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Nasuverse character
Saber
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Sabercard
Japanese name: セイバー
Character type: Servant (Master: None)

Saber (セイバー, ?), Knight of the Sword and Heroic Spirit of the Sword, is one of the seven normal Servant classes summoned for the Holy Grail War and considered one of the Three Knight classes along with Lancer and Archer. Servants placed within this class are agile and powerful melee warriors adept at swordsmanship, boasting high ratings in all categories, and they are often heroes from the Age of Gods when magecraft was still commonplace. The qualifying conditions require the Heroic Spirits to have legends as knights of the sword, and it is the class that requires the highest levels of attributes in all but the Magic attribute.[1] It is possible for the status qualifications to be bypassed in special circumstances, such as through Nero Claudius Caesar's Imperial Privilege.[2] Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Noble Phantasm Sword Hunt qualifies him as an extremely rare Saber without qualities distinctive of the class.[3] Compatible Heroic Spirits usually excel in delivering powerful burst attacks, and the Class Skills are Magic Resistance and Riding.[1]

The standard opinion is that the Saber class is best of the seven classes and the strongest of the Servants, said to have made it to the final battle in the first four Fuyuki wars.[4][5] They will generally have an overwhelming advantage over Caster-class Servants who use magecraft as their main offensive ability due to their Magic Resistance.[6] The weakness of the class is its straightforwardness in battle, only able to attack the enemy with their sword while unable to resort to other tactics like the Presence Concealment of the Assassin Class.[7]


Known SabersEdit

Heroic Spirit War Master
Unknown*First Holy Grail WarUnknown
Unknown* Second Holy Grail WarUnknown
UnknownThird Holy Grail WarEdelfelt sisters
King ArthurFourth Holy Grail WarKiritsugu Emiya
King ArthurFifth Holy Grail WarShirou Emiya
King Arthur (Alter)Fifth Holy Grail War (HF)Sakura Matou
Nero Claudius CaesarMoon Cell Holy Grail WarHakuno Kishinami
GawainMoon Cell Holy Grail WarLeonardo B. Harwey
Suzuka GozenSakura LabyrinthKazuhito Sakagami
SiegfriedGreat Holy Grail WarGordes Musik Yggdmillennia
MordredGreat Holy Grail WarKairi Sisigou
King Arthur (Lily)Grand OrderProtagonist
Attila the HunGrand OrderProtagonist
Caius Julius CaesarGrand OrderProtagonist
Gilles de RaisGrand OrderProtagonist
Le Chevalier d'EonGrand OrderProtagonist
King Arthur (Male)First Holy Grail War (Prototype)Manaka Sajyou
King Arthur (Male)Second Holy Grail War (Prototype)Ayaka Sajyou
Unknown*False Holy Grail WarAyaka Sajyou
King ArthurAinsworth Holy Grail War First setN/A
Okita SōjiStrange Tales of the Imperial Holy GrailUnknown
Sakamoto RyomaStrange Tales of the Imperial Holy GrailUnknown
MusashiStrange Tales of the Imperial Holy GrailUnknown
UnknownKoha-AceUnknown
Toyotomi HideyoshiKoha-AceUnknown
Saber LionN/AN/A

Other qualifying heroesEdit

Heroic Spirit Current class Notes
Cú ChulainnLancerFate/Ace Royal only
Diarmuid Ua DuibhneLancer
Joan of ArcRuler
HeraclesBerserker
LancelotBerserkerFate/Ace Royal only
Sasaki KojiroAssassinFate/Ace Royal only

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. Unlimited Blade Works - Day 4 - Contract established
  3. Fate/stay night - Prologue
  4. Fate/Zero - Volume 2
  5. Unlimited Blade Works - Day 4 - Saber's Compromise

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