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Last Shelter: Best Hopeness Lab Skills for Each Hero

Most compatible special abilities for reconstruction heroes

If you want to get an edge over enemy APC’s in Last Shelter then you want to reconstruct your maxed heroes in the Hopeness Lab. This is open a few seasons after SX heroes arrive so if you don’t see them yet, it’s not available to you. But once you unlock the Hopeness lab, it’s a whole new world to explore that can make big differences to heroes, such that it can either enhance or cover weaknesses in pre-SX heroes to make them a little more competitive, and top SX hero combos to make them even more of a base or garrison breaker.

For the complete list of special abilities you can gain inside the Hopeness Lab check out the full guide here. Today I’ll share my own subjective recommendations on special abilities that work best for each hero, and what you can specify the ark inside the lab (up to three) to give a slightly high chance of it dropping in advanced mode. Of course, your experience or opinions may differe which is absolutely fine, just as these are of mine. Take them what you will, but if you have certain skills you think work well, leave a comment below!

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special abilities (SX)

DEATH RIDER

Offensive: Tactical Conversion, Full of Vigor, Potential Unleashed, Auto Strike, Strike Combo, Power Conversion
Support: Greed, Lucky-V, Hour-Glass, Efficient Treatment

Recommend: Full of Vigor to increase might damage/ Tactical Conversion or Hour-Glass to skip 1 turn prep on combat skill for greater frequency

DAWN

Support: Insight, Self-Defense Instinct, Endless Trial, Lucky-II / V, Leadership

Recommend: Insight to reduce successful counters or Leadership to increase healing amount

HEAVEN’S REDEMPTION

Support: Back from Death’s Door, Insight, Temporary Preparedness, Lucky, Endless Trial, Leadership

Recommend: Back from Death’s Door due to high evasion rate and frequency to gain recovery

CRUSHER

Offensive: Enhanced counterattack, Auto strike, Reaper’s scythe, Defensive attack,
Support: Leadership, temporary preparedness, Killer or magician, Self-defense instinct

Recommend: Potential Unleashed or Endless trial for higher might and resistance, or efficient treatment for greater healing

KAMIKAZE

Offensive: Enhanced counterattack, Enhanced Splash Damage, Potential Unleashed
Support: Insight, Leadership, Defensive attack, Efficient Treatment,

Recommend: Enhanced counterattack for greater counter damage or defensive attack for damage reduction at the front

SCORPION

Offensive: Toxic Erosion, Surprise Attack
Support: Insight, Lucky-VIII, Endless Trial, Self-defense instinct, Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness

Recommend: Toxic Erosion or Surprise Attack to increase attack damage, Insight or Efficient Treatment to reduce counters to stack skill quicker or self healing treatment.

GLUTTON

Offensive: Enhanced Counterattack, Reaper’s Scythe, Defensive Attack,
Support: Insight, Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness, Self-Defense Instinct, Endless Trial

Recommend: Endless Trial or Defensive Attack for high defence or Efficient Treatment for self healing

RETROGRADER

Offensive: Defensive Attack, Potential Unleashed
Support: Back from Death’s Door (Shooter), Insight, Self-Defense Instinct, Endless Trial

Recommend: Insight to reduce counters and back from death’s door to heal after evasions when using shooters, everything else for tankiness

SIREN

Offensive: Tactical Conversion, Defensive Attack, Reaper’s Scythe, Full of Vigor, Potential Unleashed
Support: Hour-Glass, Endless Trial, Insight

Recommend: Hour-Glass for 1 turn skip or Tactical Conversion to up her combat damage

HUNTRESS

Offense: Potential Unleashed, Full of Vigor, Tactical Conversion, Power Conversion, Strike Combo, Reaper’s Scythe
Support: Greed, Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness, Lucky-VIII

Recommend: Greed for healing based on her damage frequency or Strike Combo to up her attack frequency from turn 4. Reaper’s Scythe to increase the damage taken by focused enemy squad

SHADOW

Offensive: Defensive Attack, Potential Unleashed
Support: Back from Death’s Door, Efficient Treatment, Self-Defense Instinct, Leadership, Insight, Come Prepared

Recommend: Back from Death’s Door due to high evasion frequency for healing

KOSCHEI

Offensive: Reaper’s Scythe, Potential Unleashed, Defensive Attack
Support: Insight, Killer or Magician, Efficient Treatment, Defensive Attack, Endless Trial

Recommend: Insight to reduce counters on him or Reaper’s Scythe to increase damage taken by lowest enemy squad

PREDATOR

Offensive: Reaper’s Scythe, Potential Unleashed, Full of Vigor
Support: Killer or magician, insight, efficient treatment, endless trial

Recommended: Reaper’s Scythe for higher damage received by enemy squad or efficient treatment for healing

NOMAD

Offensive: Full of Vigor, Potential Unleashed, Auto strike, Power Conversion, Tactical Conversion
Support: Insight, Lucky

Recommend: Full of Vigor or Potential Unleashed for higher might damage or Lucky-V to increase blind shot activation

ORGANIC

Offensive: Tactical Conversion, Full of Vigor, Potential Unleashed, Auto Strike
Support: Insight, Lucky-II / V

Recommend: Self-defense instinct for damage reduced in counter state or Insight to reduce successful counters

BETRAYED

Offensive: Tactical Conversion, Power Conversion, Strike Combo, Potential Unleashed
Support: Insight, Defensive Attack, Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness, Lucky-V

Recommend: Tactical Conversion or Potential Unleashed for greater skill or normal attack damage, Efficient Treatment for self-healing

PROPHET

Offensive: Reaper’s Scythe
Support: Efficient Treatment, Insight, Leadership, Self-Defense Instinct, Temporary Preparedness

Recommend: Self-Defense Instinct for high damage reduction if countered or Reaper’s Scythe to increase damage received by enemy squad

IRON SENTINEL

Offensive: Enhanced splash damage, Defensive attack
Support: Efficient Treatment, Insight, Self-Defense Instinct, Temporary Preparedness

Recommend: Enhanced Splash Damage, Efficient Treatment for higher splash damage after turn 4 and self-healing

HUNK

Offensive: Defensive Attack
Support: Instinct, Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness, Self-defense instinct,

Recommend: Either of these are equally useful to make Hunk more tanky. Efficient Treatment would work well for self-healing in less healing heavy combos.

BETRAYED

Offensive: Enhanced Counterattack, Tactical Conversion, Auto Strike, Reaper’s Scythe, Defensive Attack
Support: Hour-Glass

Recommend: Hour-Glass to skip 1 turn prep on combat skill or Tactical Conversion / Enhanced Counterattack for hero squad or counter damage.

special abilities (S1-4)

HUMMINGBIRD

Offensive
Support:

VENOM WALKER

Offensive
Support:

CAESAR

Offensive:
Support: Hour-Glass, Self-Defense Instinct, Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness,

JUGGERNAUT

Offensive: Defensive Attack,
Support: Efficient Treatment, Self-Defense Instinct,

COUNTDOWN

Offensive: Tactical Conversion,
Support: Hour-Glass, Efficient Treatment, Greed

FARSEER

Offensive: Tactical Conversion,
Support: Hour-Glass, Insight, Greed, Self-Defense Instinct,

VANGUARD

Offensive: Defensive Attack
Support: Efficient Treatment, Temporary Prepared, Self-Defense Instinct, Come Prepared,

TECH PRIESTESS

Offensive: Defensive Attack,
Support: Insight, Self-defense instinct, lucky-V, hour-glass, leadership

Recommend: Insight to let her confusion work and hour-glass to skip 1 turn prep on radar jamming.

MAJOR ANASTASIA

Offensive: Reaper’s Scythe, Potential Unleashed, Auto Strike,
Support: Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness, Defensive Attack, Self-Defense Instinct

WINGS OF LIBERTY

Offensive
Support:

PANTHER

Offensive: Enhanced Splash Damage, Full of Vigor,
Support:

IVANOV

Offensive: Insight, Power Conversion,
Support: Greed, Efficient Treatment, Temporary Preparedness

INQUISITOR

Offensive
Support:

EXECUTIONER

Offensive
Support:

KNIGHT

Offensive
Support:

VISCOUNT

Offensive:
Support:

Those are my thoughts on which special abilities are most compatible with each of the heroes and my personal recommendation on which out of the options to focus on for best results. Feel like I’ve missed something out or have abilities you find work well with heroes? Leave thought comment down below!

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