Gilgamesh, the Wise King of Uruk, undergoes a transformation in his Caster form. While he sacrifices some of his Archer self’s raw damage potential, he gains an extensive set of support buffs, making him an invaluable asset to any team. With his abilities to enhance star generation, defense, attack, arts performance, and debuff success rate, as well as lower enemy defense, Gilgamesh (Caster) proves to be a rare find. His star generation buff in particular addresses one of the weaknesses of Arts-oriented critical teams. What sets him apart from other pure support Servants is that he can still deal considerable damage when needed.
A Specialist in Arts Teams
To fully harness Gilgamesh (Caster)’s potential, it’s crucial to build a team that can make the most of his support capabilities. Without proper synergy, his effectiveness diminishes significantly. While he can still provide solid Arts damage support, his NP gain suffers, especially due to his multi-hit NP. Additionally, his defense buffs are tied to his NP and alone are insufficient for sustaining an entire team. Another challenge is his relatively long skill cooldowns, which can be problematic in longer battles that require careful skill rotation.
Considering these factors, Gilgamesh (Caster) thrives in meticulously crafted Arts teams. He excels at offensively supporting Arts critical Servants and can even serve as a damage dealer in semi-stall teams.
Level Up Skill Recommendations
When it comes to leveling up his skills, prioritizing the upgrade of Sovereign of Magical Staff EX is essential. This skill provides a significant 30% Arts buff to the entire party when maxed. It not only enhances the damage and NP gain from Arts cards but also increases the chance of applying debuffs. This is particularly useful for piercing magic resistance, landing Def Down effects, and successfully using Charm and Stun effects. Thus, maximizing the effects and uptime of Sovereign of Magical Staff EX proves highly advantageous.
While Charisma A+ is consistently beneficial for the whole team as it provides a damage boost, it is especially effective in Arts teams due to its multiplicative stacking with other Arts buffs. It is a safe skill to level up, though experimenting with critical-oriented or full support teams may warrant prioritizing King’s Return A instead. King’s Return A allows access to reliable critical hits, but be aware that it has the longest cooldown among Gilgamesh (Caster)’s skills. The cooldown reduction becomes noticeable only in exceptionally long battles, and external cooldown reduction methods may be necessary. At higher levels, Gilgamesh’s NP Arts Brave Chain can potentially generate over 50 stars against three opponents.
Craft Essence Recommendations
The choice of Craft Essence for Gilgamesh (Caster) depends on whether he is primarily used as a damage dealer or a support. Consider the following options:
A Fragment of 2030 / His Rightful Place / Hot Spring Under the Moon: These Craft Essences are ideal when Gilgamesh (Caster) functions primarily as a support. The additional critical stars improve the team’s critical hit consistency, especially when his star generation buff is unavailable. Hot Spring Under the Moon, in particular, enables Gilgamesh to deal more damage with his critical hits.
The Black Grail / Heaven’s Feel: Gilgamesh possesses an Arts buff, an ATK Up, and a DEF Down effect on enemies. Therefore, the damage of Melammu Dingir scales greatly with NP Damage Up buffs. This choice becomes even more appealing in full Arts teams, where Gilgamesh can utilize his NP more frequently, considering that his normal cards deal average damage.
Kaleidoscope / The Imaginary Element / Holy Night Supper: These Craft Essences are best suited for farming stages or when Gilgamesh is utilized as a secondary damage dealer. They allow him to swiftly clear early mob waves and kickstart his star generation cycle. Hybrid Craft Essences that sacrifice some starting NP Gauge for longer-term effects are also viable options.
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