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Sengoku Asuka ZERO is a mobile gacha RPG set in the Sengoku period of Japan, in which you recruit, train, and promote samurai women to fight enemies and progress through a story about good, evil, and friendship. An important but poorly explained aspect of this game is status effects. These are status changes to ally or enemy warriors that may give them a boost or hinder them. Status changes occur as the result of warrior skills or EX attacks. You can read about what status effects your warriors inflict by looking on their profile. When you have the chance to teach your warriors new skills at levels 11, 51, and 71, you will want to make sure that these skills inflict optimal status effects depending on how and where you use the warriors. Certain high level missions, such as those for the Realm of Souls, have status effect restrictions that make choosing warriors with the right status effects more important than ever.
Status effects are generally shown as a small, round icon to the left of your warrior when they are active. The following table describes what effects these statuses have on warriors.
Regenerates the warrior's health over time
Damages the warrior over time
Causes the warrior to attack allies; cannot use skills or EX attack
Makes a copy of the warrior
Makes the warrior have a chance to attack allies; cannot use skills or EX attack
Any healing received is converted to damage
Instantly kills the target, regardless of remaining health
Slowly increases EX gauge
Makes the warrior invisible; can still attack and use skills and cannot be damaged by enemies unless they use skills or EX attacks that explicitly damage ghosts
Slowly depletes EX gauge
Has a chance of preventing the warrior from attacking; can still use EX attack
Damages the warrior over time
Returns the warrior to the battlefield after death with a set amount of health
When a warrior drops to 0 health, that warrior is healed to a certain amount of health instead of dying
Cannot use skills or EX attack
Prevents the warrior for moving for a set time, but is broken when damage is taken
Prevents the warrior from moving for a time; cannot attack, use skills, or use EX attack
Strongly damages the warrior over time
Attribute Status Effects
Some status changes affect a warrior's attributes. Oftentimes this is described explicitly (for example, ATK up), but other times, one of the words in the following table is used instead. These attribute changes are temporary and will sometimes be displayed in words when they activate as well as in a status effect icon.
Decreases accuracy (ACC)
Increases accuracy (ACC)
Increases evasion (EVA)
Decreases evasion (EVA)
Decreases speed (SPD)
Increases speed (SPD)
Shields can be incredibly helpful if you know in advance what type of enemies you will be up against. This is most common during Raids. For instance, if you are fighting a Slash boss, such as Matsunaga Hisahide or Akechi Mitsuhide, bring along a warrior that can grant a Slash-null shield to your team. This will prevent your warriors from getting hurt while you dish out the damage. The types of shields are displayed in the table below. Some prevent taking damage, while others block status effects.
Prevents the warrior from taking any damage from the specified type of attack
Heals the warrior upon receiving damage from the specified type of attack
Prevents the warrior from being affected by the specified status effect; does not remove any status already affecting the warrior
How long do status effects last?
Status effects are temporary and sometimes last longer than others. They will usually disappear at the end of a wave, so if you have them in wave 1/3, they will not remain in effect on wave 2/3. For that reason, you should be strategic about when you use certain EX attacks. Elation at the end of a wave will not do you any good for future waves. This is not true for Raids, where status effects do carry over from one attempt to the next, provided your warrior survives an attempt.