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Tier
2

Rarity
ID122
Cost12
ClassArcher
Attr.Earth
Base Atk1,622Base HP1,862
Max Atk 9,735 Max HP 11,637
Grail Atk 11,787 Grail HP 14,110

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

More than just another pretty face of the Camelot boyband, Sir Tristan is a fantastic Archer who can fulfill multiple niches for his team while also being quite self-sufficient. He has well rounded, high total stats, and fantastic NP and Star Generation due to his high hit counts. Furthermore, Tristan’s skill set has rare utilities that are almost always useful. His ability to bolster a team’s survivability while simultaneously being a decent damage dealer in his own right is unique amongst his peers.

While Tristan’s stats are good and his ability to spam his Noble Phantasm is quite remarkable compared to most Archers, his damage output can be lackluster at times. This is due to several factors, including his lack of strong offensive self-buffs as well as his less aggressive deck. Thankfully, Tristan gets an NP upgrade eventually unlike many other Servants, which vastly improves his damage dealing capacity once he completes it.

Strengths

Good NP Gain

Tristan’s base NP gain per hit is above average. When coupled with his high hit counts and his NP charge skill, Tristan turns into a self-sufficient Servant when it comes to NP generation.

Strong Team Support for Challenge Quests

Harp of Healing is a stellar skill for any team. With this skill, Tristan can protect his team during AoE NP turns, while also providing a decent heal. Furthermore, Critique to the King is quite useful against heavy buff-stacking bosses, especially ones with Dodges, Invulnerabilities or Critical Chance Up self-buffs.

Good Star Generation

Tristan’s Star Generation is quite fantastic for a non-Assassin Servant. This is thanks to both his high hit counts and abundance of Quick cards. Any of Tristan’s Brave Chains can create a hefty amount of Critical Stars for either him or his team to utilize.

Weaknesses

Average Offensive Capability

Tristan’s normal hits are most of the time weaker than some of his 4 star Archer peers due to a lack of damage steroids and only a single Buster card. His Noble Phantasm, while easily chargeable, also does not hit hard without a strengthening Interlude. Thus, Tristan is often reliant on teammates or Craft Essences to improve his offensive performance.

Self-induce NP Seal on Unblessed Birth

While this skill is fantastic simply due to the NP charge component, its NP Seal demerit makes it harder to use Failnaught immediately upon activation. While on the grand scheme of things it will not heavily hamper Tristan’s performance, in some circumstances this will delay his NP turn. Having a teammate or Mystic Code with Debuff cleanse (such as Martha) can also fix this issue, but overall it is not a particularly crippling weakness.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Star Generation / NP Generation

  • Kitchen*Patissiere / Beasts Under the Moon: Provides a hefty bonus to both his Star Generation and NP Generation to make use of his fantastic hit counts.

Quick Card Performance / Critical Damage

  • Holy Night Sign / Guda-O: Tristan’s most reliable form of damage is through critical hits and his Noble Phantasm. Hence, any combination of stat boosts that improve his Critical Damage, Quick card Performance or NP damage are fantastic on him.

  • Imaginary Around / Gandr: As his deck is Quick-focused, boosting Tristan’s Quick card effectiveness is a very simple but effective way of improving his overall performance.

NP Damage / NP Starting Gauge

  • Halloween Princess / Golden Sumo: Thanks to Tristan’s second skill, he can fire off his NP quite early when used with initial NP-charge Craft Essences.

  • The Black Grail / Heaven’s Feel: These Craft Essences can patch Tristan’s lackluster NP damage and capitalize on his ability to use Noble Phantasms early for a quick burst of damage.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Harp of Healing

  • A fantastic team support skill with a relatively good cooldown, Harp of Healing should be maxed early for the lowered cooldown, and can even be prioritized over Unblessed Birth if its utility is valued more.

Unblessed Birth

  • This skill is useful for both farming and fighting bosses, as it allows Tristan to quickly fire off Failnaught. Its NP seal effect upon activation makes it trickier to use, but in general NP-charging skills are too useful to pass up.

Critique to the King

  • While its buff removal effect is extremely useful for harder fights, this skill can already do its job well at lower levels. The lowered cooldown on this skill is also not as important as the other two skills due to its more circumstantial usage.

Servant Skills

Harp of Healing C

Removes party's mental debuffs.
Grants party Evasion for 1 attack.
Recovers party's HP.

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Lvl12345678910
Heal + 200240280320360400440480520600
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Available from the start

Unblessed Birth B

Charges own NP gauge.
Seal own NP for 1 turn. [Demerit]

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Lvl12345678910
NP + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Critique to the King B

Removes one enemy's buffs.
Reduces their critical attack chance for 3 turns.

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Lvl12345678910
Crit Chance - 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Magic Resistance B

Increase your Debuff Resist by 17.5%.

Independent Action B

Increase your Critical Strength by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

Failnaught

Fantasia of Lamentation
RankClassificationHit-Count
AAnti-Army7
Effect

Ignores Evasion for 1 turn.
Deals damage to one enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Reduces their debuff resistance for 3 turns.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 1200% 1600% 1800% 1900% 2000%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Debuff Res - 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

Failnaught

Fantasia of Lamentation
RankClassificationHit-Count
A+Anti-Army7
Effect

Upgrade via Interlude Quest (not available ETA 2019/10)
Ignores Evasion for 1 turn.
Deals damage that ignore defense buffs to one enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Reduces their debuff resistance for 3 turns.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 1600% 2000% 2200% 2300% 2400%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Debuff Res - 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

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 Absorption145
Star Generation8.1%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.58%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

Hits Info

# of Hits (A)3
# of Hits (B)5
# of Hits (Q)4
# of Hits (EX)6

Traits Info

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

Death Info

Instant Death Chance31.50%

Other Info

Release History
GenderMale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Drustanus, Trystan, Tristram, Trischin
AlignmentLawful Good
Country/Place of Origin
IllustratorMorii Shizuki
Seiyuu (CV)Uchiyama Kouki
Series