Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fate/EXTRA: Servant Saber


Saber is the strongest playable Servant when it comes to raw strength and also the easiest to raise. ­She's designed for novice players, so a slight boost to her strength will allow her to destroy most enemies with just a few swings. Here's a guide to playing Saber.

Saber
— A woman who wields a sword boldly —

 
Status

STATUS ENHANCEMENT:
Strength
Raises damage done to enemies.
It is recommended to invest as much SP as possible into this parameter, early in the game. This makes grinding a lot easier since you can kill normal enemies in just 2 to 3 hits.
EX RANK: 120 SP
Defense
Lowers damage done to enemies.
Defense doesn't only makes you tough but increases Skill damage as well. So invest into this parameter when you have enough Strength.
EX RANK: 120 SP
Agility
Stabilizes damage stats, raises skill speed.
Invest into this parameter when you are done with Strength and Defense.
EX RANK: 120 SP
Magic
Raises magic ability, lowers damage from magic.
Invest into this parameter only if you have some extra SP to spare.
EX RANK: 147 SP
Luck
Raises critical hit rate and defense when in jeopardy.
Invest into this parameter only if you have some extra SP to spare.
EX RANK: 120 SP
STATUS RANKING:
E D C B A A+ A++ EX
0 26 52 78 104 128 193 255
STATUS GROWTH PER SP:
Strength Defense Agility Magic Luck
2 2 2 1.65 2
RECOMMENDED STATUS:
Strength Defense Agility Magic Luck
A+ A C E E


Skills & Noble Phantasm

SKILL LIST:
Veil of Petals
Target: Enemy
Inflicts physical damage on an enemy.

Unlocked after spending 10 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 30
Fount of the Saint
Target: Self
The damage inflicted by ATTACK increases.

Unlocked after spending 20 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 20
Emperor's Prerogative
Auto-activated Skill.
Increases item drop rate after battle.

Unlocked after spending 30 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 0
Fount of the Healer
Target: Self
Absorbs enemy HP when using BREAK.

Unlocked after spending 35 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 30
Artillery Applause
Target: Enemy
Inflicts physical damage on an enemy.

Unlocked after spending 50 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 40
Thunderous Applause
Target: Enemy
Inflicts physical damage on an enemy.

Unlocked by speaking to Saber inside your Private Room after using 100 items. This Skill replaces Artillery Applause.
MP USED 60
Thrice-setting Sun
Target: Self
Will bring you back from death a single time.

Unlocked after spending 65 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 50
Fount of Chronos
Target: Self
Inflicts Stun on an enemy when using GUARD.

Unlocked after spending 85 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 50
Blossom of the Court
Target: Enemy
Damages enemy. REQ: Use Noble Phantasm.

Unlocked after spending 99 SP on Alteration.
MP USED 80
NOBLE PHANTASM:
Theater of the Deranged
Condition: Unlocked after 4 turns.
Attacks ignore enemy's GUARD and weakens them.
 
Automatically unlocked through story progression during the 5th week.
MP USED 0


Private Room

Special conversations inside the Private Room can be triggered when you see a special icon accompanied by a yellow font in the selection window. These conversations are important factors when unlocking your Servant's Matrix Level E. Missing one of them or choosing the wrong answer could permanently deny you the information you need.

Speak with Saber


Save


Leave your private room

Saber's Matrix is the easiest to complete because all you have to do is view the conversation. There are basically no wrong answers, so choose whatever options you like.
  • 1ST WEEK (DAY 4):
    END
    What's your true name?
    END
    Are you a girl, Saber?
    END
    Why are you so imperious.
     
  • 2ND WEEK (DAY 2):
    END
    A bold emperor?
    END
    A feared tyrant?
    END
    A beloved idol?
     
  • 3RD WEEK (DAY 4): 
    ADDITIONAL
    Like, what sort of school I went to?
    ADDITIONAL
    Like, what sort of hobbies I had?
    ADDITIONAL
    Like, what sort of person I liked?
     
    ADDITIONAL CHOICES:
    END
    I don't have a wish.
     
  • 4TH WEEK (DAY 1):
    No choices.
     
  • 5TH WEEK (DAY 6): AUTOMATIC EVENT
    No choices.
    Matrix Level 2

  • 5TH WEEK (DAY 7): AUTOMATIC EVENT
    No choices.
    Matrix Level 3

  • 6TH WEEK (DAY 2):
    END
    To keep living as I am.
    END
    To keep living in this world.
    ADDITIONAL
    To have fun and never work! Whee!

    ADDITIONAL CHOICES: 
    END
    I'm jealous of her personal theater.
    END
    Whoa, she bankrupt her country?
    END
    ...Is she a pauper...?
     
  • 7TH WEEK (DAY 3):
    No choices.
    Matrix Level E
    Requires that you defeat SE.RA.PH during Day 2.

Achievements

These achievements gives you new conversations inside your Private Room. Your Servant could reward you with an item, an equipment, a Skill upgrade or simply just a new topic to talk about.

Speak with Saber


Save


Leave your private room

PERFECT BATTLES:
1 Perfect Battle
She'll ask you to do more flawless victory.
A Perfect Battle is achieved when you defeat an enemy without taking any damage.
30 Perfect Battles
She'll tell you to keep up the good work.
A Perfect Battle is achieved when you defeat an enemy without taking any damage.
100 Perfect Battles
She'll give you an Elixir as a reward.
A Perfect Battle is achieved when you defeat an enemy without taking any damage.
ITEM USAGE: 
Used 30 Items in Total
She'll congratulate you for being a glutton.
Just buy the cheapest item and use it inside the Arena.
Used 100 Items in Total
Upgrades her Skill Artillery Applause into Thunderous Applause.
Just buy the cheapest item and use it inside the Arena.
RARE MONSTER: 
Defeated 1 Rare Monster
She'll tell you to kill more rare breeds.
Check the guide for Rare Monster locations.
Defeated 5 Rare Monsters
She'll talk about strangling a lion while naked.
Check the guide for Rare Monster locations.
NOBLE PHANTASM: 
Used Noble Phantasm on 3 Non-Boss Enemies
She'll talk about the Golden Theater.
Let the enemy survive for 3 turns then kill it with your Noble Phantasm. Only normal and Rare Monsters count.
 
Portrait

FACE PATTERN:
EYES CLOSED 1 EYES CLOSED 2
NORMAL

SMILE 1 SMILE 2 HAPPY

ANGRY 1 ANGRY 2 SAD


CHARACTER DESIGN: 
FULL BODY

— End —

I highly recommend completing the Rare Monster achievement. The conversation about strangling a lion while naked is priceless. The Noble Phantasm achievement is good too, since she mentions something about Archer's Noble Phantasm during the conversation.


32 comments:

My 2 Pesos said...

These two images are awesome! :D

Interwebs Fails said...

Interesting post. (:

DWei said...

So is there any other purpose to using her? Seems kind of cheap if not overpowered.

2Peeeps Health and Fitness said...

interesting :)

R said...

Cool news!

Fang said...

Saber is sort of the protagonist of the servants, right? Hence why she's "easy modo".

Indistinctive Writer said...

oh, it's a game... i thought it was an anime show

Bart said...

lmfao! also i see france.

Electric Addict said...

love your site layout, sick site followed

Adam said...

Never seen a see-through gown before on the chick at the bottom

Shaw said...

Oh, we're doing character guides now.

R.gers said...

You haven't? It's sort of expected in a visual novel. This is already considered rather tame.

Natural One said...

I need to visit Japan one day...soon!

convictus said...

character guides, you sliced and diced this game.

Crisalys said...

I know is kind of cheap to use overpowered character, but I like when important characters are overpowered. You're using your favourite character and winning.

It's a win/win.

Herdiana Surachman said...

animeeee

Herdiana Surachman
http://deluxshionist.blogspot.com/

Simon black said...

Interesting, plus she looks cool.

Anonymous said...

MAKE CASTER GUIDE NEXT!! A JOB WELL DONE!!

-Kai

Bersercules said...

She's very beautiful!

Jumendez said...

I don't see the benefit of investing into Agility, since all it does is stabilize attack damages.

I could say the same for Defense, since that would only pertain to if someone ever gets hit (which one can avoid if you spam Skills and Servant MP heals on a second playthrough).

So I ask, does Agility do more than stabilize attack damages, and does Defense do more than lower enemy damage and increase skill damage? Also, to what degree does it increase skill damage? Does it heighten skill damage better than Strength or not?

Lord Phrozen said...

After investing enough points to Strength and reaching A+, it will take a lot of SP to bring it to A++ or EX. So it would be more effective to just invest the SP on another stat since there is no benefit in investing to a stat that you can't rank up.

Defense increases Skill damage more than Strength does and increases physical damage more than Magic. So far Saber, Defense is the second best stat.

Jumendez said...

Thanks for the quick feedback. I assume then that dumping into Agility is only because ranking up Defense would be as useless as ranking up Stength, correct?

Still, I'm kind of disappointed in the relatively simple Status Growth for Saber; Caster's was much more thought out and I appreciate it, since it made it funner to get that EX Magic and B Defense and I kind of miss that with Saber. I hope Archer's Status Growth will be more akin to Caster's...

Lord Phrozen said...

Caster's Magic was so easy to EX rank that you still have enough SP to upgrade other stats. However, if you max out Saber's Strength to EX rank, you won't have enough points raise other stats. Making her a glass cannon if raised that way.

But even with only A+ in Strength, Saber have the potential to inflict around 25,000 damage in a single turn. Something Caster could never accomplish ever.

Lord Phrozen said...

Upgrading Defense to A+ should yield better stat growth than upgrading Agility to C. I've tried both and the result yields very little difference. Overall damage is increased with Agility but Defense increases Skill damage by a bit more. At this point, you can increase either of the two.

Jumendez said...

Well I kind of Glass Cannon'd Caster anyway as I only really upgraded her Magic until she reached EX, so I can't say that a Glass Cannon Saber wouldn't be too foreign to me. I'll take your word for it though.

So how'd you find out the Status Growths? Did you have to search through code or did you just do calculations as the game went by?

Lord Phrozen said...

Well, I think glass cannon Caster is a must because even with EX rank Magic, her maximum damage output is still pretty weak compared to the others.

The Japanese Fate/Extra wiki have the stat growth calculation all covered. I like to put those data in this guide but I don't want to steal their hard work without permission.

You can find it here:
http://www35.atwiki.jp/fate_extra/pages/69.html

Jumendez said...

Well actually the one you linked was about Physical Damage and Skill Calculations. I searched though and saw the Status Growths (though not down to a precise rate like yours) such as for Archer.

Speaking of Skill and Damage Calculation, though, I'd like to ask what exactly those numbers translate towards. The page seemed to be saying that Rank A for Strength, for example, would mean 6 Points in Skill Damage, while Rank A for Defense would mean 7 Points in Skill Damage. Does a single point make that much of a difference and if so how? I've been drafting some Archer Status sets based on that guide, so I'd like to know just how significant these points are.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to do a walkthrough on Archer route?

Anonymous said...

@Adam

FOOL! It is not see-through, she is LETTING you see!

Rifaz said...

DDABA

Her stats according to type-moon wiki. Surprising, eh?

Anonymous said...

@ Ricardo

As I am already a veteran, I recommend for beginner Atk A+ Def A !
But I like to test build, I am now doing The ATK ++ and the rest in LCK , In the third round I have ATK A + and the power of destruction is enormous with buff Gain_Luck of 5 3 attacks are critical.

Anonymous said...

1 tip: NEVER invest in magic. 1st is strength, 2nd is endurance. Agility comes after, and then comes Luck. Magic, never invest in it with Saber.

Reasons being that none of her special skills benefit from the Magic stat. And not only is it her stat with slowest growth, but she even has a skill (Migraine) that reduces it's effectiveness. And it shows.

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