The Modern Magus Magazine
Overall introduction text here.I swear, when I sat back after the New Year, prepared to do the MMM for the first banner of LB7, I was expecting to assess an Aztec catboy god or two. Not…this.
Not that I’m complaining. Nitocris in a new, intensely more emo form with the power of Anubis behind her is immensely cool, but this is simultaneously unexpected and feels like a complete undermining of the point behind “No LB7 banners until it’s completely out”.
My brother in Christ, Lasengle, you literally just released a Servant who hadn’t even been introduced in LB7 yet! Is there anything worse you could spoil? Actually, don’t answer that - I have a Servant to review.
Scales? Check. Feather weighed against one’s soul? Check. Yep, that’s an Anubis Stand, all right.
I like the extra detail of just doing vanilla Nitocris’s NP as her Extra Attack. It’s like you’re almost visually displaying power creep.
|Base Atk||1,949||Base HP||1,802|
|Max Atk||12,612||Max HP||12,289|
|Grail Atk||13,806||Grail HP||13,463|
Increase the amount of NP you gain when damaged by 15%.
Decrease Debuff Resist for all allies (including sub-members)
except yourself by 5%. [Demerit]
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Man, Avengers are such an eclectic bunch at times. With the tied lowest Attack stat of any 5* Avenger, and the second-highest HP stat, Nito has a defensive spread in a group of Servants that are all hyper-offensive anyways. Considering the pretty notable gap between her HP stat and Space Ishtar’s, she’s not exactly gotten the best hand dealt for her base stats, but being an Avenger is already a win, placing her Attack among the highest in the game, so I wouldn’t complain too much.
More importantly, her base stats are supplemented by the usual host of Avenger Class skills, with some added bonuses. Her Avenger, Oblivion Correction, and Self-Restoration are pretty standard, providing her with extra defensive NP gain, a nice boost to Critical Damage, and a regular supply of NP gauge that ensures her overall NP gain isn’t too bad no matter how many hits her Arts card is burdened with.
On top of that, she also packs low-ranking Madness Enhancement to provide a miniscule boost to her sole Buster card, and EX-ranked Divinity, providing a flat damage boost on every attack, albeit one that doesn’t actually impact her damage output much.
Given the EX Divinity, you’d be right in assuming she literally is just Anubis themselves, somehow managing to remain a Heroic Spirit in spite of being a Divine Spirit in all but name. Ah, FGO, always eroding the basis of rules for Fate Servants bit by bit.
So, how’s our surprise addition to the roster overall? On the one hand, she’s a fair judge, and one with a…peculiar sense of dress, to say the least:
However, she is, well, from Egyptian Mythology. Just read enough about Egyptian Gods and you’ll probably get why they’re weird (Do NOT ask Set about the cum salad.):
Nitocris Alter might’ve come out of nowhere, but she’s definitely not worth nothing. It’s usually hard to make Avengers bad, with it being one of the best classes in the game, and that rings true for Nito, too. In spite of a relatively modest skill set and baseline stat total, she dishes out enough damage to be viable for difficult content and farming alike, while also having unique tools to make her the occasional utility choice in more unusual situations.
So far as universal farmers go, she’s not exactly the greatest, but she’s one of the easiest to actually make a 3-turn loop with if your support lineup is poor, and comes with the massive benefit of being Permanent, meaning she’s accessible even outside of rate-up, and somewhat likely to spook unsuspecting players and hand them a versatile farmer free of charge, when there is no other universal farmer in the SSR Permanent pool currently.
So despite her flaws, Nito is a dependable farmer, capable of dishing out damage necessary to farm the important event nodes, a reliable option for difficult content, and widely available to the playerbase past this rate-up. While certainly not the best Arts AOE farmer, or even the best Arts AOE Avenger, she is well worth investing in if you’d have her. Rath™ Seal of Approval.
If nothing else, this means I have 1 fewer Servants to worry about evaluating all at once when the inevitable LB7 banner drops.
And boy have I been left in suspense waiting for it. Compared to LB6’s first half, LB7 has almost felt tame, so I’m expecting some mayhem in the coming story chapters.
…at least it gives me some time to farm QP after I drained my stocks getting Karna to lvl 120. Congratulations to myself, by the way.
Until next time!