[Fate Grand Order / FGO] Darius III: Skills, Stats and, Strategies


This article contains the skills, abilities, ascension items, and strategies for Darius III in Fate Grand Order [FGO]. We plan to update this as more servants come into play. 

Darius III

Darius III

HP 1577 ATK 1412
Max HP 8763 Max ATK 7608


  • A decent 3 Star Berserker Class servant given his low Cost making him versatile, he fulfills a passable role since his NP deals a fair Area-of-Effect to a group of enemies during the early stages.
  • Given his class, Madness Enhancement B strengthens his NP when performed in a chain. Given that Berserkers are quite frail, he fares decently due to Battle Continuation, which provides some longevity when in dire straits.
  • When aiming to execute Anathon Ten Thousand, consider preparing a Brave Chain prior to unleashing his NP.
    • Due to the higher ATK offered by his NP, it serves best for a late-game sweep. In other words, it can finish off weakened enemies later on.
  • Prioritize on reinforcing Battle Continuation since it is capable of turning the tides of battle.
  • He pairs well with other Berserker Class servants such as Heracles and Kiyohime. Having another Berserker or at least other servants with multiple Buster cards will aid him deplete the enemy forces.
  • Mash Kyrielight can soften the incoming damage, allowing him to survive longer.
  • Altria Pendragon not only aids him in forming Buster chains but also grants him Charisma to increase his attack further.
  • Zhuge Liang can help him quickly fill up his Noble Phantasm bar, allowing him to deal def-ignoring damage towards enemies.

Best Equipment

  • The rare Limited/Zero Over is a good staple Craft Essence for Berserker Class servants as it boosts their Cards’ effectiveness, allowing them to take advantage of their high Buster Card count through chains.
    • If you could not afford this CE, the 3 Star Buster CE Crimson Black Keys works as a low cost, yet decent alternative.
  • Verdant Sound of Destruction can also offer Darius III hitting power similar to that of Limited/Zero Over.
  • If the player wants to grant him more sustain, Nightless Rose may be an option. Because he has one battle continuation, having another may give him a chance to survive against tougher enemies.


Strength A Endurance A+
Agility B Mana E
Luck D NP A



Name Rank Description
Madness Enhancement B Heightens damage of unit’s Buster Cards by 8%.


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 Darius III’s Interlude Quest, click here.

Name Rank Turns CD Description
Golden Rule B 3 8 Raises self’s NP generation rate.
Disengage A 7 Dispels self debuffs.
Restores self’s HP.
Battle Continuation A 5 9 Applies self guts status.

Noble Phantasm

Athanaton Ten Thousand

Rank A
Classification Anti-Army
Type Buster
Effect Deals damage to all targets
Overcharge Effect Decreases all enemies’ Attack and Defense for 3 turns.
Hit Count 10


Stage Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st 4 Berserker Pieces 30,000
2nd 10 Berserker Pieces 5 Octuplet Crystals 100,000
3rd 4 Berserker Monuments 10 Evil Bones 6 Phoenix Feathers 300,000
4th 10 Berserker Monuments 20 Evil Bones 8 Meteor Horseshoe 900,000

Skill Reinforcement

Stage Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st 4 Gem of Madness 50,000
2nd 10 Gem of Madness 100,000
3rd 4 Magic Gems of Madness 300,000
4th 10 Magic Gems of Madness 3 Phoenix Feathers 400,000
5th 4 Secret Gems of Madness 6 Phoenix Feathers 1,000,000
6th 10 Secret Gems of Madness 4 Octuplet Crystals 1,250,000
7th 8 Void’s Dust 7 Octuplet Crystals 2,500,000
8th 24 Void’s Dust 16 Meteor Horseshoe 3,000,000
9th 1 Crystallized Lore 5,000,000


Hailing from Ancient Persia, the fearless prince who rose above the ranks and later occupied the new seat as king Darius III. Deemed as the brute force that rages against the Macedonian army, and arch rival of Iskandar who prevented his passage in countless encounters.

Known for being a force to be reckoned with, it contrasts his default reaction who is shown to have a calm countenance. His fighting spirit is unshaken, on the battlefield he does not simply storm at the enemy, rather he is defined as the storm personified.

Unfortunately his persistence did not pay off. Eventually, Iskandar conquered the Achaemenid Empire. However before Iskandar could reach him, the Macedonian king already found the king dead. The story goes that he had been slain by his cousin, a fellow satrap.

As a Heroic Spirit, he demonstrates faithfulness to serve his Master, following commands whenever he’s ordered.

His desire for the Holy Grail is to cross paths again with Iskandar, not by duel, but pitting them against each other while on the field accompanied their army.


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