Iris, Defense Diva

Iris Gains New Levels up to 500!

Iris Amicitia 

Iris and Gladio
Iris and Gladio

Gladio’s little sister, Iris grows up with even more boosts for our empire! I remember how I jumped on the chance to have Iris as a hero to lead my troops. Her Moogle Charm Enchantment was the bee’s knees. Now, she still holds a special place in my heart with more updates to Dark City Defense. Without further ado, we are going to look at just what she has in store in her Skills Trees. 

But, before we get started, I want to let you in on a little secret: If you haven’t unlocked Iris, yet, remember that as SOON as she’s unlocked she will be at level 200. This is 200 levels for any Hero leveling event, AND MP Carryover does apply for every single one of those levels. So, be sure to pop some MP boosts before you do that. If you have a farm or alt account that hasn’t unlocked her, you can grab an unlock from the Beastly Behemoth Dungeon or Tonberry Troubles Arena in the Guild Adventure Hall. Check here for some more Hero Secrets

Iris Hero Skills

When Iris was released as a shiny, new hero, her first level was 200. She didn’t have Hero Skills. Although her Mastery Skills were great, I am happy to see that she has her own set of tricks that are useful. 

Hero Skills Tree

Iris Hero Skills
Hero Skills

Max MP II: Increases-

  • Iris Max MP Multiplier Bonus up to a max of 300%.

Unlocks at hero level 351.

Hero Attack II: Increases-

  • Hero Attack Bonus up to a max of 5,000%.

Unlocks at hero level 353.

MP Recovery II: Increases-

  • MP Recovery up to a max of 150,000%.

Unlocks at hero level 352.

Hero Critical Hit II: Increases-

    • Hero Critical Hit up to a max of 5%.
  • Don’t worry about this skill since your Critical Hit is most likely over 100% anyways.

Unlocks at hero level 355.

Hero Streak II: Increases-

  • Hero Attack Streak up to a max of 2.

Unlocks at hero level 354.

Hero Critical Damage II: Increases-

  • Hero Critical Damage up to a max of 50%.

Unlocks at hero level 356.

Dungeon Dark Bonus II: Increases-

  • Dungeon HP Bonus up to a max of 1M%.
  • Dungeon Physical Damage Bonus up to a max of 3.5M%.
  • Dungeon Healing Bonus up to a max of 25,000%.

Unlocks at hero level 357.

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Troop Attack up to a max of 2.85B%.

Unlocks at hero level 358.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases-

  • Dark Troop HP up to a max of 4.4B%.

Unlocks at hero level 359.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases-

  • Dark Core Troop Armor up to a max of 12.8B%.

Unlocks at hero level 360.

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Mercenary Attack up to a max of 3.67B%.

Unlocks at hero level 361.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases-

  • Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 5.4B%.

Unlocks at hero level 362.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases-

  • Dark Mercenary Armor up to a max of 16.2B%.

Unlocks at hero level 363.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Astral Attack Bonus up to a max of 950M%.

Unlocks at hero level 367.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Elemental Attack up to a max of 2.8B%.

Unlocks at hero level 364.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases-

  • Dark Elemental HP up to a max of 4.28B%.

Unlocks at hero level 365.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases-

  • Dark Elemental Troop Armor up to a max of 12.6B%.

Unlocks at hero level 366.

Dark Mount Attack: Increases-

  • Mount Attack Bonus up to a max of 400M%.

Unlocks at hero level 358.

Dark Warrior: Increases-

  • Dark Warrior Attack up to a max of 5.44B%.
  • Dark Warrior HP up to a max of 1.75B%.
  • Dark Warrior Armor up to a max of 5.25B%.

Unlocks at hero level 369.

Dark Guardian: Increases-

  • Dark Guardian Attack up to a max of 5.13B%.
  • Dark Guardian HP up to a max of 1.75B%.
  • Dark Guardian Armor up to a max of 3.86B%.

Unlocks at hero level 370.

Dark Ice: Increases-

  • Dark Ice Troop Attack up to a max of 7.38B%.
  • Dark Ice Troop HP up to a max of 2.16B%.
  • Dark Ice Troop Armor up to a max of 6.25B%.

Unlocks at hero level 371.

Dark Bahamut Attack: Increases-

  • Bahamut Attack Bonus up to a max of 70M%.

Unlocks at hero level 372.

Monster Hunting Machine

Both in and out of the Citadel walls, Iris doesn’t fail when it comes to defeating those monsters. First in her Hero Skills are the basic Realm Monster skills that further increase her MP bar. That, combined with the Triple MP Skill that she was released with makes her the Queen of MP. Next on the list is her Dungeon Dark Bonus with a Dungeon Physical Attack of 3.5M%! That is the highest single skill of any hero. Only to be outdone by Veteran Prompto with two 2.5M% skills. She is not a lightweight in the Guild Adventure Hall.

Iris Mastery Skills

While I would have liked to see more Synergy skills from Iris, I have to admit that she does have some pretty hefty Dark City Defense skills. Even her Mirror Hero gives a whopping 38.4B% boost to Dark City Defense. Her various Dark Troop Attack bonuses are not too shabby, either. Although, these come at a price… you’ll have to level her up to at LEAST 448 to unlock her first Mastery Skill. The race is ON!

Mastery Skills Tree

Iris Mastery
Mastery Skills

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Troop Attack up to a max of 7.68B%.

Unlocks at hero level 452.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases-

  • Dark Troop HP up to a max of 1.76B%.

Unlocks at hero level 450.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases-

  • Dark Troop Armor up to a max of 5.12B%.

Unlocks at hero level 454.

Dark City Defense II: Increases-

  • Dark City Defense Attack up to a max of 38.4B%.
  • Dark City Defense HP up to a max of 8.8B%.
  • Dark City Defense Armor up to a max of 8.8B%.

Unlocks at hero level 452.

Dark Mercenary Debuff: Increases-

  • Dark Mercenary Attack Resistance up to a max of 3.15B%.
  • Dark Mercenary Cripple HP up to a max of 963M%.
  • Dark Mercenary Armor Piercing up to a max of 2.88B%.

Unlocks at hero level 457.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases-

  • Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 2.16B%.

Unlocks at hero level 449.

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Mercenary Attack up to a max of 9.9B%.

Unlocks at hero level 451.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases-

  • Dark Mercenary Armor up to a max of 6.48B%.

Unlocks at hero level 453.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Astral Attack Bonus up to a max of 1.29B%.

Unlocks at hero level 452.

Dark Bahamut Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Bahamut Attack Bonus up to a max of 90M%.

Unlocks at hero level 466.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases-

  • Dark Elemental Troop HP up to a max of 1.71B%.

Unlocks at hero level 448.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases-

  • Dark Elemental Troop Attack up to a max of 20.3B%.

Unlocks at hero level 450.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases-

  • Dark Elemental Troop Armor up to a max of 5.04B%.

Unlocks at hero level 455.

Dark Mount Attack: Increases-

  • Mount Attack Bonus up to a max of 815M%.

Unlocks at hero level 453.

Dark Warrior: Increases-

  • Dark Warrior Attack up to a max of 7.34B%.
  • Dark Warrior HP up to a max of 2.18B%.
  • Dark Warrior Armor up to a max of 6.3B%.

Unlocks at hero level 454.

Dark Guardian: Increases-

  • Dark Guardian Attack up to a max of 6.28B%.
  • Dark Guardian HP up to a max of 1.6B%.
  • Dark Guardian Armor up to a max of 4.85B%. 

Unlocks at hero level 455.

Dark Ice: Increases-

  • Dark ice Troop Attack up to a max of 6.3B%. 
  • Dark Ice Troop HP up to a max of 1.93B%.
  • Dark Ice Troop Armor up to a max of 5.76B%.

Unlocks at hero level 456.

Mirror Hero Iris: City Defense: Increases-

  • Mirror Hero Iris: Dark City Defense Bonus up to a max of 38.4B%.

Unlocks at hero level 454.

Mirror Hero Iris: Leviathan: Increases-

  • Mirror Hero Iris: Leviathan Bonus up to a max of 90M%

Unlocks at hero level 456.

Skills Check

Her Mastery Skills looks to be up to par with how our stats are looking at the moment. Her focus is on Dark Warrior, Dark Guardians, and Dark Ice Troops, as well as the Astral Bahamut. Even though her Mirror Hero boosts the Astral Leviathan. 

Altogether the attack bonuses she gives to each troop type is as follows:

  • Dark Core Troop 10.5B% (Dark Warrior 23.2B% total)
  • Dark Elemental 23B% (Dark Ice 36.6B% total)
  • Dark Mercenary 13.5B% (Dark Guardian 24.9% total)
  • Dark City Defense 38.4% which is DOUBLED when you have an Iris Mirror Hero present in combat. Add another Iris Mirror or two to get even more stats. Just remember that consecutive Mirrors will have diminishing results.

Not too shabby for a little sister.

Trap Star

Iris adds to our attack stats, not only for our Dark Troops in City Defense but Astrals and Mounts, as well. This is important since you want to KILL as many incoming troops as possible! With the recent increases to march sizes, you’re going to need as much attack as you can get. Check out my Trap Guide to see more information about trapping. Iris also has quite a bit of HP and Armor compared to other heroes, and this fills my heart with joy.

Iris Slays Beasts in the Dungeon

With the highest increase to Physical Damage in the Guild Adventure Hall, Iris is a little girl to be feared. Along with this 3.5M% Attack comes two new abilities Enraged Kupo and Little Sister Power. Both of them deal extreme damage and aid fellow guild members at the same time. A little girl with a serious affinity to crushing the awful monsters in the dungeon, you gotta love that!

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