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"Sengoku Asuka Zero": Status Effects

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All allies have been granted an Elation buff, which slowly fills up their EX gauge

All allies have been granted an Elation buff, which slowly fills up their EX gauge

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 effect icons

Status effect icons

Status Effects

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.

StatusEffect

Bless

Regenerates the warrior's health over time

Burn

Damages the warrior over time

Charm

Causes the warrior to attack allies; cannot use skills or EX attack

Clone

Makes a copy of the warrior

Confuse

Makes the warrior have a chance to attack allies; cannot use skills or EX attack

Curse

Any healing received is converted to damage

Death

Instantly kills the target, regardless of remaining health

Elate

Slowly increases EX gauge

Ghost

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

Gloom

Slowly depletes EX gauge

Numb

Has a chance of preventing the warrior from attacking; can still use EX attack

Poison

Damages the warrior over time

Rebirth

Returns the warrior to the battlefield after death with a set amount of health

Resolve

When a warrior drops to 0 health, that warrior is healed to a certain amount of health instead of dying

Silence

Cannot use skills or EX attack

Sleep

Prevents the warrior for moving for a set time, but is broken when damage is taken

Stone

Prevents the warrior from moving for a time; cannot attack, use skills, or use EX attack

Toxin

Strongly damages the warrior over time

Charm is helpful to make your enemies attack each other, while Gloom slows the fill of an enemy's EX gauge. The skill Bat Wings clears the status effects on this warrior if skills are not blocked by Silence or Confusion. It also guards against Charm.

Charm is helpful to make your enemies attack each other, while Gloom slows the fill of an enemy's EX gauge. The skill Bat Wings clears the status effects on this warrior if skills are not blocked by Silence or Confusion. It also guards against Charm.

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.

StatusEffect

Blind

Decreases accuracy (ACC)

Focus

Increases accuracy (ACC)

Nimble

Increases evasion (EVA)

Pressure

Decreases evasion (EVA)

Slow

Decreases speed (SPD)

Swift

Increases speed (SPD)

This warrior can halve enemies' attack attribute with her EX attack, and her skills can Charm and Confuse.

This warrior can halve enemies' attack attribute with her EX attack, and her skills can Charm and Confuse.

Shields

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.

TypeEffect

Null shield

Prevents the warrior from taking any damage from the specified type of attack

Absorb shield

Heals the warrior upon receiving damage from the specified type of attack

Status guard

Prevents the warrior from being affected by the specified status effect; does not remove any status already affecting the warrior

Some levels have restrictions on status effects. The status effects listed will not affect enemies. Choose your warriors carefully.

Some levels have restrictions on status effects. The status effects listed will not affect enemies. Choose your warriors carefully.

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.