Best Servants in Fate/Grand Order

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As of the writing of this list description, the English release of Fate/Grand Order, an online free-to-play role-playing game based on Fate/stay night visual novel game and franchise by Type-Moon, has been released since June 25 of 2017. I downloaded the game on my smartphone right on its launch day, and from there on, I've been having quite a lot of fun battling enemies in quests by commanding Servants in a mission to save humanity's future.

That said, I feel obligated to make an entire main list detailing the best Servants you can get in Fate/Grand Order. After making several sub lists of the best Servants based on their ranks and classes, this list's ordering of what I believe to be the best Servants in the game will be based on information from wikis and articles, my personal experience with the Servants, and what others have said about the Servants. If you're an FGO player like me, feel free to vote and add more Servants to this list if you would like. Thanks and enjoy viewing this list.

The Top Ten

1 Zhuge Liang (Lord El-Melloi II) Zhuge Liang (Lord El-Melloi II)

Broken support. Only second to merlin than would be the next year here.

Until Merlin becomes available on the NA servers, this is pretty much everyone's ideal Caster-class Servant to go to. Now Waver is well-deserving of that 5-star status when it comes to buffing and debuffing. His skills can help boost his allies' stats while simultaneously helping to build up NP points. And where his skills can buff his team, his Noble Phantasm can seriously debuff enemies by a large margin. If you ever see any friend having him up for support, go for it! It'll benefit you in the long run for as long as possible. Now if I can just roll for him... Hopefully, when the Fate/Accel Zero Order event comes for North America, I can be able to roll for him at a higher rate. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Not necessary second to Merlin

2 Jeanne d'Arc Jeanne d'Arc

Thank God I have a friend who has a completely ascended Jeanne d'Arc (with an increased level cap thanks to the use of a Holy Grail). While she doesn't deal the most damage when it comes to 5-star Servants like herself, she has other viable uses in battle that will inevitably aid in helping your team's survivability. Her three Arts cards are able to help her gain NP points quickly, so once you reach a Fatal or Grand Battle of some sort, her Noble Phantasm will come in handy. While it does stun her for one turn in the process, it will grant your team invincibility, boost their defense, and have them recover HP every turn for a certain amount of time. Not to mention that as a Ruler-class Servant, she resists damage from every Servant class excluding ones like the Berserker class (though, using a Buster Card with her on the third card on a Berserker-class enemy can really deal some massive damage). Overall, Jeanne is a vital Servant you'll want to either roll for yourself or have her ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

3 Gilgamesh Gilgamesh

Man, I really wish I had more luck rolling for Gilgamesh in NA's recently ended 66,666 likes campaign! Anyways, while I saw in an article that he wasn't exactly the best Archer in the game in the Japanese server (most likely being exceeded by Ishtar), there is no denying that the King of Heroes' power is incredible in its own merit. His NP stat is EX-rank and his Noble Phantasm Enuma Elish is without a doubt devastatingly powerful, given it not only deals massive damage, but can also deal bonus damage to Servants especially weak to the Noble Phantasm like Artoria Pendragon herself. Adding on, he can rack up quite a lot of Critical Stars essential for dealing out critical hits on enemies. And for a little note, he can also increase his team's attack as well. Man, it goes without saying that the Gilgamesh's versatility is excellent. However, getting a gem like him is easier said than done. Not only is his drop rate low due to his 5-star status, but he's also a Limited Servant, meaning ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

For sure number 1.

THE BEST HUSBAND!

4 Artoria Pendragon (Archer) Artoria Pendragon (Archer) Artoria Pendragon (also romanized as Arturia and Altria) is a Saber-class Servant from the Fate series. She is the true identity of Saber in the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. She is the the Saber-class Servant ...read more.

She isn't available in the NA server yet, but since her usefulness in battle is so notable, I just had to include the swimsuit version of everyone's favorite Blue Saber! Instead of the knightly getup, this Artoria comes in swimsuit form, complete with a water gun as her main weapon! Aside from the swimsuit gimmick, this Artoria is most notable for having an incredible NP gain! Combine that with her Noble Phantasm being able to rack up NP based on total damage dealt after using up the NP gauge and utilizing the essential Craft Essences and support Servants to help fill her NP gauge as well and you'll be finding yourself spamming her Noble Phantasm on almost every turn! Everyone in the NA server is definitely going to be saving up for her, myself included. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Heracles Heracles

Almost any beginner tips article will recommend that when rerolling for a good Servant in the Tutorial Summon, Heracles is the best starter Servant to go for. While I didn't exactly reroll since I actually got two 4-star Servants (Marie Antoinette and Carmilla) in the Tutorial Summon, I was wise enough to choose Heracles for free in the Master Recruitment campaign for the NA server. Being a Berserker-class Servant, Heracles will be your ideal damage buster for the first few chapters of the game. While he is a glass cannon thanks to his Berserker class making him deal double damage to all main Servant classes and take double damage from all main Servant classes, the key to utilizing such a glass cannon is to make sure you have the right Craft Essences and support Servants necessary in keeping him alive. Because trust me, his Noble Phantasm can deal tons of damage, so he's pretty handy in boss fights. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

6 EMIYA EMIYA

Well, since Gilgamesh is a Limited Servant and hasn't appeared in another summoning campaign since the 66,666 likes campaign in the NA server, aside from Atalanta, if you want an Archer-class Servant in the 4-star or 5-star range, EMIYA is your best bet. While he and Gilgamesh don't compare to Ishtar, EMIYA is basically a versatile all-around Archer. He can apply defense for three turns while evading for one turn, increase Critical Star drop rate, and increase his card performances. Through ascensions, interlude completions, and maxing out skills, EMIYA's power can be used to the fullest. And like Heracles, EMIYA is also considered to be a good starter Servant. Be on the lookout for him when doing a Saint Quartz summon. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Jeanne d'Arc (Alter) Jeanne d'Arc (Alter)

Best Servant for Offense

Goes without saying that her and her true vanilla counterpart are exact opposite parallels. While vanilla Jeanne isn't a huge damage-dealer but can be quite a durable tank when it comes to her Ruler class and high HP stat, Jalter is quite the glass cannon with having some of the lowest HP out of any Servant in the game, but having remarkably the highest attack stat to deal the highest damage output against enemies. She'll easily go hand-in-hand with Buster-based support teams like parties with Merlin in them and whatnot. So chances are if you're not saving up for Okita or Scathach right now, better save up for Jalter when she comes around in the NA server. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Highest ATK in the game

The moment of truth is nearly upon us, Masters. Hope y'all bodies, Saint Quartz, and Summon Tickets are ready. Because I'm going full-on blowout to take Jalter home with me. Do or die, Masters of Chaldea!

Oh, and a major update: 150 SQ AND I FINALLY BROUGHT JALTER HOME! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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8 Cu Chulainn Cu Chulainn

Think Elizabeth Bathory is the best Lancer-class Servant in the NA server so far? Think again. Until we get Scathach, Cu Chulainn is quite possibly the best Lancer-class Servant out of any Lancer so far. In terms of endurance, he can last the longest more than any other Servant can. For one, he can use his second skill to apply defense for three turns and evade... FOR THREE HITS! That's right. Not three turns. Three HITS. If you can manage to last until the end of the skill's cooldown and/or max out the skill's level, you can essentially be untouchable for the entire battle! And even if you get hit three times, applying Guts to him with his first skill will be insurance that he will revive one time. Not to mention his third skill can remove debuffs and restore HP, further making sure he stays on the battlefield for as long as possible. Don't underestimate a 3-star like Cu Chulainn. Some have even come to question themselves as to why he isn't a 4-star when he's quite on the same power ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Merlin Merlin

Without a doubt a necessity in the meta game when it comes to being a game-breaker. To reiterate from the last time I talked about him, he's Waver Turned Up To Eleven when it comes to being the support for your party. His first skill adds 20% NP charge and a 20% increase in Attack for your team, his second skill grants invincibility to your entire party along with increasing your party's star generation rates and decreasing your enemies' chances of delivering critical attacks with a moderate cooldown, and his third skill gives your team 50% Buster up, 3000 Max HP increase and a 100% Critical Damage bonus for three turns. In addition, one of his passive skills include being able to generate 5% NP per turn and at NP1 for Garden of Avalon, he provides 1000 healing, 5% NP charge and 5 critical stars to the party per turn for five turns. With all the statistics of what is actually a nerfed playable version of the NPC Merlin played in Babylonia, Merlin is truly a game-breaker and worth ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

10 Medea Medea

Medea may not be the most damage-dealing Caster in the game, but she certainly is powerful on the front lines, especially as a 3-star. Take for instance, her first skill being able to charge your NP gauge at a high amount. While it doesn't look like much at first, take into consideration that even when the skill is at level 1, the skill can fill your NP gauge by 80%! That's more NP generated than even Zhuge Liang's first skill can generate at max level with only 50%! This brings us to her Noble Phantasm. It won't exactly deal a lot of damage, but if your enemy has a ton of buffs, leave it to Rule Breaker to remove all those buffs single-handed! Honorable mentions go to her being able to restore her own HP and help remove debuffs on an ally and increase their NP generation rate. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Newcomers

? Shuten Douji Shuten Douji

Rashomon now brings us the Ink Suit Actor incarnation of Aoi Yuuki, Shuten Douji. In terms of gameplay, Shuten Douji is not only infamous for having a lewd oni girl design, but also well-regarded for being one of the best Assassin support units and having one of the best debuffing Noble Phantasms in the game. 1-turn 60% Charm to all enemies and 3-turn defense reduction, party attack and NP damage buffs for 3 turns, and a self-inflicted Guts status for 1 time that lasts 5 turns. All of those essentially make up a well-rounded skill set. As for her Noble Phantasm itself, it inflicts MASSIVE debuffs both in quality and quantity. Not only does it inflict heavy damage, but it also reduces debuff resistance, defense, attack, NP damage, critical attack chance, and seals skills. Not to mention the poison debuff being the cherry on top. I wish I could roll for her because of her debuff efficiency and being voiced by Aoi Yuuki, but I must stay strong for Minamoto no Yorimitsu for her DPS ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

? Ibaraki Douji Ibaraki Douji

Oh, golden grief... The NA server probably doesn't have enough players like the JP server did when Rashomon came around in the latter. Bullying Banana Oni is going to be harder for all us Masters than I thought it would be...

Update: Huh, guess I should have never doubted us NA Masters. Day 1 was a successful raid! Now if we can just take on the rest of the 6 days left. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

For the record, bear in mind that we'll only be able to bully the oni for Rashomon. Ibaraki Douji won't be able to be summoned until Onigashima. That said, while she might be an irritating spook when I try to summon Minamoto no Yorimitsu. (YOU BETTER NOT SPOOK ME FROM MY MAMA RAIKOU, ONI! ) That said, for the most part, Ibaraki Douji is pretty much a basic SR Berserker DPS. Her skill set covers basic necessities like attack and NP damage along with HP recovery, debuff removal, and defense. That, and her NP is a single-target attack that removes all buffs (including Evade, Invincibility, and probably even Guts). Not someone I would want since I already have an SR Berserker like Heracles, but Ibaraki Douji wouldn't be too shabby. But for now, say it with me, all you Masters participating in the Raid Quests. BULLY THE ONI! BULLY THE ONI! BULLY THE ONI! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 Cursed Arm Hassan Cursed Arm Hassan

I would put Jack the Ripper on this list since she's considerably one of the, if not, the best Assassin-class Servants in the game, but since Hassan has lower rarity and therefore a higher chance to drop, I'll put him in this spot in place of Jack for now. While Assassins are probably the weakest class in terms of damage dealt, they certainly come in handy when it comes to generating those Critical Stars needed to dish out critical hits for extra damage. So until Jack the Ripper does come out in the NA server, Cursed Arm Hassan is the best you can get right now for an Assassin-class Servant. He obviously won't deal too much damage, but he's key to getting the most Critical stars possible. In addition, his Noble Phantasm has a high chance of inflicting instant death on a single enemy even when not maxed out! It'll be worth maxing out his Noble Phantasm by summoning enough cards of him if you want to increase the chance further. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 Okita Souji Okita Souji

F2P players and whales alike, if you're looking to roll for a worthwhile Limited Servant other than the temporarily limited Tamamo no Mae, SAVE UP FOR OKITA! Okita Souji is a god send when it comes to dropping Critical stars. With just a QQABB deck, by utilizing skills like Weak Constitution and Eye of the Mind (False), expect to both drop a high amount of Critical stars AND dish out massive critical attacks with Sakura Saber on a frequent basis. In addition, her Noble Phantasm also ignores enemy defense buffs when used, so it's a pretty useful single-target NP. Just couple it along with some Quick card performance buffs including her Reduced Earth skill and you're guaranteed to make Okita-san have her Great Victory! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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13 Mashu Kyrielight Mashu Kyrielight

Ah, Mash. Everyone's starting Shielder Servant. I never go into battle without her. Whether it be the main quests, free quests, interludes, event quests, etc. As a Shielder-Servant, she is not weak nor strong against any main class, including the Berserker-class as well. In addition, the Demi-Servant is able to boost her team's defense and grant invincibility and NP gain to one ally. While she isn't as strong now as she is in the JA server, keep in mind that as the story progresses with each new chapter released, she will definitely grow stronger and become one of the best Servants in the game period. Even to the point of going from 3-star to 4-star status, might I add! Even while Okeanos is awaiting release for the NA server, she will always be of vital use to the team whether it be on the front lines or support. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Mash sucks.

That fact remains true for the most part... until Camelot. Do not underestimate Mash, foolish Master. In time, Mash will grow with story progression and become one of the best tanks in the game. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

14 Karna (Launcher) Karna (Launcher)

One of, if not the best lancer in the game. He has amazing attack power as well as fairly good support capability. The only thing Scathach does better is single target damage.

Ah, it seems a visitor has already submitted quite possibly one of the most popular 5-star Lancer-class Servants next to Scathach. Alright, my fellow Karna fan, how's about I give him a good ol' analysis to see why he's one of the best Servants in FGO? Okay, to start off, his skill set is quite versatile. He can reduce an enemy's debuff resistance for 1 turn AND prevent them from using their NP for 1 turn as well, simultaneously increase his own Buster card performance and NP strength for 1 turn, and gain 25% NP charge while also increasing his critical star generation rate and critical damage for 3 turns. Not bad, to say the least! Plus, his Noble Phantasm Vasavi Shakti is an AoE attack, so he's pretty efficient at dealing with Archer hordes and such when you're farming in a quest filled with them. Add in the fact that the Noble Phantasm can deal extra damage to Divine enemies as well! For those playing, you might want to consider rolling for this guy in case you have no luck getting ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

15 Scathach Scathach

I just learned from Not A Whale that Aniplex USA recently announced that Fate/Grand Order is holding a Thanksgiving banner as an NA exclusive event for the NA server. So I was really excited when I heard that not only is the Scathach banner going to be held, but that the New Year Guaranteed SSR Summon was being combined with the Thanksgiving banner as well! I'm so hyped up for this! Anyways, let's go over Scathach. I wouldn't say she's as durable as her pupil Cu Chulainn, but her skill set and class advantage along with her Noble Phantasm's effects truly make her the most useful and versatile Lancer-class Servant to get in the game. She's incredibly useful against Servants with the Divine trait, so expect to be able to curb stomp Archers like Gilgamesh and Arjuna later on in the game. In addition, her Noble Phantasm is quite notably a very powerful Single Target attack, especially against Archers. And even if it may not OHKO an enemy, Gae Bolg Alternative has an almost GUARANTEED stun ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Well, Masters. The day of reckoning is almost upon us. First, it's rolling for the guaranteed SSR paid Saint Quartz Summon gacha. And then from there on out, I'm going full-on whale mode for Shishou. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

16 Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper

Has anyone become a mother yet? Kudos to those who still had enough Saint Quartz (or went into Whale Mode) to summon Jack the Ripper after the salt that was the Thanksgiving campaign featuring Scathach. Alright, time for analysis. she's exceptionally the best Assassin-class Servant in the game. At the very least, she's an expert at gaining tons of Critical stars and dealing MASSIVE critical damage against enemies. And that's not all. Her Noble Phantasm pretty much ignores the target's defense buffs and increases damage against female enemies. Trust me, there's going to be a LOT of female bosses in the later parts of the game. If you manage to roll Jack when London is released, expect fighting Medb in E Pluribum Unus to be a cinch. As for her skill set, it's fairly decent as her first skill gives her Evade for 1 turn while simultaneously increasing Quick card effectiveness, her second skill removes enemy buffs and decreases Critical Strength for one enemy, and her third skill restores ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

17 Cu Chulainn (Alter) Cu Chulainn (Alter)

It's now official, my Masters. Our boy Cu Alter is getting a rate-up this Friday. So as usual, let's go over everyone's favorite king doggo. Now it goes without saying Cu Alter is essentially Cu Lancer turned Berserker. Where Cu Lancer excels at endurance is where Cu Alter also excels at that as well. One distinct difference Cu Alter has in terms of his skills up his sleeve is his first skill that decreases all enemies' attack and critical attack chances for 3 turns, whereas Cu Lancer has his third skill that removes debuffs and restores HP for himself. The rest of the two skills are fairly similar between them with a few minor differences between them. Both of them have an Evade skill, but Cu Alter's lasts for only two hits while Cu Lancer's lasts for three whole hits. As for their Guts skill, it functions exactly the same for both of them as a one-time revival status that lasts for five turns. Regardless of their rarities, both Cu Chulainn incarnations are very durable. But in Cu ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

If you match him with Volume Hydrargyrum, he can last a lot longer, cast his second skill as he enters during his first turn, this lets him ignore attacks from the CE as his skill is cooling down, plus his higher HP and Guts plus Critical Rate down, he'll last lots longer than Herc and the other berserkers

Like Herc, he is able solo Goetia BUT there is one difference some may overlook. When going against enemies with sure hit or ignore invincible like Billy the kid, Emiya Assassin or Artoria Lancer, Cu lasts longer due to his higher HP and the fact that in a team, he's more versatile because of his evade which is used up only when he is hit twice, so he has a chance at stalling longer plus he has better NP and Star Gen than Herc so he should be put up higher

18 Tamamo no Mae Tamamo no Mae

(This is a copy-and-paste comment from the same item on Best Caster-class Servants in Fate/Grand Order.) MIKON! So since Tamamo no Mae (or Casko, as Nero refers to her as) is coming out next week for the US Halloween campaign, let's take a good luck at what makes her a fearsome Servant (and waifu). Naturally, as a Caster, her card set is Arts-based, so not only is it easy to build up NP charge, but she's especially vital if you use an Arts-based party of Servants (ex. Tamamo no Mae, Zhuge Liang, and Vlad III). Her skill set is not too bad, as she can drain an enemy's NP gauge by 1 bar, increase her own defense for 3 turns and also increase her defense by 30% for 1 turn only, and increase 1 ally's Arts card performance for 3 turns (and heal ally's HP post-interlude). Now probably what makes her stand out the most is her Noble Phantasm. Using her Noble Phantasm, she can help refill all allies' HP gauges AND reduce all allies' skill cooldowns by 1 turn. It may not sound like much, but ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Well, Masters. It appears that in my guaranteed SSR paid Saint Quartz Summon, I managed to pull Casko from the gacha. To be honest, I'm happy but not all that happy at the same time. On the pro side, I'm just glad I didn't get another Altera copy since Altera already spooked me in my pulls for Okita and the fact that everyone pretty much considers Tamamo to be top-tier waifu material. But on the con side, I'm sad I didn't get the SSR's I wanted like Okita, Jeanne, or Waver. Plus, my party setup is mostly Buster-oriented and Tamamo no Mae is more fit for an Arts-oriented team. Hopefully, I can muster up some good Art-oriented Servants in the future so they'll go well with her in future gameplay. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The strongest Arts support AND one of the best healers in the game is 17th... pathetic.
Tamamo is at the same support level as Waver and Merlin. Her NP not only heals, but also reduces all allies' skill count AND charges two thirds of their NP gauge. Why is she just 17th? And why are the placeholder servants in NA above her? Cu Alter is much stronger than the original Cu. Quetzelcotl is a better damage dealing caster than Medea and Meltilith and Abigail ALSO possess buff removal while dealing MUCH more damage. There should be a separate list for 3*s.
Also, Mordred is only strong against Artoria Lancer and Lancer Alter. Her NP overcharge is otherwise useless.

You make some pretty good points there, my fellow Master. I might have to remix this list to reevaluate who should rank higher over the other. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

19 Nero Claudius (Bride) Nero Claudius (Bride)

My heart still longs for Jalter, but for all you diehard Nero fans, GO FOR IT. Her higher rarity and more versatile skill set is arguably a bit superior above the red Nero Claudius. Her first skill increases one ally's NP generation rate for 3 turns, her second skill increases one ally's attack and critical star generation rate for 3 turns, and her third skill heals an ally and increases their defense for 3 turns. Nero Bride may not be as much of a tank as her red counterpart, but her higher attack stats make her a more powerful unit to use if you're taking on tough bosses. Which ties into her single-target Noble Phantasm, dealing not only incredible damage to an enemy with damage output percentage DOUBLE that of red Nero's AoE Noble Phantasm, but also giving them numerous debuffs consisting of burn damage, defense debuff, and critical chance debuff. Overall, Nero Bride is a pretty good SSR Servant and especially a must-have if you're looking to achieve red Nero, Nero Bride, and ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

20 Ryougi Shiki (Assassin) Ryougi Shiki (Assassin)

With the Kara no Kyoukai Collaboration event ending in just about a few days on the NA server, let's kick up the old analysis machine. So here, we have our welfare Servant of this event, none other than Ryougi Shiki (Assassin). From an F2P perspective, I'd say welfare Shiki is the better Shiki between her and Void Shiki. As an Assassin, her passive skills are useful for both generating Critical stars and increasing Critical attack damage output gradually. In addition, her skill set is incredibly strong and probably the most important thing you'll need when grinding and clearing this event. Her Mystic Eyes of Death Perception allows her to ignore enemy invincibility, increase Arts-card performance, and reduce an enemy's Instant-Death resistance all in one turn. She also has the ever-reliant Eye of the Mind evade skill for a 1-turn evasion along with increasing Critical damage for 3 turns. And for her Yin Yang skill variant, she generates about more or less a quarter of NP in exchange ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

21 Ryougi Shiki (Saber) Ryougi Shiki (Saber)

While Saber Shiki is arguably not as good as Assassin Shiki when it comes to Instant-Kill chance with their respective Noble Phantasms, Saber Shiki is actually pretty versatile and useful in other areas aside from attack value. Her high HP value makes her an exceptional stone wall, with her Yin Yang skill variation restoring much of her HP for just a little NP loss. She also retains the same Mystic Eyes of Death Perception skill that Assassin Shiki possesses and her second skill, while not as good compared to her first and third one, isn't too bad for increasing attack and mental debuff resistance. But the most important aspect of her reliability is her Noble Phantasm. Yes, it's not as strong as Assassin Shiki's version, but on the bright side, not only does it ignore defense and attacks all enemies on the field, but it also removes ALL party debuffs. To put it into simple words, Saber Shiki has high endurance as a Saber and can last long while keeping the party alive as long as ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

22 Mordred Mordred

best girl

It's the moment all you Moedred fans have been waiting for! The Knight of Treachery is finally out! So now for a bit of commentary on her gameplay and skill set. Put simply from my perspective, while she's not the best Saber in terms of gameplay given that she's just essentially a carbon copy of Artoria Pendragon (who's unfortunately considered B-tier by most players at best), Mordred's slightly higher base attack stat and her superior skills make her quite different from her father. Basically, in exchange for the Charisma attack boost, she replaces with her Secret of Pedigree skill. Taking into account that it simultaneously increases defense for 1 turn, removes all debuffs, and charges her NP gauge, I'd say this one skill alone makes her stand above Artoria in terms of versatility. While I'd rather be content with the Altera I own right now, Mordred is still a pretty decent Saber to own. Also, her Noble Phantasm Clarent Blood Arthur deals extra damage to enemies with the ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

23 Brynhildr Brynhildr

Ladies and gentlemen (and Mamiko Noto fans), if you don't want to have to wait 2 years until Nero Festival Redux 2019 to summon this Lusamine prototype (get it? Because Brynhildr looks like Lusamine and Brynhildr came from Fate/Prototype? ) and you're willing to sacrifice your gems for her instead of Nero Bride or Jalter (I'm obviously saving up for Jalter and no one else until that point), BE MY GUEST! Admittedly, if you're only looking for the strongest Lancers, either just save up for Scathach on the next Limited Summoning Campaign or better yet, stick to good ol' Cu Chulainn with his unstoppable durability on the field. But if you're really desperate to summon a decent support unit Lancer where it'll be a long time until Karna gets another rate-up and gets permanently added to the gacha or you're up for the challenge to pull arguably the rarest Servant with the longest absence of a rate-up in FGO history. Now Brynhildr's skill set is not too bad, but not too great either. Her ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

24 Edmond Dantes Edmond Dantes

As the Vengeful Demon's Prison Tower event approaches, I now present Nagit- er, I mean the Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes! Our boy Dantes has the honor of being the first Avenger-class Servant in Fate/Grand Order. Thus, he deals extra damage to Ruler-class enemies and receives reduced damage from them. Ignoring the fact that once Merlin comes, the Quick team meta will be screwed over in favor of more Buster-oriented and Arts-oriented parties, Dantes for the time being makes for a decent Quick Star Generator. In other words, he can generate tons of Critical Stars (despite having no Luck stat! ) Not to mention he has the fourth highest attack power in the game behind Cu Alter, Sakata Kintoki, and Jeanne Alter on the JP Server as of now! Of course, I'm still holding out for Jeanne Alter, but for all you Danganronpa fans out there playing this game, I wouldn't say it's a bad deal to get your very own Nagito Komaeda expy as your first Avenger-class Servant. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I don't know anything about this game yet, but anyone who looks like a combination between Nagito Komaeda and Koichi Kizakura instantly becomes the best in my books - kempokid

25 Francis Drake Francis Drake

Let's go over Francis Drake's versatility as a Rider-class Servant. First off, she's already efficient at dropping Critical stars at a high rate. Second of all, her AOE Noble Phantasm is especially effective at dealing heavy damage and simultaneously gaining Critical stars as well. To top it all off, her skills are all-around diverse and can always be useful to herself as a Servant and to your party as well. Ranging from increasing NP damage and attack for 1 turn to charging her NP gauge, making your attacks IGNORE INVINCIBILITY for 3 turns, and gaining 10 Critical stars all in one go, Francis Drake is perhaps the best Rider-class Servant in the NA server right now. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

26 Ozymandias Ozymandias Ozymandias is the Rider-class Servant of Shizuri Isemi‎ in the First Holy Grail War of Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Blue and Silver. He is one of the Servants of the Protagonist of the Grand Order conflicts of Fate/Grand Order.

I Love this Character and can not wait until he comes out on the NA server so I'm saving up for Him as my favorite Rider!

He is a god,no a king, no he is the god king that resides on earth an absolute pharaoh with the might of the gods. Look upon my works and be in despair, oh lightless one. It is time the sun descended here Ramesseum Tentyris.

27 Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga was a powerful Daimyō of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period. Nobunaga is regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. ...read more.

Once the server is back up, we'll have a fun time farming for our Demon Archer. Liz Halloween is a decent welfare Caster, but as for Nobu, I would consider her one of the more powerful welfare Servants gameplay-wise. First off, her skills and NP allow her to deal a lot of extra damage to Divine and Riding enemies respectively. Let's not forget to mention one section of T.V. Tropes where it states that an Archer like Nobu is capable of defeating a LANCER like Karna hands down. As for the rest of Nobu's assets, her skills are decent at best, but go VERY WELL when paired with Okita. So definitely try and farm up all those Honnouji points for the Devil King of the Sixth Heaven! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

28 Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla

Now introducing our modern-day lightning God Zeus, Nikola Tesla! While it's a bit of a stretch for me to think that he's the best Archer bar none, he certainly seems to be worthwhile and considerable for being one of the best SSR Archer-class Servants in FGO. From my perspective, he seems to be adept at being able to charge NP and create the most damage output from that NP. His first skill increases his own NP generation for 3 turns, his second skill grants him a Guts status for 5 turns along with an 80% chance to increase defense and NP damage for 3 turns along with increasing attack for 3 turns as well (once he gets his Strengthening Quest), and his third skill charges his NP gauge and pierces invincibility along with gaining 10 Critical Stars in the process. Wow, just two out of three skills and both of them carry multiple benefits! I guess we can say his skill set is his strongest asset in his gameplay. As for his Noble Phantasm System Keraunos, it's not too bad either since it ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

29 Arjuna Arjuna

Not the best Archer compared to others, but not totally useless. While Karna is quite more popular than his brother, Arjuna does still have his own merits as an SSR Archer. At least until we get his new Interlude, his first skill increases critical star generation rate for 3 turns (with self debuff immunity being granted as well after playing through his Interlude). As for his second skill, it charges his own NP gauge by 25%, regenerates HP for 5 turns, and generates Critical Stars each turn for 5 turns, which honestly isn't too bad especially considering it heals Arjuna unlike most Archers in the game. And for his third skill, it increases Buster performance and NP damage for 1 turn only, so it really comes in handy when you're ready to unleash his Noble Phantasm Pashupata. Speaking of which, Pashupata is pretty good as well, being an AoE attack and also having a 30% chance to cause instant death (50% if the enemies have the Divine Traits). Give it some overcharge and you can reduce ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

30 Mysterious Heroine X Mysterious Heroine X

If you want the best Assassin possible, it's best not to roll on MHX's banner and just save up for someone like Jack the Ripper for now. But if you're really a huge Artoria fan building up a Saberface collection or you're just desperate to get the most out of the Saber Wars event that hasn't even had a rerun on the JA server yet as I type this comment in January 2018, it's your choice. That said, someone like Mysterious Heroine X... is not really a worthwhile SSR Assassin compared to others ones like Jack the Ripper or King Hassan. After all, MHX's moveset is quite too niche and situational to really be of great use outside of the Saber Wars event. Her first skill is basically a delayed stun debuff, which can rather be hit-or-miss at best depending on if you time it correctly. Her second skill is rather below average in gaining Critical Stars, but it does get better once her Strengthening Quest comes and it manages to not only gain more Critical Stars, but also grant self ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

31 EMIYA (Assassin) EMIYA (Assassin)

While I'm intending on saving up for the Onigashima event that will come later this summer in 2018 (I'm a sucker for any character voiced by Haruka Tomatsu), if I were to actually roll on the Fate/Accel Zero Order banner, aside from Zhuge Liang (Lord El-Melloi II), I would say EMIYA (Assassin) would be the one I would aim for more over Iskandar (no disrespect to our King of Conquerors). Judging solely by his skill set and what I've seen of him in gameplay, I would say Kiritsugu Emiya is just as good of an SR Assassin as Shiki Ryougi. After all, they share the same QQAAB card deck for their respective Assassin incarnations. And like Shiki again, expect his Arts-oriented NP to do heavy damage with the right skill usage and buffs (it only gets better when the NA server will eventually get his Interlude that upgrades his NP). And that's not all. Kiritsugu is a bona fide Arts Assassin that will do well with inflicting critical hits while practically being able to spam his NP frequently ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

32 Frankenstein Frankenstein

Here we now have our most recent AoE NP Berserker that was just introduced in the London chapter. For a Berserker like her, her skill set consists of her above average NP gain in conjunction with her first skill as well that increases said NP gain, her second skill that has a 60% chance of stunning an enemy and reducing defense, and her third skill that increases NP damage. Basically, this skill set in particular stands out from most Berserkers and seems to be more balanced between NP gain and NP damage output. While there are demerits like burning herself for 5 turns little by little or stunning herself after using her Blasted Tree, her pros outweigh her cons in terms of skills. Not to mention that her NP damage is capable of surpassing that of Tamamo Cat's AoE NP by a doubled amount. And even on single enemies despite her NP being AoE! Overall, a nice Berserker to own if you don't have an SR or SSR Berserker already. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

33 Iskandar Iskandar

For the record, Iskandar is not a bad Servant. However, as much as I love his characterization in Fate/Zero, when observing him on a critical standpoint of his gameplay performance, I would highly recommend skipping him for stronger SSR Riders like Ozymandias or just sticking to everyone's favorite Quick meta welfare Rider Sakata Kintoki. But if you really, really, REALLY want to take a shot at rolling Broskandar, there's no one stopping you. Hey, Waver and Iskandar fighting side by side together is a pretty good deal if you manage to get them both in the same banner. That said, let's take a look at what Iskandar brings to the table with his A-game. Now his first two skills relatively increase party attack for 3 turns and party NP strength for only 1 turn. Come his third skill, it increases Buster performance and Critical Star generation rate by 50% for 1 turn. Given that his BBAAQ gives Iskandar limitations in making use of his Critical Star generation rate and that most of his ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

34 Artoria Pendragon (Lancer Alter) Artoria Pendragon (Lancer Alter) Artoria Pendragon (also romanized as Arturia and Altria) is a Saber-class Servant from the Fate series. She is the true identity of Saber in the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. She is the the Saber-class Servant ...read more.

Now London has given us our third Alter in the form of Lancer Alter. To start off, Lancer Alter is to vanilla Lancer as Saber Alter is to vanilla Saber. Artoria Lancer Alter, or should I say "Tituria" based on her surprisingly busty design, is quite the menacing SR Lancer-class Servant. You know this Lancer means business when she really is a true Lancer given that she mounts on a horse with lance in hand like REAL lancers do (no disrespect, Cu and Scathach). For her skill set, it basically functions like any other standard Artoria skill set with the Mana Burst skill that increases Buster performance for 1 turn and the Charisma skill that increases party attack for 3 turns, though the Blessings from the End of the World skill is a slight improvement from the Instinct skill given that it increases critical star absorption and critical strength for 1 turn and grants Critical Stars all in one go. Other than rank, I think Lancer Alter might just be packing in slightly more attack power ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

35 Robin Hood Robin Hood

With the right setup and usage of skills and efficient and pacing, Robin Hood's single-target Noble Phantasm can truly prove to be an OP OHKO nuke. Even as a 3-star, while he doesn't boast pure strength, his tactical skill set of inflicting attack debuffs and poison (simultaneously) and increasing NP generation rate. He'll be able to get his third skill of piercing invincibility, applying self-evasion, and gaining Critical stars all in one go once we finally get his Strengthening Quest. But even while we have yet to play his Strengthening Quest on the NA server, he's still worth keeping as a mainstay in your party especially if you don't have SR or SSR Archers like EMIYA or Gilgamesh. Calling back to his skill that allows him to poison enemies, that skill is especially vital as Robin Hood's Yew Bow can deal twice or more multiplied damage if that single-target enemy is poisoned. For more damage output, using a Mystic Code or Servant skill or Craft Essence to increase his Arts ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

36 Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen

The Zhuge Liang of bronze-rarity Servants. While Andersen is unsurprisingly a Squishy Wizard given his low defense stats and not having much powerhouse strength compared to ones like Zhuge Liang and Merlin, Andersen does indeed have something that makes him a worthy rival to them. With his second skill filling up more than half of his NP gauge and his QAAAB card deck further allowing him to charge his NP gauge, you can expect to spam his Marchen Meines Lebens about as often as you can spam Medea's Rule Breaker. As for his Noble Phantasm itself, it increases all allies' attack and defense buffs and regenerates their HP for 3 turns. Of course, the chances for those buffs increases as you overcharge the NP gauge, and given it's easier to max out Andersen's NP level, that makes things all the more easy to utilize his NP wisely and frequently. It's even much to the point that he's even still useful for higher difficulty content in the later game's chapters. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

37 Nightingale Nightingale

Looks like Asuna Yuuki isn't the only Berserk Healer in town. FGO now gives us Florence Nightingale, a Berserker-class medic. In other words, a Berserk-er Healer (get it? ) While Nightingale's class affinity makes her squishy and hard to keep alive in battle, if used with the proper support, she can very well heal her team and allies greatly in one skill than any other Caster-class Servant can. Not to mention her Noble Phantasm weakens the enemies' Noble Phantasm strength and restores massive HP and removes all debuffs from the entire team. Huh, Sinon certainly seems to have been taught well by Asuna (if you don't get the joke, both Sinon and Nightingale are voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro). - ModernSpongeBobSucks

38 Billy the Kid Billy the Kid

If you've seen Honako Green's FGO videos, you'd probably know him best for taking on hard quests usually with Cu Chulainn or any other solo Servant, along with the 1-3 star rarity team setup. Billy the Kid just so happens to be one of those notable Servants used for solo runs. The guy truly lives up to his name, being more of a Quick Draw quicker than you can say Quick Draw McGraw! Get in those heavy Crits and his Quick NP and he'll be nearly unstoppable (though not as much as my boy Cu Chulainn)! Of course, while it may be better to have him with a team since he's not as durable as Cu Chulainn, Billy's got a lot up his sleeve with his skills emphasizing critical damage and spamming his Noble Phantasm despite the hefty NP gain rate. Definitely one of the better E Pluribus Unum Servants. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

39 Sakata Kintoki Sakata Kintoki

Sakata Kintoki is having a rate-up along with Gilgamesh and Scathach for the upcoming Thanksgiving banner. While I'm saving up for Scathach, Sakata Kintoki is also a pretty worthwhile SSR Berserker as well. In terms of strength, his attack stats go far and beyond that of Vlad III's max attack like Heracles (an SR, if I may add) does. His skills are pretty decent too since his first skill increases his attack for 1 turn, his second skill charges up his NP gauge by a decent amount, and his third skill increases his own attack debuff resistance and restores some of his HP by a considerably good amount. He's not as durable as Heracles or even Vlad III, but of all Berserkers so far until we get Mama Raikou, he's probably the strongest one of his class in terms of attack stat numbers. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

40 Artoria Pendragon (Santa Alter) Artoria Pendragon (Santa Alter) Artoria Pendragon (also romanized as Arturia and Altria) is a Saber-class Servant from the Fate series. She is the true identity of Saber in the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. She is the the Saber-class Servant ...read more.

About time they finally released Santa Alter for real. From what I've heard, she seems to be more powerful than her Saber counterpart in terms of NP multiplier and/or attack stats. That's to be expected for almost any Alter counterpart. And based on her skill set, it seems pretty well-rounded too. Though, I'd say this skill set is more centered around Critical hits more than attack buffs. Her first skill restores HP and increases Critical Star drop rate for one ally, her second skill grants a large amount of Critical Stars, and her third skill increases her Buster card effectiveness. Huh, not bad for a Santa variation of Saber Alter. Looks like I won't have to rely on Marie Antoinette anymore as my ace Rider-class Servant since Power Creep has made her attack power weak compared to my other ace Servants. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

41 Nursery Rhyme Nursery Rhyme

For a support unit, Nursery Rhyme seems pretty decent from my eyes. Though, rather than being best suited for an Arts-oriented team, it seems a Quick-oriented team is more suited for her given her reliance on Critical Stars. So I guess it goes without saying why she and Jack the Ripper go hand-in-hand when on said Quick-oriented team. It's only going to get better when we get Jeanne d'Arc (Alter) (Santa Lily) to complete the Quick trio (or Christmas loli trio, if that's what you want to call it). As for her skill set, it's quite abundant and versatile. First, her first skill increases critical damage and critical star absorption for 3 turns. Next, her second skill increases her defense for 3 turns while doing it by 10% more for 1 turn and increases debuff resistance for 3 turns as well. And finally, her third skill charges her own NP gauge, restores HP, and removes debuffs. Her AoE Noble Phantasm isn't too bad either if you give her the right setup and buffs. Overall, she's worth ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

42 Rama Rama

My goodness, they really must have Taken It Up to Eleven by making Rama look like a girl even though he has his wife Sita! Anyways, Rama is generally regarded as one of the best SR Sabers in Fate/Grand Order. In this case, what really makes him stand out is his first skill, Warrior's Blessing. The skill itself grants high critical star absorption and critical damage for 1 turn. But what makes this even better is that if you max out this skill, the cooldown is immensely low, coming in at 4 turns! That means you could spam this skill over and over again with both a proper team and Mystic Code! Overall, this skill alone combined with some other minor skills and Rama's gameplay merit makes him a worthwhile Buster Crit attacker. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

43 Helena Blavatsky Helena Blavatsky

Can't really say she stacks up as good as a Caster-class Servant when compared to the likes of Merlin, Zhuge Liang, or even Hans Christian Andersen. While I wouldn't really want to use her myself, she does have her own niches that don't make her entirely crap for the C-tier of Servants in FGO. She can boost the entire party's NP gauge by 20%, grant some Critical Stars in the form of a half-baked Revelation skill along with boosting NP damage, and grant a multi-card performance support boost. These all seem pretty useful, except their long cooldowns bring them down a lot. However, she does have a pretty good offensive Noble Phantasm that's pretty good for a Caster as it deals massive damage and casts several debuffs on the enemies and is easily able to generate Critical Stars with her 6-hit Quick card. Wouldn't say she's as good as the other three Casters I mentioned, but hey, it's anyone call if they want to roll for Madame Blavatsky. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

44 Anne Bonny Anne Bonny

Anne Bonny & Mary Read are some pretty decent SR Rider units right now in the NA Server. They may not have the same powerhouse strength like Francis Drake, but all of their 3 skills are exceptional at collecting Critical stars and dishing out some massive critical damage. In addition, their Noble Phantasm isn't too bad. The damage output of the NP increases with power the lower their HP is. I don't have much to say about this Servant duo right now, but it's worth keeping them as either a reliable Rider-class Servant on the front lines or as a support Servant for your good friends to use. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

45 Elizabeth Bathory (Halloween) Elizabeth Bathory (Halloween)

Known best as FGO's first free SR Event Servant. While she won't stack up against more god-tier Free Servants later on in the game like Chloe von Einzbern and Sakata Kintoki (Rider), for what she is right now on her own merit, she's at the very least a pretty decent Caster-class Servant. While I would preferably stick to Casters I already have like Medea and Hans Christian Andersen, Liz Halloween is a pretty good damage dealer and has some decent skills, with some of them carrying over from her Lancer variation and some of them being ones exclusive to her. Especially the one where she both increases her own Buster performance and burns all her enemies for TEN turns at the same time. And her AoE Noble Phantasm is a pretty efficient attack for the Caster class, so she really pushes Mephistopheles to the curb for this. Also, Liz Halloween is MUCH better than Liz Brave and always will be in terms of gameplay. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

46 Medb Medb

Make way for the thot queen, Masters! Well, to be honest, I wouldn't say her skill set is all that great (though it does get slightly better after she gets her Interlude for her second skill). Plus, she has the lowest attack value out of all SSR Riders in the game... But I got to give her some credit for her second-highest ranking HP value out of all the Rider as well. And I suppose her Noble Phantasm isn't too bad when used best against Male enemies given her overcharge effect's niche. But let's be real here. Only thing worth rolling for her would be her cute Prison Warden outfit once the Dead Heat Summer Race! event rolls around in 2019! Now begs her question: "I am 02. Zero Two. Are you the one who wants to become my Darling? " - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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