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Summer Joshua Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) A
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) A
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Joshua - Tropical Gambler: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Inflicts in-combat Spd/Def debuff on foes
・Atk/Spd buff to unit and ally if movement-assist used by or used by unit
・Possesses a strong Def buff to allies

Summer Joshua Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
12 2 Effective against flying foes. Inflicts Spd/Def -5 on foes within 2 spaces during combat.
1 Push adjacent ally 1 space farther away.
-
If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc. ) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Atk/Spd +6 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn.
-
At start of turn, grants Def +7 to adjacent allies for 1 turn.

Summer Joshua Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Lv 40 +10 Stats

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+10 Merges W/ Skill Bonuses 45 53 44 32 28 202
Lv.40 +10 45 41 44 32 28 190

See Lv 40 +10 Stats With IVs
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
+HP
Lv.40 +10
47 40 43 32 28 190
+Atk
Lv.40 +10
44 43 43 32 28 190
+Spd
Lv.40 +10
44 #REF! 47 32 28 191
+Def
Lv.40 +10
44 40 43 35 28 190
+Res
Lv.40 +10
44 40 43 32 32 191

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 40 48 39 28 24 179
5★ Lv.40 40 36 39 28 24 167

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 18 22 9 6 5 60

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (18) HP Superbane ★★★☆☆
Atk (22) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (9) Spd Boon ★★★★★
Def (6) Def Bane ★★★☆☆
Res (5) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

◯ = Stat gains +4 with a superboon, ✕= Stat goes down by -4 with a superbane, - = No assets or flaws

IV Checker (All Heroes / All Rarities)

+Spd/-Res

The best IVs for Summer Joshua are +Spd and -Res. A higher Spd stat allows Summer Joshua to get a ton of follow-up attacks on his foes. Additionally, his Spd is a superboon so you should take advantage of that as much as possible. His Res of is less importance and thus safe to be taken as a bane.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

We recommend a +Spd IV when merging Summer Joshua to 10. It is best to aim for follow-up attacks to increase his offensive ability as his Atk combined with his Def debuffs is already high. If you prefer relying on skills to increase Joshua's Spd, you can go for a +Atk IV instead.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
Summer Joshua Icon Summer Joshua
40 36 39 28 24 167
41 41 30 34 21 167
40 34 40 16 37 167
42 37 37 26 24 166

Note: Stats bonuses from skills are not taken into account.

Summer Joshua Best Builds

Swift Sparrow Summer JoshuaHOT

Special Skill IconMoonbow
+
Spd
-
Res

See Explanation and Source Heroes

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Joshua - Tropical Gambler Icon Joshua - Tropical Gambler (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Budget Summer Joshua

Assist Skill IconShove
Special Skill IconMoonbow

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How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Hero

Skill Hero
Joshua - Tropical Gambler Icon Joshua - Tropical Gambler (5★)
Joshua - Tropical Gambler Icon Joshua - Tropical Gambler (5★)
Joshua - Tropical Gambler Icon Joshua - Tropical Gambler (5★)
Joshua - Tropical Gambler Icon Joshua - Tropical Gambler (5★)

▶Other information regarding skills can be found here

Source Heroes for All Skills

Summer Joshua Best Weapon Refine

Summer Joshua's Weapon Cannot Be Refined!

Summer Joshua's weapon cannot currently be refined. This section will be updated if it becomes refineable in the future!

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Summer Joshua Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Summer Joshua Roles

Joshua - Tropical Gambler Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical Attack ImageRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement AssistImageMovement Assist
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Summer Joshua is a ranged physical attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Summer Joshua Strengths

Inflicts an In-Combat Spd/Def Debuff

Coral Bow+ inflicts -5 Spd/Def on foes within 2 spaces during combat. This increases Summer Joshua's damage and somewhat improves his durability as he will be less susceptible to follow-up attacks. It works in both phases and this adds to Summer Joshua's versatility.

Fling Allies into Combat and Buff Them Simultaneously!

Atk/Spd Link 3 buffs Summer Joshua and any ally who uses a movement-assist skill or receives one from Joshua by +6 Atk/Spd. Since Summer Joshua has access to Shove, he can make use of this skill to push an ally deep into enemy danger zones while providing them with buffs.

Can Fill-in as a Support Unit!

In addition to Atk/Spd Link 3, Summer Joshua has access to Fortify Def 3. It is a very easy-to-use skill that grants adjacent allies +4 Def at the start of the turn. When used in conjunction with the rest of his skills, Summer Joshua can grant a total of +4 Def, +6 Atk/Spd whilst using Shove to fling allies to an ideal position for taking down foes!

Summer Joshua Weaknesses

Low Res

SummerJoshua's Res only sits at 24 at Lv.40. This makes it easy for magic users to take him out. Be mindful of Summer Joshua's positioning in relation to magical units that can easily take him out.

Should you Unlock Potential for Summer Joshua?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? Cannot Unlock Potential

Joshua - Tropical Gambler Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Joshua - Tropical Gambler only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Joshua - Tropical Gambler if a 4 Star version is released!

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Summer Joshua - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
4 2 Effective against flying units. 5★
6 2 Effective against flying units. 5★
2 Effective against flying foes. Inflicts Spd/Def -5 on foes within 2 spaces during combat. 5★
12 2 Effective against flying foes. Inflicts Spd/Def -5 on foes within 2 spaces during combat. 5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Push adjacent ally 1 space farther away. 5★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc. ) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Atk/Spd +2 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn. 5★
If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc. ) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Atk/Spd +4 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn. 5★
If a movement Assist skill (like Reposition, Shove, Pivot, etc. ) is used by unit or targets unit, grants Atk/Spd +6 to unit and target ally or unit and targeting ally for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, grants Def +7 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, grants Def+2 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, grants Def+3 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 5★
At start of turn, grants Def+4 to adjacent allies for 1 turn. 5★

Summer Joshua as a Source Hero

Joshua Avatar (2).png

Inheriting Fortify Def 4 or Atk/Spd Link 3

Summer Joshua can be used to inherit the skills Fortify Def 4 or Atk/Spd Link 3. If you are able to inherit Fortify Def 3 from another unit, you can inherit both Fortify Def 4 and Atk/Spd Link 3 from Summer Joshua. However, Summer Joshua is a special hero whom you can only get from specific banners. Please think carefully before fodderring him off!

How to Get Summer Joshua / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Summer Joshua

Obtained through a Special Summoning Event!

Summer Joshua is a limited time Hero who can be pulled from a Special Heroes Summoning Event. They do not appear in regular summons.

Event Name Focus
Summer Passing Banner
Summer Passing
Special Heroes Summon
Joshua - Tropical Gambler Icon Summer Joshua

Starts:06/18/2020
Ends:07/18/2020

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Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
(English)
Todd Haberkorn
Illustrator Suekane Kumiko
Appears In

Illustration

Quotes: Special Triggered

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Quotes: Castle

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Lv 40 Dialogue

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    • >>[58] nice name choice. wish we could get resplendent outfits for the askr trio they for sure need those +2 to all stats

    • >>[24] well, in this specific banner, there are no pity breakers or non-focus 5 stars so the odds of you getting 2 5* focuses in one session is pretty high compared to other banners
      Still, the people here are very lucky lmao i would love a sothis, azura or a legendary seliph

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