stacks up to three times. (Cooldown: 12 seconds)


While the SWAP Prowler is an objective improvement over its base form, gaining the ability to provide shields to its allies, alongside the buffs of its weaker brethren, it still struggles to stand out from the competition. 

As with traditional Prowlers, the SWAP variant’s buffs are bound both by what Stance your Echelon is in, as well as the attack type of its allies and therein lies its downfall. Given that most Coalition Echelons will be using Manticores for their frontline they are unable to benefit from the Buffs from the SWAP Prowler’s Skill 1, and they only receive a partial benefit from their Skill 2: the small base HP shield. While shields are an excellent defensive tool, there is only room for one Rice Cooker (two when the Nyto Ringleaders arrive, as their cost is lower than standard SF Ringleaders) unit with a pair of Manticores, and the loss of DPS from a Jaguar/Nemeum/Jaeger when compared to the SWAP Prowler makes the trade-off extremely poor. 

Using a Rice Cooker Enhanced Edition instead of one of the aforementioned Ranged units also makes you lose engagement range, which is a major issue for Coalition Echelons. 

For those blessed with no Manticore, if that’s humanly possible, or actively refusing to use them for some reason, the SWAP Prowler can be an acceptable buffer, but its lackluster defensive abilities make it hard for them to survive on the frontlines, and will ultimately fall by the wayside in favor of the other more generally useful units, without the drawbacks.

Skill Priority

Burning Soul Instinct
Low Priority Skill levels do not improve the performance of Prowlers enough to make them worthwhile, and they have enough other flaws as units that the cost of leveling their Skills is difficult to justify.
Protection Emphasis
ICD: 3 Seconds
Medium-Low Priority Shield goes from 12 HP to 24 HP, cooldown from 14 seconds to 10 seconds and duration from 6 seconds to 10 seconds. While it may sound good on paper to further help Manticores tank, they won't benefit from the Melee buff, and traditional Melee units aren't worth using as tanks. Can be left at Level 3, without spending precious Advanced Data

Peak Value Analysis

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