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Base Atk1,314Base HP1,628
Max Atk 7,076 Max HP 9,028
Grail Atk 9,576 Grail HP 12,240

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth


The younger, genderbent incarnation of the renowned Minamoto no Yoshitsune joins Chaldea with a craving for severed Caster-heads and headpats. A Quick-based Servant, Ushiwakamaru excels at deleting Enemy Bosses and providing some team support on the side. With Single-target Rider Servants being a rarity outside of the gacha, Ushiwakamaru carves out a strong niche for herself in any Chaldea. For her rarity, her upgraded Noble Phantasm stands tall amongst the most damaging Noble Phantasms that do not rely on a trait for bonus damage.

She is not perfect, however. Despite being a Quick Servant with two different star generation buffs, Ushiwakamaru refuses to generate any decent amount of critical stars. While her NP generation is above average with Tengu’s Strategy up, the low hit counts on her cards are simply too detrimental for star generation. Furthermore, most of Ushiwakamaru’s damage is locked to her NP as her QQAAB deck isn’t ideal for high damage from command cards. Regardless, Ushiwakamaru’s overall performance makes her an excellent investment for any Master, especially those new to Chaldea.


Strong Cavalry Damage Servant

Outside of rolling the Saint Quartz gacha, there is a distinct lack of strong single-target Cavalry Servants. However, many of the singularities in part 1 tend to feature fights with demonic pillars that possess a weakness to Cavalry Servants. Ushiwakamaru is the answer to many of these encounters and the Evasion upon Rank Up also ensures she can survive better during these challenging encounters.

Massive ST Damage

With access to an A+ Riding passive, Charisma and an NP Interlude, Ushiwakamaru can deal some tremendous damage with her NP to one target. Furthermore, her Rider-class star weight will ensure that she can also easily deal critical hits afterwards, provided she is given some critical stars.

Team Support

Ushiwakamaru does not necessarily have to take center stage considering both her Charisma and Tengu’s Strategy improve team performance.


Low Hit Counts/Star Generation

Ushiwakamaru is one of the launch Servants and it does show in her hit counts. Even with two star generation buffs from her NP and Art of the Swallow, she can struggle to generate critical stars outside of an NP-QQ Brave Chain.

High Star Weight Limits Team Building

Ushiwakamaru’s Rider-Class star weight will help gather critical stars if she is the primary damage-dealer. However, her star weight is problematic if she is supporting Servants with low star absorption rates as she will often take all the critical stars for herself. As a result, despite some decent team-wide effects, she does not excel in the role of team support for non-Rider teams.

Craft Essence Recommendation

There are four primary effects to recommend for Ushiwakamaru: Quick Performance Up will help boost all aspects of her Quick cards as well as her NP. Starting NP Gauge will help to guarantee her NP is charged in time for shorter fights while NP Damage Up CEs provide the most raw damage for Ushiwakamaru. Finally, Critical Damage Up CEs can work for Ushiwakamaru if she is provided with stars, but they won’t help her exploit her NP fully.

  • Halloween Princess/Knight of Marines/Golden Sumo: For farming, a bit of extra NP gauge at the start is ideal. Halloween Princess in particular stacks multiplicatively with Ushiwakamaru’s Riding passive and Charisma.

  • Imaginary Around/Gandr: Your standard Quick boosting CEs for long fights.

  • Heaven’s Feel/Dumplings over Flowers: For truly damaging NPs, both of these CEs perform well.

  • Holy Night Sign/ Knight’s Dignity/ Summertime Mistress: For Masters looking to explore her critical potential. Ideally, bring another Servant to provide Ushiwakamaru with the stars she needs.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

None of Ushiwakamaru’s skills truly stand out or see large gains per level. Yet, they still offer nice support and are always useful. Ideally, these skills should be leveled somewhat simultaneously, hitting the level 6 benchmark on each of them before continuing.

Tengu’s Strategy provides additional NP gain to the team on a low cooldown. Its values are quite low however, and the cooldown reduction at higher ranks doesn’t usually come into play for common nodes. Therefore, this skill should be leveled last.

What more is there to say about Charisma? More team damage is always good and it also helps Ushiwakamaru’s NP do even more damage. Level this first and use it liberally.  

Art of the Swallow is Ushiwakamaru’s Evasion skill with a star generation buff on top. As mentioned, her hit counts prevent the star generation buff from being very impactful, but it’s a decent bonus nonetheless. Level this second for the decreased cooldown as it improves her performance during boss fights.

Suggested Servant Synergies

  • Gaius Julius Caesar: Caesar proves to be a pretty competent generalist, as opposed to one trick supports like Atalante. Given the Quick-focused decks of both servants, the Quick chains can provide a good amount of stars for Ushiwakamaru. Additionally, stacking Charisma with Caesar’s Military tactics results in a great boost to their single target NPs, while Caesar’s Incite can make the critical hits of one of them hit even harder.

  • Atalante: Although specialized, Atalante does her job very well as a dedicated quick support. Ushiwakamaru’s team-wide NP gain buff helps out Atalante with her terrible NP gain, while Atalante can provide 50+ stars and an up to a 50% Quick buff for Ushiwakamaru to perform a strong NP Quick Brave chain. In this setup, Ushiwakamaru would be the primary damage dealer.

  • Alexander: Of the three Quick-based 3-star Riders currently in the game (Ushiwakamaru, Alexander, and Medusa), Alexander and Medusa both do well teaming up with Ushiwakamaru against Casters. However, Alexander’s kit leans towards a more supportive side, with a charm, charisma stacking, and flat stars on his Noble Phantasm. Post Rank Up quest, he has the benefit of having a team-wide Quick buff as well.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki
1 2
Rank Up
Chapter Completion:
4 0
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Tengu's Strategy A

Increases party's NP generation rate for 3 turns.

Show Info
NP Rate + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Available from the start

Tengu's Strategy EX

Increases party's NP generation rate for 3 turns.
Increases own Quick performance for 3 turns.

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NP Rate + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
Quick + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Upgrade via Rank Up Quest 2 (not available, ETA 2020/07)

Charisma C+

Increases party's attack for 3 turns.

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Attack + 8.5%9.4%10.2%11.1%11.9%12.8%13.6%14.5%15.3%17%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Art of the Swallow B

Grants self Evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own critical star generation rate for 1 turn.

Show Info
Star Rate + 50%55%60%65%70%75%80%85%90%100%
Cooldown 8888877776
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after Rank Up Quest

Class Skills

Magic Resistance C

Increase your Debuff Resist by 15%.

Riding A+

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 11%.

Noble Phantasm

Dan-No-Ura Eight-Boat Leap


Deals damage to one enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Increase critical star rate (3 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 1200% 1600% 1800% 1900% 2000%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Star Rate + 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%

Dan-No-Ura Eight-Boat Leap


Upgrade via Interlude Quest
Deals damage to one enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Increase critical star rate (3 turns).

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 1600% 2000% 2200% 2300% 2400%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Star Rate + 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%

Ascension Materials


Skill Enhancement Materials

1 → 2 50,000
2 → 3 100,000
3 → 4 300,000
4 → 5 400,000
5 → 6 1,000,000
6 → 7 1,250,000
7 → 8 2,500,000
8 → 9 3,000,000
9 → 10 5,000,000

Unit Info

Star Info

Star Absorption204
Star Generation9.1%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.87%
NP Charge when Attacked (%)3%

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 3RidingTrait 8
Trait 4Brynhild's BelovedTrait 9
Trait 5Weak to Enuma ElishTrait 10

Death Info

Instant Death Chance35.00%

Other Info

Release HistorySince Launch
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames Minamoto no Yoshitsune
AlignmentChaotic Balanced
Country/Place of OriginJapan
IllustratorMineji Sakamoto
Seiyuu (CV)Saori Hayami
SeriesFate/Grand Order