The Modern Magus Magazine
Ah yes, after an eternity it seems Lasengle has seen fit to grant the fans of FGO what they desire above all else, a motion to start removing some of the beloved male Servants from the deathly prison of NPC Jail, and place them where they belong - directly into our own Servant rosters.
All those NPC-only Japanese Servants who I…definitely know the names of, and didn’t have to look in wikipedia to find out who the heck they are.
Boy, more and more do I regret not taking up History as a subject at school.
I have no clue why, but hearing how this dude unfortunately passed away before he could see the rewards of his efforts in the Meiji Restoration, it suddenly started raining in my room. Bizarre, right?
19th Century Japanese Samurai and Tuberculosis, name a more iconic duo.
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Increase own Critical Strength by 6%.
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As an SSR Archer, Takasugi has a pretty big lineup of Servants to compete with, and unfortunately the Japanese curse of low Parameters has struck him too, though it’s not surprising considering how modern he is. With the tied 6th best Attack stat for his class and rarity, Takasugi is unfortunately slapped with the lowest HP stat of any 5* Archer. Considering how his Attack isn’t particularly spectacular to begin with it’s not a great tradeoff, but it’s better than having awful attack in exchange for a decently high HP stat, at least.
And hey, Takasugi has a friend sharing his statline. Sei Shonagon, that’s who! I’m sure they’ll get on like a pack of wild raccoons in a grain plant.
Takasugi does get some solid compensation in his passives, however. His Magic Resistance is low-ranking, but contributes a little bit of resilience to debuffs, and his Independent Action is fairly good, providing a modest boost to his critical damage at all times.
He also has a unique passive in Hero of the Meiji Restoration (Strange), which grants a 6% Arts booster to him as well as a further 6% Critical Damage buff, meaning he’s got a solid offensive profile right from the gates.
So how is Takasugi overall? Well on the one hand, he’s a true revolutionary - who ever thought of using an instrument as a bow?
However, we shouldn’t tell him about Failnaught:
On the whole, while Takasugi doesn’t really bring anything exciting to the table, he is a solid Servant overall, with potential as a universal farmer for Quick teams should you need it. His damage output is solid enough to work in both farming and difficult content, and even when just farming Saber nodes he’ll do enough damage / refund to coast by without high-investment setups.
So yeah, he’s pretty alright by me. Not much else to say. Rath™ Seal of Approval.
This White Day is great and all, but where’s Bhima? You can’t show off a tanned muscular Indian Servant and not expect me to want it, male or otherwise!
…The EoR ripoff side chapters for Part 2 can’t come soon enough, though maybe it’d be better if I got a long break from big Servant roster introductions. Until then, I suppose.