Anniversary Blond is an excellent Mystic Code to go with Buster Critical Damage Dealers. Its abilities are more suited to short battles where Masters try to overbuff one main Damage Dealer and try to burst the boss down within single turn. A simple but very effective Mystic Code.
- Mana Burst is identical to the equivalent Servant skill. It increases Buster card performance by 60% at level 10 instead of the normal 45-55% and has a much steeper cooldown. It is fairly straightforward, as it will mostly be used on the main Buster damage dealer before using a Buster Noble Phantasm, or Buster Brave Chain.
- Confident in Victory is a slightly better version of the standard Intuition skill. When used in conjunction with Mana Burst on a main Buster Critical Damage Dealer (especially on Servants with reliable star gathering skills like Gilgamesh, Brynhild or Jeanne (Alter)), it is an extremely effective combo.
- Knight’s Oath provides a one-turn Guts buff to an ally, reviving them with 4000 HP if they receive fatal damage. Guts isn’t a bad defensive tool, but it is harder to utilize well than Invulnerability or Dodge. Nonetheless, having some form of defensive tool is great as often Buster Critical Damage Dealers don't have the best survivability.
Notable Strategies and Users:
This Mystic Code has a few great uses: For general use it is strongest when Masters have one Buster-oriented Servant in their party who can do an insane turn of burst damage, preferably with a Critical Buster or NP Buster Brave Chain. Notable Servants include Karna, Gilgamesh, Brynhild or Jeanne (Alter), as these Servants have either strong Critical Star Absorption skills and/or Critical Damage buffs.
It is also a good choice for farming parties that rely on Buster Noble Phantasms such as Altria Pendragon, Francis Drake, Nikola Tesla or Mordred since it can vastly improve their damage output with their Noble Phantasm. It is particularly effective on Servants who don’t already have access to Buster Performance Up buffs like Sakata Kintoki, Cu Chulainn (Alter) or Heracles due to how Attack buffs and NP Damage buffs stack multiplicatively with one another.
Lastly, the skills of this Mystic Code truly shine in Solo and/or Last-Man-Standing situations. With no remaining Servants on the field, the guts from Knight's Oath will, if the buffed Servant dies and revives, end the enemy's turn (and buying valuable time). In addition, Buster Solo Servants such as Chulainn (Alter) or Heracles can release an utterly devastating Buster Brave Chain in solo situations, making the combination of Mana Burst and Confident in Victory truly spectacular.
Anniversary Blond has a standard leveling curve, higher than the default mystic code but far lower than the Mage's Association, Atlas Academy, and Chaldea Combat uniforms. Mana Burst improves in value from 40% to 60% in Buster Performance, which is quite influential. The increase in the Stars generated by Confident in Victory should not be undersold either, as it doubles from 10 Critical Stars to 20, significantly increasing the chances of Critical Buster Brave Chains. Knight’s Oath is the least improved out of the three, since the value of the skill is in the Guts itself rather than the revive HP. Still, the HP difference may be able to buy an extra turn in Solo situations!
How to UnlockMystic Code Quest - Anniversary Blonde
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Mystic Code Skills
Increases one ally's Buster card damage for 1 turn.
Gain critical stars.
Grants one ally guts status for one turn.