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Arthur Pendragon(Prototype)

FGO Arthur Pendragon(Prototype), Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
[JP] Fate Grand Order
Fate/Apocrypha Event: Inheritance of Glory Guide
update 18/07/2017

Overview

Arthur Pendragon(Prototype)

RarityCostClass
5★16[Saber]
Rating5.5/10

With an unupgraded NP and a rather generic skillset, Proto Arthur is in a rather weak position compared to other similar Servants. Although his NP Overcharge effect and high ATK stat somewhat mitigates this, it is not nearly enough for him to be truly relevant.

Fortunately, Arthur does have a niche he excels at. His third skill increases his damage against large enemies by a whooping 100% at maxed skill level, allowing him to outdamage all of his peers in such situations. At first glance, this property seems highly situational - and it is - but it is supported by the fact that its targets are often the most annoying enemies to fight, typically possessing AoE normal attacks. This skill also charges his NP gauge by 20%, allowing him to be useful in farming compositions.

Pros

  • AoE NP and NP charging skill makes him a good choice for fast farming
  • Third skill makes killing large enemies much easier

Cons

  • Rather situational niche
  • Lower base NP damage
  • No survival function

Strategies & Tips

Arthur’s usage is fairly straightforward; that is, focusing all available buffs on his NP turn - preferably forming a Brave chain with at least one other Buster card. His second skill should be used to help ensure criticals in this same turn, while the third skill is used as needed depending on whether he is facing large enemies. He is best put in teams with solid damage support, in order to make up for his weaknesses.

Noble Phantasm

Excalibur: Sword of Promised Victory first increases his NP damage and then deals damage to all opponents. The amount of NP damage increased scales with Overcharge, meaning it can reach higher damage levels when needed via NP chains. Otherwise, it is generally better to use it to form an NP Brave chain, in order to make the most of his buffs.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantRating Explanation
Merlin
Merlin
The inclusion of Merlin allows Arthur to be considered for critical-based strategies, a huge asset for harder quests with higher HP enemies. He also provides healing and Invulnerability, which allows the team to survive far longer fights.
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Best used in farming situations, Zhuge Liang allows Arthur to release his NP on the very first turn, even when equipping lower-tier starting NP CEs (30% starting NP gauge). He also provides enhanced damage and durability for a certain period, which is also ideal for teams aiming for fast-paced farming runs.
Nightingale
Nightingale

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
These Servants provide the much-needed damage increase for Arthur, while also contributing to the team via other utility measures. In the case of Nightingale, this comes in the form of heals, while Shakespeare provides additional NP charge for the team.

Best CEs

Buster Performance Up (Limited/Zero Over, Verdant Sound of Destruction, Heroine Eli-chan’s Adventure)

This CE type enhances Arthur’s normal Buster cards’ damage, allowing him to deal damage even outside his NP. Best used in more generic stages with only a single boss, as it makes his Brave chains more effective.

Starting NP (Kaleidoscope, Golden Sumo ~Rocky Area~, Imaginary Numbers)

Best used in farming scenarios, where an early NP is preferred over pure damage. Thanks to his third skill, these CEs allow him to unleash his NP early on reliably - possibly even on the first turn - especially with the inclusion of a support.

NP Damage Up (Black Grail, Heaven’s Feel)

To be used in the rare scenario where there are multiple large enemies in one map, thus facilitating a need of higher NP damage. Under general situations, however, Buster performance CEs can be considered better due to Arthur’s unupgraded NP, especially when criticals are involved.

Max Bond Level CE

work in progress

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base2,0491,926
Lv508,6087,722
Lv9013,87512,465
Lv10015,31013,645

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.84%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight100
Star Rate10%
Death Resist24.5%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeEarth
TraitsServant, Male, Humanoid, Weak to Enuma Elish, Dragon, Riding, Earth or Sky, Arthur, Brynhildr's Beloved

Noble Phantasm

Excalibur (Rank EX)

Deals damage to all Enemies.
[Overcharge]Increases own NP damage (1 turn)
[This effect activates first.]

RankEX
Classification??
TypeBuster
Hit-Count3
LvlDamage+ChargeNP Dmg+
1300%100%10%
2400%200%20%
3450%300%30%
4475%400%40%
5500%500%50%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

Priority: 1>3>2

  • Mana Burst A
    A standard card performance up skill. However, being Arthur’s primary buffing skill, this skill takes precedence over the other two as Arthur relies heavily on it to be able to deal decent damage.

  • Instinct A
    A standard instinct skill. While getting additional critical stars is always nice, its impact is unfortunately limited when not maxed, and even then, it is not as impactful as other skills, mainly due to the fact that critical star generation can often be covered via use of support Servants, Craft Essences, or Mystic Codes.

  • Gigantic Beast Hunting A
    Although this skill is what makes Arthur special compared to other Servants, the fact that this skill’s NP charge effect doesn’t scale with additional levels mean that it is less important that Mana Burst, especially since the damage increasing effect is rather situational.

Mana Burst A

Mana Burst A

Available from the start
Increases own Buster card performance for 1 turn.

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

Instinct A

Instinct A

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Gain critical stars.

LvlStars +Cooldown
157
267
377
487
597
6106
7116
8126
9136
10155

Gigantic Beast Hunting A

Gigantic Beast Hunting A

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increases damage against Large Enemies for 1 turn.
Charges own NP gauge by 20%.

LvlDamage +Cooldown
150%7
255%7
360%7
465%7
570%7
675%6
780%6
885%6
990%6
10100%5

Class Skills

Magic Resistance AMagic Resistance A
Increases own resistance to debuffs by 20%.
Riding BRiding B
Increase own Quick Card performance by 8%

Command Cards

QuickArtsArtsBusterBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count3215

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
667
6911
611
245
B / Q710
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
13,5002,000
28,50012,000
37,00019,000
46,00025,000
52,50027,500
6292,500320,000
7360,000680,000
8340,0001,020,000
9320,0001,340,000
10315,0001,655,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2200,000Shining Gem of Swordsx5 (Shining Gem of Swords)
2 → 3400,000Shining Gem of Swordsx12 (Shining Gem of Swords)
3 → 41,200,000Magic Gem of Swordsx5 (Magic Gem of Swords)
4 → 51,600,000Magic Gem of Swordsx12 (Magic Gem of Swords)
Heros Proofx15 (Heros Proof)
5 → 64,000,000Secret Gem of Swordsx5 (Secret Gem of Swords)
Heros Proofx29 (Heros Proof)
6 → 75,000,000Secret Gem of Swordsx12 (Secret Gem of Swords)
Medal of Great Knightx10 (Medal of Great Knight)
7 → 810,000,000Medal of Great Knightx20 (Medal of Great Knight)
Primordial Lanugox4 (Primordial Lanugo)
8 → 912,000,000Primordial Lanugox11 (Primordial Lanugo)
Spirit Rootx10 (Spirit Root)
9 → 1020,000,000Crystallized Lore​x (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st100,000Saber Piecex5 (Saber Piece)
2nd300,000Saber Piecex12 (Saber Piece)
Medal of Great Knightx15 (Medal of Great Knight)
3rd1,000,000Saber Monumentx5 (Saber Monument)
Heros Proofx29 (Heros Proof)
Dragon Fangx12 (Dragon Fang)
4th3,000,000Saber Monumentx12 (Saber Monument)
Dragon Fangx24 (Dragon Fang)
Dragons Reverse Scalex5 (Dragons Reverse Scale)

Saint Graph (Spoiler)

1st2nd
ProtoArthur1ProtoArthur2
3rd4th
ProtoArthur3ProtoArthur4

Saint Graph: White Roses

Arthur Pendragon(Prototype)

On the JP server, his alternate costume: White Roses can be obtained during the Chaldea Boys Collection [JP 2018]

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