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SWAP Vespid (Protocol Assimilation)

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Stats

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

Cost: 4

HP 175→874 Evasion 208→228
Damage 105→115 Rate of Fire 112→123
Accuracy 119→130 Armor 0
Critical Rate 20% Critical Damage 150%
Armor Pen 15 Move Speed 15

Rank Up Cost

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

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Skills

Group Support
ICD: 5 Seconds
Level 10 Effect Raise Rate of Fire for all Ranged Units by 8%, and Accuracy by 30% for 5 seconds. Does not stack. (Cooldown: 8 seconds)
Firepower Suppression
Passive
Level 10 Effect The enemy unit with the highest HP is attacked first, inflicting a guaranteed critical hit on them while also decreasing their damage by 10%, rate of fire by 10%, and movement speed by 10% for 3 seconds. This effect does not stack. This effect triggers again every 3 attacks.

Analysis

Continuing the trend of SWAP units improving upon their brethren, SWAP Vespids are a flat statistical upgrade, with superior stats across the board to their weaker cousins and an improved Skill 1 to go along with, improving the buff by a small bit. This alone is not enough to make a SWAP Vespid useful, so they must turn to their second Skill to try and make a niche for themselves.

Luckily, SWAP Vespids are handed a boon by their second Skill, which targets the highest HP enemy, and if the attack hits, will apply a 10% debuff to Damage, Rate of Fire, and Movement speed. This debuff lasts for 3 seconds, and cannot be stacked. Every 3 attacks, the Skill will trigger again. Thanks to a high RoF, SWAP Vespids will spread this around the enemy rather quickly, reducing the impact of a single target debuff.

This is not all good news however. Damage reduction is valuable, anything to help improve the durability of the frontline units helps, and RoF reductions have a similar effect, although many high HP enemies operate on Skills or other effects that can limit the value of RoF debuffs on them. Movement speed Debuffs are a mixed bag as, after the start of a battle, movement speed on enemies is rarely an issue. When combined with Manticores this can shine as it slows enemies being able to get back to firing at your frontline.

All in all, having a SWAP Vespid in your armory is worthwhile.

Skill Priority

Group Support
ICD: 6 Seconds
Low Priority Just like with its counterpart in normal Vespids, this Skill still suffers from a low multiplier that hinders the effectiveness of this Skill.
Group Support
ICD: 6 Seconds
Medium Priority The Skill scaling is small, and the Skill's duration starts at 1 second, and at max level lasts 3 seconds. Due to the SWAP Vespid's high RoF, it's recommended to only level this Skill with Basic Data.

Peak Value Analysis

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Guide writer for Girls Frontline. KSG and G3 Propagandist. Writes the occasional fanfic.  

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