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Rabbit's Reviews #284: Senji Muramasa (5* Saber)

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NA Release Date: 01/2022
Introduction

After first appearing in Shimousa in the fall of 2017, Senji Muramasa finally makes his playable debut on the 2021 New Year’s banner, more than three years later. Muramasa is one of the longest-awaited and most-requested Servants in the game, and fortunately he does not disappoint. He’s one of the best offensive Servants to-date, pairing excellent farming power and consistency with tons of CQ-oriented utility and firepower. Muramasa’s a top-notch gameplay pick, which is especially great for anyone who’s been waiting on the guy to finally show up.

Servant Data
Saber

5

5
Magic Resistance B

Increase your Debuff Resist by 17.5%.

Territory Creation A

Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 10%.

Sword Aesthetic A

Increase Critical Strength for all allies while you are on the field (5%).

Dynasty Misfortune B

Apply Special ATK [King] to self (20%).

Card Hits 2 3 3 5 3
Per Hit 0.59% 0.59% 0.59% 0.59% 0.59%
NP per Hit (%) 0.59%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 100
Star Generation per Hit 9.8%
Overview
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential
Conclusion

Muramasa’s a phenomenal Servant. He’s in contention with the top AoE Arts Servants in the game—which means he’s one of the best damage-dealers period in the current environment. While he lacks the raw damage of Summer Musashi, Space Ishtar, and Summer Kiara, he has the consistency and utility to make up for it, so while he’s probably not at the top of the pack as it currently stands, he’s also not strictly inferior to the Servants above him. (Personally I’d put him third, behind Musashi and Ishtar, but there are strong arguments to be made for a variety of orderings of the four). As an added farming bonus, his NP animation is relatively short, which adds up to a lot of time saved in long farming sessions. There’s a lot to like here.

All in all, he’s the best Servant we’ve had in a long while, and he’s an excellent gameplay pull even if you weren’t actively anticipating his addition to the game.
tl;dr: Shirou is Strong.

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Single-Target DPS: 8/10
AoE DPS: 9/10
Survivability: 3/10
Offensive Utility: 4/10
Defensive Utility: 3/10
Farming Usefulness: 10/10
Craftsmanship: 10/10

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