The Modern Magus Magazine
How’s it hangin’ everyone? It’s been a pretty long time since we’ve done one of these, and it’s only a solo Servant banner at that. I won’t complain about the long holiday DW has provided to me, though if we don’t get a new story chapter soon I may go stir crazy.
At any rate, our “tower” event is back this year, and Akihabara is not looking as tower-like as I would imagine. Well, with the big C around this is the closest many weebs are gonna get to visit otaku paradise, so may as well enjoy it. Possibly alongside the first waifu figure in human history?
Yes, in case you were wondering, that’s 100% why Galatea was introduced in this event, and I won’t hear any evidence otherwise.
Welcome to relatively obscure Greek mythological figures who sound somewhat familiar because you played Fire Emblem: Three Houses recently. Yes, this happens more than you’d expect. Only Crests you’ll see around here are command seals, though.
|Base Atk||1,764||Base HP||2,059|
|Max Atk||11,414||Max HP||14,040|
|Grail Atk||12,494||Grail HP||15,381|
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This feels like an abnormality in itself by now, but Galatea’s statline is...exceedingly average. With the 3rd best HP of SSR Berserkers and the 3rd worst Attacks, she has no excessively over-specced stats, and said statline even places her right alongside her fellow Arts ST Berserker on the ‘zerker list, Vlad III.
Galatea is also very normal on the passive side of things. Her EX Madness Enhancement is certainly welcoming, as it means she can probably have a personality and also get a huge boost to her Buster cards, which she’s packing three of. Notable is her also carrying B-rank Magic Resistance, something you don’t normally see on Berserkers. Better resistance to debuffs is always nice to see, especially since Berserkers are usually sitting ducks to them.
So how good is Galatea in practice? On one hand, (and I apologize in advance) she makes us rock hard:
But on the other hand, she could crumble at any moment:
When I saw that Galatea was an Arts ST Servant, I had pretty high hopes for her. While he’s somewhat fallen out of favour, Vlad III’s crazy ST looping was a favourite comp of mine, and as I had hoped, Galatea manages to outdo her predecessor in that field magnificently.
She’s durable, she has utility against CQ gimmicks, she loops consistently with the meta support, she punches more than hard enough to be sufficient, and she even compensates for some of Casturia’s own downfalls in her supportive tools. While she can still be outdone versus specific classes (and doesn’t check Foreigners, naturally), she is by all means a strong ST offensive option for Arts teams.
...now if only she produced a bunch of stars on NP and had huge crit buffs, too. A man can dream. Rath™ Seal of Approval.
With a single Servant, I thankfully don’t have to work myself ragged to Casturia levels to get this MMM out, which also means a speedy delivery for you readers. And saying that, it speaks for how centralized my focus on the current meta support is when I mention Casturia half as much as the actual Servant being assessed in the MMM.
But hey, it was the same for Merlin and Skadi. I don’t control what’s good, I just say what’s good.
With that in mind, time to spend time instead of AP grinding this event, and consistently make myself realize I never use half the maxed out Servants I have raised in content. Yes, Stheno, your Divinity Charisma was useful for my Achilles the one time, but I’m not letting you out of the basement.
...See you all next time.