Rarity: 6 stars
Rarity: 6 stars
Regular Attack
Arts Damage

Goldenglow is a Mech-accord Caster specialized in single-target damage alongside splash capabilities from her drones’ self-destruction. With a powerful, well scaling kit, she’s an extremely versatile caster and among the best for a variety of content. Bringing excellent Arts damage output, Goldenglow is a worthwhile addition to anyone’s roster—especially for newer players.

Trait:Controls a Drone that deals Arts damage; When the Drone continuously attacks the same enemy, its damage will increase (from 20% up to 110% of the operator's ATK, linearly)

Operator Stats

Attack Power
Attack Speed
1.3 sec
Arts Resistance
Redeploy Time
70 sec
DP Cost
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  • Great single-target damage output thanks to multiple drones with all skills
  • Splash capability helps to deal with enemy crowds
  • Innate RES ignore helps with scaling against tougher enemies
  • Great scaling with ATK and ASPD buffs from drones and their self-destruction explosion


  • Drone self-destruction causes them to re-target, which can be detrimental if needing them to stay on target, especially notable with S3’s global range
  • Self-destruct is a source of a lot of her damage, meaning damage output can be inconsistent


Beacon's Wrath

When this unit's skill is active, Drones have a 10% chance to self-destruct when attacking (and then return to the Operator), dealing 300% of Goldenglow's ATK as Arts damage to enemies in a small area

Note: The self-destruction has a splash radius of 1.1 tiles

This talent is the core to Goldenglow’s kit, as the drone self-destruction is what contributes to a lot of her potential damage. The 10% chance given is misleading as it is actually an average activation chance over time. The talent has a 1.5% chance to activate the explosion per stack, starting at 1 stack and increasing by 1 for each drone attack that does not explode, being guaranteed at 40 stacks. After an explosion, all stacks are reset, the drone returns to Goldenglow and re-targets an enemy, keeping the trait build-up if it’s the same target.

Each drone has their own stack count and will explode independently. Since the talent has a high multiplier, Goldenglow benefits a lot from any ATK buff, especially due to her low base ATK. She will also greatly benefit from ASPD buffs as attacking faster means more chances for explosions.

Precise Redirection

Goldenglow and her Drones' attacks ignore 15 RES

The talent allows for Goldenglow’s damage to scale extremely well as many enemies, including basic mobs, start to have more RES as you progress through stages. Casters often suffer against some elite enemies and bosses with very high RES. It’s much less of a worry for Goldenglow and allows her to perform well even against those enemies without any additional help.


Scattering Sparks

Per Second RecoveryManual Trigger
Initial SP
SP Cost
25 sec

Drone +1, ATK +40% and ASPD +50. Releases Drones to attack enemies
The Drone locks onto an enemy until the enemy is defeated, the Drone self-destructs or until the skill is over, then returns to the Operator

This skill focuses primarily on single-target damage, making up for having the lowest ATK buff with a high ASPD buff. The ASPD buff helps with building stacks quickly for both her trait and the talent which will contribute a lot to her drones' damage output. It does have the highest ST DPS within her kit and one of the best among ST casters. It competes very well thanks to her RES ignore allowing it to keep up very well against more powerful threats. It does lack anything else unique in regards to her other skills, and will be left mostly as an option when you purely only want powerful single target arts damage.

Skill Mastery

Recommended Rank
Mastery 1+

The skill is great, but there is no shortage of good single-target Arts damage available which lends itself towards being a lower priority. This is further reinforced by how available options with high single-target bursts also have powerful multi-target or AOE capabilities that Goldenglow does not effectively have. Unless you only have one target that you must worry about bursting and GG is able to stay on-target, then other options will likely end up better and more versatile.

The skill does scale well with masteries if that is your aim with Goldenglow. The first level is good value, but the second mastery isn’t worthwhile due to frame rounding causing her interval to not really change from the first level. This means you should prioritize either the first or third mastery level to get the most out of your investment.

Surging Current

Per Second RecoveryAuto Trigger
Initial SP
SP Cost

Drone +1, ATK +60% and Attack Range expands. Releases Drones to attack enemies
The Drone locks onto an enemy until the enemy is defeated or the Drone self-destructs, then returns to the Operator
Unlimited duration

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A top tier consistent damage option with a great range expansion that makes use of the drone release mechanic. A lot of Goldenglow’s damage comes from her drones’ self-destruction which only happens when her skills are active. This allows S2 to take full advantage of it. The expanded range allows them to have an easier time to find a target after exploding and can open up different placement options to cover multiple areas of the map that other casters cannot effectively do.

Skill Mastery

Recommended Rank
Mastery 1+

The small ATK boost does not seem very valuable, but as most of her damage comes from her drones, especially the self-destruction’s high multiplier, it still ends up noticeable. The gains are equal at all mastery levels so you can consider any level to stop at based on your preference and needs.

Recommended Skill

Crystalline Shine

Per Second RecoveryManual Trigger
Initial SP
SP Cost
30 sec

Stops attacking; Drone +2, ATK +80% and Attack Range becomes global. Releases Drones to attack enemies and the Drones' attacks Slow the target for 0.5 seconds
The Drone locks onto an enemy until the enemy is defeated, the Drone self-destructs or until the skill is over, then returns to the Operator

This skill focuses entirely on her capabilities with her talent, as Goldenglow herself no longer attacks and will instead have the 3 global range drones. With the highest ATK buff in her kit and the highest number of drones, it’ll enable more powerful and more frequent self-destructions than other skills. As the drones are released and Goldenglow is no longer attacking, she can be stunned/frozen at any point during the skill and not suffer any DPS loss, allowing you to be more risky with her placement. The slow will hold enemies back well thanks to her fast attacks, and allows other enemies to catch up to the main target and group up so they can be damaged by the drones’ self-destruction repeatedly for higher damage output.

Due to this skill’s global range and targeting, the drones will be focusing on attacking whichever enemy is closest to the Protection Objective. It limits her potential for more specific targeting, as you can no longer play with placement and range to allow for that. It also means in the case of any enemy that has a taunt, Goldenglow will only focus on them during the skill, making it ineffective at dealing with any incoming enemies until the unit with taunt is gone. It’s a very powerful skill and excellent in most situations, but these caveats should be kept in mind.

Skill Mastery

Recommended Rank
Mastery 1+

The first level is important mostly for the SP cost reduction, as 5 less seconds ends up being quite significant alongside a nice ATK boost for relatively cheap cost. The additional ATK is impactful for her damage output, even if seemingly small, due to her multiple drones and their ability to self-destruct. Further masteries are highly recommended for that alone, but can be kept at the first level until you feel more is needed.


Flat ATK Buffs

Due to the branch’s very low base ATK, Goldenglow benefits disproportionately well from those able to increase it. This means all the Bard Supporters are a great boon to her, especially Skadi the Corrupting Heart. Due to Goldenglow’s RNG nature with her drone self-destruction, having someone such as Skadi that can have a permanent buff to ensure all explosions are buffed is a perfect option. Others can still prove to be effective, but will depend on skill usage and cannot benefit Goldenglow’s S2 permanent duration anywhere near as well.

ASPD Buffs

Goldenglow can also benefit extremely well with more ASPD for more damage output, even if it’s the only buff she gets. More ASPD will mean she will either stack her drones’ trait damage scaling faster, or stack her talent faster for more explosions. Sadly, to survive something such as Aak’s buff she will require someone such as Shining alongside another defensive buff, making this synergy more practical in other game modes where it is possible to easily gain ASPD. This makes it so Goldenglow is a great scaling option for Integrated Strategies and Stationary Security Service when able to get high ASPD buffs.

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Last updatedAugust 22, 2022