Guda5 introduces a new limited SR Arts Saber in Saito Hajime. Hajime’s one of those odd Servants who’s super strong in absolute terms but whose value is limited due to his direct free competition. He has great steroids for an ST Servant, his damage has the potential to snowball, he has access to powerful crits, and, most importantly, he’s an Arts Servant with stellar NP refund, all of which should make him an appealing pull. Unfortunately for Hajime, Saber Hokusai exists and is automatically NP5. Hajime is so similar to Hokusai that even though he has a few unique advantages he’s not really worth bringing over her (outside favoritism reasons) unless he’s NP4 or NP5. That said, Saber Hokusai is one of the strongest ST Servants in the game, so “marginally worse than Hokusai” isn’t a bad place to land, and if you like Hajime enough to want to use him despite him not being the optimal pick (or if you missed Hokusai) he’ll do quite well for you.