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Lu Bu

FGO Lu Bu, 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

Lu Bu

RarityCostClass
3★7Berserker
Berserker
Rating8.5/10

[JP]
Lu Bu boasts one thing--- offense. Out of all the Berserkers ingame, Lu Bu has the highest NP damage, and is able to back it up with crits for even more damage. He also has the highest atk stats among the lowstar Zerks, giving him great value as an easily obtainable, purely offensive Berserker.

[NA]
Lu Bu gets an increase in NP damage after his upgrade, so his NP damage is lower in the NA server right now. However, among the current pool of available Berserkers, no one else does as much damage as Lu Bu currently does, which still makes him deal the highest NP damage among the Single-target Zerks in the NA Server.

Pros

  • Highest ST NP among all Zerks ingame.

  • High normal damage due to high atk stats and atk buff.

  • Skill upgrade gives crit absorb, letting him back up his NP damage with crit damage.

  • 3★ rarity gives easy access to his damage.

Cons

  • Extremely low survivability makes it hard to maintain him.

  • Standard Zerk NP gain makes it difficult to charge his NP quickly.

Strategies & Tips

Lu Bu is a damage dealer through and through. His entire kit is made so that he can NP hard, and deal some crits on the side. His stats are also distributed so that he’s able to deal high damage, making him unmatched among the lowstar Berserkers. His weakness is having standard NP gain and low survivability. So, it’s best to pair him with a support that can aid his survival, and another to buff his damage.

Noble Phantasm

When buffed by his own skills, Lu Bu deals the highest NP damage among all Zerks ingame. It also ignores defense, and has a 30-70% chance to stun the enemy. It’s best utilized with an NP Buster Brave chain, to maximize Lu Bu’s damage against an enemy.

Best Servants to Work with

ServantExplanation
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans is able to increase Lu Bu’s survivability through healing and def up, and he can also increase his offense through atk up. Hans can also give more possibility of forming Arts chains, which lets Lu Bu have more chances to charge his NP faster. Hans can also produce stars and buff crit damage, which would increase Lu Bu’s damage on crits with his 3rd skill on.
Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang
Provides offensive and defensive buffs through his skills and NP, as well as charging the party’s NP gauge, which immediately counters Lu Bu’s lack of NP gain. He can also buff Lu Bu’s crit damage, which lets Lu Bu deal great crits with his 3rd skill.
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare is able to buff Lu Bu’s Busters, which would increase his damage when he uses his NP. Shakespeare also gets a skill upgrade that lets him charge an ally’s NP gauge, which can aid Lu Bu’s slow NP charge rate.
Saint George
Saint George
Saint George offers a 3-turn taunt to cover for Lu bu, by taking on the damage for him. His performance is also overall very stable, which lets him be reliable and consistent in his tanking.
Le Chavelier d’Eon
Le Chavelier d’Eon
D’eon is able to taunt for 3-turns, which lets her take damage to cover for Lu Bu. While she’s not as consistent as George, she has a dodge for tanking NPs, and has more Buster cards to increase Buster chains to increase Lu Bu’s overall damage.
Leonidas
Leonidas
Leonidas can offer a 3-turn taunt on his NP, which gives Lu Bu three turns to avoid damage. He can also buff his Busters and produce stars on his NP, which increases Lu Bu’s overall damage on his NP and crits. However, Leonidas’ deck can be crippling for NP gain, and he can be rather tricky to use.
Merlin
Merlin [JP]
Merlin is able to immediately counter Lu Bu’s lack of survival through healing and increasing his max HP. He is also able to buff his crits and Buster damage exceptionally, and produce stars and charge his NP passively. In short, Merlin takes on all Lu Bu’s weaknesses while being able to highlight his strengths.

Best CEs

Increase in Buster Performance
Lu Bu has a 27% atk up, 30% NP damage up, and 10% Buster up, so increasing his Buster up would scale his damage further on his NP and normal damage.

Increase in NP damage
If Lu Bu is paired with teammates who can boost his Buster up, it is better to boost his NP damage as it would add up and scale even higher than a Buster up CE.

Max Bond Level CE

CEExplanation
Heaven Scorcher Halberd
Heaven Scorcher Halberd
When equipped to Lu Bu (Berserker) only, increase Buster Card effectiveness for all allies by 15% while on the field

Stats

LvlHPATK
Base1,4941,507
Lv304,7894,707
Lv708,3028,119
Lv809,2829,071
Lv9010,26910,029
Lv10011,25610,988

Hidden Stats

NP Charge (ATK)1.04%
NP Charge (DEF)5%
Star Weight9
Star Rate5%
Death Resist50.3%
AlignmentLawful, Good
AttributeMan
TraitsMale, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish

Noble Phantasm

God Force (Rank A)

Deal DEF-ignoring damage to a single enemy
[Overcharge] Chance to immobilize the target

RankA
ClassificationAnti-Personnel
Anti-Army
Anti-Fortress
TypeBuster
Hit-Count1
LvlDamage +ChargeStun Chance
1600%100%30%
2800%200%40%
3900%300%50%
4950%400%60%
51000%500%70%

Skills

Upgrade Priority

1 > 3 > 2

  • Valor B

    A good skill to boost Lu Bu’s damage. It maxes out at a 27% increase in atk and 36% resistance to mental debuffs. The resistance to mental debuffs are fairly useful, but the 27% atk up is the most important factor of the skill, as it multiplies with his Mad Enhancement A, and increases his atk to effectively 10k.

  • Defiant B

    A decent survival skill to keep Lu Bu alive, although on its own it’s not enough. It’s best utilized when stacking with other def ups, to increase the overall %. The demerit is also rather tricky, so one must be careful in using his 1st and 3rd skills before using this skill, as it can make them miss.

  • Chaotic Ruthless Hero A

    This skill multiplies with Lu Bu’s Mad Enhancement A and Valor B, which is what lets him deal so much damage on NP. It also has a crit absorb, which lets him deal good crit damage on NP brave chains, which increases the overall damage he deals. It unfortunately comes with a demerit, so one must use it cautiously when fighting.

Valor B

Bravery B

Available from the start
Increase your ATK (3 turns)
Increase your Mental Debuff Resist (3 turns)

LvlAttack +Debuff Res +Cooldown
19%18%7
210.8%19.8%7
312.6%21.6%7
414.4%23.4%7
516.2%25.2%7
618%27%6
719.8%28.8%6
821.6%30.6%6
923.4%32.4%6
1027%36%5

Defiant B

Restless Soul B

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Increase your DEF (3 turns)
Decrease ATK Buff Success Rate for yourself by 50% (3 turns)

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

Chaotic Ruthless Hero A

Ruthless Warrior of the Turbulent Times A

Unlocks after Strengthening Quest
Increase your NP Strength (1 turn)
Increase your C. Star Gather Rate by 3000% (1 turn)
Decrease DEF by 20% for all allies excluding yourself (1 turn)

LvlNP Damage +Cooldown
120%8
221%8
322%8
423%8
524%8
625%7
726%7
827%7
928%7
1030%6

Class Skills

Mad Enhancement AMad Enhancement A
Increase your Buster Card effectiveness by 10%

Command Cards

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

A QABBB deck maximizes Lu Bu’s damage, as it lets him form Buster chains with his NP more frequently. While it does cripple his NP gain, the damage he is able to do in exchange for it is worth it.

NP Gain

1st2nd3rd
856
81114
811
234
B / Q912
000

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 Madnessx4 Gem (Berserker)
2 → 3100,000Shining Gem of Madnessx8 Gem (Berserker)
3 → 4300,000Magic Gem of Madnessx4 M. Gem (Berserker)
4 → 5400,000Magic Gem of Madnessx8 M. Gem (Berserker)
Pumpkin Headx10 Evil Bone
5 → 61,000,000Secret Gem of Madnessx4 S. Gem (Berserker)
Pumpkin Headx20 Evil Bone
6 → 71,250,000Secret Gem of Madnessx8 S. Gem (Berserker)
Meteoric Horseshoex4 Meteor Horseshoe
7 → 82,500,000Octuplet Twin Crystalsx4 Octuplet Twin Crystals
Meteoric Horseshoex7 Meteor Horseshoe
8 → 93,000,000Octuplet Twin Crystalsx12 Octuplet Twin Crystals
Shadow Servantx32 Void's Dust
9 → 105,000,000Crystallized Lore​x1 Crystallized Lore​

Ascension Materials

AscensionQP CostMaterials
1st30,000Berserker Piecex4 (Berserker Piece)
2nd100,000Berserker Piecex8 (Berserker Piece)
Meteoric Horseshoex5 (Meteoric Horseshoe)
3rd300,000Berserker Monumentx4 (Berserker Monument)
Talon of Chaosx2 (Talon of Chaos)
Pumpkin Headx20 (Pumpkin Head)
4th900,000Berserker Monumentx8 (Berserker Monument)
Talon of Chaosx4 (Talon of Chaos)
Shadow Servantx16 (Shadow Servant)

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