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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance

Mao

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Jarrod Garripoli
Portrait Description
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot The main character of Disgaea 3. He is the Dean of Evil Academy. He possesses a 1.8 million EQ and conducts evil research. He always wants to modify people, and has an active imagination. He hates losing, and is very stubborn, but respects friendship.

Base Stats

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Move Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Jump Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Range Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Throw Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Counter Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Critical
5 25 1 5 2 10%

Resistances

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Fire Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Ice Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Wind
-25% 50% 0%
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Star Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Fist Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Sword
25% -10% 10%
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Spear Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Bow Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Gun
0% -10% 0%
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Axe Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Staff Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Monster
0% 10% 10%

Battle

In order to unlock Mao as a playable unit, you need to complete all of the maps in the DLC episode titled The Field Trip. Mao can be a decent character to use, as his unique Evility is one of the better ones out of the DLC, since anything that adds to just damage is better than stats. He has high aptitudes with both ATK and INT, which means he can be good with swords (S rank) and even some magic, the latter of which he learns up to Omega Ice and Mega Star naturally.

Skills

Skill Unlock Notes
Blast Finger Lv 8
Shine Beam Lv 42 Star element
Vasa Aergun Lv 80 Star element
Ultimate Bookmark (Combo) Combo with Raspberyl

Overload

Mao’s Overload is called Astaroth Reform and it increases the stats of the equipment of all allies on the map by 50% for three turns. This can be a good Overload early on and during the mid-game, but once you reach the higher echelon of maps, like the Carnage Dimension ones, then it will probably become less useful. The reason it becomes less useful is because you’re going to be maxing the stats on your equipment in the true endgame, so having it boosted it worthless.

Evilities

Mao’s unique Evility is called Live Experiment, which increases the damage dealt by allies within three panels by 20%, while also increases the damage received by enemies within three panels by the same amount. Essentially, if an enemy and an ally are within that three panel range, the enemy will take 40% extra damage. With the right combination, Mao can become one of the better characters to have standing next to your allies. Star Gazing increases star damage dealt by 20%, while also decrease the star damage taken by 20%. Star magic/damage is probably one of the lesser resisted forms of damage, so this can be a good Evility on a mage.

Weak Searcher increases the critical rate by 20% whenever you have glasses items equipped. This can be a great option in the early to mid-game, but as you get into the endgame, you probably won’t still be using glasses on characters, due to the higher tier items like Exodus, Arcadia and Trapezohedron. The last common Evility from Mao is a good one, as Improved Alchemy basically makes it possible to produce Chara World items whenever this character has it equipped and is the leader of the Alchemy Squad. This makes it much easier to traverse the Chara World and should be put on anyone you’re not really using.

Evility Slots Effect Req
Live Experiment Unique Increases damage dealt by allies within 3 panels by 20%; Increases damage received by enemies within 3 panels by 20% Default
Star Gazing 3 Increases star damage dealt by 20% and decreases star damage taken by 20% 500 Mana
Weak Searcher 3 Increases critical rate by 20% with glasses equipped 5000 Mana
Improved Alchemy 4 When leader of the Alchemy Squad, can synthesize Chara World items

Weapon Masteries

Type Mastery
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Fist C
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Sword S
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Spear B
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Bow C
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Gun B
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Axe C
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Staff B
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Screenshot Armor C

Trivia

  • Mao means cat in Chinese and he says a quote in Disgaea RPG that mentions liking cats.
  • Blast Finger is a reference to the Shining Gundam from G Gundam.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    NIS America
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS4
  • Genre
    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    6 November 2015
  • Last Updated
    19 June 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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There are three major areas in the Disgaea universe, Celestia, which is home to the angels, the Human World, and the Netherworlds. The Netherworlds are split up into a bunch of different ones, each governed by an Overlord, who has their own set of rules. Those very same Netherworlds are now in danger of being destroyed or taken over by an evil army known as The Lost, who is being led Void Dark. However, a ray of hope appears in the form of Killia, who seems to have a deep grudge against Void Dark. Can he really go through the rumored 10 billion Lost soldiers and exact his revenge against Void?

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