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Endothermic Lance VF Weapon Guide

“The Mikoyan Design Bureau once planned to design a multi-purpose weapon with great adaptivity to different combat environments. The project almost sank due to the lack of research data. It was the Coral Island ops that supplied valuable intel and enabled it to be forged finally.”

[ATK: 287; CRT: 21]

 

 

 SKILL DETAIL 

 Active Skill – Element Feedback 

[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 + 1200% ATK of Physical 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 + 700% ATK of Fire DMG (does not reset CD).

The active's damage will the match the element of the wielder's damage type (Priority: Fire > Ice > Lightning > Physical).

 

 Passive Skill – Variable Frequency 

Wielder deals 22% bonus Total DMG.

 

 

 SKILL REVIEW 

Endothermic Lance VF is too long of a name, so I will just call it EL.

 

EL is the new F2P weapon released in 4.4 along other 2 lances (Sagittarius Astra and Starlance Prime). Even though EL is F2P weapon, we will still see the comparison of this weapon and other 4* lances to see whether this weapon is worth it or not. 

  • For the active skill, EL only does Physical DMG and NOT Elemental DMG. As usual, by triggering the active skill, EL will unleash a thrust dealing Physical DMG and even more DMG will be taken by enemy if they are not in invincibility or Iron Body.

  • However, for the Throw counter, where the active button is flashing, EL will deal BOTH Physical DMG and Elemental DMG/Physical DMG. For the latter, it can change to either Elemental DMG or Physical DMG based on the Valkyrie's damage type. As of now, we only have Fire and Physical Valkyries that can use lance.
  • The passive skill is straight to the point, providing the wielder 22% TDM. This is quite a powerful buff for a F2P weapon.

 

 

 RECOMMENDED FOR 

 

[Valkyrie Gloria]

Eos Gloria clearly have the highest damage output compared to EL and Lucia, but that is not suprising as EG were made for VG and a gacha weapon. But we can see that EL can defeat Lucia when both were equipped by VG, although by a small victory, now we can be certain that in case for VG, if you do not have EG then you can replace it with EL rather than Lucia.

 

[Dea Anchora]

For DA, there is a bit contradictory between instance 1 and instance 2. For instance 1 where we focused on Basic ATK, EL can still win against Lucia with a really small difference. While for instance 2, Lucia got a higher damage output than EL where we focused on DA's Ultimate. This would make that Lucia is a better F2P weapon for DA than EL but because of the small differences, we can also conclude that EL are also suitable for DA. The choice is yours.

 

 

[Bright Knight Excelsis]

In case some of you did not remember, Lucia passive skill can only benefit Fire Valkyries (15% Fire DMG + 35% Fire DMG against ignited enemies). It does not have any advantages for BKE except the active skill. That is why in this instance, EL can easily surpass Lucia in the cumulative damage output as both EL's active and passive can benefit BKE.

 

 

 CONCLUSION 

 

In my opinion, Endothermic Lance VF is the new F2P lance that is really good. While Lucia is doing a great job before, but EL can be as good (or even more) as Lucia when equipped by the right Valkyrie.

For F2P captain, getting the EL is not a bad decision and is not a waste of resources.