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Analysis by RickMcLightning
T-Doll Role
Burst DPS,
Support

Basic Info

Rarity

T-Doll Stats

This T-Doll is available in EN. Its rankings are based only on EN T-Dolls.

Max HP 70
Max DMG 33
Max ACC 48
Max EVA 86
Max ROF 52
Stat rankings are class specific
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Ammo
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
Ration
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30
Move Speed
15
Crit. Rate
20%
Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Pen.
10
Clip Size
N/A

Tileset

Affects all
Damage12%15%18%21%24%
Accuracy20%25%30%35%40%

Skill

Chain Assault
Initial CD (6s)
Level 10 Effect

Dual wield for 6 seconds to deal two hits of guaranteed critical damage per attack.

Level 10 Cooldown 12 Seconds
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Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CD 15 14.7 14.4 14.1 13.8 13.5 13.2 12.9 12.6 12

Equipment

Overview

GSh-18 is a unique HG who can only be obtained by spending 3000 batteries to purchase the first five volumes of the official GFL 4-koma in the Cafe Comic Stand. Unlike most HGs, GSh-18 is a self-buffing DPS unit whose Skill, Chain Assault, fixes her Crit Rate to 100% on top of making every attack double.

In addition to her Skill, GSh-18 has fantastic Buff Tile coverage, granting a 24% Damage and 40% Accuracy buff to all T-Dolls in the 5 tiles beside and behind herself. These tiles make her especially well-suited for use in an MGSG Echelon, where she can provide buffs to all of the MGs regardless of whether she is placed in position 4 or 5. In this Formation, GSh-18 can also clean up stragglers left behind after the MGs’ first volley, as she can deal significant damage by herself unlike most HGs.

Ultimately, GSh-18 is an HG that has good potential for supporting her Echelon while also contributing more damage than other HGs. She fills a niche in MGSG Echelons of post volley clean up of stragglers who survive, and serves as a decent main DPS in 5HG echelons.

Equipment

Overview

GSh-18 is a unique HG who can only be obtained by spending 3000 batteries to purchase the first five volumes of the official GFL 4-koma in the Cafe Comic Stand. Unlike most HGs, GSh-18 is a self-buffing DPS unit whose Skill, Chain Assault, fixes her Crit Rate to 100% on top of making every attack double.

In addition to her Skill, GSh-18 has fantastic Buff Tile coverage, granting a 24% Damage and 40% Accuracy buff to all T-Dolls in the 5 tiles beside and behind herself. These tiles make her especially well-suited for use in an MGSG Echelon, where she can provide buffs to all of the MGs regardless of whether she is placed in position 4 or 5. In this Formation, GSh-18 can also clean up stragglers left behind after the MGs’ first volley, as she can deal significant damage by herself unlike most HGs.

Ultimately, GSh-18 is an HG that has good potential for supporting her Echelon while also contributing more damage than other HGs. She fills a niche in MGSG Echelons of post volley clean up of stragglers who survive, and serves as a decent main DPS in 5HG echelons.

Strengths

Powerful Skill

GSh-18’s Chain Assault is a powerful Skill which fixes her Crit Chance to 100% and grants her a double shot effect. This effectively triples GSh-18’s base damage every time she attacks.

Good Buff Tiles

GSh-18 provides a 24% Damage and 40% Accuracy boost to allies behind and beside herself, which grants GSh-18 the flexibility to take different positions in the Echelon’s Formation.

Weaknesses

Below Average Rate of Fire

While GSh-18 is dependent on her regular attacks for DPS, the innate low Rate of Fire of HGs means that she will need significant RoF-buffing support to mob effectively. 

Cannot tank due to reliance on Dummy Links

As GSh-18 is ultimately a DPS unit, her effectiveness in combat is strictly tied to the survival of her Dummy Links and staying still to shoot. Commanders are therefore disincentivized from using her as a frontline HG, which makes the utility of her excellent tile coverage and high Evasion stat difficult to realize. 

Full Analysis

GSh-18 provides a 24% Damage and 40% Accuracy tile buff to positions 1, 2, 4, 7, and 8, favoring placement in tile 4 or 5. This makes GSh-18 particularly useful in an MGSG Echelon, as GSh-18 can be tucked away safely behind an SG while still buffing the MGs in the back column. 

GSh-18 is one of the hardest hitting HGs due to her unique Skill, Chain Assault, which doubles GSh-18’s shots on top of fixing her Crit Rate to 100%. This effect takes precedence over any other effects that modify Crit Rate, so GSh-18 will still critically strike with every shot while Px4 Storm’s Skill is active. 

GSh-18’s unique acquisition method means she is available for every Commander, but only if they have at least 3000 batteries to spend on five of the Cafe’s 4-komas. While GSh-18 is expensive to acquire, her status as a 3★ T-Doll means that she is fairly easy to Dummy Link, only requiring 3 Cores instead of 9 Cores like 4★ T-Dolls or the 15 Cores that 5★ T-Dolls demand. Furthermore, Chain Assault provides its full offensive effect from level 1, only scaling linearly in duration as it levels up. Commanders on a budget can therefore leave GSh-18 at lower Skill levels and still achieve great results. 

GSh-18’s Accuracy and Rate of Fire are both below average for her class due to having overall lower stats than those 4★ and 5★ HGs. To make effective use of her Skill in a 5HG echelon, GSh-18 should be supported by a decent amount of buffs to Rate of Fire and Damage. 

Even with those drawbacks, GSh-18 fills a niche that is not very well populated in the HG class, especially when compared to other 3★ HGs. Plus, Chain Assault is a unique Skill that is more than just a gimmick, as it makes her a compelling choice of DPS HG.

Strengths

Powerful Skill

GSh-18’s Chain Assault is a powerful Skill which fixes her Crit Chance to 100% and grants her a double shot effect. This effectively triples GSh-18’s base damage every time she attacks.

Good Buff Tiles

GSh-18 provides a 24% Damage and 40% Accuracy boost to allies behind and beside herself, which grants GSh-18 the flexibility to take different positions in the Echelon’s Formation.

Weaknesses

Below Average Rate of Fire

While GSh-18 is dependent on her regular attacks for DPS, the innate low Rate of Fire of HGs means that she will need significant RoF-buffing support to mob effectively. 

Cannot tank due to reliance on Dummy Links

As GSh-18 is ultimately a DPS unit, her effectiveness in combat is strictly tied to the survival of her Dummy Links and staying still to shoot. Commanders are therefore disincentivized from using her as a frontline HG, which makes the utility of her excellent tile coverage and high Evasion stat difficult to realize. 

Full Analysis

GSh-18 provides a 24% Damage and 40% Accuracy tile buff to positions 1, 2, 4, 7, and 8, favoring placement in tile 4 or 5. This makes GSh-18 particularly useful in an MGSG Echelon, as GSh-18 can be tucked away safely behind an SG while still buffing the MGs in the back column. 

GSh-18 is one of the hardest hitting HGs due to her unique Skill, Chain Assault, which doubles GSh-18’s shots on top of fixing her Crit Rate to 100%. This effect takes precedence over any other effects that modify Crit Rate, so GSh-18 will still critically strike with every shot while Px4 Storm’s Skill is active. 

GSh-18’s unique acquisition method means she is available for every Commander, but only if they have at least 3000 batteries to spend on five of the Cafe’s 4-komas. While GSh-18 is expensive to acquire, her status as a 3★ T-Doll means that she is fairly easy to Dummy Link, only requiring 3 Cores instead of 9 Cores like 4★ T-Dolls or the 15 Cores that 5★ T-Dolls demand. Furthermore, Chain Assault provides its full offensive effect from level 1, only scaling linearly in duration as it levels up. Commanders on a budget can therefore leave GSh-18 at lower Skill levels and still achieve great results. 

GSh-18’s Accuracy and Rate of Fire are both below average for her class due to having overall lower stats than those 4★ and 5★ HGs. To make effective use of her Skill in a 5HG echelon, GSh-18 should be supported by a decent amount of buffs to Rate of Fire and Damage. 

Even with those drawbacks, GSh-18 fills a niche that is not very well populated in the HG class, especially when compared to other 3★ HGs. Plus, Chain Assault is a unique Skill that is more than just a gimmick, as it makes her a compelling choice of DPS HG.

Team Options

MGs

All MGs benefit greatly from GSh-18’s Damage and Accuracy buffs, especially the ones with lower base Accuracy such as M2HB and PK. The sufficient Accuracy buffs GSh-18 provides enable them to equip the Crit-Rate boosting VFL 6-24x56 for a significant DPS boost. 

HGs

In a 5HG echelon, GSh-18 can be paired with any HGs that enhance her DPS or the team’s survivability. 5HG teams are flexible in composition and are generally made-to-order for a specific map — one may choose to  add enough DPS buffs to easily dispatch the enemy and/or focus on survivability as possible to minimize damage taken. Offensive options like Five-seveN, Mk23, and Grizzly are always useful, while defensive utility HGs like NZ75, M1911 Mod, P7, and Welrod Mk II can be fielded as needed. Px4 Storm’s unique synergy with GSh-18 can be exploited to greatly improve her damage output, although the effectiveness of this buff is lost on the rest of the HGs.

Team Options

MGs

All MGs benefit greatly from GSh-18’s Damage and Accuracy buffs, especially the ones with lower base Accuracy such as M2HB and PK. The sufficient Accuracy buffs GSh-18 provides enable them to equip the Crit-Rate boosting VFL 6-24x56 for a significant DPS boost. 

HGs

In a 5HG echelon, GSh-18 can be paired with any HGs that enhance her DPS or the team’s survivability. 5HG teams are flexible in composition and are generally made-to-order for a specific map — one may choose to  add enough DPS buffs to easily dispatch the enemy and/or focus on survivability as possible to minimize damage taken. Offensive options like Five-seveN, Mk23, and Grizzly are always useful, while defensive utility HGs like NZ75, M1911 Mod, P7, and Welrod Mk II can be fielded as needed. Px4 Storm’s unique synergy with GSh-18 can be exploited to greatly improve her damage output, although the effectiveness of this buff is lost on the rest of the HGs.

History/Trivia

The GSh-18 is named after its designers, Gryazev and Shipunov, who designed the pistol between 1998 and 2000. One of the most notable features of the weapon is that it has 10 locking lugs instead of the usual 1 or 2 for a handgun. The GSh-18 was designed for the express purpose of using high pressure armor piercing ammunition, while still being able to use normal 9mm ammunition.

The GSh-18 uses steel for all of its working parts, but the frame is made of polymer, which saves weight. Overall it weighs almost half as much as the all steel Beretta M9. Additionally and in true Russian fashion, the GSh-18 is simple but effective -- the entire weapon is only 17 individual parts, unlike a Glock 17 which is made of 34.

Acquisition
Illustrator
AC-130
Voice Actor
Kouri Arisa
Manufacturer
KBP Instrument Design Bureau
T-Doll Full Name
GSh-18
Country of Origin
Russia
Common Nicknames
ГШ-18, 6P54