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Tier
EX-

Caster
3
4
1
4
4
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Chaotic Good
Max HP 7,755
HP Rank
Max ATK 6,119
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,085Base HP1,459
Max Atk 6,119 Max HP 7,755
Lvl 100 Atk 8,867 Lvl 100 HP 11,192
Lvl 120 Atk 10,443 Lvl 120 HP 13,163
NP per Hit (%) 0.40%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 49
Star Generation per Hit 11.0%

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Servant Skills

Scapegoat E

Apply Target Focus to an ally (1 turn).
Decrease Critical Rate for all enemies (3 turns).

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Lvl12345678910
Crit Chance - 10%12%14%16%18%20%22%24%26%30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Tactician's Advice B++

Increase DEF for all allies (3 turns).
Apply Damage Cut to all allies (3 turns).
Increase NP Gauge for all allies by 10%.

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Lvl12345678910
Defense + 14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%24%
Damage Taken - 200215230245260275290305320350
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocked after 1st Ascension

Tactician's Cherished Desire A

Increase Buster Card effectiveness for one ally (1 turn).
Increase Critical Strength for one [Berserker] ally (1 turn).
Increase Max HP for one ally (1 turn).

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Lvl12345678910
Buster + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Crit Damage + 50%55%60%65%70%75%80%85%90%100%
Max HP + 2000210022002300240025002600270028003000
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.

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

Class Skills

Territory Creation C

Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 6%.

Item Construction B

Increase your Debuff Chance Rate by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

Two-Pronged Formation C

(Can only be used while there is at least one other Servant on the field who can be used as a sacrifice)
Deals significant damage to all enemies.
Sacrifices an ally (Instant-Death effect that ignores Instant-Death resistance) [Demerit]
* The leftmost ally (that is not Chen Gong) will be sacrificed.

<Overcharge>

Increases damage dealt.

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Two-Pronged Formation

Kikaku Ichijin

Rank Classification Hit-Count
C Anti-Army 4
Effect

(Can only be used while there is at least one other Servant on the field who can be used as a sacrifice)
Deals significant damage to all enemies.
Sacrifices an ally (Instant-Death effect that ignores Instant-Death resistance) [Demerit]
* The leftmost ally (that is not Chen Gong) will be sacrificed.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
Overcharge Effect

Increases damage dealt.

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
0% 225% 450% 675% 900%

Assorted Info

ID 258
Cost 4
Gender Male
Growth Semi-Reverse S
Inst. Death Chance 42.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Arts 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution NP 10,20,30,40

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
15,000
3
45,000
4
150,000
Max
450,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 20,000
2 → 3 40,000
3 → 4 120,000
4 → 5 160,000
5 → 6 400,000
6 → 7 500,000
7 → 8 1,000,000
8 → 9 1,200,000
9 → 10 2,000,000

Append Skill Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 20000
2 → 3 40000
3 → 4 120000
4 → 5 160000
5 → 6 400000
6 → 7 500000
7 → 8 1000000
8 → 9 1200000
9 → 10 2000000

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. 4,000 12,000 3,000 13,000 3,000 125,000 280,000 260,000 280,000 270,000
Viewing Spring

When equipped on Chen Gong,
Increase all allies' Buster Card effectiveness except himself by 20% when he is on the field.

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Overview

“Hm, there is no other choice but self-destruction!”

Chen Gong is a strategist who was most well-known for his service to the infamous Lu Bu during the Three Kingdoms era. Callous, sadistic yet also scholarly, his unparalleled ability to utilize other people is sublimated in his Noble Phantasm — a one of a kind technique which sacrifices the life of an ally in exchange for AoE firepower which equals single-target NPs.

Two-Pronged Formation is valuable for more than its damage, however, as its ally sacrifice effect gives him the ability to dispose of supports who have used their skills, and bring in the next support right afterwards. Even ignoring this capability, Chen Gong still proves to be a major asset for Buster teams, offering very powerful damage buffs through Tactician’s Cherished Desire, and Taunt from Scapegoat to temporarily protect the damage dealer. The Taunt can also be utilized to eliminate Chen Gong himself, giving way for yet another Servant from the backline. He also grants a small amount of party-wide NP Charge in Tactician's Advice, which also increases the party’s survivability.

Chen Gong’s main weakness is that his team setups tend to be very expensive. His ally sacrifice is tied to his NP, which means that reliable access to it generally requires the help of a (preferably MLB) Kaleidoscope. His NP loop also relies on having multiple high-tier supports (i.e. those with 50% NP Charge), which can make it tricky to pull off for Masters with more limited Servant line-ups. As a dedicated support, Chen Gong is limited by his buffs’ 1-turn duration and his lack of long-term sustain or hard defensive skill.

Nevertheless, these shortcomings are negligible at best when compared to the sheer possibilities Chen Gong offers. With strong supporting capability, a powerful NP as well as the potential to NP loop, and even the capability to make more effective solo runs, all on top of being an easy-to-get 2-star Servant, Chen Gong is a very fun and powerful option for those who can afford to build his teams.

Strengths

High AoE NP Damage

With an NP Damage modifier equaling that of single-target NPs in addition to his low-star (and in turn easy NP5) status, Chen Gong’s base NP damage is exceptionally high, though he may need the aid of external buffs to fully realize its potential. In a properly-supported team, his NP damage can even beat out that of much higher rarity Servants.

Ally Sacrifice

Two-Pronged Formation’s so-called demerit turns out to be Chen Gong’s most notable niche, as the ability to forcefully replace supports who have used their skills with new, fresh ones from the backline is something only previously achievable through the use of the Chaldea Combat Uniform. Its benefit is most clearly displayed in Chen Gong’s NP loop composition, which relies on having multiple NP Charge supports equipped with CEs such as the Battle of Camlann to charge up Chen Gong’s NP every turn. It also has applications in solo runs, combined with Scapegoat’s Taunt to eliminate Chen Gong himself as well.

Buster Damage Support

The offensive buffs offered by Tactician’s Cherished Desire are very impressive in magnitude, equaling that of Merlin’s Hero Creation skill. In fact, the two skills are very similar, though Chen Gong’s is more limited; for example, the Buster Performance Up and Max HP Up effects last for only 1 turn instead of 3, and its Critical Strength Up only applies to Berserkers. Chen Gong also offers a 10% NP Charge, which when paired with a support Merlin and Shakespeare allows Buster Servants to execute an instant NP with 50% Starting NP CEs.

Weaknesses

Expensive Team Setup

While Chen Gong does have the possibility to NP loop, this is more a testament to the power of his ally sacrifice rather than any sort of great NP refund on his part. Instead, his looping composition requires the use of multiple NP Charge supports, which on his release is only doable with access to most (if not all) of the main support options. The fact that his ally sacrifice is tied to his NP also means that he often needs the help of a possibly MLB Kaleidoscope to get going, which makes him even more expensive to set up.

Poor Sustained Support

While Tactician’s Cherished Desire’s buffs are very powerful, they only last for 1 turn. This means that Chen Gong is less suited for fights featuring the Break mechanic, and will often need the help of another damage support to fulfill the team’s damage needs. He also lacks long-term HP restore and/or hard defensive skills, making him fare less well in battles of attrition.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Scapegoat E

Apply Target Focus to an ally (1 turn).
Decrease Critical Rate for all enemies (3 turns).

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Lvl12345678910
Crit Chance - 10%12%14%16%18%20%22%24%26%30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Tactician's Advice B++

Increase DEF for all allies (3 turns).
Apply Damage Cut to all allies (3 turns).
Increase NP Gauge for all allies by 10%.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Defense + 14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%24%
Damage Taken - 200215230245260275290305320350
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Tactician's Cherished Desire A

Increase Buster Card effectiveness for one ally (1 turn).
Increase Critical Strength for one [Berserker] ally (1 turn).
Increase Max HP for one ally (1 turn).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Buster + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Crit Damage + 50%55%60%65%70%75%80%85%90%100%
Max HP + 2000210022002300240025002600270028003000
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

If Chen Gong is to be used as a support in Buster teams, maxing Tactician’s Cherished Desire is very recommended. Leveling his Tactician’s Advice is also useful in more lengthy fights; meanwhile, Scapegoat can be left at a lower level in most cases, especially if materials are a concern.

  • Scapegoat applies a Taunt on Chen Gong while reducing all opponents’ Critical Rate for 3 turns. As the former doesn’t scale with skill level, the benefits of leveling this skill revolve around the increased Critical Rate debuff and the reduced skill cooldown. In general, this skill should be prioritized last.
  • Tactician’s Advice is most often used for its NP Charge, which doesn’t increase with skill level. Still, its Defense buff is a fairly useful effect in longer fights, and the reduced skill cooldown also indirectly benefits the NP Charge component. This skill should be prioritized second.
  • As Chen Gong’s main claim to the role of damage support, Tactician’s Cherished Desire is easily his most important skill in terms of leveling, as all of its constituent effects benefit from extra skill levels, and the reduced skill cooldown is also very much welcome.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Chen Gong is one of those Servants who benefits greatly from having access to a Kaleidoscope (MLB). Naturally, Starting NP Gauge Craft Essences are good options for him in general, with a preference towards Arts Performance Up, NP Damage Up and Attack Up as secondary offensive effects. NP Gauge when Defeated is also a notable option.

  • Kaleidoscope (MLB): Chen Gong’s true potential is only unlocked through access to a MLB’d Kaleidoscope, as it allows him to use his NP on the very first turn without any sort of external assistance. This in turn enables the use of Arts supports such as Tamamo (who has no direct NP Charge skill), which can be crucial to ensuring his NP refund reaches the required threshold.
  • Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element (MLB): These CEs allow Chen Gong to fire his NP early on in the fight with a bit of external assistance. They are highly recommended if Chen Gong is used to support a solo run.
  •  Dive to Blue / Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament / Holy Night Supper / The Classic Three Great Heroes / Halloween Princess: These hybrid Starting NP CEs are excellent choices for most stages, giving Chen Gong access to a reasonably early NP while also applying direct offensive benefits for his command cards and/or NP.
  • Battle of Camlann / The Merciless One: Chen Gong has the option to suicide Taunt, making these CEs enticing options to further support his allies when necessary.
  • The Black Grail: This CE can be used if Chen Gong is to use his NP as a finisher, greatly increasing its damage at the cost of losing any sort of Starting NP.
  • Formal Craft / Royal Icing / Mark on a Smiling Face / Meeting of the Heirs / Emerald Float / Kaleid Sapphire / Projection: These CEs may be used as a general option assuming a lack of Starting NP Gauge ones, though the latter are generally much preferred for Chen Gong in most situations. Nevertheless, the Arts Performance Up as well as other secondary effects provided by these CEs will improve Chen Gong’s overall performance.

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Other Info

Release Date 7/3/2021
AKA/Alias/Nicknames
Country/Place of Origin China
Illustrator Wada Arco
Seiyuu (CV) Madono Mitsuaki
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

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

Availability

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