Daybit’s Servant, Tezcatlipoca, is our third consecutive AoE SSR Arts looper. As with the two before him, he has several unique traits to set him apart from the rest of the crowd. Unlike the two before him, though, he’s also unusually powerful. His damage at neutral is roughly comparable to Spish’s, and he comes with a truly absurd level of CQ utility on top of that. Tez is also perfectly tailored to 90++ nodes, with a wide niche and a class advantage context, on a servant with great base damage and strong loop specs. He’s not quite as universal as Ibuki, since Casters stop him and his nicheless neutral damage is lower than hers, but his utility is much better and he has an easier avenue for reaching 90++ levels of damage. There’s a case to be made that Tez is a more valuable pull even if he’s more “balanced” in the abstract.
Which is ridiculous! To be an Assassin in contention with the best Berserker in the game is a testament to how perfectly optimized Tez’s kit is. Hard to beat this one for value.
- Stage 1
- Stage 2
- Stage 3
- Stage 4
|Base Atk||1,697||Base HP||2,131|
|Max Atk||10,982||Max HP||14,535|
|Grail Atk||12,021||Grail HP||15,924|
|NP per Hit (%)||0.41%|
|NP when Attacked (%)||4%|
|Star Generation per Hit||25.5%|
It’s safe to say at this point that Summer 2022 set a new standard of power for FGO. Tez is, I would say, solidly better than Spish at standard levels of investment in the current environment. As an “omnifarmer,” he’s roughly comparable—so long as you can forgive not killing Casters—but he comes with better loop specs, much much more utility, a pair of niche damage bonuses, and the ability to reliably handle a subset of the hardest farming nodes at relatively reasonable levels of investment. Summer Ibuki remains a truly ridiculous unit, but Tez has genuine reasons to advocate him over her—she’s not strictly better than Tez in the way she is most other Arts units below the 90++ level.
Power creep sucks. It’s always annoying when old favorites have trouble keeping up with new standards of power, especially when it feels like the shiny new toys are only as strong as they are to incentivize spending. That said, I personally think having more options at the power ceiling is better than fewer, and to that end, I would call Tez a positive addition to the game.
Mechanically speaking, he’s a fantastic unit, with high damage, nearly perfect loop specs, and a heck ton of utility. If you aren’t already heavily invested in a top-end Arts unit, you can’t go wrong here.
Single-Target DPS: 4/10
AoE DPS: 10/10
Offensive Utility: 6/10
Defensive Utility: 9/10
Farming Usefulness: 10/10