Hey, Captains! Welcome to Ai-chan's Valhalla! Today we are taking a close look at a new stigmata set released in v3.2: the Quantum Waltz set Dirac.
※ Stats below are all Lv.50 figures.
5★ HP: 386; ATK: 113; DEF: 66
Anti-Matter: Gain 10% Crit Rate. After entry, host gains another 10% Crit Rate for 9s. Does not trigger again during this time.
5★ HP: 471; DEF: 199; CRIT: 9
Path Integral: Ultimate skill and Burst mode ATKs gain 26% Total DMG Multiplier. During Burst mode, host gains 1.5% Total DMG Multiplier per second. Max stacks: 9. Duration: 9s. Does not trigger again during this time.
5★ HP: 411; ATK: 60; DEF: 66; CRIT:13
δ Function: Gain 20% Physical DMG. After Ultimate Evasion or triggering evasion skill, host gains 1.5 SP/s for 10s. Does not trigger again during this time.
2-pc bonus: 2nd Quantization
If any 2 stigmata effects are active, gain 35% Physical DMG. When this effect is triggered, the durations of both stigmata effects are reset and extended to 14s.
3-pc bonus: Dirac Equation
If 3 stigmata effects are active, Ultimate / Burst mode ATKs also apply Impair to enemies hit, lowering their DEF by 40% for 3s. When this effect is triggered, the durations of all 3 stigmata effects are reset and extended to 18s.
Dirac (T): One of the rare breed that offers permanent bonus Crit Rate, not to mention the extra Critical Rate bonus after entrance. The two add up to a beefy 20% bonus Crit Rate which is easy to proc. Highly ideal for physical DMG dealers with diversified DMG-boosting skills.
Dirac (M): Boosts total DMG during Ult and burst mode, and even more bonus total DMG every second in burst mode stacking up to 9 times. A strong pick for battlesuits whose Ult initiates a lasting burst mode, such as Swallowtail Phantasm, Shadow Knight, and Valkyrie Bladestrike (augmented).
Dirac (B): Unconditional 20% bonus physical DMG. A duration of boosted SP regen after evasion. The SP regen boost makes it way easier to stack up enough SP and unleash Ult. Enemies crowds or enemies with high aggro like Lightning Thegn or Jo-Ninja make it easy to trigger Ultimate Evasion for the SP regen.
2-pc bonus: Bonus physical DMG when two stigmata's skills are active. Also, the durations of the two skills are reset and extended to maximize the host's DMG output and SP regen.
3-pc bonus: When three stigmata's skills are active, attacks during Ult or burst mode impair enemies and drop their DEF by 40% for 3s, enabling the host to hit much harder and easier. Also, the durations of the three skills are reset and extended to top out the host's DMG and SP regen.
The Dirac set is arguably most powerful on Swallowtail Phantasm. With her Ult on, she can directly consume an evasion attempt to perform special Shuttle Attack, which counts as an Ultimate Evasion and triggers Dirac's 2-pc bonus effortlessly.
If the skill of the top stigma is still active, the 3-pc bonus can also be procced to renew and stretch the durations of all 3 stigma skills. Attacks during Ult or burst mode on non-impaired enemies also lower their DEF by 40% and trigger Swallowtail Phantasm's passive Fragile Flight for absurdly high DMG.
Individual Dirac pieces can also be mixed and matched to cope with different scenarios.
Dirac (M) fits perfectly on battlesuits like Shadow Knight and Valkyrie Bladestrike (augmented) who can stay in burst mode for extended periods to improve their total DMG drastically.
Dirac (B) works well with Night Squire and other Ult-reliant battlesuits who can benefit nicely from continuous SP regen after evasion to stack up SP rapidly for the Ult.