Operator Analysis: Saria

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Arknights saria operator analysis guide, Operator Analysis: Saria

General Information

★★★★★★
Name: Saria
Class: Defender
Block: 2 → 3 (E2)
Attack Interval: 1.2 Sec
Redeploy Time: 70 Sec


Max Trust: ATK +50, DEF +60
DP Cost: 18 (Initial) → 20 (E1) → 22 (E2) → 20 (E2 Potential 5)
Trait: Can heal allies by using the skill.

Stat Comparison

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E0 Max Level

NameHPATKDEFRES
Saria176928736510
Nearl156027335310
Gummy143225734510

E1 Max Level

NameHPATKDEFRES
Saria226838848710
Nearl200136947110
Gummy183634846010

E2 Max Level

NameHPATKDEFRES
Saria315048559510
Nearl278046257510
Gummy255043556210

Comment: Being a 6★ Healing Defender, Saria stat is visibly lower than Hoshiguma, with her HP being even lower than a 5★ Liskarm. However, she is still no doubt the best operator within her archetype.

Talent

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Rhine Charged Suit

Without Potential
(E1) For every 20 seconds Saria is deployed, ATK +2% and DEF +2%, stacking up to 5 times.
(E2) For every 20 seconds Saria is deployed, ATK +5% and DEF +4%, stacking up to 5 times.

With Potential 5
(E1) For every 20 seconds Saria is deployed, ATK +3% and DEF +3%, stacking up to 5 times.
(E2) For every 20 seconds Saria is deployed, ATK +6% and DEF +5%, stacking up to 5 times.

Comment: A strong talent which increases Saria’s heal by 1/4 at E2. However, there are limited stage for Saria to actually utilize this talent to its full potential (100 seconds of charging).

Refreshment (Learn at E2)

When Saria restores an ally’s HP, she also restores 1 extra Skill Point to them.
Comment: One of the rarer talent which charges SP, though it only triggers when a target is healed (max HP doesn’t work). Depending on situation, the talent is best paired with S2 or S3. Another trick is to pair it with Warfarin’s buff (which causes DoT).

Potential

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PotentialAccumulated Effect
2DP Cost -1
3Redeployment Time -4 sec
4DEF +27
5First Talent Effect Up (+1%, +1%)
6DP Cost -1

Comment: Saria’s potential mainly shines on the reduction of DP Cost and Talent effect up. While it’s not critical to have her in max potential, it’s certainly worth to be if player has the ability to.

RIIC Skill

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Skill NameUnlockTypeDescription
Clue Search·α InitialReceptionWhen this Operator is assigned to the Reception Room, Clue search speed increases by 10% .
WatchmanE2ReceptionWhen this Operator is assigned to the Reception Room, Clue search speed increases by 10% and it’s easier to obtain the clues of Rhine Lab.

Comment: Saria’s RIIC Skill is overall average to say, though it may be useful if player is lacking Clue 1.

Skill Analysis

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First Aid

Charge per second; Auto trigger

LevelEffectSP Cost / Initial SP
1Restores the HP of a nearby ally with less than 50% HP by 110% of the Operator’s ATK in the next attack
Can store 1 charge(s)
6/0
4Restores the HP of a nearby ally with less than 50% HP by 130% of the Operator’s ATK in the next attack
Can store 1 charge(s)
5/0
7Restores the HP of a nearby ally with less than 50% HP by 150% of the Operator’s ATK in the next attack
Can store 2 charge(s)
5/0
M3Restores the HP of a nearby ally with less than 50% HP by 180% of the Operator’s ATK in the next attack
Can store 3 charge(s)
4/0

Significant Changes: Level 4, 7, M1 and M3
Mastery Suggestion: M1 or M3
Comment: Good for emergency rescue for sure, but it does not trigger frequent enough in most situation to better utilize her 2nd talent.

Medicine Dispensing

Charge per second; Auto trigger

Arknights saria operator analysis guide, Operator Analysis: Saria
LevelEffectSP Cost / Initial SP
1Restores the HP of all allies within a certain range by 80% of Saria’s ATK10/0
4Restores the HP of all allies within a certain range by 95% of Saria’s ATK 9/0
7Restores the HP of all allies within a certain range by 110% of Saria’s ATK 8/0
M3Restores the HP of all allies within a certain range by 140% of Saria’s ATK 7/0

Significant Changes: Level 4, 7 and M3
Mastery Suggestion: Either no or M3
Comment: Heals lesser than S1 but covers everyone within the skill range. Extremely versatile, and can be used in most situation.

Calcification

Charge per second; Manual trigger
Also stops attacking

Arknights saria operator analysis guide, Operator Analysis: Saria
LevelEffect SP Cost / Initial SP / Duration
1Restores the HP of all nearby allies by 10% of Saria’s ATK each second. The Arts damage taken by nearby enemies +20% and their Movement Speed -60% 80/45/10
4Restores the HP of all nearby allies by 15% of Saria’s ATK each second . The Arts damage taken by nearby enemies +30% and their Movement Speed -60% 80/50/16
7Restores the HP of all nearby allies by 20% of Saria’s ATK each second. The Arts damage taken by nearby enemies +40% and their Movement Speed -60% 80/55/22
M3Restores the HP of all nearby allies by 35% of Saria’s ATK each second. The Arts damage taken by nearby enemies +55% and their Movement Speed -60% 80/70/30

Significant Changes: Level 4, 7, M1 and M3
Mastery Suggestion: M3, but not before S1 or S2
Comment: Saria’s strongest skill effect wise, but there are little stage for her to really abuse its usability. Best used with Casters and has one of the best gain during mastery.

Usage Guide

Saria shines best in stages where enemy does not instant kill her within one hit. Instead of hard tanking like Hoshiguma, she is mainly used for her utility in healing and charging SP of her teammates while buying some time with her blocks.

Her utility also frequents her appearance as a Trust-farming carry, playing the role of tank and healer in maps like AP5, S4-1 or PR-A. Skill wise, Saria is commonly seen carrying S2.

As mentioned before, her S3 is best paired with Casters, notably already strong ones like Ifrit and Eyjafjalla. The debuff allows most enemies to perish before even reaching her, which in return, greatly lessens her burden in tanking. An example of her S3 can be seen with the video below:

Conclusion

Saria’s utility makes her a good teammate in most teams, but it is not ideal to expect her to bluntly tank a very hard-hitting enemy. The urgency of her promotion is not too high, and should only be done after player has an optimal functioning team.

For new players, it is better to start off with a cheaper Defender like Cuora first as they will do the job equally well with way lesser resources.

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