@Charus There was a short Twitter post I got through my alliance's Discord about weapon combining, but it didn't mention much detail on how it works.
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My original post was put in the bug report section, it just got buried too quickly.
The best way to see that it's happening imo is to watch the floor around her for a small red circle. It looks a lot like the larger one she sends out when she's about to die, but it's about 3 characters standing around her long. It's the easiest way to notice if you've got everyone piled on her and can't see anything (or don't play with the sound)
That is exactly what I posted a while back, watching the floor below Shiva is how I spot the warning for the 1-shot counter, since I'm too far away and my weapon is too loud to hear the audio cues.
@Milk I think Etoile Will is saving you, since that is a main class skill that works like the Hunter's Iron Will, except the Etoile one works once per quest and is a guarantied KO blocker, where the Hunter passive has a chance to work, but can trigger multiple times.
I know when I use my Hunter sub on The Profound Darkness UQ, I wind up surviving Gemini's walls even though I'm not lined up with the open spot or the gates most of the time, because of Iron Will.
I found a trick to avoid the timestop kill and couple of others, I have a hard time with audio cues since I keep my distance from Shiva and I have a loud weapon (since I main a ranger), and like every one else its hard to see this attack directly due to the hit numbers and particle effects, but if you watch the floor below Shiva's feet you can tell when this nasty attack is coming, along with several other ones. (Also for anyone using long range attacks, do your best to maintain target lock for this trick to work)
If you see a small red field below Shiva or where you have target lock, HOLD YOUR ATTACK IF YOU CAN! This is the timestop kill, luckily your Mag can still attack and you will be unharmed, also from what I got from an alliance member summoner pet will trigger the timestop, but if their HP is way above the owner's, they can tank the kill trigger.
A large red field just means get out of it as quickly as possible, that is a massive damage attack.
Now if you get pulled in towards Shiva, hold your Photon Blast to block this attack, then continue the fight as normal, good thing she only does this vortex grab once.
When someones SA popped in front of my screen blocking my character and whatever hit me from the front view..
I have had a similar situation when someone had an autochat cut-in fire off and I couldn't see an incoming boss attack. (This is the main reason I complain about spammy autochat cut-ins, you can't see what is going on)
Its not just her Episode 6 partner card, Risa is also using the Japanese voice when she pops up during an E-Code
Here is screenshot of my language settings since I was the one who made the original bug report:
I'm breaking down low augment slot 14*-15* weapons so I can make Klauzment weapons, I recommend others start doing this since you will need a lot of Plamia/Plamdest/Plamgrimo (depending on weapon type) and Diard. Also start breaking down low slot 13*-14* weapons for Emerard.