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Tier
5

Rarity
ID94
Cost12
ClassRider
Attr.Earth
Base Atk1,489Base HP1,787
Max Atk 8,937 Max HP 11,172
Grail Atk 10,821 Grail HP 13,456

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

Astolfo is a heavy Quick-oriented Rider with a poorly designed skillset. Despite possessing a somewhat decent Noble Phantasm, Astolfo’s other aspects are horrendous. Astolfo is a good example of how detrimental having terrible stats can be to one’s performance, specifically notoriously bad NP generation per hit with an equally low hit count on their cards. Their heavy Quick-oriented card layout also hurts their offensive potential while offering poor NP gain and star generation due to the low hit count and lack of good buffs. While Evaporation of Reason provides some great value in term of buffs, it has extremely poor reliability due to its low activation chance and high cooldown. Astolfo struggles to do anything and everything well, occupying no good niche.

Due to their many severe drawbacks, very few compositions can remedy all of them, or bring any of their aspects to a level where it is worthwhile to build the team around Astolfo. More often than not, Masters will find Astolfo relegated to the role of a Kaleidoscope holder for mob clearing or daily farming. Although Astolfo still has a hard-hitting Noble Phantasm with good secondary effects. It is hard to make them effective in challenge quests outside of certain cheese strategies.

Strengths

Can Charge Half of NP Bar with Evaporation of Reason Rank Up

After Rank Up, Astolfo can function as a decent farming Servant by carrying a Craft Essence with starting NP bar like Imaginary Element or Halloween Princess and fire off their Noble Phantasm immediately.

High Star Absorption Rate

Like most Riders, Astolfo has naturally high Star Absorption Rate. During the turn that Evaporation of Reason's Critical Damage buffs are in effect they can work as a Critical Damage Dealer, which is the only way for Astolfo to be useful outside of Noble Phantasm farming.

Weaknesses

Terrible NP Generation

Due to their poor hit count on a heavy Quick-focused deck and an abnormally low NP generation rate per hit, getting Astolfo to 100% NP bar without CE or teammate support takes an excruciatingly long time. Evaporation of Reason's Rank Up remedies this weakness, but not enough to make Astolfo's NP spamming potential even average.

Terrible Star Generation

Poor hit count and low star generation rate for a triple Quick deck is an unfortunate composition for Quick team hopefuls. Astolfo does have the boost to Quick card performance from Riding, can do a Quick Brave Chain, and Evaporation of Reason does provide some buffs to star generation, but on the whole Astolfo won't be generation many stars outside of the Quick chain bonus.

Low Damage Output

Astolfo has a good base attack for a 4 star Servant, but  is let down by deck composition and inconsistent steroids.  Monstrous Strength has low value and only a one-turn duration, while the critical damage component of Evaporation of Reason is locked behind a high cooldown and unreliable proc rate.

Lack of Reliable Survivability Tools

Astolfo's main form of survival comes from the stun on Trap of Argalia and the Dodge from their Noble Phantasm. Trap of Argalia has a very high cooldown for a single target stun and only a 90% chance at max level, which could be offset by the foe's debuff resistance, and their Noble Phantasm has poor reliability due to low NP generation rate. As a result, Astolfo is not a particularly durable Servant in most circumstances, and certainly not easy to use in most tough challenges.

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Halloween Princess / Kaleidoscope / Imaginary Element / Little Halloween Devil / Dragon's Meridian: Astolfo's current best consistent use case is to NP and ride their Hippogriff into the enemy team. Thus, any Craft Essence that contribute to this will be a good choice for Astolfo, especially after gaining the Rank Up for Evaporation of Reason.
  • Holy Night Sign / Gem Magecraft: Antumbra / Knight's Dignity: Another way to use Astolfo is to double down on Critical Damage. With their naturally high Star Absorption Rate, they will have little trouble gathering Critical Stars, but does need help consistently getting said Stars from Servants like Okita Souji or Jack the Ripper. Due to how unreliable Evaporation of Sanity is, giving Astolfo a Critical Damage boosting Craft Essence to bolster Independent Action and Riding is a good idea.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

  • Monstrous Strength is Astolfo's main damage boost with a reasonable 5 turn cooldown. Its value isn't outstanding for a one-turn buff, but it is still worth leveling to improve their Noble Phantasm damage.
  • Trap of Argalia is one of the rare stun skills that work on all type of enemies. It also has an extraordinarily high cooldown for its benefits and, at 90% chance at max rank, it will miss often against enemies with high debuff resistance. It is less important to Astolfo's performance than the other two.
  • Evaporation of Reason is a poor skill due to its unreliable chance of activating and high cooldown. Post-Rank Up it provides an extremely valuable 50% NP bar charge at max rank, making it pivotal to Astolfo due to their horrendous NP generation rate. Thus it should be leveled after Monstrous Strength.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Rank Up 1 (ETA 5/2019)
Chapter Completion:
4 0
Interlude (ETA 07/2019)
Chapter Completion: Orleans
3 3
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Monstrous Strength C-

Increases own attack for 1 turn.

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Attack + 8%10%12%14%16%18%20%22%24%28%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Trap of Argalia D

Chance to Stun one enemy for 1 turn.

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Lvl12345678910
Stun Chance +60%63%66%69%72%75%78%81%84%90%
CD 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Evaporation of Reason D

65% Chance to gain critical stars every turn for 3 turns. Chance is re-calculated every turn
65% Chance to increase own critical star generation rate for 3 turns. Not re-calculated
65% Chance to increase own critical damage for 3 turns. Not re-calculated

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Star Regen +56677889910
Star Rate +30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Crit Damage +20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
CD 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Evaporation of Reason D+

65% Chance to gain critical stars every turn for 5 turns. Chance is re-calculated every turn
65% Chance to increase own critical star generation rate for 5 turns. Not re-calculated
65% Chance to increase own critical damage for 5 turns. Not re-calculated
Charges own NP gauge.

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Star Regen +56677889910
Star Rate +30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Crit Damage +20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
NP +30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8

Upgraded with Interlude Quest (not available, ETA 2019/07), replaces Evaporation of Reason D.

Class Skills

Magic Resistance A

Increase your Debuff Resist by 20%.

Riding A+

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 11%.

Independent Action B

Increase your Critical Strength by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

Hippogriff

Otherworldly Phantom Horse
RankClassificationHit-Count
B+Anti-Army1
Effect

Deal damage to all enemies ignoring Defense.
Gain Evasion (3 hits).

Overcharge Effect

Gain critical stars.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 600% 800% 900% 950% 1000%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Stars + 5 10 15 20 25

Hippogriff

Otherworldly Phantom Horse
RankClassificationHit-Count
B++Anti-Army1
Effect

Upgrade via Rank Up Quest (not available, ETA 2019/05)
Deal damage to all enemies ignoring Defense.
Gain Evasion (3 hits).

Overcharge Effect

Gain critical stars.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 800% 1000% 1100% 1150% 1200%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Stars + 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 Absorption205
Star Generation9.0%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.66%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)1%

Hits Info

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

Traits Info

Trait 1HumanoidTrait 6
Trait 2ServantTrait 7
Trait 3RidingTrait 8
Trait 4Weak to Enuma ElishTrait 9
Trait 5Heaven or EarthTrait 10

Death Info

Instant Death Chance40.00%

Other Info

Release HistoryWhite Day Campaign
GenderOTHER
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Rider of Black,
AlignmentChaotic Good
Country/Place of OriginFrance
IllustratorOtotsugu Konoe
Seiyuu (CV)Rumi Ookubo
SeriesFate/Apocrypha