Phillia

philliaINFORMATION

FROM:

  • SWORD ART ONLINE

RACE:

  • SPRIGGAN

WEAPONS:

  • DAGGER
  •  1HAND SWORD
  •  BOW

MAIN ELEMENT:

  • DARK

ROLE:

  • DEBUFFER

UNLOCK:

  • Unlocked in EP07


~DAGGER~

 

Show/Hide Dagger Sword Skills

NAME

SKILL DESCRIPTION

 Rushing1 Rapid Bite Charging attack. Dashes in and performs one close range slash.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Power1 Venom Bite Single Strike attack. Performs a very close range impale with the dagger. Low chance Poison

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Projectile1 Quick Throw Projectile attack. Throws the dagger at the target. Don’t worry; you get your dagger back.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Combo2 Fade Edge Combo attack. 4 quick scything slashes.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 AoE2 Mirage Fang Area of Effect attack. 6 horizontal  zig-zag slashes followed by an upward finish.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Power2 Paralyze Bite Single Strike attack. Pounces on the target to perform a close range impale with the dagger. Very short range. Low chance Paralysis.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Counter2  Reckless Tusk Counter attack. Flips the dagger to a reverse grip and dashes in and then counters incoming attacks with a reverse thrust. Because the counter will only activate on the latter portion of the attack, this is really difficult to time.

*Only activates upon receiving damage during the attack (Projectiles & magic do not count).

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Combo3  Axel Raid  Combo attack. Unleashes a flurry of close range combination attacks.

  • COOLDOWN: 15
 Combo4  Lightning Ripper  Combo attack. Flips the dagger to a reverse grip to let loose an insane spinning attack over an area damaging enemies multiple times. Like Shiki from Kara no Kyoukai.

  • COOLDOWN: 30

 

 ~1HAND SWORD~

 

Show/Hide 1Hand Sword Skills

NAME

SKILL DESCRIPTION

 Rushing1 Rage Spike Rushing attack. Lunges forward skewering enemies with the tip of the sword.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Power1 Slant Quick attack. Steps in and slashes diagonally.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Invul1 Around Arc Invul attack. Dashes perpendicular to the target and then delivers a quick strike. Useful in Skill connect Combos.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Combo2 Meteor Fall Combo attack. Throws the sword up. Jumps up to catch it and slashes down with momentum from the sky. Stylish.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 AoE2 Horizontal Square  Area of Effect attack. 4 quick slashes in rotation around a target with a square emitting from center point.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Combo2  Sharp Nail  Combo attack. 3 Swift scything slashes.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Power2  Radiant Arc  Single strike attack. Flips the sword to a reverse grip and delivers a rising uppercut. Also stylish.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Rushing3  Vorpal Strike  Rushing attack. Launches yourself at the target in an explosive spiral. Covers an incredible amount of distance.

  • COOLDOWN: 15
 Combo4  Nova Ascension  Combo attack. 10-hit combo. The duration is rather lengthy so be sure to use this carefully.

  • COOLDOWN: 30

 

 ~BOW~

 

Show/Hide Bow Sword Skills

NAME

SKILL DESCRIPTION

 AoE1 Wide Shot Area of Effect attack. Simultaneously shoots 5 arrows in horizontal array.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Multiprojectile1 Hail Bullet Multi-projectile attack. Fires 3 homing arrows that track a target.

  • COOLDOWN: 3
 Projectile2 Retrieve Arrow Projectile attack. Shoots a very long range arrow.  Low chance Bind.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Invul2 Vault Shot Dodging attack. Performs a side-flip and fires 3 arrows while upside down.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 AoE2 Stardust Exa Area of Effect attack. Steps back and fires a rain of arrows above a target.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Target2  Sparkle Shot  Targeting attack. Holding down the button lets you multi-lock targets. Release to fire arrows at all locked on targets in quick succession.

  • COOLDOWN: 10
 Multiprojectile3  Multiple Chaser Multi-projectile attack. Fires a barrage of homing arrows at a target.

  • COOLDOWN: 15
 Projectile4  Strike Nova  Projectile attack. Shoots a powerful beam of light at the target.

  • COOLDOWN: 30

 

~OFFENSIVE MAGIC SKILLS~

 

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 NAME

 DESCRIPTION

 Fire1  Fireball  Fires a small fireball at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Fire2   Flame Blast  Drops a large fireball upon an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Ice1  Ice Bullet  Fires a small icicle at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Ice2  Freeze Lance  Drops multiple frost shards upon an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Wind1  Wind Cutter  Fires a small gust of wind at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Wind2   Tornado Cannon  Summons multiple whirlwinds upon an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Earth1    Sling Stone  Fires small rocks at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Earth2  Rock Blast  Drops boulders upon an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Dark1  Dark Sphere  Fires a small ball of darkness at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Dark2    Void Distortion  Drops large dark clusters upon an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.
 Dark3  Dimensional Abyss  Summon a black hole upon a target to attack surrounding areas. Power increases with skill level.
 VenomShot  Venom Shot  Fire small venom ball. Low chance to poison enemy. Power increases with skill level.
 ThunderBolt   Thunderbolt  Fire small thunder ball. Low chance to paralyze enemy. Power increases with skill level.
  bifrest   Bifrest Resonance  Summons 6 balls of each element and sends them at the target. Lock-on possible. Power increases with skill level.

*This skill was added in version 2.00

 

~HEALING & BUFFS~

 

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 NAME

 DESCRIPTION

 FirstAid   First Aid  Recover own HP. Amount recovered is increased with skill level.
 MPregen  Mana Regenerate  Increases rate of player MP regeneration. Amount recovered is increased with skill level
 Magia  Magia  Increases Party Magical Power by 30% (Including Healing Magic). Duration is increased with skill level.
 Quick   Quick  Increases Party Movement Speed by 50%. Duration is increased with skill level.
 DarkResist  Resist Dark  Increases Party Dark Resistance by 33%. Duration increases with skill level.
 Exhaust   Exhaust  Decreases Enemy Attack by 20%. Duration is increased with skill level.
 Weakness  Weakness  Decreases Enemy Defense by 25%. Duration is increased with skill level.
 Slow  Slow  Decreases Enemy Movement Speed by 50%. Duration is increased with skill level.
 Bind   Bind  Inflict Bind status on enemy. Cast time is reduced with skill level.
 Hiding  Hiding  Become semi-invisible. Aggro rate is decreased by 50%. Duration increases with skill level.

*Has no effect in online play.

 HollowBody  Hollow Body  Become fully invisible. Unable to be seen on the mini-map or locked onto. Any action other than movement cancels the invisibility. Duration increases with skill level.
 Searcher  Searcher  Allows player to see all treasure & Sudden Quests on the map. Duration increases with skill level.

 

~PASSIVE SKILLS~

 

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  NAME

  DESCRIPTION

 The Art of 1Hand Sword  Allows the user to equip 1Hand Swords and use its respective Sword Skills.
 The Art of Dagger   Allows the user to equip Dagger and use its respective Sword Skills.
 The Art of Bow   Allows the user to equip Bow and use its respective Sword Skills.
Increase Yuld Drop  Increases the Yuld dropped by enemies by 10%.
Increase Dark Resistance  Reduces damage received from Dark based attacks by 20%.
 Increase Dark Attack  Increases damage of Dark based attacks by 10%.
 Increase Critical Rate  Increases the probability of landing a critical strike by 20%.
 Increase Yuld Drop+  Increases the Yuld dropped by enemies by 20%.
  Stamina Saver  Reduces the cost of stamina based actions by 20%.
 Switch Boost  Increases the power of Switch by 10%.
 Increase MP  Increases Max MP by 10%.
 Fast Cast  Decreases the casting time of Magic skills by 10%.
Cooldown Time Decrease   Decreases the cooldown time of Sword Skills & Special Moves by 10%.
  Increase Status Ailment Recovery  Increases the rate of recovery from bad statuses by 20%.
 Increase Magical Defense  Decrease amount of damage received by magical attacks by 10%.
 Increase Physical Defense  Decrease amount of damage received by physical attacks by 10%.
 Skill Connect Boost  Increases power of Skill Connect by 10%.
Increased Magical Attack  Increases power of magic attacks by 10%.
 Increase Attack  Increases physical damage dealt by weapons by 10%.
 Increase Dark Attack+  Increases damage of Dark based attacks by 20%.
[Lv1000] Increase Dark Resistance+  Reduces damage received from Dark based attacks by 36%.
[Lv1050] Increase HP   Increases Max HP by 10%.
[Lv1100] Increase Physical Defense+  Decrease amount of damage received by physical attacks by 20%.
[Lv1200] Increase Rare Drop  Increases the rate of receiving a Rare Drop from an enemy (Most likely by 10%).
 Increase 1Hand Sword Damage  Increases damage of 1Hand Sword by 10%.
Increase Dagger Damage  Increases damage of Dagger by 10%.
Increase Bow Damage  Increases damage of Bow by 10%.
  1Hand Sword Master A title given to those who have mastered the art of 1Hand Sword. Increases damage of 1Hand Sword by 50%.
  Dagger Master  A title given to those who have mastered the art of Dagger. Increases damage of Dagger by 50%.
  Bow Master  A title given to those who have mastered the art of Bow. Increases damage of Bow by 50%.

 


~HOW TO PLAY PHILLIA~

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.

-Important Skills-
  • Quick
  • Magia
  • Weakness
  • Exhaust
  • First Aid
  • Resist Dark
  • Searcher
  • Hollow Body
  • Hiding (offline only)
-Weapon Selection-

Phillia is presented with 3x viable weapons. Dagger because the innate debuffs on its Sword Skills accentuate the Spriggan class. Bow because debuffing from long range somehow works very smoothly. 1Hand Sword for mid-range damage output.

It is up to you what you want your Phillia to use. But if you do want her to be as strong as she can possibly be, you should play her on 1Hand Sword or Bow. If you do decide to go with Bow as your main weapon, it would be a good idea to control aggro by adding Hollow Body or Hiding into your movelist.

Phillia’s element is Dark, so if you are able to give her a Max Attack; Half Element Weapon with ~10% Dark or a Half Attack; Max Element Weapon with ~20% Dark, she will become very strong. In most cases, higher base attack is better than elemental attack unless you are willing to switch weapons for each boss weakness.

**For more information on the overall Weapon Building process, consult the Weapon Building Guide.

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

-Using Phillia-

Phillia is a debuffer. She also does have Quick & Magia, but her main focus is lowering the abilities of bosses and other enemies. Phillia also gets Level 3 Dark magic enabling her to handle mobs of enemies fairly easily.

When a quest or boss fight starts:

  1. Cast Quick & Magia.
    • If monster is Demon like or Undead, cast Resist Dark.
  2. Cast Weakness & Exhaust on the enemies.
  3. Move in for Combat.

On the SAO Sword Skills & Weapon Breakdowns page I have written some basic combat guidelines for all the respective weapons in the game. If you feel like you are using a weapon incorrectly or just want some pointers, I would advise you to have a look at that page.

It is Phillia’s responsibility to make sure that all of the enemies have been debuffed. Therefore simply casting skills every time a boss appears before going into combat is a good look.

Remember that when players die in battle, they are revived without any buffs. Recasting buffs when teammates die is a good idea and makes you a wonderful teammate. Of course, in some cases when a player dies non-stop its a waste of time to recast buffs (>.<)

-Healing-

If you take damage with Phillia, use First Aid. Since you have Magia buffed, First Aid will be able to heal you considerably. Otherwise go on the defensive and wait for a competent Healer to assist you. Do not keep fighting if you are low on health because that will definitely result in you dying.

 -BK’s Opinion on Phillia-

Man. Phillia is my favorite heroine so its extremely hard for me not to be bias about her (X_X). I do think though that the Spriggan class is rather fun and Phillia is the most fun Spriggan in the game because of her weapon selection. She is also unbelievable adorable which, to us Anime Fighting Game players, is a huge plus!

As a character she is only as strong as 1Hand Swords go. This fact alone has me wetting my pillow every night with salty tears. But she is still useful because she has Quick, Magia and all the debuffs.

My dream is Phillia with Sharpness, Dark Enhance, 1Hand Sword, 2Hand Sword & Bow.

…Huh? Yuuki?

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NOTE

For more information on skills, you can visit the respective SAO SWORD SKILLS & SAO MAGIC/BUFF SKILLS pages.

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