Usually with FGO Servants, the expectation is that new non-limited Servants will have simple and unremarkable kits that are generally a step below the best stuff in the game, while new limited Servants will be experimental, extremely powerful, or both. There are design misses here and there, usually on the weaker end of the spectrum (poor Nemo), but by and large if you want the really good stuff, you look to either new limited Servants (like Muramasa) or a handful of very old non-limited weirdos (like Waver or Vlad).
Galatea bucks this trend. Her kit is fairly straightforward, sure, but it also happens to be pretty ludicrously powerful. With good persistent steroids, excellent NP refund, and some of the most useful utility an Arts Servant can have, Galatea cleanly asserts herself as the best ST damage-dealer in the game. It’s a little surprising to get a new Servant—especially a new non-limited Servant—with this level of power, but given how powerful Arts tools were already, Galatea raising the power ceiling doesn’t have a whole lot of practical impact beyond making high-powered Arts tools a little more accessible. In other words, she’s an absolutely excellent Servant who nonetheless doesn’t change the game much.
|Base Atk||1,764||Base HP||2,059|
|Max Atk||11,414||Max HP||14,040|
|Grail Atk||12,494||Grail HP||15,381|
|NP per Hit (%)||0.60%|
|NP when Attacked (%)||5%|
|Star Generation per Hit||4.8%|
Galatea is really absurdly strong. If you want the strongest ST Servant in the game, you should pull for her. …That said, there are plenty of extremely powerful ST Arts Servants out there and longtime players probably have tools they favor already. Vlad, for example, is also crazy strong, even if Galatea’s better, and remains more than enough for most contexts. This all means Galatea is in a weird position where she’s both absolutely excellent and kind of unexciting. If you don’t have strong ST Arts tools already—if you’re a new player or some such—she’s an easy rec, but for more established players she’s pretty easy to skip, especially since she can spook. In short, Galatea is extraordinarily powerful, but also not terribly necessary.
Single-Target DPS: 10/10
AoE DPS: N/A
Offensive Utility: 1/10
Defensive Utility: 5/10
Farming Usefulness: 6/10