Old Prayers, New T-Dolls
Greetings, Commanders! Girls’ Frontline is back online after the August 23rd maintenance, and we’ve got a couple of things to take a look at. While this one’s a bit smaller than the others, it’s worth going over the new T-Dolls coming into the game now.
First and foremost, we have a rerun for the Hatsumode Spring Prayers lineup of skins (as seen in the featured image above), featuring the following:
- Saiga-12’s Visitor of Bountiful Blossoms (Live 2D)
- M950A’s The Elegance of Tea is Undefeated by the Snow
- UMP45’s Lonely Traveler of Eternity (Simplified Live2D)
- OBR’s Envoy of Spring
- EVO3’s Scarlet First Bloom
This set will also have the Snowflake in Tea 5-Star Furniture Set to go along with it.
Now we can get to the real meat here and look at a few new T-Dolls! We’ll start with the 5-Star AR T-Doll, SCR!
Okay, so this gun and T-Doll are pretty night and day. The Ares Sport Configurable Rifle is a semi-auto rifle mainly used for stuff like hunting or home defense, being chambered in 5.56×45 and 7.62×39, wholly normal rounds to find in the everyday game and sports shops. The bolt on these is a bit shorter than the AR15, but it can actually use AR-15 upper receivers and magazines. This thing is pretty much the basic simple-is-as-simple-does everyman’s rifle, normal as they come. The T-Doll holding it, however, has probably one of the most convoluted skills I’ve seen in a hot minute. To explain this, basically, she has Light Rifle mode and Battle Rifle mode, starting battles in the former. Every auto-attack, she gains +1 BR ammo. Every unique buff she gets between skill usages gives her +5 BR ammo. Switch to BR mode when you think you got all the ammo you want, and she now has perfect accuracy and deals increased damage. When the skill goes on cooldown, she also gets another +1 BR ammo every seconds, plus it she still gets the +5 BR ammo for every buff she got while in BR mode. Whew, yeah, long-winded and a bit complicated, but she has got some viability in night battles or agains high EVA enemies.
Next up, we have the 4-Star SMG, Vigneron M2!
Sure looks like an MP40, don’t it? Well, sadly, none of those parts are gonna work on the Vigneron, because Belgium wanted some inspiration but really wanted to do their own thing post-WW2. Chambered in the standard 9x19mm NATO rounds, it uses a decently sized 32-round box magazine (though it’s recommended to shortload the mags, they liked to crap the bed if filled up all the way) and had a decent firing range of about 100 meters (for reference, the MP40 and Sten both were rated for 100 meters). The T-Doll here sadly doesn’t quite have any prestige to her, as her stats are rather average, and her tiles aren’t much better. Her skill lets you place some cover for your units, which might help a bit for SMGs or SGs, but honestly, there’s better options out there for cover-based units, like Agent Vector or Henrietta (both tethered to events, sadly, but those are the better options). With too much restriction on her kit, sadly, she remains more viable as a raifu than a team player.
Lastly, we get to look at a quite surprising announcement of the 4-Star HG T-Doll, ZiP .22.
Oh boy, this one’s a fun one. If you have any familiarity with firearms, you probably know what this thing is. For those uninitiated, let me put it this way: This gun is more likely to kill you than the thing you’re shooting at. It’s frequently meme’d on as one of the worst guns ever produced, and rarely ever works the way it’s supposed. The only notable kill this thing ever got was for offing its own manufacturer. For proof and a good laugh as well, check out the video Forgotten Weapons did on this atrocity. Luckily its T-Doll equivalent isn’t quite a hazardous to be around, sporting some semi-decent tiles and actually poses some good early-round MG team potential. After all, enemies can’t damage you if they’re dead before they reach you! Keep her as an Echelon member if you have someone like Ribeyrolles or a support HG as leader, and keep her as a Echelon Leader if you want MG/SG power-ups. It’d be worth picking her up if you have some support space to fill. Or you can get her for the memes, that’s fair too.
That’s all for the T-Dolls, so now onto the Sangvis Ferri! We’ll be seeing the 3-Star unit Hunter available in the SP721 pool.
Lastly, here are the store updates:
- Half Price Manpower/Ammo/Ration/Parts/Contracts Package – Half off of the various supply packages (August 26th – 28th)
- Coalition Units Supply Package – Aid Commission *10, Basic Training Keycode *1000 (1120 gems, limited to 3 purchases)
- Aid Commission Special Offer – Aid Commission *20, Advanced Training Keycode, Battery * 1000, Strawberry Custard Cheesecake * 5 (August 23rd – 29th, limited to 2 purchases)
- Coalition Units Cultivation Supply – Rapid Growth Disk * 500, Basic Training Keycode * 3000, Advanced Training Keycode * 3000, Strawberry Custard Cheesecake * 5 (August 23rd – September 5th, limited to 1 purchase)
That’s all for now, Commanders, but as always, stay tuned for more of the latest Girls’ Frontline news and guides!