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Tier
3

Caster
April Fool's
2
2
1
3
4
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Chaotic Balanced
Max HP 10,887
HP Rank
Max ATK 5,996
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,113Base HP1,959
Max Atk 5,996 Max HP 10,887
Grail Atk 8,115 Grail HP 14,761
NP per Hit (%) 0.91%
NP when Attacked (%) 3%
Star Absorption 48
Star Generation per Hit 10.8%

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Servant Skills

Concentration C

Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.
Increases own critical star absorption for 1 turn.

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Lvl12345678910
NP Generation + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
Star Gather + 500%550%600%650%700%750%800%850%900%1000%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Available from the start

Mechanized Armor EX

Increases own attack for 1 turn.
Grants self Invincibility for 1 turn.

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Lvl12345678910
Attack + 15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%25%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Mechanized Armor 'EX'

Increases own attack for 3 turns.
Grants self Invincibility for 1 turn.

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Lvl12345678910
Attack + 20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Upgrades after Rank Up Quest

Overload D

Increases own NP damage for 1 turn.
Inflicts Burn with 300 damage for 5 turns to self. [Demerit]

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Lvl12345678910
NP Damage + 15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%25%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Item Construction (Fake) A

Increase your Debuff Chance Rate by 10%.

Noble Phantasm

Dimension of Steam A+

Deal damage to all enemies.

<Overcharge>

Decrease DEF of all enemies (3 turns).

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Dimension of Steam

Gorgeous World of Ashes

Rank Classification Hit-Count
A+ Anti-Army 4
Effect

Deal damage to all enemies.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
300% 400% 450% 475% 500%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease DEF of all enemies (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
10% 12.5% 15% 17.5% 20%
Dimension of Steam (Upgrade 1) EX

(Upgrade via Interlude Quest 1)

Deal damage to all enemies.

<Overcharge>

Decrease DEF of all enemies (3 turns).

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Dimension of Steam (Upgrade 1)

Gorgeous World of Ashes

Rank Classification Hit-Count
EX Anti-Army 4
Effect Deal damage to all enemies.
Level 1 2 3 4 5
400% 500% 550% 575% 600%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease DEF of all enemies (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
10% 12.5% 15% 17.5% 20%

Assorted Info

ID 80
Cost 7
Gender Male
Growth S
Inst. Death Chance 36.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 33,67
Damage Distribution Arts 33,67
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 16,33,51
Damage Distribution NP 10,20,30,40

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude
Chapter Completion: London

Ascension: 2

Bond: 4

Rank Up 1
Chapter Completion:

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
30,000
3
100,000
4
300,000
Max
900,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 50,000
2 → 3 100,000
3 → 4 300,000
4 → 5 400,000
5 → 6 1,000,000
6 → 7 1,250,000
7 → 8 2,500,000
8 → 9 3,000,000
9 → 10 5,000,000

Costume Dress Materials

Costume Cost Materials
April Fool's 0

Bond CE

Bond Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bond Pts Req. 3,000 6,125 6,125 6,125 6,125 242,500 250,000 260,000 270,000 315,000
NEO Difference Engine

When equipped on Charles Babbage,
Increase Buster Card effectiveness by 20% but decrease DEF by -10% for all allies while on the field.

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Overview

Babbage is the Caster who tries his best to be a Saber. The problem is, the Caster class isn’t the Saber class, and his pitiful attack stat shows that in spades.

However, he is very solid outside of that one hiccup. With above-average NP gain for his card set, a very good 1st and 2nd skill, as well as an AoE NP with an immediate NP interlude, Babbage throws out more damage at base than some 4 stars can, even assuming he isn’t NP5. Adding in that Babbage gets a large skill upgrade later on in the game (well after the main story and final singularity has concluded), and Babbage has some decent lasting power, both in terms of the game meta and in-battle. He won’t ever throw out damage comparable to a Berserker or SSR unit, but for a Caster he’s one of the better options at providing powerful AoE damage while also being quite tanky.

Strengths

  • Good base NP gain and his first skill allow him to charge his NP very quickly in spite of the Caster class star weight, giving him more CE options.
  • Two good damage steroids for his NP turn and a very accessible NP interlude make his damage output higher than his attack would suggest.
  • Very tanky, owing to his immense HP stat and Invulnerability tied to his attack buff.

Weaknesses

  • Outside of skill use or his NP turn, his damage output is very lackluster.
  • Taking advantage of his excellent 1st skill relies on having strong star generation support.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Concentration C

Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.
Increases own critical star absorption for 1 turn.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Generation + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
Star Gather + 500%550%600%650%700%750%800%850%900%1000%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Mechanized Armor EX

Increases own attack for 1 turn.
Grants self Invincibility for 1 turn.

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Lvl12345678910
Attack + 15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%25%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5
Overload D

Increases own NP damage for 1 turn.
Inflicts Burn with 300 damage for 5 turns to self. [Demerit]

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Damage + 15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%25%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Babbage is one of those cases that if you want to use him effectively, you better up most of his skills to at least a sufficient level (level 6 and above). Mechanized Armor is Babbage's main damaging steroid for both his Noble Phantasm and normal attacks and is universally useful in all team compositions. Concentration should be maxed second as you want to use Babbage in a team that can supply him with critical stars, and Concentration can make him a strong crit damage dealer while also gaining faster access to his Noble Phantasm. If Babbage is intended to be used as solely a farming Servant, then maxing Overload before Concentration is a good idea.

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Limited / Zero Over  / Verdant Sound of Destruction – Babbage has fairly good NP gain, making him one of the few Buster NP Servants who can really run a raw Buster boost CE with little complaint. He really needs the damage boost, too, as it multiplies effectively with his pre-existing damage boosters to inflict heavy damage.
  • Halloween Princess – For those less confident in Babbage’s NP gain, or their team’s star generation potential. Lets him build up his NP gauge faster while still inflicting a good deal more damage.
  • Kaleidoscope / Imaginary Element – Sometimes you just want a servant to waveclear a bunch of Assassins. Babbage does a fine job of it if you don’t have Halloween Liz. With a LB Imaginary Magic or regular Kaleidoscope Babbage can very reasonably NP on turn 2, his job likely done.

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Other Info

Release Date London Chapter Release
AKA/Alias/Nicknames King of Steam, Cherno Alpha
Country/Place of Origin United Kingdom
Illustrator I-IV
Seiyuu (CV) Tetsu Inada
Series Fate/Grand Order

Parameters

STR
B++
END
B++
AGL
D++
MP
A
LUK
E
NP
A+

Availability

Non-Limited - Available in the general summoning pool.

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