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Tier
2

Archer
April Fool's
3
2
1
3
3
Attribute
Star
Alignment
Chaotic Good
Max HP 13,825
HP Rank
Max ATK 11,781
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,820Base HP2,027
Max Atk 11,781 Max HP 13,825
Grail Atk 12,896 Grail HP 15,146
NP per Hit (%) 0.87%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 147
Star Generation per Hit 7.9%

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Servant Skills

Galvanism A

Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.

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Lvl12345678910
NP Rate + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Tesla Coil A+

Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.
Increases party's NP generation rate except himself for 3 turns.

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Lvl12345678910
NP Rate + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
NP Rate +
(Party)
20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Upgrade via Interlude 2

Inherent Wisdom A

Grants self Guts status for 1 time, 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own defense for 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own NP damage for 1 turn.

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Lvl12345678910
Revive HP 1000120014001600180020002200240026003000
Defense + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
NP Damage + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Inherent Wisdom 'EX'

Grants self Guts status for 1 time, 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own defense for 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own NP damage for 3 turns.
Increases own attack for 3 turns.

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Lvl12345678910
Revive HP 1000120014001600180020002200240026003000
Defense + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
NP Damage + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
Attack + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Upgrades after Rank Up Quest

Pioneer of the Stars EX

Charges own NP gauge.
Ignores Invincibility for 3 turns.
Gains 10 critical stars.

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Lvl12345678910
NP + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Magic Resistance C

Increase your Debuff Resist by 15%.

Independent Action B

Increase your Critical Strength by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

System Keraunos EX

Deal heavy damage to all enemies.
30% chance to inflict Stun on all enemies (1 turn).
Reduce your HP by 500. [Demerit]

<Overcharge>

Deal extra Special Attack damage to all [Servant] enemies with [Heaven or Earth Attributes].

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System Keraunos

Legend of Mankind - Advent of Lightning

Rank Classification Hit-Count
EX Anti-Fortress 3
Effect

Deal heavy damage to all enemies.
30% chance to inflict Stun on all enemies (1 turn).
Reduce your HP by 500. [Demerit]

Level 1 2 3 4 5
300% 400% 450% 475% 500%
500 500 500 500 500
Overcharge Effect

Deal extra Special Attack damage to all [Servant] enemies with [Heaven or Earth Attributes].

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
150% 162.5% 175% 187.5% 200%
System Keraunos (Upgrade 1) 'EX'

Deal heavy damage to all enemies.
40% chance to inflict Stun on all enemies (1 turn).
Reduce your HP by 500. [Demerit]

<Overcharge>

Deal extra Special Attack damage to all [Servant] enemies with [Heaven or Earth Attributes].

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System Keraunos (Upgrade 1)

Legend of Mankind - Advent of Lightning

Rank Classification Hit-Count
'EX' Anti-Fortress 3
Effect Deal heavy damage to all enemies.
40% chance to inflict Stun on all enemies (1 turn).
Reduce your HP by 500. [Demerit]
Level 1 2 3 4 5
400% 500% 550% 575% 600%
500 500 500 500 500
Overcharge Effect

Deal extra Special Attack damage to all [Servant] enemies with [Heaven or Earth Attributes].

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

Assorted Info

ID 77
Cost 16
Gender Male
Growth Reverse S
Inst. Death Chance 31.50%
Damage Distribution Quick 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Arts 33,67
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 12,25,63
Damage Distribution NP 16,33,51

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude
Chapter Completion: London

Ascension: 2

Bond: 3

Rank Up 1
Chapter Completion:

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

Interlude 2 (ETA 09/2021)
Chapter Completion:

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

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. 6,000 24,000 15,000 2,500 2,500 160,000 440,000 330,000 350,000 375,000
Arm of Raiden

When equipped on Nikola Tesla,
Increase NP damage of all allies by 20% while on the field.

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Overview

"No one can stop our righteous lightning. None but that miscreant Edison..."

Nikola Tesla, pioneer and innovator of alternating current, joins Chaldea as a self-sufficient sturdy NP spammer with a powerful AoE Buster NP. Against his favored enemies, especially, he's an excellent damage-dealer for farming and hard content alike.

With his ability to easily charge up his NP, Tesla can reliably use System Keraunos multiple times in one battle. As this NP benefits from an Interlude and from strong innate damage boosts, the overall damage output from Tesla's NP cycling is quite high. Furthermore, System Keraunos gains a damage boost against Heaven or Earth Servants, pushing Tesla's AoE damage against these Servants to the point of being among the best in the game.

In exchange, Tesla's damage outside of his NP is fairly unimpressive, as the boosts that apply to his normal attacks are quite limited. Additionally, the NP Damage and Defense buff on Inherent Wisdom have a chance of failing, hurting Tesla's overall sustain and damage output.

As a whole, Tesla's damage output is quite strong, especially against his favored enemies. His damage is mainly concentrated on his NP and his buffs aren't entirely reliable, but in the right team he's a terrifying AoE damage-dealer.

Strengths

Strong NP Spam Potential

With Galvanism giving him additional NP generation as well as the 50% NP charge from Pioneer of the Stars, Tesla can consistently unleash his Noble Phantasm. Furthermore, Tesla's high Star Weight ensures he can critical hit easily while under the effect of Galvanism. While the NP itself deals a good amount of AoE damage, Tesla’s ability to use it constantly gives him monstrous damage output.

Strong NP Damage

With an innate Attack buff and NP Damage buff on Inherent Wisdom and an Interlude-boosted NP, Tesla's NP damage output is high even without his Heaven and Earth bonus damage. Additionally, Pioneer of the Stars allows Tesla to ignore Invincibility and Evasion buffs, while his total burst damage output can sometimes be further boosted by executing an NPBB chain.

Heaven and Earth Bonus Damage

Against Servants with the Heaven or Earth attribute, Tesla's NP damage is exceptionally high, surpassing even most ST Archers. His niche encompasses a broad group of Servants, and when it applies it makes Tesla an excellent pick for difficult fights involving multiple enemies.

Weaknesses

Low Normal Attack Damage

While Tesla's NP damage output is quite high, the only boosts he has for his normal attacks are the Critical Damage buff on Independent Action and the relatively weak Attack buff on Inherent Wisdom after Rank Up. As such, Tesla's damage is heavily concentrated on his NP, and if he is unable to use his NP consistently his damage will suffer.

Inconsistent Durability and Top Damage

The NP Damage buff and Defense buff on Inherent Wisdom have a high chance to succeed, but they do have a 20% chance to miss, which would lower Tesla's effective damage output and sustain. When the NP Damage buff fails, Tesla's damage is much less impressive, especially outside of his Heaven or Earth niche. Meanwhile, if the Defense buff fails, Tesla is remarkably fragile with only his Guts to keep to him alive and his NP slowly reducing his health.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Galvanism A

Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.

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Lvl12345678910
NP Rate + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Inherent Wisdom 'EX'

Grants self Guts status for 1 time, 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own defense for 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own NP damage for 3 turns.
Increases own attack for 3 turns.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Revive HP 1000120014001600180020002200240026003000
Defense + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
NP Damage + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
Attack + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Pioneer of the Stars EX

Charges own NP gauge.
Ignores Invincibility for 3 turns.
Gains 10 critical stars.

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Lvl12345678910
NP + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

All of Tesla’s skills synergize well and should ideally all be leveled eventually. Tesla's main purpose is to use his NP as soon as possible to aid in farming and clearing more difficult content. Hitting the 50% NP Charge benchmark on Pioneer of the Stars is especially essential as it opens up many more different CEs for Tesla to use and still NP quickly. Inherent Wisdom meanwhile mainly serves to further boost Tesla's damage output, while Galvanism helps to keep the NP spam going. 

  • Galvanism A is important to Tesla's ability to make frequent use of his NP. However, Tesla's other skills are more impactful for burst damage and farming, yet Galvanism remains key towards unleashing 2 NPs in the span of 3 turns while Inherent Wisdom is still in effect. Generally, level this last.
  • Inherent Wisdom EX may not be as reliable as Tesla would like, but the guaranteed attack buff after Rank Up coupled with an 80% chance to get the NP damage buff makes this skill good enough to warrant investing in lowering the skill's cooldown. The defensive tools it gives are also handy against more difficult opponents. Level this second. 
  • Pioneer of the Stars EX's main benefit is the 50% NP Charge at maximum level, but having the Ignore Invincibility and Instant Critical Stars on a lower cooldown is also valuable. Pioneer of the Stars should be leveled first due to its central role in Tesla's farming and NP spam potential. 

Craft Essence Recommendation

As Tesla's damage output is concentrated on his NP, he wants CEs that help him deal more NP damage. This means CEs that provide Buster Performance Up or NP Damage Up are ideal. Additionally, given Pioneer of the Stars can instantly give 50% NP, Tesla also benefits immensely from hybrid CEs that give Starting NP Gauge.

  • Partake with the King / Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament / Holy Night Supper / Dragon's Meridian: These CEs provide enough Starting NP Gauge for Tesla to use his NP immediately with the help of Pioneer of the Stars. These are ideal for farming.
  • The Black Grail / Heaven’s Feel: As Tesla can spam his NP relatively easily, CEs that increase his NP damage allow him to deal more overall damage to enemies, especially against his favored opponents.
  • Limited/Zero Over / Verdant Sound of Destruction / Hero Elly's Adventure: Sporting the ability to NP Buster Brave Chain, Tesla can make good use of Buster Performance boosts. Buster Performance CEs are more effective than equivalent NP damage CEs as Buster Performance buffs stack multiplicatively with Tesla’s native NP damage buff.

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Other Info

Release Date London Chapter Release
AKA/Alias/Nicknames
Country/Place of Origin Croatia
Illustrator Namaniku ATK (Nitroplus)
Seiyuu (CV) Tetsu Inada
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

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

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Story-locked - Only available in the Story Summon after completing their associated Story section, or in limited banners in which they are explicitly listed as a Rate-Up Servant.

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