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Tier
3

Analysis by Mechty
T-Doll Role
Burst DPS

Basic Info

Craft Time
4:50:00
Rarity

T-Doll Stats

Max HP 149
Max DMG 87
Max ACC 28
Max EVA 33
Max ROF 121
Stat rankings are class specific

Tileset

Affects SG
Accuracy30%

Skill

Hunting Impulse
Initial CD (3s)
Level 10 Effect Self ACC +60% / All Hits Critical (6s)
Level 10 Cooldown 18 Seconds
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CD 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
ACC+ 22% (1s) 26.2% (1.6s) 30.4% (2.1s) 34.7% (1.7s) 38.9% (3.2s) 43.1% (3.8s) 47.3% (4.3s) 51.6% (4.9s) 55.8% (5.4s) 60% (6s)

Overview

FG42 is a craftable two-star German MG. Her Skill sports a 3 second Initial Cooldown which guarantees critical hits on every shot taken and increases her Accuracy by 60%. While FG42 should technically be as good as the rest of the Hunting Impulse MGs, she’s limited by her low Damage stat and very short clip that render her inferior to her counterpart LWMMG. Although she remains a serviceable unit, she cannot proclaim budget status because LWMMG is also a two-star MG that does everything FG42 is capable of but does it better. Therefore there is no real reason to level FG42 up over LWMMG, unless taking into account the best reason for leveling dolls up — those being waifu reasons.

Strengths

Short Skill Cooldown

FG42’s version of Hunting Impulse has a 3 second cooldown, allowing her to use it in her first volley.

Potent Skill

Hunting Impulse increases FG42’s Accuracy by 60% and guarantees critical hits on every shot, which is nothing short of great for MGs.

Weaknesses

Low Damage stat.

FG42 suffers from a low Damage stat of 87 which hurts her damage output by a fair deal.

Short Clip

FG42’s 8 shell magazine is her biggest weakness as it hurts her clip damage and Skill effectiveness.

Full Analysis

With a very short initial Skill Cooldown and two great effects to go with it, FG42 was blessed with the best active MG Skill. Unfortunately, her small clip size has a sizeable negative impact on her overall effectiveness.

Clip size cannot be directly looked at unless it is modified first by an ammo box, so therefore one might assume that all MGs share the same clip size. Sadly for FG42, that is not the case, and because of it she is completely outclassed by her counterpart LWMMG. Not only does LWMMG scale better with Damage buffs due to her 96 Damage stat, but she also possesses an extra bullet in her magazine which means, in others words, an extra dead enemy. And because both FG42 and LWMMG are both two stars and equally as accessible, there’s no practical reason to use FG42 over LWMMG.

FG42 is not actually all that worse than LWMMG, but when one takes into account that LWMMG is already considered to be the floor of viable MGs, being outclassed by her is not great news. Does this mean FG42 is not viable? It does not, but it does make investing in FG42 over LWMMG pointless from a performance standpoint.

Team Options

FG42 benefits from Damage and Accuracy buffs the most like all MGs, some notable buffers to these stats are SAA, M37, Mk23, M1895, KSG, and Type97S.

History/Trivia

Acquisition
HeavyNormal
Illustrator
叽困
Voice Actor
Asuka Ito

Other Stats

Armor
0
Ammo
40 / 65 / 90 / 115 / 140
Ration
30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90
Move Speed
4
Crit. Rate
5%
Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Pen.
10