As teased on the back cover of Weekly Shounen Jump and previously announced, Gawain’s Final Limit Break is finally here. Let’s take a closer look at him.
An arrogant knight who thinks himself to be the best in the world. In the past, confident in his own strength, he challenged a mage to a battle. However, as a warning to him about his overconfidence, the mage cast a curse on his armour.
“Go and help people. Once you fix your arrogance, the curse will undo itself.”
Obeying those words, Gawain began to wander the world to remove the curse. On the surface, it looks like he’s a good person, but inside, he’s still just an overconfident youth.
Let’s take a look at Gawain’s current abilities.
|Fracture||Inflicts Wind Damage upon an enemy / Reduces enemy attack
[Gets upgraded at Lv 55]
Cooldown: 7 Turns. Duration: 180 seconds.
|Rebellion||Inflicts Wind Damage upon an enemy.
◆ The lower your party’s HP is, the more damage it does
[Gets upgraded at Lv 75]
Cooldown: 5 Turns.
|Noblesse Oblige||Reduces damage taken by allies by 60%
Cooldown: 6 Turns. Duration: 1 Turn.
|Flash Flurry||Wind Damage (Extra Large)|
|Use It or Lose It||Raises Gawain’s Defence.|
He’s rare defensive wind character, and his Noblesse Oblige ability is the highest party-wide damage cut that any character has. Once he is upgraded, he will become even more indispensible in a wind party!
Once you limit break him…
His Super Attack Damage receives a damage boost and a spanking new animation. It also bestows Barrier on your party.
At Lv 90…
Fracture gets further upgraded. The damage inflicted is increased, and the Attack Down effect is enhanced. Finally, the cooldown is also reduced to 6 turns.
At Lv 95…
Gawain get’s a new support ability.
|Noble Guardian||Reduces Earth Damage taken by allies.|
This is a reduction, not a cut, so it gets applied to the final damage amount. It’s similar to Limited Io’s Crystal Veil ability.
Upon clearing the Fate Episode that appears at Lv 100…
Noblesse Oblige gets upgraded to give a 70% damage cut, making it as strong as Phalanx III! The cooldown is also reduced to 5 turns.
Unrelated to Gawain, FKHR also made some announcements about future improvements, likely as a direct response to the backlash from the recent anti-cheat countermeasures implemented. In particular, he’s mentioned that the following features will be implemented:
- Ability Queue.
- Expanded Pagination.
- Super Attack Animation Skip.
- Reworking of the Recommended Quests (in particular the display of Multi-Battle Quests).
- Selecting more than 20 when upgrading
- and more…
They expect the Super Attack Skip function to greatly affect gameplay, so they will take their time implementing it. But other than that, the other functions should all be implemented during summer. Should.