To anyone who’s seen my name on this board a lot the past week, I’m sorry. I just love bringing up topics and such and talking to people.
Anyway, just wanted to give some love to Raikou, as the title suggests. She was my first ever SSR berserker, and on top of that I got her a little after I first downloaded the game. I remember rolling a random event for the hell of it, and I managed to pull both her and Frankenstein on the same roll (my luck was EX back then, and has since receded to about C-ish). Didn’t really think much about her, and I immediately gravitated over to Fran since I was just starting to watch Apocrypha at the time. A little while later, I decided to start leveling and fielding Raikou, and I started to like using her more and more, and I had fun with the My Room interactions. Took her to a lot of fights, several of which she struggled with; a lot of my attacks weren’t doing much of anything and my NP just tickled most enemies. I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get her to work, so after some time I decided to look into her on Gamepress and play around with what I found.
Imagine my shock when I realized I was playing her wrong the entire time.
For about a year I had just buffed her damage with assist Merlins or whatever, just trying to make her NP leave a dent. Turns out that’s not what the NP is for, and it took me that long to look at the effects and see the ‘Increased Star Drop Rate’ that’s tagged on, see her first skill, and that’s when it clicked; she’s essentially a five-star Emiya. Use EAM and then NP on second-to-last wave, then crit the absolute crap out of the final wave. After that happened, her usefulness increased tenfold, and the satisfaction I felt was absolutely euphoric. Since then I’ve maxed her bond, leveled her to 100, increased her stats with Fou over 1000 each, and am working on maxing her skills with Mystic Slayer at 10. Best Zerker Mama now and forever.