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EMIYA

FGO EMIYA, Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
[JP] Fate Grand Order
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update 08/01/2018

Overview

EMIYA

RarityCostClass
4★12Archer
Archer
Rating[ US ] 6.5/10
[ JP ] 8.5/10

EMIYA is a Servant notable for his somewhat rare deck combination, which allows him to gain NP more easily, at the cost of having less Buster cards. He boasts a diverse skillset, which allows him to perform rather self-sufficiently. He is also rather tanky due to his NP’s attack reduction and his Evasion’s defense up.

At the same time, however, such a set may feel rather mediocre due to lack of specialization, and this is exactly the case for early-game EMIYA. His third skill’s Arts buff does not affect his Buster NP, meaning that it generally deals worse damage compared to other, similar NPs even when upgraded. Additionally, Clairvoyance is one of the less useful skills in the game,with its percentages not being enough to make a significant performance difference, especially given that EMIYA’s deck is Arts-heavy - though it does benefit his NP, which has quite the high hit count.

[ JP ]
After his upgrades, EMIYA boasts one of the highest critical damage potentials among his peers, and his star generation becomes notably high - thereby making him one of the most solid *4 Archers. Notably, however, he still lacks a critical absorption skill, which may cause some consistency issues.

Pros

  • Good NP gain
  • Fairly survivable
  • Flexible role due to deck and skillset

Cons

  • Weak NP damage
  • Clairvoyance is a subpar skill for his deck [removed after Update in JP]
  • No specialty [removed after Update in JP]
  • Lack of critical absorption skill [added after Update in JP]

Strategies & Tips

Before his Strengthening Quests, EMIYA is usually used as a damage dealer in Saber-heavy stages. His lack of damage would be felt as the game progresses, and he will gradually shift towards a secondary damage dealer role. After his upgrades, however, he is a solid pick as a critical damage dealer, and should be used in critical-oriented compositions.

Noble Phantasm

Unlimited Blade Works deals damage to all enemies, and applies an attack debuff on them. As the attack debuff is rather minuscule, this NP can generally be considered vanilla, though it does make defense stacking strategies somewhat easier. Before his Strengthening Quests, UBW’s damage suffers from EMIYA’s lack of buff, making its damage mediocre.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Merlin
Merlin

[ JP ]
Merlin’s buffs and the additional critical star he generates are all highly valuable for EMIYA, increasing his damage dramatically. Additionally, Merlin also provides survival support for the team through his NP’s heals, and his Invincibility skill.
Nightingale
Nightingale

[ JP ]
EMIYA’s triple Arts deck aids Nightingale in gaining NP - and thus, increasing her effectiveness in healing. On the other hand, Nightingales’ Buster buff enhances Unlimited Blade Works’ damage, and her Berserker class means that the team would deal more damage overall. Nightingale’s low critical weight is also a benefit, as EMIYA would be using most of the critical stars.
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
A support Servant with critical affinity, Hans is a great partner choice for EMIYA. His buffs complement both offense and defense, and Innocent Monster’s critical stars increase EMIYA’s critical reliability - something made even more significant by Hans’ low critical weight.
Elisabeth Bathory (Halloween)
Elisabeth Bathory (Halloween)
Elisabeth’s critical star generation works well with EMIYA, who has a high natural critical weight. Their triple Arts decks also go in hand with each other, allowing both of them to perform NPs more often - thus somewhat making up for their lack of individual damage.

Best CEs

NP Damage Up

Especially useful for the early-game EMIYA, these CEs increase the effectiveness of his NP, indirectly increasing the benefit of his Arts-heavy deck.

Arts Performance Up

Emphasizes on EMIYA’s normal Arts cards’ damage and his overall NP gain. While his NP gets no direct benefit, he’s able to perform it more reliably, and his higher normal card damage increases his overall flexibility.

Critical Absorption Up

Lacking a critical absorption skill of his own, EMIYA’s criticals are usually less reliable compared to his competitors. With a critical absorption CE, he’s able to gather most critical stars to himself at all times, which complements his Hawkeye’s 3-turn duration nicely.

Max Bond Level CE

CEExplanation
Hunter of the Red Plains
Hunter of the Red Plains
When equipped to EMIYA,
Increase own NP damage by 30%.
30% Chance to receive 5 critical stars when attacking

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,8431,566
Lv406,7695,552
Lv8011,5219,398
Lv9012,74010,384
Lv10013,96911,379

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.51%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight145
Star Rate7.9%
Death Resist31.5%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsBrynhildr's Beloved, Male, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Unlimited Blade Works (Rank E~A)

Deal DEF-ignoring damage to all enemies
[Overcharge]Decrease ATK for all enemies (3 turns)

RankE~A
Classification???
TypeBuster
Hit-Count10
LvlDamage +ChargeAttack -
1300%100%10%
2400%200%15%
3450%300%20%
4475%400%25%
5500%500%30%

Unlimited Blade Works (Rank E~A++)

Deal DEF-ignoring damage to all enemies
[Overcharge]Decrease ATK for all enemies (3 turns)

RankE~A++
Classification???
TypeBuster
Hit-Count10
LvlDamage +ChargeAttack -
1400%100%10%
2500%200%15%
3550%300%20%
4575%400%25%
5600%500%30%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

Priority (Basic) : 3/1/2
Priority (Post-Upgrade, General Usage): 3/2/1
Priority (Post-Upgrade, Critical Teams): 2/3/1

  • Eye of the Mind (True) B

    EMIYA’s main source of survival, Eye of the Mind gives him an Evade and a defense buff. While the defense increase gained from leveling this skill is always nice, it is the cooldown reduction that is valued highly.

  • Clairvoyance C [Hawkeye B+]

    Clairvoyance increases EMIYA’s critical star gain; however, as he has three Arts cards and few hitrates, it is overall a rather useless skill. [Post-Upgrade] Hawkeye greatly increases EMIYA’s critical star gain and critical damage for three turns, making him one of the most potent critical damage dealers in the Archer class.

  • Magecraft C- [Projection Magecraft A]

    Increases Arts cards’ performance for one turn. While it doesn’t affect his NP, this is the only offense-oriented skill EMIYA possesses before his upgrades. It also helps his NP gain somewhat, making this skill rather important for him. [Post-Upgrade] Projection Magecraft increases all three card types’ performance for one turn, making it EMIYA’s most reliable damage increasing skill. To be noted, however, Hawkeye grants more benefit damage-wise when used in the correct compositions.

Eye of the Mind (True) B

Eye of the Mind (True) B

Available from the start
Apply Evade for yourself (1 turn)
Increase your DEF (3 turns)

LvlDefense +Cooldown
19%8
29.9%8
310.8%8
411.7%8
512.6%8
613.5%7
714.4%7
815.3%7
916.2%7
1018%6

Clairvoyance C

Clairvoyance C

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Increase your C. Star Drop Rate (3 turns)

LvlStar Rate +Cooldown
116%8
217.6%8
319.2%8
420.8%8
522.4%8
624%7
725.6%7
827.2%7
928.8%7
1032%6

Hawkeye B+

Hawkeye B+

Upgrades after Strengthening Quest 2, Replaces Clairvoyance
Increase your C. Star Gather Rate & Critical Strength (3 turns)

LvlStar Gen+Critical Dmg+Cooldown
150%50%8
255%55%8
360%60%8
465%65%8
570%70%8
675%75%7
780%80%7
885%85%7
990%90%7
10100%100%6

Magecraft C-

Magecraft C-

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increase your Arts Card effectiveness (1 turn)

LvlArts +Cooldown
121%7
222.4%7
323.8%7
425.2%7
526.6%7
628%6
729.4%6
830.8%6
932.2%6
1035%5

Projection Magecraft (Skill) A

Projection Magecraft (Skill) A

Upgrades after Strengthening Quest, Replaces Magecraft
Increase your Arts/Quick/Buster Card effectiveness (1 turn)

LvlArts +Quick +Buster +Cooldown
125%25%25%7
226.5%26.5%26.5%7
328%28%28%7
429.5%29.5%29.5%7
531%31%31%7
632.5%32.5%32.5%6
734%34%34%6
835.5%35.5%35.5%6
937%37%37%6
1040%40%40%5

Class Skills

Magic Resistance DMagic Resistance D
Increase your Debuff Resist by 12.5%
Independent Action BIndependent Action B
Increase your Critical Strength by 8%

Command Cards

QuickArtsArtsArtsBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count2315

EMIYA’s QAAAB deck allows him to gain NP more easily, at the cost of not having access to Buster Brave chains. While it makes for a more interesting gameplay, it does reduce his damage potential, which is especially noticeable after his upgrades.

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
10309,5001,505,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2100,000Shining Gem of Bowsx4 (Shining Gem of Bows)
2 → 3200,000Shining Gem of Bowsx10 (Shining Gem of Bows)
3 → 4600,000Magic Gem of Bowsx4 (Magic Gem of Bows)
4 → 5800,000Magic Gem of Bowsx10 (Magic Gem of Bows)
Infinity Gearx4 (Infinity Gear)
5 → 62,000,000Secret Gem of Bowsx4 (Secret Gem of Bows)
Infinity Gearx8 (Infinity Gear)
6 → 72,500,000Secret Gem of Bowsx10 (Secret Gem of Bows)
Heros Proofx12 (Heros Proof)
7 → 85,000,000Phoenix Plumex4 (Phoenix Plume)
Heros Proofx24 (Heros Proof)
8 → 96,000,000Phoenix Plumex12 (Phoenix Plume)
Shadow Servantx40 (Shadow Servant)
9 → 1010,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st50,000Archer Piecex4 (Archer Piece)
2nd150,000Archer Piecex10 (Archer Piece)
Heros Proofx18 (Heros Proof)
3rd500,000Archer Monumentx4 (Archer Monument)
Heart of a Foreign Godx2 (Heart of a Foreign God)
Infinity Gearx8 (Infinity Gear)
4th1,500,000Archer Monumentx10 (Archer Monument)
Heart of a Foreign Godx4 (Heart of a Foreign God)
Shadow Servantx20 (Shadow Servant)

Saint Graph (Spoiler)

1st2nd
Emiya1Emiya2
3rd4th
Emiya3Emiya4

Comments

Anonymous
Could someone update this. Emiya is at least a 6/10 on jp. With his Hawkeye skill he can hit for 100k buster Crit on sabers and berserker

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