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Key of Castigation Full Guide - Hoshina


“This lightning-imbued blade was born along with the awakening of the Herrscher of Thunder, and it obeys only the queen's commands. The falling sanctions of lightning sundered the past, and the old her.”


[ATK: 302; CRT: 8]


 Skills Overview 


 Active Skill – Thunder Edge 

[SP: 5][CD: 15s] Unleashes a powerful forward slash with the lightning-imbued blade, dealing 700% ATK of Lightning DMG and paralyzing enemies for 3s. When equipped by Herrscher of Thunder, it also inflicts Narukami's Mark on enemies hit for 15s.


 Passive Skill – Thunder Blitz 

Wielder deals 35% bonus Lightning DMG. When it's equipped by HoT, casting the active restores 100 Herrscher Charge. For 2s after, enemies with Narukami's Mark take 30% ATK of Lightning DMG and HoT restores 10 Herrscher Charge per 0.2s (subsequent procs extend the duration). 



 Recommended For 


[Herrscher of Thunder]

Key of Castigation is designed specifically for Herrscher of Thunder in Version 4.1. It is no wonder she gain the most benefits when using this weapon. Both active skill- Thunder Edge and passive skill- Thunder Blitz has a bonus if it is equipped by HoT. For Thunder Edge, it will inflict Narukami's Mark on enemies hit for 15s. For HoT herself to inflict Narukami's Mark, she needs to perform either one of 5th sequence of Basic ATK, Combo ATK, Ultimate evasion, QTE, and Ultimate skill.


But if she equipped KoC and use its active skill that only cost 5 SP, she can inflict Narukami's Mark on the enemy on the spot. While for Thunder Blitz, the bonus equip for HoT takes place after using the active skill. It will then restores 100 Herrscher Charge, enemies with Narukami's Mark take 30% ATK of Lightning DMG and restores 10 Herrscher Charge per 0.2s.

1) Deals 700% Lightning DMG,  2) Inflicts Narukami's mark,  3) Paralyze enemies for 3s,  4) Restores 100 Herrscher Charge,  5) Restores 10 Herrscher Charge per 0.2s



[Lightning Empress]

As you know by now, the best weapon for LE currently is Magstorm|MAG-Typhoon. This is because LE is purely Lightning DMG Dealer, so she needs all the boost for Lightning DMG that she can have. Magstorm passive skill- EM Induction boosts wielder's Lightning DMG by 40%, this is a really good upgrade for LE. Now, with the arrival of Key of Castigation, Lightning Empress now have an alternate weapon that are almost as good as Magstorm for her. Even if KoC's passive skill- Thunder Blitz is only providing 35% bonus LIghtning DMG (5% lower than Magstorm), it didn't change the fact that LE are still suitable in equipping it.



[Darkbolt Jonin]

Darkbolt Jonin is another battlesuit that deals massive Lightning DMG. Just like Lightning Empress, her best weapon was Magstorm|MAG-Typhoon. Now, both Key of Castigation and Magstorm are very good for her. 



 Score Comparison 


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In these tests, below are the teams and equipments that were used:
Bella Elf were also used in all the tests but did not included in the picture.

Valkyrie Key of Castigation Magstorm Enemy

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Even though the application of KoC and Magstorm are almost the same, in my opinion, I think that using Key of Castigation benefits more if you often use weapon's active skill. This is because KoC's active skill only cost 5 SP while Magstorm's active skill cost 20 SP with both having the same CD.

Please note in mind that Key of Castigation is a weapon that can be upgraded into PRI-ARM in the same version it was released. The name of that PRI-ARM is Domain of Sanction. And of course, I will also be doing guide for that weapon as well ??


Thank you for reading this dear Captain(s), this is Captain Hoshina and hace a nice day! ?