Exchange Daemon Analysis – Stella: Aries
5 ★ Assist Anima
Max/MLB Attack: 12800/15274
Max/MLB HP: 8600/10262
Base bond effect: Increases Skill DMG
Aries Zodiac (lvl 80): At the start of the final wave, all foes take 17% more damage. (Only take effect once to the team)
Aries adds to the group of daemons with abilities that make the opponent take more damage. Because the debuff is passive the percentage attributable to each daemon tend not to be as high as one inflicted by a skill attack.
The current list of daemons with passive debuffs looks like this:
|Hibiki [Sun Spear]||20||Final Wave||All Opponents|
|Knecht Ruprecht [X’mas 2]||20||Final Wave||Highest HP|
|Alice||20||Final Wave||All Opponents|
|Taira no Kiyomori [Initiated]||30||Final Wave||Highest HP|
|Poor Devil||10||Final Wave||All Opponents|
|Momiji Hime||18||Final Wave||All Opponents|
|Stella: Aries||17||Final Wave||All Opponents|
|Orobas||10||Final Wave||Highest HP|
With the World Boss damage taken debuff capped at 75%, it is eminently possible to maximize this debuff across the entire time of the battle without the use of a skill based debuffer. While this requires the presence of some very specific deamons (current teams rely mainly on Taira and Alice, and possibly use Hibiki or Knetch Ruprecht in reserve), the reduced need for a skill based debuffer means that single target non debuffer damage dealers like Iisuna Saburou and 6EQUJ5 have a greater opportunity to shine.
An LB2 (300 mochi) lock on Aries’s ability is bit pricey but still reasonable. This considers that Alice’s 20% debuff was locked at 90 and Taira no Kiyomori’s at 84. But Alice and Taira have other skills and abilities and serve other function on the team – Alice a top tier damage booster, and Taira with his first passive greatly boosting survival – Aries’s sole purpose is this debuff. The price premium in this case would be due to her status as an assist daemon, to be used while bonded to another daemon on the same team. Because another close alternative with a similar percentage passive debuff is Momiji Hime, her debuff unlocked on the very first copy.