• Attack 9999
    Defense 999
    HP 9999

    Stats Overview:

    Breakthrough 0, Equipment (Ascension 1+) 1, Affinity 1.
    ATK (Min/Max)DEF (Min/Max)HP (Min/Max)
    Ascension 0516 / 840223 / 3311572 / 2477
    Ascension 1973 / 1517376 / 5582816 / 4337
    Ascension 21677 / 2189611 / 7824766 / 6200
    Ascension 32421 / 2971854 / 10386820 / 8361
  • Rapid Blaze

    Rapid Blaze

    Active
    Range
    CenterPos0
    2 Round

    Marks 1 tile. When the number of connected tiles reaches 2 times the number of tiles required to trigger a Chain Combo, casts the Chain Combo once at the marked location as well.

    Flameburst

    Flameburst

    Chain
    • Range
      Square1

      Deals 140% damage to 1 surrounding cluster.

    • Range
      Rhombus2

      Deals 145% damage to 12 tiles in a diamond shape.

    • Range
      DoubleCrossBeBlocked2

      Deals 155% damage to 16 tiles in a radial shape.

    • Range
      range

  • Firelash & Lightspeed

    Firelash & Lightspeed

    Firelash is the firearm Benny uses to provide cover fire, and supposedly can be tweaked for different purposes. Lightspeed is Curo's incredibly sharp bayonet. The combination has made Benny and Curo unbeatable.

    Ability

    ATK: +0
    DEF: +0
    HP: +0
    fire Counter Damage0.0%
    Concealed Attack

    Concealed Attack

    Passive

  • Dispatch Boost

    Dispatch Boost

    -1 hour to regain dispatch when deployed to the Dispatch Office.
    Mastery: Crafting

    Mastery: Crafting

    -5% Atomic Reagent cost when deployed in Workshop.
  • Pictorial Guide to Nature
    Pictorial Guide to Nature
    +10 Base Affinity+10 Bonus Affinity

    Common Gift. Best effect when given to Illumina Aurorians. Intro-level book in Illumina Federation, with extensive pictorials for easy learning.

    Crunchy Munchy Crunch
    Crunchy Munchy Crunch
    +10 Base Affinity+10 Bonus Affinity

    Common Gift. Best effect when given to forthright Aurorians. A specialty from the wasteland. Straightforward people enjoy this unique taste very much.

    Guide to Applied Science
    Guide to Applied Science
    +50 Base Affinity+50 Bonus Affinity

    Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to Illumina Federation Aurorians. Illumina Federation guidebook that teaches the reader how to apply science to deal with various problems.

    Tool Kit
    Tool Kit
    +50 Base Affinity+50 Bonus Affinity

    Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to forthright Aurorians. A box of tools for most crafting and repairing needs. A particular favorite of no-nonsense people.

  • A duo from Illumina. Benny is brash and reckless, Curo is cool and calm. Despite their differences, they have great chemistry and are among the elite fighters for Illumina.

    Logo

    Name: Benny and Curo

    Nickname: Combust Blade

    Gender: Female

    Height: 4'10"/5'5"

    Birthday: February 21/October 15

    Birthplace: Undercity 14

    Element: Fire

    Affiliation: Illumina Federation

    Fighting Style: Fire Lash, Flash Bayonet

  • Their Experiences

    It was the early morning and the Colossus was already noisy enough to wake the dead... Still in a trance from my sleep, I heard an explosion or something that jolted me right out of the bed. I rushed to the scene and saw it was more intense than I imagined. No, not exactly an explosion, but even worse...

    When I got there, I saw a short, black-haired girl holding a red-haired girl with double ponytails by her head, with the latter shouting, "Let me! Let me do it!" The sight woke me up right then and there. Aren't they Miss Curo and Miss Benny?

    It turned out they were only fighting over who got to do the introduction. I knew I saw them somewhere before, and once that was over, I went back to bed... Hey, wait, so what was that explosion I heard this morning?

    —Vice

    Their Story (I)

    Hello, Caelestite. We are Benny and Curo. As you can tell from my outfit, I'm Curo. That rambunctious idiot is Benny. Feel free to ignore her. (Benny: Shut up, you!)

    A pleasure to meet you. I can tell you're not an idiot. You seem quiet, so I think we should get along fine. That idiot over there is obnoxious all day long. I probably would have slashed her apart by now if she wasn't my partner. (Benny: What?! Who wants to partner with you, anyway!) We might work together, but as you can see, we are opposites. Frankly, she annoys me a lot, but I have to say that in combat, the idiot's irreplaceable. (Benny: Save it! You call that a compliment??)

    Their Story (II)

    Stupid Curo... If she didn't beat me in rock-paper-scissors, I'd be introducing myself. Who's she calling an idiot, when I'm the one who always came out on top! (Curo: Uh, that's because I'm always letting you win.)

    Anyways! I'm Benny. Don't listen to Curo, I'm the strongest! You wouldn't believe my rotten luck to have been paired up with her as soon as I joined Illumina... (Curo: That's my line.) To me, combat is nothing more than charging straight ahead. What's there to think about? I'm the strongest, anyway, so I only have to worry about is how many I can kill! Curo, on the other hand, mulls over strategy, terrain, and whatnot. I just don't get that! At all! If I wasn't held back, I would've fought her! (Curo: You can't beat me either way.)

    I never thought we'd be partners. Yeah, it's a curse, but I kinda enjoy it, too.

    Their Story (III)

    Speaking of which, Benny has gotten much stronger since we met. (Benny: Wow, you finally admitted it!) I have never denied how far she's come, but I'm pretty sure she never realized I've improved as well!

    For more than a year now, she kept challenging me but never won. However, I'd take it easy on her once in a while to keep her confidence up. (Benny: What are you talking about? I win fair and square, don't even try to deny!) See, I knew she wouldn't believe I go easy on her. Ever since there have been more ties, she's gotten more and more insufferable. Guess I'll have to go all out now.

    Despite my demeanor, I do enjoy fighting, and as part of an elite squad for Illumina, I enjoy my time partnering with Benny. Not many people can handle me, after all.

    Their Story (IV)

    That Curo sure can nag and thinks she's better than me because of her battle! True, she is a bit older and more experienced, but I'm not bad, either! She always gets on my case for being reckless, charging into things without looking back... That's because I trusted that she's got my back! (Curo: I have no problem with that, but I hope you can grow out of it.)

    I just can't understand why she needs to check the map numerous times before battle, study the terrain days ahead, and even make me count ammo! Why? I never did! I mean, it's not like I couldn't bring more with me! Even when I run out, I still got my hands! Even if I have nothing, I still got her! Anyway, the nagging has to stop... (Curo: You might not have made it this far without my nagging.)

    Well... That said, I probably will never get used to her not nagging, though.

  • It's nothing special being on the Colossus.

    It's morning... Explosion!

    Caelestite!

    Hey, Caelestite! I have to complain this!

    I'd like to file a grievance.

  • Master Interrogator

    Migard discovered that a High-Level Eclipsite has infiltrated the Colossus and locked the target in the Cafe. To obtain important information from the Eclipsite, you find several master interrogators and find out...

    Interrogation Time

    To figure out who is stronger, Benny and Curo have decided to give you a "friendly" interrogation. Faced with their questioning, you tell them exactly what is on your mind: why is it so important to distinguish who is strong and who is weak? Shouldn't they focus less on that and more on teamwork and learning from each other?

    • Tap on the Colossus Room

      - How do I feel about the Illumina? I don't feel anything about it because I know nothing about the place.
      - Unity is what makes the Illumina special.

      - I like Umbraton more than Lumopolis. It's not so much about being cosmetic there.
      - For once, I agree with you.

      Splendor Illumina!

      - General Barton is quite gallant.
      - I'm going to be just like him!

      - White Dwarf? One boring fellow.
      - Everyone's different.

      - I like fighting and winning!
      - I like winning, too.

      - Only cowards fight dirty!
      - They have no dignity to speak of.

      - What a big fellow! He must be powerful!
      - I'm so blown away seeing this legacy of the past for myself.

    • Interact with the Colossus Room

      - Hmm? You wanted to see me or her?
      - Can I help you?

    • Change Assistant

      - Is there a fight for me to get into?!
      - It's just normal duty.

    • Battle Failed

      - It burns me!
      - We're lucky to still be alive.

    • Victory

      - Piece of cake!
      - Mission accomplished.

    • Unleash Chain Combos

      Kaboom!

      Hahahahaha!

    • Active Skill is Ready

      Let's wreak some havoc!

    • First Main Lobby Welcome

      - Happy New Year!
      - Best wishes for the coming year.
      - Stop taking my lines!

    • Enter the Formation

      Roger that!

    • Aurorian Ascension I

      I've become stronger!

    • Aurorian Ascension II

      It's a very reasonable decision.

    • Aurorian Ascension III

      - Perfect!
      - Super perfect!

    • Standby

      - I'm so bored!
      - Just be quiet.

    • Upgrade Successful

      Good. Buck up!

    • Voice Login

      Alchemy Stars!

    • Interactive Dialogs on the Main Screen

      - Who are Caelestites?
      - They are a race different from the Aurorians.

      - Are Caelestites good at fighting?
      - I don't think so.

      - Listen up. This side of the line is my territory!
      - How dumb!

      - I'm getting closer to defeating you.
      - You're not the only one who's improving, nerd.

      - Honestly, I'm not interested in being promoted. Just let me fight.
      - You should think about your future more.

      - Ha-ha-ha, I'm the best!
      - Then I'm the best of the best.

      - You can't fight but you're nice.
      - Don't take her words seriously.

      - It's showtime, Curo!
      - Let's have the Caelestite witness your defeat then.

      - I've got nothing to do... Ugh... Isn't there anything for me to do?
      - Stop rolling around on the bed like a fool.

      - Don't touch my stuff without permission.
      - What's the big deal? You can use my stuff, too.

      - Hey, who do you think is stronger between us?
      - Don't drag irrelevant persons into this.

      - Sometimes I feel that it's too much of a luxury for me to be living in the Colossus.
      - There you go again.

    • Welcoming Dialogs on the Main Screen

      What do you usually do during the day? By the way, I just finished my self-training.

      You're up early, a lot earlier than that nerd.

      - I feel so energetic at night!
      - I've given up on this night owl.

      Quality sleep is one of the criteria for maintaining good health, which is why you better go to bed now.

    • Obtain an Aurorian

      - Hi. Nice to see you.
      - Get the most powerful person here to come out!

    • Receive a gift

      Thanks for your concern, Navigator.

      Not bad. I'll take it.

    • Receive a gift you like

      This is it! You know me!

      I'll cherish it. Thanks.

    • Release Active Skill

      Grit your teeth!

      - It's time.
      - Coming!

    • Standby

      Please make sure you pick the right moment.

    • Aurorian Trivia I

      - Aw, I'm suddenly missing the time when I first joined Illumina.
      - You were so much harder to discipline back then.
      - Excuse me?!

    • Aurorian Trivia II

      - More and more of our duels end in a draw lately. At this rate, I'll beat you sooner or later!
      - In your dreams.

    • Aurorian Trivia III

      - You often fail to sense the danger around you when you fight. It will prove fatal.
      - Get off my back! That's because I wasn't fighting on my own!

    • The Captain's Entrance

      - I am the captain!
      - Behave yourself.

  • Class

    Detonator (A+)

    Overall

    A+

    Advantages

    +Double chaining on self is extremely powerful, but has relatively little awkwardness to pull off compared to the double chainer archtype

    +Fairly powerful equipment if setup correctly (easier against larger enemies)

    +Active can allow for some interesting flexible placement that's not possible on many other Detonator style nukes

    Disadvantages

    -Actually setting up double chains require advanced planning due to the number of tiles required.

    -When non-Captain, is even more dependent on converter strength than most characters

    -CD is actually fast enough that it can be hard to get full mileage out of active unless playing as Captain (as non-Captains require Burst setups) or your team has double preemptive converter

    Explanation

    I suspect most people don't know how powerful Benny and Curo are because their effects are really confusing. It's easiest to think of them as a self double-chainer, except with way more skill flexibility and better placement in exchange for a higher chain trigger requirement. However, given that the issue with double chainers is more their setup cost rather than their outright power, it is a very worthy trade to play a double chainer with a lower power ceiling in exchange for getting rid of most of the setup cost. In most situations, I would still consider them on par with Leona, but with enough conversion and ingenuity, they can get higher.

Ascension 1

Nightium
25000
Fire Crystal Dust
30
Fire Flare Silt
20
Battle Archive I
10

Ascension 2

Nightium
40000
Fire Potion I
30
Fire Crystal
20
Battle Archive II
10

Ascension 3

Nightium
150000
Fire Flare Rock
30
Fire Potion III
20
Battle Archive III
10
EXPBonus (Not stackable)
Level 10
ATK +0
DEF +0
HP +0
Level 2100
ATK +6
DEF +3
HP +30
Unlocks new Files and Dialogs
Level 3200
ATK +12
DEF +6
HP +60
Level 4300
ATK +18
DEF +9
HP +90
Unlocks new File
Level 5500
ATK +25
DEF +12
HP +120
Unlocks new Dialogs
Level 6600
ATK +32
DEF +15
HP +150
Unlocks new File
Level 7800
ATK +40
DEF +18
HP +180
Level 81000
ATK +48
DEF +21
HP +210
Unlocks new Files and Dialogs
Level 91200
ATK +56
DEF +25
HP +250
Level 101500
ATK +65
DEF +30
HP +300
1. HP increased by 250.
Heartstone
200
2. Chain Combo Enhancement: Reduces combo-triggering tile count by 1.
Heartstone
300
Benny and Curo's Solamber
1
3. Increased by 250+5%Basic max HP.
Heartstone
350
Benny and Curo's Solamber
1
4. Increased by 30+5%Basic DEF.
Heartstone
400
Benny and Curo's Solamber
1
5. Active Skill Enhancement: Reduces skill cooldown by 1 round.
Heartstone
500
Benny and Curo's Solamber
1
Level 2
ATK +30
DEF +10
HP +50
"Counter Damage" +4%
Nightium
10000
Battle Archive I
5
Sublime
400
Level 3
Nightium
20000
Battle Archive I
10
Sublime
800
Level 4
ATK +30
DEF +10
HP +100
"Counter Damage" +4%
Nightium
30000
Battle Archive II
5
Sublime
500
Level 5
ATK +30
DEF +10
HP +100
"Counter Damage" +4%
Nightium
30000
Battle Archive II
5
Sublime
500
Level 6
Nightium
50000
Battle Archive II
10
Sublime
1000
Level 7
ATK +50
DEF +15
HP +150
"Counter Damage" +5%
Nightium
60000
Battle Archive III
5
Sublime
600
Level 8
ATK +50
DEF +15
HP +150
"Counter Damage" +5%
Nightium
80000
Battle Archive III
5
Sublime
600
Level 9
ATK +50
DEF +15
HP +150
"Counter Damage" +5%
Nightium
100000
Battle Archive III
5
Sublime
600
Level 10
Nightium
200000
Battle Archive III
10
Sublime
1500