Character Guides - Claire - Onslaught/Conquest/Heist preset - May 30, 2020
Deluge of Doom - Claire calls on a buff that causes 8 Waterjets that each inflict Attack x 1 damage and Knockdown every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. While Deluge of Doom is active, all of Claire's abilities heal her 5 HP on use and all of her cooldowns reset to 0 when the Waterjets unleash.
Claire's Onslaught/Conquest/Heist preset is a very ability-heavy and precision-focused build. Claire's goal is to use Throat Jab and/or Rainfall with her basic attacks to gain Extreme VERY quickly, and then use the timing of the Waterjets/zero cooldowns of this Extreme to deal high-damage precision strikes, all the while healing herself frequently with her abilities.
Claire REALLY requires precision here -- she needs to land Throat Jab/Knockdown for Extreme gains and she needs to keep track of the number of Waterjets in her Extreme in order to tell when she can start using her freshly-zeroed cooldowns to start gaining Extreme again when Deluge of Doom ends -- throwing out abilities at random for healing too close to the end can have Claire left with no abilities to build up to a new Deluge of Doom.
Claire has one of the most powerful offensive presets for Onslaught and Conquest -- a safer preset for massive offense than Knight's, but requiring a lot more precision than his all-enemy range abilities. Rainfall is safer than Throat Jab for building Extreme, so if one ability must be saved at Deluge of Doom's end to rebuild Extreme, save that one. When Deluge of Doom is active, always make sure Claire uses all 3 abilities between Waterjets -- this will net her a free 15 HP healed, aside from the defense debuffs and projectiles she will unleash.