[Fate Grand Order/ FGO] What are Craft Essences?

This article aims to explain how Craft Essences in Fate Grand Order [FGO] work and answer FAQs about them.

This article aims to explain what are Craft Essences and how to use them in Fate Grand Order [FGO].

What are Craft Essences?

Craft Essences are items that the player can use in the middle of combat. These items are what enhance the servant’s combat skills and also its survivability in combat. The craft essence confers a variety of effects such as boosting HP, the effects of their cards, the damage output of their Noble Phantasm and, many others. However, some craft essences can have effects that may be disadvantageous but at the same time have some specific effects that can be beneficial. Thus, using a craft essence requires some planning and strategy along with matching with the particular servant.

How does one use Craft Essences?

  1. Access the party interface.
  2. Click the space between the servant and its stats.
  3. Choose which Craft Essence to equip.

Once you place a Craft Essence on that slot, it will remain even with a change of Servant.

Also, take note, the higher the craft essence – the higher the cost. This includes if the rarity increases.

How to improve Craft Essences?

To improve a craft essence, there’s a merging system. By merging other craft essences into the craft essence of choice, you can improve its power. But, if you merge a craft essence of the same name, it’ll improve its abilities. Those abilities are seen in gold lettering. If you want to check out which ones match your servant best, check them out in the directory below.

Craft Essences (by Category)

Command Cards ATK/DEF HP
NP Critical Buff and Debuff
Misc Max Bond Valentine

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