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Helena Blavatsky (Archer, Summer 2017)

FGO Swimsuit Helena Blavatsky, Summer 2017, Noble Phantasm, Skills, and Stats
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Overview

Helena Blavatsky

Currently unavailable on the EN ver.
This limited servant is available only in Summer 2017 Deadheat Summer Race Pickup Summon.

RarityCostClass
4★12Archer
Archer
Rating6.5 / 10

Helena is the new summer archer on the block, but sadly, she doesn’t exactly make the cut. Armed with bad base stats and even worse generation stats, she struggles to stay afloat despite her swim wear. Her skills are small changes from her previous ones, but they still manage to do a decent amount of impact on her viability. We get the usual NP gauge boosting skill paired with a bunch of critical stars which are always important on support servants. Her second skill increases her flat damage output, ensuring that some nice damage is dealt. This helps her overcome the wall which is her attack stat. It also drops the enemies NP gauge for good measure, ensuring your team stays alive and well. Lastly, we have a rather dull Arts boosting skill paired with debuff immunity. While a damage increase is welcome, the numbers just aren’t enough to push her to greatness.

Pros

  • Nice support skills to aid her team
  • Skill that ensures she does flat damage paired with arts buffs deal some solid damage.

Cons

  • Terrible arts gain due to her NP generation stats and hitcounts on her cards.
  • Low damage due to her base stats and low rank on her passive skills.
  • Can’t properly NP spam due to long cooldowns on her skills and bad gen stats.

Strategies & Tips

Couple Helena with a bunch of servants with arts filled decks who also carry nice support capability. She likes to be able to arts chain so as to make up for her bad arts gen and she also wants to spam her NP as much as possible. Her 2nd skill should be used during her brave chains with her 3rd skill supporting her NPs. Her 1st skill can be used for servants carrying a kaleidoscope for a turn 1 NP or whenever she needs an NP up in a pinch.

Noble Phantasm

Sanat Kumara Wheel is an Arts AOE NP which reduces the opponent’s debuff resistance and defense during overcharge which can be situationally helpful. However, despite being an Arts NP, it does not refund much of her gauge, worsening her struggle with NP gen. Though it serves as a very serviceable NP, it is let down by the lack of offensive buffs on Helena.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Tamamo no MaeTamamo no MaeTamamo is the perfect companion to Helena, solving all her problems single handedly. Tamamo can buff Helena’s art cards even further, adding to her damage buffs. Her NP can reduce Helena’s drastic cooldown times, making sure she can activate them more often, on top of bestowing her a nice chunk of her NP gauge. The arts cards in her deck help Helena chain her arts cards as well, leading to a much easier time using Helena.
Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen
Hans assists Helena by providing her a nice buff to her critical damage, making sure that she is putting out more damage and generating more NP gauge. This is supported by his critical star gen skills and NP. He offers further attack and defense buffs as well as some nice sustain on his NP, keeping Helena alive and hitting.
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
(Waver)
Waver is another solid choice to pair with, his skills giving large boosts to Helena’s NP gauge consistently. He provides her the crit buff to cover for her low ranking independent action, and a nice flat buff to the team’s attack. His mostly Arts card deck also synergizes well with Helena. His NP provides debuffs to the entire enemy team, making the cleanup on Helena’s side much easier to do.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Cute Orangette
Cute Orangette
Cute orangette manages to fix two of Helena’s major problems. Her NP gen and her damage output. Equipping this CE will ensure a much easier time filling up her NP gauge while also ensuring that she dishes out some nice damage.
Chocolatier
Chocolatier
This CE gives Helena that sorely needed damage boost to her arts cards, ensuring that she will have a much better damage output as well as passively increasing her NP gen. The crit stars per turn help her crit more often on her art cards and hopefully get her to fill her gauge more often as well.
Formal Craft
Formal Craft
Waver is another solid choice to pair with, his skills giving large boosts to Helena’s NP gauge consistently. He provides her the crit buff to cover for her low ranking independent action, and a nice flat buff to the team’s attack. His mostly Arts card deck also synergizes well with Helena. His NP provides debuffs to the entire enemy team, making the cleanup on Helena’s side much easier to do.

Max Bond CE

CEExplanation
Nyafu!
Nyafu!
When equipped to Helena Blavatsky (Archer), increases Quick & Arts Card effectiveness by 10% for all allies, while Helena Blavatsky (Archer) is on the field.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,8241,574
406,5465,454
507,7636,454
608,9707,446
7010,1878,446
8011,4049,446
9012,61110,437
10013,82711,437

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.38%
NP Charge (DEF)3.0%
C. Star Gather Rate153%
C.Star Drop Rate8.0%
Death Resist27.0%
AlignmentChaotic, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsServant, Humanoid, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Sanat Kumara Wheel (B+)

Deal heavy damage to all enemies
[Overcharge] Decrease DEF (3 turns) & Decrease Debuff Resist (3 turns) for all enemies

RankB+
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeArts
Hit-Count4
LvlDamage +ChargeDebuff Resist -& DEF -
1450100%10
2600200%15
3675300%20
4712.5400%25
5750500%30

Skills

Upgrade priority

  • Summer Vacation! A+

    Summer vacation is an excellent skill, boasting NP gauge boosts as well as crit stars. This helps Helena out with her main purpose, NP spamming and critting on enemies. However this is held back by the tremendous cooldown time, stopping Helena from using this skill consistently. This skill should be leveled last.

  • Nyarfu! B

    Nyarfu is Helena’s source of the most consistent damage. It gives her a flat amount of damage that ignores defense, with the only downside being that it lasts for 5 turns and hits, depending on which comes first. It also assists Helena in stalling out the enemy team, albeit just for 1 turn. This skill should be leveled first.

  • Colonel’s Summer Vacation B

    This skill is Helena’s only source of Arts buff, but is sadly obstructed by its low stats. It has a decent cooldown time which means it can be spammed to a certain extent with careful planning. The self debuff immunity is very situational and only helpful in very niche situations. This skill should be leveled second.

Summer Vacation! A+

Increase NP Gauge for all allies
Gain C. Stars each turn for yourself (5 turns)

LvlNP Charge +Cooldown
110%10
211%
312%
413%
514%
615%9
716%
817%
918%
1020%8

Nyarfu! B

Apply Damage Plus for yourself (5 times, 5 turns)
Decrease single enemy's Charge

LvlDamage +Cooldown
11,0008
21,100
31,200
41,300
51,400
61,5007
71,600
81,700
91,800
102,0006

Colonel's Summer Vacation B

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increase your Arts Card effectiveness (1 turn)
Apply Debuff-Immune for yourself (1 time, 5 turns)

LvlArts +Cooldown
120%7
222%
324%
426%
528%
630%6
732%
834%
936%
1040%5

Class Skills

Magic Resistance AMagic Resistance C
Increase your Debuff Resist by 15%
Independent Action A+Presence Concealment C
Increases your Critical Strength by 6%

Command Cards

QuickQuickArtsArtsBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count3513

Helena’s cards are in a bad place, not being able to arts chain with herself unless her NP is up can be detrimental to her NP gain. This is coupled with her terrible hitcount and bad generation stats, leading to her difficulty in gaining NP and carrying out her main purpose in the team.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rdEXStar
(NP) 51528315
024614
0920215
09111211
0213159
13141615
133414
110101110
110121316
11131410
113515
81818215
818212511
8821245
88111411
81024279
81011149

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2100,000Gem of Archerx4
2 → 3200,000Gem of Archerx10
3 → 4600,000Magic Gem of Archerx4
4 → 5800,000Magic Gem of Archerx10
Lamp of Demon Sealingx3
5 → 62,000,000Secret Gem of Archerx4
Lamp of Demon Sealingx5
6 → 72,500,000Secret Gem of Archerx10
Snake Jewelx4
7 → 85,000,000Snake Jewelx7
Void's Dustx10
8 → 96,000,000Void's Dustx30
Bloodstone Tearx12
9 → 1010,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st50,000Archer PieceArcher Piece x4
2nd150,000Archer PieceArcher Piece x10
Snake JewelSerpent Jewel x5
3rd500,000Archer MonumentArcher Monument x4
Lamp of Demon SealingLamp of Demon Sealing x4
Black TallowBlack Tallow x3
4th1,500,000Archer MonumentArcher Monument x10
Seashell of ReminiscenceSeashell of Reminiscence x10
Black TallowBlack Tallow x5

Summer 2017 Servants & CEs

Here is a list of servants & CEs that can be obtained for the duration of the Summer 2017 event part 1: Dead Heat Summer Race and part 2: Death Jail Summer Escape.

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