The Blue Archive banner for May 16-30 has arrived, and it’s a big one for meta players. The banner features two students, Himari and Eimi. Himari is the star of the show, and Eimi is just kind of there. But is it worth pulling for either of them?
Himari is basically Ako but far less crit reliant. Instead, she gives a massive attack buff for her EX-Ability. On top of that, she reduces enemy evasion and most importantly, increases cost recovery. That’s the speed your EX meter fills up. You lose some of the healing utility you get from Ako and there are some crit synergies, so she doesn’t trivialize Ako (heck, you can run both!), but Himari’s place cannot be understated.
Eimi, on the other hand, isn’t a bad unit. She’s a defensive Explosive tank, but that’s about it. That’d be good enough for her to be worth considering for a pull, but the thing is that her Eleph is farmable during Joint Firing Drills. If you’ve been playing a while, you should have Eimi already, and if you haven’t been, she’s basically free.
To sum it up: Pull for Himari only. I mean it. ONLY HIMARI. Even if you pull 200 times and pick up Himari on the last pull, use your pity tokens for extra Himari Eleph. Don’t bother with Eimi. Don’t even look at Eimi’s banner. Just pick her up from Joint Firing Drill tokens.
As always, if you really like the student’s design, then more power to you. These guides are more about the student’s place in the meta.
Blue Archive is available now on mobile devices! You can check out our review here! (As far as mobile games go, we still recommend it!)