Koga Saburo/Builds

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Role Summary

Name Best Archetype(s) PVE PVP Democalypse
PVE PVP Offense Defense Prelim Boss
Koga Saburo.jpg Koga Saburo
ArchPurple.png ArchPurple.png 4 5 5 5 3
  • Dragon of Defense passively increases his accuracy and provides a full Agile Cry buff swing, which greatly helps him (and his allies) land hits.
  • Soaring Blades is a multi-hitting Force (Physical) ST nuke that chains into another multi-hit Force AOE. Not only does it hit incredibly hard thanks to high base crit rate (50%) and innate Force Amp in Purple, it's also very spammable thanks to a low MP cost of 5.
  • High base AGI and increased Battle Speed from Panel 2 make him invaluable for fast teams. Transfer Speedster if you need even more zoom!
  • Force Anti-Pierce is very rare in the current meta, allowing him to sweep with impunity. Even on the rare occasion you do encounter Force Anti-Pierce, you can simply cast Soaring Blades on another demon that does not Drain/Repel it - even if the chain AOE is Anti-Pierced, it won't consume Press Turns due to it being a chain effect.
  • Has pretty much the perfect stats for a glass cannon T1 sweeper - top tier AGI, STR and high LUK.
  • Weak to Ice, though admittedly this is less of a concern for T1 teams.
  • Loses turns if he misses even 1 of 4 ST Soaring Blades strikes. Missing on the AOE is fine though, as missed chain effects won't consume Press Turns.
  • Very frail, needs an Endure-type transfer (preferably Force Survivor) to reliably survive Moirai sister comps.
  • He is nigh unusable without Panel 2 in Democalypse, as Soaring Blades only has 3 charges by default. Unlocking Panel 2 increases this to 6, which is just enough for a Prelim team, or a non-Mot team for Boss.
  • Has AI issues when used on defense - AI will usually target demons with high HP instead of trying to kill off frail demons. This can be very devastating if he decides to go for evasive demons like Angra Mainyu.
  • While Soaring Blades has a high crit rate, it is not unfailable especially against targets running Epitome of Fortitude. Crit-boosting transfers like Epitome of Finesse, Savage Glee and Auto-Rebellion go a long way in improving his consistency.

PvE Builds

PvP Builds


  • Purple: Force Amp for damage boost. Also saves a skill transfer slot.

Skill Transfers

Damage Boosters to dish out as much damage as possible. Crit boosters to generate half Press Turns. Accuracy for dodge tanks.

Damage Boosters:

  • Force Survivor/Enhancement: Extra Force damage modifier. Survivor gives him an Endure, to make up for his frailty.
  • Death Blow: Extra damage modifier. Pairs well with Auto-Rebellion.
  • Force Boost: Early game/budget option.

Crit Boosters:

  • Auto-Rebellion: Guarantees a crit on T1.
  • Savage Glee: Gives him more consistent crits with Soaring Blades' 50% crit rate.
  • Epitome of Finesse: Crit + accuracy modifier.
  • Bloody Glee: Early game/budget option.

Accuracy Boosters:

  • Great Aim: Highest accuracy modifier.
  • Epitome of Finesse: Crit + accuracy modifier.
  • Epitome of Aggression: Accuracy modifier + Ailment resistance.
  • Good Aim: Early game/budget option.

Other/Misc. Skills:

  • Speedster: Boosts team speed even further


  • Stat priorities: Phys ATK%, Phys AC%, Speed%
  • War: Boosts damage output.
  • Divine: Allows him to spam Soaring Blades, and cast it on T1 against Ulice.
  • Aim: Boosts accuracy.
  • Speed: Boosts team speed if needed.


  1. STR (20): To boost damage output
  2. AGI (20): Increases his accuracy and team speed.
  3. LUK (10): Increases his chances of landing attacks and crits.


Blade Runner
ArchPurple.png Transferred Skills Notes:

A T1 team's wet dream. Speed, damage and crits all in 1. A must have for most T1 teams as he contains many elements required for a T1 team. Boosts hyper fast variants to higher speeds and allows Anti-Midrange variants to keep up with faster teams. His passive is perfect for other Physical attackers by helping with their accuracy. Use him to weaken tanks with the first hit of Soaring Blades, which then the 2nd AOE hit will soften the other enemies to make cleanup with other powerful attackers a breeze, plus it can help get around demons with/runs revives like XWM, Erl, Clotho, Lachesis, Nebiros, etc.

Auto-Rebellion Force Survivor
Infused Mitama
St 20 Ag 20 Lu 10
War/Divine + Speed/Aim with Phys ATK%
Target Stats