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Tier
4

Lancer
April Fool's
3
3
1
5
3
Attribute
Human
Alignment
Neutral Evil
Max HP 11,360
HP Rank
Max ATK 9,653
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,608Base HP1,817
Max Atk 9,653 Max HP 11,360
Grail Atk 11,688 Grail HP 13,774
NP per Hit (%) 0.52%
NP when Attacked (%) 4%
Star Absorption 87
Star Generation per Hit 12.2%

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Servant Skills


Available from the start

Sphere Boundary B

Grants self Evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own critical star absorption for 1 turn.

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Lvl12345678910
Absorption + 300% 320% 340% 360% 380% 400% 420% 440% 460% 500%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Juezhao B

Ignores Invincibility for 1 turn.
Increases own Arts performance for 1 turn.

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Arts + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Magic Resistance D

Increase your Debuff Resist by 12.5%.

Noble Phantasm

Shen Qiang Wu Er Da

Deal significant DEF-ignoring damage to a single enemy.
Decrease DEF for a single enemy by 20% (3 turns).

<Overcharge>

Chance to inflict Death for a single enemy.

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Shen Qiang Wu Er Da

God Spear, No Second Strike

Rank Classification Hit-Count
Anti-Personnel 3
Effect

Deal significant DEF-ignoring damage to a single enemy.
Decrease DEF for a single enemy by 20% (3 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Overcharge Effect

Chance to inflict Death for a single enemy.

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
Shen Qiang Wu Er Da (Upgrade 1) '-'

Upgrades after Rank Up Quest 1. (Not available, ETA 2/2021)

Deal significant DEF-ignoring damage to a single enemy.
Decrease DEF for a single enemy by 30% (3 turns).

<Overcharge> Chance to inflict Death for a single enemy.

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Shen Qiang Wu Er Da (Upgrade 1)

God Spear, No Second Strike

Rank Classification Hit-Count
'-' Anti-Personnel 3
Effect Deal significant DEF-ignoring damage to a single enemy.
Decrease DEF for a single enemy by 30% (3 turns).
Level 1 2 3 4 5
1200% 1500% 1650% 1725% 1800%
30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Overcharge Effect Chance to inflict Death for a single enemy.
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
40% 50% 60% 70% 80%

Assorted Info

ID 102
Cost 12
Gender Male
Growth S
Inst. Death Chance 40.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Arts 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 6,13,20,26,35
Damage Distribution NP 12,25,63

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Interlude 1 (ETA 07/2019)
Chapter Completion:

Ascension: 2

Bond: 3

Rank Up 1 (ETA 2/2021)
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

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

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 6,125 262,500 290,000 300,500 309,500 315,000
Reaching the Zenith of My Skill

When equipped on Li Shuwen (Lancer),
Increase Arts Card performance by 15% while he's on the field.

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Overview

Legends speak of “God Spear Li”, a Chinese martial arts master who never had to strike the same opponent twice. His aptly named Noble Phantasm: Shen Qiang Wu Er Da roughly translates to “God Spear, No Second Strike”, and is a single-target defense-piercing Arts NP that inflicts defense down (20%) for 3 turns. With one of the few accessible Arts-type NPs on a Lancer-class servant, Li Shuwen has a unique place in the Lancer roster.

With decent base Attack, a chunky 50% Arts Performance buff in Juezhao, and the Lancer 1.05x damage modifier, Li Shuwen deals impressive burst damage with his NP even before his Rank Up. Masters can subsequently combine his burst with his Critical Gathering and 100% (!) Critical Damage skills, especially as his NP inflicts a strong Defense Down. The trinity buff-stacking of Arts Performance, Defense Down, and Critical Damage can lead to some really impressive Arts critical hits. Li Shuwen is also true to the chant of "No Second Strike" as his NP pierces defense buffs by default, while his skills enable him to pierce both Evasion and Invincibility.

Unfortunately, with one of the poorest NP generation rates in the Lancer class, Li Shuwen has great difficulty actually charging his NP in time. However, his largest problem is his overall incredibly burst-heavy nature. With all of his steroids lasting for a single turn, and carrying a 6 turn cooldown even at max, Li Shuwen struggles to deal consistent high damage. One can stagger his buffs to spread them out more, but this lessens the overall synergy between his skills. In addition, firing off all his buffs at once can waste many of the secondary effects his skills possess. 

Thus, Li Shuwen is a capable Arts Lancer, but in an era of Break Bars his burst heavy nature is noticeably less useful. Masters with a preference for Arts teams will find him highly useful however, especially if they can supply him with Critical Stars. 

Strengths

Rare Arts Lancer

Li Shuwen synergizes well with any Arts-based rosters. For Masters who prefer the playing style of Arts Servants, Li Shuwen is one of the few options within the Lancer class, which typically contains Servants with a QQABB deck. This capability alone grants him a unique position. 

Strong Burst Potential

With 3 powerful single turn buffs with very high scaling effects, in an optimal setting Li Shuwen can utterly destroy one enemy if supplied with sufficient critical stars. Any NPAA critical chain can deal some staggering damage while also carrying a great deal of NP Generation for the next NP. His Rank Up will further improve his burst via his NP, while also buffing the defense down on his NP to 30%. 

Unstoppable Damage

One of Li Shuwen's specialities is doing damage which cannot be impeded. With access to Defense-Piercing damage via his NP, Sure Hit via Chinese Martial Arts and Invincibility Pierce via Juezhao, Li Shuwen can deal with almost any enemy defense types. Do note that Pierce Invincibility also affects Evasion, making Sure Hit redundant that turn. 

Evasion

Sphere Boundary grants Li Shuwen Evasion as well as Critical Gathering. Hard survival skills are usually not provided by Arts teams, making him a fair bit sturdier especially against enemy NPs. 

Weaknesses

Poor NP Generation

Li Shuwen's base NP gain of 0.52% is among the lowest of his class. While this is slightly offset by his two-Arts QQAAB deck, his Arts cards themselves are rather mediocre. Li Shuwen has to rely on support and frequent Arts chains to use his NP often. 

Buffs Last 1 Turn Only

Both his main steroids last for a single turn, and have a 6-turn cooldown at minimum. While this means that his damage output is potentially great, it will be in a single burst rather than consistently across turns. With the strongest opponents having multiple, but smaller, HP bars, this makes Li Shuwen relatively less powerful. 

Wasted Secondary Effects

All of Li Shuwen's skills carry 2 main benefits. However, Masters typically want only one of those effects at a time, yet the synergy between his damage skills force Li Shuwen to often use them all at once. The Sure Hit buff can be made redundant by Invincibility Pierce, while Masters often forego the Evasion from Sphere Boundary for the Critical Gathering buff (or vice versa).  

Prefers Critical Star Support

While Li Shuwen carries 2 Quick cards, his own star generation is rather poor. To fully make use of his critical damage buff, Masters will need to supply him with some additional critical stars. Fortunately, his Star Gathering buff ensures he won't need that many. 

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Chinese Martial Arts (Liu He Da Qiang) A++

Ignores Evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own critical damage for 1 turn.

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Crit Damage + 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Sphere Boundary B

Grants self Evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own critical star absorption for 1 turn.

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Absorption + 300% 320% 340% 360% 380% 400% 420% 440% 460% 500%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Juezhao B

Ignores Invincibility for 1 turn.
Increases own Arts performance for 1 turn.

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Arts + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

With all of Li Shuwen's skill scaling well with additional levels, and with their initial cooldowns being incredibly long, Masters are advised to at least level his skills to rank 6. Typically, improving his main Arts steroid is the most reliable way to boost his overall performance as it improves his generation capability as well.

  • Li Shuwen’s Chinese Martial Arts A++ grants a hefty +100% crit damage for 1 turn at maximum level, as well as granting Sure Hit for 1 turn. Enhancing this skill allows Li Shuwen to better take advantage of the Star Gathering granted by Sphere Boundary and is generally selected second for leveling. 
  • His Sphere Boundary B is great: it grants him Evasion and increases his critical star Gathering for 1 turn. However, the evasion is just as effective at level 1 as it is at level 10, while the star Gathering boost is also already decent at level 1 at 300%. That said, his Lancer class base star weight isn't ideal for a critical Servant, and the boost in scaling will go a long way. Generally it is still leveled last as it does not boost his damage directly.
  • Juezhao B skill is Li Shuwen's highest priority skill as it directly boosts his NP Damage and NP refund, with the added bonus of granting Ignore Invincibility for 1 turn. Ignore Invincibility will pierce through both Evasion and Invincibility.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Due to Li Shuwen's burst heavy nature, Masters can go in a variety of directions. Starting NP Gauge is highly recommended for his general use as charging his NP otherwise can be very taxing. Masters can bring NP Damage Up to further improve his burst capability - yet Arts Performance Up and Critical Damage Up work very well to shore up his performance when his skills are down. That they stack additively is not such a big deal compared to the overall benefit. Lastly, Critical Star Gathering can ease the stress on Li Shuwen's Evasion skill. 

  • Golden Sumo / Holy Night Supper / Kaleidoscope: Any Starting NP Gauge CEs are great for clearing normal difficulty quests. 
  • Formal Craft / Another Ending / Kaleid Sapphire / Projection: Any of the standard strong Arts Performance options work well with Li Shuwen inbetween activations of Juezhao.
  • Conversation on the Hot Sands: For Challenging encounters where Li Shuwen's Evasion must be saved for survival, Conversation on the Hot Sands is a potent darkhorse option so that Li Shuwen can still unleash critical damage. 
  • Black Grail: Still Li Shuwen's most powerful option, although it carries a heavy demerit.

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Other Info

Release Date America Chapter Release
AKA/Alias/Nicknames Young Li Shuwen
Country/Place of Origin China
Illustrator Arco Wada
Seiyuu (CV) Kunihiko Yasui
Series Fate/EXTRA

Parameters

STR
B
END
C
AGL
A
MP
E
LUK
E
NP
-

Valentine's CE

Availability

Story-locked - Only available in the Story Summon after completing their associated Story section, or in limited banners in which they are explicitly listed as a Rate-Up Servant.

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