Ryougi Shiki (Assassin)

Tier
S
Rarity
ID92
Cost12
ClassAssassin
Attr.Mankind
Max HP 11,055
HP Rank
Max ATK 8,867
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,477Base HP1,768
Max Atk 8,867 Max HP 11,055
Grail Atk 10,736 Grail HP 13,404
Stat Ratings
Overview

One of the best welfare Servants in the game and easily the best 4 star Assassin, Shiki is a well-rounded Arts-focused Assassin that focuses on single target damage.Thanks to her good amount of hit counts, NP generation rate, Art-focused deck, and her Yin Yang skill, Shiki has no problem generating NP bar and can spam her Noble Phantasm endlessly in an Arts team. Her star generation is also not bad either, enough for her to work well on her own or provide support to teammates. With her natural critical damage buffs from Mind's Eye and Independent Action, Shiki can also function as an Arts critical damage dealer. To round it off, Shiki also has an on-demand dodge, making her well-suited for tough fights.

All in all, Shiki is a consistent and powerful boss killer in Arts team, but can work well independently of team support.

Strengths

Great NP Generation Rate

Ryougi Shiki has an Arts-focused deck with 2 Arts cards and an Arts Noble Phantasm, allowing her to easily do Arts Chains with teammates.

Her NP generation per hit is quite decent as well (0.8 per hit). While her Arts cards only hit 2 times (3 times for her NP), her Quick cards hit for 4 times each, meaning she can get good NP generation out of her Quick cards and has decent NP refund rate.

Her Yin Yang skill allows her to instantly get 30% NP bar at level 10, allowing her to use her Noble Phantasm on her 1st turn when paired with Craft Essences like Kaleidoscope or maxed limit break Imaginary Element.

Decent Star Generation Rate

Being an Assassin, Shiki has high base star generation rate by default (25%).

This is further helped by her Quick cards hitting 4 times and having a C rank Presence Concealment.

She is a bit weaker than a similar Assassin, Mysterious Heroine X, due to MHX having a higher star generation passive and a high hit count Quick Noble Phantasm, but it is pretty close in terms of overall output.

Can Function as an Arts Critical Damage Dealer

Shiki is one of the rare Assassins that have critical damage buffs in her skillset, allowing her to serve as a critical damage dealer.

Her low star absorption rate might be a problem, but she can offset it by generating critical stars on her own.

Has an On-Demand Dodge

Mind's Eye allows her to survive a lot more proactively compared to Assassins without it like MHX or Camilla.

Great Single-Target Noble Phantasm

Shiki's Noble Phantasm hits quite hard thanks to her Mystic Eye of Death Perception skill and high NP level.

It also ignores Defense buffs, and combined with Mystic Eye of Death Perception's ability to bypass dodge / invulnerability she is a great Servant to bring when faced bosses that has strong defense buff / dodge.

It can also instant kill most mobs due to its secondary effect. However, most bosses will have very low death rate and you should not count on this when using her.

Weaknesses

Low Damage with her Normal Cards

Outside of her Noble Phantasm and the occasional critical hits, Shiki has low damage on her normal cards.

This is due to the Assassin's modifier, as well as her lack of Buster cards and long-lasting self-buffs.

One can solve this by putting her into a heavy Arts team with strong buffers to allow her to spam her Noble Phantasm, or/and supply her with a lot of critical stars.

Poor Durability over Time

Assassin Shiki's HP pool is quite low for a 4 star Servant, coupled with the demerit on her Yin Yang means she might fall down very fast when focused, especially when her dodge is on cooldown.

It is best to pair her with someone that also improve her survivability, such as Jeanne d'Arc or Tamamo no Mae.

Craft Essence Recommendation
  • Formalcraft / Projection: With an Arts-focused deck, more Arts performance booster is never a bad thing. Assassin Shiki gains a lot from these Craft Essences in term of both damage output and NP generation rate.
  • Halloween Princess: Getting a solid NP damage buff will vastly increase her NP damage output, while the starting NP gauge lets her pop off her first NP much sooner. Thanks to Yin Yang she will also get to 100% NP bar easily.
  • Little Halloween Devil / Divine Banquet: Further improving her NP generation rate is not a bad idea, and Little Halloween Devil can also helps her use her 1st NP much faster when you need to burst the boss down fast.
  • Heaven's Feel / Black Grail: Her Noble Phantasm hits really hard and Heaven's Feel will make it even more devastating. You can consider Black Grail as well but with her Yin Yang and Black Grail's demerit she can fall quite fast.
  • Kitchen Patissiere: A solid choice for Shiki as she needs both the star generation and NP generation buff, making her all around better.
  • Another Ending: A really strong Craft Essence for her if the team can help her with star generation (such as having Nero Bride or Fragments of 2030) to facilitate her critical attacks.
Level Up Skill Recommendation
  • Mystic Eye of Death Perception is a no brainer to max first. This skill is Shiki's main steroid and allows her single target Noble Phantasm to hit like a truck. Its Invulnerability Pierce component also allows her to bypass most bosses who like to use Dodge or Invulnerability such as Marie Antoinette.
  • Yin Yang should be maxed right after. This skill is extremely useful for Shiki's role and can even facilitate 1st turn Noble Phantasm when combined with Craft Essences like Kaleidoscope or maxed limit break Imaginary Element.
  • Mind's Eye (Fake) is her main survival tool while also slightly helps her damage output with the Critical Damage buff component. In general, you will most likely use this skill to avoid a Noble Phantasm from the enemies or stalling for time, and the added Critical Damage bonus is just a bonus. If you want to focus more on survivability instead, maxing this skill before Yin Yang can be considered. 
Servant Skills
Mystic Eyes of Death Perception A

Pierce Invincibility for 1 turn
Increases own Arts card performance for 1 turn.
Reduce target enemy's Death Resist for 1 turn

Lvl12345678910
Arts + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Death Resist - 80%82%84%86%88%90%92%94%96%100%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Mind's Eye (Fake) A

Grants self evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own critical damage for 3 turns.

Lvl12345678910
Crit Damage + 20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Yin Yang B

Charges own NP gauge.
Deals 1000 damage to self. HP cannot fall below 1 from this skill. [Demerit]

Lvl12345678910
NP +20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills
Presence Concealment C

Increase Critical Star Generation by 6%.

Independent Action A

Increase Critical Strength by 10%.

Noble Phantasm
Yuishiki - Chokushi no Magan
-
Vijñaptimātratā: Mystic Eyes of Death Perception
RankClassificationHit-Count
EXAnti-Unit3
Effect

Deals damage to a single enemy ignoring Defense.

Overcharge Effect

Chance to inflict Instant Death to target. Affected by enemy's Death Resist.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Death Chance + 100% 110% 120% 130% 140%
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
Unit Info
Star Info
Star Absorption102
Star Generation25.6%
NP Info
NP Charge per Hit (%)0.80%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)4%
Hits Info
# of Hits (A)2
# of Hits (B)1
# of Hits (Q)4
# of Hits (EX)5
Traits Info
Trait 1HumanoidTrait 6
Trait 2ServantTrait 7
Trait 3Weak to Enuma ElishTrait 8
Trait 4Trait 9
Trait 5Trait 10
Death Info
Instant Death Chance44.00%
Other Info
Release HistoryGarden of Order Event
GenderFemale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) NicknamesShiki, Welfare Shiki
AlignmentChaotic Good
Country/Place of OriginMifune City (Japan)
IllustratorTakeuchi Takashi
Seiyuu (CV)Maaya Sakamoto
SeriesKara no Kyoukai

Comments

by Cano (not verified) 2 weeks 1 day ago

Excellent and very complete analysis! Having her is a nice consolation prize for us who could not get neither MHX and/or Jack :P

As an added note, she seems to be ideal to pair with other art based SR chars like Nero and D'Eon... or even help lost causes like Fionn who is also arts based... and SSR chars like Orion and Nero Bride.

by Kazumi (not verified) 1 week 6 days ago

In reply to by Oldscratch (not verified)

He does have 3 Arts cards, but since his NP is a Buster, it doesn't help with the NP spam that arts teams are known for.

by Anonymous (not verified) 2 weeks 1 day ago

Nice work with adding the servants early.

by Anonymous (not verified) 2 weeks 1 day ago

Well, I'm definitely going for her, to be honest I want her Saber version because I have Carmilla as main Assassin already, but she would be a nice addition to my Chaldea.

by Solaris (not verified) 2 weeks 1 day ago

Is she good with Robin Hood ?

while she can help Robin hood with his NP gain and generate some crit stars, that all she can do. What you really want for robin is a servant that is able to poison enemies so that robins NP can do large amounts of damage.

luckily there will be a 3 star assassin down the road that provides a poison debuff on enemies for Robin.

Otherwise, she can work with him but there are better servants to use

Eh? What Robin wants is Tamamo's Fox wedding, a steady supply of stars to boost damage and np gen and, a attack buff that multiplies with the arts buff. At lv10, Robin can keep up poison constantly anyway

by Anonymous (not verified) 2 weeks 1 day ago

Best 4* Assassin. ❤

by Anonymous (not verified) 2 weeks ago

Tamamo has a new best friend! Also like most schmucks I’m lacking in the assassins department so I’m very grateful that she is a welfare servant!

by Sorey (not verified) 1 week 6 days ago

She is good with emiya? with his deck of arts cards and his skills after the strengthening quests?

He's okay because of the 3 arts cards, but his Buster NP means less NP spam since it can't cause an Arts chain with the rest of the team.

yeah I known, but with his strengthening quests, he can make lots of critical stars and I think will be good with shiki critical dramage.

Emiya will take all the stars that it generates Because it has a high absorption of stars
But I think you could use Shiki as a star generator for emiya

by Vino (not verified) 1 week 6 days ago

So when the event is over so is the Assassin version?

I mean you do not get to use the Assassin version outside of the event?

When you clear the quest in Room 504 you get your first copy of her, which just makes your current 'Limited' version permanent
The other 4 copies are obtained through the mission system for this event

If I leveled her up now, will her level revert back when i get the first copy of her at room 504?

As long as you get her in 504 all the leveling becomes permanent. Think of it not as you getting a new Shiki, and more you locking her in so you own her now. So level her now.

You need to beat room 504 to make her permanent in your team (level, ascensions etc included). You can only get the ascension items and extra copies (for NP strenghtening) in this event only.

by Tetsuo (not verified) 1 week 6 days ago

Still new to the game, know a decent amount, but how do you keep ryougi shiki - Assassin, because it says for a limited time. is there a way?

by Yuki (not verified) 1 week 6 days ago

how do you make shiki permanent ? By completing all missions or by playing through the event ?

You can by doing the event - you need to clear a certain mission reward to get a door open i thinks it was around door 500 - 504, one of the 4 doors in 500 will give you Shiki Assassin Permanent unless it the 400- 404 door one of those 4 doors in 400.

Hope these help you and boost your confident to get her :)
Good luck and have fun.

I'm on the 5th floor (though not at Rooms 503 or 504 yet), so I can confirm that the mission to get her permanent is NOT on the 4th floor.

by Yuki (not verified) 1 week 6 days ago

is it worth rolling in this banner i have 60 quartz (also i am kinda saving for jalter and stuff to come much later like raiko etc) so is it worth rolling in this banner once ?

The Ryougi Shiki in the banner is not the same as this one.
As for rolling for her, is your guess. She doesnt have the greatest DPS but her AOE instant death NP and her AOE Deathresist down are pretty good.

by Anna (not verified) 1 week 6 days ago

Will the sharp knives stay in our items list after the event or will they disappear like bottles, cats and ice cream? 😳

Just like other welfare ascension materials, they will stay in your items. Only the currencies would disappear.

by Sakurai Lily (not verified) 1 week 5 days ago

I'm seeing good crit synergy with Nursery Rhyme. Have Hans rounding off the team as support. I'm about it.

by Anonymous (not verified) 1 week 5 days ago

Did a new member write the analysis of Shiki? It looks to be a lot more detailed than the other ones.

Nah i wrote her and i'm definitely not a new member lol. We are just trying out new writing style and format and Shiki Assassin is the first prototype to see if people like it. Then we will be applying the new style / further improve it and create a better template for Servants in the future, as well as revamping the old pages

I for one, very much like the new formatting you wrote, and the seemingly more detailed analysis was well done, I’d love to see everything done like that!

by banana (not verified) 1 week 5 days ago

anyone know whats the condition to keep her after the event end?? really want to up her level but scare that it will go to waste after the event end

It is quite easy to reach room 504, all you have to do is keep on unlocking rooms and then you will have her permanent therefore it is safe to say you can level the temporarily one until you make it permanent.

by Anonymous (not verified) 1 week 4 days ago

This was a great event! Needed an Assassin plus the free quarts that comes with the bond levels.

by Galen 1 week 3 days ago

Ryougi Shiki has been fitting in really well in both an Arts team of David and Tamamo no Mae, as well as my Quick team of Okita and Hassan. In either team I have had her fire off her NP three rounds in a row on more than one occasion. She does crit-charging very well, though better in a Quick team, and she benefits from the Arts chain and loading Tamamo offers.
All in all, she is proving to be a fantastic addition to the game.

by Bloodstar (not verified) 5 days 18 hours ago

What happens if you have Shiki but not able to level her up before her last ascension? Will that mean she stuck with whatever level she can ascend too?

As long as you acquire all ascension materials from the event and unlock her permanently at room 504 you can level/ascend her at your leisure.

by Anonymous (not verified) 3 days 13 hours ago

SO I’m really debating I should keep her or Carmilla as my main assassin. I use Okita 100% of the time because I just love her too much, but I’m not sure who would be better on a team with her. Any help? I also have Hans on my team most of the time for the buffs.

I think she is great main assassin, and I also use Okita with her as much as possible. I have no issues with her star generation, and I've been able to get Quick, Arts, AQQ, or Brave chains 9 turns out 10 as part of my quick team. Okita and Ryougi have been so great at crit-charging their NPs, between the two of them, I've used one NP a round for 5-7 rounds, as they tend to give the other a lot of stars.
I need to level my Hans to get his healing ability to help sustain the deadly ladies.

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