Maestra Nequitia

Maestra Nequitia

Tower
Tower
Counter
Counter
Corrupted Object
C.O.
A

PVE

SS

PVP (SEA)

Profile
Personal information
Character ID
#1214
Full Name
Maestra Nequitia
Alt names
Faction / Title
Elysium Philharmonic
Combat information
Rarity
ASSR
Deployment Cost
7
Movement Type
Ground
Attack Type
All
Availability
Regions
KR, SEA
KR Release Date
April 19th, 2022
SEA Release Date
October 5th, 2022
Specialities
Buffer
Crowd Control
Debuffer
Immortality
Skills
Requiem for the Dead
Basic Skill

After being deployed at the ship, slowly start advancing toward the center of the battlefield while ignoring enemies. Enemies on the battlefield will gain a stack of a [Requiem of the Dead] every 8 seconds, decreasing their HP by 0.1% per second(Boss excluded, 0.4% in gauntlet). The effect can stack 10 times.


At level 2: SPD +15%

At level 3: SPD +15%

At level 4: SPD +30%

At level 5: Enemies gain a stack of the debuff every 6 seconds instead.

Maestra
Passive Skill

After travelling certain distances, summon an additional Rose Musician (up to 3). Each Musician adds -1.5% ATK, +1.5% DMG Taken, and -5% Healing effectiveness respectively to the [Requiem of the Dead]. The four debuffs stack separately from each other. These effects are also applied to bosses.


At level 2: DMG RES +2%

At level 3: DMG RES +2%

At level 4: DMG RES +4%

At level 5: Become Immortal for 5 seconds when her HP falls below 50%.

Elysium Philharmonic
Passive Skill

Can't be affected by sleep, stun, knockback, confusion, hit-stun, attack speed reduction debuffs, and healing received is reduced by 50%. Ally Elysium Philharmonic employees gain 5% ATK and 10% CRIT, and their skills generate an additional note - this effect doesn't apply to Maestro.


At level 2: Ally Elysium Philharmonic employees gain 5% ATK and 10% CRIT.

At level 3: Ally Elysium Philharmonic employees gain 5% ATK and 10% CRIT.

At level 4: Ally Elysium Philharmonic employees gain 10% ATK and 20% CRIT.

At level 5: Ally Elysium Philharmonic employees gain 25% Skill Haste.

Chapter of Apocalypse
Ultimate Skill 20 seconds

Can only be cast in the center of the battlefield. When casting, rapidly adds 5 stacks of [Requiem of the Dead] on the field and amplifies the effect of the requiem by 1.4 times. After casting, teleports to the ally ship then become immortal but stop casting [Requiem of the Dead] for 25 seconds. When the immortalily state is removed, releases all [Requiem of the Dead] stacks.


At level 2: Requiem for the Dead debuffs are 1.8 times stronger

At level 3: Requiem for the Dead debuffs are 2.2 times stronger

At level 4: Requiem for the Dead debuffs are 2.6 times stronger

At level 5: Requiem for the Dead debuffs are 3 times stronger. Also, seals the skills of all enemies and prevents them from receiveing any buffs for 12 seconds after casting the skill.

Stats
Analysis
Review

Maestra Nequitia on her release was considered an underwhelming awakened employee who was niche and hard to use. But since then, she received a buff and also a mechanic change in the gauntlet which made her a meta pick there.

From the mechanics point of view, her Requiem for the Dead only affects employees on the field when it procs, and they start getting stacks from 1. There's one problem though - when they die or when they're redeployed, they lose all the stacks, so it's easy to ignore the debuff and HP burn, and without it, she's not doing anything.

There are also three really strong counters to her: Awakened Na Yubin severely reduces her chance of making it to the middle, Serina Operator can remove her immortality and at the same time, clear all her self-stacks, and New Ohio can prevent her from casting ultimate for a very long time in the middle while she is exposed.

Employees with Debuff immunity can also resist her debuffs, for example, Replacer King, Awakened Joo Shiyoon, Operator Olivie Park, and Carmen.

Fortunately for her, the recent ship safe zone rework that forced players to deploy all employees slightly further away from the ship was a massive buff to Maestro - because now it takes her less time to reach the center of the battlefield, which used to be her primary issue. The impact of that change was so big that Maestro teams became super popular and most games turned into battles of attrition.

But beware, in PVP she requires a lot of investment, whether it'd be her own unique set of speedy tank gears, a speed operator(preferably Chloe), or the units in her faction to protect her(Carmen).

As for PVE, after the damage formula change, her +45% DMG Taken debuff is nothing to laugh at. She can now be used in Raids and Dimensional Trimming for massive damage amplification.

Ratings
S

Story

SS

Raids

A

Guild Coop

SS

Shadow Palace

A

Danger Close

A

Dive 45-50

A

Relic Dungeons

SS

PVP (SEA)

Pros & Cons
Pros

- Massive damage amplification during ultimate,

- Nearly unstoppable when paired with the faction and stall units like Gremory and Raphaela,

- Map-wide skill seal.

Cons

- The debuffs can be avoided by redeploying,

- Highest base cost in the game.

Gear Recommendation
PVE gear

Set: HP + HP


Movement Speed substats.

PVP gear

Set: HP + HP > HP + DEF


Ground DMG Res > Movement Speed > Melee/Ranged DMG Res > Crit DMG Res.

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