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

At the time of writing, Kiato's banner has just been released, and players might be contemplating whether he's worth pulling for. As a great attacker, if you're in need of one, he could be the perfect addition to your team.

Today we're discussing the ability setup for Kiato, including his gear sets, talent tree, skill cards, and the best teams to use in both PVE and PVP. Additionally, I'll introduce some variations in the gear sets for this attacker. Thankfully, there are several attack stats available, such as penetration, crit damage, crit rate, and more. I'll explore different options to optimize his kit.

Who is Kiato?

In the world of "Black Clover," the Seabed Temple Arc is a significant storyline where Asta, Noelle, and the Black Bulls, along with other Magic Knights, embark on a mission to retrieve a magic stone from the Seabed Temple. The temple is inhabited by water-based mages and priests, and Kiato is one of the characters they encounter during their adventure.

Kiato initially challenges Asta and his friends as part of the temple's trial. However, as they progress, Kiato starts to understand their intentions and eventually assists them in their quest. His character highlights themes of understanding, cooperation, and the importance of seeing beyond initial appearances.

The Seabed Temple Arc is an engaging part of "Black Clover," showcasing both the strengths and challenges faced by the characters while providing more depth to the magical world and its diverse inhabitants. It's a pivotal moment in the series that emphasizes teamwork, acceptance, and the power of overcoming obstacles through cooperation and understanding.

Kiato's Role

AttributeTechniqueClassAttacker

Kiato is an attacker who can grant buffs to himself by activating additional effects while receiving buffs.

It's worth noting that he becomes significantly less effective if his buffs are removed or blocked, so caution is necessary against enemy skills that can do this.

Utilizing specific buffs effectively is crucial. Kiato can grant himself a unique buff called "Cheerful Dance" using his unique Passive Skill and Motif Skill Page enhancement skill.

Cheerful Dance itself isn't particularly powerful, offering only piercing resistance and increased damage reduction. However, when stacked up to 5 times, it upgrades to the "Almost an Idol Debut" buff.

Upon reaching the "Almost an Idol Debut," in addition to piercing resistance and increased damage reduction, there is also a 50% increase in damage dealt, significantly boosting his attacking abilities.

Without motifs, it may take some time to activate, as it requires 5 stacks of buffs. Even with motifs, it might take 3 to 4 stacks. However, once activated, Kiato transforms into a high-damage output attacker.

Nevertheless, as mentioned earlier, he is extremely vulnerable to buff removal or blocking, so increasing his survivability is important.

Recommended Skill Pages

His skill card grants a 40-60% chance to obtain a 20-40% increased damage buff before attacking. Additionally, when applied to Kiato, the card provides a 10% increased crit rate, dispels any damage over time debuffs, and grants a stack of "Exciting Dance" upon dispelling the debuff.

Skills pageReason for recommendation

Dance of Determination
・Motif Skill Page
・Skill II has continuous damage removal & adds a cheerful dance when continuous damage is removed
・When attacking, chance of critical damage increase buff added passive

Breath of Darkness
・Increases total attack power
・Needless to say if you are an attacker

Burning Hatred
・Attack power/Magic power increase
・Same effect as “Breath of Darkness”, but since it is a Fana motif, if you have any leftover

Respect for Beliefs
・Increase damage over time by 50% of physical strength
・Can increase firepower in the early stages until the unique buff accumulates

Lion's Spirit
- Increases total attack power according to remaining health
- Increases firepower in the early stages until the unique buff accumulates

Recommended Equipment Sets

For his gear set, I recommend gold attack for a 7% increase in physical attack, which is ideal for him. Crit damage is also beneficial, considering his critical hit capabilities. Furthermore, penetration can significantly improve his damage output, compensating for the lack of penetration in his skills.

Equipment SetSet Effect

Relic of an Ancient Wizard
[2 sets]
[Attack power increased by 220]
[Magic power increased by 220]
[4 sets]
[Damage dealt increased by 10%]

Ominous Equipment
[2 sets]
[Attack power increased by 7%]
[Magic power increased by 7%]
[4 sets]
[Damage dealt increased by 15%]

Nightmare Called by Demons
[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. acquisition

Aristocratic Heritage
[2 sets]
[Attention rate increased by 5%]
[4 sets]
Attention rate increased by 10%

Breath of Bitter Cold
[2 sets]
When using "Special Move", attack after acquiring the [Critical damage increased by 10%] buff
[4 sets]
[Critical damage increased by 10%]

Decisive Judgment
[2 sets]
[Critical damage increased by 7%]
[4 sets]
[Critical damage increased by 15%]

Base and Maximum Stats

StatsEarly (SSR)Maximum (LR)
Offensive power95013,379
Magic power3165,459
Defense power2243,707
HP324045,000
Hit210210
DamageRreduction201201
Attention rate15.00%15.00%
Critical Ramage50.00%50.00%
Critical Resistance0.00%0.00%
Speed99103
Penetration106106
Penetration Resistance5757

Skills and Passives

Skill number one offers a 15% increased damage after applying a buff. It's a single-target skill and can deal a decent amount of damage when buffed. Moving on to skill number two, it's intriguing as it deals AOE damage and provides a 10% increased crit rate buff based on the number of buffs affecting Kiato. This skill is particularly useful for PVE scenarios where facing multiple enemies is common.

Now, let's dive into his ultimate. When Kiato has two or more buffs, his ultimate guarantees a critical hit, making it exceptionally powerful. This feature makes him effective against characters like Noelle. Moreover, the ultimate grants a 15% increased accuracy buff for each self-buff, enhancing his accuracy significantly.

His combined attack, a single-target ability, applies a 30% increased damage to himself when the enemy is taking continuous damage. Overall, his entire kit revolves around dealing substantial damage.

Regarding his passives, the first one offers a 5% increased damage, while the LR passive, "Exciting Dance," buffs his endurance and block by 5% for each stack. Upon reaching five stacks, he gains "Idol Debut" for two turns, granting a 30% increased endurance, 30% increased block, and a 50% increased damage. This makes him a powerhouse in dealing damage.

Skill I: Cross slash

Cross two swords to deal damage to one enemy.

・If you have a [buff] applied to you, attack after applying the [15% increase in damage dealt] buff to yourself.

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: Swirling torrent

Spins quickly and slashes enemies with rotational force, dealing damage to all enemies.

・For each [buff] applied to yourself, attack after applying the [10% increase in success rate] buff to yourself.

Lv.2Skill attack power +4%, skill magic power +4%
Lv.3Skill attack power +4%, skill magic power +4%
Lv.4Skill attack power +4%, skill magic power +4%
Lv.5[Consideration rate] +5%

Motif skill page

Enhancement skill details
Spins quickly and slashes enemies with rotational force, dealing damage to all enemies.

・For each [buff] applied to you, attack after applying the [10% increase in success rate] buff to yourself
・Remove 1 [continuous damage] you are receiving
・Remove [continuous damage] you are receiving ] If you unlock it, give yourself 1 [Group Dance]

Special move: Whirlpool dance

Swing your sword in a dancing motion to damage one enemy.

・If you have 2 or more [buffs] applied to you, the attack on the enemy becomes a critical attack.
・For each [buff] applied to you, you have been given a [15% increase in accuracy] buff. attack later

Lv.2Skill attack power +20%, skill magic power +20%
Lv.3Skill attack power +20%, skill magic power +20%
Lv.4Skill attack power +20%, skill magic power +20%
Lv.5Skill attack power +20%, skill magic power +20%

Combined Attack

Work together with your partner to damage one enemy.

・If the enemy is receiving [continuous damage], attack after giving yourself a buff that [increases the amount of damage dealt by 30%]

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%

Unique Passive: Unique Passive

・If a [buff] is applied to you, give you [Greeting Dance]
*Greeting Dance: [Penetration resistance increased by 5%] / [Damage reduction increased by 5%] buffs will be given.

5 Groovy Dances will be given. If it is, apply the [Idol Debut Nearing] effect for 2 turns.
*Idol Debut Near: [Penetration resistance increased by 5%], [Damage reduction increased by 30%], [Damage dealt increased by 50%]

Awakening passive: Awakening passive

・[Damage amount increased by 5%]

Talents

Regarding the talent tree, focusing on physical attack (7% increase) and critical chance (up to 2.5%) buffs is crucial. In the blue tree, enhancing defense and critical resistance is beneficial, and in the green tree, prioritizing accuracy and penetration will bolster his offensive capabilities.

Team Composition

As for the best teams, for PVP, a team comprising Valtos and Rhoades can provide speed, support, and defense to complement Kiato's damage-dealing abilities. For PVE, including Kiato with Lotus and potentially William can create a balanced team for tackling various challenges.

Summary

Ultimately, Kiato is a solid unit, although not a must-have like Noelle. His gear set focusing on attack, crit damage, and penetration can maximize his damage potential, making him an excellent addition to your team for both PVE and PVP scenarios.

Dirk
Dirk

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