Description: Heals and buffs through direct heals, healing over time, Revive, or other beneficial effects for your teammates.
Base Stats (Max 90)
Cost: 76 AP
Effect: Revive 1 teammate with +50% of their max HP. Fully heal self. All other teammates get Elusive and regain up to +30% of their max HP for 2 turns.
Note: A character under the effect of Elusive won’t cause enemies to receive any AP from the damage it causes when attacking, and any enemy attacking a character under the Elusive effect won’t earn AP from their attack either.
Turn Count: 4
Effect: All teammates gain +35% AP.
Name: Guardian II
Effect: When this character performs a critical attack on an enemy, they will apply a damage negating shield on two allies with the lowest HP. The shield will remain active until it negates 1 incoming attack against these allies.
3rd Slot Effect: When being attacked, a better chance to gain +20% Bonus HP.
Holly is the first 6 star Tough Guardian II character to enter into TWD:RTS. Aside from providing her teammates Revive and Healing Over Time, her unique strength comes from her ability to dramatically influence AP generation of both teams, while also keeping herself alive:
Holly’s Rush provides some unique effects compared to other Medics in the game. Her Revive provides an initial 50% HP to the revived teammate, as well as an additional +30% healing over time to her teammates, which will cause the revived teammate to be restored to 80% upon being revived.
Additionally, Holly will fully restore her own HP when her Rush is used, as well as applying Elusive for 2 turns to her teammates. This is a powerful effect, since Elusive is a buff that prevents the enemy from generating AP either from attacking or being attacked by those buffed with Elusive. With the exception of Holly, your teammates will be empowered with this buff, making it difficult for your opponent to fight back, since there is currently no direct way to remove Elusive.
Note: Holly will not receive the Elusive or the +30% Healing Over Time effect from her own Rush. This part of the Rush only applies to her teammates (i.e. - “all other teammates”).
With the Rush providing Elusive to her team, Holly plays a mean “AP Disparity” game against the enemy team, and her Active skill certainly takes that strategy to the next level by providing +35% AP to her entire team (including herself). Given that Holly is likely to survive a barrage of attacks from the enemy (via her Rush and Special Weapon), this skill can really help turn the battle in your favor once available and empower your team to meaningfully counterattack.
Guardian II is a great Specialist Skill for any team, but with Holly being a Tough character (and the first 6 star Tough Guardian II), the amount of flexibility and utility she brings to a team really enables some additional layers to your team composition. Combine Holly with a Crit-boosting character to help her trigger Guardian II more frequently to prevent that oncoming damage for her teammates.
With Holly being such a big threat (especially on a Defense Team), it’s not surprising that your opponent will want to take down Holly as quickly as possible. While her Rush can reset your opponent’s progress after the fact, the Rush plays more of a late reactionary response. However, with Holly’s Special Weapon providing the chance to gain +20% Bonus HP when being attacked, Holly is quickly able to respond to her attacker via getting that extra layer of survivability during the opponent’s turn.
[6 Star] Synergistic Characters
When selecting a Leader to combine with Holly, some aspects to consider:
- Offense vs. Defense Team (e.g. - HP / DEF vs. ATK/AP Gain)
- Trait Team Combination (e.g. - Fast + Tough, Alert + Tough, etc.)
- Diversity of Rush Effects (e.g. - [Bonus HP + Defense] w/ [Elusive + HoT])
Fast + Tough
Alert + Tough
Strong + Tough
When selecting other Specialists to combine with Holly, some aspects to consider:
- Increasing AP Disparity (e.g. - Impair, Elusive)
- Defending Holly from Attacks (e.g. - Human Shield, Taunt)
- Removing Healing Reduction (e.g. - Recover All Penalties, Recover Healing Reduction)
- Active Revives (e.g. - Violet, Mackenzie)
[6 Star] Team Compositions
Here are a few example Holly teams to get your creativity flowing: