Nero Claudius (Bride)

Nero Claudius (Bride) Discussion

Start Discussion!
See All

Table of Contents


Base Atk1,793Base HP2,089
Max Atk 11,607 Max HP 14,248
Grail Atk 12,706 Grail HP 15,609

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth


Possessing a skillset that is versatile in both supporting / using on herself, great NP generation and a single targeted Arts Noble Phantasm with good secondary effect, Nero Bride has almost everything you want from an Arts-focused Servant. Nero Bride is best used in an Arts team setup, either as the main damage outlet or a supportive Servant. Thanks to her first and second skill, she can do both roles quite well. She can also work in a standard team, as her buffs are universal stat buffs that pretty much any Servant would enjoy having. She can also hold her own in combat as well, with a balanced Saber card deck and great stats.

That being said, the lovely empress is not without drawbacks. First thing first, for an Arts-focused Servant, Nero Bride's NP refund rate (as in the NP she gets back from using her Art Noble Phantasm) isn't high because her Noble Phantasm only has two hits. Additionally, her survivability is not stellar either. While her third skill gives her good staying power, she is helpless on her own against powerful Noble Phantasms. Her last problem is her Interlude for Noble Phantasm is not available until a long time into the game.

Overall, there is no denying that Nero Bride is a good Servant and will be a great addition to any player looking to summon her.  


  • Nero Bride has three strong targetable buffs that most damage dealers love to get. As a result, Nero Bride is more versatile than most supports / damage dealers as she can occupy both roles.
  • Has great NP generation rate per hit and generally doesn't have a problem getting from 0 to 100% NP bar with her normal Arts cards. It is not uncommon to see Nero completely refill her NP bar with an NP - Arts - Arts - Brave Chain and her 1st skill.
  • Her NP generation also bolster teammates' damage in boss battle, and thanks to her quick NP generation, she can often stack the Defense debuffs to make it even more effective.


  • Does not use her kit well on herself, making her sort of stuck in limbo between a damage dealer and support.
  • Poor NP refund rate due to low hit count on her Noble Phantasm.
  • Lack a reliable survivability tools makes her more reliant on her teammates to get out of dangerous situations. This also hurts her viability as most strong Arts supports/damage dealer have great boss controls or survivability tools

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Formal Craft / Projection: Standard Arts cards performance boosters are no-brainers on Nero Bride, as they help both her damage output and NP generation rate.
  • Another Ending: This Craft Essence can work if she is paired alongside Servants with critical damage buffs like Hans or Zhuge Liang, and a way to supply her critical stars. Nero Bride can gain NP extremely fast with her critical attacks and can endlessly chain her Noble Phantasm when she gets rolling.
  • Heaven's Feel / Black Grail: The effect of Nero Bride's lack of NP buff Interlude is very apparent. These Craft Essences can help offset that and make her legitimate threat in a team more geared toward spamming Noble Phantasm.
  • A Fragment of 2030: The best Craft Essence for most support Servants and Nero Bride is no exception.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

If you are planning on using Nero Bride extensively, then leveling all of her skills will greatly benefit you. She has a great supporting skillset that can also be used to turn herself into a well-rounded Servant.

Nero Bride's best skill is her 2nd skill - Flowers for the Earth. A 40% Attack buff along with a 50% star generation buff for 3 turns on a 6 turn cooldown is absolutely stellar. There are very few targetable buffs in the game with as much value as this skill.

Nero Bride often sees use in an Arts team, and this is where her first skill - Stars for the Sky -shines the most. 45% NP generation for 3 turns can turn many Art-focused Servants into NP spamming machines. Outside of Arts team, it can also help Servants like Jack the Ripper, Okita Souji or Brynhildr and make their NP generation rate even more jaw-dropping. The main downside of this skill is its huge cooldown.

Her third skill is a solid heal + Defense buff with a standard cooldown (5 turns at max). While this skill in itself is great, its value is arguably lower than her other two. That being said, it still provides a lot of staying power to Nero herself or her teammates.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Chapter Completion: London
1 2
Interlude 2 (ETA: 2019/04)
Chapter Completion: Solomon
4 5
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Stars for the Sky A

Increases one ally's NP generation rate for 3 turns.

Show Info
NP Rate + 35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%45%
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7

Available from the start

Flowers for the Earth A

Increases one ally's attack for 3 turns.
Increases their critical star generation rate for 3 turns.

Show Info
Attack + 30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%40%
Star Rate + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Love for the People A

Recovers one ally's HP.
Increases their defense for 3 turns.

Show Info
Heal 1000 HP1200 HP1400 HP1600 HP1800 HP2000 HP2200 HP2400 HP2600 HP3000 HP
Defense + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Magic Resistance C

Increase your Debuff Resist by 15%.

Riding B

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

Fax Caelestis

Closing Rose That Fames Stars

Deal significant damage to a single enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Inflicts Burn (5 turns).
Reduces defense (5 turns).
Decreases Critical Hit Rate (5 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
Burn Damage + 500 600 700 800 900
Defense - 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
Crit Chance - 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%

Fax Caelestis

Closing Rose That Fames Stars
EffectUpgrades after 2nd Interlude (not available, ETA 2019/04)
Deal significant damage to a single enemy.
Overcharge Effect

Inflicts Burn (5 turns).
Reduces defense (5 turns).
Decreases Critical Hit Rate (5 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 1200% 1500% 1650% 1725% 1800%
Burn Damage + 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000
Defense - 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
Crit Chance - 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%

Ascension Materials


Skill Enhancement Materials

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 Absorption102
Star Generation10.1%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.70%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

Hits Info

# of Hits (A)3
# of Hits (B)1
# of Hits (Q)3
# of Hits (EX)4

Traits Info

Trait 1HumanoidTrait 6Weak to Enuma Elish
Trait 2ServantTrait 7Heaven or Earth
Trait 3RidingTrait 8
Trait 4SaberfaceTrait 9
Trait 5RomanTrait 10

Death Info

Instant Death Chance35.00%

Other Info

Release HistoryWhite Day Campaign
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Nero Bride
AlignmentChaotic Bride
Country/Place of OriginItaly
IllustratorArco Wada
Seiyuu (CV)Sakura Tange
SeriesFate/EXTRA CCC