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Rabbit's Reviews #300: Okita Souji (Alter) (5* Saber)

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Rabbit's Reviews Majin Saber Summer
NA Release Date: 09/2023
Introduction

The first SSR in Summer 6 is Majin Saber, back in her proper class. With her sword, Rengoku, severed from her spirit origin, she’s no longer a conglomerate Alter Ego, but rather a proper Saber. She fills a mostly-nonexistent role, too, as an AoE Quick Saber who can loop easily, besting Lakshmibai (who’s mostly a support anyway). Not only is Okita a loop-enabled Quick Servant, but she’s actually among the best in the game, with strong sustained steroids and fantastic internals. Okita is right up there as a farmer with Dantes and Caren, and she doesn’t have the caveats of either. She has a solid mix of CQ utility as well. Okita’s only notable disadvantage is that Quick is currently disfavored—Skadi is just a weaker support than Castoria and Koyanskaya are, and Quick has fewer alternative support options, which means even a best-in-class Quick unit won’t be as impressive as comparable Arts and Buster alternatives. Altogether, this means Okita is simultaneously late to the party and (potentially) ahead of her time. Two years ago, Okita would have been rivaling Dantes for the title of best farmer and best CQ unit. Similarly, if Quick gets a new powerhouse support (or Skadi gets buffed or some such), Okita’s toolkit is so generically powerful that she’s very likely to land among the upper echelons of AoE Servants. Unfortunately, she’s currently held back by the limitations of her card-type, so what top-end pull value she has is mostly speculative and future-focused.

Servant Data
Saber

5

5
Magic Resistance A

Increase your Debuff Resist by 20%.

Independent Action A

Increase your Critical Strength by 10%.

Card Hits 5 4 3 5 8
Per Hit 0.67% 0.67% 0.67% 0.67% 0.67%
NP per Hit (%) 0.67%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 98
Star Generation per Hit 10.0%
Overview
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential
Conclusion

While Majin Saber doesn’t really do anything special, she’s remarkable in that she’s a traditionally powerful Quick looper, which is something we haven’t really had since before Skadi released. The other notable Quick AoEs we’ve had in the past several years have been battery-dependent and/or had low damage. Okita has no such restrictions, which means she can comfortably do the same sort of things Dantes can—more effectively, in many cases. Okita’s kit reads in a sense like an acknowledgement that top-end Quick tools just aren’t the dominant force they once were—servants in this vein are “safe” once again.

What this means, ultimately, is that Okita is in a bit of a strange place. She’s one of the best Quick units in the whole game and slightly raises the ceiling of what Quick can do when farming. Unfortunately, that raised ceiling is still below top-end Arts and Buster, which means she doesn’t make quite the splash she might have otherwise. She’s a very good Servant with a kit that’s nearly flawless given what it’s trying to do, but the state of the game is such that she doesn’t shine as much as she would have a few years ago. Her value is mostly for players who don’t already have a top-end Quick looper and want to be prepared in case we get a new Quick support down the line who shakes things up again. There’s no guarantee we will, though, and Okita will presumably be back again next year, so while Okita is strong, you’re probably safe sticking to whatever powerful tools you’ve already invested in.

Before I close out this review, though, a final note: this is the 300th Servant Review I’ve written! It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for well over four years now, but I’m still going strong and don’t intend to stop anytime soon. Thanks to everyone who reads these, and especially to anyone who’s stuck around since the beginning. Here’s to the next hundred!

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 9/10
Single-Target DPS: 6/10
AoE DPS: 9/10
Survivability: 6/10
Offensive Utility: 2/10
Defensive Utility: N/A
Farming Usefulness: 9/10
Independent Manifestation (Sword): 10/10

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