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Tier
4

Rarity
ID52
Cost16
ClassBerserker
Attr.Earth
Max HP 13,770
HP Rank
Max ATK 11,499
ATK Rank
Base Atk1,777Base HP2,019
Max Atk 11,499 Max HP 13,770
Grail Atk 12,587 Grail HP 15,086

Stat Ratings

Attack / HP Growth

Overview

Vlad III is a good damage dealer that shines best in an offensive Arts team where he can keep using his Arts cards and fire off his NP within a short timeframe. He has a balanced card layout in BBAAQ, making him a good vanilla attacker in a generic team comp. His damage output is very good due to being a Berserker, and despite it causing the servant to take more damage, Vlad's survivability is decent.

His main problem is his extremely terrible NP generation. Outside of Vampirism, it is atrocious and players are stuck generating his NP for a long time before it can be fired. Without proper support or CE, it is not rare to see Vlad unable to fire off his NP, or at most can only fire it once per match. While he is quite bulky for a Berserker, he is still very frail compared to other servants. There are many cases in which he dies before dealing meaningful damage.

Strengths

  • Being a Berserker, he has great damage output thanks to the 1.1x attack multiplier and 1.5x bonus damage against everyone, and his 2nd skill grants an attack buff after being strengthened.
  • His NP is a good boss fighting tool, by virtue of being a single-target move that also generates crit stars.
  • He has decent survivability for a Berserker, having Battle Continuation and a defense buff.
  • Good vanilla attacker: His main potential lies within an offensive Art team where teammates can set him up to continuously fire off his NP.

Weaknesses

  • Even with access to more Arts cards than most servants, which normally translates to good NP gain, Vlad's NP gain is still terrible overall.
  • Prone to death when his defensive skills aren't up.
  • No value as a crit damage dealer due to low star absorbtion rate, and can't generate stars outside of NP.

Craft Essence Recommendation

  • Formalcraft, Projection: Vastly improves his damage output and NP generation.
  • Kaleidoscope, Imaginary Element: Solves his problem of generating NP by allowing him to fire it sooner.
  • Limited/Zero Over, Verdant Sound of Destruction: With the 12% added Buster damage from Mad Enhancement EX, these cards can make his Buster a devastating damage tool.
  • Prisma Cosmos: Good for Arts teams that aim for longer battles and continuous NP activation.
  • Little Halloween Devil: Starting NP gen and NP gain are both good stats to have on Vlad.
  • Another Ending: His NP has good star generation rate and in a team that can supply him stars, this CE can be very strong on him.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Vlad's main trouble is getting his NP bar filled up, and thus his 1st skill Vampirism should be the one that needs to be maxed as soon as possible.

Both Morph and Battle Continuation slightly improve his durability, with one through Defense buff and the other through Guts status. In general, Morph is more useful and easier to use, as players can pop it as soon as it cooldown goes off. It is also much more useful over the long run due to its receiving a substantial buff later on. As a result, Morph should be the second skill to maxed after Vampirism.

Suggested Servant Synergies

  • Tamamo no Mae: Tamamo no Mae is the premier Arts support, and her synergy with Vlad III is widely known through the JP player base, if not crucial to achieving Vlad’s high-performance peak. Fox Wedding buffs Vlad’s arts damage and NP gain, allowing for more NP deployment. Curse EX synergizes with Vlad’s Vampirism for stall. However, the combination of Fox Wedding and Tamamo’s NP allows Vlad to shine. Not only does Tamamo’s NP fill Vlad’s gauge, but also reduces the entire party’s skill cooldowns, allowing for more usages of Vampirism for even more NP spam. The heal on Tamamo’s NP also combines nicely with Vlad’s defense buff to extend his frontlines as an Arts NP spammer.

  • Chevalier d’Eon: Despite Vlad’s decent bulk, d’Eon’s 3 turn taunt affords Vlad more breathing room. d’Eon’s double Arts deck and Arts NP leads to a greater chance of Arts chains to offset Vlad’s poor NP gain. All in all, a solid arts protector for Vlad. Although Georgios can fulfill a similar role, d’Eon has the extra benefit of having two Buster cards, which allows for Buster chains with Vlad.

  • Jeanne d’Arc: Jeanne’s triple Arts deck helps Vlad build arts chains much like a Caster support, while her Noble Phantasm protects Vlad from boss NPs and extends his durability through a minor defense buff and notable heal. Additionally, Jeanne’s stars from Revelation stack with Vlad’s stars from Kazikli Bey to allow for more crit opportunities. A well-known generalist Arts team setup is Vlad-Jeanne-Tamamo, which combine strong survivability and damage.

Interlude Quests

Quest Ascen. Bond Reward
Interlude 1
Chapter Completion: London
2 2
Interlude 2 (ETA 2019/05)
Chapter Completion: London
3 4
✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Servant Skills

Vampirism A

Chance to reduce one enemy's NP gauge by 1.
Charges own NP gauge.

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Drain Chance 80%82%84%86%88%90%92%94%96%100%
NP + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Available from the start

Morph C

Increases own defense for 3 turns.

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Defense + 16%16.8%17.6%18.4%19.2%20%20.8%21.6%22.4%24%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Legend of Dracula A+

Increases own defense for 3 turns.
Increases own attack for 3 turns.

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Defense + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
Damage + 20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%30%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Replaces Morph C after Interlude 2 (not available, ETA 2019/05)

Battle Continuation A

Grants self Guts status for 1 time, 5 turns.

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Revives with 1000 HP1150 HP1300 HP1450 HP1600 HP1750 HP1900 HP2050 HP2200 HP2500 HP
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension

Class Skills

Madness Enhancement EX

Increase your Buster Card effectiveness by 12%.

Noble Phantasm

Kazikli Bey

Bloodstained Demon King
RankClassificationHit-Count
CAnti-Personnel10
Effect

Deals damage to a single enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Gain critical stars.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 600% 800% 900% 950% 1000%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Stars + 15 20 25 30 35

Kazikli Bey

Bloodstained Demon King
RankClassificationHit-Count
C+Anti-Personnel10
Effect

(Upgrade via Interlude 1.)
Deals damage to a single enemy.

Overcharge Effect

Gain critical stars.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage + 900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Stars + 20 25 30 35 40

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
100,000
3
300,000
4
1,000,000
Max
3,000,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
1 → 2 200,000
2 → 3 400,000
3 → 4 1,200,000
4 → 5 1,600,000
5 → 6 4,000,000
6 → 7 5,000,000
7 → 8 10,000,000
8 → 9 12,000,000
9 → 10 20,000,000

Unit Info

Star Info

Star Absorption9
Star Generation4.9%

NP Info

NP Charge per Hit (%)0.50%
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 3Weak to Enuma ElishTrait 8
Trait 4Brynhild's BelovedTrait 9
Trait 5Heaven or EarthTrait 10

Death Info

Instant Death Chance45.50%

Other Info

Release HistorySince Launch
GenderMale
AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) NicknamesLancer of Black, Uncle Vlad, Dracula, Vlad the Impaler
AlignmentLawful Evil
Country/Place of OriginRomania
IllustratorHirotaka Maeda
Seiyuu (CV)Ryoutarou Okiayu
SeriesFate/Apocrypha