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Rider of Resistance (Christopher Columbus)

FGO Rider of Resistance Christopher Columbus, Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
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Overview

Christopher Columbus

RarityCostClass
3★7Rider
Rider
Rating7.0 / 10

Columbus acts as another AoE damager Rider, but unfortunately, his stats and skills scale very low, which severely hinders his damage. Perhaps it is best to call him an alternative Edward Teach, as he is able to survive for less, but is able to charge his NP faster and potentially deal more damage. He’s also somewhat comparable to Drake, being able to generate stars decently and charge his NP, albeit with less damage.

Pros

  • AoE NP damage up and attack up skill boosts NPs considerably.
  • Decent NP charging and stargen for self.
  • Buster crit potential can boost his offense.

Cons

  • Skills scale very low.
  • Poor attack stats.

Strategies & Tips

Funnily enough, Columbus fits within the mold of our previous voyagers, except that he’s somewhat a mix between Teach and Drake. He deals some damage, is able to charge his NP, survive with guts, instantly produce stars, generate through hits, and what not. Unfortunately, his skills don’t really scale high, which makes him rather unsatisfactory. Therefore, if one wishes to use him, it would be best to pair him with supports who can stack buffs with him to boost his damage.

Noble Phantasm

Columbus’ NP deals surprisingly average damage, despite having 3 multiplicative buffs. This is rather disappointing, but it is still useful to create Buster brave chains for himself, especially since he can produce stars instantly and absorb them reliably. It also gives a decrease in the enemy’s crit rate, which is very useful for battles these days, since enemies seem to like decimating parties instantly with consistent crits.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Provides offensive and defensive buffs through his skills and NP, as well as charging the party’s NP gauge. Zhuge Liang can also buff Columbus’ damage with his crit up skill, as well as give a high scaling def debuff to improve his low atk.
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Shakespeare is able to provide a big Buster up to increase Columbus’ damage, and his 3rd skill upgrade can let Columbus produce a good number of stars with his hitcounts on his Quick, Buster, and Extra attacks.
Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen
Hans provides Arts cards to increase chances for Arts chains, aiding Columbus NP gain. Hans is also produce stars passively and buff crit damage, which can improve Columbus’ overall damage.
Merlin
Merlin
Merlin is able to boost Columbus’ weak damage significantly with his Buster up, Atk up, and Crit up. He is also able to passively produce stars for him to use, and is able to heal him so that he stays on the field longer.
Francis Drake
Francis Drake
Drake fits well with her fellow voyager, and both would be able to generate stars for each other and boost each other’s offense, while also being able to perform Arts and Buster chains with each other.

Best CEs

Increase in Buster Performance

This would increase Columbus overall Buster damage, especially on crits.

Increase in NP Damage

Attack up and Buster up skills are easier to find compared to NP damage up, so it would be a good choice to give Columbus this CE if one is pairing him with allies who can boost his attack and Buster damage.

Increase in ATK

Columbus suffers from very low attack, so boosting his attack would increase his overall normal damage, and stack with his other buffs to boost his damage on his crits and NP.

Max Bond Level CE

ServantExplanation
Niña
Niña
When equipped to Columbus (Rider) only, increase Buster Card effectiveness and NP Gain for all allies by 10% while on the field.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,7281,216
304,8613,339
406,6324,540
508,2145,612
609,2696,327
709,6006,552
8010,7337,320
9011,8758,084
10013,0168,867

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.55%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight208
Star Rate8.9%
Death Resist50%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsMale, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Santa María・Drop Anchor (Rank A)

Deal damage to all enemies
[Overcharge] Decrease Critical Rate for all enemies (3 turns)

RankA
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count4
LvlDamage +ChargeCrit Rate -/th>
1300%100%20%
2400%200%30%
3450%300%40%
4500%400%50%
5550%500%60%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

3 > 1 > 2

  • Voyager of the Storm B

    An AoE burst skill to boost NP damage in general. Having 2 different buffs means that they would multiply, allowing Columbus and his allies to get a decent boost in his NP damage. It scales to a total 30% boost in NP damage.

  • Unyielding Will C

    A rather decent NP charge skill with some survival mixed into it. Pretty straightforward, but with the short duration of the guts, it would be harder to use it to charge NP without sacrificing the guts.

  • Conquistador EX

    Even though this provides Columbus with another multiplicative buff, this doesn’t boost his NP damage to significant levels. This is due to its low scaling, which maxes at 20%. However, it is still rather useful to boost Columbus’ damage, by using it with his 1st skill for an NP Buster chain with crits. It also lasts for 3 turns, which can be very useful if he’s supported well.

Voyager of the Storm B

Voyager of the Storm B

Available from the start
Increase NP Strength for all enemies (1 turn)
Increase ATK for all allies (1 turn)

LvlNP Damage +Attack +Cooldown
17%7%7
27.7%7.7%7
38.4%8.4%7
49.1%9.1%7
59.8%9.8%7
610.5%10.5%6
711.2%11.2%6
811.9%11.9%6
912.6%12.6%6
1014%14%5

Unyielding Will C

Unyielding Will C

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Apply Guts (Revive with 1 HP) for yourself (3 turns)
Increase your NP Gauge

LvlNP +Cooldown
110%9
212%9
314%9
416%9
518%9
620%8
722%8
824%8
926%8
1030%7

Conquistador EX

Conquistador EX

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increase your Buster Card effectiveness (3 turns)
Gain C. stars for yourself

LvlBuster +Stars +Cooldown
110%58
211%68
312%78
413%88
514%98
615%107
716%117
817%127
918%137
1020%156

Class Skills

Magic Resistance DMagic Resistance D
Increase your Debuff Resist by 12.5%
Riding BRiding Skill B
Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 8%

Command Cards

QuickArtsArtsBusterBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count3345

Columbus comes with a QAABB deck, which allows him to charge NP decently while being able to perform Buster chains. While it doesn’t go far, his hitcounts at least allow him to generate a good amount of stars to use for himself.

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
12,5002,500
23,7506,250
35,00011,250
46,25017,500
510,00027,500
6212,500240,000
7220,000460,000
8250,000710,000
9290,0001,000,000
10350,0001,350,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 250,000Shining Gem of Cavalryx4 Gem of Rider
2 → 3100,000Shining Gem of Cavalryx8 Gem of Rider
3 → 4300,000Magic Gem of Cavalryx4 M. Gem of Rider
4 → 5400,000Magic Gem of Cavalryx8 M. Gem of Rider
Bizarre Godly Winex2 Bizarre Godly Wine
5 → 61,000,000Secret Gem of Cavalryx4 S. Gem of Rider
Bizarre Godly Winex3 Bizarre Godly Wine
6 → 71,250,000Secret Gem of Cavalryx8 S. Gem of Rider
Chains of the Foolx10 Chains of the Fool
7 → 82,500,000Chains of the Foolx20 Chains of the Fool
Magical Cerebrospinal Fluidx12 Magical Cerebrospinal Fluid
8 → 93,000,000Magical Cerebrospinal Fluidx36 Magical Cerebrospinal Fluid
Cursed Beast Cholecystx7 Cursed Beast Cholecyst
9 → 105,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 Crystallized Lore​

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st30,000Rider Piecex4 (Rider Piece)
2nd100,000Rider Piecex8 (Rider Piece)
Chains of the Foolx16 (Chains of the Fool)
3rd300,000Rider Monumentx4 (Rider Monument)
Bizarre Godly Winex3 (Bizarre Godly Wine)
Stinger of Certain Deathx8 (Stinger of Certain Death)
4th900,000Rider Monumentx8 (Rider Monument)
Stinger of Certain Deathx16 (Stinger of Certain Death)
Ghost Lanternx8 (Ghost Lantern)

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