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Ishtar (Rider)

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Overview

Ishtar (Rider)

Ishtar (Rider) is currently unavailable on the EN ver.
Ishtar (Rider) is a Dead Heat Summer Race (2017 Summer Event) reward.

RarityCostClass
★412Rider
Rider
Rating7.5 / 10

As a Freebie, Ishtar is somewhat balanced. As a Quick Servant, Ishtar lines up with the ideal performance for the card. She’s able to deal powerful crits, regain NP, and generate a decent amount of stars on her Quicks, but sadly she’s rather hindered by her poor hit-counts on the very card. For Ishtar, her Quick cards are both a powerful tool and a weakness.

Pros

  • AoE Quick, Buster, and NP Gain buff with good CD.
  • High NP damage with Freebie NP5 status.
  • 100% Crit damage up for a turn.
  • Able to buff own NP gain by 70% for a turn.
  • 1-hit dodge and Invulnerability combines for a total of 2 hits.

Cons

  • 2 Hits on Quick severely limits her NP Gain and Stargen.
  • 3rd skill stuns herself as a Demerit.

Strategies & Tips

As a damage dealer, Ishtar is pretty solid with her own buffs. With a 100% Crit damage up and 52% Quick up, her NPQQ Brave chains would hit powerfully, and with her 70% NP gain included it would let her gain a considerable amount of NP gauge.

The ideal was to make her deal damage and regain NP with an NPQQ crit brave, and go for another NP again on the 3rd turn. Sadly, this is extremely difficult to do reliably.

While her buffs’ percentages are solid, her hitcounts hinder her performance severely. With a 0.68% base on NP gain and only 2 hits on Quick, Ishtar loses out on the amount of NP she’s able to regain during her burst. Her 3rd skill also stuns her as a demerit, which is why her burst is limited to only 2 times within 3 turns, one on the 1st and another on the 3rd. However due to her hitcounts, she loses a great deal of consistency, making using her NP twice within 3 turns an even more difficult hurdle to take on.

Despite this, it’s not as if she’s completely terrible--- with the same buffs her Arts gains a great amount, and with her Buster and Crit buff she doesn’t necessarily have to rely on only her Quick cards to deal damage or gain NP. Caster enemies also give 20% more NP when you attack them, which boosts her usability more. Still, it makes her rather limited and tricky to use, and during her burst phase, one would be pressured in choosing the right cards to maximize her potential for a 2nd burst or to maximize her damage for that turn. Not to mention, she’d also lose the ability to create same-color brave chains, which boost the Extra card.

All that said, it is best to pair Ishtar with units who can create stars for her, as she is unable to create her own. It is also good to pair her with Servants who can remove her stun constantly, to improve her overall performance. Her damage would improve with units who can buff her ATK, and she would rely more on healers than on DEF buffers due to having a hit-based dodge and Invul.

Noble Phantasm

With her own buffs, Ishtar hits pretty well at NP5. It also gives her a Quick buff before it hits, which benefit her very well in boosting her NP and chain damage. Unfortunately, aside from that it does not have any other notable effects. It hits only 4 times, which limits the amount of stars she’s able to generate, and also limits the amount of NP gauge she’s able to regain. It also goes on for quite some time, making it rather unsavory for farming.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Waver can charge Ishtar’s NP gauge directly, which can prove to be extremely useful in closing the gap towards 100%, since she has poor gain on Quick. He also provides ATK buffs, that multiply with her card buffs and with their combined crit buffs.
Gaius Julius Caesar
Caesar
Caesar is able to buff Ishtar’s ATK and NP damage, which both multiply with her card buffs to boost her NP damage well. His crit damage up’s DEF demerit can also be potentially harmless on her, as she has ways to protect herself from damage.
Jeanne d’Arc
Jeanne d’Arc
Jeanne is able to provide stars for Ishtar through her skill, and benefits very well from the latter’s NP gain buff. Jeanne is also able to remove debuffs on her NP, which can be very crucial in boosting Ishtar’s consistency.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Heaven's Feel
Heaven's Feel
Increase in NP damage
Heaven's Feel, Angel's Song, Black Holy Grail, Purely Bloom
Even with all her problems, Ishtar still has some potential in NP spam. As such, boosting her NP damage would be very beneficial to her, as it also buffs itself before it hits.
Imaginary Around
Imaginary Around
Increase Quick Card effectiveness
Imaginary Around, Gandr, Dangerous Beast, Dumplings Over Flowers
Her Quick card is still her best card, so boosting it further can aid her NP gain on it and damage.

Max Bond CE

CEExplanation
Champion's Cup of the Goddess
Champion's Cup of the Goddes
While Ishtar (Rider) is on the field equipping this CE , increase Quick Card effectiveness (10%) & NP Strength (10%) for all allies.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,7101,600
103,2813,000
406,2015,601
506,5155,881
708,9498,050
8010,6929,603

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.68%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight200
Star Rate9%
Death Resist35%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeSky
TraitsFemale, Humanoid, Servant, Divine, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

An Gal Ta ・ Seven Colours

Deal heavy damage to single enemy
[Overcharge] Increase your Quick Card effectiveness (1 turn)

RankEX
ClassificationAnti-Personnel
TypeQuick
Hit-Count4
LvlDamage +ChargeQuick +
1600%100%20%
2800%200%30%
3900%300%40%
4950%400%50%
51000%500%60%

Skills

Upgrade priority

Skill Priority: 1 > 2 > 3

  • Shiny Water Robe A

    A very good skill that has the utility of being AoE. An increase in both her Quick and Buster cards allow her to use both cards for crits, boosting her overall damage output very well. Boosting her NP gain also aids her poor gain on Quick, as it would multiply with her Quick up. With all these skills at AoE, it lets her aid in farming high HP-enemies, and lets her aid her supports in boosting the team’s overall damage and gain.
  • Accel Turn B

    It’s never a good idea to mix a dodge with an offensive skill, but since it is hit-based, it lets it be somewhat a little more flexible than turn dodges. While it’s not as abusable as Protection from Arrows, it gives a decent amount of cover with it’s short cooldown. The crit damage up also scales very well, and fits perfectly for Ishtar and her naturally high absorb rate.

  • Summer Breaker! A

    A double-edged sword that both improves and hinders Ishtar’s performance. A hit-based invincibility stacks with her evade, which essentially provides her 2 hits of protection. Her crit damage up stacks up with her 2nd skill and passive for a total of 110%, which boosts her damage greatly, as it also multiplies with her card buffs. While her stargen buff is rather negligible for the most part, the NP gain buff stacks with her 1st skill for a total of 70%. Sadly, even when it multiplies with her Quick up, her NP gain on Quick still remains poor. It does however, significantly improve her gain on Arts, allowing her to recharge her gauge incredibly on crits.

    While it might sound amazing, the stun can prove to be crippling. The stun essentially prevents her from being able to do back-to-back bursts like other Quick Servants, which can waste her buff on her 1st skill. It also halts CDs for a turn, which means using it would extend her downtime on her other skills as well, which can really hurt her overall consistency.

Shiny Water Robe A

Available from the start
Increase all allies' Quick & Buster Cards effectiveness (3 turns) & NP Gain (3 turns)

LvlBuster +Quick +NP Gain +Cooldown
110%10%10%7
211%11%11%7
312%12%12%7
413%13%13%7
514%14%14%7
615%15%15%6
716%16%16%6
817%17%17%6
918%18%18%6
1020%20%20%5

Accel Turn B

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Apply Evade (1 time) & increase Critical Strength for yourself

LvlCrit Dmg +Cooldown
130%6
232%
334%
436%
538%
640%5
742%
844%
946%
1050%4

Summer Breaker! A

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Apply invincible (1 time) for yourself
Increase your Critical Strength (1 turn) & C. Star Rate (1 turn)
Increase your NP Gain (1 turn), Debuff Resist, & Heal Power (1 turn)
Inflict Stun to yourself after 1 turn

LvlCrit. +Star Rate +NP Gain +Debuff Resist +Heal +CD
130%30%30%30%30%8
232%32%32%32%32%8
334%34%34%34%34%8
436%36%36%36%36%8
538%38%38%38%38%8
640%40%40%40%40%7
742%42%42%42%42%7
844%44%44%44%44%7
946%46%46%46%46%7
1050%50%50%50%50%6

Class Skills

Riding EXRiding EX
Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 12%
Independent Action A+Independent Action A+
Increase your Critical Strength by 10%
Goddes Essence B
Apply Damage Plus (+225) & Debuff Resist (by 22.5%) for yourself

Command Cards

QuickQuickArtsArtsBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count2353

A QQAAB deck is perfect for Ishtar’s kit, as it allows her to benefit from her buffs to the fullest. Despite this, she suffers from bad hitcounts, with 3 on Arts and 2 on Quick. However, it is also worth noting that she gains a good amount of NP on her Buster, and with Arts on the first card it can even gain more than her Quick if it was on the 2nd card of the chain.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rdEXStar
(NP) 3581016
247914
24161811
244612
211141612
21123258
211111310
225713
2214169
81226307
81215198
812162011
81226307
81216209
81924288
81923275
0921235
0912149
02158
025712

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2100,000Gem of Riderx4
2 → 3200,000Gem of Riderx10
3 → 4600,000Magic Gem of Riderx4
4 → 5800,000Magic Gem of Riderx10
Seashell of Reminiscencex4
5 → 62,000,000Secret Gem of Riderx4
Seashell of Reminiscencex8
6 → 72,500,000Secret Gem of Riderx10
Primordial Lanugox3
7 → 85,000,000Primordial Lanugox5
Scarab of Wisdomx2
8 → 96,000,000Scarab of Wisdomx6
Bizarre Godly Winex8
9 → 1010,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st50,000Golden Reedx1
2nd150,000Golden Reedx1
3rd500,000Golden Reedx1
4th1,500,000Golden Reedx1

Overview

Ishtar (Rider)

Ishtar (Rider) is currently unavailable on the EN ver.
Ishtar (Rider) is a Dead Heat Summer Race (2017 Summer Event) reward.

RarityCostClass
★412Rider
Rider
Rating7.5 / 10

As a Freebie, Ishtar is somewhat balanced. As a Quick Servant, Ishtar lines up with the ideal performance for the card. She’s able to deal powerful crits, regain NP, and generate a decent amount of stars on her Quicks, but sadly she’s rather hindered by her poor hit-counts on the very card. For Ishtar, her Quick cards are both a powerful tool and a weakness.

Pros

  • AoE Quick, Buster, and NP Gain buff with good CD.
  • High NP damage with Freebie NP5 status.
  • 100% Crit damage up for a turn.
  • Able to buff own NP gain by 70% for a turn.
  • 1-hit dodge and Invulnerability combines for a total of 2 hits.

Cons

  • 2 Hits on Quick severely limits her NP Gain and Stargen.
  • 3rd skill stuns herself as a Demerit.

Strategies & Tips

As a damage dealer, Ishtar is pretty solid with her own buffs. With a 100% Crit damage up and 52% Quick up, her NPQQ Brave chains would hit powerfully, and with her 70% NP gain included it would let her gain a considerable amount of NP gauge.

The ideal was to make her deal damage and regain NP with an NPQQ crit brave, and go for another NP again on the 3rd turn. Sadly, this is extremely difficult to do reliably.

While her buffs’ percentages are solid, her hitcounts hinder her performance severely. With a 0.68% base on NP gain and only 2 hits on Quick, Ishtar loses out on the amount of NP she’s able to regain during her burst. Her 3rd skill also stuns her as a demerit, which is why her burst is limited to only 2 times within 3 turns, one on the 1st and another on the 3rd. However due to her hitcounts, she loses a great deal of consistency, making using her NP twice within 3 turns an even more difficult hurdle to take on.

Despite this, it’s not as if she’s completely terrible--- with the same buffs her Arts gains a great amount, and with her Buster and Crit buff she doesn’t necessarily have to rely on only her Quick cards to deal damage or gain NP. Caster enemies also give 20% more NP when you attack them, which boosts her usability more. Still, it makes her rather limited and tricky to use, and during her burst phase, one would be pressured in choosing the right cards to maximize her potential for a 2nd burst or to maximize her damage for that turn. Not to mention, she’d also lose the ability to create same-color brave chains, which boost the Extra card.

All that said, it is best to pair Ishtar with units who can create stars for her, as she is unable to create her own. It is also good to pair her with Servants who can remove her stun constantly, to improve her overall performance. Her damage would improve with units who can buff her ATK, and she would rely more on healers than on DEF buffers due to having a hit-based dodge and Invul.

Noble Phantasm

With her own buffs, Ishtar hits pretty well at NP5. It also gives her a Quick buff before it hits, which benefit her very well in boosting her NP and chain damage. Unfortunately, aside from that it does not have any other notable effects. It hits only 4 times, which limits the amount of stars she’s able to generate, and also limits the amount of NP gauge she’s able to regain. It also goes on for quite some time, making it rather unsavory for farming.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Waver can charge Ishtar’s NP gauge directly, which can prove to be extremely useful in closing the gap towards 100%, since she has poor gain on Quick. He also provides ATK buffs, that multiply with her card buffs and with their combined crit buffs.
Gaius Julius Caesar
Caesar
Caesar is able to buff Ishtar’s ATK and NP damage, which both multiply with her card buffs to boost her NP damage well. His crit damage up’s DEF demerit can also be potentially harmless on her, as she has ways to protect herself from damage.
Jeanne d’Arc
Jeanne d’Arc
Jeanne is able to provide stars for Ishtar through her skill, and benefits very well from the latter’s NP gain buff. Jeanne is also able to remove debuffs on her NP, which can be very crucial in boosting Ishtar’s consistency.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Heaven's Feel
Heaven's Feel
Increase in NP damage
Heaven's Feel, Angel's Song, Black Holy Grail, Purely Bloom
Even with all her problems, Ishtar still has some potential in NP spam. As such, boosting her NP damage would be very beneficial to her, as it also buffs itself before it hits.
Imaginary Around
Imaginary Around
Increase Quick Card effectiveness
Imaginary Around, Gandr, Dangerous Beast, Dumplings Over Flowers
Her Quick card is still her best card, so boosting it further can aid her NP gain on it and damage.

Max Bond CE

CEExplanation
Champion's Cup of the Goddess
Champion's Cup of the Goddes
While Ishtar (Rider) is on the field equipping this CE , increase Quick Card effectiveness (10%) & NP Strength (10%) for all allies.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,7101,600
103,2813,000
406,2015,601
506,5155,881
708,9498,050
8010,6929,603

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.68%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight200
Star Rate9%
Death Resist35%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeSky
TraitsFemale, Humanoid, Servant, Divine, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

An Gal Ta ・ Seven Colours

Deal heavy damage to single enemy
[Overcharge] Increase your Quick Card effectiveness (1 turn)

RankEX
ClassificationAnti-Personnel
TypeQuick
Hit-Count4
LvlDamage +ChargeQuick +
1600%100%20%
2800%200%30%
3900%300%40%
4950%400%50%
51000%500%60%

Skills

Upgrade priority

Skill Priority: 1 > 2 > 3

  • Shiny Water Robe A

    A very good skill that has the utility of being AoE. An increase in both her Quick and Buster cards allow her to use both cards for crits, boosting her overall damage output very well. Boosting her NP gain also aids her poor gain on Quick, as it would multiply with her Quick up. With all these skills at AoE, it lets her aid in farming high HP-enemies, and lets her aid her supports in boosting the team’s overall damage and gain.
  • Accel Turn B

    It’s never a good idea to mix a dodge with an offensive skill, but since it is hit-based, it lets it be somewhat a little more flexible than turn dodges. While it’s not as abusable as Protection from Arrows, it gives a decent amount of cover with it’s short cooldown. The crit damage up also scales very well, and fits perfectly for Ishtar and her naturally high absorb rate.

  • Summer Breaker! A

    A double-edged sword that both improves and hinders Ishtar’s performance. A hit-based invincibility stacks with her evade, which essentially provides her 2 hits of protection. Her crit damage up stacks up with her 2nd skill and passive for a total of 110%, which boosts her damage greatly, as it also multiplies with her card buffs. While her stargen buff is rather negligible for the most part, the NP gain buff stacks with her 1st skill for a total of 70%. Sadly, even when it multiplies with her Quick up, her NP gain on Quick still remains poor. It does however, significantly improve her gain on Arts, allowing her to recharge her gauge incredibly on crits.

    While it might sound amazing, the stun can prove to be crippling. The stun essentially prevents her from being able to do back-to-back bursts like other Quick Servants, which can waste her buff on her 1st skill. It also halts CDs for a turn, which means using it would extend her downtime on her other skills as well, which can really hurt her overall consistency.

Shiny Water Robe A

Available from the start
Increase all allies' Quick & Buster Cards effectiveness (3 turns) & NP Gain (3 turns)

LvlBuster +Quick +NP Gain +Cooldown
110%10%10%7
211%11%11%7
312%12%12%7
413%13%13%7
514%14%14%7
615%15%15%6
716%16%16%6
817%17%17%6
918%18%18%6
1020%20%20%5

Accel Turn B

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Apply Evade (1 time) & increase Critical Strength for yourself

LvlCrit Dmg +Cooldown
130%6
232%
334%
436%
538%
640%5
742%
844%
946%
1050%4

Summer Breaker! A

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Apply invincible (1 time) for yourself
Increase your Critical Strength (1 turn) & C. Star Rate (1 turn)
Increase your NP Gain (1 turn), Debuff Resist, & Heal Power (1 turn)
Inflict Stun to yourself after 1 turn

LvlCrit. +Star Rate +NP Gain +Debuff Resist +Heal +CD
130%30%30%30%30%8
232%32%32%32%32%8
334%34%34%34%34%8
436%36%36%36%36%8
538%38%38%38%38%8
640%40%40%40%40%7
742%42%42%42%42%7
844%44%44%44%44%7
946%46%46%46%46%7
1050%50%50%50%50%6

Class Skills

Riding EXRiding EX
Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 12%
Independent Action A+Independent Action A+
Increase your Critical Strength by 10%
Goddes Essence B
Apply Damage Plus (+225) & Debuff Resist (by 22.5%) for yourself

Command Cards

QuickQuickArtsArtsBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count2353

A QQAAB deck is perfect for Ishtar’s kit, as it allows her to benefit from her buffs to the fullest. Despite this, she suffers from bad hitcounts, with 3 on Arts and 2 on Quick. However, it is also worth noting that she gains a good amount of NP on her Buster, and with Arts on the first card it can even gain more than her Quick if it was on the 2nd card of the chain.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rdEXStar
(NP) 3581016
247914
24161811
244612
211141612
21123258
211111310
225713
2214169
81226307
81215198
812162011
81226307
81216209
81924288
81923275
0921235
0912149
02158
025712

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2100,000Gem of Riderx4
2 → 3200,000Gem of Riderx10
3 → 4600,000Magic Gem of Riderx4
4 → 5800,000Magic Gem of Riderx10
Seashell of Reminiscencex4
5 → 62,000,000Secret Gem of Riderx4
Seashell of Reminiscencex8
6 → 72,500,000Secret Gem of Riderx10
Primordial Lanugox3
7 → 85,000,000Primordial Lanugox5
Scarab of Wisdomx2
8 → 96,000,000Scarab of Wisdomx6
Bizarre Godly Winex8
9 → 1010,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st50,000Golden Reedx1
2nd150,000Golden Reedx1
3rd500,000Golden Reedx1
4th1,500,000Golden Reedx1

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