This has been much-delayed due to a sequence of internet outages and holiday goings-on, but… the Christmas 2020 welfare is also our first male Santa, in the form of Saber Karna. Karna’s in a similar position to Summer Yu in that he’s slightly outclassed by a comparable Arts-leaning welfare, but he’s still a silly good Servant in his own right. For anyone who has Skadi and not Castoria, who prefers Karna to Hokusai, or who just wants a strong non-Arts alternative who’s more reliable than Caesar, Karna’s excellent. He has great NP gain, decent sustained steroids, powerful crits, and a battery. He hits all the right notes for a Quick Servant, more or less.
|Base Atk||1,530||Base HP||2,060|
|Max Atk||9,180||Max HP||12,877|
|Grail Atk||11,115||Grail HP||15,613|
|NP per Hit (%)||0.78%|
|NP when Attacked (%)||3%|
|Star Generation per Hit||10.2%|
The only thing that keeps Karna from being extremely exciting is the fact that Saber Hokusai exists and is better. That said, Karna’s powerful crits are something that Arts Servants in general can’t replicate well (if at all), and he’s more than sufficient as a green Lancer-killer. He’s an excellent addition to the game overall, and he’s well-worth raising.
Single-Target DPS: 10/10
AoE DPS: N/A
Offensive Utility: 2/10
Defensive Utility: 2/10
Farming Usefulness: 6/10