Rabbit’s Reviews #353: Pope Johanna (5* Ruler)

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Rabbit's Reviews Johanna
NA Release Date: 02/2025

Johanna is not a good unit. With a few slight changes, she could be a good support or a good damage-dealer. As-is, though, she provides low steroids with very long cooldowns, which makes her bad for burst, bad for stall, and bad at hitting things. She’s a proper Arts crit support at the SSR level, but Lanling and Sherlock are both arguably better at that, and Sherlock comes with the added benefit of getting you past defensive buffs. Her kit is just undertuned as a whole, and while there are some fairly clear ways she could be improved, it generally takes a long while in FGO before Servants get buffs, so for the foreseeable future, at least, there’s not a lot of reason to pull for this one.

Servant Data
Magic Resistance EX

Increase your Debuff Resist by 25%.

Territory Creation A

Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 10%.

Card Hits 4 3 3 5 3
Per Hit 0.55% 0.55% 0.55% 0.55% 0.55%
NP per Hit (%) 0.55%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 104
Star Generation per Hit 9.9%
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential

Johanna is an interesting unit, with lots of theoretically powerful supportive tools and great refund. Unfortunately, she’s held back at almost every turn, with low values and very long cooldowns. There’s no shortage of strong AoE Arts units and strong Arts supports in the game, and Johanna doesn’t really do much to recommend herself over even the SR-level options. This makes it hard to advocate pulling for her, and since she’s limited, she can’t spook. There’s not a lot of value here. If you have Iyo, she’s a better DPS, and if you have Lanling, he’s a better Arts crit support. Castoria, Tamamo, and Lady Avalon are better general-purpose Arts supports, too.

Not being best-in-class doesn’t immediately make a Servant bad, but Johanna is outclassed by a ton of options, at basically every turn. She has a number of serious drawbacks even setting aside the direct comparisons, and overall she’s just… not a very good unit. Maybe she’ll get a great buff down the line at some point, but for now, this is one to skip.

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 3/10
Single-Target DPS: 2/10
AoE DPS: 2/10
Survivability: 5/10
Offensive Utility: 6/10
Defensive Utility: 2/10
Farming Usefulness: 3/10
Existing: 0/10

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