Automaton Weapon Skills

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By default, the Automaton will use the highest weapon skill it has available. Different weaponskills can be triggered, by using the maneuvers listed in the tables below.

  • If there are multiple maneuvers active, the automaton will choose a weaponskill based on whichever there are more of.
  • If there is a tie, the automaton will use the highest weaponskill, of the tied elements.

If the inhibitor is equipped, it will override maneuver commands, in an attempt to skillchain. It only does this when the master has over 90% TP. In this case, it will use the highest weaponskill that will successfully form a skillchain.

In the chart below, the weapon skills below are listed in order of priority from lowest to highest- If the automaton is forced to choose between two, it will use the one with the higher priority.

Harlequin Frame and Stormwaker Frame[edit]

Weapon Skill Maneuver Hits Damage Type Effect Skillchain Obtained
Slapstick Trans Lightning.gif Thunder 3 Blunt Reverberation-Icon.gif Reverberation
Impaction-Icon.gif Impaction
0 Melee
Knockout Trans Wind.gif Wind 1 Blunt Greatly lowers target's evasion. Scission-Icon.gif Scission
Detonation-Icon.gif Detonation
145 Melee
Magic Mortar Trans Light.gif Light 1 Special Damage based on missing HP.
Completely bypasses defense/evasion.
Liquefaction-Icon.gif Liquefaction
Fusion-Icon.gif Fusion
225 Melee

Valoredge Frame[edit]

Weapon Skill Maneuver Hits Damage Type Effect Skillchain Obtained
Chimera Ripper Trans Fire.gif Fire 1 Slashing Detonation-Icon.gif Detonation
Induration-Icon.gif Induration
0 Melee
String Clipper Trans Lightning.gif Thunder 2 Slashing Scission-Icon.gif Scission 0 Melee
Cannibal Blade Trans Dark.gif Dark 1 Slashing Converts damage to HP.
Does not generate enmity.
Completely bypasses defense/evasion.
Compression-Icon.gif Compression
Reverberation-Icon.gif Reverberation
150 Melee
Bone Crusher Trans Light.gif Light 3 Blunt Stuns target. Fragmentation-Icon.gif Fragmentation 245 Melee
String Shredder Trans Lightning.gif Thunder 2 Slashing Verification Needed Delivers a twofold attack.
Critical hit rate varies with TP.
Distortion-Icon.gif Distortion
Scission-Icon.gif Scission
324 Melee

Sharpshot Frame[edit]

Weapon Skill Maneuver Hits Damage Type Effect Skillchain Obtained
Arcuballista Trans Fire.gif Fire 1 Piercing Liquefaction-Icon.gif Liquefaction
Transfixion-Icon.gifTransfixion
0 Ranged
Daze Trans Lightning.gif Thunder 1 Piercing Stuns target. Impaction-Icon.gif Impaction
Transfixion-Icon.gifTransfixion
150 Ranged
Armor Piercer Trans Dark.gif Dark 1 Piercing Ignores target's defense. Gravitation-Icon.gif Gravitation 245 Ranged
Armor Shatterer Trans Wind.gif Wind 4 Piercing Delivers a fourfold attack.
Additional effect: Weakens defense
Additional effect duration varies with TP.
Fusion-Icon.gif Fusion
Impaction-Icon.gif Impaction
324 Ranged


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