The Modern Magus Magazine
How’s it hanging, y’all? While I can’t say I’m disliking the sporadic servant updates from DW at present, the lull period FGO so frequently gets can sometimes be grating. Guda needs QP, but at the same time doesn’t want to farm QP daily over and over. Can Christmas come back again? I need it.
On the flipside, I can’t really say I was expecting Odysseus to drop in a side event like he did. It has me curious for what Olympus is gonna be like moreso than anything else. At any rate, I have writing to do.
Nasu, can you please just...go on hiatus for a couple years and make SRW fangames like you so clearly want to? I love the creativity throwing mecha into an epic historical fantasy series brings, but at this point I’m almost worried Nasu is working in a genre he’s grown tired of. But hey, the Trojan Horse is now a mecha (though technically it’s Aegis which makes it become a mecha), and that’s frankly pretty badass.
|Base Atk||1,822||Base HP||1,948|
|Max Atk||11,795||Max HP||13,284|
|Grail Atk||12,911||Grail HP||14,553|
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Thankfully, Odysseus lives up to his renown as a hero, and decidedly throws in his lot with Achilles as a greek Rider, instead of the *cough* significantly worse base stats of Europa and Iskandar. Remember Europa? Neither do I. Let’s move on.
With high HP and Atk for his class, Odysseus’s base stats are more or less identical to Achilles’s, albeit with a tiny shuffle from Atk to HP. Still fairly bulky, still packing some solid attack.
His good base stats are further bolstered by a handful of passives. While his Riding rank isn’t too spectacular for the Rider class, it’s a solid boost to his two Quick cards, while also packing some fairly good Magic Resistance to shrug off debuffs when you get lucky.
The real stand-out for his passives line-up is Messenger God’s Protection, giving him a notable 10% Arts boost and uh, also making him immune to Circe’s Piggy status. Guess he’s on call for the inevitable Circe challenge quest this event, then. Needless to say, having such a handy Arts boost for an Arts-focused Rider is great, and it elevates his offense higher.
So how good is Odysseus? On one hand, our proficient pilot of a shield-come-armor-come-horse is practically a dog’s dinner:
However, in other aspects he’s a pig’s breakfast:
Odysseus is, to put it plainly, a very well rounded and balanced but good servant. He does nothing overwhelmingly effective, but has few weaknesses, and none that can’t be compensated for by other factors. With his numerous tools at his disposal and a fairly uncontested niche of AOE defensive buff removal, he’s sure to see plenty of use in both farming and difficult content if you build the proper teams around him.
Rath™ Seal of Approval.
A short and simple one for you all, and I honestly have no complaints about having less to write. I’ll say it again, but look into the Odyssey if you have the time, it’s a thrilling tale about travelling, staying true to your bros, resisting the temptation of sorcerous THOTs, and learning why making your bedpost out of a tree may let you score in the near future. And probably some other, less interesting lessons.
I’ll catch you all on the flipside in what will likely be LB5 2 - Electric Boogaloo. Later.