Jackal

Jackal

Iron
Iron
Rocket Launcher
Rocket Launcher
Burst I
B

Story (14-18)

SSS

PVP

Profile
Personal information
Full Name
Jackal
Manufacturer
Missilis
Squad
Exotic
Weapon Name
-
Combat information
Rarity
SSR
Class
Defender
Weapon
Rocket Launcher
Element
Iron
Burst type
Type I
Availability and VA information
Release date
January 12th, 2023
VA (KR)
Gang Eun-ae
VA (EN)
Lindsay Sheppard
Backstory

A Nikke subordinate to the Exotic Squad. Crow's loyal lackey. Fully prepared to do Crow's bidding at any given moment.

Specialities
Buffer
Debuffer
Skills
Show maxed skills
Show maxed skills
Rocket Launcher
Normal Attack
Control Mode
Charge
Magazine Size
6 ammo
Reload Time
2 s

■ Affects target enemy.

Deals 65.02% ATK as damage.

Charge Time: 1 sec.

Full Charge Damage: 250%.

Skill 1
Skill 1 - Happy Jackal
Passive

■ Activates when attacked 10 time(s). Affects 1 enemy unit(s) with the highest Max HP.

Damage Taken ▲ 9.09% for 10 sec.

ATK ▼ 9.09% for 10 sec.

Skill 2
Skill 2 - Jumpin' Jackal Flash
Passive

■ Activates when entering battle. Affects self and 2 ally unit(s) with the highest ATK.

Shares damage taken for 120 sec.

DEF ▲ 8.27% for 120 sec.

Burst
Burst Skill - Crazy Jackal
Active 20 seconds

■ Affects all allies.

Burst Skill Damage (except additional damage) with "Affects the enemy with" in description ▲ 38.91% for 15 sec.

DEF ▲ 14.69% for 10 sec.

Analysis
Review

Jackal is a Burst I Rocket Launcher wielder who since the moment she was added dominates the Arena - both due to top-tier energy generation and because of how her damage-sharing buff can be abused to create some naughty team compositions that are hard to fight against.

Usually, the 'share damage taken' buff is really hard to abuse because its duration is really low (Poli, Anis, and Yulha all have only 10-second duration on their damage share) and you can't time it right since it is tied to active S1/S2 skills that have different cooldowns (only Anis being an exception, but she's hard to use due to being SR).

But here comes Jackal.

Since her damage-sharing buff lasts for 2 whole minutes, it allows you to abuse the on-attacked effects of other characters to create some hilarious and powerful combinations that are especially strong in Arena. For example, if you 'damage share' with Emma, whenever either she or Jackal (or the third target of the S2 buff) gets attacked, you can proc her S1 skill that heals the whole team. Normally it has only a 5% chance to proc, but with three characters, it's much easier to proc it.

Other characters that can abuse the 'damage-sharing' buff with their skills are Admi, Diesel, Maiden, Noah, Noise, Scarlet, and Yulha. Furthermore, 'damage-sharing' also increases your team's survivability and they will last longer on the battlefield, but you still need to run a healer to heal back the damage that was done to your characters.

With 20 second cooldown, the burst skill looked great on paper because we assumed that every Burst skill from allies will gain basically 40% more damage, but sadly it only affects single-target Burst skills. So characters like Modernia or Laplace can't benefit from it as their skills are treated as AOE.

When it comes to PVE, sadly Jackal is just average. Her kit just doesn't work in AOE situations and she doesn't come even close to the utility Liter brings to the table. Also, while her Burst helps you against single bosses, you still will prefer to use Liter's generic ATK buff since it doesn't have any limitations and affects both single and AOE Burst skills. Still, if you don't have Liter, she's a decent pick for the B1 spot.

Ratings
B

Story (1-7)

B

Story (8-13)

B

Story (14-18)

A

Boss (solo)

B

Boss (adds)

SSS

PVP

Pros & Cons
Pros

  • best burst generation in the game - both on her normal attack and because of how her S1 works - which makes her a must-have in PVP,

  • damage sharing buff allows you to make characters relying on 'on attacked' skills shine (like Emma, Diesel, or Scarlet),

  • damage sharing buff also makes the team tankier.

Cons

  • in PVE, she is simply too niche and harder to use than generic ATK buffers like Liter or N102.

Gallery
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