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IntroductionThe "Magical Girl born of Halloween". Or that's what she says at least... Karin loves reading and drawing manga so much that she's event created her own Magical Girl persona. She's heavily influenced by her favorite manga, Phantom Thief Magical Kirin.
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PvE Stories Pros and Cons
Karin's Connect is useful in many situations, providing an always-appreciated boost to Attack, while also giving a 100% chance to Bewitch the target. This can further boost the damage inflicted on the enemy if you have an elemental advantage, while also giving that enemy a 50% chance to miss you and waste their turn.
The Magia Seal part of her Connect is rarely applicable and has too low of a chance of procuring to be relied on, but it may find some use in challenge battles against opponents who like to spam their Magia.
Good Magia for Accele Teams
Karin's Magia provides a wide array of bonuses to her team that can pave the way for their success on a Magia-focused team. In providing a 3 turn Accele UP to her allies, she allows them to procure their Magia much faster, and in providing a 3 turn Damage Inflicted UP to her allies and a 3 turn Defense Down to the enemy, she can significantly boost the damage of any Magia that follows soon after hers. Being an Accele gorilla, Karin should have no problem getting her Magia ready early and opening the way for the rest of her team.
Accele gorillas rely heavily on their Magia to be a reliable source of damage, so Karin's Magia only being able to damage a single enemy really handicaps her potential. The greater damage compared to multi-target Magias means that it can be preferable when facing a single-tile boss, but the majority of the time, you'll really be wishing that Karin's Magia could clear the screen of enemies.
PvP Mirrors Pros and Cons
Dazzle is one of the best negative statuses available in Mirrors, as it can cripple the enemy team and essentially skip turns, without needing to worry about Puella Combos from an enemy girl if you fail to stun her. That Karin's Connect can inflict it with a 100% chance, alongside granting Attack UP, is incredible.
Accele units are very difficult to slot into a Mirrors team, as matches are usually over far too quickly for them to use their Magia. Even if you wanted to build a team especially focused around Accele and Magia, a girl with a Magia that can damage the entire enemy team - instead of just significantly overkilling a single enemy - is generally preferred. Even in the Accele gorilla niche, Karin is mediocre.
Karin's Flame element and the abundance of Aqua types in Mirrors definitely don't do her any favors - especially not with her middling Defense stat. She has to actually survive for a couple turns to have a chance at using her Magia, and being Flame just makes it that much harder for her.
Karin's role couldn't be more clear: get her Magia off as quickly as possible, to boost the rest of her team's Magias and help them get theirs out quickly too. Naturally, you want to equip her with as many MP-boosting Memoria as possible.
On a team of Magia-focused girls (especially other Accele gorillas), if you manage to fire off Karin's Magia, you're already halfway to victory!