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Altera

FGO Altera, Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
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Overview

Altera

RarityCostClass
5★16Saber
Saber
Rating--/10

Altera is an offensive Servant, specialized in dealing damage through normal command cards instead of her Noble Phantasm. Aside from this, she is also able to function as a secondary damage dealer, provided there is another ally who can make use of the stars she generates, as well as Tactics’ Noble Phantasm damage buff and Photon Ray’s defense down. She also possesses a healing skill, which allows her to last slightly longer on the battlefield.

All these make Altera a highly flexible Servant. However, she doesn’t excel in any other field other than her heavy-hitting Brave chain (which would later on be eclipsed by those able to make use of criticals).

Pros

  • One of the best non-Berserker heavy hitters
  • Photon Ray, can be used to create powerful Brave Chains, or as a prelude to maximize the damage of other Servants’ Noble Phantasms.
  • Crest of the Star’s ATK buff lasts for three turns, thereby increasing the damage she deals for a longer period compared to other Servants (for example, - Altria’s potent Mana Burst only lasts for one turn.)
  • Possesses a moderate level of supporting function, for situations where she is not the main damage dealer. These functions, however, can be used to benefit herself otherwise.

Cons

  • Her Noble Phantasm damage is lower compared to Altria Pendragon’s Excalibur, especially as the latter will get her Noble Phantasm upgrade much earlier.
  • As her skillset is not really focused on a single role, she may feel rather mediocre in several phases of the game (especially before her Noble Phantasm and skill upgrades).
  • Due to high ascension and skill enhancement costs, she is one of the more expensive Servants to raise.

Strategies & Tips

Altera’s main potential lies in how she can be used to maximize damage in a single turn. She can be used as the main damage dealer; in this case, it would be best to focus your resources on a NPXB Brave Chain to the boss (with X being any of her other cards, though Buster is still preferred).

Another way to use her is to use Photon Ray as the first Noble Phantasm in a Noble Phantasm chain. If there is a more potent damage dealer on the field, Altera can be used to provide critical stars, Noble Phantasm damage up, as well as using Photon Ray to apply a defense down the turn before her ally does the actual burst.

Noble Phantasm

Photon Ray is an Area-of-Effect Noble Phantasm. It deals a medium amount of damage against all enemies. Its greatest asset is the defense buff it applies, making this Noble Phantasm a suitable starter for Brave Chains and Noble Phantasm chains.

After the NP rank-up quest, Her Noble Phantasm now deals a respectable amount of damage, and with the addition of a critical absorb skill, she is now able to perform higher-damage burst phases utilizing the critical mechanic (The quest is currently unavailable on the EN ver).

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh
Tactics and Charisma complement each other, and Altera can provide critical stars for Gilgamesh. The team’s deck will also be rather balanced, and is flexible enough to use both Arts-inclined Servants or Buster-inclined ones as the final member. Altera also covers Gilgamesh’s weakness against Lancers.
Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen
The constant healing and buffs will help Altera in both surviving and dealing damage. Hans’ star generation, combined with Crest of the Star, will also make for more reliable critical bursts, which are further amplified by Hans’ critical damage buff.
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Lord El-Melloi provides buffs as well as Noble Phantasm charge, things that immensely help Altera in her lore.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
For faster-paced fights.
Limited/Zero Over
Limited/Zero Over
Maximizing damage.
Seal Designation Enforcer
Seal Designation Enforcer
Allows Altera to make use of critical stars.

Max Bond Level CE

CEExplanation
Eternal Solitude
Eternal Solitude

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base2,0391,907
Lv508,5667,646
Lv9013,90712,343
Lv10015,23613,511

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.84%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight102
Star Rate10.1%
Death Resist24.5%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsChaotic, Divine, Humanoid, Riding, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish, King

Noble Phantasm

Photon Ray (Rank A-)

Deals damage to all enemies.
[Overcharge]Reduces the defense of all enemies for 3 turns.

RankA-
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count1
LvlDamage +ChargeDefense -
1300%100%10%
2400%200%15%
3450%300%20%
4475%400%25%
5500%500%30%

Photon Ray (Rank A)

Deals damage to all enemies.
[Overcharge]Reduces the defense of all enemies for 3 turns.

RankA
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count1
LvlDamage +ChargeDefense -
1400%100%20%
2500%200%25%
3550%300%30%
4575%400%35%
5600%500%40%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

  • Tactics B: Will be leveled second. A fairly straightforward skill, this skill allows Altera to either increase her own NP damage, or support her other allies' NP depending on the situation.

  • Natural Body D: will be leveled last. Heals Altera and increases resistance to ATK debuffs. This skill is a utility skill, allowing Altera to survive longer in the field and preventing enemies’ ATK debuffs from impairing her performance. However, as it is more of a bonus rather than directly assisting her role. After the skill rank-up quest, the skill comes with a bonus to critical absorption for one turn; hence it should be leveled over Tactics for the cooldown (The quest is currently unavailable on the EN ver).

  • Star Emblem: Should be leveled first. Altera’s main damage buff, it gives an ATK buff and generates some stars. The main thing about this skill is that the buff lasts for three turns, giving Altera much increased damage while it is active.

Military Tactics B

Military Tactics B

Available from the start
Increases party's NP performance for 1 turn.

LvlNP Damage +Cooldown
19%7
29.9%7
310.8%7
411.7%7
512.6%7
613.5%6
714.4%6
815.3%6
916.2%6
1018%5

Natural Body D

Natural Body D

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Increases own attack debuff resistance for 3 turns.
Recovers own HP.

LvlDebuff Res +Heal +Cooldown
140%10007
244%11507
348%13007
452%14507
556%16007
660%17506
764%19006
868%20506
972%22006
1080%25005

Natural Body EX

Natural Body EX

Upgrades after Interlude 3
Increases own attack debuff resistance for 3 turns.
Recovers own HP.
Increases own stars absorption for 1 turn.

LvlDebuff Res +Heal +Stars Absorb +Cooldown
160%1000100%7
266%1200120%7
372%1300130%7
478%1600160%7
584%1800180%7
690%2000200%6
796%2200220%6
8102%2400240%6
9108%2600260%6
10120%3000300%5

Star Emblem EX

Star Emblem EX

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increases own attack for 3 turns.
Gain critical stars.

LvlAttack +Stars +Cooldown
110%57
212%67
314%77
416%87
518%97
620%106
722%116
824%126
926%136
1030%155

Class Skills

Magic Resistance BMagic Resistance B
Increases own resistance to debuffs by 17.5%.
Riding ARiding A
Increases own Quick card performance by 10%.
Divinity BDivinity B
Increases own damage by 175.

Command Cards

QuickArtsArtsBusterBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count2213

Altera’s QAABB deck provides a good balance between damage and Noble Phantasm gauge generation. As such, it can be considered to be the best deck available to her (assuming that there has to be at least one card of each type in the deck).

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
645
6912
611
123
B / Q710
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
14,5004,500
220,00024,500
32,50027,000
42,50029,500
510,50040,000
6110,000150,000
7450,000600,000
8340,000940,000
9330,0001,270,000
10410,0001,680,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2200,000Shining Gem of Swordsx5 (Shining Gem of Swords)
2 → 3400,000Shining Gem of Swordsx12 (Shining Gem of Swords)
3 → 41,200,000Magic Gem of Swordsx5 (Magic Gem of Swords)
4 → 51,600,000Magic Gem of Swordsx12 (Magic Gem of Swords)
Talon of Chaosx3 (Talon of Chaos)
5 → 64,000,000Secret Gem of Swordsx5 (Secret Gem of Swords)
Talon of Chaosx6 (Talon of Chaos)
6 → 75,000,000Secret Gem of Swordsx12 (Secret Gem of Swords)
Shadow Servantx10 (Shadow Servant)
7 → 810,000,000Shadow Servantx20 (Shadow Servant)
Pumpkin Headx18 (Pumpkin Head)
8 → 912,000,000Pumpkin Headx54 (Pumpkin Head)
Heart of a Foreign Godx10 (Heart of a Foreign God)
9 → 1020,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st100,000Saber Piecex5 (Saber Piece)
2nd300,000Saber Piecex12 (Saber Piece)
Shadow Servantx15 (Shadow Servant)
3rd1,000,000Saber Monumentx5 (Saber Monument)
Talon of Chaosx6 (Talon of Chaos)
Meteoric Horseshoex5 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
4th3,000,000Saber Monumentx12 (Saber Monument)
Meteoric Horseshoex10 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
Heart of a Foreign Godx5 (Heart of a Foreign God)

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