Saint Quartz & Summoning Odds

gacha hell

Summoning is the primary method of acquiring new Servants and Craft Essences in Fate/Grand Order. Summoning rare cards costs 3 Saint Quartz (paid currency), and summoning common cards costs 200 Friend Points (via gameplay):

Summoning Types 1x Cost 10x Cost Rewards
Limited Time Summon 3SQ* 30SQ 3* to 5* Servant or CE
Story Summon 3SQ* 30SQ 3* to 5* Servant or CE
Friend Points Summon 200FP 2000FP 1* to 3* cards

*Or a Summoning Ticket

For Saint Quartz Summoning, using the 10x option guarantees at least one 4* card (either Servant or Craft Essence) and at least one Servant.

When the Limited Time Summon option is active, your chances of getting the featured Servants or Craft Essences are increased. If you roll a 5* Servant from a Limited Time Summon, 70% of the time it'll be from the featured list (source).

Summoning Odds

Published odds of a single Saint Quartz Summon:

Rarity Servant Craft Essence
5* 1% 4%
4* 3% 12%
3* 40% 40%


Based on the above table, your likelihood of acquiring at least one 5* or 4* Servant with cash shop purchases are approximately:

Cash Shop Saint Quartz 5* Servant Odds 4* Servant Odds
3x $0.99 3 1% 3%
3x $3.99 15 5% 14%
3x $11.99 48 15% 38%
3x $23.99 108 30% 66%
3x $39.99 195 48% 86%
3x $79.99 420 76% 98%

As you see, the odds are rather abysmal.


For Limited Time Summon with a single featured 5* Servant, the odds of getting that specific Servant is approximately:

Cash Shop Saint Quartz Rate Up 5* Servant
3x $0.99 3 <1%
3x $3.99 15 3%
3x $11.99 48 10%
3x $23.99 108 22%
3x $39.99 195 36%
3x $79.99 420 62%

Keep your expectations in check when summoning Servants. You probably won't get the Servant you really wanted, even when you splurge.

gacha hell
Free Quartz

Luckily, there's plenty of free Saint Quartz to be found in the game, if you work for them.

It's a good idea to play through the game and save all the Saint Quartz and Summoning Tickets you get, then splurging for your favorite Servant when he or she is featured on a Limited Time Summon.

Gameplay

Chapter Story Quests Free Quests Interludes
Fuyuki 8 9 10*
Orleans 14 10 19*
Septem 14 11 24*
Okeanos 13 11 2*
Subtotal 49 41 55*

*Based on Servant availability.

Subtotal: 145 Saint Quartz


Recurring

Weekly Quartz Source
4 Weekly Login Reward
2 Weekly Master Quest

Recurring Subtotal: 6 Saint Quartz weekly


Cumulative Login Rewards

SQ Reward Total Days Login
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
4 10
4 20
4 30
4 40
4 50
10 75
20 100
20 Every 50 days thereafter

Login Subtotal: 78 Saint Quartz from the first 100 days, 20 SQ per 50 days thereafter.


Time Limited

2017

SQ Reward Date Reason
3 12/1 Facebook Campaign
3 12/1 Maintenance
12 11/24 Thanksgiving Login Bonus
3 11/22 Maintenance
10 11/22 Anime NYC Commeration
13 11/8-24 GUDAGUDA Honnoji
3 11/8 Maintenance
3 11/8 Facebook Campaign
10 10/17 Facebook Campaign
10 10/3 AWA Commeration
6 9/28 Extended Maintenance
10 9/22 100k Facebook Followers Campaign
3 9/14 Maintenance
18 9/7 1M Download Campaign
3 8/31 Maintenance
4 8/24 Maintenance
4 8/17 Maintenance
4 8/9 Extended Maintenance
3 7/20 Maintenance
12 7/20 Fate/EXTELLA campaign
4 7/6 Extended Maintenance
10 7/6 Gilgamesh Campaign
20 7/4-7/6 AnimeExpo 2017 Commeration
42 6/25-7/31 Master Recruitment Campaign

2017 Subtotal: 213 Saint Quartz

Summon Ticket

Summon Tickets can be used in lieu of 3 quartz for a single Limited Time or Story Summon.

Recurring

Time Source Count
Monthly Mana Prism Shop 5
Weekly Consecutive Login Day 7 1

2017

Date Source Count
11/8-24 GUDAGUDA Honnoji 1
11/23-25 Thanksgiving Login Bonus 3
11/23 Grab Bag 2017 2
10/3-10 100th Day Anniversary 2
9/7 1M Download Campaign 4
8/17-23 Moon Fest 5
8/11-8/13 Otakon 2017 Campaign 3
7/13-7/20 Gilgamesh Campaign Pt2 7
7/6 Gilgamesh Campaign 3

Subtotal: 230 Summon Tickets