At less than 50% HP, this skill applies 1 additional stack of Poise
[On Use] At less than 50% HP, use Coin 1 and 2 an additional time
At less than 50% HP, gain 1 additional stack of Poise from skills
1 ally with the lowest HP gains +2 counter skill final power
After the game's release, Shi Ishmael was overshadowed by many other, easier-to-use Identities. However, with time and more testing, and after adjustments to the battle system (mainly the stagger threshold) Shi Ishmael actually turned out to be decent. With way less risk of being staggered to death, her 50% HP requirements on skill are not that dangerous to play around. Now when Shi Ishmael is at 50% HP or below, her Skill 2 becomes one of the better in the game with nearly unmatched clash and damage potential.
What is more, Shi Ishmael is among the rare Poise-based Identities that can actually use and utilize it fully. She synergizes with Roseate Desire EGO and can support it fully, but she may have issues using her Base EGO.
However, despite the changes that made her a viable pick, the issue of needing to be at 50% HP or below still remains. This combined with her very low speed often makes her the prime target for enemies. If you want to use Shi Ishmael, to it with caution as even the smallest mistake can be fatal.
can utilize own Poise,
if you manage to keep her below 50%, she will shine in your team.
even with the stagger changes it's still risky to run her.