Published on January 23, 2023
Updated on January 23, 2023

Fate: Grand Order Servant Classes

Fate/Grand Order is a Gacha Game that allows you to summon many powerful Servants to aid you in your endeavors to cleanse the chronic anomalies known as the Singularities and the Lostbelts, in order to restore humanity. Those Servants are always part of a Class which defines their combat prowess, agility and overall attributes.

You will notice that the same person can sometimes manifest in many different classes, so don’t be alarmed if you see someone in this list twice! We will visit each Class separately, take a look at their Skills, portray their usual playstyle and explain their interactions with each other Class.

Table of Contents

Knight Classes

Saber

Base Damage : 1.0x

Due to our beloved King Arthur, the Saber class is likely the most recognizable class in the Fate franchise. Lore-wise, Saber is thought to be the most powerful of the basic classes, considering they have reached the final battle in the all of the previous Holy Grail Wars. Of course, in Grand Order, the Saber class is mostly represented through damage-oriented servants. Sabers usually boast high damage AOE Noble Phantasms (most well known one is Artoria’s Excalibur), however they may also possess single target oriented Noble Phantasms like Okita’s Mumyou Sandanzuki.

All Saber class servants possess the following skills :

  • Riding : Increases Quick Card effectiveness.
  • Magic Resistance : Increases debuff resist.

Saber class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Lancers (Deal 2x damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2x Damage)
  • Alter Egos (Receive 0.5x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Archers (Receive 2x Damage, Deal 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers (Deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Pretenders (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Sabers are : Altria Pendragon, Mordred, Senji Muramasa.

Archer

Base Damage : 0.95x

Although most Archer Class servants are not actually archers in the literal sense, Archers are brilliant in long range combat and are excellent scouts. All Archers possess the skill “Independent Action”, which allows them to act without a magic supply from their master for a limited amount of time.  In Grand Order, the Archer class hosts many attack oriented servants, with powerful Noble Phantasms (like Gilgamesh’s Enuma Eilish), but they could also possess a Noble Phantasm that induces buffs like Super Orion’s Artemis Agnos.

All Archer class servants possess the following skills :

  • Independent Action : Increases your critical strength.
  • Magic Resistance : Increases debuff resist.

Archer class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Sabers (Deal 2x damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2x Damage)
  • Alter Egos (Receive 0.5x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Lancers (Receive 2x Damage, Deal 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers (Only deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Pretenders (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful archers are : Gilgamesh, Ishtar, Super Orion.

Lancer

Base Damage 1.05x

The last of the Knight classes, Lancers have incredible agility and are excellent at keeping their opponents at bay using their long range melee weapons. Their speed is unparalleled, and that makes them deadly if they manage to bring you within their reach. In Grand Order, being a part of the Knight classes, Lancers are mostly attack oriented servants, possessing high-damage Noble Phantasms, like Altria’s Rhongomyniad.

All Lancer class servants possess the following skills :

  • Magic Resistance : Increases debuff resist.

Lancer class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Archers (Deal 2x Damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2x Damage)
  • Alter Egos (Receive 0.5x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Sabers (Receive 2x Damage, Deal 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers (Only deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Pretenders (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Lancers are : Enkidu, Lancer Altria, Scathach.

Cavalry Classes

Rider

Base Damage : 1.0x

The first of the Cavalry classes, the Rider class , although lacking in attributes when compared to the Knight classes,  is unique in the sense that it can utilize powerful mythical mounts in order to defeat their enemies. These mounts usually imbue them with high rank Noble Phantasms and abilities. In Grand Order, Riders are once again mostly attack oriented servants, however there are some exceptions, like Reines, which show that Riders can also sometimes be valuable in supporting.

All Rider class servants possess the following skills :

  • Magic Resistance : Increases debuff resist.
  • Riding : Increases Quick Card effectiveness.

Rider class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Casters (Deal 2x Damage, Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2x Damage)
  • Pretenders (Receive 0.5x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Assassins (Receive 2x Damage, deal 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers (Only deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Alter Egos (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Riders are : Ozymandias, Reines, Leonardo da Vinci.

Caster

Base Damage : 0.9x

The Caster class is the weakest class in terms of combat ability, and the only one that could be defeated easily by any other class in a duel that involves purely strength. However, Servants that are included in the Caster Class are highly adept Magi who possess the ability to use powerful magic in order to manipulate the circumstances revolve around a battlefield, potentially turning their battle in their favor. In Grand Order, Casters are arguably the most important class to include in your lineup, considering that the support they can provide you is game-changing. Many kinds of support oriented Servants exist for all kinds of different card based lineups. For example, Merlin is great for supporting a buster team comp. It is also worth to note the fact that while there are damage oriented casters like Nero, their usefulness is limited in comparison to their support co-Casters.

All Caster class servants possess the following skills :

  • Territory Creation : Increases own Arts performance.
  • Item Construction : Increases own debuff success rate.

Caster class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Assassins (Deal 2x damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2x Damage)
  • Pretenders (Receive 0.5x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Riders (Receive 2x Damage, Deal 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers (Only deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Alter Egos (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Casters are : Merlin, Caster Artoria, Zhuge Liang.

Assassin

Base Damage : 0.9x

Being the class of precision, Assassins excel killing their opponents quickly and silently. Their brilliant agility makes them a menace to most masters, considering they could be assassinated at a moment’s notice if they are not extremely careful. Besides that however, assassins are not usually suited for one-on-one combat, due to their low attributes. In Grand Order, Assassins are great at generating Critical Stars, in no small part because of their class skill and the fact that they hold many Quick cards that cause their attacks to have many hits. They also most of of time have an Evade/Invincible skill, helping them survive despite their low health.

All Assassin class servants possess the following skills :

  • Presence Concealment : Increases own Critical star generation rate.

Assassin class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Riders (Deal 2x damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2x Damage)
  • Pretenders (Receive 0.5x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Casters (Receive 2x Damage, Deal 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers (Only deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Alter Egos (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Assassins are : Kama,Jack the Ripper,Shouten-Douji.

Berserker

Base Damage : 1.1x

The last of the Cavalry classes, Berserkers are servants that have gone insane in their lives during battle and because of this, even though it is nearly impossible for a master to coordinate with them, they make up for it with their augmented attributes and pure brute strength. In Grand Order, Berserkers are the epitome of a “Glass Cannon” , due to the fact that they inherently have the ability to deal more damage to almost any other class. However, this comes with a price, since Berserkers also receive a lot more damage when attacked by almost any other class. Like Assassins, Berserkers usually boast some skills to improve their survivability, like Guts.

All Berserker class servants possess the following skills :

  • Mad Enhancement : Increases own Buster Performance.

Berserker class servants are strong (deal  1.5x  damage) against :

  • Sabers
  • Archers
  • Lancers
  • Riders
  • Casters
  • Assassins
  • Berserkers (Deal 1.5x Damage, Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers
  • Avengers
  • Moon Cancers
  • Alter Egos
  • Pretenders

They are weak (receive 2.0x damage) against:

  • Sabers
  • Archers
  • Lancers
  • Riders
  • Casters
  • Assassins
  • Berserkers (Deal 1.5x Damage, Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Rulers
  • Avengers
  • Moon Cancers
  • Alter Egos
  • Pretenders
  • Foreigners (Deal 0.5x Damage, Receive 2.0x)

Some of the most powerful Berserkers are : Florence Nightingale, Cu Chullain Alter, Miyamoto Mushashi.

Extra classes

Avenger

Base Damage : 1.1x

Avengers are born out a Heroic Spirit’s desire for revenge, especially when their desire is so strong that it transcended their death. They are bent on destroying everything that exists, and setting the entire world on fire. They will stop at nothing to achieve their vengeance. In Grand Order, they are arguably one of the most powerful classes since on top of the high attributes they possess, their attacking potential is greatly augmented by their Class Skills and of course, the Skills each individual servant possesses, which usually consist of attacking buffs. They usually have high damage Single-Damage or AOE Noble Phantasms, that if used correctly, can wipe out any enemy.

All Avenger class servants possess the following skills :

  • Avenger : Increases own NP generation rate when taking attack. / 500% Chance to reduce party’s debuff resistance except self. (Including sub members) [Demerit]
  • Oblivion Correction A : Increases own critical Damage.
  • Self Replenishment (Magic) : Charges own NP Gauge every turn.

Assassin class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Berserkers (Deal 2x Damage)
  • Rulers (Deal 2.0x Damage, Receive 0.5x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Moon Cancers (Deal 0.5x Damage, Receive 2.0x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Avengers are : Space Ishtar, Jeanne D’Arc Alter, Edmond Dantes.

Ruler

Base Damage : 1.1x

Servants that manifest in the Ruler Class have the unique mission to oversee the Holy Grail Wars. They are supposed to ensure that the laws of Heroic Spirits are not violated and there is minimal collateral damage in the aftermath of such a war. Under most circumstances, Heroic Spirits that manifest as Rulers have no desire to win the Holy Grail. In Grand Order, Rulers are best described as tanks and anchors, considering their high HP and and defense. They usually have Noble Phantasms that buff a squads defensive potential, such as Jeanne’s Luminosité Eternelle.

Ruler class servants do not have a set of skills that correspond to their class, however they usually possess  skills that other Classes also can utilize.

Ruler class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Sabers (Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Archers (Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Lancers (Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Riders (Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Casters (Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Assassins (Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2.0x Damage)
  • Moon Cancers (Deal 0.5x Damage, Receive 2.0x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Avengers (Deal 2.0x Damage, Receive 0.5x Damage)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Rulers are : Jeanne D’Arc, Amakusha Shiro, Sherlock Holmes.

Alter Ego

Base Damage : 1.0x

Servants that belong to the Alter Ego class are personifications of the psychological state of Heroic Spirits that have split from their original self. They usually manifest when a Heroic Spirit’s desires have such great ambition that they have managed to become a separate entity. In Grand Order, Alter Ego’s are attack oriented servants, and they can be especially dangerous against servants that belong in the Cavalry class. Their Noble Phantasms usually revolve around dealing damage.

Alter Ego class servants do not have a set of skills that correspond to their class, however they usually posses many skills that other Classes also can utilize.

Alter Ego class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Riders (Deal 1.5x Damage)
  • Casters (Deal 1.5x Damage)
  • Assassins (Deal 1.5x Damage)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2.0x Damage)
  • Foreigners (Deal 2.0x Damage, Receive 0.5x)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Sabers (Deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Archers (Deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Lancers (Deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)
  • Pretender (Deal 0.5x Damage, Receive 2.0x)

Some of the most powerful Alter Egos are : Sesshoin Kiara, Okita Souji Alter, Kingprotea.

Moon Cancer

Base Damage : 1.0x

The Moon Cancer Class was devised by BB, who sought to become an intermediary between Ganesha and Carigiri. Only 5 servants have manifested as Moon Cancers and it is unknown why Arcueid manifested as one herself. In Grand Order, Moon Cancers are useful for dealing against Avengers because of their Class Advantage, and they hold a good balance between offense and defense.

Moon Cancer class servants do not have a set of skills that correspond to their class, however they usually posses  skills that other Classes also can utilize.

Moon Cancer class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Avengers (Deal 2.0x Damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2.0x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Rulers (Deal 0.5x Damage, Receive 2.0x)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Moon Cancers are : Archetype: Earth, Sesshoin Kiara, Jinako Carigiri.

Foreigner

Base Damage 1.0x

Servants that manifest in the Class of Foreigner are said to be “beings that overturn the base laws of our world.”. They usually got to have some kind of bond with an Outer God, even though it is possible to be a Foreigner through other means as well. In Grand Order, Foreigners are invaluable since they are the only class that has a direct advantage towards Berserkers.

All Foreigner class servants possess the following skills :

  • Existence Outside the Domain : Gain Critical Stars every turn. / Increases own debuff resistance.

Foreigner class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Berserkers (Deal 2.0x Damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Foreigners (Deal 2.0x Damage)
  • Pretenders (Deal 2.0x Damage, Receive 0.5x)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Alter Egos (Deal 0.5x Damage, Receive 2.0x)
  • Foreigners (Receive 2.0x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Foreigners are : Abigail Williams, Koyanskaya of Darkness, Abigail Williams.

Pretender

Base Damage 1.0x

It is worthy to note, that this Class has no representative Servants in the NA/EU regions as of Early 2023. Pretenders have only been released in Japan.

Servants manifest as Pretenders when they achieve great deeds while assuming someone else’s identity. Pretenders are said to “deceive even the soul” and they are able to keep their class hidden while using the abilities of the class the are disguised as. They can also assume the identity of other heroic spirits. In Grand Order, Pretenders are quite powerful against the Knight Classes, because of their Class Advantage.

Pretender class servants do not have a set of skills that correspond to their class, however they usually posses  skills that other Classes also can utilize.

Pretender class servants are strong (deal more damage and receive less damage) against :

  • Saber (Deal 1.5x Damage)
  • Archer (Deal 1.5x Damage)
  • Lancer (Deal 1.5x Damage)
  • Alter Egos (Deal 2.0x Damage, Receive 0.5x)
  • Berserkers (Deal 2.0x Damage)

They are weak (receive more damage and deal less damage) against:

  • Riders (Deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Casters (Deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Assassins (Deal 0.5x Damage)
  • Foreigners (Deal 0.5x Damage, Receive 2.ox Damage)
  • Berserkers (Receive 1.5x Damage)

Some of the most powerful Pretenders are : Oberon, Lady Avalon.

Shielder

Base Damage : 1.0x

The Shielder Class is only inhabited by Mash Kyrielight. Mash is the companion Servant in Grand Order, aiding us in our Quest through to restore humanity. Mashu is an exceptional tank, being able to redirect damage to her self and easily withstanding most of it. The Shielder Class does not have any Class Advantages/Disadvantages, making Mash a steady choice in most fights.

Mash possesses the following class skills :

  • Magic Resistance: Increases own debuff resistance.
  • Riding : Increases own Quick Performance.
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