I don't get it. Even though UBW is faster than GoB, Gilgamesh as a Servant still many times stronger and faster than a regular human.
Did Nasu conveniently forget this?
Doesn't Shirou have a boost to his battle capabilities depending on which weapon he picks? I remember reading something like the weapons moving almost as if they were doing on their own based on their previous experiences.
And Gil is going to do what? Run to Shirou with his superspeed and rip him with his bare hands?
Shirou's weapon's move on autopilot anyway; shitty compared to any other heroic spirit but enough to beat a chump like gil,
Was Gil even actually swordplay fighting like, ever? He always just uses gate or whips out OP Ea and reks everything without need to any sword skills. Maybe he was actually fighting Saber like that in Fate, but I don't recall precisely
Shirou is basically a superhuman inside of his RM. He gets all the upsides of UBW (stronger body, regeneration) without any of the downsides (muscle tearing, swords sticking out of him, soul destruction)
Well, that might not matter as much in nasuverse where people do "suprise attacks" "get lucky" "opponent underestimates enemy", but sure Shirou shouldn't be as good as a servant, at best he should be at avenger levels.
Shirou downloads the skill and strength of the wielder of the weapons, which in most cases are better than Gilgamesh.
Due to having a bunch of non-magus orphans as his "master" at the moment, his stats are actually only generically average.
It's something like he has the muscle memory as if he used the weapon before, he can do it but its mostly instinctual.
it's noted in the scene that Shirou just has the momentum to push Gil back because Gil was surprised and is now on the defensive, if Gil regained his composure Shirou would have been fucked. Gil pulling out EA was actually a decent move as presumably due to its rank it couldn't be broken like the rest of the weapons he used against Shirou, his mistake was using it too late.
When Shirou traces something, he acquires the parameters of the original owner.
Well, it's less like "Shirou gets stronger" and more like "the sword takes Shirou along for the ride, and as the one who produced it he acquires the conditions necessary to use it", ergo the parameters.
Doesn't mean his body can keep it up for long though. He's still in a weak flesh body that'll tear itself apart by virtue of doing that.
He can use reinforcement on his body to somewhat replicate someones stats but it isn't automatic.
I think the only time he actually does it is during nine lives and technically its archers arm that does it.
Shirou can project fast enough to negate Gate of Babylon, and is a much better swordsman. Gil can only retreat, he knows he can't counterattack quickly enough to not just get sliced in half when Shirou closes the distance (which essentially happens anyway when he takes a second to pull out Ea).
This is just wrong
His body is not significantly more durable than an ordinary human's and his regeneration is due to Avalon.The "downsides" only happen in Heaven's Feel and that's specifically due to the effects of his mind being obliterated from trying to control Archer's arm and Archer's UBW going out of control inside of him the more he pulls from it.
Neither has anything to do with his own UBW.
It's not reinforcement. Well, technically nothing Shirou does is reinforcement (or projection). It's just how tracing works.
If it was Reinforcement he'd die in an instant. Reinforcing a living being to that degree is beyond Medea, let alone Shirou. Medea can't make Kuzuki Herc-level in combat.
Nah, it's the inner world overwhelming the outer world. There's a bad end in Fate route when he jumps out of the window, hits the ground, his body turns to swords trying to knit itself together but he's already dead.
Skills yes as he traces the history of the weapon as well. stats no, The stats come from reinforcement.
It would be stupid for him to gain stats from tracing the weapon as the stats would be from the hero not the weapon.
>It would be stupid for him to gain stats from tracing the weapon as the stats would be from the hero not the weapon.
Well that's how it works, it's not reinforcement. The weapons he traces move on their own like their wielder when he wields them. The reason he uses K&B is because they have no true wielder.
You could get technical and say it's Sword-reinforcement instead of Fire-,Water-,Earth,Air-,Ether- reinforcement
Even if it were sword reinforcement Medea could still have outdone it, but she can't. It's an aspect of tracing which happens to be very similar to an existing standard form of magic, just like his "projection" is.
>I didn't read HA
She doesn't use "magecraft", she "tells reality to do her will". It's not sorcery, but she's not restricted by elements. She still can't use magic for good, though.
>I sometimes wonder whether I will ever make sense of Nasu's writing.
It's more about shitty translations that don't consider cultural differences between how abstract things are worded between japanese and english.
>Reinforcement works different for depending on your alignment
The exact effects of which are unknown. It says 'looks similar but are different'. Different how? And why would you come to the conclusion that sword reinforcement is therefore superior to other elements?
Swords > everything else
I mean what is even Sky? You can't stab people with Sky.
>I mean what is even Sky?
>An element which makes up celestial bodies that is newly added as a fifth element to the four great elements of earth, water, fire, and wind. This is, in other words, Ether.
Ether the basis for all magecraft
Nasu's fucked in the head when it comes to things like this, but I've been telling myself it's because NP attacks override other stats just slightly. The guy said that a C rank NP, on average, hits as hard as an A rank Strength attack. Didn't matter that his arms were comparatively made of spaghetti and he was moving at a snail's pace, he was firing guns so big that Gil had to defend, especially because he didn't have his armor on.
So who pays for/cleans up the damage done in the city by Berserker, wrecking the streets?
Who paid for the damages when Rin shot up the school?
Also why doesn't Shirou's school shut down classes when such conflict is happening?
School would shut down in America if someone even brought a knife to school.