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Astolfo

Tier
5
Rarity
ID94
Cost12
ClassRider
Attr.Earth
Max HP 11,172
HP Rank
Max ATK 8,937
ATK Rank
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. He is a good example of how detrimental having terrible stats can be to one’s performance. Astolfo has a notoriously bad NP generation per hit with an equally low hit count on his cards. His heavy Quick-oriented card layout also hurts his offensive potential while offering nothing in return due to the poor hit count and lack of good buffs. His third skill provides some great value in term of buffs, however, it has extremely poor reliability due to its low activation chance and high cooldown. He struggles to do anything and everything well, and he occupies no good niche.

Due to his many severe drawbacks, very few compositions can remedy all of them, or bring any of his aspects to a level where it is worthwhile to build the team around him. Astolfo will, more often than not, find himself relegated to the role of a Kaleidoscope holder for mob clearing or daily farming. He still has a hard-hitting Noble Phantasm with good secondary effects. It is hard to justify putting Astolfo in a team for anything more than that and it is highly recommended to avoid using him.

Strengths

Can Charge Half of His NP Bar with His 3rd Skill After Strengthening

After Strengthening, 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 his Noble Phantasm immediately.

High Star Absorption Rate

Like most Riders, Astolfo has naturally high Star Absorption Rate. During the turn that his 3rd skill Critical Damage buffs are in effect he can work as a Critical Damage Dealer, which is the only way for him to be useful outside of clearing waves with his Noble Phantasm.

Weaknesses

Terrible NP Generation

Due to his 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. His 3rd skill Strengthening remedies this weakness, but not enough to take him to even average in terms of NP spamming potential.

Terrible Star Generation

Poor hit count and low star generation rate for a triple Quick deck is a death sentence. Astolfo does have the boost to Quick card performance from Riding, he can do a Quick Brave Chain, and his third skill does provide some buffs to his star generation, but they are nowhere near enough to compensate for his performance.

Low Damage Output

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

Lack of Reliable Survivability Tools

Astolfo's main form of survival comes from his second skill and the Dodge from his Noble Phantasm. His second skill has a very high cooldown for a single target stun and only a 90% chance at max level, which would be offset by the foe's debuff resistance, and his Noble Phantasm has poor reliability due to his NP generation rate. As a result, Astolfo is not a particularly durable Servant in most circumstances, and certainly not a good one to bring to a tough challenge.

Craft Essence Recommendation
  • Halloween Princess / Kaleidoscope / Imaginary Element / Little Halloween Devil / Dragon's Meridian: Do not bother going for any other form of stat boost on Astolfo. His only way of contributing is through firing off his Noble Phantasm, be it for farming or for clearing the first or second wave of the challenges. Thus, any Craft Essence that contribute to this will be a good choice for him, especially after he gains his Strengthening for his 3rd skill.
  • Holy Night Sign / Gem Magecraft: Antumbra / Knight's Dignity: Another way of salvaging Astolfo is to turn him into a Critical Damage Dealer. With his naturally high Star Absorption Rate, he will have little trouble gathering Critical Stars, but he does need help generating Stars from Servants like Okita Souji or Jack the Ripper. Due to how unreliable his 3rd skill is, giving him a Critical Damage boosting Craft Essence 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 his Noble Phantasm damage.
  • Evaporation of Sanity is a poor skill due to its unreliable chance of activating and high cooldown. Post-Strengthening it provides an extremely valuable 50% NP bar charge at max rank, making it pivotal to Astolfo due to his horrendous NP generation rate. Thus it should be leveled after Monstrous Strength.
  • Trap of Argalia: Down with a Touch! 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.
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

Down with a Touch! D

Chance to Stun one enemy for 1 turn.

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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

Disappearing 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

Disappearing 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 UpgradeIconText
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 Disappearing Reason D.

Class Skills
Magic Resistance A

Increases debuff resistance by 20%.

Riding A+

Increases Quick card effectiveness by 11%.

Independent Action B

Increase 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 Strengthening 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 5Weak to System KeraunosTrait 10
Death Info
Instant Death Chance40.00%
Other Info
Release HistoryWhite Day Campaign
GenderOTHER
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) NicknamesRider of Black, Trap Rider
AlignmentChaotic Good
Country/Place of OriginFrance
IllustratorOtotsugu Konoe
Seiyuu (CV)Rumi Ookubo
SeriesFate/Apocrypha