Description: Protects allies from enemy damage or other negative effects by redirecting enemy attacks to themselves, as well as providing defense buffs to themselves and/or teammates.
Base Stats (Max 90)
Cost: 85 AP
Effect: Deal 400% Damage to 2 enemies. This character and up to 2 teammates get +55% Defense for 2 turns and gain +45% Bonus HP.
Initial Cooldown: 3
Effect: Stun up to 3 enemies for 1 turn.
Name: Human Shield
Effect: If this specialist defends on their turn, all attacks from human enemies may only target them.
3rd Slot Effect: When being attacked, a better chance to regain 20% HP.
William is the new and improved Strong Human Shield designed to defend his teammates and hinder his enemies. Additionally, William’s Rush and Special Weapon provides that extra layer of survivability that is needed to withstand the damage output of the enemy team, along with his Active Skill giving an alternative approach to controlling those enemies:
Typically, especially on a Defense Team, Human Shield characters will use Human Shield almost every turn, except when the character’s Rush is available. William’s Rush is a great way to not only refresh is ability to absorb damage (via Defense and Bonus HP), but also provides that benefit to other members of the team. This allows William to more safely utilize his Rush while not jeopardizing the safety of his own team members.
William’s Active Skill allows him to Stun 3 enemies for 1 turn. This is a great effect for controlling the battle more directly, especially when using William on an Attack team. This active also helps fight against characters that have or utilize Focus (while William is on Attack or Defense), since Focus does not prevent Stun effects from occurring.
Human Shield is a powerful Specialist Skill that forces the enemy team to direct all actions at the character using Human Shield. This allows you to more efficiently protect your other team members from being killed, especially when combined with a second Human Shield character. With William’s Rush and Weapon Skill, William can really take a beating from oncoming attacks, making him take Human Shield to the next level.
This Weapon Skill provides a better chance for William to regain +20% HP when being attacked (similar to Holly’s Bonus HP weapon effect). This effect triggers before the damage is dealt to William, which can prove to be a lifesaver as William gets bombarded with attacks from the enemy team (due to Human Shield). Occasionally, William will regain almost all of his HP from this effect due to either the number of enemies attacking him, or when he is being attacked by characters with a multi-attack Rush.
[6 Star] Synergistic Characters
When selecting a Leader to combine with William, some aspects to consider:
- Team Trait Composition
When selecting other Specialists to combine with William, some aspects to consider:
- Additional Tanks / Human Shield
- Protective Effects / Buffs
[6 Star] Team Compositions
Here are a few example William teams to get your creativity flowing: