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Piercing Wail is a common Skill for The Silent. It causes all enemies to lose 6 Icon Strength.png Strength for one turn, but this card Exhausts. Upon Upgrade it causes all enemies to lose 8 Icon Strength.png Strength instead.

Because this card lessens the attack damage of each hit, it is especially useful against enemies such as Book of Stabbing that tend to hit multiple times per turn.

Strategy[]

Piercing Wail works by applying a debuff, Shackled, which reapplies lost Icon Strength.png Strength at the end of the enemy turn. If you use Piercing Wail on the turn that an enemy clears their debuffs, you can use it to permanently remove 6-8 points of Strength, to a minimum of +0. This is relevant against The Champ, Awakened One, and Time Eater, all of whom raise their Strength over the course of the fight.

Update History[]

  • Weekly Patch 56: The Collector
    • Piercing Wail card is now 1.2s faster with Fast Mode.
  • Weekly Patch 48: Creative AI
    • Certain enemies no longer gain extra strength when removing Piercing Wail or Dark Shackles from themselves.
  • Weekly Patch 42: Reboot
    • Updating SFX for Piercing Wail.
  • Weekly Patch 40: Forethought
    • Adding SFX for Piercing Wail card.
  • Weekly Patch 9: Ascension
    • Sadistic Nature no longer triggers twice from Shackles and Piercing Wail.
  • Weekle Patch 6: We're Back!
    • Enemies that remove debuffs no longer keep the str gain portion of Piercing Wail/Dark Shackles.
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