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Tier
C

Assassin
4
2
1
5
1
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Neutral Evil
Max HP 12,568
HP Rank
Max ATK 11,470
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,772Base HP1,843
Max Atk 11,470 Max HP 12,568
Lvl 100 Atk 12,556 Lvl 100 HP 13,769
Lvl 120 Atk 14,738 Lvl 120 HP 16,182
NP per Hit (%) 0.99%
NP when Attacked (%) 4%
Star Absorption 97
Star Generation per Hit 25.3%

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Servant Skills


Available from the start

Sphere Boundary (Extreme) A-

Apply Evade for yourself (1 turn).
Increase your C. Star Gather Rate (1 turn).
Gain Critical Stars.

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Lvl12345678910
C Star Gather Rate + 300% 320% 340% 360% 380% 400% 420% 440% 460% 500%
Stars + 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Intersection of Yin-Yang B

Increase your ATK (1 turns).
Increase your ATK further (3 turns).
Apply Debuff Immune for yourself (1 turn).

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Attack + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Attack + (3 turn) 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

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

Veteran A+

Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 8%.
Increase your C. Star Drop Rate by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

Wu Er Da -

Deals damage to a single enemy.
100% Chance to inflict Death on a single enemy.

<Overcharge>

Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns). [Activates first]

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Wu Er Da

No Second Strike

Rank Classification Hit-Count
- Anti-Unit 1
Effect

Deals damage to a single enemy.
100% Chance to inflict Death on a single enemy.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns). [Activates first]

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
Wu Er Da (Upgrade 1) '-'

Upgrades via Interlude 2 (Not available, ETA: 12/2022)

Deals damage to a single enemy.
150% Chance to inflict Death on a single enemy.

<Overcharge>

Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns). [Activates first]

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Wu Er Da (Upgrade 1)

No Second Strike

Rank Classification Hit-Count
'-' Anti-Unit 1
Effect

Deals damage to a single enemy.
150% Chance to inflict Death on a single enemy.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
1200% 1500% 1650% 1725% 1800%
150% 150% 150% 150% 150%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns). [Activates first]

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

Assorted Info

ID 235
Cost 16
Gender Male
Growth S
Inst. Death Chance 55.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution Arts 33,67
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 6,13,20,26,35
Damage Distribution NP 100

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude 1 (ETA 06/2021)
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki

Ascension: 2

Bond: 5

Spiritron Dress Available in Da Vinci's Workshop

Interlude 2 (ETA: 12/2022)
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki

Ascension: 3

Bond: 5

✔ = 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

Append Skill Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 200000
2 → 3 400000
3 → 4 1200000
4 → 5 1600000
5 → 6 4000000
6 → 7 5000000
7 → 8 10000000
8 → 9 12000000
9 → 10 20000000

Total Materials Required

Ascension
Skill
Append Skill
Asc + Skill
Total

Costume Dress Materials

Costume Cost Materials
April Fool's 0
Without Glasses (1st Asc) 3,000,000
Without Glasses (2nd Asc) 3,000,000

Bond CE

Bond Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bond Pts Req. 2,500 3,750 5,000 6,250 10,000 257,500 261,000 309,000 343,600 431,400
Old and Strong

When equipped on Li Shuwen (Assassin) ,
Increase all allies' Arts Card effectiveness by 10% and Critical Damage by 15% when he is on the field.

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Overview

“One strike, that will suffice.”

The elderly form of Li Shuwen, despite his age, is no less dangerous than his younger Lancer version. Indeed, it can be said that his martial art skills reached its zenith in his advanced age, the killer fists and techniques having been honed continuously for an entire life. Li Shuwen (Assassin) is a single-target NP Arts damage dealer who also deals heavy critical burst damage, befitting his NP’s name Wu Er Da — in other words, ‘No Second Strike’.

While the NP name implies an all-powerful technique, its damage is ‘only’ respectable before its upgrade, boosted by Intersection of Yin-Yang and the NP’s own defense debuff (which is applied before damage). Li’s critical damage capabilities complement it well, giving him access to powerful burst turns; the two can also be employed separately to increase damage dealing flexibility. Another notable point is the QAABB deck, which combined with his Arts NP, allows Li Shuwen to generate NP at a respectable rate through Arts chains. Rounding up Li’s kit are various defensive and utility tools, most notable of which are Invincibility Ignore from Chinese Martial Arts (Bajiquan) and Evasion from Sphere Boundary (Extreme).

Li’s primary limitation is that his interlocked offensive buffs are spread across his skills, forcing him to use them together for maximum effectiveness. As his defensive/utility tools are lumped together with said offensive effects, it means that one of the two will often be used in a non-optimal manner. Secondly, despite his Arts-leaning deck, Li’s NP only has a single hit, making him less suited for NP refunding.

All in all, Li Shuwen’s skillset provides a solid basis for his offensive performance, which is greatly improved upon his NP’s upgrade. While his limitations prevent him from truly being a top tier damage dealer, Li Shuwen (Assassin) is, by all means, a capable Servant whose fists are sure to deal killing blows to his enemies.

Strengths

Powerful Burst Damage

With respectable NP damage and powerful critical hits, Li Shuwen’s greatest strength comes from the damage he is capable of pulling off within the space of a single turn, be it in the form of an NP Brave Chain or a critical Brave Chain. This capability is further boosted through his NP upgrade, which truly allows Wu Er Da to live up to its name of ‘No Second Strike’.

Reliable Critical Burst

Li Shuwen’s critical damage buff lasts for only a single turn, but with his second skill’s instant Star Generation and Star Gather Rate Up, Li has the freedom of choosing his critical turn, allowing for his burst damage to be used on the enemies with surgical precision.

Hard Defensive Skill and Utility

While these are less prevalent compared to the previous two strengths, they do provide Li with an advantage when the situation calls for it. The Evasion in particular can be very powerful with the right timing (i.e. when Li also gains maximum benefit from the skill’s critical aspects).

Weaknesses

Conflicting Skill Effects

Both Li’s offensive and defensive/utility effects are spread out across his three skills, which often results in a dilemma where using a skill for offensive purposes reduces the usefulness of its utility/defensive aspect, vice versa. This is especially notable in the case of Li’s second skill, with the powerful Evasion conflicting against Star Gather Rate Up and instant critical star generation, the latter two of which are also desirable to use in conjunction with his first skill.

Single Hit NP

Despite possessing three Arts cards (two from his deck and one being his NP), Li’s single-hit NP greatly reduces his NP refund potential, which puts him in a somewhat unfavorable position compared to his alternatives. Fortunately, Li Shuwen’s critical affinity does help him a bit in this regard.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Chinese Martial Arts (Bajiquan) A+++

Apply Ignore Invincible for yourself (1 turn).
Increase your Critical Strength (1 turn).

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Crit Damage + 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Sphere Boundary (Extreme) A-

Apply Evade for yourself (1 turn).
Increase your C. Star Gather Rate (1 turn).
Gain Critical Stars.

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Lvl12345678910
C Star Gather Rate + 300% 320% 340% 360% 380% 400% 420% 440% 460% 500%
Stars + 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Intersection of Yin-Yang B

Increase your ATK (1 turns).
Increase your ATK further (3 turns).
Apply Debuff Immune for yourself (1 turn).

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Lvl12345678910
Attack + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Attack + (3 turn) 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Due to Li Shuwen’s bursty nature, it’s recommended to gain as many levels on his skills as possible to maximize their overall uptime. It is particularly desirable to let his second skill have as close a cooldown as possible to the first, as they will most often be used on the same turn.

  • In terms of raw magnitude scaling, Chinese Martial Arts (Bajiquan) A+++ is by far Li’s most impressive, gaining a whopping amount of 50% extra Critical Damage from level 1 (50% Critical Strength Up) to 10 (100% Critical Strength Up). However, its single-turn duration and the fact that it does not benefit his NP do take away from the skill’s strength (especially in situations where the extra damage results in Overkilling). In general, this skill can be leveled second if less emphasis is put on synchronizing it with Li’s second skill, and third otherwise.
  • Sphere Boundary (Extreme) A- applies a 1-turn Evasion on Li, while also increasing his Star Gather Rate and providing a decent amount of critical stars. Something to note is that while it’s generally the best scenario to use this skill with Bajiquan, Sphere Boundary’s cooldown is longer by one turn. As such, it can be a good idea to prioritize leveling this skill over Bajiquan when approaching skill levels 6 and 10, in order to synchronize the two better.
  • All things considered, Intersection of Yin-Yang B is the most powerful of Li Shuwen (Assassin)’s skills, as the Attack buff not only benefits all his cards (including NP), but a part of the buff lasts for three turns, which greatly increases the skill’s overall impact. Its debuff immunity component is situational at best, but even disregarding it, this skill should definitely be leveled first.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Having no NP Charge skill to speak of, Starting NP Gauge CEs are recommended for Li Shuwen (Assassin), while Arts Performance Up is his best friend in terms of direct offensive effects. Li also fares quite well with NP Damage Up, Attack Up and Star Gather Rate Up CEs.

  • Dive to Blue / Holy Night Supper / Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament / Painting Summer: These CEs share the common ground of having a Starting NP component as well as secondary effects that benefit both Li Shuwen’s NP as well as his other command cards. They are generally his safest bet in normal stages where his NP would be needed at some point but not that early on. With the help of a NP Charge support, however, they can also be used for a very early NP while still giving Li some long-term offensive benefits.
  • Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element: These CEs give the highest Starting NP amount of all CE types, which proves especially valuable in compositions with little to no NP Charge support. 
  • The Black Grail: This CE gives a much-appreciated boost to Wu Er Da’s damage, allowing Li to rely less on his criticals to deal high burst damage. It is recommended to bring along an NP Charge support when using this CE in order to let Li use his NP more often and thus maximize the CE’s benefit.
  • Formal Craft / Royal Icing / Kaleid Sapphire / Projection / Glory Is With Me: These CEs provide direct offensive benefits in the form of Arts Performance or NP Damage buffs. With these CEs, however, NP Charge supports (or very lucky Arts chains and/or criticals) are generally needed to access Li’s NP in a reasonably short time.

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Other Info

Release Date 1/7/2021
AKA/Alias/Nicknames Royal Guard Chief, Massage Expert, Security Guard, Old Li
Country/Place of Origin China
Illustrator Wada Arco
Seiyuu (CV) Yasui Kunihiko
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

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

Profile

Voice Lines

Valentine's CE

Availability

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