Rabbit’s Reviews #354: Takasugi Shinsaku (5* Archer)

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Rabbit's Reviews Takasugi
NA Release Date: 03/2025

Takasugi is… fine? He’s pretty thoroughly mediocre. At a base level, he does have the core AoE quick things—persistent steroids, serviceable loop specs, and a battery—but he has nothing at all in addition to that. He feels like 80% of a kit, missing the unique bits that would set him apart and make him shine. It’s not a terrible starting point, since a good buff somewhere would make him work well, but we’ve gotten a bunch of similarly generic Quick loopers since Summer Skadi released, and all of them are basically Sen-no-Rikyu but worse. Takasugi is arguably the most egregious of these by virtue of not even having a niche of his own to put him over the top. Still, the core is there, so it could be worse.

Servant Data
Magic Resistance D

Increase your Debuff Resist by 12.5%.

Independent Action B

Increase your Critical Strength by 8%.

Hero of the Meiji Restoration (Strange) B

Increase own Arts Card effectiveness by 6%.
Increase own Critical Strength by 6%.

Card Hits 4 4 4 5 8
Per Hit 0.57% 0.57% 0.57% 0.57% 0.57%
NP per Hit (%) 0.57%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 149
Star Generation per Hit 8.0%
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential

There’s really not a lot to say about Takasugi. There’s nothing particularly wrong with him except for the fact that there’s also nothing particularly right with him. He’s a good buff away from being a great Quick Archer—an Interlude with a solid niche, for instance, would make him instantly much more valuable—but as-is there’s just no reason to go for him. He’s not terrible, but that’s about all.

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 5/10
Single-Target DPS: 6/10
AoE DPS: 4/10
Survivability: 4/10
Offensive Utility: 4/10
Defensive Utility: 2/10
Farming Usefulness: 5/10
White Day Servant Selection: 10/10

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