|ATK (Min/Max)||DEF (Min/Max)||HP (Min/Max)|
|Ascension 0||553 / 894||166 / 251||1444 / 2350|
|Ascension 1||1029 / 1602||295 / 438||2660 / 4184|
|Ascension 2||1753 / 2292||491 / 626||4553 / 5990|
|Ascension 3||2515 / 3095||693 / 837||6520 / 8064|
Giles joins the battle with the Sanity System. Uses 15 sanity points to deal 333% DMG to enemies in the 4 adjacent tiles in a cross shape around 1 chosen tile. Deals 2× damage if the caster's tile is selected.
Deals 100% damage to the enemy with the lowest HP percentage 2 times. Reduces the Final Damage each time by 15%.
Deals 120% damage to the enemy with the lowest HP percentage 2 times. Reduces the Final Damage each time by 10%.
Deals 140% damage to the enemy with the lowest HP percentage 2 times. Reduces the Final Damage each time by 5%.
When Giles encountered his Black Ram—Isaac, he was holding this wooden staff in his hand, and later, it became a tool for him to communicate with Isaac, allowing him to summon and command it.
Common Gift. Best effect when given to True Order Aurorians. Ancient scarab encased in amber. The True Order believes it holds mysterious power.
Common Gift. Best effect when given to Aurorians into esoterica. Famous for its odd appearance, this insect attracts collectors of curios.
Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to True Order Aurorians. Scroll containing inscrutable revelations. Many secrets will be revealed should True Order members decipher it.
Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to Aurorians into esoterica. The crystallized spiky fossil of an unknown creature for the extremely curios collectors.
A member of the True Order, usually rather apathetic unless triggered. He firmly believes that he was sent to this world to spread a certain nursery tale.
Nickname: Black Magma
Birthday: March 28
Birthplace: Lower Lumopolis
Affiliation: True Order
Fighting Style: Black Ram Isaac, Magma Bash
Giles is older than %s and me, but you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at him. His life is so simple and pure, made up primarily of sleeping and singing nursery rhymes with children. I didn't believe people could remain so innocent in this world until I met him! *coughs* However, Giles has quite an insane fighting style. At times he suddenly starts talking nonsense as if possessed, which he doesn't ever remember after he pulls himself back together. And then he just falls asleep.
Ah! How could I forget? The funniest thing is when he came to %s to compare heights. When he learned that %s was slightly taller, a ram's horn suddenly popped up on his head, which instantly made %s the shorter one. %s's sulking face was so funny, haha...
Dear %s, you must be here for my latest nursery rhyme. Your enthusiasm has freed me from boredom. The passionate waves in my heart are hotter than scorching magma! Pain... No, not pain. There are things that distract me more than pain. Like right now, the clamor in my head.
The bygones never caught so much of my attention in the past. Someone, or some god, is enchanting me, calling on me to gather the pieces of the past and share it with you, my sole listener, just like to spread that nursery rhyme is my bound duty.
When my soul was first created, a hazy, beautiful image appeared before my eyes... Of a maiden facing the light with her eyes shut as prayers flew out of her cherry red lips. Then, I fell into an infinite darkness.
I can't remember how I escaped from the dark. When I opened my eyes again, that young maiden was smiling at me. Tucked in her swaddling clothes, time passed in a fog like a dizzying spell, until that nursery rhyme took root in my head, stirring within my brain, growing potent... That was when I suddenly remembered a duty that I couldn't forsake. I called the maiden, "Mama," and requested to be taught the most beautiful language in the world. To turn the abstract into the concrete and spread the nursery rhyme far and wide. I can't recall who originally taught me the rhyme's melody. Mama put her palms together devoutly, offering her sincere advise to the God of Light. But I knew for certain that that was not the god that created me and ordered me to this world.
People in that city saw me as a freak and refused to hear The Nursery Rhyme. They missed their fortune to learn the secret in the rhyme, so unfortunately for them, they could only continue creeping along in the dirt like ants. A soldier discovered the profound meaning within the rhyme and fooled my mother into believing that he would make me a knight.
He took me away to search for the location hinted in the nursery rhyme, where he imagined a vast amount of wealth was hidden. His greed and cunning eventually aroused his cruelty. When my guard was down for a split second, he pushed me down a sheer cliff like a piece of trash.
I'm not sure if a man can die twice, but I was born once again in that dark abyss. A black ram named Isaac poured boiling hot blood down my throat. And then, that nursery rhyme was fully awakened, and it made its way out of my head in the form of a ram's horn...
Isaac and I fought beasts and Eclipsites on our way out of the pitch-black abyss. In the overworld, we sang nursery rhymes and peddled for food to survive, until a man with a leather suitcase came before us, inviting me to meet a lady who was very fond of nursery rhymes. That was how I came to Victoria's side; Victoria, who bears a scent very similar to that of The Nursery Rhyme. How can a nursery rhyme have a scent? %s, I'm afraid you have been restrained by your own senses for too long.
Victoria loves listening to me sing The Nursery Rhyme. She even got me a soft bed. Speaking of beds... My brain is shutting down, going into a coma. This is all I can share with you about my past right now.
If you want to know more, I can only apologize. There's nothing more I can say until you can convince my ram's horn. Don't forget! Isaac understands only his own language.
Help me, Navigator!
You sure got a nice place here, Navigator.
Navigator, let me ask you.
Navigator, do you know how long have I been sleeping?
Something wondrous has happened.
Tasty food is ready!
I can finally get some sleep...
It's getting dark. This color reminds me of...
I'm not a freak!
Are you about to go to bed?
The Navigator runs into Giles on the Colossus and gets involved in the story he's writing.
Some members of the True Order can actually understand some of my nursery rhymes. This much cannot be said of other places.
Lumopolis... Lumopolis?! Cold... Care! Disdain... I want to go! No, I'll never go back there! Never!
May the Truth bless you.
Eclipsites and we are drawn towards each other like two magnets... It's our fate to find and destroy each other. Hahahahah!
Nobody knows me better than Victoria. Ooh, yes yes yes! I must write a new nursery rhyme for her!
Faust is always smiling but honestly I don't think he understands my nursery rhymes at all.
Hmm? Do you really need to ask this question? I like nursery rhymes. What else? ... Sleeping, I guess.
Those who refuse to listen to my nursery rhymes are the worst... Hey, you wouldn't be one of them, would you?
Yawn...Colossus? A moving bed... Bet I can have a good nap here. Yawn...
I smile at him, but he doesn't smile back. The reflection on this glass is quite amusing.
Hmm? Is there meat to eat here? Anything but lamb... Nothing?
Boring... Boring, boring, boring!
Can I go back to bed?
Remember to wake me, okay?
New Year is sweet. New Year is wonderful. A new year needs new nursery rhymes! Yippee!
Hmm? Will this be over soon?
Yes! I just came up with a another nursery rhyme!
A magical feeling!
I cannot contain... this power!
"Tick tock, there goes time. Splish splash, smash a screen. At the end of the big screen stands the Navigator. And who is it that stands behind the Navigator?"
Come and see! Hahahah!
"A ram by the name of Isaac with burning wool as black as night..." Hey! Are you listening at all? I writing this new nursery rhyme to warn troublemakers off.
Do you know those kids in Lumopolis? What was their name again? Kitten? Meow? No! Not that... Anyway, I better not run into them again, or I'll make them sing my nursery rhymes!
What do a raven and a desk have in common... You don't know the answer either? Ah... what is it? Why don't I know? Why why why why why why? My head is pounding and pounding, it hurts!
Yawn... I feel so sleepy lately. I must be growing... Yes, I'll be taller than the Navigator...
The ram's horn can no longer contain its growing power. Through its red eyes, I have seen through all the world's lies!
The sharp horn tears open the evening curtain. Burning hot magma flows down the shattered land. In the deep recesses of my mind is a seed of Truth!
It seems that you like Isaac a lot. But sorry, Issac saved my life and I won't let him go! Hmm? You weren't going to take him?
"One plus one equals two. You and I together are greater than two." This riddle has many answers. Come on. Give me one at least.
I'm fine, I just suddenly felt inspired! Inspired to write a new nursery rhyme! Inspiration? Yes! And it all came from you, bless you, Navigator.
I have nothing but nursery rhymes... My nursery rhymes make me rich! Ah hahahahah!
Baaa, baaa! Why are you looking at me like that? This is Isaac's language. To show your respect to Isaac, baa after me.
"I'm not a freak!" *Panting* Another nightmare. I hope I didn't scare you. Yawn... I need to sleep more.
What are you busy with every day? Boring... Yawn... You should listen to me singing nursery rhymes instead!
Yawn... Mmm, sleeping is so comfortable... There's not much happening today. I shall sleep a little more.
Tada! It is time for dinner, I've been much anticipating this hour! Are we eating meat tonight, or meat?
How could someone not be sleeping at this hour when it's the perfect time to? Yawn... Never mind. I didn't see anything.
Oh, it's you, Navigator. Yawn... Wait! You must've come all the way here for my nursery rhymes, right? Right, right, right?
I slept already.
In my opinion, people with no purpose in their lives are too strange. Shouldn't the meaning of life be destined at birth?
That person promised me an adventure. It was my first ever trip... Ahhhh! But he pushed me. Fallen? Disgrace! Disgrace!
Leading a nomadic life isn't too bad, but Victoria provides me a very comfortable bed!
Captain? Hahahah. So everyone will listen to me!
Offensive Support (B)
+Some of the Highest Single-Tile DPR in the game. Easily SS tier in relevant content
+Absolutely absurd damage if built around (~200k or more damage on a 0 CD Active)
+Sanity is correctly costed; allows for unrivaled play flexibility
+10% DEF debuff to enemies is a strong team-wide damage buff
+Particularly nuts in Calamity Codex
-Is still ultimately a sniper; loses to the top detonators outside of single-tile content (which is increasingly relevant, but still not a primary concern for end game)
-Play variance is extremely high; timing your triggers and managing Sanity is rather brain intensive
Giles is proof that you can literally make Sniper numbers as arbitrarily high as you want, and they'll still struggle to compete with relevant Detonators in most end-game content. However, he's not that far behind, and his 1x1 is so good that he almost breaks into SS-tier.
Correct management of Sanity is key to maximize his potential - you generally want to be at 55 Sanity (i.e. 2-3 casts of your active) until your final turn, when you can spend all your remaining Sanity for a last-ditch burst. The reward is numbers that simply shouldn't be in the game; it's possible to break into the millions of damage, even outside of Calamity Codex.
However, the large majority of damage checks in this game are still multi-tile, and we generally trend towards tiering based on relevance in key stages. If more single-tile Damage Checks come out in new patches, then Giles will rise to the top of SS-tier. Keep your eye on this unit - he's not strictly necessary right now but I suspect he will be in the long run.
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|1. HP increased by 300.|
|2. DEF increased by 40.|
|3. Equipment Skill Enhancement: The kill of any Mirage additionally increases bonuses by 10%.|
|4. Increased by 300+5%Basic max HP.|
|5. Increased by 40+5%Basic DEF.|
|6. Chain Combo Enhancement: When Sanity reaches 0, trigger bonus DMG 3 times (Valid for Ascension III).|