alsa

Alsa

Desert Flare

Info

Mauler

Mage

Magic

Buffs & Debuffs

Buffs

Control Immunity

Debuffs

Knock, Stun

Alsa Ratings

Story (Mid Game)Trial of AbyssPVPBattle Drill
AASA
SkyclopsCroakerNecrodrakonSnow Stomper
SSSS

Skills

Twirling Rocks

0

6 tiles

300

Alsa curls into a ball and moves to the target tile, dealing 300% + 20% damage to adjacent enemies, then enters Combat Stance till the end of the battle.

In Combat Stance, Alsa consumes 500 Energy to cast Vigorous Slam and hits the targets, then back to the original spot, dealing 260% + 20% damage and stunning them for 2s.

Alsa prioritizes casting Swift Evasion to deal 150% + 5% damage to adjacent enemies when taking damage from them, reducing their movement speed by 60% for 2s. Alsa rolls away from attackers afterward, gaining a shield equal to 25% of max HP for 7s. This effect can trigger once every 7s at most. Alsa becomes immune to control effects when curling into a ball.

  • Unlocks at level 51: Increases the damage dealt bv Vigorous Slam to 270% + 20%.
  • Unlocks at level 111: Increases the damage dealt bv Vigorous Slam to 280% + 20%.
  • Unlocks at level 171: Increases the damage dealt bv Vigorous Slam to 290% + 20%.
  • Unlocks at level 231: Increases the damage dealt bv Vigorous Slam to 300% + 20%.

Stone Barrier

8s

11 tiles

Alsa channels the power of Earth Force to blast the nearest enemy target, dealing 270% + 25% damage and stunning them for 2 + 0.25s.

The blast Alsa creates earth pillars on the 3 tiles behind the target, knocking enemies standing on those tiles back tile. There can be up to 6 earth pillars on the battlefield simultaneously.

  • Unlocks at level 71: Increases damage to 280% + 25%.
  • Unlocks at level 131: Increases damage to 290% + 25%.
  • Unlocks at level 191: Increases damage to 300% + 25%.

Rolling Boulder

12s

6 tiles

Alsa senses the vibrations of leylines to locate all enemies recently affected by control effects, then forms and drops rocks on them, each dealing 250% + 25% damage.

  • Unlocks at level 91: Increases damage to 260% + 25%.
  • Unlocks at level 151: Increases damage to 270% + 25%.
  • Unlocks at level 211: Increases damage to 280% + 25%.

Hero Focus

1 tile

Increases Haste by 10 during battles, gaining an extra 6 Haste after entering Combat Stance status.

  • Level 2: Increases Haste by 14 during battles, gaining an extra 7 Haste after entering Combat Stance status.
  • Level 3: Increases Haste by 18 during battles, gaining an extra 8 Haste after entering Combat Stance status.

Done of Terra

1 Tile

Alsa increases the damage of Vigorous Slam by 50% after dealing damage with the skill, stacking up to times.

She also increases the shield value of Swift Evasion by 5% of her max HP after casting it, stacking up to 2 times.

  • Unlocks at Ex. Weapon +5: Reduces the Energy cost to 400 when the Vigorous Slam buff is stacked to its maximum.
  • Unlocks at Ex. Weapon +10: Reduces the cooldown to 6s when the Swift Evasion buff is stacked to its maximum.
  • Unlocks at Ex. Weapon +15: Increases the damage dealt by the next Vigorous Slam by 55%. This effect can stack up to 2 times.

Enhance Force

Affects: Ultimate

Rolling Boulder deals an extra 180% damage to enemies recently affected by multiple control effects.

Enhance Force

Affects: Ultimate

After casting the Ultimate, deals 125% damage to the current target with each of the next 4 skill casts or normal attacks.

  • Unlocks at level 101: Increases the skill damage dealt to 130%.
  • Unlocks at level 151: Increases the skill damage dealt to 135%.
  • Unlocks at level 201: Increases the skill damage dealt to 140%.
  • Unlocks at level 251: Increases the skill damage dealt to 145%.
  • Unlocks at level 301: Increases the skill damage dealt to 150%.
  • Unlocks at level 351: Increases the skill damage dealt to 155%.
  • Unlocks at level 401: Increases the skill damage dealt to 160%.

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Investing Guide

EX Weapon Investment

PriorityPVE InvestmentPVP Investment
Medium+8+8

Given the scarcity of Temporal Essence Temporal Essence and Twilight Essence Twilight Essence, careful consideration is crucial when upgrading EX weapons. This guide ranks characters by their dependency on EX weapon upgrades for optimal performance, outlining the most cost-effective stopping points to maximize return on investment.

A commonly recommended milestone is the +8 upgrade level.

This breakpoint is emphasized because the statistical enhancements provided by upgrading the EX weapon often surpass the benefits of the passive abilities. Additionally, advancing the EX weapon from +5 to +8 requires only 30 Temporal Essences. In contrast, progressing to the final two levels demands an extra 45 Temporal Essences. Therefore, halting upgrades at +8 offers a significant efficiency, ensuring you utilize your resources without excessive expenditure.

Overview

Pros

  • Unique Wall Creation: Can create barriers to disrupt enemy formations.
  • Effective Crowd Control: Capable of locking down a single target.
  • High Burst Damage: Delivers significant damage quickly, especially with a CC-heavy team.

Cons

  • High Investment Needed: Requires substantial resources to maximize effectiveness.
  • Manual or Luck-Based: Performance can depend on manual control or luck.
  • Limited Against Bosses: Many skills are ineffective on bosses, reducing her overall utility.

alsaAlsa stands out in the Mauler faction as a Mage focused on control and disruption, offering a distinct playstyle compared to traditional burst mages. Instead of solely relying on high-damage spells, alsaAlsa balances continuous damage, self-sustain, and control abilities.

This unique blend can make her somewhat tricky to integrate into teams, and depending on the game mode, she may require more strategic planning to be effective. Nevertheless, her kit offers intriguing mechanics that warrant a closer look.

The key feature of alsaAlsa’s abilities is her “Stone Barrier” skill, which creates terrain obstacles. This power can disrupt enemy formations and even isolate specific targets, providing a tactical advantage in certain stages or PvP encounters. However, this skill does come with a few drawbacks. One major issue is that for optimal use, alsaAlsa often requires manual control. Additionally, as of now, there aren’t any characters who can directly benefit from these terrain modifications. However, with the future introduction of sorenSoren, who will have a kit that synergizes with collision effects, alsaAlsa’s potential versatility is expected to increase. Lastly, these barriers can sometimes hinder your own melee heroes, forcing them to take longer routes to reach enemies.

Another significant aspect of alsaAlsa’s abilities is her mobility across the battlefield. After activating her Ultimate, “Twirling Rocks,” she gains two new skills: “Combat Stance” and “Swift Evasion.” The more you invest in alsaAlsa, the more effective these skills become, particularly with her EX weapon enhancements. At EX +5, “Combat Stance” enables her to lock down a target, although this again may require manual intervention. “Swift Evasion,” which triggers every 7 seconds (reduced to 6 seconds at EX +10, though this isn’t a high-priority upgrade), allows alsaAlsa to roll out of danger while gaining a protective shield. Depending on the situation, this can either significantly enhance her survivability or, occasionally, lead her into risky situations.

When building a team around alsaAlsa, there are two main considerations. First, she requires a strong frontline to draw enemy attention away from her, ideally one that can also provide additional boosts or survivability. Excellent choices for this role include thoran 1Thoran, scarlitaScarlita, brutus 1Brutus, shakirShakir, and eironnEironn.

The second consideration is synergy, particularly with other control-oriented characters. Similar to CarolinaCarolina, alsaAlsa benefits from having as much crowd control as possible within her team. eironnEironn is a noteworthy mention here, as his ultimate at M+ tier can set up alsaAlsa for an early burst with her “Rolling Boulder” skill. Other strong synergy options include sorenSoren, CeciaCecia, reinierReinier, [smokey & meerky], rhysRhys, and CassadeeCassadee.

Conclusion

alsaAlsa holds significant potential for future updates as more characters are introduced that can benefit from terrain manipulation and control effects. She is a valuable asset in PvP and can be a game-changer in PvE scenarios, although she does have some limitations. Her damage output against bosses is respectable but not top-tier, as bosses’ immunity to crowd control prevents her from leveraging her primary burst sources, such as “Rolling Boulder” and her S+ passive. Despite this, she may still be a strong candidate for Battle Drills due to her versatility and quick clear times.

Currently, alsaAlsa is not considered a must-pull and is not recommended for F2P players or those on a budget to prioritize in rate-up banners. However, if you have the resources and are interested in investing in her, she can still be a valuable addition to your roster.

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