Black Clover M – Julius Novachrono Best Build, Skill Pages & Team Composition

Julius Novachrono is the latest character introduced in Black Clover M. His banner is currently active, and there are only a few days remaining before it ends. He is a limited-time character, so he won't be available for much longer. However, players should strive to summon him as he is an incredibly powerful character in the world of Black Clover M.

Who is Julius Novachrono?

Julius Novachrono is actually a character from the anime and manga series "Black Clover." He's the Magic Emperor, a powerful and respected figure within the Clover Kingdom. Julius is known for his immense magical abilities, particularly his control over time magic. What makes him unique is his youthful appearance despite being quite old due to a spell that preserves his body. He's a mentor and guiding figure for the protagonist, Asta, and the other Magic Knights, playing a crucial role in maintaining peace within the kingdom. Julius is highly intelligent, fair-minded, and committed to protecting his people. His character development and role in the series make him a fan-favorite.

Julius' Role

A magic attacker who is good at delaying enemy actions.

All of Julius' skills have effects related to action power and speed, with many of them inflicting action debuffs on the enemy.

By applying an action debuff, you can easily create a situation where you delay the enemy's next action order, potentially securing victory by attacking first.

"Lotus" stands out among existing characters for having the best tactics, but Julius himself serves as an attacker capable of aiming for high firepower. Consequently, he can adeptly perform two distinct roles.

Unique Passive (Unlocked upon promotion to LR): Julius' passive skill grants a 3% increase in damage dealt for every 15 points of his own speed. Additionally, it enables 'time accumulation,' boosting the damage dealt by special moves by 10% each turn, accumulating up to 5 times. This unique passive not only facilitates Julius' swifter actions but also enhances his firepower significantly.

The Awakening Passive (Accessible upon reaching LR2) enables the recovery of up to 45% of his physical strength once, preventing incapacitation. This revival ability serves as a lifeline, particularly valuable for beginners lacking support from defenders and healers.

Recommended Skill Pages

His motif page reigns supreme. Though it's mentioned as increasing stamina damage, it's actually an all-attack enhancement, making it incredibly powerful. If this isn't available, Lotus might be a good alternative, especially if Julius is well-duped. Otherwise, increased damage plus Crit rate could also be very effective, particularly with a Crit damage build.

Skill Page RecommendationsReason

Pride of the Wizard King
・Gain 10/25% [Increased All ATK].
・Skill II adds Action Power Consumption Debuff to specified enemies and a chance to apply Action Power Reduction Debuff to enemies other than the specified target.
・All Attack Increase Passive Skill
(When fully enhanced, it reaches the highest value within the same category)
・All Attack Increase Passive Skill
・Applies 10/20% [Increased All ATK] to yourself.
・Needless to say, a versatile skill page for damage dealers
・Attack & Magic Power Increase Passive Skill
・While the ability description itself differs,
it essentially increases overall attack power.
・Damage Dealt Increase Passive Skill
・Applies 7/12% [Increased Damage] to yourself.
・Since it's relatively easy to enhance this skill to SR rarity,
it can serve as a substitute
if the previously mentioned skill pages are unavailable.

Recommended Equipment Set

His gear optimization includes enhanced speed, enhanced attack, and a flexible third slot, with penetration being a great choice for added stats.

Substats: MATK > PEN > CRIT RATE/DAMAGE

Traveler's essentials
Set Effect
  • [2 sets] If the wearer becomes [Status Abnormal], grants a [20% speed increase] buff for 1 turn.
  • [4 sets] At the start of battle, the wearer receives a [4% speed] buff for 1 turn.
Deep Sea Secrets
Set Effect
  • [2 sets] At the start of WAVE, gives the wearer a [Speed ​​56% increase] buff for 2 turns.
  • [4 sets] [Speed ​​5 increase]
Relic of an Ancient Wizard
Attack/Magic
  • [2 sets] [Attack power increased by 220], [Magic power increased by 220]
  • [4 sets] [Damage dealt increased by 10%]
Ominous Equipment
Attack/Magic
  • [2 sets] [Attack power increased by 7%], [Magic power increased by 7%]
  • [4 sets] [Damage dealt increased by 15%]
Nightmare Called by Demons
Attention Rate
  • [2 sets] If your health is over 70%, you will receive a buff that increases your critical rate by 10%.
  • [4 sets] If your attack is not a critical attack, you will receive a buff that increases your critical rate by 10% for 2 turns.
Aristocratic Heritage
Attention Rate
  • [2 sets] [Attention rate increased by 5%]
  • [4 sets] Attention rate increased by 10%
Decisive Judgment
Critical Damage
  • [2 sets] [Critical damage increased by 7%]
  • [4 sets] [Critical damage increased by 15%]
Breath of Bitter Cold
Critical Damage
  • [2 sets] When using "Special Move", attack after acquiring the [Critical damage increased by 10%] buff
  • [4 sets] [Critical damage increased by 10%]

Skills

Skill 1 applies decreased stamina to the enemy. If he lands a critical hit, everyone gains a five percent increase in stamina, creating a fascinating mechanic. Even a five percent decrease in stamina can disrupt the turn order, which I find intriguing.

Moving to Skill 2 without the skill page, it has a chance to apply time stop and grants Julius a level three speed increase. Time stop disables the enemy's Skill 2 and increases its cooldown by one for two turns. This is particularly effective against characters like Noel, whose shield is a pivotal part of her kit in PvP.

Julius' ultimate skill is what makes him incredible. Typically, the turn order would be his ultimate followed by Skill 2. It either applies a stun and a 20% decrease in stamina, or if he kills the enemy, he gains an extra turn. It's incredibly potent.

Skill I: Accelerated Bullet
EffectUse time magic to quickly move magic bullets and damage one enemy.
DebuffApplies a debuff that reduces energy by 5% to the enemy.
Critical AttackIf a critical attack occurs, gives a buff that increases energy by 5% to all allies.
Lv.2Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Lv.3Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Lv.4Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Lv.5Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Skill II: Distorted Time
EffectFrom instantaneous movement using time magic, it explodes a ball of magical power at close range, damaging all enemies.
DebuffApplies a [Time Stop] debuff to the enemy for 2 turns with a 50% chance
BuffApplies a [Lv3 Speed ​​Increase] buff to yourself for 1 turn
Lv.2Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Lv.3Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Lv.4Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Lv.5Skill attack power +5%, skill magic power +5%
Special Move: Chronostasis
EffectAfter restraining the enemy with "Chronostasis", follow up with magic bullets and damage one enemy.
Debuffs
  • Inflicts [stunned] state on the enemy for 1 turn
  • Inflicts [20% reduction in energy] debuff on the enemy
Additional EffectIf you defeat the enemy, obtain [an additional turn]
Lv.2[Action power reduction] +5%
Lv.3Skill attack power +20%, skill magic power +20%
Lv.4[Action power reduction] +5%
Lv.5Skill attack power +20%, skill magic power +20%
Combined Attack
EffectWork together with your partner to damage one enemy.
  • If you have a [buff] applied to you, after giving yourself a buff that increases the amount of damage you deal by 30%, apply a debuff that reduces your energy by 10% to attack/enemies.
Lv.2Skill attack power +10%, skill magic power +10%
Lv.3[Damage amount] +10%
Lv.4Skill attack power +10%, skill magic power +10%
Lv.5[Damage amount] +10%

Passives

His LR passive is insane, offering a three percent increase in damage for every 15 speed, along with time accumulation stacks. It's mind-boggling. His other passive, the full revive, is equally fantastic, if not better than Licht's. It essentially grants a full revive, a game-changer.

Unique Passive
Effect
  • For every speed of 15, [damage dealt increases by 3%]
  • Adds [time accumulation] effect every turn (up to 5 times)
  • Time accumulation: increases damage dealt by special moves by 10%
Awakening Passive
Effect
  • If you receive damage that makes you unable to fight for the first time, apply the [Time Reversal] effect (activated once during battle)
  • [Time Retrospect]: Return your physical strength to 45%

Team Compsosition

Teamwise, a setup with William and Charmy is remarkable. The synergy ensures Julius survives, blocks, increases speed, and gets a second life, which is invaluable. Even in PvP defense, this team stands out as a rock-solid choice.

While PvP showcases varied teams, the core concept of Julius' abilities and their incredible potential remains consistent. This setup proves effective against various team compositions, showcasing the sheer power and adaptability of this team.

Ultimately, Julius stands as a phenomenal unit with immense versatility, solidifying his place as one of the best in the game. Whether in PvP or PvE scenarios, he consistently proves his worth, and with the right setup, his potential is virtually unmatched.

Summary

I hope this breakdown offers insight into Julius' prowess and strategies to maximize his potential. If you've been contemplating his abilities or considering different team compositions, I hope this proves helpful. Cheers!

Dirk
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