Alchemy Stars – Bethel, Luke and Pittman Guide, and Review
Alchemy Stars, the hottest release from Tencent Games in the Gacha/RPG genre for 2021 has just started it’s a latest limited-time event titled Gloom of the Night. The tile-based gacha game boasts its strategic gameplay and cute 3D chibi sprites of beautiful characters called “Aurorians”. Alchemy Stars always releases new Aurorians along with their limited-time events and to give all players a chance to know about their backstory.
Gloom of the Night, the latest event by Alchemy Stars, brought with it a new storyline for the event, new event-specific aurorians Bethel, Luke, and Pittman. It also came with a new concept of Honor where players have to fight in Underground Arena and get rewarded based on their total Honor in the Path of Glory, inherently getting rewarded for their grinding. This ensures that no player can complete the whole event in a single day. The event gives out the featured 5-Star Aurorian “Pittman ” for free along with his Solambers to MAX Breakthrough him. That’s quite the difficulty. In this article, we will give a brief overview of the new Aurorians coming with the Gloom of the Night event – Bethel, Luke, and Pittman. Bethel and Luke, out of the 3 mentioned Aurorians are available to be summoned through their special time-limited recruitment. Players can summon them using the Special Star Flares.
Alchemy Stars gacha/summoning system is very straightforward and player-friendly. Banners are divided into event/time-limited banners and regular/rotating banners. Each banner uses up a different currency to summon – Special Star Flares and Star Flares, respectively for each type of banner. These Star Flares can be bought by using the premium currency Lumambers at an exchange rate of 300 Lumamber per Star Flare/Special Star Flare. They can also be earned via events, compensations, log-in rewards, and achievements in-game. As Bethel and Luke are event Aurorians, they are available through their own time-limited banners. Players can summon them with the base rate of 2% just like any other 6-Star Aurorian in the game till 50 summons. After 50 summons, the rates will increase by 2.5% per summon for summoning a 6-Star Aurorian. There exists no pity for a specific character but at least players who have saved up enough summons can be assured to summon a 6-Star Aurorian with the rate up.
Bethel is a Water Fire elemental type hero which is classified as a Detonator type. She has a medium Attack of 3496 and a medium HP of 8978. Bethel’s equipment ability states the use of her pet Frankel where the player can select a tile to place Frankel. Frankel has 2 skills – Roar and Sundering Claw. Frankel will use Roar, a damaging skill that targets a cluster around the enemy dealing 105% damage to everyone in the cluster. Roar will be used by Frankel whenever any active skill is used as well as when he is about to disappear. Frankel will use Sundering Claw, which is the same as Roar but deals 50% more damage when only 1 target is in sight. Bethel’s Active Skill is a damaging skill that deals 120% damage in a cross shape on a single traversable tile Her chain skills are damaged in different shaped tiles increasing according to the number of tiles traveled. Bethel will also send Frankel to the nearest enemy when using her chain skills. Here are her skills in detail: –
Active Ability: Deals 120% damage to 5 tiles in a cross shape centered on 1 selected traversable tile.
Passive Ability: Summons Frankel to the tile selected by your Active Skill. Each time a unit uses an Active Skill, Frankel unleashes a Roar, dealing 105% damage to enemies within 1 surrounding cluster. If only one enemy is within the range, unleashes Sundering Claw, increasing damage by 50%. Frankel also unleashes a Roar when disappearing.
Chain Ability (4/9/12 tiles) – Deals 150% damage to 12 tiles in a diamond shape. If Frankel is in range, Frankel teleports to the tile next to the nearest enemy and attacks.
Deals 165% damage to 16 tiles in a radial shape. If Frankel is in range, Frankel teleports to the tile next to the nearest enemy and attacks.
Deals 175% damage to 2 surrounding clusters. If Frankel is in range, Frankel teleports to the tile next to the nearest enemy and attacks.
Luke is a 6-Star Thunder Forest elemental Aurorian which is classified as a Sniper type. He has a high base Attack of 3605 and a low HP of 7897. Luke uses a new mechanic called Parasitic Marks which he inflicts on enemies using Chain attacks and Active abilities. Luke can inflict up to a maximum of 9 Parasitic Marks on any enemy. Parasitic Marks deal 12% damage per stack per tile traveled by the enemy marked. This damage is increased to 18% for the enemy with the highest number of Parasitic Marks stacked. Luke deals additional 30% damage when attacking the enemy with the highest number of Parasitic Marks stacked with his normal attacks and chain attacks.
Luke’s active ability states he consumes all his Scions to deal 40% damage per Scion to a single targeted enemy. Luke can get 2 additional Scions upon entering the battle and a new wave when he is Ascended. His chain skills hit enemies 2 times in 3 surrounding clusters near him, dealing more damage according to the number of tiles traveled. Here are his skills in detail: –
Active Ability: Consumes all Scions to deal damage to 1 enemy. Each Scion deals 40% damage.
Passive Ability: Active Skills and Chain Combos inflict 1 stack of Parasitic Mark each time they deal damage. Parasitic Mark stacks up to 9 times. Each time an enemy moves 1 tile, each stack of Parasitic Mark deals 12% damage. This damage increases to 18% for the enemy with the highest number of stacks on the battlefield. Luke’s normal attacks and Chain Combos deal 30% increased damage to the enemy afflicted with the highest number of Parasitic Mark stacks.
Chain Ability (3/8/13 tiles) – Deals 155% damage 2 times, assigned randomly to enemies within 3 surrounding clusters of this unit. When a target takes damage more than once, the damage from the second time forth is halved.
Deals 160% damage 3 times, assigned randomly to enemies within 3 surrounding clusters of this unit. When a target takes damage more than once, the damage from the second time forth is halved.
Deals 165% damage 4 times, assigned randomly to enemies within 3 surrounding clusters of this unit. When a target takes damage more than once, the damage from the second time forth is halved.
Pittman is a 5-Star Thunder Fire elemental Aurorian which is classified as a Detonator type. Pittman is the Aurorian that is available to every player for free if they can grind up to the required Honor in the Path to Glory. He is a Detonator classified unit with a base Attack of 3227 and HP of 10,837. Pittman’s Active Skill states that he deals damage to all enemies in a single direction dealing 160% damage. Pittman uses a new mechanic called Battle Mark. He gains 1 stack of Battle Mark whenever he is hit by an enemy. Battle Mark can stack up to a maximum of 15 times. Each stack of Battle Mark increases Pittman’s Attack and Defense by 2.5%. However, the stacks of Battle Mark decrease by half after the end of each round. Pittman gets a shield equal to 12% of his MAX HP per stack of Battle Mark that gets expired.
His chain skills deal damage in different shapes, depending on the number of tiles traveled on. Pittman is a solid unit with a high base HP and synchronized kit as a free-to-play Aurorian. Here are his skills in detail: –
Active Ability: Attacks in any 1 selected direction, dealing 160% damage to all enemies in this direction and knocking them back.
Passive Ability: When attacked, gains 1 stack of Battle Mark. Can stack up to 15 times. Each Battle Mark stack increases ATK and DEF by 2.5%. Battle Mark stacks decrease by 50% each round. For each stack of Battle Mark lost, gains a shield equal to 12% of Pittman’s Max HP.
Chain Ability (2/7/11 tiles) – Deals 160% damage to 1 surrounding cluster.
Deals 175% damage to 12 tiles in a diamond shape.
Deals 180% damage to 16 tiles in a radial shape.
That is everything to learn about the new Aurorians – Bethel, Luke, and Pittman that came with the ongoing Gloom of the Night event. If you would like to learn more about Alchemy Stars, check out our blog section for the Alchemy Stars community. We recommend playing Alchemy Stars on a PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse for the best experience.