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Vlad III

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Overview

Vlad III

RarityCostClass
5★16Berserker
Berserker
Rating--/10

Vlad is the only Berserker to have an Arts Noble Phantasm so far, as well as a double Arts deck. He also has a higher HP pool compared to most Berserkers, complemented with a defense up skill and Battle Continuation, while his lower ATK is made up by his EX-rank Mad Enhancement, which gives him a 12% bonus to Buster cards’ performance. These allow him to synergize in Arts-heavy teams, allowing him to deal good damage output against any opponent without having to worry about survival. His Noble Phantasm also produces a good amount of stars, increasing both damage dealt and NP gained during the next turn.

However, a vital weakness to his skillset is that his Noble Phantasm’s damage multiplier is below average. His base NP gain rate is also rather low. Combined with the fact that his defense up skill’s percentage is on the lower side, these make him a rather mediocre Servant outside of specific compositions.

Pros

  • Fits in well in Arts teams.
  • Relatively high bulk for a Berserker.
  • Effective against any opponent.
  • Stronger Buster cards.

Cons

  • Niche usage.
  • Rather mediocre skillset [removed JP-Only].
  • Horrendous NP gain.
  • Lower NP modifier [removed JP-Only].
  • Chance-based NP Drain below level 10 Vampirism.

Strategies & Tips

The best way to use Vlad III is to put him inside an Arts-oriented team. This gives him access to constant heals and buffs, and it helps him fill his NP gauge, something that Vlad would otherwise experience problems with. When using Vlad as a standalone, it is recommended to equip starting NP Craft Essences.

Noble Phantasm

Kazikli Bey is an Arts-type single-target Noble Phantasm. It has a lower modifier compared to other single-target NPs (600% instead of the supposed 900% for Arts), although the star generation property somewhat makes up for it.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Provides buffs and Noble Phantasm gauge increase, the latter of which is extremely important for Vlad. Zhuge Liang’s NP drain also synergizes with Vampirism, allowing them to delay bosses’ Noble Phantasm for a longer time.
Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen
Provides buffs and healing, both of which help Vlad survive for longer periods of time. The three Arts cards also helps him to gain NP charge.
Le Chavelier d’Eon
Le Chavelier d’Eon
Or Saint George. Both of these Servants are Taunters who synergize with Arts teams (having two Arts cards as well as an Arts Noble Phantasm). They are able to safeguard Vlad from single-target damage for three turns, while not significantly reducing the team’s stability.
Tamamo no Mae
Tamamo no Mae
Tamamo gives an Arts card buff, which greatly boosts Kazikli Bey’s damage. Her Noble Phantasm’s effects also benefit Vlad greatly, allowing him to unleash Kazikli Bey more often while surviving longer.

Unavailable on the EN ver.

Best CEs

CEExplanation
Formal Craft
Formal Craft
Increases both the damage and NP gain of his Arts cards, including Kazikli Bey.
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
For fights where Vlad needs to use his NP as soon as possible. Recommended for non-Arts teams.

Max Bond Level CE

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base21
Lv5097
Lv901311
Lv1001512

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)0.5%
NP Charge (DEF)5%
Star Weight9
Star Rate4.9%
Death Resist45.5%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeEarth
TraitsBrynhildr's Beloved, Male, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

Kazikli Bey (Rank C)

Deals damage to a single enemy.
[Overcharge]Gain Critical Stars.

RankC
ClassificationAnti-Personnel
TypeArts
Hit-Count10
LvlDamage +ChargeStars +
1600%100%15
2800%200%20
3900%300%25
4950%400%30
51000%500%35

Kazikli Bey (Rank C+)

Deals damage to a single enemy.
[Overcharge]Gain Critical Stars.

RankC+
ClassificationAnti-Personnel
TypeArts
Hit-Count5
LvlDamage Taken -ChargeDefense +
1900%100%20
21200%200%25
31350%300%30
41425%400%35
51500%500%40

Skills

Upgrade Priority

  • Vampirism A

    This skill decreases an enemy’s NP charge by one bar, and fills Vlad’s NP gauge by a minimum of 20%. This skill should be leveled first, both for the increase in percentage, and for the cooldown.

  • Morph C

    This skill gives a defense buff for Vlad, allowing him to survive more hits. However, at 24% defense up maximum, the percentage is rather mediocre. Level this skill after Vampirism, especially for the cooldown. After the strengthening quest, this skill gives a defense buff and an attack buff for Vlad, at 30% each maximum. With a cooldown of five turns at level 10, it is a very potent skill. Still, it is better to level Vampirism first to ensure that his NP drain hits.

  • Battle Continuation A

    Battle Continuation is a last resort skill, to be used when Vlad is expected to die. Due to its nature, this skill would most likely only be used once per battle. As such, it should be leveled last.

Bloodsucker A

Bloodsucker A

Available from the start
Chance to reduce one enemy's NP gauge by 1.
Charges own NP gauge.

LvlDrain ChanceNP +Cooldown
180%20%8
282%21%8
384%22%8
486%23%8
588%24%8
690%25%7
792%26%7
894%27%7
996%28%7
10100%30%6

Shapeshift C

Shapeshift C

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Increases own defense for 3 turns.

LvlDefense +Cooldown
116%7
216.8%7
317.6%7
418.4%7
519.2%7
620%6
720.8%6
821.6%6
922.4%6
1024%5

Legend of Dracula A+

Legend of Dracula A+

Clear Interlude 2 to unlock (Replaces Shapeshift C)
Increases own defense for 3 turns.
Increases own attack damage for 3 turns.

LvlDefense +Damage +Cooldown
120%20%7
221%21%7
322%22%7
423%23%7
524%24%7
625%25%6
726%26%6
827%27%6
928%28%6
1030%30%5

Battle Continuation A

Battle Continuation A

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Grants self guts status for 5 turns.

LvlRevives withCooldown
11000 HP9
21150 HP9
31300 HP9
41450 HP9
51600 HP9
61750 HP8
71900 HP8
82050 HP8
92200 HP8
102500 HP7

Class Skills

Mad Enhancement EXMad Enhancement EX
Increases damage of unit's Buster cards by 12%

Command Cards

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

Vlad’s QAABB deck is the source of his flexibility. The deck’s fewer Buster cards is not that much of a hindrance for his damage thanks to Vlad’s high Mad Enhancement rank. Overall, a very solid deck that allows him to fit in most compositions.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
423
457
411
112
B / Q46
000

Bond Level

LvlExp RequiredTotal Exp
15,0005,000
215,00020,000
310,00030,000
42,00032,000
518,00050,000
6150,000200,000
7430,000630,000
8340,000970,000
9320,0001,290,000
10405,0001,695,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LvlQP CostMaterials
1 → 2200,000Shining Gem of Madnessx5 (Shining Gem of Madness)
2 → 3400,000Shining Gem of Madnessx12 (Shining Gem of Madness)
3 → 41,200,000Magic Gem of Madnessx5 (Magic Gem of Madness)
4 → 51,600,000Magic Gem of Madnessx12 (Magic Gem of Madness)
Talon of Chaosx3 (Talon of Chaos)
5 → 64,000,000Secret Gem of Madnessx5 (Secret Gem of Madness)
Talon of Chaosx6 (Talon of Chaos)
6 → 75,000,000Secret Gem of Madnessx12 (Secret Gem of Madness)
Dragons Reverse Scalex2 (Dragons Reverse Scale)
7 → 810,000,000Dragons Reverse Scalex4 (Dragons Reverse Scale)
Pumpkin Headx18 (Pumpkin Head)
8 → 912,000,000Shadow Servantx48 (Shadow Servant)
Pumpkin Headx54 (Pumpkin Head)
9 → 1020,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 (Crystallized Lore​)

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st100,000Berserker Piecex5 (Berserker Piece)
2nd300,000Berserker Piecex12 (Berserker Piece)
Dragons Reverse Scalex3 (Dragons Reverse Scale)
3rd1,000,000Berserker Monumentx5 (Berserker Monument)
Talon of Chaosx6 (Talon of Chaos)
Forbidden Pagex5 (Forbidden Page)
4th3,000,000Berserker Monumentx12 (Berserker Monument)
Shadow Servantx24 (Shadow Servant)
Forbidden Pagex10 (Forbidden Page)

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Anonymous 31days ago
If only his NP was Buster instead of Arts, he would have been perfect.

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