“A weapon forged with astral energy, it can instantly incinerate enemies like a supernova outburst, or impale anything that stands in its way with the momentum of Sagittarius' arrow.”
[ATK: 415; CRT: 16]
Active Skill – Stellar Excelsis
[SP: 0][CD: 25s] Unleash a thrust dealing 50% ATK of Physical DMG. Against enemies not in invincibility or Iron Body, this attack triggers a Throw to control enemies and deal 90% ATK of Physical DMG + 1100% ATK of Fire DMG.
During certain enemy moves and when the active button is flashing, a Throw counter can be performed unconditionally, controlling enemies and dealing 20% ATK of Physical DMG + 800% ATK of Fire DMG (does not reset CD).
Casting Throws, Ultimate, or entering burst mode inflicts Stardust on enemies. CD: 25s. Stardust does not expire and cannot stack. Wielder's Charged ATKs can shatter Stardust to trigger an explosion dealing 1900% ATK of Fire DMG in a large area.
Passive Skill 1 – Blazing Alnasl
Ultimate and burst mode attacks create 3 light spears to impale enemies, each dealing 45% ATK of Fire DMG. CD: 5s. For Dea Anchora, every cast of Ultimate creates light spears.
Passive Skill 2 – Kaus Australis
Ultimate or burst mode attacks deal 35% bonus Fire DMG. Enemies hit by the shattered Stardust blast take 20% bonus Fire DMG for 10s. Subsequent procs reset the duration.
Sagittarius Astra is the first PRI-ARM for Lance that was released at the same time with their half (Starlance Prime). Because of that, we cannot compare SA with any other PRI-ARM. Instead, we will go into depth with the skill provided.
Compared to Starlance Prime, the difference is only the number and 1 passive skill:
There is really no difference in term of active skill and passive skill 1 for both weapons, just that PRI-ARM has an extra passive skill. Clearly, only the number hold the difference. Following are the damage output for both weapon:
VG is another Lance-user Fire Valkyrie that can greatly take benefit of SA. While VG has Eos Gloria for her signature weapon, it obviously cannot defeat a PRI-ARM that are also made for Fire Valk. Let number do the talk:
NOT SO MUCH
[Bright Knight Excelsis]
The only thing BKE can use from SA is the high stat of the weapon. All of SA passive weapon can only contribute for Fire Valkyrie, BKE as a Physical Valk could not take advantage of it. But if you want to increase the basic stat (ATK, CRIT) of BKE, then SA can do the job.
Sagittarius Astra is the 1st PRI-ARM for Lance-user so it is hard to make comparison. But it greatly benefit two out of three Valkyries that use Lance, and in my opinion it is worth our resources.