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Iskandar

FGO Iskandar, 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

Iskandar

RarityCostClass
5★16Rider
Rider
Rating8/10

If you are looking for a servant that can destroy everything in its path without requiring any specific setup and don’t like Berserkers, then Iskandar is the way to go. Specializes in buffing up his attack and damage with his skills, Iskandar is a force to be reckon on the battlefield provided that you don’t get bored with his simple gameplay.

Pros

  • All skills are damage buffs. Even though Iskandar does not have any defensive skills, his skillset revolves around increasing attack and damage that not only applies to himself but his allies also, living up to his title as the King of Conquerors.
  • Generates lots of critical stars with NP. As Iskandar’s third skill, Lightning Conqueror increases his Buster card damage and star generation rate for a turn, it is best to use it together with his NP especially if you managed to pull off a Buster Brave Chain. As his NP deals multiple hits AOE damage and coupled with his Extra card that deals six hits, it is estimated that he can generate up to 20+ stars without any support from CE and party members, which is a huge number for a Buster focused servant.

Cons

  • Doesn’t provide much utility to the party. Beyond his high damage output and attack buff for the party, Iskandar doesn’t really have anything else to offer except destroying things like a Berserker. His low NP gain and hit counts on his Arts cards deters him from charging up his NP gauge fast enough and had to depend on his allies to build up his NP. Besides that, he also doesn’t really have any reliable means of generating critical stars outside of using his NP which makes the effect on his third skill a bit wasted.

Strategies & Tips

Iskandar is a high damage attacker focusing on stacking up his damage with his buffs and demolishes his enemies with NP. He works well in a NP focus party composition as his second skill MIlitary Tactics also increases his party member’s NP damage. However, Iskandar by himself will have a hard time building up his NP gauge so he will require support from his allies or by equipping a Kaleidoscope CE.

Noble Phantasm

Iskandar’s Noble Phantasm, Ionioi Hetairoi is a Buster type NP that deals damage to every enemies on the battlefield up to eight hits while decreasing their defense for three turns. After Interlude it also decreases their critical chance rate by 10% for three turns but is hard for the effect to be noticed.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Provides Iskandar with damage increasing buff along with NP charges, which makes up for his low NP acquisition rate. Besides that, chaining his NP together with Iskandar’s also increases the latter’s NP damage.
Merlin
Merlin
Almost the same usage as Waver but comes with a much higher damage boost for iskandar as he is compatible with Merlin’s Hero Creation skill by having a Buster type NP.
Unavailable on the EN ver.
Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl
Able to increase Buster cards performance just like Merlin while also being able to deal a huge amount of damage by herself.
Unavailable on the EN ver.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
As Iskandar himself has a low NP gain, by equipping this CE enables him to use his NP much faster which allows for effective farming during events as his NP deals a huge AOE damage.
Victor from the Moon
Victor from the Moon
Increases the user’s Buster cards performance and critical damage, which is compatible with Iskandar’s overall kit.
Unavailable on the EN ver.
Halloween Princess
Halloween Princess
Provides a lower amount of NP charge compared to Kaleidoscope at the start of the battle but also increases Iskandar’s NP damage, which if paired together with Waver, Iskandar is still able to use his NP on the first turn with Waver’s skills.
Unavailable on the EN ver.

Max Bond Level CE

CEExplanation
Gordian Knot
Gordian Knot
When equipped on Iskandar, Increases attack of all allies by 15% while he's on the field.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,9381,786
Lv507,6466,731
Lv9013,21911,560
Lv10014,48212,654

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.66% / 0.86%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight205
Star Rate8.8%
Death Resist40%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsRiding, Servant, Humanoid, Divine, Weak to Enuma Elish, Brynhildr's Beloved, King, Greek Mythology Males

Noble Phantasm

Ionioi Hetairoi (Rank EX)

Damages all enemies.
[Overcharge]Decrease their defense for 3 turns.

RankEX
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count8
LvlDamage +ChargeDefense -
1300%100%10%
2400%200%15%
3450%300%20%
4475%400%25%
5500%500%30%

Ionioi Hetairoi (Rank 'EX')

Damages all enemies.
[Overcharge]Decrease their defense for 3 turns.
Decrease their critical's hit rate for 3 turns

RankEX
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count8
LvlDamage +ChargeDefense -Crit hit rate -
1400%100%10%10%
2500%200%15%20%
3550%300%20%30%
4575%400%25%40%
5600%500%30%50%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

As all of Iskandar’s skills have the effect of increasing his damage output, we would like to prioritize the skill that increases his damage by the most which in this case is his third skill that increases his Buster cards performance up to 50% at max level. Next, we turn our attention to his first skill which is a classic attack buff for the whole party and leave his second skill for the last as the increase in NP damage only lasts for a turn, meaning that you would have to chain your NPs together to maximize its effect.

Charisma A

Charisma A

Available from the start
Increases party's attack for 3 turns.

LvlAttack +Cooldown
110%7
211%7
312%7
413%7
514%7
615%6
716%6
817%6
918%6
1020%5

Military Tactics B

Military Tactics B

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
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

Lightning Conqueror EX

Lightning Conqueror EX

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increases own Buster card damage for 1 turn.
Increase own critical star generation rate by 50% for 1 turn.

LvlBuster +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%.
Riding A+Riding A+
Increases own Quick card performance by 11%.
Divinity CDivinity C
Increases own damage by 150.

Command Cards

QuickArtsArtsBusterBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count3216

Iskandar’s command cards performance are pretty average without much strong points but he does have an Extra attack that deals six hits to accumulate quite a bit of critical stars and NP charge.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
668
6912
611
245
B / Q710
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
12,0002,000
23,0005,000
34,0009,000
45,00014,000
56,00020,000
6230,000250,000
7250,000500,000
8300,000800,000
9380,0001,180,000
10438,0001,618,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2200,000Shining Gem of Cavalryx5 (Shining Gem of Cavalry)
2 → 3400,000Shining Gem of Cavalryx12 (Shining Gem of Cavalry)
3 → 41,200,000Magic Gem of Cavalryx5 (Magic Gem of Cavalry)
4 → 51,600,000Magic Gem of Cavalryx12 (Magic Gem of Cavalry)
Heros Proofx15 (Heros Proof)
5 → 64,000,000Secret Gem of Cavalryx5 (Secret Gem of Cavalry)
Heros Proofx29 (Heros Proof)
6 → 75,000,000Secret Gem of Cavalryx12 (Secret Gem of Cavalry)
Meteoric Horseshoex5 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
7 → 810,000,000Meteoric Horseshoex10 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
Yggdrasil Seedx8 (Yggdrasil Seed)
8 → 912,000,000Yggdrasil Seedx22 (Yggdrasil Seed)
Phoenix Plumex20 (Phoenix Plume)
9 → 1020,000,000Crystallized Lore​x (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st100,000Rider Piecex5 (Rider Piece)
2nd300,000Rider Piecex12 (Rider Piece)
Meteoric Horseshoex8 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
3rd1,000,000Rider Monumentx5 (Rider Monument)
Heros Proofx29 (Heros Proof)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx5 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
4th3,000,000Rider Monumentx12 (Rider Monument)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx10 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
Warhorses Immature Hornx8 (Warhorses Immature Horn)

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