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Analysis by xHakurai
T-Doll Role
Anti-Armor DPS,
Burst DPS

Basic Info

Rarity

T-Doll Stats

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

Max HP 182
Max DMG 85
Max ACC 34
Max EVA 36
Max ROF 129
Stat rankings are class specific
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Min/Max Armor
0
Ammo
40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140
Ration
30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90
Move Speed
4
Crit. Rate
5%
Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Pen.
10
Clip Size
10

Tileset

Affects ARSGSMG

Damage +10%, Accuracy +15%

Skill

Shadow Veil
Initial CD (8s)
Level 10 Effect

Initial CD: 8s, CD: 18s
Passive: While reloading, damage taken by dolls on her tiles is reduced by 20%.
Active: Increase self damage by 55% for 6 seconds and gain buffs based on the types of dolls on her tiles, stacking up to 3 times per type of buff: ARs grant 25% accuracy, SMGs grant 25% faster reload speed, SGs grant +1 clip size

Level 10 Cooldown 18 Seconds
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Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CD 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Equipment

Overview

MG36 is a truly unfortunate MG. MICA tried to do something new, and it says something that, since her release, they did not try anything so unusual again until AK-Alfa in the most recent CN batch, and Alfa dials back the oddity from MG36 considerably. 

At a quick glance, MG36 is a second volley MG with subpar Damage and amazing Accuracy. A closer inspection reveals that MG36 pairs these less than desirable traits with some strange Skill effects and some odd Tiles, that buff more than just SGs. Because these are somewhat tied together, we’ll address them together. 

Like a large swathe of MGs, MG36’s Shadow Viel Skill features a long ICD of 8 seconds prevents her from gaining any boosts during the first volley, which can be critical in most MG heavy engagements. In terms of Skill effects, MG36 receives a flat Damage buff, and then buffs based upon the Dolls on her tiles, either Accuracy (AR), Reload speed(!!!) (SMG), or extra rounds in her Magazine (SG). While these sound interesting, utilizing them to their fullest is extremely difficult. AR’s shouldn’t be placed in the middle or front columns, and the Accuracy buff is the least useful, given MG36’s good base Accuracy. SMG’s, meanwhile don’t get much benefit from her Damage and Accuracy Tiles, but may be placed on them without committing a grievous team building faux pas, and MG36’s reload will be shortened by a stacking 25% per SMG on her Tiles. A nifty effect with somewhat dubious actual value, thanks to the otherwise lacking synergy between MG36 and AR/SMG formations. Finally, SGs grant an extra round in the Magazin per SG, which will improve MG36’s rather mediocre magazine for follow up volleys, but does nothing for the all-important first volley. As a final twist, every Doll on her Tiles takes 20% less incoming damage only when MG36 reloads. Again, this effect sounds useful on paper, but in truth synergizes rather poorly with actual gameplay. SGs, as a rule, want to ablate as much incoming Damage via Armor as possible, and minimum Damage per hit is 1, regardless of Armor or Skill effects. SMGs meanwhile don’t mind this bonus but reduce her reload time, and thus, diminish their own ability to utilize it. Also trying to control MG reload timing is difficult at best without an excessive amount of in-battle control, leaving this 20% incoming Damage cut in the lurch most of the time. 

Given that MGs have fallen out of favor in current content, including the upcoming Isomer event, MG36 would need to rely upon her unique Skill to stand out, and there is no existing or upcoming content where her unique combination of abilities stands out from the crowd. Indeed, her Skill can be seen as a detriment to her usage, relegating MG36 to a collection finisher, instead of a potent combat unit. 

Equipment

Overview

MG36 is a truly unfortunate MG. MICA tried to do something new, and it says something that, since her release, they did not try anything so unusual again until AK-Alfa in the most recent CN batch, and Alfa dials back the oddity from MG36 considerably. 

At a quick glance, MG36 is a second volley MG with subpar Damage and amazing Accuracy. A closer inspection reveals that MG36 pairs these less than desirable traits with some strange Skill effects and some odd Tiles, that buff more than just SGs. Because these are somewhat tied together, we’ll address them together. 

Like a large swathe of MGs, MG36’s Shadow Viel Skill features a long ICD of 8 seconds prevents her from gaining any boosts during the first volley, which can be critical in most MG heavy engagements. In terms of Skill effects, MG36 receives a flat Damage buff, and then buffs based upon the Dolls on her tiles, either Accuracy (AR), Reload speed(!!!) (SMG), or extra rounds in her Magazine (SG). While these sound interesting, utilizing them to their fullest is extremely difficult. AR’s shouldn’t be placed in the middle or front columns, and the Accuracy buff is the least useful, given MG36’s good base Accuracy. SMG’s, meanwhile don’t get much benefit from her Damage and Accuracy Tiles, but may be placed on them without committing a grievous team building faux pas, and MG36’s reload will be shortened by a stacking 25% per SMG on her Tiles. A nifty effect with somewhat dubious actual value, thanks to the otherwise lacking synergy between MG36 and AR/SMG formations. Finally, SGs grant an extra round in the Magazin per SG, which will improve MG36’s rather mediocre magazine for follow up volleys, but does nothing for the all-important first volley. As a final twist, every Doll on her Tiles takes 20% less incoming damage only when MG36 reloads. Again, this effect sounds useful on paper, but in truth synergizes rather poorly with actual gameplay. SGs, as a rule, want to ablate as much incoming Damage via Armor as possible, and minimum Damage per hit is 1, regardless of Armor or Skill effects. SMGs meanwhile don’t mind this bonus but reduce her reload time, and thus, diminish their own ability to utilize it. Also trying to control MG reload timing is difficult at best without an excessive amount of in-battle control, leaving this 20% incoming Damage cut in the lurch most of the time. 

Given that MGs have fallen out of favor in current content, including the upcoming Isomer event, MG36 would need to rely upon her unique Skill to stand out, and there is no existing or upcoming content where her unique combination of abilities stands out from the crowd. Indeed, her Skill can be seen as a detriment to her usage, relegating MG36 to a collection finisher, instead of a potent combat unit. 

T-Doll Costumes
Crimson Mallow

Normal

Damaged

Strengths

Very High Accuracy:

Starting at a base of 34, MG36’s Accuracy is impressive by MG standards, giving her a small leg up should she find herself in battle against enemies with Evasion. 

Weaknesses

Strange Skill:

While there is nothing wrong with experimenting with Skills, MG36’s Shadow Veil misses the mark. Second volley, a lower Damage multiplier than equivalent Skill on other MGs, with additional side effects that are hard to control at best, and dubiously useful besides, MG36’s Skill only succeeds at highlighting reasons to avoid using her, and flaws in her design.

Stranger Tiles:

MG36’s tiles are, by all accounts, strange. Buffing ARs, SMGs, and SGs, MG36 appears quite ahead of her time, given the increasing use of hybrid and specialized formations in Ranking maps and Theatre. The bad news is the arrangement of her Tiles, hitting Positions 5, 6, and 9 (if MG36 is in position 4), makes capitalizing a tricky prospect and, while hybridized squads are used they rarely feature MGs. 

Strengths

Very High Accuracy:

Starting at a base of 34, MG36’s Accuracy is impressive by MG standards, giving her a small leg up should she find herself in battle against enemies with Evasion. 

Weaknesses

Strange Skill:

While there is nothing wrong with experimenting with Skills, MG36’s Shadow Veil misses the mark. Second volley, a lower Damage multiplier than equivalent Skill on other MGs, with additional side effects that are hard to control at best, and dubiously useful besides, MG36’s Skill only succeeds at highlighting reasons to avoid using her, and flaws in her design.

Stranger Tiles:

MG36’s tiles are, by all accounts, strange. Buffing ARs, SMGs, and SGs, MG36 appears quite ahead of her time, given the increasing use of hybrid and specialized formations in Ranking maps and Theatre. The bad news is the arrangement of her Tiles, hitting Positions 5, 6, and 9 (if MG36 is in position 4), makes capitalizing a tricky prospect and, while hybridized squads are used they rarely feature MGs. 

Team Options

SAT-8 or KSG as good SG picks for MG36, thanks to long battle durability, while Saiga and USAS can benefit from MG36’s tiles to do Damage, although DPS SGs are a dubious prospect in most cases. Having at least 1 SG in the Echelon is recommended as the extra round gives a decent DPS boost to MG36 out on her second volley. 

Damage boosting HGs are appreciated by MG36 to patch up her Damage, with Grizzly, Contender, SAA, and Mk23 being strong choices. K5 is a poor choice in this regard, as her Skill offers Accuracy to MGs, not the preferred boost to Damage. 

In terms of MG teammates, MG36 will pair well with basically any MG, although she does prefer to have high Damage output companions such as PKP to pick up her slack. 

Team Options

SAT-8 or KSG as good SG picks for MG36, thanks to long battle durability, while Saiga and USAS can benefit from MG36’s tiles to do Damage, although DPS SGs are a dubious prospect in most cases. Having at least 1 SG in the Echelon is recommended as the extra round gives a decent DPS boost to MG36 out on her second volley. 

Damage boosting HGs are appreciated by MG36 to patch up her Damage, with Grizzly, Contender, SAA, and Mk23 being strong choices. K5 is a poor choice in this regard, as her Skill offers Accuracy to MGs, not the preferred boost to Damage. 

In terms of MG teammates, MG36 will pair well with basically any MG, although she does prefer to have high Damage output companions such as PKP to pick up her slack. 

History/Trivia

Acquisition
Illustrator
??
Voice Actor
TBD
Common Nicknames
Heckler & Koch MG36