Hello everyone and welcome to my 249th analysis, this time featuring Nabuline.
Overview: Aside from a great Speed tier of 3531, Nabuline has another weapon against deniers that gives her the edge most of the time: Control Immunity. This is invaluable as it makes Possession, Freeze and Stun useless against her, and she can retaliate against deniers who use these methods with her own deny effects. This gives Nabuline's team to recover from deny effects should the enemy denier be faster, which is invaluable. Nabuline uses Stun as her main deny method, but she can also drain Stamina and apply Quicksand, allowing her to be more flexible in battle. The ability to be flexible and counter enemy deniers makes Nabuline a top tier choice for a denier who shouldn't be underestimated.
Rock Knuckles counters Hardened variants by applying its Stun twice, and it racks up damage by also applying Quicksand to all enemies. Sisyphus Boulder's Stamina cost is extremely low, and it removes 50% of all enemies' Stamina in addition to giving them Stamina Leak - this will likely make it so that the enemies can use only one move before having to recharge. Ore Extraction is a single target Mega Stun which is always nice, and Stone Coffin allows Nabuline to deny Stun or Control Immune monsters by draining all of their Stamina.
3 Speed with Life Mutations is the standard on deniers.
Teammate Options: More AOE Stamina Drainers like Jasastur and Mephisto can help make Sisyphus Boulder into a straight-up AOE deny move. Simly having Wangzhou on your team will achieve the same result. Nabuline also fits in nicely on Torture teams thanks to the relative rarity and power of Quicksands to other Tortures. For more Teammate options, check out this article.
Countering Nabuline: CD Activation, Precision modifiers and Stamina Drain can all deny Nabuline. A Stun Immunity is handy since it makes two of her attacks largely useless against you - Hookuai is a great counter since he doesn't care about Stun or Stamina Drain. Hobkin makes Sisyphus Boulder and Stone Coffin much, much weaker with his Stamina Regenertaion SC. For more Counter options, check out this article.