Rabbit’s Reviews #370: UDK Barghest (4* Archer)

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Rabbit's Reviews Summer Barghest
NA Release Date: 08/2025

Summer Barghest is an interesting Servant, in that she’s extremely straightforward except for one eye-catching gimmick: she can change her NP from AoE to ST. This is a neat trick, and it technically means Barghest can fill two roles for a box, but in exchange for this flexibility she’s not all that great in either role. There’s no shortage of excellent ST Arts Archers out there—many of whom are free!—and Barghest doesn’t compare favorably to the other AoE Arts Archers. This means there’s not a lot of reason, gameplay-wise, to pull for her, except for the novelty… and while changing NP targeting sounds cool, it doesn’t really result in unique gameplay either, since in practice Barghest will usually be either an okay AoE unit, or an ST unit whose damage falls off massively when her buffs run out.

Servant Data
Magic Resistance C

Increase your Debuff Resist by 15%.

Madness Enhancement C

Increase your Buster Card effectiveness by 6%.

Tam Lin Knight E

Increase your Critical Strength against [Human] attribute targets by 4%.

Thunder Eater A

When on a [Burning] field:
- Increase own NP Gauge by 5% each turn.
- Apply Burn and Burn Damage Up Immune to self.

Card Hits 4 4 3 5 4
Per Hit 0.41% 0.41% 0.41% 0.41% 0.41%
NP per Hit (%) 0.41%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 153
Star Generation per Hit 7.9%
Material Requirements
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Usage Tips
Grail Potential

Barghest advertises herself as a shiny new Servant who can be both ST and AoE, but in practice she’s just an AoE stall unit who can amp her damage against a single target to clean up a fight in a pinch. She’s not bad, per se, but she has a lot of competition and doesn’t really do much to stand out. She’s definitely the least exciting Servant on her banner, and she competes with Suzuka for being the “dud” of this Summer event, insofar as it has one. She’ll be fun and serviceable if you want to make her work, but she doesn’t bring much of value otherwise.

Rabbit's Arbitrary Ratings

Overall: 7/10
Single-Target DPS: 7/10
AoE DPS: 7/10
Survivability: 7/10
Offensive Utility: 2/10
Defensive Utility: 7/10
Farming Usefulness: 7/10
Firefighting: 10/10

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