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Rabbit's Reviews #285: Taira no Kagekiyo

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Rabbit's Reviews Kagekiyo
NA Release Date: 01/2023
Introduction

Kagekiyo is a remarkably straightforward Servant. She has a few gimmicky bits here and there, but ultimately she’s just a powerful and reliable ST Quick Servant. Kagekiyo has relatively low damage steroids, but she makes up for it with strong crit buffs and (more importantly) extremely high consistency. She’s one of the best netural Quick damage-dealers in the game, which is neat in its own right—although the actual value of this in practice is somewhat diminished by the plethora of powerful free Quick tools, not to mention the (generally superior) Arts options. All-in-all, this leaves Kagekiyo as a very strong Servant who’s ultimately rather forgettable.

Servant Data
Avenger

5

5
Avenger EX

Increase NP Gain when damaged by 22%.
Decrease Debuff Resist for all allies (including sub-members),
except yourself by 12%. [Demerit]

Oblivion Correction C

Increase your Critical Strength by 6%.

Self-Restoration (Magical Energy) D

Increase NP Gauge each turn by 3% for yourself.

Card Hits 4 2 2 5 10
Per Hit 0.81% 0.81% 0.81% 0.81% 0.81%
NP per Hit (%) 0.81%
NP when Attacked (%) 5%
Star Absorption 30
Star Generation per Hit 6.1%
Overview
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential
Conclusion

Kagekiyo is very strong. She has high damage, consistent loopage, buff removal, and very good survivability. While she’s probably inferior to, say, MHXA (not to mention the likes of Vlad), she still has quite a bit going for her, and she’ll do very well for anyone who wants to invest in her. That said, we have plenty of very strong free ST Quicks, including two excellent welfares within the past year, so the value of a very-good-but-not-outstanding neutral ST Quick is diminished somewhat. She’s probably not a Servant to target unless you actively like her, as the free tools will do fine for you and Arts Servants are still better in general, but if you do choose to go for her you won’t be disappointed.

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 9/10
Single-Target DPS: 9/10
AoE DPS: N/A
Survivability: 8/10
Offensive Utility: 3/10
Defensive Utility: 2/10
Farming Usefulness: 5/10
Brotherly Grudge: 10/10