May 18, 2019
CV: Kusunoki Taiten
Role: Great Horn, Single Target Nuke
In the Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Tencent) mobile game, Taurus Aldebaran is a tank/attacker. He has high single-target damage and is capable of reducing damage taken. Simply put, he is your typical melee character.
Steel Hands: Basic attack, 0 cost
Deals 100% (105%/110%/115%/120%) P.DMG to 1 enemy.
Great Horn: Single-target attack, 2 cost
Marks 1 enemy and charges up an attack for a whole round, dealing 410% (420%/430%/440%/450%) P.DMG. Also deals extra damage equal to 6% of his Max HP. The charge-up is canceled if Aldebaran is attacked 4 times.
Passive skill - Iaido Defense: 0 cost
Reduces Aldebaran’s damage taken by 5% (10%/15%/20%/25%). Renders him immune to all crowd controls while charging up his attack.
Huge Collision: Seventh Sense Awakening skill, single-target attack, 2 cost
Deals 280% (290%/300%/310%/320%) P.DMG to 1 enemy and increases his P.DEF and C.DEF by 50% for 3 rounds.
Aldebaran has two single-target attack skills and their damage multipliers are very high. But his attribute allocation is more tank focused. His real damage skill is Great Horn, which often requires the aid of supports to use properly. Or he can be used to last hit enemies when you have enough energy. As Great Horn requires one round to charge up, Aldebaran pairs very well with Luna, as she makes him capable of unleashing his Great Horn in one round.
Red: Physical Stone (P.ATK & P.DEF)
Yellow: Tenacity (P.DEF & HP)
Blue: New Moon (HP & SPD)
Special Cosmo: Chain of Hephaestus (deals an extra 40% damage against targets with more than 70% HP)
Coupling Chain of Hephaestus with a high damage single-target attacker makes for some nasty burst damage. Aldebaran is somewhat tank-oriented and his HP can be converted into attack. He has a base SPD of 280 and in a lineup with Luna, you can increase his SPD as much as you can. There is a HP bonus in PvP, so Aldebaran deals very high damage even without crit.
Recommended lineup: Taurus Aldebaran + Sextants Luna + Kiki + Eagle Marin + Cancer Deathmask + Saori
Aldebaran is often paired up with Luna as his main damage skill takes one round to charge up. The recommended lineup is rather versatile, but it does require three S-class Saints. Anyway, as long as Aldebaran and Luna remain in the lineup, all other slots can be switched out to other suitable Saints depending on your resources and requirements.
The main strategy is to max out Luna’s and Aldebaran’s SPD, and then instakill enemies. Saori should also have high SPD. The best strategy here is to for Saori to have the most SPD, that way she can dispel controls on Luna or Aldebaran. Luna should have the second most SPD and Aldebaran the least; all three should also be as close in SPD as possible. This makes it difficult for the enemy to interrupt the combo. After Aldebaran begins instakilling enemies, Deathmask can use this to his advantage to summon his ghosts. Even if Aldebaran gets focused down, Deathmask will most likely be strong enough to finish of the remaining enemies. For healer we picked Marin as she is great at keeping everyone at high health, making it more difficult for the enemy to one-shot your Saints.
There are two main ways of countering Aldebaran, the first is to quickly take Luna down. After which, if he charges up his Great Horn, you only have to attack him three times to interrupt it. The second way is to kill him before he uses his Great Horn. If he buffs himself with 50% extra P.DEF and C.DEF, he'll become an unbreakable bastion.
Protect the Twelve Temples (Aries Mu): P.ATK +1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.
Faithful Protector (Siren Sorrento, Athena Saori): HP +1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.
Profound Friendship (Aries Mu, Pegasus Seiya): P.ATK +1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.
Glimmering Gold (Cancer Deathmask, Capricorn Shura): HP +1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.