21/06 SEA Patch Notes - Rearm Orca!Published Tuesday, 21 June 2022
After a few dead weeks, now we're getting new stuff back-to-back and this time it is Rearm Orca!
12/06 SEA Patch Notes
[Employee] Orca is available for rearmament!
[Chat] 1:1 Chat is unlocked! You can chat with friends in the game now!
[Operation] A new event episode: Rebuilding the Octaseal Domain is coming!
[Attendance] Company Reinforcement Season Punch In! (2022-06-22~2022-07-06 04:00)
[Mission] Added a total login Emblem mission.
[Recruit] Classified Recruitment—Evolved One Probability UP!
[Recruit] Normal Recruitment—Orca & Shena Probability UP!
[Recruit] Operator Recruitment—Lee Sooyeon & Anastasia Probability UP!
[Shop] Added New Limited Recruitment Package, New Limited Recruitment & Quartz Package, New Limited Level-up Package, New Limited Limit Break Package, New Limited Skill Package, New Limited Antagonist's Gear Package & New Limited Awakened Employee Selection Coupon! (The new limited packages can only be purchased by accounts registered within 30 days.)
[Shop] Added #3 Activity Pledge Package. Complete mission to get Quartz and SSR furniture!
[Shop] Added Assorted Enhancement Module Package & T6 Sc. Gear Set Option Selection Package I, II, III.
[Danger Close] New Raid Season Starts! (June 22 – July 20)
There are also various bug fixes and buffs to Dracasia, Shena, and Estaque.
New Rearm - Abyssal Ravage Orca
Rearmed Orca has one of the best HP, ATK stats for a (used to be, technically still) 3-cost employee, performing better than some of the awakened units. Her damage output is easily top tier in any content where her passive works, and her HP pool is massive on top of the 5% self-healing she gets from taking damage, making her a dealer/offtank hybrid monster in PvE.
In PVP, she sat at the top of the tier list since the day she was released, but recently she was nerfed. Her deployment cost was increased from 3 to 4 and also, her passive healing is the same in PVP as in PVE. This was enough to drop her down a tier as she's now competing with other 4-cost Strikers for the cost - while she recovers 1 deployment cost if she's set as a Leader, that's not always possible due to bans or other employees working better as the leader of the team.
Overall, she's up there with Xiao Lin and Esterosa Rearms as one of the employees to Rearm first for PvE players, but for PvP, she's no longer a priority.
Should you rearm her? YES!
Here's her full art:
You can check the balance changes here: Special Q&A about balance