|Base Atk||1,508||Base HP||1,786|
|Max Atk||9,049||Max HP||11,168|
|Grail Atk||10,956||Grail HP||13,541|
With various Gae Bolg in hand, the mistress of Summer Scathach makes her debut as a welfare Servant in the Assassin class. With a vast toolkit of skills, this Scathach dips her toes in many different waters. She can taunt, heal, protect, critical hard, pierce invulnerability, and even inflict the (sadly mostly useless) Instant Death effect. Yet, that is also her major flaw. With her skills so spread out and with so many different effects, she is a master of none. With all skills possessing two effects, making use of one effect often results in the other going to waste.
Still, her powerful, and fully upgraded Area of Effect NP will provide immense value to any Master. For most Masters, Strong AoE Assassins are a relative rarity without resorting to rolling the gacha. With spread out hit-counts and decent NP generation, charging that NP is usually not a problem. Her Quick-deck also provides enough star generation potential that she can step into the role of providing stars to the team.
Powerful Noble Phantasm
Scathach (Assassin)’s most useful aspect is her powerful AoE Noble Phantasm. With easy access to a fully upgraded NP, high attack for an Assassin and a significant Quick steroid, Scathach can clear the field of any Rider opponents. Furthermore, Scathach will be able to create a good amount of stars while doing so.
Decent Star Generator
With a Quick-deck and an AoE 5-hit Quick NP, Scathach can fill in as a star generator. With her summer attire being the opposite of “subtle” though, Scathach’s Presence Concealment comes in at a measly 2% which doesn’t improve her relatively low 3-hit Quick card. Without her NP, Scathach provides a decent, if average amount of stars to a team for an Assassin. However, her 5-hit Quick NP will generate significant sums of stars against a full enemy team.
Team Utility and Support
Despite the mish-mash nature of her skills, Scathach (Assassin) can provide some very useful team support and utility in the right moments. These skills are best combined with other skills to extract their full value, such as combining an Evasion/Invulnerability with her Beach Crisis’s Taunt or combining Primordial Rune (Ocean) with another defense cut.
Master of None
While having the flexibility to respond to many different situations is great, it comes at a price. Similar to Li Shuwen, her skills have higher cooldowns at max rank, last for a single turn and offer multiple effects. As a Master’s roster keeps growing, completing a quest often comes down to picking the best tool for the job.
Scathach unfortunately suffers from having a very all-round kit without being devotedly strong at a niche like star generation or team support. Ultimately, Scathach is simply a massive AoE Assassin stick with which to beat enemies.
Scathach (Assassin)’s kit is potentially very flexible, yet requires a Master to bring together some very specific circumstances to fully make use of each aspect. For example, Beach Crisis packs a very useful taunt, yet also contains Scathach’s critical steroid. A turn where Scathach needs to tank for another doesn’t often overlap with a turn in which she can deal tremendous critical damage. Primordial Rune (Sea) heals for a significant amount, but also reduces damage and therefore would be useful before damage is received. Furthermore, should it be used as Scathach taunts or to protect another? In practice, Scathach (Assassin) often has to make some sacrifices.
In general, there are three primary effects that Scathach (Assassin) benefits tremendously from. Improved Quick Card Effectiveness will aid Scathach for sustained performance, boosting her star generation, NP gain and damage for Quick cards. NP Damage Up meanwhile significantly buffs the strongest aspect of her kit for Masters that need one very hard-hitting NP. Finally, Starting NP Gauge CEs are required for farming quickly with her NP.
Knight of Marines: With Starting NP gauge and a Quick boost, this CE offers both a good boost to her sustained performance and her farming potential. Perfect for uncertain situations.
Golden Sumo/Halloween Princess: In practice, Scathach will be farming a lot and these two Craft Essences stack multiplicatively with her massive Quick Steroid unlike Knight of Marines.
Imaginary Around/Gandr: For good performance during extended battles, Quick CEs are best and a good catch-all for Scathach’s roles in a fight.
- Black Grail: For monstrous NP damage, look no further. Primordial Rune (Sea) at max rank can alleviate the negative effects of Black Grail to some extent. For if you need to obliterate one wave of massive Rider mobs.
Beach Crisis provides Scathach (Assassin) a taunt and her critical steroid for 1 turn. It’s a decent skill, yet the critical steroid is often harder to fully abuse when Scathach is the primary star generator. In practice, this skill can be abused versus high hit count opponents to quickly charge Scathach’s NP as Assassins possess a higher NP gain upon being hit. The cooldown on the skill is substantial for a 1 turn effect though and should be leveled simultaneously with Primordial Rune, depending on personal preference.
Primordial Rune (Sea) provides a significant amount of healing and a flat damage cut for 1 turn. The increase per level is substantial but the cooldown remains long for such a short skill. For more powerful team-support, level this second or simultaneously with Beach Crisis.
Midsummer Mistake is Scathach’s primary damage skill and boosts her most important contribution: doing NP damage and generating stars. The Pierce Invulnerability is a niche cherry on top. Level this first!
Available from the start
Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Deals damage to all enemies.
Chance to inflict Death. (Activates first)
|Death Chance +||30%||40%||50%||60%||70%|
|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|
|NP Charge per Hit (%)||0.71%|
|NP Charge when Attacked (%)||4%|
|# of Hits (A)||3|
|# of Hits (B)||3|
|# of Hits (Q)||3|
|# of Hits (EX)||5|
|Trait 1||Humanoid||Trait 6|
|Trait 2||King||Trait 7|
|Trait 3||Servant||Trait 8|
|Trait 4||Weak to Enuma Elish||Trait 9|
|Trait 5||Trait 10|
|Instant Death Chance||44.00%|
|AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames||Summer Scathach|
|Country/Place of Origin||Ireland|
|Seiyuu (CV)||Noto Mamiko|