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Tier
C

Berserker
6
2
1
5
-
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Lawful Good
Max HP 15,221
HP Rank
Max ATK 10,184
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,573Base HP2,232
Max Atk 10,184 Max HP 15,221
Lvl 100 Atk 11,148 Lvl 100 HP 16,675
Lvl 120 Atk 13,085 Lvl 120 HP 19,598
NP per Hit (%) Show Info 0.77%
NP when Attacked (%) 5%
Star Absorption 10
Star Generation per Hit 5.0%

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Servant Skills

Nurse of Steel A

Recover HP for an ally.

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Lvl12345678910
Heal + 2000 2200 2400 2600 2800 3000 3200 3400 3600 4000
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Nurse of Steel A+

Recover HP for an ally.
Apply Debuff Immune to an ally (3 times, 3 turns).
Apply Instant-Death Immune to an ally (1 time, 3 turns).

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Heal + 2000 2200 2400 2600 2800 3000 3200 3400 3600 4000
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Upgrade via Rank Up Quest

Understanding of the Human Body A

Apply Special ATK [Humanoid] to self (3 turns).
Apply Special DEF [Humanoid] to self (3 turns).

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Humanoid Damage + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Humanoid Defense + 15% 16% 17% 18% 19% 20% 21% 22% 23% 25%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Angel's Cry EX

Increase Buster Card effectiveness for an ally (3 turns).

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Buster + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Append Skills

Class Skills

Madness Enhancement EX

Increase your Buster Card effectiveness by 12%.

Noble Phantasm

Nightingale Pledge C

Remove debuffs for all allies.
Recovery HP for all allies.

<Overcharge>

Decrease NP Strength for all enemies (1 turn).

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Nightingale Pledge

I Will Abstain From Whatever Is Deleterious And Mischievous

Rank Classification Hit-Count
C Anti-Army
Effect

Remove debuffs for all allies.
Recovery HP for all allies.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
3000 4000 4500 4750 5000
Overcharge Effect

Decrease NP Strength for all enemies (1 turn).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
50% 62.5% 75% 87.5% 100%
Nightingale Pledge (Upgrade 1) C+

Upgrade via Interlude Quest 1

Decrease ATK for all enemies by 50% (1 turn).
Remove debuffs for all allies.
Recovery HP for all allies.

<Overcharge>

Decrease NP Strength for all enemies (1 turn).

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Nightingale Pledge (Upgrade 1)

I Will Abstain From Whatever Is Deleterious And Mischievous

Rank Classification Hit-Count
C+ Anti-Army
Effect Decrease ATK for all enemies by 50% (1 turn).
Remove debuffs for all allies.
Recovery HP for all allies.
Level 1 2 3 4 5
50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
3000 4000 4500 4750 5000
Overcharge Effect

Decrease NP Strength for all enemies (1 turn).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
50% 62.5% 75% 87.5% 100%

Assorted Info

ID 97
Cost 16
Gender Female
Growth Semi S
Inst. Death Chance 56.80%
Damage Distribution Quick 6,13,20,13,20,28
Damage Distribution Arts 66,34
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 6,13,20,26,35
Damage Distribution NP

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude 1
Chapter Completion: Solomon

Ascension: 3

Bond: 5

Rank Up 1 (ETA 2020/7)
Chapter Completion:

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

Interlude 2 (ETA 2021/3)
Chapter Completion: Solomon

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

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
IndomitablenessWhen equipped on Nightingale, Increase Buster Card effectiveness of all allies by 10% and increase Healing Received by 20% for all allies while she's on the field.

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Overview

‘I’m here to save you. Even if that means taking your life!’

Florence Nightingale, the legendary nurse known as the Angel of the Crimea, sets up her clinic in Chaldea as an unusual support-focused Berserker. While she brings some tools to bolster her own damage and defenses, the majority of her kit is dedicated to healing, buffing, and cleansing allies, true to her nature.

Nightingale’s paradoxical combination of role and class means she occupies an odd place in most teams. Despite her typical Support statline of high HP and low ATK, she benefits from a high rank of Madness Enhancement, the Berserker 1.1x ATK modifier, and nigh-universal offensive class advantage. Combined with the anti-Humanoid damage provided by Understanding of the Human Body, Nightingale can deal very good damage with her basic attacks, at least to Humanoid enemies.

However, her true focus lies in her supportive capacity. Nightingale packs one of the strongest Buster buffs in the game in Angel’s Cry, allowing her to supercharge any Buster-focused damage dealer for 3 turns. In addition, her Nurse of Steel is one of the best targetable heals in the game, later granting valuable Debuff Immunity as well after her Rank Up. Her NP is her claim to fame: Nightingale Pledge not only heals the entire team and cleanses any debuffs, it hits all enemies with a heavy NP Damage Down debuff, plus a 50% ATK down post-Interlude.

Unfortunately for our good nurse, she has some glaring weaknesses. The primary problem Nightingale faces is that, despite her heals and her high HP stat, she remains a squishy Berserker. Often she can be taken from full health to dead in the span of a single turn, especially against enemies with high crit rates. This problem is compounded by the fact that Understanding of the Human Body’s ATK and DEF buffs only work against humanoid targets, leaving her far weaker against certain dangerous bosses. Last but not least, she faces stiff competition in her respective niches of sustain and Buster support, leaving her rarely the optimal choice to fill a gap in teams.  

All in all, the Angel of the Crimea is a potent supportive force on the battlefield, keeping her team healthy and strong - if she can stay alive herself.

Strengths

Good Overall Team Sustain

Between her low-cooldown targeted heal and her partywide heal and debuff cleanse, Nightingale is able to provide strong burst healing for any allies on death’s door. Post-Rank Up, Nurse of Steel also grants 3-time Debuff Immunity for 3 turns on top of the targetable heal, allowing the affected target to bypass some of the most devastating debuffs in Challenge Quests.

Extremely Strong NP Debuff

Nightingale has one of the most powerful NP Down debuffs in the game on her NP, and it scales with Overcharge. At 500% Overcharge, she can actually debuff an enemy’s NP damage by 100% for 1 turn. Even at lower Overcharge levels, she can greatly reduce the damage an enemy NP can deal, which becomes even more noticeable post-interlude when her NP also reduces the enemy’s ATK by 50%. This allows her to serve as a powerful counter to dangerous enemies who remove buffs before dealing damage, such as Amakusa Shirou.

High Personal Damage and Strong Basic Cards

The combination of several factors (Berserker damage modifier, Anti-Humanoid damage buff, Madness Enhancement EX) allows Nightingale to deal much more damage than most competing Supports, especially given her generally constant offensive class advantage. In addition, Nightingale’s Command Cards are quite decent all-around, with strong Busters, decent NP gain on her Arts cards, and excellent Quick and Extra cards, both of which will generate good NP charge and decent Critical Stars.

High Value Targetable Buster Buff

Nightingale boasts one of the best Buster buffs in the game, with Angel’s Cry scaling up to a full 50% and lasting an impressive 3 turns on a 5 turn cooldown, all while being freely targetable.

Weaknesses

Highly Fragile Compared to Most Supports

Though Nightingale has a higher than average HP stat for a Berserker, it only goes half as far as it normally would thanks to the universal defensive weakness of the class. In addition, Nightingale’s only direct defense is her 25% DEF boost against Humanoid enemies. If focused, she may drop before she has a chance to heal herself up. Nightingale thus greatly benefits from additional Defense Up buffs, not only for her own survival, but also to make her healing last for longer and her NP’s debuffs even more more effective.  

Split Focus in Healing and Buster Support

As the price for having both offensive support and healing, Nightingale is slightly less effective than a specialist in either domain. She often can’t outheal a dedicated healer Servant, while she is also usually outmatched in comparison to Servants who provide more dedicated offensive support, especially since she only has one type of offensive buff.

Situational Noble Phantasm

While the heal and cleanse on Nightingale Pledge are always welcome, the enemy debuffs are susceptible to a few weaknesses. If the enemy has Debuff Immunity, cleanses their debuffs, or buffs their Attack or NP Damage, they can easily counteract or nullify a portion of her NP Down and Attack Down. Even otherwise, hard fights often contain dangerous single target NPs that will kill even through the debuffs, or bosses who rely on heavy critical damage, which her NP has trouble dealing with.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Nurse of Steel A

Recover HP for an ally.

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Lvl12345678910
Heal + 2000 2200 2400 2600 2800 3000 3200 3400 3600 4000
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Understanding of the Human Body A

Apply Special ATK [Humanoid] to self (3 turns).
Apply Special DEF [Humanoid] to self (3 turns).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Humanoid Damage + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Humanoid Defense + 15% 16% 17% 18% 19% 20% 21% 22% 23% 25%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Angel's Cry EX

Increase Buster Card effectiveness for an ally (3 turns).

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Buster + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Since Nightingale focuses on properly supporting her allies more than her personal damage output, her skill leveling order also reflects that focus. The order of maxing either her healing capability or her offensive support generally depends on the overall team composition. However, in a vacuum, maxing Angel’s Cry for the superb Buster buff is preferable since Nightingale has more than one source of healing already. Maxing Nurse of Steel improves her consistency, and finishing with Understanding of the Human Body shores up her personal offense and defense.

  • Nurse of Steel A supports her role as a healer very well. As one of the premier high-value low-cooldown heals in the game, it benefits greatly from leveling. Max this skill second, unless focusing purely on Nightingale’s healing role, in which case max it first.

  • Understanding of the Human Body A increases her damage output (up to 50%) and reduces damage taken (up to 25%) from enemies with the Humanoid trait. This includes almost all Servants in the game as well as many other enemy types (such as zombies, soldiers, naga, amazonesses, werewolves, centaurs, helter-skelters). The increased damage is nice, but the real draw of this skill is the defense, making her less frail than her class would imply. Although a useful skill to have, it is not quite as high priority as her other two skills. Max it last.

  • The Buster card performance boost of Angel’s Cry EX is arguably the greatest on-demand boon she provides to a party. Given its generous 3-turn duration, the decreased cooldown (5 turns), and 50% performance boost at maximum level, max this skill first as soon as possible.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Nightingale’s focus is on party sustain and utility with her NP, as well as providing offensive support for a Buster damage dealer. Therefore, for longer fights, she tends to lean towards CEs that offer Passive NP Generation, Healing Effectiveness, and Passive Critical Star Generation. For shorter fights, Starting NP Gauge is effective as well.

  • Prisma Cosmos: As the premier option for passive NP gain, Prisma Cosmos is a strong choice for enabling Nightingale to NP more often, especially with her middling NP gain. This allows her to better sustain the team or debuff enemies on NP turns without having to use her Command Cards.

  • A Fragment of 2030 / His Rightful Place: Passive Star Generation is an immensely powerful effect, and even moreso than usual on Nightingale for a couple of reasons. First, due to her Berserker star weight, it’s extremely unlikely that she will hog any of the stars she generates with it, and second, enabling critical hits for someone buffed by Angel’s Cry will result in monstrous damage output.

  • Gentle Affection / Indomitableness: Due to her healing focus, the additional healing effectiveness from Gentle Affection can greatly increase her overall output towards team sustain, especially on her NP turns. Her Bond CE, Indomitableness, is one of the rare useful Bond CEs in the game, and adds a small party-wide Buster buff on top of increasing the healing received by all party members (which works the same as increased heal effectiveness on her).

  • Kaleidoscope / Devilish Bodhisattva: For quests which require an early NP out of Nightingale, Starting NP Gauge is very valuable. Kaleidoscope gives the fastest route to using her NP, while Devilish Bodhisattva takes a little longer, but improves Nightingale’s very strong Overcharge effect by two levels for her first NP.

  • Art of Death: A very niche pick, but one that holds merit for certain challenges. The anti-Humanoid damage on Art of Death stacks with Nightingale’s Understanding of the Human Body to reach some truly nasty damage numbers on enemy Servants. While Nightingale will usually be serving as a Support, there are a few quests where equipping this CE and using her as a damage dealer who happens to have some sustain abilities can yield good results.

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Other Info

Release Date 3/15/2018
AKA/Alias/Nicknames Florence Nightingale, Mercedes
Country/Place of Origin United Kingdom
Illustrator Keitarou Takahashi
Seiyuu (CV) Miyuki Sawashiro
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

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

Profile

Character Info

The angel of Crimea, whose principles were service and dedication.
A woman of conviction. She possessed a strong mentality that never became disheartened and allowed her to say what must be said to whoever it is, even to the ruler of the British Empire.
Her nickname was "Little War Office." Owner of a persistence that could also be described as a one woman army.

In this materialization, this aspect of her personality has combined with her EX rank Madness Enhancement to produce a being who never listens to anyone, (probably) unlike how she was in life.

Profile 1

Height/Weight: 165cm, 52kg
Origin: History
Region: Europe
Alignment: Lawful-Good
Gender: Female
She speaks calmly, but since she is always talking "to herself," it is difficult to communicate.

Profile 2

Born to a wealthy member of the gentry, she was popular in the social world. However, at a young age she decided to work as a nurse, which was considered a lowly profession.
After gaining skills and knowledge in the fields of nursing and medicine, she directed a reform in the field of nursing from a clinic at Harley Street, London. She used her personal fortune to create modern facilities and improve conditions for nurses.
At the request of Wartime Minister Sidney Herbert, an acquaintance, she went to the site of the Crimean war as the director of a group of British army nurses.

What she found there was hell.

Profile 3

The conditions there were nightmarish due to lack of understanding about nursing and medical care, as well as many out-of-date and unhygienic practices. She devoted herself to improving wartime medical care.
Mortality rate in wartime clinics temporarily increased, but because of her dedication to enforce proper nursing and hygiene, and her willingness to spend her own private funds on materials, she lowered the death rate that was close to 40% to just 5%.

The soldiers who saw her said, "I saw an angel."

Profile 4

The London papers praised her as the angel of the battlefield. The people fell in love with this new heroine who appeared in the Queen's age. Everywhere she went she was applauded.
...But she did not smile.
She was no angel. She just wanted to help people.

She kept working, and began a major reform in wartime medical care and military health. She even brought Queen Victoria to her side in the quest for this revolution.
The hospital records analysis she performed as part of her reform made her a forerunner of statistics studies.

Profile 5

[Nightingale Pledge]
Rank: C
NP Type: Anti-Army
Range: 0-40 Maximum Targets: 100
I Will Abstain From All Poisons and Evils.
A combination of her iron will, which faced death on the battlefield, as well as the modern concept of the nurse as an "angel in white", elevated to the status of a Noble Phantasm.
Nullify all toxicity and hostility within the effective range. An absolute safe zone.
It also has a healing effect.

Profile 6

Clear Interlude 1

Her willingness to throw her own life away to save others. This purity and intensity...are capable of inspiring madness and fear.
Thus, she was given the class of Berserker.
This might not be her intention... Wrong, if she can save people, she doesn't care about her class.

Voice Lines

Battle Start 1 I'm here to save you.
Even if that means taking your life!
Battle Start 2 I think hospital gowns should be made of steel.
Battle Start 3 Let's end this swiftly.
Battle Start 4 Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Skill 1 Get ready for full treatment!
Are you ready?
Skill 2 You need treatment.
Sit tight. The pain is proof you're alive.
Command Card 1 Yes.
Command Card 2 Let me take a look.
Command Card 3 Time for treatment.
Noble Phantasm Card 1 ...Treatment, commence.
Noble Phantasm Card 2 I have no choice.
Attack 1 Cleansing!
Attack 2 Disinfecting!
Attack 3 Sterilizing!
Attack 4 Preventative care!
Attack 5 Germ-free!
Attack 6 Sterilize!
Extra Attack Emergency treatment! Good night!
Noble Phantasm 1 I will purge all that is toxic, all that is harmful!
For as long as I have this power,
I shall lead everyone to happiness!
Nightingale Pledge!
Noble Phantasm 2 I am not an angel.
I am not an angel.
Nor am I a goddess.
Even so, I am...!
Nightingale Pledge!
Damage 1 A critical injury!
Damage 2 A minor injury!
Damage 3 Not yet...not...yet...!
Damage 4 Gngh...!
Incapacitated 1 No, no, no, no, no...
If I am to fall here, who will save those lives?
Incapacitated 2 I beg of you... All of you...
Please... Save others' lives...
Victory 1 For the sake of saving lives, I will do whatever it takes! That's right... Anything!
Victory 2 Angels... They do not give out beautiful flowers.
They are the kind of people who fight for those in distress.
Victory 3 We're finished here. Next!
Victory 4 Hm? Oh? Where are the injured?
Level up I can feel it... Everything around me has been disinfected...
Ascension 1 Those who interfere with treatment must die.
For hygiene and medical treatments I will become the devil if I must.
Ascension 2 Keep it clean. Keep it hygienic.That is the most important task of a combat medic.
Ascension 3 I can feel it. I have at last become the pinnacle of medical professionals.
From now on, I promise I will destroy all injuries and sickness.
Ascension 4 Complete disinfection... Wait, no, this is... Absolute sterilization?
There is no greater comfort than this...
Bond Level 1 If you truly are a commander, you should listen to my words.
I understand the true importance of battlefield care. Poor hygiene brings nothing good at all.
So please, take care to keep clean.
Bond Level 2 Healing using magecraft?
Do you even know what you are saying? The medical world has no room for the occult.
You truly are a strange one...
Bond Level 3 A white-gowned angel?
What ever do you mean?
...me? I'm an angel?
You sure like to joke, commander...
Heh. An angel. Hah!
Bond Level 4 Oh, this won't do. This just won't do. This room is just getting worse and worse.
We need to fix this. Yes, just leave it to me. Don't worry, I will take care of it.
Yes, yes of course.
Even if it takes both our lives to do so!
Bond Level 5 Don't push yourself too hard... If anything were to happen to you, I would be quite sad.
The joy of nursing you helps relieve the sorrow that comes from causing you harm...
Conversation 1 What are you doing? Why do you think I answered your summons in the first place?
Let us take to the battlefield. The sick and injured await me.
Conversation 2 You should really improve the health conditions of your own room.
A commander has to set a good example for his army.
Conversation 3 I am here to save people. I handle nursing, medical treatment, and health management.
What is your duty?
Conversation 4 (Gilles (Caster), Phantom of the Opera, Caligula, Salome, Mori Nagayoshi, Antonio Salieri) Now be good. Don't move.
You are mentally injured, and treatment is necessary.
Come this way.
You do not seem...to understand what I'm saying.
I guess I have no choice but to force treatment upon you.
Conversation 5 (Edmond Dantes, Clear Interlude 2) Mercédès?
(Sigh) You're never going to drop that, are you?
My name is Florence Nightingale. I am not this woman you call Mercédès.
You require emergency mental treatment!
...Why are you laughing?
Me?
No. I have already completed my emergency treatment. There are no concerns about my physical or mental health.
Now come. Let us begin your treatment.
Conversation 6 (Paracelsus, Irisviel, Asclepius) !!!
I see that you are a doctor. If so, then let us discuss proper medical hygiene. Yes. Right now.
Conversation 7 (Beni-Enma, EMIYA, Boudica, Tamamo Cat, Minamoto-no-Raikou) Excuse me.
I would like to speak to the person in charge of kitchen sanitation.
Yes, yes...
Understood. Thank you.
Conversation 8 (Child Servants) What are you supposed to do when you return from a Rayshift?
And your answer is...?
That's right. Wash your hands! And gargle!
Do you understand?
Likes What do I like? Cleanliness, good hygiene, and good health.
Is there anything else one could need?
Dislikes What do I hate?
Uncleanliness, lack of hygiene, and poor health.
Is there a worse hell one could suffer from?
About the Holy Grail The Holy Grail? What are you talking about?
Oh, but yes, I could use a bowl for washing hands in. It's important, you know, to always keep your hands clean.
During an Event I sense new patients...
Let's go. It's time for treatment.
Birthday Hygiene is of the utmost importance, even in childbirth.
As such you should show thanks for the cleanliness of your birth and upbringing.
And yes, happy birthday.
Summon Please rest assured now that I'm here.
Let's save everyone's lives.
Even if all lives will have to be sacrificed.

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