She has a good showing, having a fairly interesting kit which happens to compliment her purpose fairly well, making her set pretty powerful.
AI’s skillset revolves around her being a Crit-Buster. Her first skill is a rehash of the oni’s skills, boosting the team’s attack while also boosting her NP damage. Her second skills boost the team’s stargen while also increasing her star weight for 3 turns. This is extremely useful for her kit, allowing her to crit consistently while also making the team generate more stars for the team. Her last skill gives her a guts buff while also increasing her max HP for for 5 turns. The guts and max HP buff help with her extremely low HP stat, being the lowest among her fellow 4 star archers. Her attack on the other hand is the highest among all the other 4* archers.
Her generation stats on the other hand are nowhere near as impressive, with a very average stargen and NPgen on all her cards. Having a nice amount of hitcounts is also very useful, but her generation stats really don’t impress anyone. Having a critical damage buff due to her Independent action and a boost to her Buster damage thanks to Madness enhancement.
Crit-Buster skillset makes her instantly viable in the meta.
Has team support skills which solidifies her role in the team.
Has more HP than seems thanks to her third skill.
Reliant on her 2nd skill to generate stars on her own.
Burn effect on her NP is almost negligible in major content.
Strategies & Tips
AI enjoys being partnered with servants who can generate a nice amount of crit stars while also being able to support her health and damage output against enemies. Having a teammate that is able to boost her NP gauge will also be extremely helpful to AI in pushing out the maximum possible damage.
Noble Phantasm: On Arorikiya Sowaka B
OAS is a Single Target Buster NP which inflicts like 20% critical rate down on enemies while it applies a burn on enemies for 5 turns. She also introduces a new mechanic which is called scorched, which deals extra damage every turn while also increasing burn damage on overcharge. While it may sound pretty useful, the bonus effects have close to no impact on harder content, making it more of damaging NP than anything else.
An obligatory pick with any servant with decent buster damage, Merlin is a great support who can provide everything that AI lacks. With his NP he can provide the sustain that AI is sorely lacking. He also supplements her NP gain ensuring she can fire off those NPs, and gives a nice amount of crit stars to keep the damage coming. His buffs ensure her buster and damage stay sky high while also protecting her and keeping her stargen up.
Jack the ripper is a must have in any self-respecting crit team. With jack’s crit gen, AI will almost always be critting with no problems, while also topping up her NP gauge with consistent crits. Her 3rd skill can occasionally heal AI.
Nightingale is a great pick to pair with AI, making sure that her HP stays topped off during battle with her skills and NP while also being able to boost her Buster damage from time to time. This makes sure that her damage output stays consistent while also staying alive.
Victor from the moon is no doubt an excellent Craft essence on AI. Boasting a combination of buster damage and crit damage up, this CE complements her set extremely well and ensures she keeps her numbers high.
Joint recital is very similar to victor from the moon, Giving slightly more focus to the buster damage as compared to crit damage. This is only advised when you are less confident in critting and want more flat damage.
Holy night supper is a more NP focused CE, giving AI bonus NP charge at the beginning of the battle. This ensures she is able to use her NP early on, on top of the damage boost to her NP as well as boosting her crit damage.
When equipped to Archer Inferno (Tomoe Gozen) only, increase Buster Card effectiveness by 10% & NP Strength by 10% for all allies while on the field
NP Charge (ATK)
NP Charge (DEF)
C. Star Gain Rate
C.Star Drop Rate
Servant, Humanoid, Weak to Enuma Elish, Magical Demon
On Arorikiya Sowaka (Rank B)
Deal damage to a single enemy Decrease Critical Rate for a single enemy by 20% (3 turns) Inflict Burn to a single enemy (1000 damage, 5 turns) [Overcharge] Inflict Burn Damage Up to a single enemy
Burn Damage +
Skill upgrade priority
Sorcerous Oni Blood B
This skill is AI’s main source of damage, boosting the entire team’s flat damage while also boosting her NP damage during battle. This skill should be leveled first.
Understanding of Skirmishing B
This skill is extremely useful to AI, making sure that she crits consistently while also making sure that the team is able to generate a nice amount of stars over a nice amount of turns. This skill should be leveled second.
Boiling Blood A
This skill is AI’s main survivability skill, giving her a boost to her max health, making sure that she stays alive while also giving her a guts skill, protecting her from any accidents that may happen. This skill should be leveled last.
Demonic Magic B (Sorcerous Oni Blood B)
Increase ATK for all allies (3 turns) Increase your NP Strength (3 turns)
NP Damage +
Knowledge of Melee B (Understanding of Skirmishing B)
Increase your C. Star Gather Rate (3 turns) & C. Star Drop Rate for all allies (3 turns)
Star Absorb +
Star Gen +
Adrenaline Rush A (Boiling Blood A)
Apply Guts (1 time, 5 turns) for yourself & increase your max HP (5 turns)
Max HP +
Magic Resistance B Increase your Debuff Resist by 17.5%
Independent Action A Increase your Critical Strength by 8%
Mad Enhancement E Increase your Buster Card effectiveness by 8%
AI’s command card decks are well centered around her set, having a total of 3 Buster cards when you include her NP as well as having a total of 2 Arts cards, making it easier for her to ready up her NP. Having only one Quick card however can be a major problem, making her Stargen not that great for an archer.
I think you should really change the text, it's not funny for people who only like actual bow using Archer like me, she have bow animation for all her card, and her bow animation are all high priority animation except for quick and extra.
her NP, her third ascension feature a big bow like that, that part of the text is stupid.