We’ve gotten a bunch of Arts loopers as welfares in the past year, and Iyo is probably the best of the bunch. She really has all the pieces: a good neutral class, Fionn-clone-type loop specs, a 30% battery, persistent steroids in all three brackets, damage ramp, et cetera. It’s hard to envision a better AoE SR, let alone a better welfare—any stronger than Iyo and you’re solidly in the realm of SSR-esque power budgets. Maybe that’s the direction we’re heading—Kriem is already there, for ST—but at least for now, Iyo is about as good as it gets at the SR level.
|Base Atk||1,496||Base HP||1,881|
|Max Atk||8,977||Max HP||11,756|
|Grail Atk||10,869||Grail HP||14,254|
|NP per Hit (%)||0.41%|
|NP when Attacked (%)||3%|
|Star Generation per Hit||10.1%|
Unless our power expectations for SRs are going to be revamped at some point in the near future, it seems pretty unlikely that we’ll see a better AoE welfare than Iyo. She’s a loop-enabled AoE Arts Servant with good damage and ramp in a neutral class. Really excellent unit here, even if the ways she’s excellent are relatively standard. I do think it’s a little weird to get a fourth welfare of this type in the course of a year—especially when all four are pretty similar, and Iyo is cleanly better than the other three—but I guess that’s just how Servant balance is going in FGO land these days.
Single-Target DPS: 6/10
AoE DPS: 9/10
Offensive Utility: 3/10
Defensive Utility: N/A
Farming Usefulness: 9/10
Evil Himiko: 10/10