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Rabbit's Reviews #309: Izumo no Okuni (5* Caster)

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Rabbit's Reviews Okuni
NA Release Date: 11/2023
Introduction

Izumo no Okuni is the first Caster with a Quick Noble Phantasm.

It’s really kind of remarkable that this far into the game’s lifespan we’ve never had a Caster with a Quick NP. Okuni is, if nothing else, notable for breaking that long-running trend. Unfortunately, she’s less remarkable elsewhere: she has pretty standard damage buffs, a solid battery, some crit tools, etc, but Casters suffer from inherent attack penalties both to their actual attack stats (which tend to be low) and to their damage calculations (which have a 90% multiplier applied). As such, evan a Caster with relatively good buffs ends up with disappointingly low damage output. Sadly, Izumo doesn’t have enough going for her to make up for her low damage, and while she’s still arguably the best ST Caster currently—mostly thanks to her ramping Quick debuff and generally solid tools—that’s more a testament to the weakness of the class than to any strength of Izumo’s. The old adage that the best ST Caster is a Berserker is unlikely to change any time soon.

Servant Data
Caster

5

5
Territory Creation (Kagura) C

Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 4%.
Increase your Critical Strength by 4%.

Item Construction (Karakuri) C

Increase your Debuff Chance Rate by 4%.
Increase your Critical Strength by 4%.

New Okuni Kabuki EX

Gain 2 Critical Stars per turn.
Increase your Critical Strength by 4%.

Card Hits 4 3 3 5 10
Per Hit 0.80% 0.80% 0.80% 0.80% 0.80%
NP per Hit (%) 0.80%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 51
Star Generation per Hit 10.9%
Overview
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential
Conclusion

Okuni’s kit is not bad. She has all the basic tools you want in a DPS—a good battery, a nice defensive tool, powerful crits, sustained, ramping buffs, etc—but she’s really held back by two things: her class, and (to a lesser extent) her card type. The damage penalties inherent to the Caster class bring Okuni down a ton, and Skadi just doesn’t bring as much of value as the best options for Arts and Buster. While an amazing new support would help Okuni a lot, I think she’ll likely also need an Interlude in order to overcome the weaknesses of her class. Could she be worthwhile eventually? Sure. Is she worthwhile right now? Sadly, no.

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 7/10
Single-Target DPS: 7/10
AoE DPS: N/A
Survivability: 5/10
Offensive Utility: 2/10
Defensive Utility: 2/10
Farming Usefulness: 5/10
Mafia: 10/10

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