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Tier
3

Rarity
ID30
Cost12
ClassRider
Attr.Mankind
Base Atk1,335Base HP2,090
Max Atk 8,014 Max HP 13,068
Grail Atk 9,703 Grail HP 15,845

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

The waterside saint who tamed a dragon, Martha is one of a few supportive Riders in the game, and with a specific niche that makes her a unique unit. Several Servants have NPs or skills that have the drawback of inflicting self stun (Jeanne D’Arc and Tamamo Cat as examples). Martha is the only unit with an on-demand skill that functions as a party-wide debuff cleanse, which helps offset these demerits.

Outside of that niche, Martha is pretty mediocre. She’s got good bulk and effective debuff immunity thanks to Protection of the Faith, but her NP doesn’t inflict much damage and her card deck does not compliment her NP’s card type (Buster), so she’s not particularly viable in a vacuum.

With her first Rank Up quest, her second skill is much more useful as a group heal. After unlocking her 2nd Rank Up, she gains a third skill that functions as a targeted enemy defense down debuff + buff removal, which is enormously useful against bosses in the future that will use buffs that can cause a lot of trouble for your party otherwise. This third skill significantly bumps up her utility in teams. She also gets a buff to her NP damage as well (3rd Rank Up, ETA 2/2020), which helps her damage output.

Strengths

Good Survivability

High base HP, two heals and extremely good debuff resistance makes her incredibly durable.

Team Debuff Cleanse

Being the only Servant in the game with a team debuff cleanse on a skill, she has an excellent niche in supporting servants with crippling self-debuffs.

Good NP Generation

Three Arts cards and ‘Caster’-style card hit counts means her NP gain is excellent, allowing her to NP spam in the right conditions.

Enemy Defense Debuff (NP)

Her NP inflicts a 20% defense debuff on all enemies for 3 turns, which is helpful in supporting damage output of allies. In the future, she will also gain a single target defense debuff skill that additionally removes all buffs from one enemy.

Weaknesses

Poor Offense

Her low attack, single Buster card and lack of offensive steroids means even with her NP up she can’t hit particularly hard. She also cannot form a Buster Brave chain with her own NP as she only has one Buster card.

Limited Skillset Variety

As of now, all her skills are centered around healing. Without damage taken to the party, her skills remain unused. Even then, she has difficulty healing a single ally that has taken multiple hits from an enemy, as her heal value is relatively weak, while her first skill only heals herself. Outside of her niche of aiding self-stun inflicting NPs (such as Jeanne and Tamamo Cat), her supportive role is somewhat mediocre.

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Formalcraft, Projection: Martha has a lot of Arts cards, and this will improve them in every aspect. The only downside is it doesn’t help her NP gain with her other cards, and her NP will still hit like a wet noodle.

  • Heaven’s Feel: If you’re not liking the wet noodle, this 40% (50%) NP damage buff will make it hit like a typical AOE NP will. Thanks to Martha’s good NP gain, she won’t have much issue charging up Tarrasque to hit with this, so it’s a pretty solid option.

  • Divine Banquet: Alternative to an Arts booster CE, for better NP spam but worse regular card output. With proper critical star support, it may be possible to stack defense debuffs from her NP for massive damage, but it’s probably not worth the effort.

  • Beasts Under the Moon: If you had decided to choose this CE during the Chaldea Boys’ Event, it gives an NP generation boost, critical star generation boost, and some HP regeneration per turn, which will enhance her durability while allowing for better NP spam.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Protection of the Faith A – Her first skill - Protection of Faith isn't appealing to max, as its use is quite limited other than just being a decent self-heal. As a result, it is recommended to hold onto resources and wait for her eventual third skill - Oath of the Holy Maiden, which is only available after a future Rank Up quest.

Miracle D – Martha's identity as a support Servant is based around her Miracle skill, as it has one of the rare perks of being a teamwide debuff clearance skill, which is immensely helpful in particularly challenging content. Thus, it is quite beneficial to have it maxed early to get a hefty 2 turns cooldown reduction.

Oath of the Holy Maiden C – This skill gives her a particularly useful 30% def debuff for 3 turns with a 5 turns cooldown for hard boss fights, alongside a fantastic ability to remove buffs on target (such as against stacking Imperial Privilege Nero). It should be maxed as soon as possible after Miracle, as it truly rounds up Martha as a good support to use, especially for teams that use units with self-inflicted debuffs like Jeanne or Tamamo Cat.

Suggested Servant Synergies

  • Jeanne d’Arc: Jeanne has a self-stun on her NP, while Martha has the only on-demand team-wide cleanse at the moment with her Miracle skill. Resolving the stun not only affords Jeanne more safety but also fixes the team damage potential by making sure there are no dead cards. Jeanne and Martha’s triple arts deck also ensures consistent art chains to spam Noble Phantasms.

  • Tamamo Cat: In a similar case to Jeanne, Tamamo cat is especially vulnerable post-Noble Phantasm due to her self-stun and lack of invincibility. Martha’s Miracle skill allows her to immediately contribute and prevents Tamamo Cat’s Morph defense buff to go on further cooldown. Additionally, as a Berserker, Tamamo Cat can make good use of Martha’s NP to deal more damage and gain more healing from overcharge.

  • Edward Teach: If you want to use Martha as an offensive servant, Edward Teach’s Voyager of the Storm will make her NP hit harder through a combined Attack and NP damage up buff. Martha’s triple arts will help Teach build arts chains, and overall their NP’s are fittingly Buster despite having only one Buster card in their normal command decks. Meanwhile, Martha’s Miracle can remove Teach’s self-debuff weakness on Pirate’s Glory, not that it matters much. Additionally, Teach can help Martha tank better post Rank Up with an up to 4000 HP heal.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Interlude 1
Chapter Completion: Orleans
1 2
Interlude 2
Chapter Completion: Septem
2 3
Rank Up 1
Chapter Completion: Chaldea Gate
4 0
Rank Up 2
Chapter Completion: Chaldea Gate
4 0
Rank Up 3 (ETA: 2020/02)
Chapter Completion:
4 0
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Protection of the Faith A

Increases own debuff resistance for 3 turns.
Recovers own HP.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Debuff Res + 50%55%60%65%70%75%80%85%90%100%
Heal + 1000115013001450160017501900205022002500
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Miracle D

Recovers party's HP.
Removes party's debuffs.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Heal + 3004205406607809001020114012601500
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Miracle D+

Recovers party's HP.
Removes party's debuffs.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Heal + 1000110012001300140015001600170018002000
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Upgrades after 1st Rank Up Quest

Unlocks after 2nd Rank Up Quest

Class Skills

Magic Resistance A

Increase your Debuff Resist by 20%.

Riding A++

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 11.5%.

Divinity C

Apply Damage Plus for yourself (Total Card Damage +150).

Noble Phantasm

Tarasque

O Tragic Drake Who Knew Naught of Love
RankClassificationHit-Count
A+Anti-Army1
Effect

Deals damage to all enemies.

Overcharge Effect

Reduces the defense of all enemies (3 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 300% 400% 450% 475% 500%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Defense - 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%

Tarasque

O Tragic Drake Who Knew Naught of Love
RankClassificationHit-Count
EXAnti-Army1
Effect

Upgrade via Rank Up 3 (not available, ETA 2020/03).
Increases own Buster performance by 20% for 1 turn.
Deals damage to all enemies.

Overcharge Effect

Reduces their defense for 3 turns.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 400% 500% 550% 575% 600%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Defense - 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%

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 Absorption205
Star Generation9.0%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)1.58%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

Hits Info

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

Traits Info

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

Death Info

Instant Death Chance30.00%

Other Info

Release HistorySince Launch
GenderFemale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames St. Martha of Bethany, Lewd Nun
AlignmentLawful Good
Country/Place of OriginIsrael
IllustratorMineji Sakamoto
Seiyuu (CV)Saori Hayami
SeriesFate/Grand Order