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Xuanzang

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

Overview

Xuanzang

Xuanzang is currently unavailable on the US ver.
Xuanzang is available in the Story Summon after 6th Singularity: Camelot is updated.

RarityCostClass
5★16Caster
Caster
Rating8.0 / 10

Xuanzang is a single-target damage dealer Caster, highly notable for her skill, which fills her NP gauge by a large amount. This enables her to charge her NP quickly, and even perform an instant NP in certain situations. She also possesses a decent amount of team support functions, accessible via her second and third skills.

On the other hand, her Taunt is rather hard to make use of in crucial situations, as she cannot reliably tank Noble Phantasms without external help. Additionally, her NP’s critical down only lasts for one turn, which makes it less reliable in harder fights.

Pros

  • Highest-damage single target NP among Casters.
  • Fast NP charging.
  • Decent team support function.

Cons

  • Buster-type NP reduces its spammability.
  • Low damage multiplier.
  • Needs additional setup to fully benefit from her kit.

Strategies & Tips

Xuanzang is generally used as a primary damage dealer against Assassin bosses. Able to support her team to some extent, she is best used with supporting Servants able to maximize her damage. Her NP charge skill should be used early on in a fight, so that she may potentially use it a second time. Taunt should generally be used on crucial turns, although it is not advised to use it on the opponents’ NP turn without an external defensive buff.

Noble Phantasm

Five Elements Mountain : Palm Of The Buddha is a Buster-type single target Noble Phantasm which applies a 1-turn critical chance debuff on the target. Post-interlude, its damage becomes rather high, although it is still to some extent affected by Casters’ low damage modifier and Xuanzang’s low NP buff percentage.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Merlin
Merlin
Although Xuanzang largely loses out on the critical side of Merlin, she still benefits quite a lot from his invulnerability, heals, NP gauge increase and damage buffs. Her Taunt also proves more useful when paired with Merlin, as she can use it to protect him from threatening opponents.
Nightingale
Nightingale
Xuanzang’s taunt finds use with Nightingale even more so than with Merlin, due to her Berserker class. Aside from the obvious Buster buff, Nightingale’s class also allows her to increase the team’s overall damage.
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s third skill allows Xuanzang to perform a Noble Phantasm on the very first turn, even without starting NP Craft Essences. Additionally, Shakespeare’s low HP is mitigated somewhat with her Taunt, lessening his vulnerability while his Invincibility buff is down.

Best CEs

NP Damage Up

This is undisputedly the best Craft Essence for Xuanzang - although her first skill means that she scales rather worse with additional NP buffs, their high percentage more than makes up for it.

Buster Up

Grants bonuses to her one normal Buster card aside from her NP; however, the NP’s damage increase pales when compared with NP damage Craft Essences. As such, these should only be used as alternatives.

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,9011,801
Lv508,4957,675
Lv9012,96511,658
Lv10014,20412,761

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.82%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight52
Star Rate11%
Death Resist34.5%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsServant, Humanoid, Weak to Enuma Elish, Divine

Noble Phantasm

Wu Xing Shan: Shijia Rulai Zhang (Rank B)

Deal damage to a single enemy
[Overcharge] Decrease Critical Rate for a single enemy (1 turn)

RankB
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count12
LvlDamage +ChargeCrit Rate -
1600%100%80%
2800%200%90%
3900%300%100%
4950%400%110%
51000%500%120%

Wu Xing Shan: Shijia Rulai Zhang (Rank B+)

Deal damage to a single enemy
[Overcharge] Decrease Critical Rate for a single enemy (1 turn)

RankB+
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count12
LvlDamage +ChargeCrit Rate -
1800%100%80%
21000%200%90%
31100%300%100%
41150%400%110%
51200%500%120%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

  • High-Speed Sutra Chanting

    Charges Xuanzang’s NP gauge and increases her NP damage for one turn. This skill, above all others, forms Xuanzang’s defining trait, which is that she is able to spam her NP despite its Buster-type.

  • Bewitching Rosy Cheeks A

    Attracts the attention of all enemies to Xuanzang and reduces damage taken for one turn. This skill is fairly situational, as it has a fairly long cooldown, and also due to the fact that Xuanzang possesses no hard defensive skill. As this skill is more of an utility, it should be leveled last among her three skills.

  • Xuanzang’s Teachings A

    Increases the party’s NP and star generation for three turns, as well as granting them debuff immunity for one turn. Although debuff immunity and star generation are rather situational depending on the opponents and party composition, respectively, NP generation increases Xuanzang’s own performance. As such, this skill should be leveled second.

High-Speed Sutra Chanting A

High-Speed Sutra Chanting A

Available from the start
Increase your NP Gauge
Increase your NP Strength (1 turn)

LvlNP +NP Damage +Cooldown
150%10%9
253%11%9
356%12%9
459%13%9
562%14%9
665%15%8
768%16%8
871%17%8
974%18%8
1080%20%7

Bewitching Rosy Cheeks A

Bewitching Rosy Cheeks A

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Apply Target Focus (1 turn) & Incoming Damaged Cut (1 turn) for your self

LvlDamage Taken -Cooldown
15008
26008
37008
48008
59008
610007
711007
812007
913007
1015006

Sanzang's Teachings A

Sanzang's Teachings A

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increase NP Gain Rate for all allies (3 turns)
Increase C. Star Drop Rate for all allies (3 turns)
Apply Debuff Immunity for all allies (1 turn)

LvlNP Rate +Star Rate +Cooldown
110%10%7
212%12%7
314%14%7
416%16%7
518%18%7
620%20%6
722%22%6
824%24%6
926%26%6
1030%30%5

Class Skills

Territory Creation A+Territory Creation A+
Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 11%
Divinity DDivinity D
Apply Damage Plus by 125 for yourself

Command Cards

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

Xuanzang’s QAAAB deck aids her overall NP generation, allowing her to perform her Noble Phantasm rather consistently even outside of her first skill. On the other hand, having only one Buster card means that she cannot perform an NP Buster brave chain, though it is no great loss as due to Casters’ low damage modifier and her lack of critical functions.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
767
7912
711
234
B / Q810
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
13,5003,500
21,4004,900
31,8506,750
43,75010,500
54,50015,000
6245,000260,000
7280,000540,000
8300,000840,000
9330,0001,170,000
10436,0001,606,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2200,000Shining Gem of Spellsx5 (Shining Gem of Spells)
2 → 3400,000Shining Gem of Spellsx12 (Shining Gem of Spells)
3 → 41,200,000Magic Gem of Spellsx5 (Magic Gem of Spells)
4 → 51,600,000Magic Gem of Spellsx12 (Magic Gem of Spells)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx5 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
5 → 64,000,000Secret Gem of Spellsx5 (Secret Gem of Spells)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx10 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
6 → 75,000,000Secret Gem of Spellsx12 (Secret Gem of Spells)
Yggdrasil Seedx6 (Yggdrasil Seed)
7 → 810,000,000Yggdrasil Seedx12 (Yggdrasil Seed)
Meteoric Horseshoex6 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
8 → 912,000,000Meteoric Horseshoex18 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
Forbidden Pagex24 (Forbidden Page)
9 → 1020,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st100,000Caster Piecex5 (Caster Piece)
2nd300,000Caster Piecex12 (Caster Piece)
Yggdrasil Seedx9 (Yggdrasil Seed)
3rd1,000,000Caster Monumentx5 (Caster Monument)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx10 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
Phoenix Plumex4 (Phoenix Plume)
4th3,000,000Caster Monumentx12 (Caster Monument)
Phoenix Plumex8 (Phoenix Plume)
Spirit Rootx5 (Spirit Root)

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Comments

Anonymous
"Her QAAAB deck allows Shuten"
Anonymous
under command cards you have a picture showing qaaab deck but beneath you say that she has a qqaab deck
<< Anonymous
KrisX_212 Reply
Thank you for pointing out. Fixed.

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