Meow!~ Gonna give her lots of treats? That's right, we're talking about Black Cat Lid and how well she compares in the current GL meta. As usual, leave comments and questions below. And enjoy the review! Note: After 11/4, Black Cat Lid will NOT be summonable anymore. In Game Sprite Models: [3*] | [4*] | [5*] Equipment: Weakness: None | Resistances: +25% Thunder Attacks, +25% Confuse Resist Trust Mastery Award: Cat Hat (Equip): DEF +15, MAG +20, SPR +20, +100% Silence Resist Limit Break: 240% AoE Attack -> 335% AoE Attack Note: Table is gonna look different, as they don't display her imp caps, or starting base. This table is gonna only show max stats without passives. Spoiler: Black Cat Lid Stat Table Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR DC Hits 3* 1364 74 58 52 54 49 8 1 4* 1773 97 76 67 71 65 10 1 5* 2306 127 100 90 93 85 12 1 Name Effect MP Level Learned & Rarity Magic Shot 120% Magic Damage to one enemy 6 1 [***] Analyze View info on the enemy 1 6 [***] ATK +10% Boosts users stat by 10% - 15 [***] Maintenance Increase LB rate for 100% fo r three turns (SELF) 8 24 [***] Metal Kick 130% Physical Attack to one enemy. 7 36 [***] Undead Killer +50% Physical Damage to Undead Enemies. - 40 [***] Machine Killer +50% Physical Damage to Machine Enemies - 24 [****] Deprotect Decreases opponent DEF by 20% for 3 turns 4 30 [****] SPR +10% Boosts users SPR stat by 10% - 37 [****] Sunbeam 120% AoE Damage +30% chance to blind enemies 6 38 [****] Healing Force Heal 400HP + 1.4x Mod to one ally. 3 42 [****] Deshell Decreases opponents SPR by 20% for 3 turns. 4 44 [****] Upgrade Increases power of the next normal attack +80% per use. 2 uses max, +50% damage to user 2 54 [****] Hex Strike 130% Physical Damage + 3 random status aliments (poison, sleep, blind, silence, paralyze, confuse, and diease) 30% proc, petrrify 90% proc to one enmy 16 16 [*****] Invention Randomly use: Power Generator (20% proc), Laser Cannon (25% proc), Blastshot (25% proc), Failure (30% proc) 8 33 [*****] ATK +10%, HP +20% Raises users ATK stat by 10%, and HP by 20% - 50 [*****] Focus AoE +40% MAG/SPR for three turns. 48 66 [*****] Ultimate Blow 250% Physical Damage with -35% DEF ignore. 22 80 [*****] Pros: Lid isn't actually a bad 5* unit for something that is exclusive to this banner only. Her main draw and what makes her considerably useful is Hex Strike, and Ultimate Blow as her stable marks of DPS. Hex Strike allows her the chance to inflict many statuses to a enemy, while her Ultimate Blow is a strong move alone with -DEF ignore which is great to use for now content so she can leave dents to opposing enemies. She also has a couple slayers which would go great for them. Cons: Well, she lacks the main DPS weapons that most units tend to use i.e. Swords, Katanas, and Large Swords. She does have a great free bow she can make great use out of and that's the Killer Bow which easily would help her so this one isn't so much as a issue, but a minor setback at best. She's offered the use of some MAG moves but they are kinda there for no reason really. Sunbeam would've had a small niche if she didn't already have Hex Strike even though it's ST it would still be a better alternative then to use Sunbeam imo. Trust Mastery Award: This is pretty much the weaker MAG version of Black Cowl from Hayate. This TM isn't a bad one to grab at all really. MAG/SPR +20 from a hat is pretty nice as not to many hats rn give that kind of boost. The main selling point is the immunity to silence which is essential to most mages/healers where this hat would have it's best uses. This way you wouldn't have to waste a accessory slot by using something like White Cape on your healer/mage if you was fearing the silence status so they can continue their job without being stopped to do only normal attacks (if you didn't have Esuna on you) Comparing to Other Units - Lid See what I did there? BC Lid has more stats all around to Story Lid. BC Lid has a extra slayer, status aliments while Lid doesn't. BC Lid has more passives. Overall Verdict: Black Cat Lid easily trumps her story counterpart with ease. While the two mainly are the same in movepool, and weapon selections (cause BC Lid is based off her) BC Lids added niches, and new moves on this form makes her way better to use infact she would be a better good 5* attacker as she does have the makings to be it. As this Lid doesn't do anything significantly different at all. Conclusion: BC Lid is a pretty solid 5* unit imo, the 30% chance to add most of the statuses, and -35% DEF ignore with a 250% mod backs her up to be a good placement in 5* teams. If you haven't already got her she ain't bad to pick up. She has a helpful TM, and a reasonably okay movepool. So, try to summon her.