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Li Shuwen (Lancer)

FGO Li Shuwen (Lancer), Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
[JP] Fate Grand Order
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update 18/07/2017

Overview

Li Shuwen (Lancer)

RarityCostClass
4★12Lancer
Lancer
Rating8/10

Li Shuwen as one of the few Chinese martial art artist within the game has quite a special skillset that focuses on piercing through any defensive skillset that the enemies have. His command cards performance is above average for a 4* servant with his only weakness is that he doesn’t really have much to do after blowing all his skills together with his NP for a one turn burst.

Pros

  • Defense piercer. Li has the ability to pierce both invincibility and evasion which also comes with the additional effect of strengthening his damage with either the increase in critical damage or Arts cards performance. Besides that, his NP also allows him to deal damage to the target while ignoring its defense, making him a suitable servant to be used against enemies with lots of defensive buffs.

  • Critical attacker. Li has a high star generation rate for a 4* Lancer class servant which coupled with his high hit count especially on the five hits Extra attack can generate quite a large amount of critical stars per Brave Chain. His first and second skill works well together where one will increase his star absorption while the other increases his critical damage, allowing him to deal considerate amount of burst damage in a turn.

Cons

  • Difficult to time skill. Even though Li’s skillset has excellent effects and has a wide variety of usage, it is sometimes hard to decide whether to use them offensively or defensively. For example, Li’s second skill, Sphere Boundary provides self evasion and increase in star absorption for a turn which are both very good effects to have but you may have a hard time choosing whether using it to deal damage this turn or using it defensively to save your life in the next few turns.
  • Does not have any critical stars reinforcement skill. As Li’s damage output mainly comes from critical damage, it is appropriate to supply him with as much critical stars as possible. However, he only has a skill that increases Arts cards effectiveness which isn’t going to provide much critical stars in return. Therefore, it is suitable to pair him with a party member can provide a steady stream of critical stars without much hassle to stabilize his damage output.

Strategies & Tips

Li is an attacker that deal quite an amount of damage with his main damage source coming from his high critical damage. Besides that, he is also flexible to be used in various stages as he has the ability to ignore both invincibility and evasion when attacking and also deal damage while ignoring the target’s defense with his NP.

Noble Phantasm

Li’s Noble Phantasm, Shen Qiang Wu Er Da is a single target NP that deals damage and decreases the enemy’s defense by 20% for three turns after use. Besides that, it also has a chance to instantly kill the enemy which is an added bonus to the NP. As an Arts type NP it would receive the damage boost from his Juezhao skill so it is good if you can time the skills together.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Tamamo no Mae
Tamamo no Mae
Supports Li with her increase in Arts card performance buff while also allows him to chain Arts cards more frequently by having three Arts cards in her own deck.
Unavailable on the EN ver.
Vlad III
Vlad III
The critical stars gained from Vlad’s NP can be used by Li while the latter can increase the occurrence of Arts cards for Vlad to build up his NP gauge much faster.
Orion
Orion
Compatible with Li within the same party as she has the same command cards deck as him and at the same time able to counter Saber class which is the weakness of Li.
Unavailable on the EN ver.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Kitchen ☆ Patissiere
Kitchen ☆ Patissiere
Provides an increase in both critical stars drop rate and NP gain which makes up quite a bit for his star generation rate and also increases his ability to charge up his NP gauge.
Unavailable on the EN ver.
Formal Craft
Formal Craft
Useful to increase Li’s damage output and NP efficiency as his NP is an Arts type.
Piece of Year 2030
Piece of Year 2030
As Li only has two Quick cards in his command card deck, it is more beneficial to provide him with static amount of critical stars every turn instead of increasing his Quick cards effectiveness.
Unavailable on the EN ver.

Max Bond Level CE

CEExplanation
Skill that Rivals the Gods
Skill that Rivals the Gods
When equipped on Li Shuwen (Lancer),
Increase Arts Card performance by 15% while he's on the field.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,8171,608
Lv406,6745,702
Lv8011,3609,653
Lv9012,56210,666
Lv10013,77411,688

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.52%
NP Charge (DEF)4%
Star Weight87
Star Rate12.2%
Death Resist40%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsServant, Humanoid, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Shen Qiang Wu Er Da

Deals damage to one enemy that ignores defense.
Decreases enemy's defense by 20% for 3 turns.
[Overcharge]Chance to cause Instant Death.

Rank-
ClassificationAnti-Personnel
TypeArts
Hit-Count3
Lvl Damage +ChargeInstant Death Chance
1900%100%40%
21200%200%50%
31350%300%60%
41425%400%70%
51500%500%80%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

  • Skill Priority: 3 > 1 > 2

The third skill should be raised as the top priority since it can increase his NP gain and NP damage. After that, we level the first skill next as 100% increase in critical damage at max level is a huge boost in damage output. The second skill is left for the last as we would want to prioritize the other skills that increases our damage output.

Chinese Martial Arts A+++

Chinese Martial Arts A+++

Available from the start
Own attacks will ignore evasion for 1 turn.
Increase own critical damage for 1 turn.

LvlCrit Damage +Cooldown
150%8
255%8
360%8
465%8
570%8
675%7
780%7
885%7
990%7
10100%6

Sphere Boundary B

Sphere Boundary B

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Grants self evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own critical star absorption for 1 turn.

LvlAbsorption +Cooldown
1300%8
2320%8
3340%8
4360%8
5380%8
6400%7
7420%7
8440%7
9460%7
10500%6

Juezhao B

Juezhao B

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Own attacks will ignore invincibility for 1 turn.
Increases own Arts card performance for 1 turn.

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

Class Skills

Magic Resistance DMagic Resistance D
Increases own resistance to debuffs by 12.5%.

Command Cards

QuickQuickArtsArtsBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count3315

Li’s command cards performance are above the average in the 4* Lancer class servant poll as his NP gain is pretty decent coupled with his high hit count except for the Buster card.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
645
6911
600
123
B / Q79
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
13,0003,000
26,1259,125
36,12515,250
46,12521,375
56,12527,500
6262,500290,000
7290,000580,000
8300,500880,500
9309,5001,190,000
10315,0001,505,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2100,000Shining Gem of Lancesx4 (Shining Gem of Lances)
2 → 3200,000Shining Gem of Lancesx10 (Shining Gem of Lances)
3 → 4600,000Magic Gem of Lancesx4 (Magic Gem of Lances)
4 → 5800,000Magic Gem of Lancesx10 (Magic Gem of Lances)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx4 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
5 → 62,000,000Secret Gem of Lancesx4 (Secret Gem of Lances)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx8 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
6 → 72,500,000Secret Gem of Lancesx10 (Secret Gem of Lances)
Dragon Fangx10 (Dragon Fang)
7 → 85,000,000Dragon Fangx20 (Dragon Fang)
Shadow Servantx10 (Shadow Servant)
8 → 96,000,000Shadow Servantx30 (Shadow Servant)
Warhorses Immature Hornx12 (Warhorses Immature Horn)
9 → 1010,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st50,000Lancer Piecex4 (Lancer Piece)
2nd150,000Lancer Piecex10 (Lancer Piece)
Dragon Fangx15 (Dragon Fang)
3rd500,000Lancer Monumentx4 (Lancer Monument)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx8 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
Talon of Chaosx3 (Talon of Chaos)
4th1,500,000Lancer Monumentx10 (Lancer Monument)
Talon of Chaosx5 (Talon of Chaos)
Dragons Reverse Scalex4 (Dragons Reverse Scale)

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