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Tier
2

Rider
April Fool's
2
2
1
3
1
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Chaotic Balanced
Max HP 9,028
HP Rank
Max ATK 7,076
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,314Base HP1,628
Max Atk 7,076 Max HP 9,028
Grail Atk 9,576 Grail HP 12,240
NP per Hit (%) 0.87%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 204
Star Generation per Hit 9.1%

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Servant Skills

Tengu's Strategy A

Increase NP Gain for all allies (3 turns).

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Lvl12345678910
NP Rate + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Tengu's Strategy EX

Increase NP Gain for all allies (3 turns).
Increase own Quick Card effectiveness (3 turns).

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Lvl12345678910
NP Rate + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
Quick + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Upgrade via Rank Up Quest 2 (not available, ETA 2020/07)

Charisma C+

Increase ATK for all allies (3 turns).

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Lvl12345678910
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

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Art of the Swallow B

Apply Evade to self (1 turn).
Increase own Critical Star Drop Rate (1 turn).

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Lvl12345678910
Star Rate + 50%55%60%65%70%75%80%85%90%100%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after Rank Up Quest

Class Skills

Magic Resistance C

Increase your Debuff Resist by 15%.

Riding A+

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 11%.

Noble Phantasm

Dan-No-Ura Eight-Boat Leap D

Deal significant damage to a single enemy.

<Overcharge>

Greatly increase your C. Star Drop Rate (3 turns).

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Dan-No-Ura Eight-Boat Leap

Dan-No-Ura Hassou Tobi

Rank Classification Hit-Count
D Anti-Personnel Hidden Technique 1
Effect

Deal significant damage to a single enemy.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
1200% 1600% 1800% 1900% 2000%
Overcharge Effect

Greatly increase your C. Star Drop Rate (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
Dan-No-Ura Eight-Boat Leap (Upgrade 1) C

Upgrade via Interlude Quest 1

Deal significant damage to a single enemy.

<Overcharge>

Greatly increase your C. Star Drop Rate (3 turns).

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Dan-No-Ura Eight-Boat Leap (Upgrade 1)

Dan-No-Ura Hassou Tobi

Rank Classification Hit-Count
C Anti-Personnel Hidden Technique 1
Effect Deal significant damage to a single enemy.
Level 1 2 3 4 5
1600% 2000% 2200% 2300% 2400%
Overcharge Effect

Greatly increase your C. Star Drop Rate (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
50% 60% 70% 80% 90%

Assorted Info

ID 27
Cost 7
Gender Female
Growth Reverse S
Inst. Death Chance 35.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 33,67
Damage Distribution Arts 33,67
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 12,25,63
Damage Distribution NP 100

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki

Ascension: 1

Bond: 2

Rank Up 1
Chapter Completion:

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

Rank Up 2 (ETA 2020/07)
Chapter Completion:

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
30,000
3
100,000
4
300,000
Max
900,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 50,000
2 → 3 100,000
3 → 4 300,000
4 → 5 400,000
5 → 6 1,000,000
6 → 7 1,250,000
7 → 8 2,500,000
8 → 9 3,000,000
9 → 10 5,000,000

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. 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 190,000 208,000 252,000 310,000 360,000
Usumidori

When equipped to Ushiwakamaru,
Increase Quick Card effectiveness of all allies by 15% while on the field.

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Overview

The younger, genderbent incarnation of the renowned Minamoto no Yoshitsune joins Chaldea with a craving for severed Caster-heads and headpats. A Quick-based Servant, Ushiwakamaru excels at deleting Enemy Bosses and providing some team support on the side. With Single-target Rider Servants being a rarity outside of the gacha, Ushiwakamaru carves out a strong niche for herself in any Chaldea. For her rarity, her upgraded Noble Phantasm stands tall amongst the most damaging Noble Phantasms that do not rely on a trait for bonus damage.

She is not perfect, however. Despite being a Quick Servant with two different star generation buffs, Ushiwakamaru refuses to generate any decent amount of critical stars. While her NP generation is above average with Tengu’s Strategy up, the low hit counts on her cards are simply too detrimental for star generation. Furthermore, most of Ushiwakamaru’s damage is locked to her NP as her QQAAB deck isn’t ideal for high damage from command cards. Regardless, Ushiwakamaru’s overall performance makes her an excellent investment for any Master, especially those new to Chaldea.

Strengths

Strong Cavalry Damage Servant

Outside of rolling the Saint Quartz gacha, there is a distinct lack of strong single-target Cavalry Servants. However, many of the singularities in part 1 tend to feature fights with demonic pillars that possess a weakness to Cavalry Servants. Ushiwakamaru is the answer to many of these encounters and the Evasion upon Rank Up also ensures she can survive better during these challenging encounters.

Massive ST Damage

With access to an A+ Riding passive, Charisma and an NP Interlude, Ushiwakamaru can deal some tremendous damage with her NP to one target. Furthermore, her Rider-class star weight will ensure that she can also easily deal critical hits afterwards, provided she is given some critical stars.

Team Support

Ushiwakamaru does not necessarily have to take center stage considering both her Charisma and Tengu’s Strategy improve team performance.

Weaknesses

Low Hit Counts/Star Generation

Ushiwakamaru is one of the launch Servants and it does show in her hit counts. Even with two star generation buffs from her NP and Art of the Swallow, she can struggle to generate critical stars outside of an NP-QQ Brave Chain.

High Star Weight Limits Team Building

Ushiwakamaru’s Rider-Class star weight will help gather critical stars if she is the primary damage-dealer. However, her star weight is problematic if she is supporting Servants with low star absorption rates as she will often take all the critical stars for herself. As a result, despite some decent team-wide effects, she does not excel in the role of team support for non-Rider teams.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Tengu's Strategy A

Increase NP Gain for all allies (3 turns).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Rate + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Charisma C+

Increase ATK for all allies (3 turns).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
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
Art of the Swallow B

Apply Evade to self (1 turn).
Increase own Critical Star Drop Rate (1 turn).

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Star Rate + 50%55%60%65%70%75%80%85%90%100%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

None of Ushiwakamaru’s skills truly stand out or see large gains per level. Yet, they still offer nice support and are always useful. Ideally, these skills should be leveled somewhat simultaneously, hitting the level 6 benchmark on each of them before continuing.

Tengu’s Strategy provides additional NP gain to the team on a low cooldown. Its values are quite low however, and the cooldown reduction at higher ranks doesn’t usually come into play for common nodes. Therefore, this skill should be leveled last.

What more is there to say about Charisma? More team damage is always good and it also helps Ushiwakamaru’s NP do even more damage. Level this first and use it liberally.  

Art of the Swallow is Ushiwakamaru’s Evasion skill with a star generation buff on top. As mentioned, her hit counts prevent the star generation buff from being very impactful, but it’s a decent bonus nonetheless. Level this second for the decreased cooldown as it improves her performance during boss fights.

Craft Essence Recommendation

There are four primary effects to recommend for Ushiwakamaru: Quick Performance Up will help boost all aspects of her Quick cards as well as her NP. Starting NP Gauge will help to guarantee her NP is charged in time for shorter fights while NP Damage Up CEs provide the most raw damage for Ushiwakamaru. Finally, Critical Damage Up CEs can work for Ushiwakamaru if she is provided with stars, but they won’t help her exploit her NP fully.

  • Halloween Princess/Knight of Marines/Golden Sumo: For farming, a bit of extra NP gauge at the start is ideal. Halloween Princess in particular stacks multiplicatively with Ushiwakamaru’s Riding passive and Charisma.

  • Imaginary Around/Gandr: Your standard Quick boosting CEs for long fights.

  • Heaven’s Feel/Dumplings over Flowers: For truly damaging NPs, both of these CEs perform well.

  • Holy Night Sign/ Knight’s Dignity/ Summertime Mistress: For Masters looking to explore her critical potential. Ideally, bring another Servant to provide Ushiwakamaru with the stars she needs.

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Other Info

Release Date Game Launch
AKA/Alias/Nicknames Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Country/Place of Origin Japan
Illustrator Mineji Sakamoto
Seiyuu (CV) Saori Hayami
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

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

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Character Info

A military commander with a story so tragic you could say everyone in Japan knows her name. Although she was gifted with both talent and charisma, she was abandoned by her brother, Yoritomo, and was defeated along with her retainers including Benkei.
Ushiwakamaru was the childhood name of Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune.

Profile 1

Height/Weight: 168cm, 55kg
Origin: Gikeiki, The Tale of the Heike
Region: Japan
Alignment: Chaotic-Balanced
Gender: Female
She mounts a horse named Tayuuguro.

Profile 2

It wouldn't been an exaggeration to say that Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune) was the most famous general in all of Japanese history.
However, history is riddled with unknowns, and her life before leading an army is unclear.

Profile 3

Tengu's Strategy: A
Unique skill. Derived from the tale where she learned the art of war from a Tengu. The skill grants bonus to all close-quarters combat abilities, Tactics, and Magic Resistance.

Profile 4

It is said that when she was 11, Ushiwakamaru was under the care of Kurama Temple, where she met the Onmyouji Kiichi Hougen (some theories suggest he was the Kurama Tengu), and was endowed with the knowledge of military arts. While there's no doubt that Yoshitsune was an excellent tactician, she lacked something vital.

Profile 5

The fear of battle itself. She never worked well with other commanders. She probably never even noticed that Yoritomo wished her death. She was a genius and never had doubt of fear in her own abilities.

Profile 6

The True Name of her Noble Phantasm is "The Wandering Tales of Shana-oh".
The legends of the deeds Ushiwakamaru achieved in life manifest as secret techniques. In addition to the Eight-Boat Leap, there are four more secret techniques.

Voice Lines

Battle Start 1 Remember the name Ushiwakamaru.
Battle Start 2 My lord, your orders!
Skill 1 Now!
Skill 2 Draw!
Command Card 1 Yes sir!
Command Card 2 I've got this!
Command Card 3 Understood.
Noble Phantasm Card Try these Kiichi tactics on for size!
Attack 1 Hyah!
Attack 2 Huh!
Attack 3 Ya!
Extra Attack Evil spirits, begone!
Noble Phantasm Dan-No-Ura Eight-Boat Leap!
Damage 1 You!
Damage 2 Ouch!
Incapacitated 1 My lord... I...am...sorry...
Incapacitated 2 Brother...please...forgive me...
Victory 1 Phew, we fought well.
Victory 2 You are nothing compared to my brother. Sort yourself out.
Level up I've leveled up...
Ascension 1 Sorry... I shall count on you again...
Ascension 2 So this is what Ascension feels like? It feels good.
Ascension 3 I feel alive! I never thought I would get this strong...
Ascension 4 Look, my lord! I have reached the peak of martial arts!
Bond Level 1 Everything is fine, my lord.
However, even though you are my lord, I intend to scold you for your slovenly habits.
Bond Level 2 Yoritomo, you mean my brother?
Naturally, I respect him both as a brother and a samurai.
I don't mean to brag, but I can safely say he's the best brother in the world!
Bond Level 3 I can be playful. I was a ruffian as a child, you know? I enjoyed poking fun at adults and spend my days laughing.
But I don't do that any more, as I have self-respect!
Bond Level 4 I have never been afraid of combat. As I am a genius you know.
My brother often said that I could survive on any battlefield.
Bond Level 5 Despite being betrayed countless times, I still want to fight for somebody. My lord, if you allow it, please fight with me until... In fact, never mind.
Conversation 1 My lord, we must depart.
We mustn't be lazy like animals!
Conversation 2 Of course, just like my brother, I will serve you until the end's of the earth.
That is, if it pleases you my lord.
Conversation 3 I understand what being a Servant entails. Please, ask me anything!
Conversation 4 (Musashibou Benkei) Benkei, is that you?
Try chanting these sutras. What? You can't do it? Then fly, fly and make me coin. What? You can't do that either?
...I see. Meet me behind the template later if you know what's good for you.
Likes My brother, Yoritomo, you ask? I look up to him!
Dislikes I hate high places, as I am slightly afraid of them.
I never want to be anywhere high again.
About the Holy Grail I decided my wish for the Holy Grail long ago. It is for me and my brother to get along once more.
During an Event My intuition tells me that
something is happening.
Birthday Congratulations on your birthday. With age, come wisdom.
Summon I am Ushiwakamaru and I have been called upon. Honoring the full devotion as a Samurai, I will do my utmost best!

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