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Tier
2

Rarity
ID50
Cost3
ClassBerserker
Attr.Mankind
Base Atk922Base HP1,544
Max Atk 5,073 Max HP 7,722
Grail Atk 7,883 Grail HP 11,904

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

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.

Strengths

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.

Great Self-Healing

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.

Weaknesses

Squishy/Easily one-turn-KO'd

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.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Interlude
Chapter Completion: Septem
1 1
Rank Up 1
Chapter Completion:
4 0
Rank Up 2
Chapter Completion: Chaldea Gate
4 0
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Available from the start

Upgrades after 1st Rank Up Quest

Unyielding Will A

Grants self Guts status for 1 time, 5 turns. (Revives with 1 HP.)
Charges own NP gauge.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
NP + 10%12%14%16%18%20%22%24%26%30%
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Triumphant Return of the Sword B

Increases own Buster performance for 1 turn.
Recovers own HP.

Show Info
Lvl12345678910
Buster + 20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
Heal 1000110012001300140015001600170018002000
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 2nd Rank Up Quest

Class Skills

Madness Enhancement EX

Increase your Buster Card effectiveness by 12%.

Noble Phantasm

Crying Warmonger

Howl of the Wounded Beast
RankClassificationHit-Count
AAnti-Personnel1
Effect

Deals damage to all enemies, ignores defense.

Overcharge Effect

HP recovery.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 300% 400% 450% 475% 500%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Heal 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000

Crying Warmonger

Howl of the Wounded Beast
RankClassificationHit-Count
A+Anti-Personnel1
Effect

Upgrade via Rank Up Quest 3 (not available, ETA 2019/08)
Deals damage to all enemies, ignores defense.

Overcharge Effect

HP recovery.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 400% 500% 550% 575% 600%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Heal 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
10,000
3
30,000
4
90,000
Max
300,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
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

Unit Info

Star Info

Star Absorption9
Star Generation4.9%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)1.01%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)5%

Hits Info

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

Traits Info

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

Death Info

Instant Death Chance65.00%

Other Info

Release HistorySince Launch
GenderMale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Berserker of Red
AlignmentNeutral Balanced
Country/Place of OriginItaly
IllustratorOtotsugu Konoe
Seiyuu (CV)Satoshi Tsuroka
SeriesFate/Apocrypha