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Tristan

FGO Tristan, 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

Tristan

Tristan is currently unavailable on the EN ver.
Tristan is available in the Story Summon after completing 6th Singularity.

RarityCostClass
4★12Archer
Archer
Rating7.5 / 10

Tristan is a damage dealer - support hybrid Servant, as evidenced by his possession of both an NP charging skill and support type ones (AoE Evasion and buff removal). The Evasion skill is particularly notable, as only a few Servants are able to provide such a function. His single-target NP means that he will be able to deal acceptable damage even without buffs, and it even comes with an Evasion ignoring function. After his upgrade, his NP gains increased damage as well as a defense-ignoring property, meaning that it can only be blocked via Invincibility.

However, outside of his Evasion and situational buff removal, Tristan’s supporting functions are limited. Furthermore, his Evasion only lasts for one hit, which may create trouble in stages with multiple bosses. Tristan’s QQAAB deck means that he generally has less synergy with the team compared to most other supports. His NP charge skill also comes with a 1-turn NP seal to himself, further lessening his flexibility. Additionally, his lack of buff makes him insufficient as a primary damage dealer (even more so due to his NP being Quick-type, meaning that he needs an external Quick buff, which is rare among supports).

Pros

  • Only a few Servants offer an alternative to his AoE Evasion skill.
  • Able to do a decent amount of damage.
  • Buff removal adds to his flexibility, especially in harder quests.
  • Good NP gain due to second skill.
  • NP bypasses most defensive options.

Cons

  • Little to no sustainability support outside of his Evasion.
  • NP charge skill has a demerit.
  • Doesn’t excel at either of his roles.
  • Worse deck synergy compared to 3A Servants.
  • Evasion lasts for one hit.

Strategies & Tips

Tristan would mainly be used for his AoE Evasion, which would be used to tank opponents’ Noble Phantasm. His buff removal skill is also a valuable asset for harder quests. Generally speaking, Tristan should assist his allies’ NP generation (via Arts first cards), and his Evasion should be used in opponents’ NP turn.

Noble Phantasm

Failnaught is a Quick-type single-target damage-dealing Noble Phantasm, which applies an Evasion ignore buff to Tristan and reduces the target’s debuff resistance. After his NP upgrade, it also ignores the opponents’ defense buffs. Theis NP’s debuff resistance reduction is extremely situational, meaning that for most intents and purposes, it can be ignored. Evasion ignore may find use in certain quests; however, Tristan’s own limited damage potential means that his NP won’t be a significant gamechanger most of the time. - though this is somewhat made up by his NP upgrade.

Best Servants to Work with

Servants with AoE hard defensive skills

Being built-in to a skill, Tristan’s Evasion is limited by his cooldown. This means that for faster-paced battles, another partner with a similar skill would be highly beneficial. Examples of such a Servant are David and Merlin.

Critical Damage Dealers

With his Quick-oriented deck, Tristan is a good support option for critical-oriented teams, even more so in Quick-based ones. His Evasion provides easy access to survival, even in fast-paced battles.

Flexible

As Tristan’s main value come from his Evasion skill, he needs little to no setup to perform his work. This means that he can be used in virtually any composition, sometimes even when fighting Lancers.

Best CEs

Quick Performance Up

Enhance Tristan’s star generator and NP generation from Quick cards. They also increase his NP damage, making this type of CE the preferred one if he is to be used in critical-oriented teams.

Star Generation Per Turn

Being mostly used for his supporting abilities, star generation CEs are a natural fit for Tristan, being able to complement his Quick cards’ star generation. This Craft Essence type is also recommended as Tristan, in a support position, needs little to no as help for himself.

NP Damage Up

Bringing Tristan’s NP damage up, this type of CE is best used when Tristan’s damage output is needed - either as a primary damage dealer, or in multiple-boss stages containing a Saber-class boss.

Max Bond Level CE

ServantExplanation
Just One Lie
Just One Lie
When equipped to Tristan (Archer) only, increase Critical Strength for all allies by 25% while on the field.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,8621,622
Lv406,8375,751
Lv8011,6379,735
Lv9012,86810,757
Lv10014,11011,787

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.58%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight145
Star Rate8.1%
Death Resist31.5%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeEarth
TraitsMale u30fb Servant u30fb Humanoid u30fb Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Interlude Quest (NP Upgrade)

By completing Tristan Interlude Quest, his NP gains DEF-Ignore damage effect. Check the link above for the Interlude details.

Failnaught (Rank A)

Apply Sure-Hit for yourself (1 turn)
Deal damage to a single enemy
[Overcharge] Decrease Debuff Resist for a single enemy (3 turns)

RankA
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeQuick
Hit-Count7
LvlDamage +ChargeDebuff Resist -
11200%100%30%
21600%200%40%
31800%300%50%
41900%400%60%
52000%500%70%

Failnaught (Rank A+)

Apply Sure-Hit for yourself (1 turn)
Deal DEF-Ignoring damage to a single enemy
[Overcharge] Decrease Debuff Resist for a single enemy (3 turns)

RankA+
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeQuick
Hit-Count7
LvlDamage +ChargeDebuff Resist -
11600%100%30%
22000%200%40%
32200%300%50%
42300%400%60%
52400%500%70%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

Priority: 1/2/3

  • Harp of Healing C

    Applies an AoE Evasion on all allies, removing their mental debuffs and healing them for a small amount. While the mental debuff removal is rather situational and the heal is insufficient, the Evasion by itself means that this skill should be prioritized simply for the cooldown reduction.

  • Grace of the Unexpected Birth B

    Charges Tristan’s own NP gauge, at the cost of applying an NP seal debuff on himself for one turn. This means that the skill usage’s timing may be somewhat tricky at times, though it is normally quite easy to get around. Still, it benefits greatly from cooldown reduction, and the percentage increase is always valuable.

  • Admonishment of the King of Knights B

    This skill is notable for its buff removal, a highly valued asset in challenge quests. It also comes with a critical chance debuff, which is also a significant help in such scenarios. Due to its nature, the skill generally benefits less from the cooldown reduction (though there are exceptions).

Harp of Healing C

Harp of Healing C

Available from the start
Remove Mental Debuffs for all allies
Apply Evade for all allies (1 turn, 1 times)
Restore HP for all allies

LvlHeal +Cooldown
12008
22408
32808
43208
53608
64007
74407
84807
95207
106006

Grace of the Unexpected Birth B

Grace of the Unexpected Birth B

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Increase your NP Gauge
[Demerit] Seal your NP (1 turn)

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

Admonishment of the King of Knights B

Admonishment of the King of Knights B

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Remove all Buffs for a single enemy
Decrease Critical Chance for a single enemy (3 turns)

LvlCrit Chance -Cooldown
110%7
211%7
312%7
413%7
514%7
615%6
716%6
817%6
918%6
1020%5

Class Skills

Magic Resistance BMagic Resistance B
Increase Debuff Resist by 17.5%
Independent Action BIndependent Action B
Increase your Critical Strength by 8%

Command Cards

QuickQuickArtsArtsBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count4356

Tristan’s QQAAB deck is somewhat awkward for his supportive role, as it means that the team will overall have a harder time performing Arts chains. Though he gains access to a Quick Brave chain, it is the weakest of the three card chains, and that he has a mediocre base star generation rate doesn’t help. Still, it helps him produce a good amount of stars due to the bonus, making him a decent ally in Quick-oriented teams.

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