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Tier
4

Rarity
ID77
Cost16
ClassArcher
Attr.Star
Max HP 13,825
HP Rank
Max ATK 11,781
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,820Base HP2,027
Max Atk 11,781 Max HP 13,825
Grail Atk 12,896 Grail HP 15,146

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

Nikola Tesla, pioneer and innovator of alternating current, joins Chaldea as a self-sufficient sturdy NP spammer with a powerful AoE Buster NP. His NP can be used both for farming and battling Sky and Earth attribute Servants due to its bonus damage against them. Additionally, with his ability to easily charge up his NP, he can reliably use his NP multiple times in one battle. Tesla also has some critical damage potential from his above average critical weight, Independent Action, and his on-demand stars. These facets enable him to use crits to both deal more damage and charge up his NP even faster. Finally, Tesla also has some defensive capabilities with a skill which gives him Guts as well as a high chance to increase his defense.

Tesla’s ability to dip his finger in multiple roles comes at the cost of reliability. Until his strengthening, he lacks a consistent damage steroid for his NP. His reliance on skills for stars and his lack of critical-modifying skills outside of his passive hamper his ability to crit as often and as powerfully as he wants. Nevertheless, with a good team to promote his NP consistency, Tesla turns into a damage output machine and is definitely a good addition to Chaldea.

Strengths

Consistent AoE NP and Attack Damage

With his Galvanism giving him additional NP generation as well as the NP charge from Pioneer of the Stars, Tesla can consistently cast his Buster NP. While the NP itself deals a good amount of AoE damage, when considering Tesla’s ability to use it constantly, it gives him monstrous damage output. He also can also perform an NP-B-B Buster Brave Chain, a bonus to his overall attacking power as well, as well as ignore Invincibility via once again, Pioneer of the Stars. Additionally, the stars generated by said skill can also help Tesla generate NP or deal more damage via his above average critical capabilities. Note that Tesla’s NP has a small chance to stun, which is unreliable but can be played around with.

Niche Against Sky and Earth Servants

In a situation where a good chunk of Servants have either the Sky or Earth attribute, Tesla’s NP bonus damage against them is very welcome and can aid him in challenge quests or boss battles.

Weaknesses

Lack of Strong Critical Skills

While Tesla does dabble with using crits, he lacks skills that provide him critical weight and additional critical damage. Though an above average critical weight and Independent Action will indeed enable him to function as a critical user, he does nothing to justify using him as a critical damage dealer over any other archer.

Not Self-Sufficient in Generating Stars

Given his hit counts and mediocre star generation, Tesla sadly also can’t generate enough stars to fully sate his critical appetite. Thus, he may need to rely on other, more specialized Servants to generate the stars he needs. Though Pioneer of the Stars gives a small sum of stars, its 6-turn cooldown leaves it unable to fulfill all Tesla’s star generation needs.

Lack of Consistent Damage Steroid for NP

Until the buff to his Inherent Wisdom, Tesla’s only NP damage boost is RNG-dependent, so he has to make up for lower damage per NP with sheer quantity.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Tesla wants CEs which help him deal more damage with his NP, on the account on how fast he can generate it. He also benefits from CEs which increase his Buster Performance, as his NP is also Buster. Additionally, given Pioneer of the Stars can instantly give 50% NP, he also can benefit from CEs which give out starting NP + a bonus effect.
 

  • Heaven’s Feel / Halloween Princess / Black Grail: As Tesla can spam his NP relatively easily, having CEs which increase his NP damage consistently allows him to deal more overall damage to enemies, especially against his favored opponents.
     
  • Limited/Zero Over / Verdant Sound of Destruction: Sporting the ability to NP Buster Brave Chain, Tesla can make good use of Buster Performance boosts. This buff can be stronger than pure NP damage CEs due to stacking with Tesla’s native NP damage buff multiplicatively.
     
  • Hero Elly’s Adventure: Buster Performance and NP damage, both aid in Tesla’s game plan and give him even higher damage output.
     
  • Partake with the King: Buster Performance with starting NP which allows for an instant-NP when a maxed out Pioneer of the Stars is used.
     
  • Victor of the Moon: A good combination between Buster performance and critical effectiveness, this CE allows Tesla to leverage his Buster card set and above-average star weight.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

All of Tesla’s skills contribute to his overall kit and should ideally be levelled with each other, but in terms of overall usefulness and effectiveness, certain skills outperform others and can be prioritized.

  • Pioneer of the Stars definitely should be leveled first and foremost due to its plethora of  effects. Its main benefit is the 50% NP Charge at maximum level, but having the invulnerability pierce and critical stars on a lower cooldown shouldn’t be underestimated either.
  • Inherent Wisdom, Tesla’s chance-based defensive/offensive skill may not be as reliable as he wants it to be, but the 80% chance to get the NP damage buff (and a guaranteed ATK buff post-strengthening) is high enough to warrant investing in lowering the skill cooldown. The defensive tools it gives are also handy against more difficult opponent.
  • Galvanism isn’t a bad skill considering that  Tesla wants to spam his NP. However, given the usefulness of his other skills, it can be left for last if need be. Do note that it can also be leveled simultaneously with the other skills to benefit Tesla.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Interlude
Chapter Completion: London
2 3
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Galvanism A

Increases own NP generation rate for 3 turns.

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NP Rate + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Inherent Wisdom A

Grants self Guts status for 1 time, 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own defense for 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own NP damage for 1 turn.

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Revive HP 1000120014001600180020002200240026003000
Defense + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
NP Damage + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Natural Intelligence EX

Grants self Guts status for 1 time, 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own defense for 3 turns.
80% Chance to increase own NP damage for 3 turns.
Increases own attack for 3 turns.

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Lvl12345678910
Revive HP 1000120014001600180020002200240026003000
Defense + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
NP Damage + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
Attack + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Upgrades after Strengthening Quest (not available, ETA 2019/08)

Pioneer of the Stars EX

Charges own NP gauge.
Ignores Invincibility for 3 turns.
Gains 10 critical stars.

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Lvl12345678910
NP + 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 C

Increases debuffs resistance by 15%.

Independent Action B

Increase Critical Strength by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

System Keraunos EX

Legend of Mankind - Advent of Lightning
RankClassificationHit-Count
EXAnti-Fortress3
Effect

Deals damage to all enemies.
30% chance to stun all enemies (1 turn).
(Demerit) Deals 500 damage to self.

Overcharge Effect

Deals extra damage to Earth or Sky Servant.

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

System Keraunos 'EX'

Legend of Mankind - Advent of Lightning
RankClassificationHit-Count
'EX'Anti-Fortress3
Effect

(Unlock via Interlude Quest)
Deals damage to all enemies.
40% chance to stun all enemies (1 turn).
(Demerit) Deals 500 damage to self.

Overcharge Effect

Deals extra damage against Earth or Sky enemies.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 400% 500% 550% 575% 600%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
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 Absorption147
Star Generation7.9%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.87%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

Hits Info

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

Traits Info

Trait 1HumanoidTrait 6
Trait 2ServantTrait 7
Trait 3n/aTrait 8
Trait 4Brynhildr's BelovedTrait 9
Trait 5Trait 10

Death Info

Instant Death Chance31.50%

Other Info

Release HistoryLondon Chapter Release
GenderMale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames
AlignmentChaotic Good
Country/Place of OriginCroatia
IllustratorNamaniku ATK (Nitroplus)
Seiyuu (CV)Tetsu Inada
SeriesFate/Grand Order