FGO is great in that powercreep is barely noticeable. It’s still happening, but it doesn’t affect the gameplay to a huge extent. That said, where it is most noticeable is with some of the older generation servants. Anyone got any old favorites that you really want to receive a decent buff?
In my case, Arjuna. Dude’s been with me since I first started and I love his design and lore. But seriously, what were they thinking when they designed his mechanics? Putting clairvoyance on a dude with 3 arts cards and base 8% stargen is just cruel. His second skill would be okay if it weren’t massively hamstrung by that ridiculous cooldown, and the only better-than-decent thing about his kit is mana burst flame, which honestly is still kinda far from impressive. Then they buff him by increasing his clairvoyance level and giving him 5/6 turns of debuff immunity which is nice I guess, though no one asked for that.
All they would really need to do to make him not suck is reduce the cooldown on fortunate hero. 6 turns. With passives at 3 turns instead of 5. Maybe increase the battery from 25 to 30% for the sake of it since even with that he wouldn’t necessarily be as good as any of his competitors. Boom. He’s now infinitely more usable while not quite reaching the levels of Gil, Ishtar and Tesla, and he’d have a genuine niche as a kinda NP spammer with decent durability and strong resistance to debuffs. If they wanted to be extra generous, give him a decent damage niche like his half-brother and replace instant death with increased damage to divine enemies, though I doubt they’d ever go that far. I can dream though.
It’s so easy to fix him and it’s a shame DW doesn’t seem to have any plans to do it (at least for the foreseeable future) - especially since they’ve recently given some very nice buffs to formerly mediocre servants like Vlad to truly fit his niche.