Character Spotlight: Ryker
Description: Inflicts a large amount of damage to enemies through percent-based damage, damage over times, and/or other damaging effects.
Base Stats (Max 90)
Cost: 85 AP
Effect: Deal 2 attacks of 375% Damage (750% Total) to one enemy. This character and up to 1 teammate get +120% Attack, which decreases by 60% each turn, for 2 turns.
Turn Count: 3
Effect: Stun one enemy for 1 turn. That enemy gets 50% Healing Reduction for 2 turns.
Effect: If this specialist attacks an enemy that has 20% of their max health or left the enemy is immediately killed.
3rd Slot Effect: When attacking, a better chance to double attack at 200% ATK.
Ryker is a double attack Alert Damage Dealer that has the potential to quickly and effectively kill enemies, while also providing opportunities for his own Damage dealing teammates:
Ryker’s Rush enables Ryker to attack twice, dealing 750% damage to a single enemy. Additionally, he provides himself and one other teammate +120% Attack bonus, which decreases by 60% each turn for 2 turns. This gives Ryker and 1 teammate the potential to burst down an enemy, even after Ryker has used his Rush. A simple but powerful combination that can quickly swing combat in your favor.
Since being able to recover or heal back damage dealt by Ryker can prove to be problematic, Ryker comes with an active skill that allows him to Stun an enemy for 1 turn and also apply a 50% Healing Reduction for 2 turns. You can leverage this active to either help take down a specific enemy, or use it to control another enemy to prevent aggressive counterplay.
Execution can be a quick and powerful way to take down an enemy. Since Ryker performs a double attack via his Rush and Weapon, he can more consistently trigger Execution as a result of putting an enemy under the 20% threshold with the first attack, and causing Execution to trigger on the following attacks. Leverage this Specialist skill to take down enemy characters that can Revive or who are higher threats to help prevent the enemy team from being able to slow down Ryker’s assault.
Ryker’s weapon comes with the chance to double attack at 200%. This provides Ryker the opportunity to trigger additional attacks, which synergizes with Execution.
Ryker is overall a strong Alert Damage character who leverages multi-attacks to not only deal a substantial amount of damage, but also help trigger Execution. His Active Skill helps him single out his targets and take them down with little resistance. Teaming Ryker up with other Execution or Decapitate characters can synergize well together when used effectively.
[6 Star] Synergistic Characters
Alert Erika - A solid leader that provides defenses and healing capabilities to the team. Erika is great for covering for Ryker’s weaker defenses or keeping Ryker alive so he can continue his onslaught.
Tough Andrea - As a Ranged Attack Team leader, Andrea is a great choice, since she provides bonus AP to ranged members when attacking, along with a +40% Attack bonus. This helps Ryker get his Rush off more quickly, as well as amplifying his kill potential.
Tough Morgan - Morgan and Ryker have the ability to play off each other, with each trying to get the killing blow. The pairing allows more flexibility in tactical decisions, with Morgan potentially being able to set up Ryker for a kill and vice versa. Each provide an Attack buff on their Rush as well, so there is potential for each to continue providing higher buffs as Ryker’s buff decreases.
Alert Lori - Lori is a great all-round Support character who can have a huge influence in Ryker’s capabilities. Her Rush can provide both Attack and Defense boosts, which can help sustain Ryker’s overall damage while waiting for his Rush to come online (giving a stronger Attack boost). Lori’s Active Skill also has a chance to give Ryker Focus for 2 turns, allowing Ryker to single out more protected enemies.
Tough Negan - Similar to Morgan, Negan can synergize with Ryker by leveraging each other’s damage and effects to help ensure an Execution trigger. Additionally, Negan’s Active Skill can stun an enemy for 2 turns, allowing for Negan and Ryker to potentially chain stun an enemy, allowing for more kill opportunities.
[6 Star] Team Compositions
Here are a few example Ryker teams to get your creativity flowing: