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Arbalest (Butcher's Circus)

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Disambig.png This article is about the Butcher's Circus version of the Arbalest. For the regular character, see Arbalest.
Disambig.png This article is about a hero in the Butcher's Circus. For the DLC, see The Butcher's Circus.
Arbalest
Arbalestportrait butcher.png
Base Stats & Resistences
MAX HP 38 Poptext stun.png Stun 10%
DODGE 5 Poptext move.png Move 50%
PROT 5% Poptext poison.png Blight 10%
ACC MOD +0 Poptext bleed.png Bleed 45%
CRIT 10.0% Poptext debuff.png Debuff 10%
DMG 8-14 Deathsdoor.png Death Blow 75%
Other information
Movement 0 forwards, 2 backwards.
Crit Buff Bonus +33% DMG vs Marked (3 rds)
Religious No


Combat Skills[edit | edit source]

(All buffs and debuffs last for 3 rounds unless otherwise specified.)

Sniper Shot
Sniper Shot.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
+25% 110 9% +50% DMG vs Marked
+13% CRIT vs Marked
+30% Death Blow Chance vs Marked
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Suppressing Fire
Suppressing Fire.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngGrey dot.pngRed dotr.pngRed dotl.png
-80% 110 -6%
Stress Stress +12

+25% Stress taken (100% base)
-25% Stress dealt (100% base)
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Sniper's Mark
Sniper's Mark.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Grey dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-100% 130 Mark Target (3 rds)
-30 DODGE (100% base)
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Bola
Bola.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Grey dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dotr.pngRed dotl.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
-50% 110 6% Knockback 1 (85% base) Back 1
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Blindfire
Blindfire.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.pngRed dot.png
-10% 80 4% Random Target
Bypass Stealth
Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None
Battlefield Bandage
Battlefield Bandage.png Rank Target Heal Effect Self
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngGrey dot.pngGrey dot.png
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
7-9 Cure Bleed
Further levels
Level 2 0 None None
Level 3 0 None None
Level 4 0 None None
Level 5 0 None None
Sound
None
Illuminating Flare
Rallying Flare.png Range Rank Target Damage Accuracy Crit mod Effect Self
Ranged
Yellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.pngYellow dot.png
Red dotr.pngRed dotlr.pngRed dotlr.pngRed dotl.png
-100% 110 Bypass/Remove Stealth

All Heroes:
Clear Stun
Clear Daze
Clear Marked Target
Clear Debuffs

Further levels
Level 2 Base 100 0 None None
Level 3 Base 100 0 None None
Level 4 Base 100 0 None None
Level 5 Base 100 0 None None
Sound
None

Tactical Analysis[edit | edit source]

Using an Arbalest[edit | edit source]

The Arbalest has various similarities to the Musketeer, but several skills have been modified to differentiate the two. Most notably, the Arbalest's Illuminating Flare is the one that erases Marks, Stuns, Dazes and Debuffs while the Musketeer's Skeet Shot provides Stress relief. Battlefield Bandage no longer improves healing received, but can cure Bleed to compensate. Suppressing Fire is separated from Smokescreen in that it can stress out enemy back ranks and reduce their Stress infliction efficacy, which makes her a good choice for countering Stress teams.

Due to the improved healing numbers on Battlefield Bandage and the reduced importance of healing in this game mode, some teams can use the Arbalest as the sole healer, taking a support role. Bandage and Flare are definite musts for keeping the party in shape and countering enemy Marks and Stuns. While the Arbalest still suffers from getting pulled forward, Bola can be employed to help reposition her and disrupt the enemy front lines.

Trinkets to improve accuracy and damage are best employed. Things like the Eagle Eye Talisman for combat effectiveness and Silver Syringe to improve Battle Bandage are recommended, and can be replaced with the Piercing Quarrel and Medic Fullplate respectively once unlocked. The Stabilizing Tiller is for specialized Mark teams as it greatly improves the Arbalest's efficiency against any Marked targets.

Fighting an Arbalest[edit | edit source]

If you're using a Mark team, be aware if the enemy Arbalest has Illuminating Flare as that can erase your Marks and force you to waste turns re-marking. Her Battlefield Bandage makes her almost as big a target as a Vestal, but bursting down troublesome targets can force the Arbalest to forgo attacking in order to keep someone out of Death's Door.

If you can, drag the Arbalest forward. This will shut down most of her functionality, including Bandage. Although she will commonly have Bola to return to position, this means she's effectively wasted a turn that could have gone into attacking or healing. If you can, you could try repositioning your party such that the person most under threat is at the very front of the formation where the Arbalest cannot reach, leaving the opponent with one less Deathblow opportunity.

DLC Exclusive Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Trinket Image Trinket Name Rarity Class
Restriction
Prestige Level Unlocked Effect Additional Notes
Inv trinket piercing quarrel.png
Piercing Quarrel Ringmaster Arbalest Prestige Level 26
  • +10% DMG Ranged Skills
  • +7% CRIT Ranged Skills
  • Armor Piercing: +20%


Inv trinket medic fullplate.png
Medic Fullplate Ringmaster Arbalest Prestige Level 30
  • +33% Healing Skills
  • +15% PROT
  • -15% Stress


Inv trinket stabilizing tiller.png
Stabilizing Tiller Ringmaster Arbalest Prestige Level 46
  • +15% DMG when acting Last
  • +12 ACC when acting Last
  • +15% DMG vs Marked
  • +5% CRIT vs Marked
  • Bypass Guard vs Marked


Inv trinket weighted bolas.png
Weighted Bolas Ringmaster Arbalest Prestige Level 54
  • +30% Move Skill Chance
  • +20% Debuff Skill Chance
  • +12 ACC




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Info Butcher's Circus
Heroes Abomination MiniScrollpip.png Antiquarian MiniScrollpip.png Arbalest MiniScrollpip.png Bounty Hunter MiniScrollpip.png Crusader MiniScrollpip.png FlagellantThe Crimson Court DLC MiniScrollpip.png Grave Robber MiniScrollpip.png Hellion MiniScrollpip.png Highwayman MiniScrollpip.png Houndmaster MiniScrollpip.png Jester MiniScrollpip.png Leper MiniScrollpip.png Man-at-Arms MiniScrollpip.png Musketeer Exclusive to The Musketeer DLC MiniScrollpip.png Occultist MiniScrollpip.png Plague Doctor MiniScrollpip.png ShieldbreakerExclusive to The Shieldbreaker DLC MiniScrollpip.png Vestal