[ToS] [News] Patch 7.3 Changes and Big Bang SM Stage Preview Article Translations and Information :3

This will mainly be a translation post regarding the 7.3 patch that was released on 24th Nov (Monday) and the upcoming Big Bang SM stage on 29th Nov (Sat) for Tower of Saviors.

Note:
– All information about new features or cards and abilities are extracted from the news articles online. My input will only be deductions or guesses built upon those information.
– As with all translations, info may be lost or changed to a certain extent. This is mainly due to the fact that for the majority of the info, only a 1-sentence description has been provided in the article without video evidence of how detailed mechanics work. Thus, certain deductions have to be made on vague descriptions.
– The main article or source will be linked at the bottom of the post.
– Sources which were written in English and do not need to be translated will only be linked.

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BIG BANG SM Stage!

Even before the Big Band members return, this new SM stage will arrive on 29th Nov 2014, featuring a new Dark converter card that boosts the power of Big Bang PR cards.

New mechanism: frozen runes.
New mechanism: frozen runes.
New mechanism: unknown. Described to work similar to weathered runes, but with a twist ._.
New mechanism: unknown. Described to work similar to weathered runes, but with a twist ._.
New SM card! Seems to be a pretty useful card overall :)
New SM card! Seems to be a pretty useful card overall 🙂

Leader ability: Human Attack 200%.

Active ability: Dark version of Pisces/Domon, converting any rune (Hearts get converted away first) into Dark based on the number of turns since it’s last used.

Converts 5 runes into Dark!
Converts 5 runes into Dark!
Due to the flexibility and general usefulness of this kind of converting ability, he can fit into almost any Dark team.
Due to the flexibility and general usefulness of this kind of converting ability, he can fit into almost any Dark team.
A team bonus of 2x Attack for this SM leader and 7* Big Bang PR members!
A team bonus of 2x Attack for this SM leader and 7* Big Bang PR members!

So… you might immediately ask why the leader and GD in one of the previous screenshots did not have a x2 Attack. It’s cos that GD is 6*, not the PRed one. If you want to have a look at the real deal, scroll down and watch the video ^^

 

Fixed Cyborg Scholars Issues…

Now, if a merged Cyborg Scholar performs an attack, it will perform an additional one (~10% damage) after the first. This is probably to negate massive handicaps for teams who use merging cards when facing opponents that receive 1 damage per hit.

Not exactly 10% here, cos of monster armor.
Not exactly 10% here, cos of monster armor.

If you use a merged Cyborg Scholar as leader, the leader ability requires only 1 more of the other race (instead of the usual 2) for the multiplier to be triggered. If your ally is also a Cyborg Scholar, leader ability also changes. In short, you just need to bring along the transforming ingredient, along with another one of the OTHER race (the ones stated in the ability, other than Human) to enjoy the multiplier!

 

The Official Video

This video demonstrates the new SM boss as leader, while having 7* GD as an additional converter, and to trigger that x2 Big Bang Attack multiplier.

IMO, it is essential to trigger this additional team multiplier, since the leader ability’s 200% Human Attack multiplier is honestly not very strong. In this case, 2 members will have 400% (before PKoE multiplier), and if you build a rainbow Big Bang team, it could very well work out well! However, all Big Bang members are converters for their own class, so their actives do not synergize well with one another. Given that the SM boss is a Dark converter, I would recommend fitting him into a Dark mono or Dark focused team like the one in the video. Why the producer brought PKoE is puzzling, since the PRed leader ability is still not attractive, but it could either be to publicize him, or that the stage involved requires more than 1 armor-ignoring ability (Midgley provides one already). If not, a Daji works as an ally, since she’s Dark (although she does not receive the 200% Human bonus, it doesn’t matter. Other color Norses have been using her to great success anyways.

Another point to note would be the restriction of using as many Humans as possible… There really aren’t many Dark Humans to begin with, and most of what is useful are shown in the video. Cassandra is a likely candidate but adds too much risk and difficulty. If built well, I would estimate this team’s burst potential to be around that of Dark Norse, but with somewhat weaker converters. If you have difficulty getting a Loki, definitely try to get your hands on this boss!

 

Sources:
Forum post of November 24th news article.

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