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Tier
2

Rarity
ID63
Cost7
ClassArcher
Attr.Sky
Base Atk1,436Base HP1,555
Max Atk 7,736 Max HP 8,643
Grail Atk 10,470 Grail HP 11,719

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

David is a solid offensive and support Archer with a well-varied kit at his disposal. With a BAAAQ card set, his NP gain is fairly good despite his mediocre base NP gain, and unlike EMIYA his NP gain from his Quick card is relatively good. With his powerful 50% defense buff and Harp of Healing’s 1 hit dodge he can protect both himself and his allies effectively on a short cooldown, while also bolstering the team’s offense with his Charisma. 

As an Archer, his weaknesses would be his awful star generation and inability to perform Buster chains with his NP, limiting his critical damage potential. In spite of this, he possesses the second highest attack stat of any 3 star servant after Lu Bu, as well as a NP with handy side effects and a strong skill set to compliment it.

Strengths

  • BAAAQ card set and Archer star weight lets him build up his NP fairly quickly, able to throw out his NP more often than most competitors.
  • Harp of Healing and Charisma are two excellent defensive and offensive support skills, allowing him to keep his allies safe and increase their damage simultaneously.
  • David himself is fairly tanky, thanks to his first skill’s immense defense buff and heal on a short cooldown, paired with how he himself benefits from Harp of Healing.
  • David has a high attack stat and is one of the few servants currently in the game to be able to pierce dodge skills with his NP, making him excellent for consistent damage output.

Weaknesses

  • David has very little synergy with crit oriented teams due to his lack of star generation and critical-based buffs, making his star weight sometimes a nuisance.
  • With a Buster NP, David is incapable to perform a NPBB chain with his NP, vastly reducing his potential damage output on his NP turn.

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Formalcraft / Projection - David is a little difficult to build CEs for. His main strengths come from his skill set, not his NP or regular cards, meaning he doesn’t gain much from most CEs. Regardless, Arts booster CEs such as Formalcraft work well with him due to his prevalent Arts cards.
  • Heaven’s Feel / Angel’s Song – Used in combination with his Charisma, David can reach some impressive NP damage numbers. Due to his abnormal card set, this option is more viable than running a Buster boost CE on him, though David isn’t exactly built for damage in the first place.
  • Gem Magecraft: Antumbra – David is still an Archer through-and-through, and as such he can function as a team’s critical damage dealer. He’ll need immense star generation support, but this CE is still a clear option for him if the environment is fitting.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

David's skill set is mainly about utility, and thus his skill leveling order should also focus on helping teammates.

Harp of Healing is his best skill and should be maxed as soon as possible to reduce the cooldown as it vastly improves team's survivability.

Charisma is a generic attack boost skill that is always good to level, both to improve the efficiency and reduce the downtime.

Divine Protection is his weakest skill since the defense buff only last for 1 turn, while the heal is not significant enough to consider maxing early, so it should be leveled last

Suggested Servant Synergies

  • Jeanne d’Arc: David’s on-demand dodge works fantastically for when Jeanne’s team invulnerability is down.  Additionally, triple Arts decks from both Servants lead to having their NP’s up more often.  
  • Mash Kyrielight: Similar to Jeanne, David’s triple Arts deck allows Mash to put up her defensive NP more often.  Although David does not have a taunt, he has pretty strong staying power through his defensive skills.  For one turn, with Mash’s defensive buff fully leveled, David can get almost 100% defense (he surpasses 100% defense with overcharge on Mash’s NP).  
  • Medea: David is really strong support for Medea.  His triple Arts deck synergizes well with her, in addition to providing the hard survivability she lacks through Harp of Healing.  Additionally, Medea takes good advantage of David’s solid rank in Charisma, furthering her DPS.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Interlude (ETA 2019/07)
Chapter Completion: Solomon
2 2
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Divine Protection A

Increases own defense by 50% for 1 turn.
Recovers own HP.

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Lvl12345678910
Heal + 1000110012001300140015001600170018002000
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Harp of Healing B

Removes party's mental debuffs.
Grants party Evasion for 1 attack.
Recovers party's HP.

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Lvl12345678910
Heal + 300350400450500550600650700800
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Charisma B

Increases party's attack for 3 turns.

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Lvl12345678910
Attack + 9%9.9%10.8%11.7%12.6%13.5%14.4%15.3%16.2%18%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Magic Resistance A

Increase your Debuff Resist by 20%.

Independent Action A

Increase your Critical Strength by 10%.

Noble Phantasm

Hamesh Avanim

The Five Stones
RankClassificationHit-Count
C-Anti-Personnel1
Effect

Own attacks will ignore evasion for 1 turn.
Deals damage to one enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Chance to Skill Seal status for 1 turn.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 600% 800% 900% 950% 1000%
Overcharge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Seal Chance 100% 125% 150% 175% 200%

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

Unit Info

Star Info

Star Absorption153
Star Generation8.0%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.76%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

Hits Info

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

Traits Info

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

Death Info

Instant Death Chance36.00%

Other Info

Release HistoryOkeanos Chapter Release
GenderMale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Sh*tty Parent
AlignmentLawful Balanced
Country/Place of OriginIsrael
IllustratorGinka
Seiyuu (CV)Yuuichi Nakamura
SeriesFate/Grand Order