Mode Gauge

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Mode Gauge[edit]

The Mode Gauge is a gauge that dictates the current Mode of a boss: Normal, Overdrive, or Break. The Mode Gauge is located below a boss's HP bar.

Normal State[edit]

Most bosses will start quests in Normal state. While in this state, the boss's Mode Gauge will fill up as damage is dealt to them. Once the Mode Gauge is full, the boss will transition into Overdrive state.

Gauge Inhibitor[edit]

Gauge Inhibitor will slow the rate at which the Mode Gauge fills, effectively delaying the transition to Overdrive.

Abilities[edit]

Name Might Value Adventurers with Ability Wyrmprints with Ability Dragons with Ability Weapons with Ability
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Inhibitor +15% 20 - - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Inhibitor +20% 40 - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Inhibitor +25% 60 - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Inhibitor +30% 80 - - -

Overdrive State[edit]

Overdrive

When Overdrive state starts, all afflictions on the boss will be cleansed, and a light-blue effect will appear around the boss. The boss's strength and defense will be increased, and they will usually use new, stronger attacks while in Overdrive state. The exact changes to strength, defense, and skillset will vary by boss.

Dealing damage to the boss will now deplete the Mode Gauge instead, and once it is empty, the boss will enter Break state.

Most force strikes will have high "OD Modifiers", which will increase the rate at which the Mode Gauge decreases.

Punishers[edit]

The following effects will deal more damage to a boss that is in Overdrive state.

Abilities[edit]

Name Might Value Adventurers with Ability Wyrmprints with Ability Dragons with Ability Weapons with Ability
Icon Ability 1010010.png (Element) Overdrive Punisher +65% 0 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png (Element) Overdrive Punisher +30% 0 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png (Light) Overdrive Punisher +20% 0 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png (Light) Overdrive Punisher +25% 0 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png (Water) Overdrive Punisher +40% 0 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png (Water) Overdrive Punisher +60% 0 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png Overdrive Punisher +10% 80 - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png Overdrive Punisher +12% 90 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png Overdrive Punisher +13% 100 - - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png Overdrive Punisher +15% 120 - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png Overdrive Punisher +5% 40 - -
Icon Ability 1010010.png Overdrive Punisher +8% 60 - -
Icon Ability 1020031.png Ruthless Ignition I 80 - - -
Icon Ability 1020031.png Ruthless Ignition II 100 - - -

Co-Abilities[edit]

Name Might Value Adventurers with Co-Ability
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator IV 160
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator V 200
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator VI 240
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator VII 280
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator VIII 320

Gauge Accelerator[edit]

Gauge Accelerator increases the rate at which the Mode Gauge decreases, effectively speeding up the process of transitioning to Break state.

Abilities[edit]

Name Might Value Adventurers with Ability Wyrmprints with Ability Dragons with Ability Weapons with Ability
Icon Ability 1010120.png Know Thine Enemy I 80 - - -
Icon Ability 1010120.png Know Thine Enemy II 100 - - -
Icon Ability 1010156.png Clockwork Creature I 80 - - -
Icon Ability 1010156.png Clockwork Creature II 100 - - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Cultured Flower 120 - - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +15% 20 - - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +20% 40 - - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +25% 60 - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +30% 80 - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +35% 100 - -
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +40% 110 - - -

Co-Abilities[edit]

Name Might Value Adventurers with Co-Ability
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator IV 160
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator V 200
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator VI 240
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator VII 280
Icon Ability 1010016.png Overdrive Punisher & Gauge Accelerator VIII 320
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +12% 170
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +14% 200
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +16% 230
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +18% 260
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +20% 320
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +4% 50
Icon Ability 1020013.png Gauge Accelerator +8% 110

Gauge Decelerator[edit]

Gauge Decelerator decreases the rate at which the Mode Gauge decreases, effectively delaying the transition to Break state.

Abilities[edit]

Name Might Value Adventurers with Ability Wyrmprints with Ability Dragons with Ability Weapons with Ability
Icon Ability 1020004.png (Flame) Striking Haste I & Gauge Decelerator +30% 0 - - -
Icon Ability 1020004.png (Flame) Striking Haste II & Gauge Decelerator +30% 0 - - -

Break State[edit]

Break

During Break state, the boss gets a dark-blue hue and will lay on the ground for a few moments. Their defense will be significantly reduced, allowing an opportunity to deal large amounts of damage. After a set amount of time, the boss will get back up and transition to Normal state. The exact amount of time that Break state lasts will vary by boss.

  • During Icon EnemyAbility 0034.png Berserk in Legend difficulty of The Agito Uprising, the boss will transition from Break directly into Overdrive once again, skipping Normal state entirely.

Punishers[edit]

The following effects will deal altered damage to a boss that is in Break state.

Usually this amounts to increased damage, however some effects will decrease the damage dealt instead:

Skills[edit]

Name Adventurers with Skill Weapons with Skill Dragons with Skill
Icon Skill 020.png Blazing StrikeLv. 2: Deals 1 hit of 1078% and 1 hit of 1470% flame damage to enemies directly ahead, and inflicts scorchrend for 21 seconds - dealing 41.6% flame damage every 2.9 seconds - with 120% chance. Enemies in break state take 1 hit of 808.5% and 1 hit of 1102.5% flame damage instead.
If the user is targeting an enemy and not using a skill when their remaining shapeshift time runs out, this skill will be used automatically, regardless of whether or not the skill gauge is filled. [30 SP]
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Icon Skill 089.png Crisis EdgeLv. 4: Deals 3 hits of 202% shadow damage to the target, and reduces their defense by 5% for 15 seconds. This defense reduction will not stack.

For 3 seconds after activating this skill (including skill animation), it will be possible to trigger a "Skill Chain." Using Crisis Edge during this window will make it deal 3 hits of 202% and 1 hit of 485% shadow damage to enemies directly ahead. Foes with reduced defense take 3 hits of 222.2% and 1 hit of 533.5% shadow damage instead. When chained Crisis Edge does NOT decrease defense.

Furthermore, if the target has a buff or is in break state when using Umbral Erasure, this will also result in a "Skill Chain", altering the effects of Crisis Edge if it is used during the "Skill Chain" window, depending on which condition is met:

1. If the target had a buff: this skill will dispel one buff from them, and deal 3 hits of 202% and 1 hit of 495% shadow damage. Foes with reduced defense take 3 hits of 202% and 1 hit of 544.5% shadow damage instead.

2. If the target was in break state: this skill will deal 3 hits of 245% and 1 hit of 668% shadow damage. Broken enemies will take 3 hits of 367.5% and 1 hit of 1002% shadow damage instead.

If an enemy meets both of the above conditions, condition one will be prioritized. [1129 SP]
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Icon Skill 027.png Doomsday EclipseLv. 2: Deals 8 hits of 300% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Enemies in break state take 8 hits of 225% shadow damage instead.
If the user is targeting an enemy and not using a skill when their remaining shapeshift time runs out, this skill will be used automatically, regardless of whether or not the skill gauge is filled. [30 SP]
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Icon Skill 020.png Silent ReaperLv. 2: Deals 3 hits of 182% and 1 hit of 362% shadow damage to the target and nearby enemies. Against broken foes, it deals 3 hits of 364% and 1 hit of 724% shadow damage instead. [4925 SP] - -
Icon Skill 092.png Umbral ErasureLv. 3: Deals 1 hit of 553% shadow damage to the target, and inflicts poison for 15 seconds - dealing 58.2% shadow damage every 2.9 seconds - with 120% base chance.

For 3 seconds after activating this skill (including skill animation), it will be possible to trigger a "Skill Chain". Using Umbral Erasure during this window will make it deal 1 hit of 553% and 1 hit of 442% shadow damage to the target. Poisoned foes take 1 hit of 608.3% and 1 hit of 486.2% shadow damage instead. When chained Umbral Erasure does NOT poison.

Furthermore, if the target has a buff or is in break state when using Crisis Edge, this will also result in a "Skill Chain", altering the effects of Umbral Erasure if it is used during the "Skill Chain" window, depending on which condition is met:

1. If the target had a buff: this skill will dispel one buff from them, and deal 1 hit of 553% and 1 hit of 452% shadow damage. Poisoned foes take 1 hit of 553% and 1 hit of 497.2% shadow damage instead.

2. If the target was in break state: this skill will deal 2 hits of 658% shadow damage. Broken enemies will take 2 hits of 987% shadow damage instead.

If an enemy meets both of the above conditions, condition one will be prioritized. [1129 SP]
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Abilities[edit]

Name Might Value Adventurers with Ability Wyrmprints with Ability Dragons with Ability Weapons with Ability
Icon Ability 1010009.png (Wind) Broken Punisher +15% 20 - - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png (Wind) Broken Punisher +20% 40 - - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png (Wind) Broken Punisher +25% 50 - - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png Broken Punisher +10% 20 - - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png Broken Punisher +15% 40 - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png Broken Punisher +20% 60 - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png Broken Punisher +25% 80 - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png Broken Punisher +30% 100 - -
Icon Ability 1010009.png Broken Punisher +35% 120 - - -
Icon Ability 1010129.png Squeaky Scramble I 80 - - -
Icon Ability 1010129.png Squeaky Scramble II 100 - - -
Icon Ability 1020033.png Great Sword Expertise +1 80 - - -
Icon Ability 1020033.png Great Sword Expertise +2 100 - - -

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