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

Lotus is considered one of the top-tier characters that players can acquire in the game. He excels as a premier debuffer and sub-attacker, capable of significantly impacting both the early and late game. Let's delve into his kit, explore his best equipment, and highlight his top talents.

Who is Lotus Whomalt?

Lotus Whomalt serves as an Adjutant General in the Diamond Kingdom. He is widely recognized by his nickname, the "Hell Lotus." In terms of battle prowess:

Magic: Lotus employs Smoke Magic as his primary attribute, manipulating smoke to his advantage. He utilizes this magic for its stealth ability, allowing himself to become transparent to others.

Some of his notable spells include:

  • Hermit's Thick Smoke
  • Creation Magic: Shaping objects from smoke, commonly used to ensnare opponents within a smoky enclosure.
  • Spells such as Smoke Binding Cross Prison, Degenerate King's Smoke Prison, and Bustling Lazy Vehicle.

Additionally, Lotus wields Weakening Magic to diminish and weaken the physical abilities of his adversaries.

Abilities: Lotus possesses Mana Sensory abilities, enabling him to sense mana in both others and his surroundings. This skill aids him in locating opponents, especially when surrounded by thick smoke. He perceives them as lights, with each light representing an individual.

In various conflicts between the Diamond Kingdom and the Clover Kingdom, Lotus crosses paths with Julius Novachrono and Yami Sukehiro. During his encounter with the latter, Lotus acknowledges the slim chance of prevailing and opts to escape. However, before his escape, Yami inflicts a scarring wound on Lotus's chest.

Lotus' Role

AttributeTechniqueClassdebuffer

Lotus strategically navigates by applying action speed debuffs. He functions as a buffer, allowing allies to more easily seize the initiative through reduced action speed, albeit based on probability.

In command RPG-style battles, increasing the number of turns becomes a highly effective buff, resulting in a high adoption rate even among top-tier players in PvP.

There's a higher priority on unlocking the Awakening Passive. By unlocking this ability, Lotus gains the capability to inflict 'Decrease in overall attack power debuffs' when attacking, further enhancing his buffing capabilities, albeit with low probability.

He is the best debuffer and being blue helps him in PVE, making him very effective. He possesses a double AOE, which is potent, applying many debuffs that slow down foes and make them take a lot more damage. Overall, he's exceptionally good and it's amusing because they built him with his passives based a bit on magic attack increase, where he can also inflict significant damage. Since he's AOE, there are instances where he can deal considerable damage to both individuals and entire teams.

Recommended Skill Pages

For skill pages, his best in slot is the one focusing on speed reduction, even a 2% reduction with a 25% chance is impactful on all skills, especially against bosses. Another good page is the one offering defense reduction or crit resistance. The defensive build with stun block and healing is also effective. If opting for a more defensive build, consider the SSR defense one. For future seasons, the one offering increased damage resistance could be an excellent addition.

Skill PageReason for recommendation

A scheming wise general
・Motif skill page
・Added concentrated attack debuff to skill II
・Probability of speed reduction debuff applied passive when attacking

Blossoming of talent
・When using a special move, there is a chance that a random enemy will receive a defense reduction debuff.
・Fire support with neutralization x defense debuff

Silent rock
・Defense power/penetration resistance increase passive
・Excellent skill page that can strengthen durability while being dedicated to debuffer

Recommended Equipment Sets

Lotus, whose debuff application often depends on probability, benefits from using a speed-buff equipment set. This set increases the number of attempts and enables debuff spreading before allies' attacks.

As a secondary choice, strengthening an equipment set that enhances debuff resistance or durability is advisable. This approach makes it easier to fulfill roles effectively.

equipment setset effect

deep sea secrets
[2 sets]
At the start of WAVE, gives the wearer a [Speed ​​56% increase] buff for 2 turns
[4 sets]
[Speed ​​5 increase]

Traveler's essentials
[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. Increase] Increase buff

sweet break
[2 sets]
[Critical resistance increased by 4%]
[4 sets]
At the start of battle, there is a 20% chance to block [debuff] applied to yourself for 2 turns.

Base and Maximum Stats

Regarding his stats, more defense and HP would have been preferred, given his magic attack passive. I'd replace attack with HP, and it would have been ideal. For duping, it's up to you. If you're using him frequently and have the dupes, getting him to dupe 2 is a decent idea, though not necessary to chase with Universal dupes.

StatsEarly (SSR)Maximum (LR)
ATK2554,339
MATK76510,720
DEF2023,736
HP4,59357,420
ACC207207
DMG RES207201
CRIT DMG45.00%45.00%
CRIT RES0.00%0.00%
SPD103107
PEN114114
ENDURANCE5353

Skills and Passives

Let's delve into his skills and identify which skills should be prioritized for upgrades. Skill one is an AOE with a 50% chance to apply a 15% reduced Mobility debuff on enemies. At level five, it grants an additional 5%, bringing it up to 20%. A 20% debuff reduction delays the turn order by two places, which is very effective. Damage-wise, it's not the most impressive, but still very good.

Skill two, I genuinely appreciate, where it extends debuffs on the enemy and reduces their damage resistance. This causes them to take more damage, and with his skill page, it adds a concentrated attack, which deals damage as if it's a crit hit. However, this is only for one turn, so it's very situational.

The ultimate applies incapacity to everyone guaranteed and has a chance to remove all buffs from an enemy. For example, against Mars, it can remove the debuff block for one turn. Additionally, there's a 50% chance to reduce speed by 55%, making it one of the best ultimates in the game by increasing damage, removing buffs, and increasing speed. Upgrading it increases the buff removal chance to 60%, but I wish it could reach 70%. Still, it's better than before.

His combo is pretty good, offering a 60% chance to reduce Mobility by 20%, making it better than skill one. It's useful when used in conjunction with someone else. Even his combo with Mars is excellent, guaranteeing a speed reduction. Using Lotus first and then comboing with Mars is very effective, slowing everyone down and inflicting debuffs. Upgrading skill one to level five is crucial due to the extra 5% Mobility, which can make a significant difference. I'd recommend this upgrade and getting the ultimate to at least level three. Skill two upgrades aren't as vital; focus mainly on skill one and the ultimate. Upgrading the combo for more damage isn't a bad idea either, but it's optional.

His passive, magic attack increased by 12%, isn't too crazy but decent for damage. His enhanced passive offers a 25% chance to inflict a 10% reduce all attack debuff for one turn. At level two, it increases to a 35% chance to inflict a 12% reduced all attack. Although it's not the most impressive passive, even one turn of reduced all attack is beneficial.

Skill I: Smoke throwing

Sends out a cloud of smoke that damages all enemies.

・50% chance to apply [15% reduction in energy] debuff to enemies

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

Skill II: Smoke explosion

Explodes smoke and damages one enemy.

・[Debuff duration extended by 1 turn] applied to the enemy
・Applies [Lv.3 damage reduction reduction] debuff to the enemy for 2 turns

Lv.2Skill attack power +10%, skill magic power +10%
Lv.3Skill attack power +10%, skill magic power +10%
Lv.4Skill attack power +10%, skill magic power +10%
Lv.5Skill attack power +10%, skill magic power +10%

Motif skill page

iconEnhancement skill details
Explodes smoke and damages one enemy.

・[Debuff duration extended by 1 turn] on the enemy
・Applies [Lv.3 damage reduction reduction] debuff to the enemy for 2 turns
・Applies [Concentrated attack] debuff to the enemy for 1 turn

Special move: Fallen King's Smoke Hell

Surrounds the enemy with a swirl of smoke, dealing damage to all enemies.

・Applies [Lv.3 Incapacitate] debuff to all enemies for 2 turns
・50% chance to remove all [buffs] on enemies
・50% chance to apply [Lv.3 Incapacitate] debuff to enemies for 2 turns Lv.3 Speed ​​reduction] Add debuff

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

Combination Attack

Work together with your partner to damage all enemies.

・60% chance to apply [20% reduction in energy] debuff to enemies

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%

Unique Passive

・[Magic power increased by 12%]

Enchanced Passive

[2 convex]
- If you attack, there is a 25% chance to apply a [10% reduction in total attack power] debuff

for
1 turn. Total attack power reduced by 12%] Added debuff

Team Composition

In terms of teams, he's quite versatile and fits well in many setups. He works excellently with characters like Yami and Mars, but even separately, he's very effective. Pairing him with William and Blue Yami or keeping Lotus and Mars together can work wonders. His versatility makes him a solid addition to any team.

For blue team setups, best would be this build for late game, which could change with new character releases.

Lotus is a godly unit, and he works well in almost any team. His versatile debuffing abilities make him a fantastic addition to your lineup.

Dirk
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