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Past the great stretch of pre-summer reruns, we find ourselves once more venturing into new content in FGO. Not that I didn’t appreciate a period to catch up on farming and strengthening quests, but that’s neither here nor there.

But the prelude to the anniversary and the flood of content that comes with, let’s partake in our appetisers this time round, no? Perhaps in the form of a sugary cold drink at this fine-looking Cafe nearby? Ahnenerbe, huh? Sounds pretty good if you ask me.

Hibiki Chikagi Banner
NA Release Date: 06/2026
Introduction

Sometimes FGO does really like to do deep cuts on their new Servants. Aside from the real Servant part of this Pseudo-Servant being Azumi-no-Isora, the hosts in question are a largely forgotten part of Type-Moon history, who you probably only recognize thanks to Carnival Phantasm featuring them rather prominently.

In any case, Hibiki and Chikagi feature in their own mini-series that once existed on the now-defunct Type-Moon Mobile site, and on the whole don’t have much relevance to the greater lore outside of Hibiki randomly being the Holy Scripture of a Dead Apostle Ancestor. Yeah, I’m not even gonna dig into that rabbit hole.

Servant Data
Alter Ego
3
4
3
5
8
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Lawful Good
Max HP 13,537
HP Rank
Max ATK 12,252
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,893Base HP1,985
Max Atk 12,252 Max HP 13,537
Grail Atk 13,412 Grail HP 14,830
Achi Women's Manners EX

Increase own Buff Removal Resist by 10%.
Increase own Debuff Resist by 10%.

Independent Action B

Increase your Critical Strength by 8%.

Offertory Dance Grounds A

Increase Critical Strength for all allies by 5% while on the field.

Grotesque God B

Apply Damage Plus 100 to self.
Apply Damage Cut by 300 to self.

Great Wani's Protection C

Gain 5 Critical Stars for self each turn while on [Near Water] battlefield.
Gain 5% NP Gauge for self each turn while on [Near Water] battlefield.

Overview

As an SSR Alter Ego, the dynamic duo here are competing with a broad number of fellow Servants, albeit in a solid class overall. With the tied 4th best Attack of any SSR Alter Ego, and, the exact middle-of-the-road for the HP rankings, these two have some decent offence while not sacrificing too much HP, meaning they’re pretty well-rounded.

In addition to the solid baseline stats, these two have a lot of unique passives, so let’s get into them:

Firstly, they pack Independent Action, the only non-unique passive, providing a modest boost to their critical damage. Following that is Achi Women’s Manners, increasing their Buff Removal and Debuff Resist by 10% passively. While the numbers on this are low, having passive Buff Removal Resist can be crazy in certain fights, and likewise debuff resistance is universally useful. Then there’s Offertory Shrine Grounds, providing a small 5% Critical Damage boost to the whole team while they’re on field, including the duo themselves, meaning their passive critical damage is pretty damn good.

Rounding off their passives, Grotesque God provides 100 Damage Up and 300 damage cut passively, the latter being far more useful, essentially providing 300 bonus HP per attack they take. While it may not seem like much, damage cut like that adds up over longer, harder fights, and vastly improves their staying power. And finally is Great Wani’s Protection, providing 5 Critical Stars and 5% NP gauge per turn when on Near Water battlefields. It’s a good conditional boost, but as you’ll find later, it’s not as conditional as you’d think.

On the whole, Hibiki and Chikagi have a strong statline, and their passive lineup provides some spectacular perks to give them a strong foundation in battle.

NP Generation
Servant Skills
Noble Phantasm
Conclusion

So how are Hibiki and Chikagi overall? On the one hand, they’ve got some Goddess-charming dance moves, expert waitressing skills, and let’s just say, I’ve got plenty to offer in exchange for some “Navigational skills” wink wink:

This dynamic duo offer some pretty bog-standard but effective farming capabilities. Refund that consistently reaches over 50% gauge is rare for Quick farmers, but the fact they can manage it makes them especially potent, and the fact they can also deal very manageable damage on top of that is spectacular. While ultimately they’re nothing exceptional compared to over universal farmers, being there is great, regardless.

While their main job is farming, this duo are part-time supports, with a surprisingly comprehensive suite of tools, providing gauge charge to the team, offensive buffs that are especially potent for Quick Servants, and even some defensive tools in their Max HP buff. They won’t be dethroning Skadi or her variants for support slots anytime soon, but Servants with versatility like theirs tend to show up in abnormal farming setups all the time, such as when you need both a ST NP and AOE NP to clear waves.

A last but relatively minor point is the tools these two have for difficult content. While it’s not very strong on paper, these two do have a pretty solid passive critical damage boost, more critical damage built into their 3rd skill, and high stargen following their NP turns due to its high hitcount, so they can really bring the pain when they’ve got Skadi critical damage buffs behind them. Add in the good durability they boast, a wide-reaching effective damage on their NP, and their capability to strip buffs from the enemy and protect their own passively, and there’s a lot on the table for difficult content. It’d feel wrong to ignore it, at the very least.

However, I also think I see barnacles under their makeup, and they forgot the caramel syrup in my iced pumpkin mocha frappuccino! Disgraceful!

While these two might have strong damage numbers in formal farming setups, that’s largely owing to the power of Ruler Skadi’s damage buffs. Individually, compared to other Quick farmers, their damage output is fairly low, and might become lacklustre compared to other farming options in the future. Even if they kept to the horseman class advantage of the Alter Ego class, they could lose out to Servants with more favourable offensive profiles, so it’s worth bearing in mind.

On the whole, Hibiki and Chikagi are pretty spectacular, possessing a well-balanced farming profile that provides both damage and consistency, on top of a good plethora of supportive and niche tools that allow them to stand out beyond just their farming capabilities.

In the grander scheme of things, the Alter Ego class isn’t the greatest class to be saddled with, but they perform pretty well regardless, with plenty of room to stand out amidst their competitors, whether with their farming damage output or turning their eyes toward difficult content with the options they have at their disposal.

That ultimately makes them “just” good farmers with wider applications, but even if that role is pretty common nowadays, it’s no reason to look down on them for it - they’re more than serviceable Servants, and it definitely shows. Rath™ Seal of Approval.

Outro

Given the number of new faces showing up in this event, you’d think we’d have more than one new Servant to work with, huh? Well, Lasengle can always surprise us, but this is as far as I’ll go with the event’s current progress, at least.

This new Servant was a prime opportunity for me to once again discover the disparity between English and Japanese Wikipedia in information on Japanese myth, with the Japanese page being loaded with details you wouldn’t catch otherwise.

The only conclusion I can draw is…Japanese Mythology really likes to make action happen at the bottom of the sea, huh? I feel there’s a billion myths covering something along those lines at some point. Maybe it’s just their equivalent of something happening in Mount Olympus - the designated “here be the gods and other fantastical beings” space.

But hey, I’m rambling. With all luck the next MMM will be for something rather grand, but who knows what’ll crop up between now and the Anniversary? Until then!

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