Greetings Captain, this is Captain Hoshina here and in this guide we will talk about the new Stigmata set, Eloquent Poet set; Dante.
Dante Set is a new Physical Damage stigmata set introduced in version 3.9. We will go over the function of the stigmata set, which Valkyries will enjoy the set the the most, and what others stigmata that goes well with this one.
※ Stats below are all based on Lvl 50 figures
5★ HP: 411; ATK: 113; DEF: 44
Heaven: The host gains 15% Crit Rate. The host gains Mantle when hit by an enemy, which boosts her Physical DMG by 8% for 10s; CD: 10s. The host gains Perfect Mantle upon Ultimate Evasion or Retaliation, which boosts her Physical DMG by 16% for 10s; triggering this effect again resets the duration. Perfect Mantle will replace Mantle in cases of overlap.
5★ HP: 483; DEF: 177; SP: 11; CRT: 11
Purgatory: The host gains 30% Physical DMG. The host gains Mantle when hit by an enemy, which boosts her Crit DMG by 15% for 10s; CD: 10s. The host gains Perfect Mantle upon Ultimate Evasion or Retaliation, which boosts her Crit DMG by 30% for 10s; triggering this effect again resets the duration. Perfect Mantle will replace Mantle in cases of overlap.
5★ HP: 362; ATK: 60; DEF: 44; CRT: 21
Hell: The host gains 15% ATK Speed. The host gains Mantle when hit by an enemy, which boosts her Total DMG by 10%; CD: 10s. The host gains Perfect Mantle upon Ultimate Evasion or Retaliation, which boosts her Total DMG by 20% for 10s; triggering this effect again resets the duration. Perfect Mantle will replace Mantle in cases of overlap.
La Vita Nuova 2 pieces
The host gains 20% Crit DMG. The host gains 30% Physical DMG for 10s upon entering Burst mode or hitting an enemy with Charged ATK in Burst mode; triggering this effect again resets the duration. Durandal equip bonus: CD of Ultimate Evasion / Retaliation shortens by 20%.
Divine Comedy 3 pieces
In Burst mode, the host deals 30% more DMG against shields, and her Charged ATKs can impair unimpaired enemies, reducing their DEF by 40% for 8s. Durandal equip bonus: The impairing debuff reduces enemy DEF by 60% instead.
Stigmata Skills Review
Dante (T): One of the rare breeds that gives permanent bonus of Critical Rate by 15%, not to mention the extra 8% Physical DMG bonus after being hit by an enemy, Let's also not forget ANOTHER extra extra bonus of 16% Physical DMG upon Ultimate Evasion. Perfect stigmata for Physical DMG dealers with myriad of DMG-boosting skills. The (T) piece is the second best of the three.
Dante (M): Impeccable boost of 30% Physical DMG without any duration. Even more bonus Crit DMG of 15% when hit by enemy also more extra bonus for Crit DMG by 30% after Ultimate Evasion. Even more obvious that the battlesuits suitable is for the one whose core strength relies greatly on Physical DMG. This (M) piece is considered best stigma in the Dante set (by me of course).
Dante (B): Provide unconditional boost of 15% ATK Speed. A duration of boosted Total DMG by 10% when hit by an enemy and 20% after Ultimate Evasion. Valkyrie with short duration of cooldown (CD) for Ultimate Evasion could probably use this stigma in their highest potential as evading the enemies attack provide even more boost rather than being attacked. The (B) piece is contemplated as the least impressive as ATK Speed is not sought by many before Physical DMG and Crit Rate but VERY functional and underrated.
2-pc bonus: Bonus 20% Crit DMG for the battlesuit only, not the whole team when two stigma of this set is assembled. Boosts 30% Physical DMG during Burst Mode for a duration of time and and it can be resetted by triggering the effect again. An effective pick for battlesuits whose Ultimate commence a long-lasting burst mode. Durandal battlesuit have been graced by the stigma of the shortening of CD for the Ultimate Evasion and Retaliation just for her.
3-pc bonus: When three of this set is equipped in one battlesuit, bonus of 30% more DMG against shields when in Burst mode, and any charge ATK will impair the enemies, making their defense weakens by 40% enabling the host to gain even more DPS during burst. Another special treatment for Durandal by enabling the impairing debuff decrease the enemies DEF by 60%. Core strength of Physical ATK and Heavy ATK are recommended greatly for acquiring this full set.
This set is suitable for any Physical DMG battlesuit—is what I want to say but unfortunately it doesn't fully work like that. As you all know this stigmata is a very good Physical and Critical Set and in my opinion this set is only good for those Valkyries that has core strength on dealing Physical DMG only (also Heavy ATK and Burst mode), not Valkyries that has multiple core strength such as Physical DMG and Elemental DMG because these kind of Valkyrie are more focus on the elemental than physical like Herrscher of Reason(HoR), Lightning Empress(LE), and others.
Bright Knight Excelsis
First of all, without even me saying it, the most powerful Valkyrie on using this stigmata set is the fresh new battlesuit Bright Knight Excelsis (BKS). Her core strength are fully Physical DMG, that's why she benefit the most by using this stigmata. With her Ultimate on, she will go into Burst mode and will automatically gain Physical DMG bonus from the 2-pc bonus effortlessly. She will also deals even more DMG against shields also reducing their DEF by 60% allowing her to deal devastating DMG.
Don't forget that she also got the Durandal equip bonus; CD of Ultimate Evasion and Retaliation shortens by 20%, this may sound like it is not a big deal but it is. Each stigma gives her extra DMG upon UE and Retaliate, so by shortening her CD, she can launch many UE and Retaliate and gains the bonus multiple times with no sweat.
Next on the list is Swallowtail Phantasm as in term of control and skill, these are quite similar (Core strength of Physical DMG and Burst, 5-sequence attack and charged attack). During her Ultimate, special Shuttle Attack can be performed by directly consume an evasion attempt, and this is count as an Ultimate Evasion for the battlesuit resulting her to gain all of the three Dante stigma bonus; 16% Physical DMG, 15% Crit DMG, and 20% Total DMG at the same time making her extremely powerful for the next 10 second.
If she had all 3-pc of this Dante set, ATK during her Burst mode can impair unimpaired enemies, reducing their DEF by 40% and at the same time will trigger Swallowtail Phantasm's passive Fragile Flight; deals 40% more Total DMG against impaired enemies.
Night Squire | Valkyrie Bladestrike (Augmented)
Individual Dante pieces can also be mixed-and-matched with some of other Valkyries to cope with different scenarios. Other battlesuit that also benefit from Dante set are Night Squire (NS), Valkyrie Bladestrike (VB). These aforementioned Valkyries also with other Valkyries (with Burst Ultimate) that were not stated here can also use Dante very well. While Dante can be used as one piece for one Valkyrie, it works best with at least two pieces atogether for the 2-pc effect.
2-pc suits perfectly with battlesuits like NS and VB. NS Burst mode gain 30% ATK Speed and with 2-pc Dante, she will not only receive 30% Physical DMG during Burst but also permanent 20% Crit DMG during the battle.
While for VB Augmented, her own Ultimate Burst mode allowed her to get 10% Crit Rate and 75% Crit DMG, and with 2 pieces of Dante, she will get another 20% Crit DMG also 30% Physical DMG resulting in 95% of Crit DMG and this is A LOT.
For any of you who have only a part of the Dante set or want to mix it with other stigma, then I recommend you to use these stigma as it was also Physical based stigmata.
Dante is a very strong fully Physical DMG stigmata set that will work on most if not all any physical damage dealers Valkyrie. But do not forget that there are many others Physical DMG stigmatas such as; Michelangelo, Dirac, Kafka and Marco Polo. While the first three stigmatas are very powerful, it is also very exclusive as it is only available by gacha, just like our new set Dante. Marco Polo however while also a very good Physical DMG stigma, it is a farmable stigmata that can be forge in Foundry. If your main damage dealer Valkyrie is Physical DMG, or you currently lack Physical stigmatas, this Dante set will be the best investment for yourself.
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