Tier
2
Rarity
ID3
Cost12
ClassSaber
Attr.Mankind
Max HP 11,589
HP Rank
Max ATK 10,248
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,708Base HP1,854
Max Atk 10,248 Max HP 11,589
Grail Atk 12,408 Grail HP 14,051
Stat Ratings
Attack / HP Growth
Overview

Altria Pendragon (Alter), the corrupted version of our favorite Blue Saber, enters the game with her ridiculous Noble Phantasm damage. Despite being a Buster NP, the damage modifier on her NP at level 1 is a whopping 450%, outdamaging even 5-Star Servants with AoE NPs. In addition to her good attack stats, her party-wide attack up and Buster performance up skills push this damage even further. As such, Altria Alter is one of the best if not the best 4-Star AoE burst damage dealers out there.

 

However, Alter suffers from both a relatively low health pool and average generation stats. As such, she performs best when paired with a support Servant who can cover these weaknesses. Additionally, despite her high NP multiplier, the lack of an effective damage multiplier means ST 4 or 5-star Servants' NPs will still outdamage her, so she isn't optimal for battles with a single high-HP boss. Nevertheless, with her powerful Noble Phantasm and attack boosting skills, Altria Alter’s Excalibur Morgan is an invaluable part of one’s Chaldea.

Strengths

Extremely Powerful AoE Noble Phantasm

Altria Alter boasts one of the most powerful AoE damage NPs among all Servants, and thus her playstyle revolves around firing that NP. At level 1, Excalibur Morgan deals 450% Damage which increases all the way to 650% at NP 5. To put that into perspective, 5-Star AoE Sabers only deal 300% damage at level 1 (without interludes). Even with their higher attack stats, Altria Alter still beats them as far as damage output is concerned. As such she is useful in general waveclear as well as with future challenging content requiring AoE damage.

Good Offensive Skills

Altria Alter's skills synergize well with her kit centered around dealing burst damage. Her Charisma (though weak) can also help in increasing the attack of fellow party members which is useful in a possible burst damage turn. Intuition, although weak, can sometimes help in clutching out a critical attack.

Weaknesses

Low Overall Sturdiness

With her lower HP pool and lack of defensive skills, Altria Alter will tend to be defeated more easily compared to other Servants, a trade off for her amazing offensive skills. As such she isn't that suitable for more long-winded battles.

Need For Support Servants

With average generation stats, Altria Alter can't fire off her NP as fast as she would want to without supporting Servants and CEs to charge it up. Her NP refund is useful, but she has to use her NP to benefit from it in the first place. Additionally, with her low HP, Altria Alter may find herself in situations where she is picked off early, sometimes even before she gets to fire off her NP. Thus, she benefits being paired with Servants who can increase her NP and defense as well as heal her.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Kaleidoscope / Imaginary Element: As Altria Alter's main objective is to get her NP up as fast as possible for that burst damage, these CEs will help her a lot in that regard.

Heaven's Feel: Although with this CE Altria Alter has to build NP on her own (or with the help of support Servants), the resulting damage from her NP while equipping this CE can even outdamage single target NPs.

Halloween Princess: This CE offers a great balance between starting with NP gauge partly filled and increasing NP damage.

Limited/ Zero Over / Verdant Sound of Destruction: With a Buster NP, these two CEs will push that damage into even more ridiculous numbers. However, these two are not as desirable as Heaven's Feel as Altria Alter already has a Buster performance increasing skill. Though note that this will help her with her normal Buster cards when her Mana Burst is on cooldown.
(Note: Two buffs of the same type will only stack additively instead of multiplicatively.)

Level Up Skill Recommendation
  • Going for Mana Burst or Charisma first is a toss up between whether or not you want more sustained overall party damage, or want to emphasize Altria Alter's burst damage. If overall party damage is more desirable, Charisma should be levelled first. Otherwise if burst damage is more preferred, go for Mana Burst.
     
  • Intuition is one of those skills which gives a low return on investment. Although the total  performance improvement from 4 to 14 stars seems great, a maximum of 14 stars at level 10 cannot reliably guarantee crits on its own. The cooldown reduction does sync with the the cooldown of Mana Burst though.
Interlude Quests
Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Interlude 1
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki
1 2
Interlude 2
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki
2 3
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable
Servant Skills
Mana Burst A

Increases own Buster performance for 1 turn.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Buster + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available at start

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Charisma E

Increases party's attack for 3 turns.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Attack + 6%6.6%7.2%7.8%8.4%9%9.6%10.2%10.8%12%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills
Magic Resistance B

Increases debuff resistance by 17.5%.

Noble Phantasm
Excalibur Morgan
Sword of Promised Victory
RankClassificationHit-Count
A++Anti-Fortress3
Effect

Deals damage to all enemies.

Overcharge Effect

Charges own NP gauge.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 450% 550% 600% 625% 650%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
NP + 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Ascension Materials
StageCostMaterials
2
50,000
3
150,000
4
500,000
Max
1,500,000
Skill Enhancement Materials
LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 100,000
2 → 3 200,000
3 → 4 600,000
4 → 5 800,000
5 → 6 2,000,000
6 → 7 2,500,000
7 → 8 5,000,000
8 → 9 6,000,000
9 → 10 10,000,000
Unit Info
Star Info
Star Absorption99
Star Generation9.9%
NP Info
NP Charge per Hit (%)0.86%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%
Hits Info
# of Hits (A)2
# of Hits (B)1
# of Hits (Q)2
# of Hits (EX)3
Traits Info
Trait 1HumanoidTrait 6Arthur
Trait 2ServantTrait 7Evil
Trait 3KingTrait 8Weak to Enuma Elish
Trait 4DragonTrait 9
Trait 5SaberfaceTrait 10
Death Info
Instant Death Chance19.20%
Other Info
Release HistorySince Launch
GenderFemale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) NicknamesBlack Saber, Salter
AlignmentLawful Evil
Country/Place of OriginUnited Kingdom
IllustratorTakeuchi Takashi
Seiyuu (CV)Ayako Kawasumi
SeriesFate/stay night