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|Base Atk||922||Base HP||1,544|
|Max Atk||5,073||Max HP||7,722|
|Grail Atk||7,883||Grail HP||11,904|
Attack / HP Growth
A famous gladiator-turned-rebel, Spartacus was relentless in his struggles against the Roman Empire’s oppression. In likely recognition of this fact, his supposed in-game trademark is that of high sustain. Possessing three separate ways to heal himself, the Gladiator is able to come back from the brink of death to full health in a single turn. In addition, Spartacus’ Berserker class, NP charge skill, and Buster buff allow him to deal considerable burst damage to enemies, especially considering his low rarity and stats.
However, as with other Berserkers, Spartacus is still extremely vulnerable to being one-shotted, and his relatively low HP makes this even worse. While his second skill’s Guts allows him to survive lethal hits, it remains dangerous to expose him to high-damage enemies for multiple turns. His low ATK also means that he lacks the sustained damage to compete against other damage dealers during hard quests (even with his Mad Enhancement EX and NP upgrade in mind).
Essentially, Spartacus’s true role and purpose is that of a farming powerhouse. Spartacus is one of the few freely available AoE Servants with an NP charge skill, and as a Berserker, can be comfortably fielded in almost any farming quest.
Excellent Farming Servant with NP charge
Having an AoE NP with decent damage as well as an NP charge skill, Spartacus is an excellent Servant for farming stages. Thanks to his NP charge being 30% at max level, he can instantly fire off his NP with not only a Kaleidoscope, but with a max limit broken Imaginary Element as well. The sheer value of having an NP charge skill available to every Master is not to be underestimated.
With two of his skills as well as his NP providing heals, Spartacus is able to survive for long periods of time, provided his whole HP pool is not depleted in one turn. His Guts assists greatly in that regard, although it is still a limited form of protection as it only revives him with 1 HP.
In addition to the Berserker-class weakness, Spartacus’ low HP means that he can be easily killed in one turn, especially if powerful boss enemies and critical hits are involved. As he has no defense buffs and his Guts skill is on a relatively long cooldown, additional external support would be needed to cover for this weakness.
Mediocre Burst Damage / Low Sustained Damage
Despite his considerable NP damage, Spartacus’ low ATK stat and the lack of any multi-turn damage buffs means that his overall damage potential is on the lower side. This is a key drawback in medium-difficulty quests and above, as Berserkers normally rely on burst damage to quickly take out threatening opponents. Without this capability, teams centered on Spartacus would be forced to defeat the enemies through attrition, which in turn gives them more chance to eliminate Spartacus.
Craft Essence Recommendation
As a primarily farming-oriented Servant, Spartacus favors Craft Essences with Starting NP Gauge compared to other choices. Other options (such as ATK Up, NP Damage Up, and Buster Up) can be used in situations demanding more damage. Due to Spartacus’ low stats, the flat stat boost provided by his CE pick becomes all the more important, and Craft Essences with pure attack are highly recommended.
- Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element
Allowing Spartacus to get full NP charge on the very first turn, these Craft Essences are his best choice for farming stages. While they don’t give him long-term benefits, this is not always a concern in the context of farming.
- Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament / Halloween Princess / Partake with the King
Used for longer-term battles or if a higher damage benchmark is required, these Craft Essences still allow for an early Noble Phantasm, though likely not on the first turn unless support Servants are involved. Golden Sumo in particular synergizes really well with Spartacus’ kit, and is one of his best overall picks.
- The Black Grail / Heaven’s Feel
These CEs add more damage to Spartacus’ already decent NP damage, allowing it to be effective even against higher-health enemies. It is worth mentioning that The Black Grail’s demerit means little to Spartacus thanks to his self-healing abilities.
- Limited/Zero Over / Verdant Sound of Destruction
As Spartacus already has two Buster buffs of his own, these Craft Essences are less optimal in terms of min-maxing; however, they provide a constant damage increase to Spartacus’ normal Buster cards, allowing him to spread damage in a more flexible way.
Level Up Skill Recommendation
Providing a heal for Spartacus every turn for 5 turns, Honor of the Battered’s incredible uptime is what makes it extraordinary. At maximum level, it heals for a total of 7500 HP, an amount far higher than any similar skill. However, Spartacus’ more offensive skills should be prioritized as the use of Mystic Code skills and support Servants are often enough to keep him alive through farming stages.
Charging Spartacus’ NP gauge as well as granting him Guts, Unyielding Will is a very important part of his kit. Leveling this skill increases the amount of NP charged, as well as allowing Spartacus to use it more often. This skill should be leveled first to allow him a first-turn NP, and help his NP gain in general.
Providing a Buster buff as well as a heal, Triumphant Return of the Sword acts as Spartacus’ primary source of damage increase. This heal, along with his NP’s built-in one, means that Spartacus would be able to recover a large amount of HP on his NP turns.
Available from the start
Upgrades after 1st Rank Up Quest
Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Deals damage to all enemies, ignores defense.
Upgrade via Rank Up Quest 3 (not available, ETA 2019/08)
Skill Enhancement Materials
|1 → 2||10,000|
|2 → 3||20,000|
|3 → 4||60,000|
|4 → 5||80,000|
|5 → 6||200,000||
|6 → 7||250,000|
|7 → 8||500,000|
|8 → 9||600,000||
|9 → 10||1,000,000|
|NP Charge per Hit (%)||1.01%|
|NP Charge when Attacked (%)||5%|
|# of Hits (A)||2|
|# of Hits (B)||1|
|# of Hits (Q)||2|
|# of Hits (EX)||3|
|Trait 1||Humanoid||Trait 6|
|Trait 2||Servant||Trait 7|
|Trait 3||Roman||Trait 8|
|Trait 4||Weak to Enuma Elish||Trait 9|
|Trait 5||Trait 10|
|Instant Death Chance||65.00%|
|Release History||Since Launch|
|AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames||Berserker of Red|
|Country/Place of Origin||Italy|
|Seiyuu (CV)||Satoshi Tsuroka|