Awakened Maria

Awakened Maria Updated

Ranger
Ranger
Counter
Counter
B

PVE

A

PVP (SEA)

Profile
Personal information
Character ID
#1217
Full Name
Awakened Maria
Alt names
Faction / Title
Gargantua
Combat information
Rarity
ASSR
Deployment Cost
6
Movement Type
Ground
Attack Type
All
Availability
Regions
KR, SEA
KR Release Date
May 31st, 2022
SEA Release Date
November 9th, 2022
Specialities
Buffer
Crowd Control
Debuffer
Dispeller
Skills
Basic Attack
Basic Skill1 valid hits

Distorts the space in front of her, dealing damage to the closest enemy.


At level 2: Basic Attack DMG +5%

At level 3: Basic Attack DMG +5%

At level 4: Basic Attack DMG +5%

At level 5: Basic Attack DMG +5%

Gargantua
Passive Skill

Creates a portal at the allies’ rearmost area upon deployment. Allies within 2 seconds of being deployed near the portal (excluding Awakened units and Towers) are teleported 40% of the battlefield (60% in Gauntlet) while gaining 10% DMG RDC for 8 seconds. The portal vanishes upon Maria’s death.


At level 2: CRIT +5%

At level 3: CRIT +5%

At level 4: CRIT +10%

At level 5: Maria permanently gains 20% CRIT DMG when an ally uses the portal (up to 100%). When Maria's HP falls below 20%, she teleports back to her ship. Maria gains +100% CRIT DMG and teleports back to the rearmost area of the map whenever her HP falls below 70%, and 40%.

Dimensional Warfare
Special Skill3 valid hits 24 seconds

Distorts space and deals AoE damage to the target and nearby enemies. Immediately after the attack, enemies within range are stunned for 4 seconds and Incoming Healing is reduced by 100% (excluding Bosses). The stunned target receives additional damage equal to 20% of its Max HP (excluding Bosses).


At level 2: DMG +5%

At level 3: DMG +5%

At level 4: DMG +15%

At level 5: Damaged targets have one non-permanent buff removed, and the duration for Stun and Incoming Healing reduction is changed to 8 seconds.

Call of Duty
Ultimate Skill4 valid hits 56 seconds

Creates a massive portal and receives support fire from her fleet in other space, dealing AoE damage to the target and nearby enemies as well as removing Barriers.


At level 2: DMG +5%

At level 3: DMG +5%

At level 4: DMG +15%

At level 5: Valid Hits +1

Stats
Analysis
Review

Awakened Maria is quite unique in the way that her portals allow allies to be deployed up to 60% of the map without damaging the ship. Looking into her base stats, she does have a very high CRIT, nearly maxing out the crit chance, combined with her passive 100% Crit DMG increase allows her to deal a lot of damage for a ranger.

Let's talk about her balance change history. After going through several buffs and some nerfs, she is still underperforming, unfortunately. On her release, she seemed pretty fun with her ability to teleport enemy frontlines straight back to their base, but her damage was negligible and she would just randomly die after using her 20% HP backstep.

However, for some reason, they replaced her teleport with HP% dmg which took away a very important gimmick of hers, making her just an average ranger with 6-cost. Later on, they tried increasing her animation speed and portal buff (Self CDMG 10-50% -> 20-100%, Allies DEF+25% -> DMG RDC + 10%) but it didn't change much.

For the latest changes, the portal self-buff from 20% CDMG per ally became just straight up 100% increased CDMG for her, special skill stun duration was increased to 8s with the restriction removed, and her passive backstep changed from 20% to 70%, 40%. This didn't improve her survivability too much since she's very vulnerable after backstepping unlike other characters with backstep. Now, she can actually deal damage comparable to other Awakened Rangers, and most importantly her special skill now has a significant impact - stunning ALL units hit by 8s and blocking their heals, but her biggest downside however is still the high cost.

Still, the portals have quite a few flaws. First of all, other Awakened employees and Towers can't use it. Furthermore, in PVE where most of the players use Auto-Battle, your squishy backliners will suddenly get teleported to the enemy frontline where they will be slaughtered. Sure, you can play her on manual, but this will get annoying really fast.

As for PVP, Awakened Maria created a new type of rush team that bypasses the enemy frontline and goes straight for the ship, but this team, while being pretty strong, is countered by some other meta teams.

Ratings
B

Story

A

Raids

A

Guild Coop

B

Shadow Palace

A

Danger Close

B

Dive 45-50

B

Relic Dungeons

A

PVP (SEA)

Pros & Cons
Pros

- can teleport allies forward,

- her stun is really annoying.

Cons

- low damage for her cost,

- can't really be played on auto.

Gear Recommendation
PVE gear

Set: Cooldown Reduction


Full Maze set; Skill Haste substats.

PVP gear

Set: Cooldown Reduction


Full Maze set; Skill Haste substats.

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