Hello everyone! Welcome to yet another Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag Banner Reviews for August 2020! 4th anniversary is around the corner, but will be discussed in next month’s banner reviews. Without further ado, let’s get straight into it.
Summer Brings the Roaring Waves Part 2
For the first banner of this month we got Asuna, Leafa, and Yukki in swimsuits. Asuna is a water rapier user, Yukki is a water dagger user, and Leafa is a water lance user. They have Atk up for combo barrier, Crit with SS3, and Cancel Burns with Skill slots. They also have Atk up for crossing skill (can use an additional attack with only themselves). Finally, they have an auto parry, but it’s not listed in the banner preview. (They have it in the banner details, however).
For the second banner of this month, we got Goddess Sinon using a sniper rifle. Sinon is a water sniper user. She has MP recover for combo partner. Limit Break gives less MP usage for her SS3, and a new skill: Additional Attack+. As the name says, it gives more damage and combo hits with additional attacks. (Talking about additional attacks, she can be used with other water units, and Kirito)! She has MP Link for her crossing skill. This seems to be the running theme, as she also has auto parry. (This is on the banner info page).
Enduring Bonds: Rosario of Awakening
For the last banner of this month, we get the JP Anime Release Special for Asuna and Yukki from Season 3. Asuna is a dark rapier user, and Yukki is a dark sword user. They have Atk up for combo and HP recovery for party members. Max Limit Break gives Atk up, and gets Cancel Poison in Skill slot. They can use an additional attack with each other and dark units. They also have MP Link for crossing skill, and an auto parry.
My Placement for Character Banners:
- Summer Brings the Roaring Waves Part 2
- Enduring Bonds: Rasario of Awakening
- Gun-Wielding Goddess
Summer Brings the Roaring Waves Part 2
The reason why is that barrier is still one of the best skills in the game, while first and second place placements are actually due to both banners having Atk up for combo partner. Another reason for first is due to the fact they do more DPS with Crit with SS3 in the skill slot. Aside from that, the new cancel skills are interesting but are not necessary, especially for this banner. Your main goal is NOT to get hit. It doesn’t synergize with barrier at all so why? On the other hand, healing synergizes well with the new skills.
Enduring Bonds: Rasario of Awakening
Enduring Bonds: Rasaria of Awakening is in second place due to Atk up for combo partner and the Cancel skill synergizing well with healing. This banner would be in first– if it wasn’t for the fact that they don’t have barrier. The only issue for this, and last place’s banner is that they have at least one skill blocked by Limit Breaking (which most FTP won’t get… unless they prioritize max limit breaking one of these units).
Gun-Wielding Goddess is in last place due to having the worst skill set this month. While her skills and stats try to go for a possibly high DPS, the other 2 banners do overall better DPS than her. Don’t underestimate Atk up combo for partner.
Thoughts on August banners
This month is a full pass for me, on top of the 4th anniversary around the corner (in a few days of writing this article). Honestly, a wait for most players due to the 4th anniversary. You can tell that they just wanted to experiment on these banners just because literally next month they will be mostly outdated due to the new mechanics being introduced. These new mechanics and banners will be gone over for next month’s banner reviews!
That is All for Today!
Hopefully, you guys did enjoy reading the article! I hope this helps you decide what to go for! Aside from that, I am zekam11. Be safe, be healthy, and have a nice day!
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