Fate Grand Order - Cu Chulainn: Skills, Stats and Strategies

This article contains the stats, strategy, and guide for Lancer - Cu Chulainn. We will update this as soon as the game comes out.

Cu Chulainn is the mighty hound of Ulster and has been summoned in the prior wars. His prowess has been sung about all throughout Ireland.

Cu Chulainn

Cu Chulainn is a Lancer class servant from Fate/ Grand Order and appears as a 3 star servant. Like most Lancers, he focuses more on single-target attacks while fighting with his spear: Gae Bolg. However, Cu Chulainn is also one of the few servants that has multiple forms. His other forms include Cu Chulainn Berserker, Cu Chulainn Caster, Cu Chulainn (Fate/ Prototype).

He appears as Lancer (Fate/ Stay Night) in the series.

Cu Chulainn

HP 1726 ATK 1344
Max HP 9593 Max ATK 7239


  • Cu Chulainn is a perfect Servant to use at the end of the party. He has a high chance of survivability through his Active and Passive Skills.
  • His Gae Bolg Barbed Spear that Pierces with Death is extremely useful as there is a chance that it can cause instant death on an enemy.
  • Another hero works well is Cuchulainn (Prototype) due to them being able to chain Quick Cards. While chaining Quick cards, it increases his chances to inflict critical damage.
  • EMIYA (Assassin) increases his evasion and allows him to sustain longer periods of time in battle. However, this kind of build is skill dependent and may lose its credibility due to cool down periods.
  • Medusa (Rider) relies heavily on Quick Cards that even her Noble Phantasm is a quick card. Chaining those will allow quick elimination of enemies and also constant critical hits. The sequence would be using Bellophron and then Gae Bolg to annihilate the enemies.

Best Equipment

  • Rin’s Pendant – Increases his already heightened Critical Damage. Due to him already having a heightened crit rate due to his Quick Cards, he can continue dealing heavy damage towards enemies in a single blow.
  • Wolves of Mibu – Increases the effectivity of Quick Command Cards which boosts his combat power.
  • Holy Night Sign – As an event craft essence, it’s easy to limit break at the same time focuses on his Quick Card output and Critical Hit ratio.
  • Moonlight Fest – This particular craft essence works well with his Quick Card combos plus his Critical Hit ratio.


Strength B Endurance C
Agility A Mana C
Luck E NP B


Certain skills are unlockable via “ascending” a servant. This also requires a certain set of items to increase their max level cap and their stats. While doing so, the player also unlocks the interlude quest of that particular servant.

If you’re looking for Cuchulainn’s Interlude Quest, click here.


Name Rank Description
Magic Resistance C Increases own resistance to debuffs by 17.5%.
Divinity B Increases own damage by 175.


Name Rank Turns CD Description
Battle Continuation A 5 9 Grants self Guts status for 5 turns.
Protection from Arrows B 3 7
  • Grants self evasion for 3 hits.
  • Increases own defense for 3 turns.
Disengage C 1 7
  • Removes own debuffs.
  • Recovers own HP.

Noble Phantasm

Gae Bolg

Rank  B
Classification Anti Personnel
Type Quick
Effect Deals significant damage against a single enemy.
Overcharge Effect
  • Chance to cause instant death on one enemy.
  • Reduces their defense for 3 turns.
Hit Count 1


Stage Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1 4 Lancer Pieces 50,000
2 8 Lancer Pieces 3 Claws of Chaos 100,000
3 4 Lancer Monuments 8 Seeds of Yggdrasil 4 Octuplet Crystals 300,000
4 8 Lancer Monuments 7 Octuplet Crystals 7 Phoenix Feathers 900,000

Skill Reinforcement

Stage Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1 4 Gems of Lancer 50,000
2 8 Gems of Lancer 100,000
3 4 Magic Gems of Lancer 300,000
4 8 Magic Gems of Lancer 4 Seeds of Yggdrasil 400,000
5 4 Secret Gems of Lancer 8 Seeds of Yggdrasil 1,000,000
6 8 Secret Gems of Lancer 2 Talons of Chaos 1,250,000
7 4 Claws of Chaos 12 Proof of Hero 2,500,000
8 12 Octuplet Crystals 13 Phoenix Feathers 3,000,000
9 1 Crystallized Lore 5,000,000


Known as the mighty hound of Ulster, Cu Chulainn is a celebrated hero of the Ulster cycle. His mother is the sister of King Conchubar where he would watch other boys play. However, the endless teasing would soon cause his battle fury to emerge. With that, Cu Chulainn’s legend began.

His original name is Setanta until he killed Culann’s hound. Because of this, Setanta then swore to repay Culann. To mark this, he changed his name to Cu Chulainn which means “Hound of Culann”. From then on, he swore to be Culann’s hound for the rest of life. While training with Conchubar and his men, he also found a foster father in Fergus Mac Roich. The two often times exchanged blows and learned battle tactics from one another thus, creating the knights of the red branch.

Cu Chulainn survived for a long time, even battling against many of Conchubar’s enemies. When one of the rival kingdom’s dared steal the bull of Ulster, all the knights save Cu Chulainn stood strong. Because of this, Cu Chulainn fought thousands and thousands of men before retaking the bull.

However, Cu Chulainn soon reached the point where Conchubar asked him to find a wife. None would satisfy him except Emer, daughter of Forgall the Wily. To earn her father’s approval, he had to train under Scathach – the warrior woman who lived in the Land of Shadows. He survived as her pupil, slew Emer’s father, and took Emer as his wife.

Despite the many battles, his life was short lived. As his water turned into blood, he knew he wasn’t going to return alive. His deathblow came from Lugaid, a warrior from a rival tribe. Thus, he soon became a heroic spirit of the Grail to once again battle.


Servant Compendium

Saber Lancer Rider Berserker
Archer Caster Shielder Assassin
Moon Cancer Avenger Alter Ego Ruler

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  1. I don’t agree with:
    Pairing him up with Jeanne mainly bc of his deck and jeanne’s doesn’t match that well. And also
    individually, they both do well in survivability so it’s redundant to use both in a long game.

    Be elegant and divine banquet doesn’t work well.
    Since Cu has a BBQQA deck, you really can’t count on him for crit stars generation (unless ofc if there are other quick servants with him).

    If you’re gonna go with NP & Survibability, it’s better to go with Q card effectiveness and/or Crit Star Damage. Q card effectiveness increases his overall damage output and c star generation. C star damage helps him deal damage and generate large np charge at the same time.

    CE’s to use: Holy Night Sign (Christmas Event CE) bc it grants both mentioned above. It’s better if you can limit breakthrough this CE since it equals to a QUICK version of Victor of the moon and Another Ending.

    • That’s true 🙂 Thanks for your input! 🙂

      Actually, I found also good use with him using the moonlight fest craft essence. 🙂

  2. “Be Elegant – This allows him to gain more Critical Stars in order for him to continue dealing Critical Hits.”

    Nope this is not how Be Elegant works. It’s suppose to increase start generation rate, not Star Absorption rate.

  3. I think Cu Chulainn BBQQA deck may mess with Jeanne’s art chain, thus making it’s more difficult to ultilize her NP.

  4. “EMIYA (Assassin) increases his evasion and allows him to sustain longer periods of time in battle. However, this kind of build is skill dependent and may lose its credibility due to cool down periods.”
    Sorry for my bad English but i don’t understand how this work.

    • When EMIYA (Assassin) uses Scapegoat, he can redirect attacks to another target. This allows Cu Chulainn to increase the duration of his Protection of Arrows for a longer period of time. However, Scapegoat only works for one turn so, the one turn delay may not be worth it.