Cannot use the Evade command in battle.
With a defense stat unrivalled by any other character, Kyoko is the ultimate tank boasting the highest defense in the entire game. Sharing many similarities with, Kyoko acts as a fortress, able to shrug off most combat damage with high defense rolls. At the very minimum, Kyoko will always roll at least a 4 for defense and a 9 at maximum without any battle cards adjusting her stats. As a result, Kyoko is able to absorb large amounts of punishment and even survive most opponent's Hyper cards if the player rolls well. Plus if the player does choose to use battle cards to increase Kyoko's defense like and , Kyoko defense becomes almost impossible to penetrate, even from Hyper cards such as and .
Unlikehowever, Kyoko's main drawback is that she often is attacked often, rather than left alone, as a result of her passive ability. As Kyoko cannot evade in any scenario, she cannot avoid taking at least 1 damage from every combat, even to avoid an opponent's attack roll of 1. As result, her survivability is substantially reduced: Even with perfect rolls, 5 battles will always end in her being KO'd, panels are hazardous as they will quickly chip away at Kyoko's average health stat, and with her below average attack stat she is often not seen as a threat to pursuing opponents. Kyoko's Hyper can also be seen as a disadvantage in some ways, as it is not offensive, meaning that there is no plausible way for Kyoko to fight well or KO opponents quickly- she can only absorb damage with little chance of dealing much back.
Unlock Info[edit source]
- Automatically unlocked if DLC 5 is owned.
- +Highest DEF stat in the game
- +Plays at her own pace
- +Hyper has 3 stocks
- -Unable to evade attacks
- -Extremely poor combat ability: will eventually be whittled down
- -Reliant on healing cards
- -Relatively unable to rebound from difficult scenarios or reclaim stolen stars
- -Very susceptible to
Kyoko's Hyper is Crystal Barrier. When used, the user is given 3 stock of the effect. The Hyper will negate any trap, battle, or drop panel, but at the cost of taking 1 damage.
Crystal Barrier has one main objective: protecting the player from everything. As the Hyper has a low level requirement and relatively cheap price, Kyoko can begin protecting herself very early in the game, giving her an edge against aggressive opponents.
The barrier created by the Hyper has 3 stocks and protects against any form of damage or danger, which makes it very versatile in usage. The Hyper can be used for multiple purposes such as protecting Kyoko during the Battlefield Event, from boards littered by numerous traps, and from attacks if swarmed by enemies. The Hyper can be be best used, however, when Kyoko has low HP. As the hyper costs 1 damage, it can be used like QP's to purposely KO Kyoko without losing any stars.The main downside to the Hyper is that it is not incredibly effective during the late game. As is common with other tank characters, multiple opponents will likely target Kyoko during the closing turns of the game which will likely burn through the barrier fast. If the player is unfortunate enough to roll on too many , , panels, or be on a board with the field event, the effect will quickly be wasted.
- Playing As Kyoko
- Health is the best friend of Kyoko, as she cannot evade a single attack. As a result cards such as , , and are essential for the player's success.
- Battle cards such as and can also be used to prevent Kyoko's health from depleting, however the latter should be used sparingly given the price.
- While Kyoko's Hyper is not required for success, it is generally advised the player brings and to help the player find a Hyper. This is to combat players who target Kyoko excessively. They Hyper also may be necessary on boards with and for survival.
- Although is relatively cheap, can still be useful since every star counts, especially for defense characters like Kyoko.
- Playing Against Kyoko
- Persistence is the best counter to Kyoko. Since Kyoko can only survive 4 attacks at maximum without healing cards and possess no ability to evade, the player should attack Kyoko often to deplete her health quickly. By doing this the opponent will either be KO'd or be forced to spend 20 stars and use . Either outcome will cause star lost for the opponent.
- is deadly against Kyoko as it will turn her DEF stat to -3 and giver her a powerful evade stat she can't use. As a result, the opponent will only be able to roll 3 or lower for defense without assistance, likely resulting in a KO.
- Traps in general are useful against Kyoko since they can hurt her health or stars and make her lose her cards.
- has the potential to be devastating to Kyoko. Opponents using Kyoko will generally be carrying healing cards and Hyper cards, thus a card that causes them to lose their entire hand can make them lose their "back up" plan for damage.
Recommended Cards[edit source]
Counter Cards[edit source]
|A Cool Beauty||Play 10 games as Kyoko.|
|Total Barrier||Complete a game as Kyoko without being KO'd in battle.|
|You Call That a Trap?||Win a match as Kyoko without ever succumbing to the effects of a trap.|