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|Base Atk||1,708||Base HP||1,854|
|Max Atk||10,248||Max HP||11,589|
|Grail Atk||12,408||Grail HP||14,051|
Attack / HP Growth
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 some 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.
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, the 5-Star AoE Sabers only deal 300% damage at NP level 1 (without interludes). Even with their higher attack stats, Altria Alter can still beat 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 turns. Intuition, although weak, can sometimes help in clutching out a critical attack.
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 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 her NP gauge partly filled and increased 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 and Charisma though.
Available at start
Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Deals damage to all enemies.
Charges own NP gauge.
Skill Enhancement Materials
|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|
|NP Charge per Hit (%)||0.86%|
|NP Charge when Attacked (%)||3%|
|# of Hits (A)||2|
|# of Hits (B)||1|
|# of Hits (Q)||2|
|# of Hits (EX)||3|
|Trait 1||Humanoid||Trait 6||Arthur|
|Trait 2||Servant||Trait 7||Evil|
|Trait 3||King||Trait 8||Weak to Enuma Elish|
|Trait 4||Dragon||Trait 9|
|Trait 5||Saberface||Trait 10|
|Instant Death Chance||19.20%|
|Release History||Since Launch|
|AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames||Black Saber, Salter|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|
|Seiyuu (CV)||Ayako Kawasumi|