Hello everyone and welcome to my 92nd analysis, this time featuring Hydratila the Boltcaster.
This version of Hydratila is a nightmare in whichever War he takes part in: Sea monster fear his Thunder element and Thunder monsters fear his amazing Speed combined with AOE Freeze. Having the Super Attuned trait means massive energy gains against VoltaiK, and his Stamina control ruins VoltaiK and Zyla the Faithful. Generally speaking, his speed is tied with Krampus for being the fastest denier, which shows how fearsome Boltcaster is.
-Thetys, Page 24
Runes: 2 Strength 1 Speed/2 Speed 1 Strength
No Group 4 available version. Area Unblessed is an awesome AOE attack that also removes buffs from enemies. Agony Resistor deals massive damage to anything that doesn't resist it and can Daze some monsters along the way. Thetys, Page 24 is very spammable and the Freeze immunity+Stamina Regen is super useful vs. other Boltcasters and in Sea Wars. Lastly, Unfillable Energy does some hefty damage to VoltaiK and Zyla and gives them Stamina Leak, shortening their rampage. 2 Strength 1 Speed is enough to outspeed almost any monster with 1 Speed, but 2 Speed 1 Strength is also acceptable to outspeed any monster without 3 Speed. The key point is to outspeed VoltaiK and Zyla.
-Thetys, Page 32
Runes: 3 Speed/ same as before
After Group 4 is unlocked version.
opFreeze Manager is an AOE Freeze move that also makes your team immune to Freeze, and with his massive Speed Boltcaster can definitely put this to good use. Thetys, Page 32 destroys Zyla and VoltaiK and General Thetys with its amazing Stamina control and massive damage. Pain Capacitor kills any Water monster and Dazes the enemy team, reducing the effectiveness of deny moves in particular. Lastly, Area Unblessed is his 0 CD AOE move that also renders buffs useless. 3 Speed makes him the fastest denier possible, but the spreads featured on the previous sets can still do work, although it would be hugely unwise to waste his blazing Speed.
Teammates: YOU'RE A DENIER YOU FIT EVERYWHERE
Countering Hydratila the Boltcaster: Hydratila the Riftmaker can smack him with his Pangea Breaker. Other than that, use non-frail monsters with traits like Hardened and hope you dodge his Freeze. Using fairly tanky monsters like Bella Baal will also serve well if he's running 3 Speed. If he isn't running 3 Speed, use deniers with 3 Speed that preferably utilize Possession or Stun, like Cavenfish or Enypiast.