May 17, 2019
CV: Tsuda Kenjirou
Role: Life Leech Rose, Fatal Youth
In the Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac’s (Tencent) mobile game, Pisces Aphrodite is called Aphro by Saint Seiya fans. His skills are all passive and he is very much capable of turning the tables.
Royal Demon Rose: Basic attack, 0 cost
Deals 40% (45%/50%/55%/60%) P.DMG to 1 enemy, and has a 90% chance to inflict Poison. Poison can stack up to five times, and reduces the target’s damage by 3% (6%/9%/12%). If a target is afflicted by Poison, it disappears if the target takes 2 actions without having another stack of Poison applied to them. Applying a new stack refreshes the duration.
Piranha Rose: Single-target attack, 0 cost
Attacks the target 3 times, each attack dealing 5% (7%/10%/12%/15%) P.DMG with a 30% (+Inflict Status Chance) chance to reduce the target’s P.DEF by 60% for two rounds.
Passive skill - Warrior of Beauty: Seventh Sense skill, 0 cost
If Aphrodite is the last Saint to act in a round, he will release a rose at a random enemy for each remaining point of energy. Uses Royal Demon Rose and Piranha Rose first. If the target is already affected by both of these, then he will cast a random Bloody Rose.
Bloody Rose: Single-target attack, 4 cost
Aphrodite pierces the enemy’s heart with a Bloody Rose. During the three following actions taken by that Saint, Aphrodite leeches HP equal to 70%/140%/210% (73%/146%/219%, 75%/150%/225%, 78%/156%/234%, 80%/160%/240%) of the damage dealt. If the target is affected by both Royal Demon Rose and Piranha Rose, then the Bloody Rose will leech HP equal to 220% (260%/300%/340%/380%) of the damage dealt at once.
Due to Aphrodite's unique skill set and his innate low SPD of 209, he is very reliant on his passives to deal AoE damage. His passives enable him to trigger the 4-cost Bloody Rose at no cost. On paper it seems as if Aphrodite is a non-energy reliant Saint, but it's rather the opposite, as his ability to deal damage is greatly diminished without abundant energy. If he survives until the final rounds of a battle, he is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Red: Physical Stone (P.ATK & P.DEF)
Yellow: Tenacity (P.DEF & HP)
Blue: Staunch (P.Crit Level)
Special Cosmo: King Giant (deal an additional 60% damage against targets with less than 40% HP)
Aphrodite is capable of dishing out extreme damage, and as he is required to act last for him to really shine, coupling him with the Special Cosmo ‘King Giant’ makes him even better at finishing enemy Saints. The King Giant’s main attribute is also P.ATK, which enhances his damage further.
Recommended lineup: Pisces Aphrodite + Wolf Nachi + Kiki + Crow Jamian + Cassios + Cepheus Daidalos
Aphrodite is a burst-type Saint who acts late in rounds, but also requires a certain amount of energy to be useful. That’s why we’ve chosen a combo for him which buffs his damage and doesn’t spend energy. This lineup should mainly be used when dealing with instances.
When you encounter Aphrodite, you have two options, the first of which is to burst down his energy generator, for example Kiki, as these are generally weak due to players spending resources on other Saints first. Your second option is to focus on him and burst him down. If he is allowed to survive until round three, then you'll be the first to know just how much burst damage Aphrodite is capable of dishing out.
Devotion to the Grand Pope (Cancer Deathmask): P.ATK +1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.
Color of a Rose (Ophiuchus Shaina, Eagle Marin, Chameleon June): P.ATK +1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.
Secluded Roses (Grand Pope): HP +1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.