Fate/Grand Order: Lostbelt No. 5 – Olympus

Fate/Grand Order: Lostbelt No. 5 – Olympus

Interstellar Mountainous City, Olympus

As you’re most likely aware, Olympus is the second chapter of the Fifth Lostbelt from Fate/Grand Order Part 2. The first chapter of this Lostbelt was Atlantis. And, that makes Lostbelt No. 5 the first Lostbelt to have more than one chapter.

If you read my review of the Atlantis chapter, you’ll be well aware that I thought it was the worst Lostbelt chapter. Luckily, Olympus completely redeems Lostbelt No. 5. It wasn’t the best chapter in every aspect. But, I’m pretty confident in saying it’s the best chapter as a whole (so far).

Lostbelt No. 5 - Interstellar Mountainous City, Olympus from the anime game Fate/Grand Order
Lostbelt No. 5 – Interstellar Mountainous City, Olympus

When compared to Atlantis, Olympus is better in every single way. The characters are better, the story is better, the fights are better, and even the music is better.

And, what seals Atlantis’ fate is that wouldn’t say it adds to Olympus in any meaningful way. Sure, we take down Artemis and Poseidon in Atlantis. But, if you move those fights into Olympus, you can cut out Atlantis without hurting Olympus.

In case you forgot, none of our ally servants from Atlantis survived into Olympus. So cutting their stories out completely doesn’t matter for Olympus’ plot. And even the setting of this chapter is different too.

The Servants We Never Got

If there’s one thing I hate about Olympus, it’s that the character designs were too good. There were some characters with amazing designs that aren’t summonable as servants. I’m talking, of course, about the Machine Gods in humanoid form.

First up, we have Zeus, the Lostbelt king. Lostbelt No. 5 is the first Lostbelt in which the Lostbelt king isn’t a summonable servant. We got Ivan the Terrible, Scathach-Skadi, Qin Shi Huang, and Arjuna Alter. But we don’t get Zeus because he’s a god.

Zeus in humanoid form from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt

The next character we didn’t get as a servant is Aphrodite. This is for the same reason we didn’t get Zeus; she’s a god. As much as I would like to have Aphrodite as a summonable servant, I’m least upset about her. Why? Because her design is Circe x Suzuka Gozen, and I already have both of them.

Aphrodite in humanoid form from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt

Finally, we have the character I’m most upset we didn’t get, Demeter. Believe me when I say I would have whaled for Demeter. I can’t think of another character whose design I like more than hers. And on top of that, she’s a Caster, which is my favorite Class.

Demeter in humanoid form from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt

If you’re wondering why we can’t summon these gods as servants but can summon others, there’s a lore reason. Pseudo-servants like Europa are fair game. Divine servants like Dioscuri are fair game. But literal gods are not. And that’s why we can’t summon the Machine Gods of Zeus, Aphrodite, and Demeter.

But, of course, we could summon them by using a simple loophole. We could say that their humanoid and Machine God versions are distinct. That would solve the lore issue.

Evil of Humanity Hoard

I’m going a little out of chronological order here, but I want to discuss Tamamo Vitch Koyanskaya now. Koyanskaya has been one of the main antagonists throughout Part 2. And, 6 chapters into the part, we finally get to fight her.

We don’t defeat Koyanskaya once and for all here. But, she does serve as a boss of Olympus. And considering how important she is to the story, I figured I should dedicate a section of the review to her.

So, we learn that Koyanskaya isn’t one of the Foreign God’s disciples. Up until this point, we’d assumed that to be the case. But, it turns out that Foreign God’s 3 disciples (servants) are Rasputin, Limbo, and Muramasa.

Koyanskaya is something different. All we know right now is that rather than serving under the Foreign God, she’s a business partner of the Foreign God. And on top of that, she doesn’t care what happens to the Lostbelts.

Mash, Tamamo, and Jeanne vs. Beast of Taming from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt
Mash, Tamamo, and Jeanne vs. Beast of Taming

As for the fight against Koyanskaya, called the “Beast of Taming,” it’s pretty simple. I used my classic Mash/Tamamo/Jeanne team, as you can see from the screenshot above. By the end of the fight, all 3 of those servants were still standing.

If you’re having trouble with this fight, there’s an easy way to beat it. All you have to do is bring Casters and have some way to clear her debuffs. Koyanskaya does almost no damage to Casters. I’m pretty sure I could have soloed this fight with my Merlin that has Code: Cure command codes on all his face cards.

And in case you’re wondering, I put those on him as a joke for the Yang Guifei Challenge Quest. But, it turned out to be very effective.

The Day to Bring Down Gods

This next part of the review is going to be all about the 3 boss battles against the Machine Gods. But, before I get into those fights, I’d like to brag for a moment.

Olympus is often said to have the hardest boss fights of any chapter up to this point. And yet, including in the Koyanskaya fight, I didn’t use any command seals. That’s right, even for the infamous Demeter fight.

While I am bringing that up to brag, I’m also bringing it up to say that you can do it too. These fights are going to seem tough at first. But, if you plan for them, they’re not that bad.

Also, I’m not including the various Dioscuri fights or the Europa fight in this review. Those are more like mini-bosses and you should be able to figure out how to beat them.

Demeter (ΔΗΜΗΤΗΡ)

Demeter is the hardest boss in Olympus. I’ll admit that. And, I’ll even admit that I had to retry this fight a few times before beating it. But, it was also the only boss fight of the chapter that took me more than one attempt.

If you’ve been playing FGO for at least a year, you likely have everything you need to beat Demeter as I did. I didn’t use any SSR servants. And the only SR servants I used were the forced support Caenis and 2 free servants from events.

Paracelsus, Ryouma, and Caenis made up my front line (shown below). In the back, I had Hans, Asclepius, and Santa Nightingale. I also used the Chaldea Combat Uniform as my Mystic Code.

Paracelsus, Ryouma, and Caenis vs. Demeter from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt
Paracelsus, Ryouma, and Caenis vs. Demeter

This team didn’t work as intended for me (because my teams generally don’t). But, despite that, I still managed to win. So, let’s look at the basic idea behind this team. That way, you’ll be able to make a similar one with your resources.

I chose Ryouma as my primary damage dealer for a very simple reason. All my SSR Riders either have AoE or support Noble Phantasms. Ryouma is my best single-target Rider. If you have him, he should be at NP5.

Paracelsus and Hans were there to help Ryouma loop his NP, which he did very well. Asclepius keeps Ryouma alive. And Santa Nightingale didn’t do her job. I intended for her to prevent Ryouma’s buffs from getting removed. But, at level 8, her buff removal resist skill failed during my successful run.

Aphrodite (ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ)

After I beat Demeter with relative ease, the Aphrodite battle worried me. Everyone said the Demeter fight was the hardest. But, Aphrodite seemed like she would be more of a challenge for me. Luckily, that wasn’t the case.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a screenshot of my team before this battle. So, I don’t remember who my support servant was. If this was another forced support battle, then you know who I used. If not, I doubt they mattered too much.

Sitonai, Tamamo, and Asclepius vs. Aphrodite from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt
Sitonai, Tamamo, and Asclepius vs. Aphrodite

The servants I brought to the fight were Sitonai, Tamamo, Asclepius, Hans, and Enkidu. The basic idea of this team was to use Sitonai as my primary damage dealer, with most of the team supporting her. Enkidu was in the final slot to clean up at the end.

If you’re wondering why I chose Sitonai and Enkidu as my damage dealers, allow me to explain. Casters have a low attack multiplier. Also, there aren’t many single-target Casters. And, as far as I remember, every single-target Caster is a buster servant.

So, I opted for Sitonai instead because she still has some class advantage over Assassins. And on top of that, as an arts servant, I could support her very well with Tamamo.

Enkidu is a great backline servant. But, what makes him good for this fight, in particular, is that his NP has anti-divine damage. Aphrodite is a god, so she has the divine trait.

Zeus (ΖΕΥΣ)

For the Zeus fight, I also don’t remember the full team I used. But, I do know 4 of the 6 servants. They were Space Ishtar, Mash, and Tamamo in the front, and the forced support Romulus=Quirinus in the back.

By the end of the fight, I had Space Ishtar, Mash, and Romulus=Quirinus in the front. So, I’m guessing I lost Tamamo and whoever the other two backline servants were. That’s not too bad, though, considering this is one of the major boss fights.

But, I don’t want to discuss the actual fight against Zeus here. It wasn’t a very eventful battle, as you can tell from my remaining servants. What’s more interesting is everything surrounding this battle.

Machine God Zeus from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt
Machine God Zeus

Zeus is an intimidating opponent, and I liked that about him. Sure, he made the classic mistake of sending the other gods to fight us one by one. They could have wiped us out if they came all at once. But, he’s still a cool Lostbelt king, so I’ll forgive him for that.

Something I haven’t seen other people bring up about this fight is that we summoned 2 Grand servants for it. Everyone remembers Romulus=Quirinus as the Grand Lancer. But we summoned Ares too. And from what I remember, it said he was the Grand Saber.

Of course, there’s not only one Grand servant in each class. Even though we summoned Ares as the Grand Saber here doesn’t mean we won’t see a different Grand Saber later. The Grand designation means that they’re the “perfect” servant for the particular situation.

Oh, and we summoned a literal Machine God here. So why can’t we get my beloved Demeter as a servant?

We’re Here to Kill Chaos

Memes about killing Chaos aside, I was very concerned when Chaos appeared. I wasn’t concerned about there being a difficult boss battle against Chaos. I knew I could kill Chaos if it came down to it. No, what concerned me was this “ancient enemy” appearing out of nowhere at the end.

That’s a trope I’ve never liked.

But, despite that, I did think the appearance of Chaos was pretty cool. I mean, it’s a giant, fiery eye staring down at us from a tear in space-time. That’s crazier than when Sutr crawled out of the Sun in Lostbelt No. 2.

Of course, I wish I could have had the chance to fight against Chaos. Unfortunately, I didn’t get that chance. And I doubt I’ll ever get that chance because of what happened to it.

Miyamoto Musashi sending Chaos into the void from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt
Miyamoto Musashi sending Chaos into the void

Musashi pulled a Charlotte Corday and stole an epic boss battle from us. But, I’ll forgive her because Musashi’s sacrifice was the coolest part of the chapter. If that didn’t get you hyped, nothing will. I kind of want to go back and rewatch it now.

Also, a neat fact you may not know is that after this point, Musashi is “erased” from the game. When playing FGO, navigate to My Room, then Material, and then Spirit Origin List. Here, you’ll see a database of all the servants you’ve come across.

After Musashi sacrifices herself, you’ll notice that entries 153 and 261 now say “Data Lost.” Those IDs correspond to Musashi and Summer Musashi.

A Battle Among Equals

After we defeat Zeus and Musashi sends Chaos to the Shadow Realm, Kirschtaria Wodime shows up. It turns out that he’s been using everyone else this entire time. He’s no friend of Zeus and also isn’t working on behalf of the Foreign God.

Instead, Wodime tricked both of them so that he could use Olympus’ Tree of Emptiness to summon a servant. That servant is the titan Atlas. Wodime’s summoning of Atlas was kind of thwarted, though. So, he then chooses to have a friendly bout of fisticuffs with us.

At this point in the chapter, I decided I was going to have fun with the final battles. In the first fight against Wodime and Caenis, I used a team built around Elizabeth Bathory (Brave). I did the same for the final Caenis fight. Why? Because Brave Eli-chan is fun.

Euryale and Mash after defeating Kirschtaria Wodime from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt
Euryale and Mash after defeating Kirschtaria Wodime

Now, you may have some questions after looking at the above image. That’s the result of the fight that’s against Wodime himself. And yes, I 3-turned the fight.

So, you may be familiar with the fact that you can solo this Wodime fight with Mash. I considered doing that because it seemed kind of fun. But, then I saw someone else do something that seemed like more fun. I saw someone 3-turn Wodime with Euryale.

In case you don’t know, Euryale is one of my all-time favorite servants. So, I didn’t have any choice in the matter. I had to do it too.

This isn’t a team I made myself, but I don’t care. I used a team that looked fun, and it was. The team was Euryale, Mash, Santa Nightingale, Reines (I may have added her), and double Tamamo.

The Foreign God Descends

I’m pretty confident in saying that nobody predicted Chaos would show up. But, I also didn’t predict that the Foreign God was going to descend at the end of Olympus either. Yes, that was the whole point of the Olympus Lostbelt. But, I didn’t think it would happen.

I figured we wouldn’t learn anything about the Foreign God until Lostbelt 7. But, no. The Foreign God is here in the flesh. And by “the flesh,” I mean Olga Marie Animusphere’s flesh. Even if you predicted the Foreign God would descend, you couldn’t have predicted that.

And the weirdest part is that the Foreign God calls themself Olga Marie. It’s not that they look like Olga Marie. They are Olga Marie. So, what’s going on here?

The Foreign God (Olga Marie Animusphere) from the anime game Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt
The Foreign God (Olga Marie Animusphere)

Okay, so saying the Foreign God is Olga Marie may be a little inaccurate. I mean, they are Olga Marie. But, they don’t seem to be the same Olga Marie we knew from Chaldea. There’s some connection between the two, though.

At first, I thought that Olga Marie could have been setting this all up from the start. What if the whole purpose of Chaldea was to summon the Foreign God to Earth? What if Olga Marie knew about all the Singularities, Pseudo-Singularities, and Lostbelts?

This could have all been part of her plan to summon the Foreign God in her own body.

That theory still seems possible. But, then I also thought what if the opposite was true? What if the Foreign God was the one controlling Olga Marie and setting this all up? That kind of makes more sense.

Cosmos Denial

In the end, I enjoyed Lostbelt No. 5 – Olympus a lot. As I already mentioned, everything about it was better than Atlantis. Sure, the part where we have a meal with Europa and the two “kids” was unnecessary. But other than that I liked it.

I know a lot of people say that Lostbelt No. 6 is even better than 5. I hope that’s true. And I hope its chapters are more like Olympus than Atlantis.

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