Content

Scathach (Assassin)

FGO Scathach (Assassin), Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
[US] Fate Grand Order
Servant Rank Up Quests !
update 18/07/2017

Overview

Scathach (Assassin)

RarityCostClass
4★12Assassin
Assassin
Rating5.5/10

Scathach (Assassin) also known as the great Shishou is without a doubt, one of the best looking servants in the game. However, she isn’t that good looking when you see the things she can bring to the table. On offense her kit is very good in certain scenarios, which the same can be said about what she offers on the defensive side of things. However, you are most probably going to see that overall she is awkward and weird to use.

Her base stats is high for a 4* assassin, with her attack only falling behind Carmilla. Her NP generation is very average and this is shown in her stats, she feels bad in actual gameplay as most assassin have disgusting NP gains and because some of her brave chains will provide very little NP. The same story can be said about her Crit star generation, it isn’t bad but she is easily outperformed by other assassin in this department.

Shishou skills makes her very awkward and weird to use as her first skill offers a taunt with a Crit damage up buff however, she cannot tank the big hits at all thus using it foolishly can cause her death. Her second skill provides her a decent heal (3000 HP at max) and damage cut debuff for 1 turn (1000 at max), this skill is very useful and can be paired with her first skill to tank enemy hits better. Her third skill grants her a invulnerability pierce and quick performance buff for a turn, pairing this with her NPQQ chain is without a doubt THE way to go.

Pros

  • Good Crit star generation
  • Great looking Servant
  • Free servant

Cons

  • Awkward to use
  • Easily outclassed

Strategies & Tips

Scathach (Assassin) should be used in a quick team and can be used as a Crit star generator for your team, her deck compliment this and with more quick cards you can also gain more Crit stars reliably and thus crit more reliably as well.

In this team, you might want to pair her with some form of a support as she doesn’t have very good sustain. You will also want to placed someone who can crit reliably for you, preferably a servant from the rider class as they usually have high star absorb.

Noble Phantasm

Scathach (Assassin) NP is an AOE attack that shows our favorite Shishou raining down spears on her enemies, it only does 80% damage as it is a Quick card but this is compensated by the damage multiplier.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation

Altria (Alter)
if you are using Scathach as a Crit star generator, Saber Alter (Rider) is useful as she can not only absorb the stars and deal damage but also because she can boost her Quick card performance and lower the cooldown on her skills.

Ishtar (Rider)
Ishtar first skill not only boosts Scathach Quick card Performance but also helps compensate for her bad NP gain. Ishtar (Rider) also has a high star absorb thus she can be a good critter/support when placed in a Quick team.
Lancelot
Lancelot
lancelot berserker is a great option for those looking to form a Crit Buster team with Scathach as your Crit star generator, not only does his deck have a large amount of buster cards but due to his kit he can easily dish out the crit damage with his skills and that Beserker class is strong against all other enemy classes in the game makes for a good combo. He is also obtainable from the any gacha, making him a compiling option to be paired with her.
Minamoto no Yorimitsu
Minamoto no Yorimitsu

Yorimitsu
both version are suitable for a Crit Buster team with scathach as they both have skills that can utilise her Crit stars and their skills to buff their damage but also they have little to no sustain and can benefit from Scathach second skill as well.

Best CEs

Critical Star Generation

Fragments Of 2030: Gain 8 critical stars each turn
This CE is useful when using her as your Crit star generator as it makes her generate Crit stars more reliably and with more crit stars, comes more damage for your team.

Quick Up

Imaginary Around: Increases performance of unit's Quick cards by 25%
This CE is great to have if you want her for damage as with her deck and NP, she can utilitise the Quick card performance boost very often, not only will she deal more damage with her NP but she can also generate more Crit stars.

Critical Up

Castle Of The Sun: Critical attack damage +15%
Critical star generation +15%
25% NP Charged from Start.
Having this helps not only generate more Crit stars but also helps her deals more Crit damage as well. This stacks well with her skills but also helps compensate for her average NP and Crit star generation, plus it is easy to get the limit break effects as this is a Free event CE.

Critical Generation Up

Be Elegant: Increases unit's critical star generation rate by 25%
Although there are better options for CE for Scathach (Assassin), Be Elegant is easier for most players to obtain thus making it a compelling CE especially because it gets the job done of helping Shishou become a more reliable Crit star Generator and just a better servants overall.

Max Bond Level CE

work in progress

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,7861,508
Lv406,4115,225
Lv8011,1689,049
Lv9012,3509,999
Lv10013,54110,956

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.71%
NP Charge (DEF)4%
Star Weight98
Star Rate25.6%
Death Resist44%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeStar
TraitsHumanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Gae Bolg Alternative (Rank B+)

Deals damage to all enemies.
[Overcharge]Low chance of insta-kill.

RankB+
ClassificationAnti-Personnel
TypeQuick
Hit-Count5
LvlDamage+ChargeSure Death Chance
1600%100%30%
2800%200%40%
3900%300%50%
4950%400%60%
51000%500%70%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

  • Beach Crisis A+
    Draws attention of all enemies to self for 1 turn.
    Increase own Critical damage for 1 turn.

In no situation should this skill be maxed last as mentioned before, she is not a tank and cannot tank big hits. Even if you want it for the critical damage buff, she is not great at absorbing stars and her deck is not good at dishing out damage or gaining NP, hence this should be prioritised last.

  • Primal Rune (Ocean) A
    Recovers one ally's HP.
    Reduces damage taken for 1 turn.

This skill is her only way to support her team and only her only defensive tool, upgrading this first is essential especially if with a quick team as they don’t usually have good sustain.

  • Midsummer Faux Pas C
    Grants self invincibility pierce for 1 turn.
    Increases own Quick card performance for 1 turn.

This skill is extremely good when coupled with her NPQQ chain and with her deck you are going to get it often. I would even go as far as to say that you might want to prioritise this over her second skill if your team has a good support and sustain, it’s that good.

2=3>1: if your team doesn’t have much sustain then prioritise her second skill first as the heals are decent and the damage cut debuff can come in clutch at times. However, if you are using her a means to deal damage or if your team has good sustain, then going with her third skill may prove to be worth upgrading first as it compliments her game very well.

Beach Crisis A+

Beach Crisis A+

Available from the start
Draws attention of all enemies to self for 1 turn.
Increase own Critical damage for 1 turn.

LvlTaunt Chance +Crit Damage +Cooldown
1100%30%8
2120%32%8
3140%34%8
4160%36%8
5180%38%8
6200%40%7
7220%42%7
8240%44%7
9260%46%7
10300%50%6

Primeval Rune (Ocean) A

Primeval Rune (Ocean) A

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Recovers one ally's HP.
Reduces damage taken for 1 turn.

LvlHealDamage -Cooldown
110005008
212005508
314006008
416006508
518007008
620007507
722008007
824008507
926009007
10300010006

Midsummer Faux Pas C

Midsummer Faux Pas C

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Grants self invincibility pierce for 1 turn.
Increases own Quick card performance for 1 turn.

LvlQuick +Cooldown
130%8
232%8
334%8
436%8
538%8
640%7
742%7
844%7
946%7
1050%6

Class Skills

Presence Concealment EPresence Concealment E
Increases unit's critical star generation rate by 2%

Command Cards

QuickQuickQuickArtsBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count3335

Scathach (Assassin) deck is standard for most assassin and with this deck, she can easily get you stars as she can often get her QQQ chain off and since her NP is also a Quick card, you can expect to use her NPQQ chain as well.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
856
81114
822
234
B / Q912
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
160006000
22400030000
31500045000
4250047500
5250050000
6150000200000
7400000600000
8310000910000
93200001230000
103350001565000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2100,000Shining Gem of Killingx4 (Shining Gem of Killing)
2 → 3200,000Shining Gem of Killingx10 (Shining Gem of Killing)
3 → 4600,000Magic Gem of Killingx4 (Magic Gem of Killing)
4 → 5800,000Magic Gem of Killingx10 (Magic Gem of Killing)
Yggdrasil Seedx5 (Yggdrasil Seed)
5 → 62,000,000Secret Gem of Killingx4 (Secret Gem of Killing)
Yggdrasil Seedx10 (Yggdrasil Seed)
6 → 72,500,000Secret Gem of Killingx10 (Secret Gem of Killing)
Seashell of Reminiscencex4 (Seashell of Reminiscence)
7 → 85,000,000Seashell of Reminiscencex8 (Seashell of Reminiscence)
Spirit Rootx2 (Spirit Root)
8 → 96,000,000Spirit Rootx6 (Spirit Root)
Scarab of Wisdomx8 (Scarab of Wisdom)
9 → 1010,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st50,000Ringing-Bell Branchx (Ringing-Bell Branch)
2nd150,000Ringing-Bell Branchx (Ringing-Bell Branch)
3rd500,000Ringing-Bell Branchx (Ringing-Bell Branch)
4th1,500,000Ringing-Bell Branchx (Ringing-Bell Branch)

Other Servants

Comments

Commens and feedback

Recommend

Menu

Ranking

Comments (updated every hour)

You must feel so good about your decision that you come online to try and find self-justification...
where is all the info?
It's okay, the writer is allowed to be a homosexual.
> Go to the latest comments

Servants Ranking

Craft Essence Ranking

QA

Another Game Site