Altria Pendragon (Lancer Alter)

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Base Atk1,661Base HP1,881
Max Atk 9,968 Max HP 11,761
Grail Atk 12,069 Grail HP 14,260

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth


Altria Pendragon Lancer Alter joins Chaldea as an alternate (in both ways) version of an Altria Pendragon who wielded the spear Rhongomyniad instead of the sword Excalibur. Boasting high AoE Buster NP damage with access to good damage steroids, she can clear enemy waves with ease. In addition, she has access to an all-in-one critical steroid skill, which enables her to function amazingly in a critical team as well.

However, Lancer Alter lacks a good way to charge her NP with only one Arts card in her kit. Her own star generation is also not sufficient as even with two three-hit Quick cards, she can’t consistently produce enough stars for the critical burst she has. Fortunately, the stars obtained from Protection of World’s End can help her push for just enough during her burst turns. Thus, she ideally needs low star weight Servants who can help her either charge her NP, or generate extra stars. If supported properly though, Lancer Alter becomes one of the most high-impact damage dealers in one’s Chaldea.  


Amazing AoE Damage

Lancer Alter has access to one of the highest Mana Burst buffs, it increases her Buster performance by up to 55%. Combined with her Charisma which increases party attack, her naturally high ATK stat, and her Interlude-upgraded NP, she can burst down the enemy waves with strong AoE damage via her NP.

Good Crit and Burst Damage

Aside from her high AoE damage, Lancer Alter can also deal a good amount of critical damage due to her second skill, Protection of World’s End, which increases her star weight, critical damage, and also generates stars for 1 turn. This means that, if fed with enough critical stars, she can also deal a highly damaging Buster Brave Chain with her NP-B-B cards - ideal for waves with one strong boss among multiple enemies.


Team Composition has to be Built Around Her

Due to both her middling NP gain with one Arts card only, and her star generation not being enough to allow her to consistently crit, Lancer Alter ideally needs a team who can mitigate those weaknesses (mostly NP Gain, but also some Star Generation). Such support brings out her full potential.

Lack of Sustain over Multiple Turns

Though not much of a problem in normal engagements, against bosses and challenge quests Lancer Alter may have a difficult time surviving due to her lack of any defensive skills whatsoever. Additionally, most of her damage and contribution comes in 1-turn bursts, when she’s powered up by all of her skills. After such a turn she needs time to build up her resources once again for another burst turn.  

Craft Essence Recommendation

Altria Lancer Alter has both a strong NP and Critical niches, making her a good target for CEs which increase the damage for both of these. She additionally benefits from Buster Performance CEs, as not only is her NP Buster, but she also can perform a NP-B-B Buster Brave chain. Finally, as her NP damage with her skill buffs is strong enough by itself, she can be equipped with Starting NP Gauge CEs for farming purposes.  

  • Joint Recital/ Victor of the Moon

Striking a balance between Buster performance and her critical niche, these CEs allow Lancer Alter to use both aspects of her kit. Though arguably, these two are better than just plain critical damage CE, due to her critical niche working best only when Protection of World’s End is up.

  • Limited/Zero Over / Verdant Sound of Destruction

The main Buster-performance increasing CEs. If Lancer Alter is being run in a more NP-spam focused lineup, their effects are not as ideal as they stack only additively with her already powerful Mana Burst. In a burst damage-focused lineup however, the extra Buster performance can come in handy when performing NP-B-B Buster Brave Chains.

  • Heaven’s Feel/ Halloween Princess/ Black Grail

Against waves of high HP enemies where a higher AoE damage is more desirable, these CEs maximize the damage dealt by Lancer Alter’s NP due to the NP-damage boost stacking multiplicatively with her other buffs.

  • Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element

For battles where Lancer Alter only needs to fire her already high-damage NP, these CEs can easily enable her to quickly do so.

  • Gem Magecraft: Antumbra/ Knight's Dignity/ Hot Spring Under the Moon

While less ideal than increasing her Buster performance, boosting Lancer Alter’s crit damage will help in the aforementioned critical burst turns via her Protection of World’s End skill.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Ideally, Lancer Alter wants to max her two main skills related to her high damage output as soon as possible. This will both increase their effects and lower their cooldowns. Therefore, both Mana Burst and Protection of World’s End are a priority. Level Mana Burst mainly for her AoE damage, and Protection of World’s End for her critical burst damage.

Charisma can be left for last. Though still important, as it buffs the attack of all party members, it gives less return per level compared to her other two skills. The base values are also quite low.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Chapter Completion: London
3 4
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Mana Burst A+

Increases own Buster performance for 1 turn.

Show Info
Buster + 35%37%39%41%43%45%47%49%51%55%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Protection of World's End A

Increases own critical star absorption for 1 turn.
Increases own critical damage for 1 turn.
Gains critical stars.

Show Info
Star Gather + 500%550%600%650%700%750%800%850%900%1000%
Crit Damage + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Star + 56677889910
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Charisma E

Increases party's attack for 3 turns.

Show Info
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

Increase your Debuff Resist by 17.5%.

Riding A

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 10%.

Noble Phantasm

Rhongomyniad A++

The Spear That Shines To the Ends of the World

Deals damage to all enemies, ignore defense.
60% chance to NP lock all enemies (1 turn).

Overcharge Effect

Curse all enemies (5 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 300% 400% 450% 475% 500%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Curse Damage + 500 750 100012501500

Rhongomyniad EX

The Spear That Shines To the Ends of the World

(Upgrade via Interlude Quest)
Deals damage to all enemies, ignore defense.
60% chance to NP lock all enemies (1 turn).

Overcharge Effect

Curse all enemies (5 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 400% 500% 550% 575% 600%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Curse Damage + 1000 1500 200025003000

Ascension Materials


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

Unit Info

Star Info

Star Absorption88
Star Generation11.8%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.74%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)4%

Hits Info

# of Hits (A)3
# of Hits (B)1
# of Hits (Q)2
# of Hits (EX)4

Traits Info

Trait 1HumanoidTrait 6Arthur
Trait 2ServantTrait 7Weak to Enuma Elish
Trait 3RidingTrait 8Heaven or Earth
Trait 4DragonTrait 9
Trait 5SaberfaceTrait 10

Death Info

Instant Death Chance23.00%

Other Info

Release HistoryLondon Chapter Release
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Lancer Alter, Lalter, Ox King
AlignmentLawful Good
Country/Place of OriginUnited Kingdom
IllustratorIshida Akira
Seiyuu (CV)Kawasumi Ayako
SeriesFate/Grand Order