[When Use] Heal 3 SP
At 30+ SP, inflict +1 Burn Count with the effects of attack skills/coins.
1 ally with the highest SP inflicts +1 Burn Count with the effects of attack skills/coins.
Project Moon failed the challenge of keeping every Hong Lu Identity broken. This variant of Hong Lu is… just an okay identity.
His skills are not crazy in either the effects or damage department. They simply apply Burn and Burn count. Which in burn teams is and will be great, but outside of those, Hong Liu is not offering much else. His damage and clashing (despite 2 coins on every skill) are not on the level of Kurokomo or TingTang.
Skill one, Warm Up, and two, Flowing Flame, have rather average total power, despite having two coins. Those skills can clash with 1 coin enemy skills, but anything other than that might be problematic for Hong Liu.
On the other hand, Crimson Blaze Fist, can clash way better than the first two skills on top of doing decent damage. Outside of increasing burn, it has a nice effect of increasing Hong Liu's stagger threshold. As he has a rather average health pool and defence power, it is a nice addition to keep Hong Liu more healthy.
Overall, Hong Liu really shines in burn teams where he can keep the burn going and make the enemies crispy, but he won’t be a star of that team. Outside of burn teams, his effectiveness drops down. Thankfully, his passives are very easy to keep up active which can further let the burn effect stay on the enemies. It's worth mentioning that it is the first Hong Lu Identity that can fuel his base EGO fully, which is really nice.
Great burn and burn count appliance
Shines in Burn teams
Average clash and damage potential