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Base Atk1,656Base HP2,266
Max Atk 10,721 Max HP 15,453
Grail Atk 11,736 Grail HP 16,929

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth


Shiki Saber is an AOE Arts NP spam Saber with a few additional tools in her kit. Possessing the only invulnerability pierce NP of any Saber currently implemented in the game, her damage output is still strikingly consistent regardless of buffs thrown in its path thanks to the combo of invulnerability and defense pierce. With a steady star supply she can recharge her NP gauge with relative ease, and expend it if necessary using her powerful self heal.

She may struggle to compete with vanilla Nero after the Roman’s NP interlude, but her high debuff resistance, low cooldown, heal, and ever-consistent NP always give her a niche.


  • A strong Arts boost from her Mystic Eyes of Death Perception skill and her passive Arts card boost on an Arts AoE NP, Saber Shiki has very strong NP gain, furthered by her above-average Quick card and Extra card NP gain.
  • Arguably the most consistent instant death AoE NP in the game, Saber Shiki can eviscerate entire waves of foes so long as they’re bronze and not Servants.
  • Above-average passive debuff resistance, debuff resistance increasing skill, team debuff cleanse from her NP and her powerful self heal.


  • In spite of her double damage buffs, Saber Shiki’s damage output pales in comparison to her SSR and SR competitors. In a vacuum there’s little reason to deploy her over existing competitors if seeking sheer damage.
  • Saber Shiki’s heal can be difficult to find use for, especially if not NP2 or higher, since using the skill essentially denies her own NP on the same turn.
  • She lacks any form of defensive buff or hard defensive skill like a dodge to avoid NP damage, making her dependant on her allies for that form of defence.

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Formalcraft / Projection: While Saber Shiki has plenty of Arts boosters already, more doesn’t hurt. Her good NP gain means it isn’t too much of a sacrifice to miss out on starting NP gauge, and it aids in her ability to perform back-to-back NPs in a NPAA or NPQA chain.
  • Halloween Princess: Getting a solid NP damage buff will increase Saber Shiki’s NP damage output, while the starting NP gauge lets her pop off her first NP much sooner.
  • Little Halloween Devil / Divine Banquet: Multiplying together with Saber Shiki’s Arts boosters for immense NP gain, these CE’s can really let Saber Shiki’s NP spam power come into its own, at the cost of the damage benefits she may gain otherwise.
  • Black Grail: Only really recommended as her 5k hp per 4 turns heal more than compensates for the CE damage, at the cost of a small chunk of her NP gauge. Only really appropriate if she gets NP gain support from Tamamo or Nero Bride, however.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Shiki's skill leveling is simple. Her expertise is handling AoE Instant Death to clear mobs and gaining NP. Maxing Mystic Eyes of Death Perception first is a must to make her more consistent.

Her second skill, Unyou, on its own is a good attack buff for 3 turns, but it's worth remembering that Shiki's base attack is not stellar and she relies heavily on this as well as her passive "Connection to the Root" to bring her attack up. Between this skill and Yin-Yang, it will prove a lot more crucial to her role in most general circumstances and should be maxed second.

Yin-Yang is a huge heal at max level on a low cooldown. This coupled with her high health pool make her quite durable for a Servant without dodge / invulnerability. It is a skill worth maxing, although it is best used if she has NP level 2 or higher to avoid wasting her NP bar.

Servant Skills

Mystic Eyes of Death Perception C

Ignores Invincibility for 1 turn.
Increases own Arts performance for 1 turn.
Reduces all enemies' Instant-Death resistance for 1 turn.

Show Info
Arts + 25%26.5%28%29.5%31%32.5%34%35.5%37%40%
Death Resist - 60%62%64%66%68%70%72%74%76%80%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Unyou B

Increases own attack for 3 turns.
Increases own mental debuff resistance for 3 turns.

Show Info
Attack + 15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%25%
Debuff Res + 18%19.8%21.6%23.4%25.2%27%28.8%30.6%32.4%36%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Yin-Yang A

Recovers own HP.
Reduces own NP gauge by 10%. [Demerit]

Show Info
Heal +2000HP2300HP2600HP2900HP3200HP3500HP3800HP4100HP4400HP5000HP
CD 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Magic Resistance A

Increase your Debuff Resist by 20%.

Connection to the Root A

Increase your Buster Card effectiveness by 6%.
Increase your Arts Card effectiveness by 6%.
Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 6%.

Independent Manifestation C

Increase your Critical Strength by 6%
Increase your Mental Debuff Resist by 6%.
Increase your Death Resist by 6%.

Noble Phantasm

Amalavijñāna - Boundary of Emptiness


Deals damage ignoring defense boosts to all enemies.
Cure party's debuffs.

Overcharge Effect

Chance to instant death of all enemies.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 450% 600% 675% 712.5% 750%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Death Chance + 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

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 Generation9.9%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.84%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

Hits Info

# of Hits (A)2
# of Hits (B)1
# of Hits (Q)4
# of Hits (EX)4

Traits Info

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

Death Info

Instant Death Chance24.50%

Other Info

Release HistoryGarden of Order Event
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Akasha, Void Shiki
AlignmentNeutral Balanced
Country/Place of OriginMifune City (Japan)
IllustratorTakeuchi Takashi
Seiyuu (CV)Maaya Sakamoto
SeriesKara no Kyoukai