GamePress

Bartholomew Roberts

Submit Feedback or Error

Table of Contents

Tier
B

Rider
3
2
2
4
6
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Chaotic Evil
Max HP 6,720
HP Rank
Max ATK 5,461
ATK Rank
Base Atk993Base HP1,344
Max Atk 5,461 Max HP 6,720
Lvl 100 Atk 8,485 Lvl 100 HP 10,359
Lvl 120 Atk 10,000 Lvl 120 HP 12,182
NP per Hit (%) 0.65%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 200
Star Generation per Hit 8.9%

Table of Contents

Servant Skills

Voyager of the Storm A+

Increase NP Strength for all allies (1 turn).
Increase ATK for all allies (1 turn).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Damage + 8.5%9.4%10.2%11.1%11.9%12.8%13.6%14.5%15.3%17%
Attack + 8.5%9.4%10.2%11.1%11.9%12.8%13.6%14.5%15.3%17%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Pirate Gentleman A

Decrease own Critical Star Gather Rate by 100% (3 turns).
Increase Critical Strength for all allies (3 turns).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Crit Damage + 20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Swift Pillager A

Increase own Quick Card effectiveness (3 turns).
Decrease Critical Rate for all enemies (3 turns).
Gain Critical Stars.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Quick + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Crit Chance - 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Stars + 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Append Skills

Mana Loading

Begin battle with NP Gauge charged.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Start NP +10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%

Class Skills

Riding D

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 4%.

Magic Resistance E

Increase your Debuff Resist by 10%.

Noble Phantasm

Black Dirty Barti Howling C+~B-

Deal heavy damage to all enemies.
Decrease DEF for all enemies by 20% (3 turns).

<Overcharge>

Deal extra Supereffective damage to [Low-Rarity] enemies.
(All Bronze or 1-2 star count as [Low-Rarity])

Show Info/Video

Black Dirty Barti Howling

Roar of the Noble Pirate Baron's Cannons

Rank Classification Hit-Count
C+~B- Anti-Army 6
Effect

Deal heavy damage to all enemies.
Decrease DEF for all enemies by 20% (3 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
600% 800% 900% 950% 1000%
20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Overcharge Effect

Deal extra Supereffective damage to [Low-Rarity] enemies.
(All Bronze or 1-2 star count as [Low-Rarity])

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
150% 162.5% 175% 187.5% 200%

Assorted Info

ID 257
Cost 3
Gender Male
Growth Linear
Inst. Death Chance 45.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Arts 33,67
Damage Distribution Buster 33,67
Damage Distribution Extra 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution NP 4,9,14,19,23,31

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude 1 (ETA: 12/2022)
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki

Ascension: 2

Bond: 3

✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
10,000
3
30,000
4
90,000
Max
300,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 10,000
2 → 3 20,000
3 → 4 60,000
4 → 5 80,000
5 → 6 200,000
6 → 7 250,000
7 → 8 500,000
8 → 9 600,000
9 → 10 1,000,000

Append Skill Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 10000
2 → 3 20000
3 → 4 60000
4 → 5 80000
5 → 6 200000
6 → 7 250000
7 → 8 500000
8 → 9 600000
9 → 10 1000000

Total Materials Required

Ascension
Skill
Append Skill
Asc + 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. 3,000 6,125 6,125 6,125 6,125 192,500 210,000 215,000 220,000 225,000
Pirate's Rule

When equipped on Bartholomew Roberts,
Increase all allies' NP Generation and NP Damage by 10% when he is on the field.

Table of Contents

Overview

“Master, look at all these treasures I’ve gathered! Naturally, one of them is you.”

Also known as Black Bart or Barti Ddu, Bartholomew Roberts joins the ranks of the pirate Servants in FGO. It’s easy to overlook Barti’s supportive value, but hidden behind his low stats and AoE NP is a surprisingly robust set of damage-boosting tools. While Barti isn’t the best at outputting damage himself, he has several ways of facilitating party critical attacks and increasing his allies’ damage, making him a deceptively unselfish Servant.

Barti’s signature skill is Pirate Gentleman, which increases the entire team’s critical attack damage while also reducing Barti’s critical star gather rate to 0. This allows Barti to get around the usual disadvantage of being a support-oriented Rider, and it sets teammates up for consistent and powerful critical attacks. Barti also gets the pirate-standard Voyager of the Storm to boost the team’s attack and NP damage, and his Noble Phantasm, Black Dirty Barti Howling, also reduces the enemy team’s defense, which means Barti can meaningfully support his teammates’ damage output, and all as a low-cost, 1* Servant.

In exchange for these strengths, Barti struggles when he has to play selfishly. His low stats mean he’ll struggle to deal meaningful damage himself without heavy investment, even with all of his buffs in play. Furthermore, his low health, coupled with his limited survival tools, mean he’ll go down quickly to enemy fire. As a result, even though his skill cooldowns are generally short, he may struggle to survive long enough to use them a second time in a fight. Furthermore, his NP gain is painfully low for his deck, which means he will struggle to gain access to his NP without the help of NP charge skills or Arts chains.

Barti’s key selling point is that he brings a lot of supportive value for just 3 points of team cost. Even teams full of high-rarity Servants and Craft Essences can usually afford to slot Barti in for a little bit of extra damage push, and Barti’s supportive tools are general-purpose enough that he’ll pretty much always be useful. Barti strengthens most any team he’s added to, which makes him a highly worthwhile Servant to invest in.

Strengths

Strong Critical Support

Barti’s second skill increases his team’s critical attack damage by 40% and reduces his own star gather rate by 100% for 3 turns. By effectively removing his own cards from the star gather pool, Barti makes it easy for his allies to gain access to powerful critical attacks. Furthermore, his third skill can provide 20 stars at once for easy critical-attack-enabling, and his AoE Quick NP also drops a fair number of stars in order to enable critical attacks on subsequent turns.

Strong NP Damage Support

Voyager of the Storm provides a significant boost to the party’s NP damage for a turn, and Barti’s NP can further increase the party’s damage output. The skills collectively provide a larger increase in party NP damage than many higher-rarity support Servants, albeit for a relatively short time. With good timing, Barti can enable a turn of high damage in order to finish off a powerful enemy or burst through a dangerous break bar.

Low Cost

As a 1* unit, Barti only adds 3 points to a team’s cost. This makes him remarkably cheap relative to the degree of support he brings and makes him easy to slot into a mostly-full team. Furthermore, none of his support is locked to a particular card type, which means he can slot into any team type and be about as useful. Together, these traits make him a flexible support with a wide range of use cases.

Weaknesses

Low Damage

While Barti’s 1* status is an advantage in some ways, it does leave him with very low attack, which means Barti struggles to make use of his own buffs when he needs to. Even with Voyager of the Storm in effect, Barti’s NP damage will be low and his critical damage even lower.

Low Survivability

Barti has low health and no defense buffs, which means he is likely to die quickly to enemy attacks. This can be an advantage in situations where another support is next in the party’s lineup, but it limits Barti’s ability to support the team for longer stretches. Barti’s cooldowns are relatively short, but even 5 or 6 turns is a long time to survive without any form of damage mitigation, which makes Barti unlikely to be able to use his skills more than once in a fight.

Low NP Gain

Barti’s Arts card NP gain is well below what is standard for his deck, and his Quick cards aren’t particularly good either. He also has no NP charge skills, which means he will struggle to gain access to his NP (and, consequently, part of his supportive kit) without Arts chains or NP charge skills from allies. There are ways to work around this, but it does slightly limit his ability to arrive later in a fight and operate at maximum capacity.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Voyager of the Storm A+

Increase NP Strength for all allies (1 turn).
Increase ATK for all allies (1 turn).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Damage + 8.5%9.4%10.2%11.1%11.9%12.8%13.6%14.5%15.3%17%
Attack + 8.5%9.4%10.2%11.1%11.9%12.8%13.6%14.5%15.3%17%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Pirate Gentleman A

Decrease own Critical Star Gather Rate by 100% (3 turns).
Increase Critical Strength for all allies (3 turns).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Crit Damage + 20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Swift Pillager A

Increase own Quick Card effectiveness (3 turns).
Decrease Critical Rate for all enemies (3 turns).
Gain Critical Stars.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Quick + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Crit Chance - 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Stars + 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Voyager of the Storm scales well with levels and allows Barti to push his team’s damage by a significant margin and as such should be leveled first. Swift Pillager should be leveled second, as the increased number of critical stars leads to more consistent critical access, and the increased critical rate reduction is also meaningful for team survival. Pirate Gentleman should be leveled last, as it has the weakest scaling, but it also increases Barti’s supportive value and should not be neglected. As a 1* Servant, Barti’s skills are cheap to level, and his effectiveness increases significantly when his skills are fully leveled, so all three should be taken to max level if possible.

  • Voyager of the Storm boosts the entire team’s attack and NP damage for a turn, making it Barti’s most generic supportive tool. As the attack and NP damage buffs stack multiplicatively, this amounts to a lot of extra damage on the turn it’s used. For maximum impact, this should be used when both Barti and a full damage-dealer are ready to use their NPs so that both benefit from the extra damage.
  • Pirate Gentleman lets Barti get around the usual disadvantages of running a Rider support, suppressing his own star gather rate. With this skill active, it is easy for Barti’s teammates to draw critical stars and access critical attacks. Since the skill also boosts the team’s critical damage, this can add up to a significant boost to overall team performance.
  • Swift Pillager is a busy skill. Its most important feature is that it provides 20 critical stars, which, combined with Pirate Gentleman, makes Barti’s allies pretty likely to be able to crit on the turn the skill is used. The skill also reduces enemy crit rate by 20%. Critical attack rates are additive, and even crit-prone classes like Assassins typically have no more than 30% base crit rate, which means this skill can reliably suppress enemy crits provided there are no buffs in play. Negating crits adds a lot to team stability and is pretty much always useful, which makes this a nice bit of extra utility when Barti uses this skill. Finally, the skill increases Barti’s Quick card performance, which helps him deal a little bit more damage and generate a little bit more NP and a few more stars, both of which are always appreciated.

Craft Essence Recommendation

In order to ensure Barti gets access to the damage and supportive value of his NP, Starting NP Gauge Craft Essences are highly recommended. Passive Critical Star Generation Craft Essences are also useful on Barti, as they work well with Pirate Gentleman for enabling party critical attacks. Quick Performance Up and NP Gain Up Craft Essences are useful in setups where Barti needs to contribute damage, as they help offset his low base damage output and low base NP gain.

  • Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element: These starting NP CEs make Barti more likely to gain access to his NP before he dies. A max-limit-broken Kaleidoscope is especially valuable, as it guarantees Barti has full access to his supportive tools when he arrives on the field.
  • A Fragment of 2030 / His Rightful Place / Wolves of Mibu / Meeting of the Heirs: These CEs provide critical stars every turn, which is useful when using Barti for his critical support benefits. 2030 provides more stars than the others, while each of the other CEs provides another benefit Barti wants: starting NP gauge, Quick damage up, and NP gain up, respectively.
  • One Summer / Memories of the Height of Summer / Hide Hunter / Christmas Locus: These CEs increase Barti’s Quick card performance, NP gain, or both. Christmas Locus comes with a special recommendation, as it increases Quick card performance and NP gain both, while also providing starting NP gauge. Furthermore, all of Christmas Locus’s stat boosts go to attack, so it helps offset Barti’s low base attack stat. It is one of the best CEs for Barti specifically, providing almost all of the benefits he wants from a CE.

Table of Contents

Other Info

Release Date 7/3/2021
AKA/Alias/Nicknames
Country/Place of Origin United Kingdom
Illustrator Mata
Seiyuu (CV) Chiaki Kobayashi
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

STR
C
END
D+
AGL
C
MP
D
LUK
B
NP
A

Valentine's CE

Availability

Friend Point Summon Only - Only obtainable available from Friend Point Summoning.
Past Banners