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|Base Atk||1,028||Base HP||1,520|
|Max Atk||5,798||Max HP||8,080|
|Grail Atk||8,402||Grail HP||11,661|
Attack / HP Growth
The famous playwright is an alright support for a Buster team due to his party-wide Buster buff and targetable NP charge after his Rank Up quest, but he doesn't offer much else outside of that due to his subpar offensive capability. It is best to completely avoid using his cards for damage because he does not have such a capacity, and focus more on his two skills - Enchant and King's Men.
He is best used in conjunction with the Chaldea Combat Uniform Mystic Code to take advantage of the Order Change ability by either switching him out when your main Buster damage dealer is about to unleash his/her Noble Phantasm or Buster critical hits and/or need some last percentage on their NP bar. His lower cost due to being a 2 star Servant also makes him easier to slot into teams during events or challenge quests where party cost becomes a big issue and as a disposable buff bot.
- Enchant is a powerful party-wide Buster buff for one turn with great value (40% is almost as big as Mana Burst). It also has good cooldown at 7 base and 5 when maxed.
- King's Men is a targetable 20% NP buff, which is valuable in pretty much any circumstance and can facilitate his teammate in gaining NP charge in conjunction with his 3 Art cards.
- Decent survivability for a low stats Servant, thanks to having a skill that grants invincibility on demand.
- Low stats and being a Caster class means he does very little damage. It is best to completely avoid using Shakespeare cards for damage and only when you need his Arts cards for an Arts chain.
- Most of his skills only last one turn, meaning he is quite useless on the field once he's already used his skills as he doesn't offer any other continuous buffs or debuffs.
- Low HP base for being a low rarity Servant means he can go down quite fast even with his invulnerability skill. However, in some cases this can be a pro to get him off the field after already using his abilities
Craft Essence Recommendation
Normally Shakespeare does not need Craft Essence because he is a disposable unit after already using his skills and/or only switched in when the team requires the steroid he offers. Having no CEs will also reduce the cost that he imposes on the Party too, leaving more options open for other teammates. Nonetheless, if possible, there are certain CEs that Shakespeare can use to give him a bit more value.
- Fragment of 2030: Every support Servant can do great with this CE as its effect is so great especially when stacked. Shakespeare doesn't need to attack most of the time so this is perfect for him.
- Grand New Year / GudaGuda Poster Girl / Halloween Arrangement: Since he is so disposable once he already uses his skill, making him a taunter to make use of his Invincibility skill and protect teammate is a good idea.
Level Up Skill Recommendation
Shakespeare has a decent supporting skillset. His best skill is Enchant, which is available at the start, is close to a normal Mana Burst in terms of value but for the entire team instead. It also has a nice 5 turn cooldown at max level, so leveling this skill should be a priority for any Master looking to use the playwright.
King's Men is a really good skill that he gets from his Rank Up quest and should be maxed after Enchant to support his allies. The 20% NP charge is available at level 1 already, but lowering its cooldown allows him to help allies who have difficulty raising their NP bar more frequently.
Self-preservation is decent, but not mandatory as even at level 1 it is perfectly fine for him.
Suggested Servant Synergies
Heracles: The premier Buster Servant can effectively stack Enchant with Valor’s attack buff, making the most out of NP Buster Brave chain. Post Rank Up, Shakespeare can give Heracles a straight up 20% NP charge, which is invaluable for faster NP usage.
Kiyohime: On the other side of Berserkers is Kiyohime, whose NP stacks nicely with Shakespeare for a higher chance of stunning the target while making good use of Enchant. Kiyohime also furthers her own damage with Stalking, and in the future, she gains her own Mana Burst-like skill that can be stacked with Enchant.
Edward Teach: With a decent amount of Arts cards, Teach can build up NP gauge quickly enough with Shakespeare. Additionally, if you would like to be contrarian and use Shakespeare as an offensive Servant, Teach’s Voyager of the Storm combined with Enchant complete the trinity of damage buffs, furthering Shakespeare’s usage of First Folio.
Available from the start
Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Deals damage to all enemies.
Chance to stun to all enemies.
Unlocks after Rank Up Quest 2 (not available, ETA 2019/07)
Chance to stun to all enemies.
|Stun Chance +||40%||50%||60%||70%||80%|
Skill Enhancement Materials
|1 → 2||20,000|
|2 → 3||40,000|
|3 → 4||120,000|
|4 → 5||160,000|
|5 → 6||400,000|
|6 → 7||500,000|
|7 → 8||1,000,000||
|8 → 9||1,200,000||
|9 → 10||2,000,000|
|NP Charge per Hit (%)||1.59%|
|NP Charge when Attacked (%)||3%|
|# of Hits (A)||1|
|# of Hits (B)||1|
|# of Hits (Q)||2|
|# of Hits (EX)||3|
|Trait 1||Humanoid||Trait 6|
|Trait 2||Servant||Trait 7|
|Trait 3||Weak to Enuma Elish||Trait 8|
|Trait 4||Trait 9|
|Trait 5||Trait 10|
|Instant Death Chance||45.00%|
|Release History||Since Launch|
|AKAs/Aliases/(Fan) Nicknames||Caster of Red|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|
|Seiyuu (CV)||Tetsu Inada|