Black Vise

black-viseINFORMATION

FROM:

  • ACCEL WORLD

AFFILIATION:

  • ACCELERATION RESEARCH SOCIETY

SPECIAL ABILITY:

  • ACCELERATION

MAIN ELEMENT:

  • NONE

ROLE:

  • TANK
  • RANGED ATTACKER

UNLOCK:

  • Clear Story. Purchase in BP Shop


~SPECIAL MOVES~

 

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 NAME

 DESCRIPTION

 SP-combo2  Shadow Lurker  Combo Attack. Vise disappears into the ground. In his place, a whirlpool of rotating plates appear which damage enemies multiple times.

  • GAUGE COST: 250
 SP-rushing4  Octahedral Isolation  Rushing Attack. Compresses Black Vise into an Octagon. He then proceeds to spin violently over a wide area damaging enemies within range.

  • GAUGE COST: 400

 

 ~INCARNATE SKILLS~

 

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 NAME

 DESCRIPTION

 I-projectile1  Static Pressure  Projectile Attack. Crushes the target between two large square plates.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 I-projectile2  Unilateral Dart  Projectile Attack. Fires several plates at the target in rapid succession.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 I-projectile3  Hexahedral Compression  Projectile Attack. Compresses the target into a huge cube. Then detonates the cube while the target is still trapped inside.

  • COOLDOWN: 15

 

 ~HEALING & BUFFS~

 

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 NAME

 DESCRIPTION

 cocktail  Deceleration  Increases Self Defense. Decreases Self Movement Speed. Also become fully invisible. Unable to be seen on the mini-map or locked onto. Any action other than movement cancels the invisibility.

  • Defense Increase:
    • Lv1 = 33%
    • Lv500 = 55%
    • Lv1000 = 78%
  • Movement Speed Decrease: 50%
  • Duration:
    • Lv1 = 30 Seconds
    • Lv500 = 60 Seconds
    • Lv1000 = 90 Seconds
  • COOLDOWN: 180 Seconds
 DefUPAtkDOWN  Complete Rejection  Increases Self Resistance to attacks of all attributes. Decreases Self Attack.

  • All Resistance Attributes Increase:
    • Lv1 = 33%
    • Lv500 = 50%
    • Lv1000 = 67%
  • Attack Decrease: 50%
  • Duration:
    • Lv1 = 20 Seconds
    • Lv500 = 40 Seconds
    • Lv1000 = 60 Seconds
  • COOLDOWN: 180 Seconds

 

 ~PASSIVE SKILLS~

 

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  NAME

  DESCRIPTION

 Neo Acceleration  Allows the use of faster Accel Move & Super Jump techniques.
 Shadow Arts  Black Vise’s unique fighting style.
 Increase Status Ailment Recovery  Increases the rate of recovery from bad statuses by 20%.
 Stamina Saver  Reduces the cost of stamina based actions by 20%.
 Increase Critical Rate  Increases the probability of landing a critical strike by 20%.
 Increase Special Gauge  Increases Max Special Gauge by 10%.
 Increase Special Gauge Regeneration  Increases the rate of gaining Special Gauge by 10%.
 Cooldown Time Decrease  Decreases the cooldown time of Sword Skills & Special Moves by 10%.
 Increase HP  Increases Max HP by 10%.
 Increase Down Resistance  Increases resistance to DOWN and Stagger status ailments.
 Increase Physical Defense  Decrease amount of damage received by physical attacks by 10%.
 Increase Attack  Increases physical damage dealt by weapons by 10%.
 Switch Boost  Increases the power of Switch by 10%.
 Skill Connect Boost  Increases power of Skill Connect by 10%.
 Increase Physical Defense+  Decrease amount of damage received by physical attacks by 20%.
 Cooldown Time Decrease+  Decreases the cooldown time of Sword Skills & Special Moves by 20%.
 Increase Special Gauge+  Increases Max Special Gauge by 30%.
 Increase Special Gauge Regeneration+  Increases the rate of gaining Special Gauge by 30%.
 Increase Attack+  Increases physical damage dealt by weapons by 20%.
[Lv1000] Increase HP+  Increases Max HP by 30%.
[Lv1050] Boss Blocker  Decreases the damage received from Boss type monsters. (Should be 20%. Possible it could be 30%)
[Lv1100] Increase Down Resistance+  Even further increases resistance to DOWN and Stagger status ailments.
[Lv1200] Increase Status Ailment Recovery+  Increases the rate of recovery from bad statuses by 40%.

 


~HOW TO PLAY BLACK VISE~

This section is written as an more in-depth extension to the AW & SAO Character Overview post and is meant to be used hand in hand with the General Leveling Guide. The purpose of this How-To-Play is to offer players of all levels a skeleton plan which enables them to build their characters up to their full potential. With that being said, it is indeed recommended that you do follow the steps described here.

Accel World characters need a solid team (In particular, a competent Buffer) in order for them to truly shine. They serve as mainly Elemental Attackers and should only typically be used when the team already has all of the key characters that make up Buffer, Debuffer and Healer.

I am aware that AW characters are PvP oriented but I don’t really care about PvP so this How-To-Play is written with co-op play mind.

-Equipment Selection-

Black Vise doesn’t have a Main Element. Therefore it makes sense to pick Elemental Equipment that is used the most or has the most boss weaknesses. In this sense Ice or Dark are your safest bet so selecting Ice/Dark Engraved Stones and Enhanced Armaments that Increase Ice/Dark Abilities would be applicable in most cases.

But since a AW characters rely on Elemental Damage for their main damage output, they can benefit greatly from simply using the appropriate Elemental Engraved Stones & Elemental Equipment for each corresponding Boss Weakness. It may appear as a hassle to constantly change equipment for every Boss Weakness but the difference is effectively Double Damagesince elemental damage is multiplied by 2 if a boss is weak to that element (Also, if a boss resists an element, that specific Elemental Damage will be reduced by 90%).

For information on which each Bosses weaknesses and resistances, there are Weak/Resist spreadsheets on the Boss Guides page.

In the event that a boss is indeed Resistant to all elements, pick the Engraved Stone and the Elemental Equipment that the team will most likely end up using. Example: a Team with Strea, Seven & Kirito will result in a definite use of Enhance Earth since there is no other Elemental Enhance in the team makeup.

**For some tips on how to select the appropriate Accessories for your character, consult the Selecting Equipment guide.

-AW Combat Guide-

AW characters cannot fly. On top of this, using Special Moves consumes the Special Gauge which is only filled by landing Square & Triangle attacks. This makes AW Combat a lot more complicated as you constantly have to be attacking to build the Special Gauge meter while at the same time trying to control your altitude. But don’t worry, a little bit of practice and picking up some good habits will help you become effective at combat as well as gain enjoyment from using these characters.

Building Special Gauge Meter:

When a fight starts, you will typically always have 0 meter. It would be ideal if there was a nearby mob monster you could smack around for meter gain but if there isn’t do not rush straight to the boss. If you rush straight to the boss you could become out of range of the SAO characters buffs with increase your strength tremendously. Patiently wait for your SAO teammates to cast all of their buff skills and once they are finished, Accel Move in for combat.

Spend the first few moments of the Boss fight restricting yourself to Square and Triangle attacks in order to build a good amount of meter. You can use your Incarnate Skills to punctuate your normal attacks but the purpose here is meter building, not damage output.

Triangle attacks build the most meter but don’t use them if you have below 50% stamina. If you run out of stamina, you will simply fall straight to the ground since you will become unable to Jump, Dash, Super Jump & Accel Move which are important for maintaining altitude.

Once you have around 60%+ meter, you can start using Special Moves rather aggressively and do Skill Connect combos into Incarnate Skills. Just keep in mind that you will be restricted to building meter if you completely exhaust your meter gauge. Because of this, it is recommended that you can get into the good rhythm of using short Skill Connect combos into Incarnate Skills and then building meter while the Incarnate Skills are on cooldown.

The reason why is a good idea to never completely exhaust your meter gauge is for CHRISTMAS. “Christmas” is what I call it when a boss is either DOWNED or does an attack with long duration and is rendered completely helpless for around 30 seconds. This is the time when everyone drops what they are doing and focuses completely on damage output. A lot of AW characters wait for Christmas so they can activate their Mega Buffs and deal high damage. So if you don’t have any meter when it’s Christmas, you will miss out on your biggest chance to deal maximum damage.

Controlling Altitude:

Majority of the Bosses in this game do in fact fly. Therefore it is extremely important for characters who cannot fly to know who to maintain a stable altitude where they feel comfortable and are in full control of the situation.

Your 4 main tools for controlling altitude are Square Attacks, Jumps, Super Jumps and Accel Moves.

Since all of the tools used for Vertical Movement consume a considerable amount of Stamina, there are times when you will just have to float in a safe place and use Square Attacks in order to maintain altitude while regenerating Stamina. Square Attacks don’t use any Stamina. So if you ever run out of Stamina, use Square attacks so that you don’t fall all the way to the ground.

For advanced players, would be ideal if you could land these Square Attacks on a Boss since you could build meter at the same time. If you spot an incoming attack you can simply Jump Cancel the Square Attack into a a quick Guard. If your timing is perfect, you can Instant Block the attack and go right back into Square Attacks without losing any altitude.

Jumps can be used to maintain altitude but be careful. If you use many jumps in quick succession you will rapidly drain your Stamina Gauge and fall right to the ground in failure. For this reason, you should train yourself to use basic jumps simply for maintaining your level of altitude as opposed to long distance upward movement.

Super Jumps and Accel Moves are the tools used to cover large amounts of distance. Quite often when you use one of these techniques, you can move a lot more than intended to and be caught off guard that you are now more displaced than you expected to be. This is especially the case with the Super Jump.

When you are in a boss fight and you have fallen considerably far underneath a boss, use the Accel Move in order to get back onto the Boss’ same Altitude level. Note that this will only work if you can still lock on to the boss. Do not use the Super Jump if you can still lock on to the boss unless you are prepared to elevate much higher than the boss. If you cannot lock on to the boss it means that you are really far below a boss and a Super Jump will be needed to put you into lock-on range.

But be careful since using an Accel Move from underneath a Boss puts you directly in front of the boss and you will be vulnerable its attacks.

-Video of Offensive Skills & Sample Play-
 
-Using Black Vise-

Accel World characters are built for combat. They do not have many buff skills so they do not have to worry about constantly casting buffs the way SAO characters do. Because of this, they have a lot of freedom in their playstyle and benefit a lot from being played aggressively. But keep in mind that there is a huge difference between playing Aggressively and playing Recklessly. AW characters don’t have free access to Healing Skills so you have to play with caution.

Black Vise has more Incarnate Skills than Special Moves. This means that he does not have to spend much time building up the Special Gauge meter. But since his two Special Moves have some interesting properties, it would be beneficial to him if he was to store a good amount of meter.

Black Vise’s movelist is based around long range projectiles, invulnerability and DOWNing. Both of his Special Moves are his close range moves and they have full invulnerability throughout their duration. In addition to this, they also have some solid DOWN potential. His Incarnate Skills are his long range moves and most of them have some low chance Stun and DOWN attributes on them.

Given Black Vise’s list of skills, he is able to attack from afar and move in for some disrespectful damage since he is invulnerable during his close range attacks. Keep in mind that he has no rushing moves and he actually doesn’t move at all during any of his skills. This means that you need to be very conscious of where you are standing when you are planning to start a long skill connect combo.

When you net a DOWN, move in to kissing distance and start a combo using his projectile attacks. Its sensible to do a full combo but you might wana consider leaving his two invul close range moves for later in the combo when the boss is starting to get up. Since they are invul it doesn’t really matter if they boss hits you when he’s fully awake.

-Using Buff Skills-

Accel World character buffs typically provide a larger increase than SAO buffs but have a considerably shorter duration. Since Buffs can be overwritten in this game I would like to emphasize that AW chara buffs do in fact overwrite SAO Buffs, but once the AW buff duration is over, they revert back to the SAO buffs. However, This doesn’t hold true when an AW buff changes the kind of element used when it comes to Element Enhance buffs (Same Element overwrites are still good though).

“Deceleration” could be used when you have just eaten a strong attack and you are about to die. It can help if you need to pop an item Healing item but are afraid you will get hit. Just be aware that you will be unable to move for 90 seconds.

“Complete Rejection” apparently increases resistance to attacks of all 9 attributes. Similar to Deceleration, this buff could be used when you have just eaten a strong attack and you are about to die. It can help if you need to pop an item Healing item but are afraid you will get hit. Just be aware that you will be unable to deal any kind of damage for the next 60 seconds.

-Healing-

AW characters have no access to Healing Magic. Therefore, Healing Items become their main source of HP Recovery outside of relying on Healer teammates. Since they have few skills and end up having lots of free space in their Pallet, you can equip tons of Healing Items directly to their Pallet for quick healing access.

Since using a Healing Item leaves you vulnerable to attacks, its good form to first super jump as high as you can and then use an item while falling to the ground.

When you take damage with AW characters, don’t be a hero. Pop a quick HP Regen item and then continue fighting cautiously. If you have taken considerable damage, fall back to safety and use an Ancient Fruit (Full Recovery item) or a Pure Healing Crystal (Party HP 50% Recovery item).

It would be the best thing for you, as an AW character, if you had a healer who would care about you and heal you constantly. But don’t be a burden to the team. Understand that you don’t have free access to healing and don’t fight recklessly.

 -BK’s Opinion on Black Vise-

This character is really interesting. There’s no other character like him in the game. I know that all the AW characters are indeed unique but Vise takes this to another level.

In my vast, broad, super deep knowledge, he’s the only character in the game with a fully invulnerable skill. And he doesn’t just get one, he gets TWO.

(This is unrelated but the only other character who has an invul skill is Blood Leopard and her Bloodstorm. But that skill is only invul to projectiles)

On top of his invul filth, he also is really good at DOWNing bosses. He’s almost a little too good but thankfully his damage is so-so and he really struggles to confirm DOWNs into long Skill Connect Chains because he lacks a rushing attack.

He also has Cyan Pile’s specialty of knocking the enemies too far back for him to do damage sometimes.

But damn. Invul plus good downs? This character is filthy man. I feel like I need to take a shower every time I scroll over him in the Maintenance Booth now (X_X)

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