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This article explains abilities in detail. A character with this ability is shown at each subsection as an example.

Additional Attribute

Sensitive Plant

This ability makes affected characters deal weakness (1.5x) damage to pests. This ability will always apply to the owner because there are no flower knights that apply their own attribute to partners. For example, Sensitive Plant is a Blunt type, so she does not give Blunt typing to other characters, but she does give Slash, Pierce, and Magic typings to partners. This means that Sensitive Plant will always target all attributes at once.

When selecting characters to give the attribute, the ability will not target characters which are already able to hit the related weakness attribute. For example, Curcuma gives Slash attribute to some partners, so this ability will not target Slash-type characters like Kerria or party members already affected by an additional Slash attribute ability.

In some Ultimate Unique Missions, there are pests that are weak to two attributes at once. Even if a character could target both weakness attributes at once, they would still deal the usual 1.5x damage. Although this may sound pointless, it's also important to know that those pests have an ability that severely decreases the damage they take from characters that can not hit their weakness attribute.

This ability might be called added weakness, extra typing, or anything along those lines. Its Japanese name is 属性付け which encompasses this idea.

Add Skill Drain

Wolf Berry (Christmas)

This ability makes characters drain HP from enemies when they use skills. Drain caused by this ability can only heal a character up to half of their HP. The ability-induced drain stacks additively with skills that naturally drain, but the maximum heal stays the same: 50% of the max HP. The maximum heal applies to a per-skill basis, so a character that does multiple skills before the enemy's turn can potentially heal beyond the 50% max HP limit.

Add Pursuit

Bessera

This ability gives multiple party members the capability to Pursuit. After affected party members use their attack or skill, the enemies that they had targeted might take an extra hit. The extra hit's damage is calculated by using a portion of the party's overall force as attack power.

This ability activates separately from other Pursuit abilities. For example, Liverwort given the additional chance to Pursuit with this ability could do two different Pursuits each time she makes an attack.

The Japanese name of this ability is パーティメンバーが確率で追撃 / "party members have a chance to pursuit".

Attack down

Green Bell

Reduces enemy attack power. Stacks additively. The max reduction is 70%. Even at max reduction, the min damage anyone can deal is 1.

Attack up based on Defense

Ixia

Each individual character's defense is added to their attack power at some percentage. This changes happens after equipment, affection, ampule, and defense-affecting abilities are accounted for.

Abstract example:

  1. Equipment, affection, ampule, defense-affecting abilities activate and finalize the character's defense.
  2. This conversion ability activates and turns that finalized defense into attack.
  3. Attack-boosting abilities activate afterwards and will work with the attack power with the added defense portion.

Concrete example:

Character A has 1,000 defense power, and character B has 2,000 defense power.

If the conversion is 25%, then character A gets 250 more attack power, and character B gets 500 more attack power.

The defense values used in these examples would include the effects of equipment, ampules, defense-altering abilities etc.

Attack up based on Speed

Blushing Bride

A percentage of the party's movement speed is applied to attack power. Abilities that affect movement speed do affect this conversion, but panels that affect movement speed do not.

Example:

  • Character's attack power: 4,000
  • Party's speed: 500
  • Ability 1: Adds 100% of the party's movement speed to party members' attack powers.
  • Ability 2: Increases Attack for party members by 15%.

It starts by adding the speed to the base attack. [4,000 + 500] = 4,500.

Then the multiplier kicks in. [4,500 * 115%] = 5,175.

Attack/Damage up with Solar Drive

Sutera

Attack or damage goes up for every 100% of the light gauge used in Solar Drive. For example, shooting it with 300% of the gauge filled counts for three attack/damage boosts. It would be same if you fired 100% light gauge three times. This buff will work throughout an entire subjugation rather than one battle. This means that a totally different party could fire the Solar Drive, but if a later battle involves a party with this ability, their ability will still kick in. This ability will give up to three attack/damage boosts.

Boosting attack/damage with Solar Drive actually refers to two different abilities. Characters like Lily boost attack whereas Sutera will boost damage. The difference is probably miniscule, so their explanations are combined in this section.

Attack up when encountering pest nests

Attack up when passing through a nest

Monkshood

When passing through a pest nest, the party gets an Attack boost. This can stack four times. It is additive with other Attack boosting abilities.

Critical Rate up

Nasturtium

Increases critical hit rate. This ability stacks additively and has a max of 80%. Also see Combat#Critical.

Combo Hit

Twinleaf

After attacking an enemy, a fraction of the dealt damage is re-applied against the targeted enemies. It is technically a different ability than Pursuit. Combo hits have the following properties:

  • Critical hits cannot occur
  • Weakness damage multiplier does work
  • Damage boosts from abilities do work
    • Effects from abilities like "increased skill damage" and "increased critical damage" do not work

Counter

Saffron

When your character is attacked, there's a chance of dealing damage back to the enemy. This damage converts the character's Defense into Attack power before calculating the damage dealt. Depending on the character, the counter rate may be 100%, so you can say that they counter all the time.

If the character does not take damage from the attack such as with Evasion, Miss, or Damage Negation, there is still the possibility of counter attacking. This is a prime example of ability synergy because it completely protects the character and your character deals damage back.

Boosting the character's defense will not only increase the damage of counterattacks, it will also increase the character's chance to Defend. Hence, it increases both their offense and survivability. However, Defense buffs are very low compared to Attack buffs, so stacking Defense buffs on Counter-based characters is not effective. Counter is best considered a secondary form of dealing damage rather than a primary one.

Counter is somewhat effective against enemies that act twice because it lets you deal more damage to enemies even when it is not your turn.

Counter's damage will mitigate the effects of enemy Defense. This is because enemies with considerable Defense like Aqua Shadows used to take only 1 damage from counterattacks. The ability was buffed to counteract this situation.

A draw caused by Habranthus' counter defeating the enemy

It is possible to counter even if your character is defeated by the enemy's attack. If the enemy wipes out everyone, but you manage to defeat the attacker with counter in this fashion, then the battle will end in a draw. Against a Raid Boss, this counts as a win. In a Subjugation, both the enemy and the player's party will be removed from the map.

Damage up based on HP

Kerria

Damage is multiplied based on how much HP you have. The formula uses Current HP / 100%, so with the Healing Boost Flower Memory, it is possible to exceed 100% HP and also increase the damage multiplier.

Example: Kerria's damage to enemies is increased by Current HP / MAX HP / 2.

  • At 100% HP, she will deal 50% more damage.
  • At 50% HP, she will deal 25% more damage.
  • At 125% HP, she will deal 62.5% more damage.

Damage Up based on Turns Passed

Paphiopedilum

This ability increases the damage party members deal to enemies. The amount increases after turn passes for a maximum of 3 boosts. When you enter a new battle, this ability resets.

Defense down

Tutsan

Reduces enemy defense power. The max reduction is 70%.

Defense up

Cosmos

Nerine activating Guts

Aside from increasing defense, this ability also has two bonus effects. The first bonus is that it reduces damage taken when defending. Defending / 防御 randomly occurs when the player takes damage. The chance to defend goes up with higher defense, so this ability not only makes defending occur more often, it also makes defending more effective. This bonus applies to all characters that got the defense boost.

The second bonus is a feature added on Oct 10th, 2017 called Guts / ガッツ. The owner of the defense boosting ability can survive killing blows with 1 HP remaining. This works up to three times per battle. Guts activates at a set rate. This bonus applies only to the owner of the ability.

The defense boost stacks additively and has no limit. The damage reduction when defending also stacks additively, but has a limit of 20% for any ability-induced boosts.

Also see Combat#Defending.

Evade

Star Cluster

Star Cluster evading an attack

This ability completely negates an enemy's attack. Even if the attack would do multiple hits, all hits would be evaded. There is a higher chance to evade on the first two turns of combat. Some characters have different evasion rates than others. In general, 6* > gacha 5* > Event/Serial Code 5* evasion rates. Evading an attack is signified by 回避 text appearing instead of damage numbers.

Evasion rates are clearly written in the ability description. In the past, these rates were not publicly written anywhere. In the past, evasion was a flat, unchanging activation rate throughout an entire battle.

Characters like Blackberry can increase the evasion rate of party members. When increasing evasion this way, there is a limit of 90% evasion.

Give Guts

Queen of the Night (June Bride)

This ability gives Guts to either all party members or only to oneself. It activates separately from the usual Guts applied from the Defense up ability. This means that the number of Guts activations increase additively. The 'Give Guts' ability provides a 100% chance to proc Guts for the applied character(s), unlike the 'Defense up' Guts which is not guaranteed. For example, Queen of the Night (June Bride) gives x1 Guts activation to all party members. Pairing her with a Defense up unit like Nerine would cause Nerine to activate Guts a minimum of one time and a maximum of four times.

This ability can stack with no limit. For example, Ash and Queen of the Night (June Bride) each give x1 Guts activation to all party members. Pairing them up would result in x2 Guts activations for all. If you were to add Dragon Fruit (Swimsuit), a unit that gives herself x3 Gut activations, she would have x5 Guts activations.

Intercept

Bluet

If an enemy attack misses the ability owner, the character will counterattack. Unlike ordinary counters, this ability's damage is based on the character's attack power instead of defense power. Furthermore, the character gets an additional percentage boost to attack power during the counterattack.

The Japanese ability description uses 迎撃 / intercept rather than 反撃 / counterattack. Both abilities are a type of counterattack, but their fundamental differences make it helpful to have contrasting names.

Type-Based Ability

Liatris

These kinds of abilities can only be applied to allies that match the specified Character Type. Because Types can be changed by the player, you can directly control who the the buffs will go to.

Turn-Based Heal

Soapwort

This ability causes characters to heal HP on the player's turn. Multiple healing abilities activate independently, so you could have situations like Purslane healing twice on a turn if she has the Healing Bracelet equipped.

The amount healed is proportional to the affected character's own max HP. So for characters like Luffa that give everyone a chance to heal, the percentage healed is identical, but that means characters with higher max HP would be healing more.

Characters like Luffa will give multiple characters a chance to heal each turn. The chance is random for each character, so even though her ability affects five party members, some, none, or all characters might heal on a turn.

Negate Damage

Wolf Berry

This ability completely negates an enemy's attack. Even if the attack would do multiple hits, all hits would be nullified.

This ability does not stack. As of 22-Mar-2021, this ability stacks. For example, Usagigiku applies 3 negations to herself and Wolf Berry applies 1 negation to all party members. If paired together, Usagigiku would have 4 negations while all other part members would have 1.

If the flower knight evaded damage in some other fashion such as evading the attack or the enemy missing, the damage negation barrier would not be consumed. This means that an evading flower knight that can negate damage will have that barrier ready to activate for her the exact moment her dodge fails.

Pursuit

Winning with Pursuit

Liverwort

An additional attack is done to the enemy after the character's attack has finished. There is no animation for it, but an icon will appear alongside damage when Pursuit takes place. The damage dealt is based on a percentage of the party's overall force. This may mean that the character's own Attack power is not used. Whether or not Attack boosting abilities help Pursuit's damage or not is unknown.

Retain HP

Almond

When a character affected by this ability is attacked, their retained HP is reduced before their actual HP. Retained HP is like having a higher max HP at the start of a fight, but this extra HP cannot be healed back. Retained HP resets between fights.

Skill Activation Rate up based on Affection

Apple

This ability increases skill activation rate for each character based on their own affection level. All "based on affection" abilities only care about 1st affection. If you reach 100% affection and use a Heart of a Blooming Flower to activate 2nd affection, you are still considered to have 100% 1st affection. In the same vein, reach 100% 2nd affection (aka 200% affection) has no affect on abilities of this sort.

This ability stacks additively. For example, two abilities that boost skill activation rate by 1.2x will stack such that 1.0 + 0.2 + 0.2 = 1.4x boosted rate.

Solar Drive effectiveness up

Ghost Weed

This ability increases the damage of Solar Drive. Unlike most other abilities, this ability stacks by incremental multiplication, so having more characters in a team with this type of ability makes SD much more deadly. That said, a full team of non-bloomed 5* girls with boosted SD effectiveness does not produce impressive results.

1,320% solar drive effectiveness boost

The example screenshot above shows five characters with 70% SD boost abilities. The calculation goes like so.

ciel( (70/100 + 1) * (70/100 + 1) * (70/100 + 1) * (70/100 + 1) * (70/100 + 1) - 1) * 100%
ciel( 1.7 * 1.7 * 1.7 * 1.7 * 1.7 - 1) * 100%
ciel( 14.19857 - 1) * 100%
ciel( 13.19857 ) * 100%
13.20 * 100%
1,320%

Super Counter

Sneezeweed

Sneezeweed activating Super Counter

Some characters with the Counter (反撃) ability are also capable of Super Counter (超反撃). If Counter and Defend activate at the same time, Super Counter activates. Super counter deals more damage than a normal counter (usually 2x).