@The_Wyandotte I hope you don’t mind me taking over your thing, but I really love Kagetora, and really wanted to do this. Sorry in advance
With her illustrator being Takeuchi-Sensei (illustrator of SaberFaces and JeanneFaces), and her VA being Mizuki Nana (VA of Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto), Nagao Kagetora both looks and sounds amazing. From her 'nyaaa’ing at the end of NP, stuttering when you select her NP card, and cheering herself on after winning a battle, Mizuki Nana brings a lot of personality to this servant that is very contagious.Kagetora is a solid ST Arts Lancer that hits very hard, has solid np gain, and fits in nicely to your average Arts comp. Even without all my bias put in, once Castoria come in the 5th Aniversary, Kagetora arguably becomes the best ST Lancer in this game and the fact, currently, stands true since as of making this post, there are no 5 Star ST Arts Lancers. So with Gudaguda 4 coming, you’re about to get one solid Lancer as a welfare servant.
SKILL 1: Fate is in Heaven A
Her first skill is a 30% Arts buff with a 500% star absorption added on for 1 turn on a 5 turn cool down at max level. This skill is one of those skills that is a bit difficult to use. On one had, it has the Arts buff that’ll make your NP hit harder, on the other hand, the star absorption is a great way to help with the np gain on crits so you can loop after using the skill. Still a great skill.
SKILL 2: Armor is on the Chest A
Her second skill is a 1 turn evade with an added 30% np gain for 1 turn on a 5 turn cool down at max level. This skill will probably be used more for the np gain part than the evade part. She can solo with a little help from Mystic Codes, but in all honesty, you’re going to use her in boss fights more often than not, and her np gain part of this skill really help her out when looping.
SKILL3: Accomplishment is in the Feet A
Her third skill is a party wide 20% attack up, 20% critical damage up, and 20% star generation rate up for 3 turns on a 6 turn cool down at max level. This skill is more of a selfish support skill than a regular support skill. Kagetora already benefits from have the star weight of a Lancer so any star drop from a party member is more than likely going to her. Basically, this skill just helps her get more stars to help her out.
MATERIALS FOR ASCENION AND SKILLZ
Since Kagetora is a welfare, all you need to do is complete the event, and you’ll get her ascension mats, which are called Bishamonten’s Dragon Bell
Her skills, however, are a different story. Kagetora is a greedy little minx, and considering she’s a fangril of Bishamonten, one of the Seven Lucky Gods and Lord of Wealth and Treasure in Buddhist Japan, its as to be expected that she is expensive with her mats needs.
42 of each skill gem
108 Hero’s Proof
90 Dragon Fangs
60 Permafrost Ice Crystals
60 Aurora Steels
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PERMAFROST ICE CRYSTALS:
NAGAO KAGETORA’S NOBLE PHANTASM:
As previously stated Kagetora’s NP is a Single Target Arts NP, and goes by the name of “Biten-Hassou Kuruma Gakari no Jin” (translated to english “Bishamonten’s Eight Phases Wheel Charge Formation”). It deals damage to one enemy while removing all of their offensive buffs, while it’s overcharge decreases the enemies critical chance for 3 turns. It’s a solid soloing type np, but her skills don’t help that fact.
POKETAR’S NONBIASED EVALUATION OF KAGETORA:
Kagetora is a solid single target lancer for newbies to have. she’s an easy NP5 welfare where the event helps you out and she can solo all her extra cards battles. However, she does leave a lot to be desired in some aspects. Her NP doesn’t hit especially hard without her skills or proper supports, and though her np sets her up aas a possible solo servant, her skills don’t give way to a bunch of survivability options. As a servant, I give a solid B- as of right now in NA, with the potential of an A- to an A once Castoria comes given she’s an easy NP5 Arts servant and the other Arts Lancer is story locked.
POKETAR’S COMPLETELY BIASED EVALUATION OF KAGETORA
What can I say about Kagetora that isn’t amazing??? She’s adorable, funny, awesome, and just an all around joy to use. Mizuki Nana brings out her best work when voicing her and when she does her victory celebration of “AYE, AYE, OOOOOHH!!!” you find yourself cheer on with her. Her “nyaaas” are super cute, too. Her animations are glorious, and well-done, and get you really get you hyped up, especially her 4th card animation. It’s super dope. Honestly, I love everything about her. She’s one of my favorite servants, if not my favorite even when compared to Salter.
Here’s my Kagetora on my JP account:
And here’s a shameless plug in the form of a link to my Kagetora Playlist on my YouTube channel that showcase Kagetora in all sorts of situation if you wanna see what she has to offer.
Like I said, I love Everything about Nagao Kagetora, and I hope you will come too, as well.
Plus, she’s so
sorry about the length. i really love her, and couldn’t shut up lol