Character Guides - Cherry - Sample Builds - May 30, 2020

Body Field Effect

Role - Damage mitigation/prevention during Body Field Effect

Required Soul Triad trees to invest in - Pierce, Hyper Blade, Cutthrough

Optional Soul Triad trees to invest in - Bladecopter, Cover, Phantom Break, Dark Energy

Weapon - Archrip, Fuddle Blade, Excalibur or Lyra Buster

Cherry's overall damage-dealing capabilities are rather low to deal impressive Body Field Effect damage, but what she can do is use her Body abilities to help maintain the Body Field Effect, inflict Stun (Fuddle Blade) and Attack debuffs (Cutthrough/Dark Cut, Dark Energy, Fortify/Hold the Line from Cover tree/Excalibur) and protect allies from damage and death (Archrip, Cover, Power Surge, Phantom Break).

Of particular note, Cherry's Bladecopter fits right at home with the Body Field Effect, with its high damage, high kill rate for Attack Chopper activation, massive Stun time to survivors and invincibility for Cherry. Lyra Buster is a must if going this route.

Mind Field Effect

Role - Mind Field Effect maintainer

Required Soul Triad trees to invest in - Line Overdrive, Bladecopter

Optional Soul Triad trees to invest in - Phantom Break

Weapon - Lyra Buster

A more straightforward build with a lot of versatility, this build is meant to take advantage of Cherry's very low cooldown Line Overdrive (essentially one second during Mind Field Effect). As such, it is pretty much all Line Overdrive to keep the Field Effect maintained and is why the Lyra Buster is needed.

Since the Lyra Buster will be present, Bladecopter is a shoo-in. Phantom Break is always useful to have for extra healing/invincibility, even with the Mind Field Effect active.

Wind Siphon Field Effect

Role - Damage dealer and chaos creator

Required Soul Triad trees to invest in - Tornado, Phantom Break, Dark Energy

Optional Soul Triad trees to invest in - Any

Weapon - Hrunting

A rare case where Cherry is the main damage dealer. This needs full team support to work with, likely including Alberto and a Wind Elemental Weapon user to keep the Wind Field Effect going. Use all of Cherry's Wind Siphon abilities at any time they become available -- Tornados to boost damage and create Knockback zones, Dark Energy to debuff enemy Attack, Power Surge to heal, Phantom Break to heal/revive/protect and most importantly, Violent Gust to deal large damage with 5 seconds cooldown.

Also should be considered as a build if watching enemies fly every which way frequently from Violent Gust, Tornados and sudden random Wind Field Effect windbursts sounds enjoyable to watch.

Damage Mitigation

Role - Pure damage mitigation

Required Soul Triad trees to invest in - Cutthrough, Cover, Phantom Break, Dark Energy

Optional Soul Triad trees to invest in - None

Weapon - Archrip, Excalibur or Waller Longsword

The purpose of this sample build is to ignore Field Effect altogether and focus on Cherry's core strength -- protecting the party. Cover and Phantom Break keeps allies free of all damage, while Cutthrough and Dark Energy keep enemy Attack debuffed. The Cover tree also contains Hold the Line for Fortify, which Cherry can use to debuff Attack further.

A very versatile build that fits in with pretty well any party due to it having no allegiance or requirement to a specific Field Effect -- typically a build to aim for if an all-purpose tank is wanted.

Ice Brand

Role - Water Field Effect maintainer/influencer

Required Soul Triad trees to invest in - Phantom Break, Dark Energy

Optional Soul Triad trees to invest in - Any

Weapon - Ice Brand

As the name suggests, this build is pretty much just Cherry using the Ice Brand weapon to maintain/influence Field Effect for Water builds for Knight and Claire. While Phantom Break and Dark Energy are easy to apply and help Knight and Claire keep alive, avoid having Cherry use more than that -- this build is nothing more than support for Knight and Claire's powerful builds.