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Nikola Tesla

FGO Nikola Tesla, Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
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update 18/07/2017

Overview

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is currently unavailable on the EN version.
NIkola Tesla is added to the Story Saint Quartz Summon lineup after 4th Singularity, London, is completed.

RarityCostClass
5★16Archer
Archer
Rating7/10

Nikola Tesla is quite a moderate Archer class servant, not being a top class servant but at the same time isn’t that bad also. His main strength lies within his anti earth and sky servants NP which has a large coverage as many of the servants fall under this category, making him a good choice to be brought to battle against them.

Pros

  • High NP efficiency. Nikola’s Pioneer of the Stars skill increases his NP gauge by 50% at max level which coupled with a CE that starts the battle with 50% or more NP allows him to use his NP immediately. He still can achieve this at Level 1 as it gives 30% flat NP which combined with Kaleidoscope will still give you a full gauge. Besides that, he can also recharge his NP gauge quickly after use through the Galvanism skill

  • Anti Earth and Sky servants. Nikola’s NP is also one of those NP that counters servants with a specific trait which in this case is earth and sky. However, if you looked through the wiki, there are actually a lot of servants that fall under this trait, making it a highly usable NP where the damage can be boosted further by using the Natural Born Genius skill.

Cons

  • Luck-based skill. Nikola’s Natural Born Genius skill has 80% chance of increasing his defense and NP damage where the success rate is fixed throughout all levels. Even though it might look bad when the skill fails at boss fights but it isn’t exactly that much punishing to say the least as the skill is mainly used for the self guts effect for survivability.

Strategies & Tips

Nikola’s main role is an attacker for the party but one of the main problem that he wasn’t used that frequently is due to his inconsistency in damage dealing. HIs NP by itself doesn’t deal that much damage unless using it against earth and sky servants. Even though he does have a skill that increases his NP damage but it has a chance to fail. Therefore, to compensate for his weaknesses, supports that can provide NP charges are preferred to be used so that he can made up for his damage by using his NP within short intervals.

Noble Phantasm

Nikola’s Noble Phantasm, System Keraunos deals AOE damage to all enemies and has a 30% chance to stun them for one turn. Do check the types of enemies that you are facing before entering certain stage as his NP deals additional damage to servants with earth or sky trait. The NP does deal 500 damage to himself but shouldn’t be much of a problem due to his high HP.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Merlin
Merlin
Huge damage booster for Nikola as his Buster type NP can receive the increase in damage from Merlin’s skill.
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
An excellent NP charger and damage booster for Nikola.
Ramesses II
Ramesses II
If you are getting frustrated with Nikola’s skill failing at boss fights, consider using Ramesses II to help increase his skill success rate to 100%.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Black Holy Grail
Black Holy Grail
Huge damage booster for Nikola as his Buster type NP can receive the increase in damage from Merlin’s skill.
Halloween Princess
Halloween Princess
An increase in NP gauge at the start and boost NP damage is a fitting CE for Nikola due to his ability to charge up her NP gauge pretty fast.
Holy Night Reading
Holy Night Reading
Another craft suitable to be used by Nikola to help charge his NP gauge and increase his NP damage.

Max Bond Level CE

CEExplanation
Lightning Bolt Arm
Lightning Bolt Arm
When equipped on Nikola Tesla, Increase NP damage of all allies by 20% while on the field.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base2,0271,820
Lv507,9966,860
Lv9013,82511,781
Lv10015,14612,896

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.87%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight147
Star Rate7.9%
Death Resist31.5%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeStar
TraitsBrynhildr's Beloved, Male, Humanoid, Servant

Noble Phantasm

System Keraunos (Rank EX)

Deals damage to all enemies.
30% Chance to stun all enemies for 1 turn.
Deals 500 damage to self.
[Overcharge] Deals extra damage against Earth or Sky Servants.

RankEX
ClassificationAnti-Fortress
TypeBuster
Hit-Count3
LvlDamage +ChargeExtra Damage +
1300%100%150%
2400%200%162.5%
3450%300%175%
4475%400%187.5%
5500%500%200%

System Keraunos (Rank 'EX')

Deals damage to all enemies.
40% Chance to stun all enemies for 1 turn.
Deals 500 damage to self.
[Overcharge] Deals extra damage against Earth or Sky enemies.

RankEX
ClassificationAnti-Fortress
TypeBuster
Hit-Count3
LvlDamage +ChargeExtra Damage +
1400%100%150%
2500%200%162.5%
3550%300%175%
4575%400%187.5%
5600%500%200%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

As Pioneer of the Stars provides NP charge and critical stars to Nikola, it should be maxed out first for the increase in NP charge and shorter cooldown for more critical star generation followed by Galvanism for more NP gain. The last skill to level is Natural Born Genius as we mainly use it only for the self guts effects rather than the buffs that could fail.

Galvanism A

Galvanism A

Available from the start
Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.

LvlNP Rate +Cooldown
130%7
232%7
334%7
436%7
538%7
640%6
742%6
844%6
946%6
1050%5

Natural Born Genius A

Natural Born Genius A

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Grants self guts status for 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own defense for 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own NP damage for 1 turn.

LvlRevives withDefense +NP Damage +Cooldown
11000 HP20%20%7
21200 HP21%21%7
31400 HP22%22%7
41600 HP23%23%7
51800 HP24%24%7
62000 HP25%25%6
72200 HP26%26%6
82400 HP27%27%6
92600 HP28%28%6
103000 HP30%30%5

Pioneer of the Stars EX

Pioneer of the Stars EX

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Charges own NP gauge.
Own attacks will ignore invincibility for 3 turns.
Gain 10 critical stars.

LvlNP +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 CMagic Resistance C
Increases own resistance to debuffs by 15%.
Independent Action BIndependent Action B
Increases own critical attack damage by 8%.

Command Cards

QuickArtsArtsBusterBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count3213

Pretty average command cards performance with low star generation and moderate NP gain per hit. Try to use his Arts card in accordance with the Galvanism skill to maximize his NP gain.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
668
61012
601
245
B / Q810
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
16,0006,000
224,00030,000
315,00045,000
42,50047,500
52,50050,000
6160,000210,000
7440,000650,000
8330,000980,000
9350,0001,330,000
10375,0001,705,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2200,000Gem of ArcherGem of Archer x5
2 → 3400,000Gem of ArcherGem of Archer x12
3 → 41,200,000Magic Gem of ArcherMagic Gem of Archer x5
4 → 51,600,000Magic Gem of ArcherMagic Gem of Archer x12
Forbidden PageForbidden Page x5
5 → 64,000,000Secret Gem of ArcherSecret Gem of Archer x5
Forbidden PageForbidden Page x10
6 → 75,000,000Secret Gem of ArcherSecret Gem of Archerx12
Void's DustVoid's Dust x10
7 → 810,000,000Void's DustVoid's Dust x20
Phoenix Feather Phoenix Feather x5
8 → 912,000,000Phoenix Feather Phoenix Feather x15
Ghost LanternGhost Lantern x24
9 → 1020,000,000Crystallized Lore​Crystallized Lore x1

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st100,000Archer Piecex5 Archer Piece
2nd300,000Archer Piecex12 Archer Piece
Void's Dustx15 Void's Dust
3rd1,000,000Archer Monumentx5 Archer Monument
Forbidden Pagex10 Forbidden Page
Infinity Gearx5 Infinity Gear
4th3,000,000Archer Monumentx12 Archer Monument
Infinity Gearx10 Infinity Gear
Ghost Lanternx12 Ghost Lantern

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