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|Base Atk||1,097||Base HP||1,488|
|Max Atk||6,188||Max HP||7,907|
|Grail Atk||8,967||Grail HP||11,411|
Attack / HP Growth
“Eh? Laughing by myself is creepy? You’re too cruel! I was chuckling at my fantasies. They’ll come true, I tell ya!” - Edward "Blackbeard" Teach
The fearsome scoundrel and otaku spirit animal Edward “Blackbeard” Teach channels his gap personality with an offensive off-support kit. While he can support his teammates by either buffing their NP turn or healing them, the true value of his skills lie in surviving long enough to launch multiple revenge campaigns with his strong self-buffs.
As one of the few Riders to lack the Riding passive, Blackbeard’s poor 2-hit quick doesn’t curry any favors. Fortunately, his two Arts cards do have slightly above average effective NP gain, which allows him to fill up his NP gauge consistently through Arts chains. Blackbeard also packs pretty high attack for his rarity, with a decent HP pool to boot. With just his own buffs active, he can hit above what’s expected from low-star Servants. On the other hand, the NP gauge drain on his NP has a low chance to trigger and the flat star gain on it is comical. Without any consistent methods to capitalize on his high Rider star weight outside of attack buffs, his native crit potential is almost abysmal.
Highest Self-buffs of All Low-Star Riders
At max level, Voyager of the Storm and Pirate’s Honor combine for roughly 66% total in damage self-buffs. This is higher than any of the non-gold and even some gold Riders.
Pirate’s Glory is High Value
Pirate’s Glory is a simple but highly effective skill. A 3-turn attack steroid stapled to guts on a low cooldown more than makes up for the 50% debuff resistance demerit. The guts notably doesn’t expire until activation. This allows him to not only buy turns in a solo situation, but use the skill again once it’s triggered.
Voyager of the Storm allows Teach to buff his allies’ offensive NP turns on a decent cooldown. Although the values seem low individually, they provide a total 35% NP boost at max level and a modest buff to following command cards. Meanwhile, Blackbeard shows his gentlemanly side by healing female allies for up to 4000 HP on demand, with male Servants receiving half that amount. For female Servants (+Astolfo, d’Eon, and Enkidu), this is on par with the healing received from an NP1 Medea Lily’s NP.
Laughable NP Secondary Effects
Gaining only 5 stars and having a 30% chance to drain the enemy’s NP gauge (upgraded to 10 stars/40% chance post-Rank Up in the distant horizon) are both inconsistent and relatively ineffective effects. Worse yet, the inconsistent drain chance could potentially conflict with survivability skill usage if it actually drains the enemy’s NP gauge.
Shifty Survival Case
Unlike Protection from Arrows, the ideal conditions for guts are when the Servant is the last Servant standing, when dying will end the enemy turn. However, activating guts while other Servants are alive will allow the enemy to strike again and potentially kill Blackbeard. Still, if players go for a solo/last stand playstyle, it brings up his next weakness.
No NP Gain Tools
Blackbeard is best compared to Iskandar with their strong hitting NPs, but similarly lacks tools like Drake’s to charge or gain more NP gauge. This puts him at a disadvantage in a solo situation, where he is unable to rely on allies’ Arts card for Arts chains and has to rely on his AQA chains.
Craft Essence Recommendation
Like most offensive Buster Servants, Blackbeard makes good use of NP damage up, Attack Up, Buster Up, and Starting NP Gauge. Although he can crit, he lacks the additional tools to reliably make the most of critting with his skillset. Alongside the usual Kaleidoscope, or Limited/Over Zero line, here are a few other recommendations.
Partake with the King
The combination of starting NP Gauge and a Buster buff gets Blackbeard the most mileage out of his existing buffs with some nice multiplicative buff stacking. The starting NP Gauge also mitigates his lack of NP gain skills for the first NP.
Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament
With its passive 15% attack buff, Blackbeard can have up to 58% attack up with all buffs maxed and active, which gives him even more mileage from his 2-star stats. Again, the starting NP Gauge helps fix his NP gain slightly. Halloween Princess is a decent alternative.
Fitting enough for our spirit animal, if you want to really bring out Blackbeard’s good side, using a Max Limit Broken Gentle Affection will result in a 4800 HP heal.
Level Up Skill Recommendation
This level up recommendation assumes a focus on Blackbeard’s offensive abilities. However, it may be preferable to level Voyager of the Storm and Gentleman’s Love first if you would like to focus on his supportive abilities.
Voyager of the Storm is a strong steroid, but only lasts a single turn. While it offers stronger combined values for NP damage, only the attack buff is applicable to any Command Cards that follow.
Pirate’s Glory gains more performance per level than Voyager of the Storm, in addition to lasting 3 turns and providing a Guts buff. At max level, it provides a 27% attack buff at a low 5-turn cooldown.
- Gentleman’s Love is leveled last despite doubling in performance at max because it does not contribute to offense. It is worth considering to level this skill first if you want to focus on support Blackbeard or love memes.
Suggested Servant Synergies
Altria Pendragon: Edward Teach is a good support for Altria due to his Voyager of the Storm buff providing Charisma and Military tactics for one turn, which can be combined with Altria’s Mana Burst for the trifecta of multiplicative damage buffs. Teach’s future Rank Up quest will also allow him to heal Altria for up to 4,000 HP on a 6 turn cooldown.
Shakespeare: If you would like to use Edward Teach as a damage dealer, Shakespeare helps Teach complete the trifecta of damage buffs with the Enchant skill. Both have good defensive skills; unlike other Servants’ guts buffs, Teach’s guts buff works like Protection from Arrows in that it is permanent until used.
Leonidas: With Leonidas’ taunt, players can better dictate when Teach’s guts buff is used. With careful planning, Leonidas and Teach can alternate tanking. With their Rank Up quest, their synergy only gets better, as Leonidas gains a mutually useful Buster buff, and Teach gains a teamwide heal.
Available from the start
Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Unlocks after Rank Up Quest
Queen Anne's Revenge
Deals damage to all enemies.
Chance to reduce NP gauge by 1.
Queen Anne's Revenge
Upgrade via Rank Up Quest (not available, ETA 2020/07)
Chance to reduce NP gauge by 1.
Skill Enhancement Materials
|1 → 2||20,000||
|2 → 3||40,000||
|3 → 4||120,000|
|4 → 5||160,000|
|5 → 6||400,000|
|6 → 7||500,000||
|7 → 8||1,000,000||
|8 → 9||1,200,000||
|9 → 10||2,000,000|
|NP Charge per Hit (%)||0.56%|
|NP Charge when Attacked (%)||3%|
|# of Hits (A)||3|
|# of Hits (B)||1|
|# of Hits (Q)||2|
|# of Hits (EX)||3|
|Trait 1||Humanoid||Trait 6|
|Trait 2||Servant||Trait 7|
|Trait 3||Weak to Enuma Elish||Trait 8|
|Trait 4||Trait 9|
|Trait 5||Trait 10|
|Instant Death Chance||45.00%|
|Release History||Since Launch|
|AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames||otaku pirate|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|
|Seiyuu (CV)||Tadahisa Saizen|