Table of Contents

Tier
2

Rarity
ID12
Cost16
ClassArcher
Attr.Sky
Max HP 13,097
HP Rank
Max ATK 12,280
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,897Base HP1,920
Max Atk 12,280 Max HP 13,097
Grail Atk 13,442 Grail HP 14,348

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

Gilgamesh is a strong independent servant with high damage output and generally good stats across the board. He has no distinct weakness and his NP modifier against Servants makes him immensely valuable for any event as Servants account for a lot of fights in the game. Thanks to his simple but powerful skill set, he can go with most common teams and perform well, but he shines the most in a team that can supply him with a lot of Crit Stars, Crit Damage buffs and NP generation.

The main reasons he isn't at Zhuge's tier is due to him falling off a bit when not fighting Servants, and without dedicated stars generator either through his own or through another unit, his damage output becomes unstable. He also does not fit well into Stall teams or Art offensive teams.

Strengths

  • Can boost team damage with Charisma, and can fit in a lot of teams thanks to his balanced cards layout.
  • Fast NP gain thanks to Golden Rule, 2 Art cards, his 3rd skill, and his high star absorption rate.
  • Great dealer of Crit damage thanks to Collector and Independent Action.
  • Very powerful AoE NP against Servants, making him relevant for almost every event.
  • High hit count on all of his cards, making him a decent Star Generator.

Weaknesses

  • NP damage drops a lot if not fighting Servants.
  • His skills are quite selfish, and will require team support to reach his maximum potential.
  • No defensive skills with a lower HP pool compared to most other 5 stars means he has to rely on teammates for defensive maneuvers.

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Kaleidoscope, Imaginary Element: His NP is quite powerful, and these CEs can help him fire it as soon as possible.
  • Victor of the Moon, Gem Magecraft Antumbra, Moonlight Fes: Improves his Crit Damage to incredible levels, so long as teammates can help generate stars for him.
  • Limited/Zero Over, Verdant Sound of Destruction: His main tools of damage are through his Buster cards and NP, and these CEs can facilitate that.
  • Heaven's Feel / The Black Grail / Halloween Princess: Vastly improves his NP damage, and can be a game-changer for fights against Servants.
  • Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament: Provides a mix of starting NP and bonus attack damage.
  • Be Elegant: Gilgamesh is easily the best user of this CE thanks to all of his cards having very high hit counts, allowing him to generate a lot of stars for both him and his teammates.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Gilgamesh has a solid base skill set that benefits well from having all of them leveling up. He is a bit of an odd case in that all three of his skills can make a solid argument to be maxed first. In general, 1 > 3 > 2 is the best general skill leveling order for most Gilgamesh, for both short-term and long-term, to make use of all of his kits.

Charisma is a skill that is just really good when maxed and you will never go wrong prioritizing it.

Collector EX allows him to fulfill his role as a critical stars user most of the time, and avoid having teammates who have higher star weight to pull it away from him. Maxing Collector EX second also helps Gilgamesh greatly in the long run, as after his strengthening quest in the future, this skill also helps him charge his NP bar quite nicely.

Golden Rule can be maxed second over Collector EX if players want him to be sufficient in terms of charging his NP. However, the sheer consistency of Collector EX and Gil's natural high critical damage and good star generation make it a more desirable to have at lower cooldown.

Suggested Servant Synergies

  • Leonidas: Leonidas’s taunt is excellent for keeping Gilgamesh alive longer, as Gilgamesh lacks defensive skills of his own. Additionally, as a Buster based support Leonidas is able to help Gilgamesh deal more damage through Buster chains as well as the stars from Leonidas’ NP. Lastly, in a future strengthening Quest Leonidas will receive a team wide Buster Buff, furthering Gilgamesh’s buster damage.

  • Emiya: In another bout of flavorful irony, Gilgamesh works decently well with Emiya. Emiya’s supportive triple Arts deck will help Gilgamesh make the most of his Golden Rule through consistent arts chains. Additionally, Gilgamesh can forcibly take the stars from Emiya’s NP with the Collector skill. This works best on Saber heavy stages where you can stack archers without problems.

  • William Shakespeare: As the only servant who has a team-wide Buster buff at the moment of writing, William Shakespeare can provide invaluable support for Gilgamesh’s NP and Buster cards by stacking Enchant with Gilgamesh’s own Charisma. Furthermore, Gilgamesh is afforded even further CE flexibility after their respective strengthening quests due to Shakespeare’s NP charge granting skill and Gilgamesh’s own NP charge skill providing up to 50% NP off the bat.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Interlude 1
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki
1 1
Interlude 2
Chapter Completion: London
2 3
Interlude 3 (ETA 2018/11)
Chapter Completion: America
3 5
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Charisma A+

Increases party's attack for 3 turns.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Attack + 10.5%11.6%12.6%13.7%14.7%15.8%16.8%17.9%18.9%21%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Golden Rule A

Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP Rate + 20%23%26%29%32%35%38%41%44%50%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Collector EX

Increases own critical star absorption for 3 turns.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Absorption + 300%330%360%390%420%450%480%510%540%600%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Treasury of Babylon EX

Increases own critical star absorption for 3 turns.
Charges own NP gauge.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Absorption + 300%330%360%390%420%450%480%510%540%600%
NP + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Replaces Collector EX after Interlude 3 (not available, ETA 2018/11)

Class Skills

Magic Resistance E

Increases debuff resistance by 10%.

Independent Action A+

Increase Critical Strength by 11%.

Divinity B

Increase damage dealt by 180.

Noble Phantasm

Enuma Elish

The Star of Creation that Split Heaven and Earth
RankClassificationHit-Count
A++Anti-World1
Effect

Deals damage to all enemies.

Overcharge Effect

Deals extra damage to Servants except towards Star Attribute Servant.

Does not affect: Nikola Tesla, Romulus, Francis Drake, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mysterious Heroine X, Mysterious Heroine X (Alter), and Sessyoin Kiara.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 300% 400% 450% 475% 500%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Add. Damage + 150% 162.5% 175% 187.5% 200%

Enuma Elish

The Star of Creation that Split Heaven and Earth
RankClassificationHit-Count
EXAnti-World1
Effect

Upgrades via Interlude 2
Increase own NP Damage by 30%.
Deals damage to all enemies.

Overcharge Effect

Deals extra damage to Servants except towards Star Attribute Servant.

Does not affect: Nikola Tesla, Romulus, Francis Drake, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mysterious Heroine X, Mysterious Heroine X (Alter), and Sessyoin Kiara.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 400% 500% 550% 575% 600%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Add. Damage + 150% 162.5% 175% 187.5% 200%

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
100,000
3
300,000
4
1,000,000
Max
3,000,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 200,000
2 → 3 400,000
3 → 4 1,200,000
4 → 5 1,600,000
5 → 6 4,000,000
6 → 7 5,000,000
7 → 8 10,000,000
8 → 9 12,000,000
9 → 10 20,000,000

Unit Info

Star Info

Star Absorption153
Star Generation7.9%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.34%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

Hits Info

# of Hits (A)5
# of Hits (B)5
# of Hits (Q)5
# of Hits (EX)8

Traits Info

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

Death Info

Instant Death Chance31.50%

Other Info

Release HistorySince Launch
GenderMale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) NicknamesKing of Heroes, Gil
AlignmentChaotic Good
Country/Place of OriginBabylonia
IllustratorTakeuchi Takashi
Seiyuu (CV)Tomokazu Seki
SeriesFate/stay night