We need to talk about Martial Artist Ken 
- 2021.07.09 00:33 (UTC+0)
I want to start off by saying this, Martial Artist Ken is nerfed, period. Let me give you the reasons why.
- 25% CR Push **
- When his S3 is active, and if a critical hit is made, he pushes himself by 25%. The downside to this is his immunity, he loses it turn one. Previously, his kit was to solely only counter, because of his immunity, losing it also means losing his kit. Even if he takes turn 1, and grants himself attack buff, his problem are debuffers right after. If he takes turn 1 before the enemy debuffer, he's guaranteed to die.
- ER/DPS Build
- While testing the ER/DPS build on him, the one thing that gave a red alarm was his low attack. Even if he countered, he wasn't able to punish DPS units, meaning he wasn't able to one shot them. Another downside are pure debuffers, characters whose kits are supposed to debuff. He either doesn't have enough ER to resist them or they either just soulburn their debuff.
- Pure ER Build
In summary, the 25% CR completely destroys his kit. Even if he sustains, the 25% CR increase will make him lose his immunity, thus causing him to get debuffed. The hybrid build is a jack of all trades, but a master at none, that is the best analogy I can give for the 2nd build. He'll resist low debuffers, but not pure debuffers. He'll sustain against DPS units, but he won't be able to kill them. The final build is a joke, don't actually build it. (My first build is the original build before the "buff")
EDIT: I love this character a lot, and it saddens me what they did to him.