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Tier
5

Caster
April Fool’s
4
3
3
5
4
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Neutral Balanced
Max HP 14,259
HP Rank
Max ATK 10,546
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,629Base HP2,091
Max Atk 10,546 Max HP 14,259
Grail Atk 11,544 Grail HP 15,621
NP per Hit (%) 0.51%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 49
Star Generation per Hit 10.8%

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Servant Skills

Mystic Eyes of Penetration D

Apply Ignore Invincible to self (1 turn).
Increase own Arts Card effectiveness (1 turn).
Decrease Debuff Resist for a single enemy (1 turn).

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Arts + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Debuff Res - 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Frigid Charisma B

Increase ATK for all allies (3 turns).
Decrease ATK for all enemies (3 turns).

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Lvl12345678910
Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Attack - 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Schwipsig B

Increase own NP Gauge.
Chance to inflict Stun on a single enemy (1 turn).

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Lvl12345678910
NP + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Stun Chance + 40% 42% 44% 46% 48% 50% 52% 54% 56% 60%
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Territory Creation EX

Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 12%.

Fairy Contract A

Increase your Debuff Resist by 10%.
Increase your Debuff Chance Rate by 10%.

Noble Phantasm

Viy Viy Viy EX

Deals damage to all enemies.
Inflict Skill Seal on all enemies (1 turn).

<Overcharge>

Decrease DEF for all enemies (3 turns).

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Viy Viy Viy

Galloping Stare of the All-Seeing Ghastly Eyeballs

Rank Classification Hit-Count
EX Spiritual 4
Effect

Deals damage to all enemies.
Inflict Skill Seal on all enemies (1 turn).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
450% 600% 675% 712.5% 750%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease DEF for all enemies (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
20% 25% 30% 35% 40%

Assorted Info

ID 201
Cost 16
Gender Female
Growth S
Inst. Death Chance 36.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution Arts 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Buster 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Extra 6,13,20,26,35
Damage Distribution NP 10,20,30,40

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude 1 (ETA 12/2021)
Chapter Completion: Lostbelt 1 Prologue

Ascension: 2

Bond: 4

✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
100,000
3
300,000
4
1,000,000
Max
3,000,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 200,000
2 → 3 400,000
3 → 4 1,200,000
4 → 5 1,600,000
5 → 6 4,000,000
6 → 7 5,000,000
7 → 8 10,000,000
8 → 9 12,000,000
9 → 10 20,000,000

Total Materials Required

Ascension
Skill
Total

Costume Dress Materials

Costume Cost Materials
April Fool’s 0

Bond CE

Bond Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bond Pts Req. 5,000 15,000 10,000 2,000 18,000 150,000 430,000 340,000 320,000 405,000
OTMA

When equipped on Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova,
Increase all allies' Arts Card effectiveness by 10% & NP Strength by 10% when she is on the field.

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Overview

“Offer thy life to me, the Tsarina of Romanov... Kidding. Don't take it seriously. This is already enough for me.”

The tragic final Grand Duchess of the Romanov dynasty, Anastasia is as beautiful and pure as she is mischievous, earning the nickname “Schwipsig” - “Little Imp” - for her playful nature. Anastasia manifests this quality in-game as a damage dealer with a wide array of powerful utility and straightforward support effects, and an AoE Arts Noble Phantasm well suited for Arts farming teams. 

Anastasia’s primary usage is her wave clear capacity, which is of course highly useful for farming purposes. Packing an incredible 50% NP battery from Schwipsig, an AoE Arts Noble Phantasm that is further boosted by a 50% Art Effectiveness buff from Mystic Eyes of Penetration, and a 20% Attack buff from Frigid Charisma, the Duchess is a great candidate for taking on waves of Assassins or Berserkers. Furthermore, thanks to her good base NP gain per hit and high hit counts on Viy Viy Viy, Anastasia gets a sizable amount of NP refund from each Noble Phantasm as well, allowing her to use it frequently and even loop her NP in the right setup. 

But Her Highness is more than just a wave clearer, as her kits also bring a slew of support and utility effects. Aside from being her main steroid, Mystic Eyes of Penetration also grants her a Ignore Invincible buff for one turn and inflicts a powerful Debuff Resist Down debuff at the same time on one enemy. This debuff ties very well towards the other components of her kit, as it allows the teamwide Attack Down debuff on Frigid Charisma, the Skill Seal and Defense Down debuff on her Noble Phantasm, and especially the targetable Stun from Schwipsig to hit much more reliably. This also helps her teammates, particularly those with powerful debuffing capacity like Shuten Douji to cripple enemies in lengthy battles. 

On the other hand, Anastasia's damage is far from outstanding. Her Noble Phantasm damage is highly reliant on her Mystic Eyes of Penetration Arts Effectiveness buff, and her mediocre base Attack and Caster modifier do little to improve her NP Damage. Seemingly inspired by her backstory, Anastasia is also a frail Servant as she has no hard survival capacity to call upon in dire need. Last but not least, her two most important skills Schwipsig and Mystic Eyes of Penetration have fairly long downtime as well due to their short duration, with the former especially having a long cooldown, which limits her sustained offense.

Overall, Anastasia is a strong Servant, albeit in a stacked roster of AoE Casters. Her usefulness in farming alone already makes her a worthwhile addition to any roster. In fact, even in tough fights Anastasia’s main flaws can be supported well by top Arts supports (Tamamo no mae, Waver. etc.) that protect her while limiting her offensive downtime.

Gameplay Tip

Depending on what order a Master is used to activating NP Charge skills and all their offensive buffs in a turn, Anastasia may frequently trip up your "rotation". You see, unlike most other Servants, if Masters want to stun the enemy they should first activate her Arts steroids and only then charge her NP to max (and stun the enemy). Doing it the other way around will often make the Stun miss, as the Debuff Resistance Down isn't in effect.

Strengths

Good NP Gain and Strong NP Battery

Packing a respectable NP generation per hit, 3 Arts cards, a further boost to Arts Effectiveness from her Territory Creation passive and a whopping 50% NP Battery from Schwipsig, Anastasia has a much easier time charging her NP Gauge compared to most Servants. Furthermore, her Noble Phantasm also has a good hit count for an AoE Arts NP, granting her excellent refund potential when she is stacked with NP Generation and Art Performance buffs. In the right setup, Anastasia can even use her Noble Phantasm several times in a row. 

Decent Waveclear Potential

As an AoE Servant with a strong NP battery, it is natural that Anastasia would be competent as a farming Servant. When boosted by Mystic Eyes of Penetration and Frigid Charisma, Viy Viy Viy can deal respectable damage, and enough to take out most common Assassins or Berserker waves. A 3-turn farming set up is especially easy to create if masters clear the first wave with Servants such as Paracelsus, Avicebron or Nitocris who all have extremely powerful NP Charges.

Good Debuff-centric Support

Anastasia packs several debuffing components in her skill set, including Stun, Debuff Resistance Down, Attack Down, Defense Down and Skill Seal. Combined together, these debuffs can significantly improve the team performance. Furthermore, her Debuff Resistance Down is amongst the most potent of its kind, and can help allies landing their debuffs a lot more successfully, particularly against enemies with high innate Debuff Resistance.

Weaknesses

Lackluster Sustained Damage

Similar to many of her Caster peers, Anastasia suffers from a poor class modifier (0.9x) and mediocre base Attack. Mystic Eyes of Penetration also lasts for one-turn only, and she does not have any Critical niche or strong modifier on her Noble Phantasm to salvage her damage over multiple turns. To unlock her sustained damage potential, Masters need to rely on Arts supports.

No Hard Survival

Anastasia kits feature no hard survival mechanism like Guts, Evasion or Invincibility to bail her out of sticky situations. While her targetable stun can be influential in boss fights, it is very unreliable without her Mystic Eyes of Penetration’s Debuff Resistance Down.

Long Downtime on Skills

Both Mystic Eyes of Penetration and Schwipsig have rather long downtime which significantly lowers her effectiveness in battles that last longer than a single round of skill activations. Mystic Eyes of Penetration has a reasonably 5-turn cooldown at max level, but all of its effects only last for a turn. Schwipsig has a much higher 7-turn cooldown at max level in compensation for two powerful effects.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Mystic Eyes of Penetration D

Apply Ignore Invincible to self (1 turn).
Increase own Arts Card effectiveness (1 turn).
Decrease Debuff Resist for a single enemy (1 turn).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Arts + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Debuff Res - 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Frigid Charisma B

Increase ATK for all allies (3 turns).
Decrease ATK for all enemies (3 turns).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Attack - 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Schwipsig B

Increase own NP Gauge.
Chance to inflict Stun on a single enemy (1 turn).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Stun Chance + 40% 42% 44% 46% 48% 50% 52% 54% 56% 60%
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7

All three of Anastasia's skills are powerful and scale well with levels. Of these, Mystic Eyes of Penetration and Schwipsig have the most impact on her performance and should be prioritized. In general, due to her farming nature and sound performance as an Arts DPS overall, Anastasia is a Servant that greatly rewards having all her skills maxed...should Masters farm enough Reactive Gunpowder.

  • Mystic Eyes of Penetration A is Anastasia’s main steroid for her Noble Phantasm, offering both a standard 50% Arts Effectiveness at max level and an Ignore Invincible for 1 turn, this skill ensures her NP hits hard and reliably. It’s other usage is to combo with Schwipsig for a highly reliable targetable Stun and/or assist another debuff centric ally to land their debuffs. Generally it ought to be leveled slightly behind Schwipsig to help clear wave 3 opponents and/or improve the refund potential of her NP.
  • Frigid Charisma B offers two simple but effective support effects for 3 turns and can generally be used immediately when off cooldown. While both effects are good, they are hardly game changing as the values are at standard values and do not scale particularly hard with skill levels. The Attack Down does stack particularly well with Servants like Mash and Waver, who provide additional Defense buffs. Therefore, it is often maxed last. 
  • Schwipsig B is both her NP Battery and main stalling mechanism. Both of its incredible effects are central to Anastasia’s identity and scale well with level. Most importantly, as 50% NP Charge is essential to give Anastasia access to better CEs and instant NP potential. In general, Schwipsig is her most influential skill for farming and will be relied on the most. Generally, level this first.

Craft Essence Recommendation

As Anastasia is most often used as a wave clearer, Starting NP Gauge is ideal for any nodes where time to charge NP Gauge is not possible. With Schwipsig, Anastasia only needs a CE that grants 50% Starting NP Gauge to immediately access her Noble Phantasm, but CEs with higher values can help save the usage of Schwipsig for later. Since she has both an Attack and an Arts Performance buff, NP Damage Up grants her the biggest spike in terms of damage on her Noble Phantasm. Arts Performance Up and NP Gain Up are great secondary effects to look for when trying to refund her NP Gauge, however. In practice, Anastasia will do well with any hybrid Craft Essence that grants the above effect.

  • Holy Night Supper / Painting Summer / Dive to Blue / Golden Sumo / A Pilgrimage To The Other Side: The prime hybrid Crafting Essences for basic farming. Try to adjust the choice to how much damage is needed and/or how much refunding is needed, although adjusting supports has a larger impact than a CE.
  • The Black Grail / Heaven’s Feel / Emerald Float / Kaleid Sapphire: These Craft Essences grant the most increase in terms of damage by virtue of their high increase in Arts Performance and/or NP Damage. 
  • Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element / Dragon's Meridian: These Craft Essences grant the most amount of Starting NP Gauge, which can be used in conjunction with other Servants who can fill teammates NP gauge like Zhuge Liang to help Anastasia fire Viy Viy Viy in consecutive turns. 
  • Sign of Smiling Face / Cute Orangette: Hybrid Craft Essences that grant more than one beneficial effects to Anastasia, and can be used as placeholders for general purpose. 

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Other Info

Release Date 4/2020
AKA/Alias/Nicknames Grand Duchess of Russia, Anya
Country/Place of Origin Russia
Illustrator sime
Seiyuu (CV) Hara Yumi
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

STR
E
END
E
AGL
C
MP
A
LUK
D
NP
C

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Character Info

Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova.
The youngest daughter of Nikolai II, the last emperor of Russia from the Romanov Dynasty.
She was caught up in the tumultuous conflict of the Russian Revolution, and was killed at Ipatiev House along with her family, servants, and even pets.

Profile 1

Height/Weight: 158cm, 40kg
Origin: History
Region: Russia
Alignment: Neutral-Balanced
Gender: Female
Anastasia formed a contract with Viy, the spirit secretly kept by the Romanov Dynasty.

Profile 2

While she is naturally innocent, she tends to behave in a rather aloof manner immediately after she is summoned, as she is rather mistrustful of others. After gaining her trust, her more mischievous side becomes apparent. There is even a rather cute record of her taking a photograph of herself while looking into a mirror...a selfie, in the modern parlance. A few letters to her family survive today, providing a glimpse of her naivete and deep love for her family.

Profile 3

Schwipsig: B
Meaning "little devil," this is simultaneously one of Anastasia's nicknames and one of Viy's skills.

It is with this that little impossibilities, small acts of mischief, are made possible, whether it be creating small cracks in the ground to trip someone up, or snatching objects out of people's hands and having them fly into your own.

While this skill seems outrageous, its effective range is small and it cannot inflict serious or fatal harm.

Profile 4

[Viy Viy Viy]
Rank: EX
NP Type: Elemental Spirit
Range: ?
Maximum Targets: ?
Let Your Wicked Eye Run Free!
Viy's Mystic Eyes are fully unleashed.
They see through everything and can twist even causality, creating weaknesses that were never there before.

[Sumerki Kreml']
Rank: A+
NP Type: Fortress
Range: 1 - 99
Maximum Targets: 11 Persons + 1 Animal
Afterglow, Fortress of Cursed Blood.
A reproduction of the multiple fortresses (called Kremlin, or Kreml') that have been built throughout Russia. Anastasia, by her right as a descendant of the Romanov Dynasty, summons a splendid, impregnable fortress to protect herself.

Only those whom Anastasia selects may enter this castle. Any others will be seen as invaders, and the fortress will attack them.
This Noble Phantasm is, as a rule, not used in FGO.

Profile 5

The Elemental, or creature, called Viy does not really exist. It is a fictional monster from the horror novella "Viy" by Nikolai Gogoi, one of Russia's preeminent literary figures. However, there are many Slavic folk tales of spirits closely resembling Viy, and it's assumed that the story is based on them.

The version of Viy that has formed a contract with Anastasia is a familiar kept by the Romanov Dynasty. Using his Mystic Eyes, Viy could expose secrets, seek out a fortress's weakness, and paint the walls with his enemies' blood.

Without the necessary aptitude, one could not even see him, much less control him. It was only on the very brink of death that Anastasia earned the right to form a contract with him.

Voice Lines

Battle Start 1 Are you prepared for the icy cold?
Battle Start 2 Sink into death.
Skill 1 Die in confusion.
Skill 2 Lift your gaze.
Command Card 1 Okay.
Command Card 2 Yes.
Command Card 3 Got it.
Noble Phantasm Card 1 I shall open Viy's eyes.
Noble Phantasm Card 2 Viy, use your Mystic Eyes.
Attack 1 Die.
Attack 2 Stop.
Attack 3 Silence.
Attack 4 Don't move.
Extra Attack 1 Break, crack, and fall to pieces!
Extra Attack 2 Where are you? There you are!
Noble Phantasm 1 Viy, behold it all.
Pierce through everything.
Lay your incredible power as an offering at my grave.
Viy, Viy, Viy!
Noble Phantasm 2 Viy, I beg you.
Curse them all, freeze them all, kill them all!
Activate Mystic Eyes… Go, Viy!
Damage 1 Kyaaaaah!
Damage 2 Kya!
Incapacitated 1 …Where's…everyone? I…can't…see…anything…
Incapacitated 2 Hm…good night…Viy… The rest…
Victory 1 It's cold…is there anywhere where it's warm?
Victory 2 Stay frozen. I'm sure a day will come when you can thaw out.
Level up Yep, yep. Looking good.
Ascension 1 Oh, I can change.
I'm glad. I wonder if I look good.
Ascension 2 Did I change a little?
I do hope I'm becoming closer to my sisters.
Ascension 3 Now this wouldn't be bad to wear for a party.
I wonder if my sisters would invite me…
Ascension 4 If you're a Master, then you should know what it means to take responsibility.
Offer that life of yours to me, to the Duchess of the Romanov family.
I'm just kidding. Don't be so serious.
I'm already satisfied.
Bond Level 1 …Please do not come near me.
Bond Level 2 Well, I wouldn't mind it if we spoke through the walls.
Bond Level 3 …Well, I suppose it wouldn't be terrible if we were in the same room.
Bond Level 4 Oh, Master, welcome.
Just a moment. I'll make some tea.
Even though I was a Duchess, I was pretty self-sufficient toward the end of my life.
Bond Level 5 Do not let go of my hand. Please stay in my sight. If you hear my voice, always answer.
…I don't want to lose anyone else anymore.
Conversation 1 …I thought we were going to save humanity.
Or are those feet of yours just decorative?
Conversation 2 A Master and Servant relationship… I still don't quite understand. But perhaps I should just think of you as a patient.
Conversation 3 I'm used to people kneeling before me, so I may not always act properly for a Servant. I…will try my best, though.
Conversation 4 Viy, don't forget your manners.
This person is my Master.
Conversation 5 I see. So you fought against another me.
I'm sorry, Master. I think I made you carry such a burden in so many ways. You say not to worry about it, but it is hard not to…
Conversation 6 U-um…I have absolutely no association with Santa.
Yes, it's true that I am a figure of winter…
…but I still have nothing to do with Santa!
Conversation 7 (Osakabehime) Um, excuse me.
I met this woman who calls herself a princess. This..."kotatsu" that she is always relaxing in... Would it be possible to put one in my room?
You can, right?
Conversation 8 (Mephistopheles) I was always taught to be wary of those who dress as clowns to entertain the people around them.
Master, please be careful as well.
Likes What I like… Oh, nothing in particular.
As long as I can be with Viy…that's all I need now.
Isn't that right, Viy?
Dislikes What I dislike?
That's quite obvious.
Vulgar, savage, tyrannical, selfish, and cruel soldiers.
About the Holy Grail The Holy Grail? I do believe the prized Easter Eggs my family possessed were more valuable than that.
Eh? That's not how they're used?
Oh, really...
During an Event Not that I care, but it appears that there is some sort of festival going on. Are you sure you don't need to participate?
Birthday Oh, it's your birthday?
A gift. I guess I have no choice... How about one of the Easter Eggs from the Romanov Dynasty's collection?
Eh, no?
What a shame... What a waste...
Summon Servant, Anastasia.
I have come in answer to your call.
This little one is Viy. Please take good care of us both.

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