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Tier
C+

Lancer
Max HP 9,537
HP Rank
Max ATK 5,413
ATK Rank
Base Atk960Base HP1,008
Max Atk 5,413 Max HP 9,537
Grail Atk 7,844 Grail HP 13,764
NP per Hit (%) 0.71%
NP when Attacked (%) 4%
Star Absorption 88
Star Generation per Hit 12.1%

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Servant Skills

Battle Continuation C

Apply Guts to self (1 time, 3 turns).

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Revives with 500 HP600 HP700 HP800 HP900 HP1000 HP1100 HP1200 HP1300 HP1500 HP
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7

Available from the start

The Wolf Never Sleeps B++

Apply Guts to self (1 time, 3 turns).
Increase own Critical Strength (3 turns).
Gain Critical Stars.

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Revives with 1000 HP 1200 HP 1400 HP 1600 HP 1800 HP 2000 HP 2200 HP 2400 HP 2600 HP 3000 HP
Crit Dmg + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Stars + 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7

Upgrades after Rank Up Quest 1. (Not available, ETA 6/2023)

Gareth of the Beautiful Hands B

Increase own NP Gauge.
Increase own ATK (1 time, 5 turns) when attacked by an enemy (3 turns).

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NP + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension

Ring of Transformation B

Apply Target Focus to self (1 turn).
Increase own DEF (1 turn).
Increase own NP Gain (1 turn).

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Defense + 20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
NP Rate + 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 C

Increase your Debuff Resist by 15%.

Riding B

Increase your Quick Card effectiveness by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

Ira Lupus C++

Apply Ignore Invincible to self (1 turn). [Activates First]
Deals damage to a single enemy.

<Overcharge>

Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns).

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Ira Lupus

Raging Maiden Wolf

Rank Classification Hit-Count
C++ Anti-Unit 8
Effect

Apply Ignore Invincible to self (1 turn). [Activates First]
Deals damage to a single enemy.

Level 1 2 3 4 5
600% 800% 900% 950% 1000%
Overcharge Effect

Decrease DEF for a single enemy (3 turns).

Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
10% 15% 20% 25% 30%

Assorted Info

ID 256
Cost 4
Gender Female
Growth Semi S
Inst. Death Chance 36.00%
Damage Distribution Quick 10,20,30,40
Damage Distribution Arts 16,33,51
Damage Distribution Buster 100
Damage Distribution Extra 6,13,20,26,35
Damage Distribution NP 2,5,8,11,13,16,19,26

Attack / HP Growth

Stat Ratings

Interlude Quests

Quest Requirements Reward
Rank Up 1 (ETA: 6/2023)
Chapter Completion: Fuyuki

Ascension: 4

Bond: 0

Skill 1

✔ = Available ✖ = Unavailable

Ascension Materials

StageCostMaterials
2
15,000
3
45,000
4
150,000
Max
450,000

Skill Enhancement Materials

LevelCostMaterials
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

Total Materials Required

Ascension
Skill
Total

Costume Dress Materials

Costume Cost Materials
April Fool's 0

Bond CE

Bond Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bond Pts Req. 4,500 20,000 2,500 2,500 10,500 80,000 330,000 260,000 250,000 300,000
Ring of Transformation

When equipped on Gareth,
Increase all allies' Buster Card effectiveness by 10% and Critical Damage by 15% when she is on the field.

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Overview

“Seventh Seat of the Round Table, Gareth, marching forth!”

Sir Gareth, one of the Knights of the Round Table, and nephew (or niece, in this case) of Altria, is one of the bronze Servants introduced during the fourth Anniversary. She is a single target Buster Lancer with a somewhat defense-oriented skill set.

Gareth has the ability to draw enemy focus for a turn with Ring of Transformation, while also increasing her own defense and NP gain. She additionally has a Guts skill with Battle Continuation, giving her the ability to survive a bit longer as she draws enemy fire. She can take advantage of the enemy's attention with her second skill, Gareth of the Beautiful Hands, which grants her a 1-time, 5-turn attack bonus every time she is attacked for the next three turns, which can stack repeatedly so long as she does not use a card or NP during that time. In addition, she comes with a self NP charge, which along with the decent hit counts on her Arts and Quick Cards, plus her NP gain buff, gives her quicker access to her NP. Her Buster NP, Ira Lupus, applies the ever-handy Ignore Invincible effect before dealing damage to a single enemy, ensuring damage in the face of both Evade and Invincibility buffs. The NP also will inflict a defense debuff that scales with overcharge. When she receives her upgrade, her Guts skill will additionally grant a smattering of Stars and give her increased Critical Strength, further improving her damage output.

Her greatest weakness, perhaps, is that her low rarity brings with it lower base stats. She ranks among the highest Max HP of her rarity, although in exchange, her ATK is among the lowest. Also, despite having high Max HP for a two-star Servant, among the entire roster, her HP is still rather meager. Her damage is most effective after taking multiple hits from enemies, and this can be difficult to set up with her lower HP pool.

Overall, Gareth is still a very decent budget ST Buster Lancer option, especially given the fact that ST Buster Lancers are few and far between, particularly among free or easily accessible options. Gareth excels particularly well in certain solo situations, or in team compositions that can provide her with additional healing or even allies that can grant her additional turns of Target Focus. With proper investment and team building, the enthusiastic knight will serve Masters well.

Strengths

Ignore Invincible NP

Having easy access to a Servant with the Ignore Invincible effect in the Friend Point summoning pool is a nice thing to have, particularly for newer Masters with underdeveloped rosters. Being a Lancer, Gareth has class advantage against Archers, and numerous Archer-class enemy Servants often have Evade skills that can be circumvented with Gareth's NP.

Target Focus with On-Damage Buffs

Gareth is one of the first Servants in the roster to be capable of gaining progressive ATK buffs when taking damage from enemies. In combination with her Target Focus skill, she can draw enemy fire away from allies while boosting her own damage at the same time. It should be noted, however, that the ATK buffs will be used up the next time Gareth attacks with a card or NP. Saving the ATK buffs for Gareth's NP turn is usually the most effective method of using up the ATK buffs.

Decent NP Gain

With a self 20% NP Gauge charge at max skill level, and a self NP Gain buff of up to 20% (albeit for one turn), Gareth has a decent number of tools in her kit to help her access her NP more quickly. In addition, her Arts, Quick, and Extra cards each have a decent number of hits, allowing Gareth to gain NP Gauge from her card rather quickly. After her skill upgrade, with the assistance of Crits and her buffs, she can nearly fill her NP Gauge in a single turn from an AQQ combo alone.

Weaknesses

Low Rarity Stats

As with most Bronze Servants, Gareth's performance ceiling is somewhat hampered by her Bronze Servant status, which naturally will come with lower stat caps, even with grailing. Her HP is notably high for a 2 star, although still below average for the roster in general given her rarity. Her ATK stat is very low as well, which makes her damage output rather low without support.

One-Hit Attack Buff, Reliant on Enemy Hits

Gareth's second skill grants an ability that lasts for three turns, where upon getting attacked by an enemy she gains an attack buff of up to 20% that will last 1 time, 5 turns. This buff can stack, which at max would be up to 9 stacks of +180% ATK total. Unfortunately this buff will be used up by any Card that Gareth next uses, which can lead to the Master needing to avoid using Gareth's Cards if trying to maximize her damage. Additionally, this buff is contingent upon Gareth getting hit by the enemy, and although she has a Taunt and Guts skill, the Taunt lasts only 1 turn, so the other 2 turns can only be consistently maximized with external help (Support, CE). If running Gareth solo, making sure enemies hit her is less of an issue, although this runs into the separate problem of the ATK buff being consumed too quickly due her cards being the only ones available. It is rather difficult for Gareth to reach her true performance ceiling in most practical situations as a result.

Level Up Skill Recommendation

Skill Priority
Battle Continuation C

Apply Guts to self (1 time, 3 turns).

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Revives with 500 HP600 HP700 HP800 HP900 HP1000 HP1100 HP1200 HP1300 HP1500 HP
CD 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7
Gareth of the Beautiful Hands B

Increase own NP Gauge.
Increase own ATK (1 time, 5 turns) when attacked by an enemy (3 turns).

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NP + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
CD 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6
Ring of Transformation B

Apply Target Focus to self (1 turn).
Increase own DEF (1 turn).
Increase own NP Gain (1 turn).

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Defense + 20%22%24%26%28%30%32%34%36%40%
NP Rate + 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
CD 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5

Gareth's second and third skills are more effective leveling choices, particularly before her upgrade arrives. Maxing the second skill for the NP charge is only suggested for Masters who plan to use Gareth frequently. For other skills, reaching the max level is entirely optional, although doing so will increase her effectiveness and survivability on the field/

  • Battle Continuation C – Before this skill's upgrade, Guts is the sole effect of this skill, and although the HP recovery value scales with level, the amount is not notable enough to make this a priority for leveling. After upgrade, however, both Crit Strength and number of Stars generated by the skill scale with level, making it worthwhile to upgrade. 
  • Gareth of the Beautiful Hands B – For those that wish to be able to immediately NP with Gareth with just a non-MLB copy of Kaleidoscope, maxing her second skill will allow the NP Charge provided by the skill to reach 20%. The ATK bonus when taking damage also scales with level, making this a decent investment on all offensive fronts. As a result, if investing in Gareth, in most cases this skill is first priority.
  • Ring of Transformation B – Raising this skill will provide boosts to both the DEF and NP Gain buffs, with the DEF buff having notably excellent scaling with level. Unfortunately, the effects all last a single turn, and the taunt effect itself does not change with level. However, it is still worth investing in this skill to reduce its cooldown. If strapped for materials, Masters can leave this at level 6.

Craft Essence Recommendation

Gareth benefits from Craft Essences that can either provide additional NP Gauge, NP Damage, or Buster Performance buffs, if building her offensively. If attempting to build a team to maximize how much she can stack her ATK buffs, bringing Target Focus CEs is also an option, giving her an additional turn of enemy focus. 

  • The Black Grail: As per usual, The Black Grail provides the largest raw damage boost for Gareth's NP, especially given she has no NP Strength buff of her own.
  • Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element: Gareth benefits the most from a Kaleidoscope, which when combined with Gareth's second skill at max level, will allow her to NP immediately when she arrives on field. 
  • Partake with the King / Holy Night Supper / Golden Sumo: Boulder Tournament / Aerial Drive / Starry Nights: These CEs provide a hybrid of starting NP and an offensive buff, which are useful for boosting her overall offensive performance.
  • Victor of the Moon: Gives both Buster performance and Crit damage bonus. She benefits from this CE especially after her upgrade, when she gains the ability to generate a sum of stars on demand.
  • GUDAGUDA Poster Girl / Halloween Arrangement / Grand New Year / Outrage: These provide Target Focus effects on Gareth for a set number of turns, which can help Gareth stack up ATK buffs. GUDAGUDA Poster Girl provides Target Focus for a whole 3 turns, while both Halloween Arrangement and Grand New Year provide 1 turn with some measure of defensive protection during that turn.

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Other Info

Release Date 7/3/2021
AKA/Alias/Nicknames
Country/Place of Origin United Kingdom
Illustrator NEKOTAWAWA
Seiyuu (CV) Yuuki Kuwahara
Series

Parameters

STR
C
END
B
AGL
A
MP
D
LUK
D
NP
C

Valentine's CE

Availability

Friend Point Summon Only - Only obtainable available from Friend Point Summoning.
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