still a little bit til english fgo drops, but what would you recommend for the giveaway 4* servant in terms of utility?
heracles is a really reliable berserker and especially in early game the raw punching power of a zerker will be a great help. put him on your frontline in early game and then switch him to backline in midgame once you have more servants so he can save your ass if things go south. if you don’t have any personal preferences for other servants just go with him he will serve you well far into lategame. if you prefer cute girls tamacat is a decent choice too, but she’s trickier to use well and not as powerful
martha needs her strengthening quests to really shine and those can’t be done until she’s maxed out but she’s far from useless before then and after that she’s a fantastic support. party-wide debuff removal plus heal isn’t something many servants can offer, and she also has an enemy buff removal with a defence debuff. one of my two most trusted generals.
elizabeth is pretty bulky thanks to her battle continuation and she provides great all-purpose buffs and debuffs. after her strengthen quest she has one of the most powerful attack buffs in the game for female servants. the other of my two most trusted generals.
marie’s first skill isn’t too great but her other two more than make up for it. her three hit invincibility and self heals mean she’ll last until the last stretches of whatever fight you’re having for sure, and her np even heals a little. she’s also very cute
d’eon couldn’t punch a dent in a pack of butter and their np leaves a lot to be desired as a debuff too but early on their unique 3-turn taunt will be really useful for keeping damage away from your other, more fragile servants. their job in any team comp is basically to take hits instead of the rest of the team. recommended if you’re into minmaxing and rolled a good berserker, since the defensive options of a berserker usually come down to “kill the enemy before it kills you”
emiya is horrible when you first get him and needs materials that won’t be available for another few chapters to ascend and level his skills but after his strengthen quests he’s got one of the best self crit buffs in the game and packs some real power. a long term investment, but if you like him anyway he’s not a bad choice
siegfried and stheno are…. bad. don’t get them unless you love them more than you love yourself because they WILL make you suffer for it.