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Charles Babbage

FGO Charles Babbage, Pros and Cons, Rating, Strategies and Tips, Stats, Skills, Wiki, and Noble Phantasm.
[JP] Fate Grand Order
Lostbelt No. 1: Anastasia
update 18/07/2017

Overview

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage is currently unavailable on the EN ver.

RarityCostClass
3★7Caster
Caster
Rating8.0 / 10

After his NP Strengthening Quest (that was available only in the JP ver.), Charles Babbage is arguably the most solid AoE caster among the 3*s up to date. With 2 multiplicative buffs and an NP interlude, he hits very well on NP, ranking 4th among all Casters. He also has a very high HP pool, which can easily match SRs after maxing his fous. He has very poor ATK stats almost on par with Bronze Casters, but thanks to his recent Strengthening Upgrade, he’s now able to keep up good damage consistently, and hit fairly hard with his Busters.

Pros

  • 3rd strongest AoE NP among all Casters of all rarity.
  • SR-tier HP stats after +1000HP fou.
  • QAABB deck allows for NP Buster brave chains, increasing his damage.
  • Star Absorb can let him charge NP fast or crit for more damage.

Cons

  • Bronze-tier ATK stats.
  • Innate Caster multiplier further hinders his damage.
  • No Territory Creation skill to buff his Arts.
  • 3rd skill demerit reduces his HP.

Strategies & Tips

Babbage is used as a wave-clearer or as a damage dealer that can take hits through pure HP. He deals the most damage through Buster crits, which he does considerably well for a Caster. With his upgraded ATK up and high HP, Babbage is able to both hit well and tank good hits, making him a good, durable offensive Caster. It’s best to pair him with sustainers to make full use of his high HP, and with offensive buffers who can buff his Buster and crit damage.

Noble Phantasm

Babbage’s NP deals good damage to all enemies, ranking as the 4th strongest among the AoE Casters. While ranking 4th might not sound too impressive, the truth is, the gap between him, the 3rd, and the 2nd are only a few hundreds. His NP also gives a small DEF down, which stacks with his own skill to further boost his damage.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen
Having DEF ups and healing can allow Babbage to last for a long time, as it allows you to use his high HP even further. Hans is also able to provide stars, ATK up, and Crit buffs for Babbage, which can aid his burst on NP crits.
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Waver allows Babbage to access his NP faster by charging his gauge directly. His DEF up is also very useful with his HP pool, as it also cuts down damage received. He also provides a big ATK up with his skill and NP DEF down, and crit buffs to further boost his damage.
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Buster buff is very useful for Babbage’s Buster crits, and his 3rd skill upgrade would also allow him to charge his gauge directly.
Merlin
Merlin [JP]
Merlin is able to heal Babbage very well, which keeps him alive for a long time. He’s also able to provide a large Buster and crit damage up, as well as an ATK up to incredibly boost Babbage’s damage output. He’s also able to increase his max HP even further, and is able to passively provide Babbage stars and charge his NP, increasing Babbage’s overall damage output.

Best CEs

Increase in Buster Performance

Due to having both an atk up and NP damage up, Babbage would benefit well from a Buster up, which multiplies with both of his own buffs. This would increase his NP damage, as well as his overall damage.

Increase in NP Damage

An increase in NP damage can be rather useful for Babbage, to avoid relying on his 3rd skill, since it comes with a demerit.

Max Bond Level CE

CEEffect
Truth: Difference Engine
Truth: Difference Engine
When equipped to Charles Babbage (Caster) only, increase Buster Card effectiveness by 20% & decrease DEF by 10% [Demerit] for all allies while Charles Babbage is on the field

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,9591,113
Lv305,5123,056
Lv7010,8875,996
Lv8012,1726,699
Lv9013,4677,407
Lv10014,7618,115

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.91%
NP Charge (DEF)3%
Star Weight48
Star Rate10.8%
Death Resist36%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsMale, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Dimension of Steam (Rank A+)

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

RankA+
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count4
LvlDamage +ChargeDefense -
1300%100%10%
2400%200%12.5%
3450%300%15%
4475%400%17.5%
5500%500%20%

Dimension of Steam (Rank A++)

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

RankA++
ClassificationAnti-Army
TypeBuster
Hit-Count4
LvlDamage +ChargeDefense -
1400%100%10%
2500%200%12.5%
3550%300%15%
4575%400%17.5%
5600%500%20%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

2 >3>1 or 2>1>3

  • 1. Single Minded C

    A very nice skill to have on a Caster. This lets him crit-charge his NP gauge rather reliably, which gives him easier access to his main mode of offense. The crit absorb can also instead be used with an NP Brave chain, to either crit-charge his NP gauge back with Arts crits, or deal more damage through Buster crits.

  • 2. Mechanical Armor EX

    While an ATK up mixed with Invincibility is still rather iffy, there’s some flexibility in its usage as the ATK up lasts for 3 turns. It also has a shorter CD than most Invincibility and Evade skills, which boosts Babbage’s overall survivability better, as you can time it well to some enemies’ NP gauge. The ATK up boosts his ATK for a great 40%, which counters his inherent weakness. This allows him to hit harder than most of his peers on his normal attacks, making him solid on all fronts.

  • 3. Overload D

    A decent skill to boost his poor atk and give him a mode of survival outside his high HP. However, a skill that mixes invincibility with an offensive buff almost never gives you the opportunity to enjoy both effects at the same time, specially with a 1 turn duration. This means you would usually sacrifice wasting one of the effects for the other, thus lowering the flexibility of the skill.

Single-Mindedness C

Single-Mindedness C

Available from the start
Increase your NP Gain (3 turns)
Increase your C. Star Gather Rate (1 turn)

LvlNP Rate +Absorption +Cooldown
120%500%8
221%550%8
322%600%8
423%650%8
524%700%8
625%750%7
726%800%7
827%850%7
928%900%7
1030%1000%6

Mechanized Armor EX

Mechanized Armor EX

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Increase your ATK (1 turn)
Apply Invisible for yourself (1 turn)

LvlAttack +Cooldown
115%7
216%7
317%7
418%7
519%7
620%6
721%6
822%6
923%6
1025%5

Overload D

Overload D

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increase your NP Strength (1 turn)
Inflict Burn for yourself (5 turns)(take 300 damage each turn)

LvlNP Damage +Cooldown
115%7
216%7
317%7
418%7
519%7
620%6
721%6
822%6
923%6
1025%5

Class Skills

Item Construction (False) AItem Construction (False) A
Increase Debuff Success Rate by 10%

Command Cards

QuickArtsArtsBusterBuster
CardQuick
Quick
Arts
Arts
Buster
Buster
Extra
Extra
Hit-Count2213

A QAABB deck is rather helpful for Babbage, as it increases his overall damage with 2 Busters. It also lets him deal decent NP Buster crits, if needed. He doesn’t have much of a problem in gaining NP as well, so overall he makes great use of his deck in countering his low damage.

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
13,0003,000
26,1259,125
36,12515,250
46,12521,375
56,12527,500
6242,500270,000
7250,000520,000
8260,000780,000
9270,0001,050,000
10315,0001,365,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 250,000Shining Gem of Spellsx4
2 → 3100,000Shining Gem of Spellsx8
3 → 4300,000Magic Gem of Spellsx4
4 → 5400,000Magic Gem of Spellsx8
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx4
5 → 61,000,000Secret Gem of Spellsx4
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx7
6 → 71,250,000Secret Gem of Spellsx8
Infinity Gearx4
7 → 82,500,000Ghost Lanternx4
Infinity Gearx7
8 → 93,000,000Shadow Servantx32
Ghost Lanternx12
9 → 105,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st30,000Caster Piecex4 (Caster Piece)
2nd100,000Caster Piecex8 (Caster Piece)
Infinity Gearx5 (Infinity Gear)
3rd300,000Caster Monumentx4 (Caster Monument)
Forbidden Pagex4 (Forbidden Page)
Octuplet Twin Crystalsx7 (Octuplet Twin Crystals)
4th900,000Caster Monumentx8 (Caster Monument)
Forbidden Pagex7 (Forbidden Page)
Shadow Servantx16 (Shadow Servant)

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