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Rabbit's Reviews #301: Anastasia & Viy (4* Archer)

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Rabbit's Reviews Anastasia & Viy
NA Release Date: 09/2023
Introduction

It’s long been an adage within the FGO community (deservedly or not) that there are no bad Archers. Summer Anastasia fits neatly into that pattern, with strong steroids, some utility, and a 50% battery. At high NP levels, she’s an upgrade to Chloe, and even at NP1 she’s a strong replacement for players who started too late to have the now-dated welfare. This is all well and good, and Anastasia is undoubtedly a strong Servant, but unfortunately the fact that Archers do tend to be strong means Anastasia doesn’t stand out all that much. We already have three free ST Arts Archers at the 3* level who are each very powerful in their own right, and longtime players should have Chloe for their battery Archer needs. And that’s not to mention Archuria and Orion, both of whom have excellent recursion and utility. Anastasia competes with the best Servants of her class and NP type, even looking above her rarity—while she just barely loses in damage to Orion and Archuria at equal NP levels, Anastasia is easier to NP2 than they are, and extra NP levels put her solidly ahead—and that makes her look pretty special as SRs go. The problem is that Anastasia has so much direct competition that it’s hard to advocate pulling for her. Yes, there are arguments to bring her over each of her direct competitors, but when the competition is already more than strong enough, a Servant who’s situationally or marginally better just isn’t all that interesting.

Servant Data
Archer

4

4
Independent Action (With Viy) EX

Increase your Critical Strength by 10%.
Increase your Critical Star Drop Rate by 10%.

Fae Contract B+

Increase own Debuff Resistance by 9.5%.
Increase own Debuff Success Rate by 9.5%.

Card Hits 3 3 2 5 3
Per Hit 0.57% 0.57% 0.57% 0.57% 0.57%
NP per Hit (%) 0.57%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 148
Star Generation per Hit 8.0%
Overview
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential
Conclusion

Anastasia has a lot going for her, and having access to another Arts Archer with a 50% battery is great. Unfortunately, she has cooldown issues on her most important skill, and her kit is just “fine” outside of her battery access. She’s a good Servant, no doubt, but she’s in a super crowded field and a good chunk of her competition is free, which makes her largely unnecessary.

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 8/10
Single-Target DPS: 8/10
AoE DPS: N/A
Survivability: 5/10
Offensive Utility: 2/10
Defensive Utility: 2/10
Farming Usefulness: 6/10
Fashion (Viy): 10/10

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