What is the Hardest Playable Character?
#1
I've been wondering for sometime,
Between the four characters which one would you guys find hardest to play as?

In my opinion, Lily and Stella is fairly easy to play as.
What about the other two characters?
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#2
Fun Fact: In terms of number of basic attacks needed to kill the tutorial golem from least to most it goes Lily, Haru, Erwin, then Stella.

I haven't bothered playing the other three characters past the first town, but for sure Erwin is the hardest.  There's a reason this guy has been the character that has the lowest play percentages.  Erwin has the third lowest natural damage and I believe the third lowest natural hp (though Stella can self heal so he might as well be dead last).  He also has the highest SG costs as a proportion of SG among all the characters, and to make up for that he has a passive where you get a stack every time you cast a skill and at 3 stacks you're refunded 3/10th's of your SG gauge.  These stacks are timed tho, so it's skills in quick succession.  That makes 2 problems.  Since you're reliant on the passive to regen SG, if you either mess up the timing of skills and time out or you're interrupted during skill cast, you're not going to get the regen which means you'll run out of SG really quickly with one mistake.  Also, since it's a SG refund you still need to be at high SG in order to cast skill chains, which means you're restricted in what you can do at lower SG levels unless you use low cost combos or you want to be inefficient.  Erwin does have a range advantage, but player Erwin like a sniper is really inefficient (trust me I've been trying to do it it's not working with the clear speeds).  Basically, Erwin's a fake ranged character who has a single skill to create distance and spends 90% of the time running away from bosses after they take away half your hp in 1 hit.
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#3
(06-11-2016, 04:02 PM)anthonysolaris Wrote: Fun Fact: In terms of number of basic attacks needed to kill the tutorial golem from least to most it goes Lily, Haru, Erwin, then Stella.

I haven't bothered playing the other three characters past the first town, but for sure Erwin is the hardest.  There's a reason this guy has been the character that has the lowest play percentages.  Erwin has the third lowest natural damage and I believe the third lowest natural hp (though Stella can self heal so he might as well be dead last).  He also has the highest SG costs as a proportion of SG among all the characters, and to make up for that he has a passive where you get a stack every time you cast a skill and at 3 stacks you're refunded 3/10th's of your SG gauge.  These stacks are timed tho, so it's skills in quick succession.  That makes 2 problems.  Since you're reliant on the passive to regen SG, if you either mess up the timing of skills and time out or you're interrupted during skill cast, you're not going to get the regen which means you'll run out of SG really quickly with one mistake.  Also, since it's a SG refund you still need to be at high SG in order to cast skill chains, which means you're restricted in what you can do at lower SG levels unless you use low cost combos or you want to be inefficient.  Erwin does have a range advantage, but player Erwin like a sniper is really inefficient (trust me I've been trying to do it it's not working with the clear speeds).  Basically, Erwin's a fake ranged character who has a single skill to create distance and spends 90% of the time running away from bosses after they take away half your hp in 1 hit.

Out of curiosty.. where do you get those play percentages at? May I have a link!!
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#4
Actually I would have to agree on Anthony. Stella on the other hand has increased SG regeneration depending on how low her SG actually is compared to the max capacity. 

Natural damage doesn't affect anything in the end though, Stella's Bass can easily be one of the HIGHest damaging skills unless you're Lily or Haru equipped with Big Puppet. Erwin also has one of the highest natural attack at the end if I'm not mistaken. 

And how much players are playing which character can be clearly seen actually.
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(06-12-2016, 02:41 AM)dacheebs Wrote:
(06-11-2016, 04:02 PM)anthonysolaris Wrote: Fun Fact: In terms of number of basic attacks needed to kill the tutorial golem from least to most it goes Lily, Haru, Erwin, then Stella.

I haven't bothered playing the other three characters past the first town, but for sure Erwin is the hardest.  There's a reason this guy has been the character that has the lowest play percentages.  Erwin has the third lowest natural damage and I believe the third lowest natural hp (though Stella can self heal so he might as well be dead last).  He also has the highest SG costs as a proportion of SG among all the characters, and to make up for that he has a passive where you get a stack every time you cast a skill and at 3 stacks you're refunded 3/10th's of your SG gauge.  These stacks are timed tho, so it's skills in quick succession.  That makes 2 problems.  Since you're reliant on the passive to regen SG, if you either mess up the timing of skills and time out or you're interrupted during skill cast, you're not going to get the regen which means you'll run out of SG really quickly with one mistake.  Also, since it's a SG refund you still need to be at high SG in order to cast skill chains, which means you're restricted in what you can do at lower SG levels unless you use low cost combos or you want to be inefficient.  Erwin does have a range advantage, but player Erwin like a sniper is really inefficient (trust me I've been trying to do it it's not working with the clear speeds).  Basically, Erwin's a fake ranged character who has a single skill to create distance and spends 90% of the time running away from bosses after they take away half your hp in 1 hit.

Out of curiosty.. where do you get those play percentages at? May I have a link!!

http://www.4gamer.net/games/145/G014598/20150910065/ 
Play percentages in CBT's before Stella was added.
http://www.4gamer.net/games/145/G014598/20160323090/
Play percentages after Stella was added.

Erwin's consistently lower than the other characters.  I'd like to add that I think one of the major reasons Erwin suffer is the same reason most duel wielding classes suffer; he's supposed to have high consistent dps with low burst.   Which means unless Erwin uses the Focused shot skill you don't see the boss losing multiple hp bars so people thinks he does low damage and also if you aren't consistently hitting the boss your damage suffers greatly.
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#6
I only played Lily and Haru so I'm not really sure. Lily has life steal and Stella has healing so there's no problem when soloing even in VH. Except that lily not good on handling boss alone. Lily life steal depend on the number of enemy and damage dealt so it's nothing on boss, but she has tornado and penetration so it's ok.

Haru doesn't have life steal or healing so you need to be careful. On VH, soloing with Haru took me almost double time compare to Lily. It's hard to combine skill, and I always end up run out of SG. When fighting boss, I have to use normal atk most of the time, and have to dodge a lot. With decent AR card, Haru will be strong enough but I don't think it's easy to master her.

Maybe it's just me cause I saw some Haru with decent AR card doing just fine. But I'm pretty sure without it, it's not gonna be easy at all.
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