|ATK (Min/Max)||DEF (Min/Max)||HP (Min/Max)|
|Ascension 0||476 / 817||173 / 279||1363 / 2307|
|Ascension 1||951 / 1523||324 / 502||2618 / 4205|
|Ascension 2||1674 / 2214||556 / 724||4575 / 6070|
|Ascension 3||2436 / 3015||791 / 972||6601 / 8208|
Select any 1 tile, then select another 1 tile within 2 surrounding clusters to determine a rectangular area. Absorbs the enhanced tiles within this area and deals 100% damage to enemies within this area. Increases final damage by 50% for every 1 enhanced tile absorbed.
Deals 140% damage to the nearest and farthest targets, but subsequent damage dealt to the same targets are halved. Summons up to 1 enhanced tile at the feet of the targets.
Deals 160% damage to the nearest and farthest targets, but subsequent damage dealt to the same targets are halved. Summons up to 1 enhanced tile at the feet of the targets.
Deals 180% damage to the nearest and farthest targets, but subsequent damage dealt to the same targets are halved. Summons up to 1 enhanced tile at the feet of the targets.
In reality, it is just an ordinary flintlock pistol. However, under Minos' meticulous maintenance, he can infuse it with his Luminatics to make it unleash several times its original power.
Common Gift. Best effect when given to Umbraton Aurorians. Replica of different famous paintings. Popular in Umbraton.
Common Gift. Best effect when given to noble Aurorians. Compact, light, exquisitely sculpted silver bell believed by sophisticated folks to be a good luck charm.
Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to Umbraton Aurorians. Only certain tycoons in Umbraton get an occasional sip of this precious libation.
Valuable Gift. Best effect when given to noble Aurorians. Rare ore that shines in different colors under different intensity of light. A present among nobles.
The head butler of the Andersen family in Umbraton. Graceful, courteous, and a perfectionist to a fault, he has sworn to repay his master's kindness by serving him with every ounce of his strength and loyalty.
Nickname: Beastly Phantasm
Birthday: April 24
Fighting Style: Flintlock Pistol
Honestly? I'm not at all surprised at the fact that Minos moved into the Colossus. I mean, he used to come here two to three times a day to check on Nina, just to make sure she was doing all right without her knowing. He even frightened me quite a few times when I was passing by.
I actually didn't mind his secret visits, as he always helped us tidy up the Colossus while he was here because he felt sorry for "disturbing us." I once followed him, trying to learn how he tidied up a room, but my eyes couldn't even keep up with his movements. Probably only someone as fully committed to one thing as he could achieve such mastery.
Then, one day, Nina finally discovered Minos following her, so she yelled at him and said, "If you like coming here so much, why don't you just move in!?" It was almost as if Minos had been waiting for her to say that. He moved in the very next day.
Of course Nina wasn't happy about it, but I'm sure my work will be way easier now that Minos is here!
It's alright. I don't mind you staring at that broken horn on my head. It'd be unsettling for anyone to suddenly have someone with such an unseemly appearance like me around. Oh, no need to be sorry. It's only natural to be curious... or scared. Even my own family couldn't hide their disgust at how I looked. I don't mind telling people about the broken horn because, to me, it was the day that I was reborn.
Back then, Mr. Andersen was not my master, but my target—to become the head of the Andersen family. The Andersens' former butler was also not yet my mentor at the time. I charged at Mr. Andersen with my sword drawn, but didn't manage to even touch his clothing. That was when I lost my horn; the former butler stopped me in my tracks and snapped it in half. I was pinned to the ground, waiting to reap the consequences of my defeat. It was obvious to everyone there that I was an assassin, but Mr. Andersen told them all that I was his butler's "undisciplined apprentice." Instead of giving me the punishment I deserved, he took me in, and from that day on, I said goodbye to my broken horn and despicable past.
I didn't realize that you'd be so interested in my past, %s. If you really want to know, okay, I'll tell you.
I, a demi-human, was born in the slums. My brother sold me to a brotherhood of assassins so there was money to feed my family. As the hand of fate had willed it, I came to the organization from a home that loved me not, and then took on a job from the organization and came to the Andersens.
My mission failed, but the head of the Andersens took me in. When my master asked me if I wanted to stay, I accepted the offer without hesitation. With them, I was treated like an individual for the very first time. It was also the first time that I learned that even someone like me could be cherished and respected as a person.
That was when I finally I'd escaped from the hands of fate. I'd found a place where I belonged. Only my unwavering loyalty to the Andersen family suffices to return the kindness they gave me.
So you do remember the fallout that transpired between Miss Nina and me. No need to be concerned. The misunderstanding has been cleared up. That said, I will never forget the incident that led to this grave misunderstanding.
Back in the days when I was still with the brotherhood of assassins, I was used to the smell of blood and had grown numb to its stench. One rainy night, after I disposed of an assassin who took an attempt on Mr. Andersen's life, I was in such a hurry to confirm my master's safety that I forgot I was covered in blood. It was all over my collar, my hair, even my face. And I ran into Miss Nina like that. She was so shocked that she ran away, screaming and trembling in fear. I called out after her in confusion, but she didn't turn back. When lightning streaked across the sky outside the window, I saw the horror show that I was in the reflection of the window.
Then, she became distant and even tried to avoid me. But what I resented more was that my negligence revealed my ugly side to her. It was a mistake that I would never repeat again.
You think I'm a "perfect" butler? I'm honored to receive such a compliment, but there is always room for improvement in my line of work. Serving my master, receiving guests, fishing for intel, stopping assassinations... these are all basic requirements for the job. Although my work as a butler sometimes does overlap with what I used to do as an assassin, the purpose that drives me is very different now. Everything I do now, I do for the Andersen family.
Once, my mentor and I assisted Mr. Andersen in quelling a conflict within the family and safeguarded the Andersens' assets. Now that my mentor is no longer with us and I've succeeded him, I've gained the right to be vocal within the family. Thus, my responsibilities now include teaching Miss Nina on top of assisting my master. I understand Nina's desire to be independent and self-reliant. Still, as the family's butler, I have to put her safety first, as she is the future head of the Andersen family.
What was that? "Even at the cost of being despised by Nina?" No. How would that be all right for me? Even so... I have made up my mind. I will not budge until I feel that Miss Nina is ready to be independent.
Hello, honorable Navigator.
Honorable Navigator, do you happen to have some time?
Honorable Navigator, I've been ever so slightly confused lately.
Breakfast is ready.
Good morning, honorable Navigator.
What would you like for lunch?
Good afternoon, honorable Navigator.
Good afternoon, honorable Navigator.
It's time to go to bed.
Good evening, honorable Navigator.
It's late, honorable Navigator.
Minos invited you to a party near the Andersen Mansion, where Mr. Androma will make an important announcement.
The things I've done for my honorable master do not even come close to paying back the debt of gratitude I owe.
No harm shall come to Master or Miss Nina on my watch—whether in Umbraton, Lumopolis, or anywhere.
All who dare plot against the Andersens shall perish before my eyes.
I'm unable to bear the existence of filthy creatures like Eclipsites in the world.
Miss Nina's heart is pure and kind, and I shall guard her life with mine.
Although Sanae's lack of coordination may sometimes be a cause for concern, Miss Nina really likes her.
Is there anything more exhilarating than the sense of everything being neat, tidy, and in proper order?
How can some people tolerate such messes in their rooms? I simply cannot understand.
The Colossus has truly been arrayed in a stately fashion. Except with the constant crowd coming and going, it really need to be cleaned regularly.
I thoroughly cleaned the drinking glasses at the bar, so you don't have to worry about using them.
Thanks for your kind invitation, but I just noticed some dust when wiping the handrail with my handkerchief. Allow me to clean the place first.
I'm sorry. I greatly miscalculated.
Good thing I didn't dirty my clothing.
I await your command.
Happy New Year! I must go prepare the New Year's banquet now.
I still have so far to go.
A rather novel feeling, I must say.
I'll do my best to repay your trust.
It's chilly here, and I don't want you catching a cold. If you don't mind, I'll take you back to your room. I've already prepared your bed with fresh sheets and placed an aromatic freshener.
Practice nurtures talent.
I was just wondering what you prefer in terms of flowers? I got some tips from a merchant from Cloud Island, and if you don't mind, I'd like to redecorate the dining table with some freshly-plucked flowers.
Although I hold you in great esteem, the same cannot be said for my exacting master. He would say you still have a lot to learn. But don't worry—I'll help.
I'm no mind reader. I simply anticipate what my masters and their guests will need, then make meticulous arrangements for them. This is a basic requirement of a butler who serves the Andersen family.
It's so much quieter now that I got rid of those nearby Eclipsites. How do you feel about accompanying me on a leisurely stroll?
A strict schedule is absolutely essential. Lost time cannot be gotten back, so calibrating my pocket watch is one of the very first things I do in the morning.
One's control over a situation—whether on the battlefield or in a business—is largely dependent on experience. You have genuine talent. I'd be happy to share what I've learned.
Just a moment, you have a tear in your clothes... It may not seem like much, but we can only take care of great things when we take care of the little things first. I'll have it sewn up in no time.
I decided to cook a meal as I had a free moment. Does it suit your palate? Oh, there's a spot of butter at the corner of your mouth. Let me wipe it off.
A gentleman must know how to dance, and I expect as much from a friend of Nina's. Well? What are you waiting for? Here. Hands on my waist. Let's begin.
You really are rather injury-prone. Please. Have a seat while I clean your wounds.
Huh? I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that. Please don't misinterpret my current state of tiredness. I'm just taking this rare bit of free time to rest up a bit. I apologize for worrying you.
As the butler of the Andersen family, I take it as my life's mission to always improve myself further in the direction of perfection, and I am far from it.
I understand you're busy, but I must remind you of the importance of regular mealtimes. Take care of yourself.
Would you care to try the blueberry and raspberry cheesecake or the vanilla souffle for early morning tea?
Might I recommend a bath, seeing as you're rather tired? I've already taken the liberty of running the hot water.
The importance of proper rest cannot be overstated. You may find yourself doubly as productive in the daylight hours if you look after your needs now.
It's an honor to meet you. I'm Minos, and although I will remain the Andersen family's exclusive butler, be assured I'll do my very best to help you.
Shall I bring our haul in?
The horn on my head did not break off by itself, but as a result of my mentor's... Never mind. It's in the past. Let bygones remain bygones. Would you care to refresh yourself with a mint and lime tea?
One must always take great care of one's appearance. I remember how I once failed to entirely remove some blood stains off myself and gave Miss Nina such a scare that she refused to come near me for a very long time. It really broke my heart.
There really isn't all that much to being a butler—apart from ironing, cleaning, making meals, entertaining guests; eliminating nearby Eclipsites, potential assailants, nosy troublemakers; as well as the occasional act of intimidation against harbingers of ill-intent.
Rest assured, leave the task to me.
(SS at MBT, or with full team support)
+Completely trivializes all 1x1 content, and scales hard enough to compete on 2x2.
+Minotaur State is a bundle of basically all the best effects in the game and takes his damage into the stratosphere.
+Non-conventional team-building synergies increase value on secondary and tertiary teams for Codex and Abyss.
-Entirely dependent on exceptional play and dolphin-tier team-comps to be better than other Forest snipers. New-player/F2P unfriendly.
-Damage output drops during boss fights that summon enemies consistently
-Average performance in stages that end in a few rounds (1TKO)
Minos is hard to evaluate in a vacuum, as much of his damage potential is gated behind either breakthroughs or proper team support. Minotaur state is absolutely silly, but it really only starts to outpace competition in Forest if you can get it online by turn three (i.e. before your second burst round). This means you’ll want other dolphin-tier units like BT3 Gabriel, BT3 Hiiro, and BT3 Paloma, or significant investment in Minos himself. This isn’t out of the realm of possibility for enfranchised players, but it’s enough to knock his general rating down.
All that said, Minos is unrivaled at what he does. With proper support, his only competition is Vice: Keen Sight and Giles. The differences between these three borderline broken Snipers are marginal; Giles has a lot more damage up front at the cost of total scaling, and Vice: Keen Sight doesn’t need support at the cost of slightly lower damage and a lot less flexibility. They’re all worth investment, but only after your Detonator-Converter cores are complete.
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|1. HP increased by 300.|
|2. DEF increased by 40.|
|3. Active Skill Enhancement: Remove 1 Mortal Mark stack every time an Active Skill deals damage. Equipment Skill Enhancement: Basic ATK is increased by 25% after all Mortal Marks are cleared. (Valid for Ascension II)|
|4. Increased by 300+5%Basic max HP.|
|5. Increased by 40+5%Basic DEF.|
|6. Active Skill Enhancement: Can be cast 1 more time after entering Aurora Time.|