Contrasting with Summer Anastasia, Summer Corday fits into an underserved niche. ST Casters are a rarity in FGO, and strong ST Casters are even rarer. While she has a mix of interesting utility and distinct effects, Corday is ultimately most notable for being a conventionally strong ST unit in the Caster class. The closest Servant to fitting that description prior to now—Sheba—has severe damage issues, and all the other ST Casters mostly rely on either massive batteries or one-shot Burst damage for their value. Corday, by comparison, is an Arts Caster with persistent steroids and a battery, which makes her substantially better for general use than pretty much all of her competition. She doesn’t lack for 90+ potential, either, as her battery is still substantial and can be split with an ally. She still suffers from the usual Caster drawback of having low stats, and her NP gain isn’t the best, but all-in-all she’s a solid ST unit of a rare type, which gives her a lot of value.
|Base Atk||1,402||Base HP||1,901|
|Max Atk||8,417||Max HP||11,882|
|Grail Atk||10,191||Grail HP||14,407|
|NP per Hit (%)||0.53%|
|NP when Attacked (%)||3%|
|Star Generation per Hit||10.7%|
Corday is not without her flaws. Her reliance on Skill Seal for damage makes her uneven and necessitates running some less-powerful supports to maximize her performance. She also has long-ish cooldowns, and some of her “strength budget,” so to speak, is spent on crit tools she can’t really leverage. She also has weak bases in general. That said, she’s a real rarity in that she’s a conventionally powerful ST Caster, and she brings potential 90+ farming utility on top of that. While she comes with a lot of caveats, Charlotte is such a rare type of Servant that her various strengths really stand out, making her probably the most attractive pull on her debut banner. She doesn’t raise the bar for anything in particular, but she fills a gap in the existing Servant roster, and for that, she’s a definite win.
Single-Target DPS: 8/10
AoE DPS: N/A
Offensive Utility: 5/10
Defensive Utility: 4/10
Farming Usefulness: 7/10
Making Your Quartz Disappear: 10/10