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This is a Tier List of FGO(Fate/Grand Order) Craft Essence. Recommended ★1~★4 Craft Essences. We have posted evaluations based on two different aspects: without “Ascension” and “Max Limit Break”. Feel free to check out and learn more about recommended CE in FGO(Fate/GO).

Craft Essence Tier List

Contents:

【5★ CE Tier List】

【Recommended 1~4★ CE】

【Tier S+ and above】Cannot be or Difficult to be substituted

Tier S+ or above CE List

Tier SS
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Tier S+
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CE evaluation criteria

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
Tier:S+ Max Limit Break:SS
【Effect】
Start a battle with the NP charged by 80%
【Max Limit Break】
Start a battle with the NP charged by 100%

It can play an active role in most quests since with its 20% NP Gauge Increase it can trigger the NP almost instantly. The Number of the Craft Essences you possess directly affects how easily farming goes, therefore it is good to keep three of these essences rather than immediately going for Limit Breakthrough.

Tap to『Kaleidoscope』- Stats

A Fragment of 2030

A Fragment of 2030
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
Tier:S+ Max Limit Break:S+
【Effect】
Gain 8 Critical Stars each turn
【Max Limit Break】
Gain 10 Critical Stars each turn

The most effective Craft Essence for obtaining Stars. Double critical damage and double gain of NP gauge can completely change the battle. It is good to keep three of these rather than immediately going for Limit Breakthrough.

GUDAGUDA Poster Girl

GUDAGUDA Poster Girl
Where to obtain:Limited time Summon
GUDAGUDA Honnoji
Tier:S+ Max Limit Break:S+
【Effect】
Redirect enemy focus to self (3 turns) & increase ATK by 60% (3 turns) for yourself
【Max Limit Break】
Redirect enemy focus to self (3 turns) & increase ATK by 80% (3 turns) for yourself

As she can draw attention of all enemies to herself, use her as a support by activating her skill and retreating. The more servants you obtain the more helpful she becomes, which is especially noticeable on high difficulty quests. The 60% increase attack buff for three turns is also exellent.

Tap tp『GUDAGUDA Poster Girl』- Stats

The Black Grail

The Black Grail
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
Tier:S+ Max Limit Break:S+
【Effect】
Increase NP Strength by 60% & lose 500 HP per turn [Demerit] for yourself
【Max Limit Break】
Increase NP Strength by 80% & lose 500 HP per turn [Demerit] for yourself

The most effective Craft Essence with NP Damage UP effect. 2400 ATK loss is relatively higher than normal. But you can negate this disadvantage and highly increase your damage if you have two supports like Tamano and Merlin who can compensate for the ATK reduction.

Tap to『The Black Grail』- Stats

Cute Orangette

Cute Orangette
Where to obtain:Limited time Summon
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S+
【Effect】
Increase NP Gain by 25% & NP Strength by 15% for yourself
【Max Limit Break】
Increase NP Gain by 30% & NP Strength by 20% for yourself

You can aim for successive NP attacks with this supreme Increase NP gain effect. It is still strong, even though it is picky about servants as there is no NP gauge increase. As it's an ATK type CE, you can further increase the damage leveling it up 1 or 2 times. One of the optimal solutions in case you need more ATK in long-lasting battles.

Magical Girl of Sapphire

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Where to obtain:Limited time Summon
PRISMA CODES Event
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S+
【Effect】
Increase NP Gain by 25% & start a battle with the NP charged by 40%
【Max Limit Break】
Increase NP Gain by 30% & start a battle with the NP charged by 50%

Perfect for NP Attackers to clear a Quest fast

You can aim for successive NP attacks with this supreme Increase NP Gain effect. Even though it is an ATK type CE, you might not squeeze a lot of damage unless you upgrade it to the maximum level stacking 2~3 of the essences. You also start a battle with 50% charged NP gauge after Max Limit Breakthrough.

Chaldea Lunchtime

Chaldea Lunchtime
Where to obtain:Exchange Mana Prism
Tier:C Max Limit Break:S+
【Effect】
Increase Bond Points gained when completing a quest by 2%
【Max Limit Break】
Increase Bond Points gained when completing a quest by 10%

After Max Limit Break increases Bond Point Gain by 10% instead of initial 2%. Moreover, it is possible to gain 20% more Bond Points instead of 10 in a combination with a Friend Servant. Although its effect doesn't help you in a battle, this Craft Essences can hardly be called useless.

【Tier S】Depend on your possessions and training

Tier S CE List

High DifficultyFGOFGOFGOFGO
FarmingFGOFGO
Both aboveFGOFGO
BonusFGOFGO
Normal useFGOFGOFGO

Tier S Craft Essence without Limit Break

Prisma Cosmos

Prisma Cosmos
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
Tier:S Max Limit Break:S
【Effect】
Increase your NP Gauge by 8% each turn
【Max Limit Break】
Increase your NP Gauge by 10% each turn

The most effective Craft Essence with each turn NP gauge gain effect. Sometimes there can be 2 supports in a party, so we recommend you to have 2 of these CEs.

Volumen Hydrargyrum

Volumen Hydrargyrum
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
Tier:S Max Limit Break:S
【Effect】
Apply Invincible 3 times & Damage Plus 200 to self
【Max Limit Break】
Apply Invincible 3 times & Damage Plus 500 to self

Makes it easier to endure enemy attacks regardless of the damage amount. As the effect cannot be negated with an opponent’s “Remove Buff”, this CE may significantly help on High Difficulty Quests or against strong enemies from the Main Story.

Melty Sweetheart

Melty Sweetheart
Where to obtain:Exchange Rare Prisms
Tier:S Max Limit Break:S
【Effect】
Apply 100% Defense against [Male](lasts 3 attacks)
increase C.Star Drop Rate by 10% for yourself
【Max Limit Break】
Apply 100% Defense against [Male](lasts 3 attacks)
increase C.Star Drop Rate by 20% for yourself

Although it works only against [Male] enemies, its effect cannot be negated with “Remove Buff”, and you will take 0 damage from the enemies unless Damage Increase or Defense Reduction are used. When attacked by an enemy other than [Male] the effect will not loose its count. Although it may seem similar to Volumen Hydragyrum CE, it's used in a different way.

Tier S Craft Essence Max Limit Break

Golden Sumo: Boulder TournamentGolden Sumo: Boulder Tournament
Tier:C Max Limit Break:S
Comparing to other Craft Essences that allow you to start a battle with 50% NP gauge, it also has ATK UP effect that can be used in any situation. If you cannot make up your mind which CE to choose, this one is definitely a good choice.
Holy Night SupperHoly Night Supper
Tier:C Max Limit Break:S
It gives you a 50% NP Gauge charge at the beginning of a battle. Comparing to other CEs that also give you that 50% NP Gauge charge, NP Damage UP effect allows you to do a huge amount of NP damage, which is difficult to rich using only attacks or skillsit is easier to surpass NP damage of the other Craft Essence of 50% Increase NP gauge type. In addition, this CE increases Critical Damage as well.
Tap to check other Tier S CE
Another EndingAnother Ending
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S
2400 ATK stats are higher than usual, it is one of the optimal solutions for servants that aim for Critical with Arts. Critical Damage can be even higher than with Formal Craft, however the NP gain may be slower. Raise its level to fully reveal its potential.
Victor of the MoonVictor of the Moon
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S
2400ATK MAX which is relatively higher than usual. it is one of the most optimal solutions for servants that aim for Critical with Buster. It's used to increase damage only, therefore raising the CE level is important.
Conversation on the Hot SandsConversation on the Hot Sands
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S
You can cause a huge Critical Damage just by gathering C. Stars. Level it up a couple of times and it will become significantly easier to use. After Max Limit Break even Avenger will be able to go for Critical Damage.
Devilish BodhisattvaDevilish Bodhisattva
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S
A Craft Essence that lets you start a battle with 50% NP gauge. A very rare effect which can charges the NP by 200% (1 time)though limited to one use only. You can take advantage of 60% Increase NP gauge after Max Limit Breakthrough if you can combine it with 2 20% NP Gauge effects.
Mona LisaMona Lisa
Tier:C Max Limit Break:S
QP gain can be increased from 2% to 10% after MAX Limit Breakthrough. Since its efficiency is not high, use it with a Friend Servant to reach 20% instead.
Personal TrainingPersonal Training
Tier:C Max Limit Break:S
Master Level EXP gain can be increased from 2% to 10% after Limit Breakthrough. It hard to raise Master Level after 120, so these “10%” that may equal to a few thousands EXP make a huge difference.The value has grown even more Master Level limit was raised to 140.
Golden Captures the CarpGolden Captures the Carp
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S
A rare Craft Essence which can obtain Star for the first time a servant who equipped it appears on a field. You can aim for Critical Damage from the very 1st turn or from Order Change. 50% Increase NP Gauge Effect in the beginning of a battle can be used for farming or on High Difficulty Quests, however since it is a one time effect it may not be suitable for long lasting battles.
Little Halloween DevilLittle Halloween Devil
Tier:A Max Limit Break:S
50% Increase NP Gauge effect even without Max Limit Breakthrough. This effect makes it easier to trigger the NP early, and furthermore easier to aim for re-use.

【Tier A】Provide you with more options

Tier A CE List

High DifficultyFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGO
FarmingFGOFGOFGO
Both aboveFGOFGOFGO
Normal useFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGO

Tier A Craft Essence

Ox-Demon KingOx-Demon King
Tier:A Max Limit Break:A
A rare Craft Essence that buffs all allies when this CE appears on a field for the 1st time. It can significantly increase your NP damage when you farm using Order Change. Its value is gradually rising as the farming difficulty increases.
Divine Princess of the StormDivine Princess of the Storm
Tier:B Max Limit Break:A
Basically, equip it on servants that are easy to fall down. Multiply its effect equipping this CE on several members of your party to increase the overall defense.
FGOMaid in Halloween
Tier:A Max Limit Break:A
Great for supports who are vulnerable or always struggle with HP, as it really helps you a lot with healing all party members. Use it as an HP gimmick on Quests and you will notice how much easier farming is going to be.
Tap to check other Tier A CE
The Merciless OneThe Merciless One
Tier:B Max Limit Break:A
It can charge all allies' NP when a servant who has it equipped is defeated, so it becomes really efficient if you equip it on those servants that have Target Concentration or Berserkers.
His Rightful PlaceHis Rightful Place
Tier:C Max Limit Break:A
Craft Essence that lets you start a battle with 50% NP Gauge. You can keep using it without leveling up and it helps aim for both Critical and NP attacks.
A Moment of TranquilityA Moment of Tranquility
Tier:A Max Limit Break:A
Although it increased NP gain insignificantly, but on the other hand it is suitable for servants who mainly use QA, because Increase QA effectiveness buff does increase NP Gain too.
Joint RecitalJoint Recital
Tier:B Max Limit Break:A
One of the optimal solutions for servants that aim for Critical Damage with Buster. It is used only to increase damage and therefore raising the level of this Craft Essence is important. As it is an Event CE it should be easy to Max Limit Breakthrough.
Fondant au ChocolatFondant au Chocolat
Tier:C Max Limit Break:A
Craft Essence that allows you to start a battle with 50% NP Gauge. It can increase damage for any sort of attacks as long as an enemy is [Divine]. As it is an ATK type CE, it can be an option for you even without leveling it up much.

【Tier B】Occasionally useful, can be substituted

Tier B CE List

High DifficultyFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGO
Farming FGOFGO
Both aboveFGO
Ignore InvincibleFGOFGOFGO
GutsFGOFGO
Normal useFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGOFGO

Tier B Craft Essence

Formal CraftFormal Craft
Tier:B Max Limit Break:B
The most effective Craft Essence to increase Arts Performance. Suitable for servants who mainly use Arts since it increases not only the amount of damage, but also NP Gauge Gain.
Street Choco-MaidStreet Choco-Maid
Tier:B Max Limit Break:B
Craft Essence suitable for servants who mainly use QA. When equipping on a support who you don't expect to do lots of damage in a battle, the only demerit is that some Craft Essences with NP Gauge Gain and Star Gain may interfere with each other.
Moon GoddessMoon Goddess' Bath
Tier:B Max Limit Break:B
Definitely a top-notch HP restore effect in comparison to other Craft Essences of the same type. Goes well with Restore HP or Increased Defense effects. It can play an active role on Quests with low ATK enemies.
Limited/Zero OverLimited/Zero Over
Tier:B Max Limit Break:B
Can drastically increase Buster damage. Suitable for berserkers as it doesn’t have Increase Critical Damage effect. It is somewhat difficult to use because Critical is the most important factor if you want to increase damage. Besides, there are also other Craft Essences with similar magnification but with extra effects.

【TierC】Not worth the cost/Low versatility

Tier C CE List

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Tier C Craft Essence

Nightless RoseNightless Rose
Tier:C Max Limit Break:C
Although it is a rare Craft Essence with Apply Guts effect, the amount of HP it restores is relatively low. Practically, it would only be useful for reviving. Use it that for Quests where enemies deal a fixed amount of damage or equip it on several servants.
FGOMoonlight Fest
Tier:C Max Limit Break:C
It is meant for servants who have a hight number of hits and aim for Critical Attacks. However, there are many competitive Craft Essences with the same Critical Star Drop rate effect.
Mature GentlemanMature Gentleman
Tier:C Max Limit Break:C
There aren’t many situations where Instant Kill Resist is useful and it didn’t turn out to be helpful on high difficulty Quests.
FGOThreefold Barrier
Tier:C Max Limit Break:C
Damage Reduction is pretty decent by itself and useful in the early stages, however there are ★4 Craft Essences with Defense Increase or Damage Reduction that can be used unlimited number of times.

Recommended 1~4★ Craft Essences

Increase NP Gauge / Increase NP Gain

The Imaginary Element(4★)

The Imaginary Element
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
【Effect】
Start a battle with the NP charged by 60%
【Max Limit Break】
Start a battle with the NP charged by 75%

Begin a battle with 60%~75% NP Gauge Increase. With the help of NP buffs, the NP can be triggered instantly. Useful for farming. Having three of them is recommended if you didn't get Kaleidoscope. This CE may also help to adjust Party Cost.

Divine Banquet(4★)

Divine Banquet
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
【Tier】
Increase self NP Gain by 25%
【Max Limit Break】
Increase self NP Gain by 30%

Although there are superior 5★ CEs with some extra effects, but its effect is still the highest in terms of NP Gain. Those 30% will help you always be in time with the NP recharged. It is easy to MAX Limit Break as it is an ordinary 4★ Craft Essence. To reveal its full potential you need to play for Critical damage.

Dragon's Meridian(3★)

Dragon
Where to obtain:Friend Points Summon
【Effect】
Start a battle with the NP charged by 30%
【Max Limit Break】
Start a battle with the NP charged by 50%

Although there are some superior Craft Essences, but you still can use it because of its low Party Cost.

Other recommended CE

Faithful CompanionsFaithful Companions
Where to obtain: Limited time Summon
NP Gain effect for Arts becomes a top class one after MAX Limit Break. But in most of cases you can benefit much more from Craft Essences that are focused on the NP or Arts only.
Repeat MagicRepeat Magic
Where to obtain: Limited time Summon
This Craft Essence is for servants who are supposed to use the NP as soon as possible and then aim to use the NP for the second time. In contrast to Zelretch, it helps you more with NP generation rate.
Ryudoji TempleRyudoji Temple
Where to obtain: All Saint Quartz Summon
Allows you to start a battle with 30% NP Gauge. Although there are several superior Craft Essences, but it can still be used for farming because of its low Party Cost.
Jeweled Sword ZelretchJeweled Sword Zelretch
Where to obtain: All Saint Quartz Summon
This Craft Essence is for servants who are supposed to use the NP as soon as possible and keep recharging it for the second use. In contrast to Repeat Magic it helps you more with instant NP triggering.

Especially useful for High Difficulty Quests

Iron-Willed Training(4★)

Iron-Willed Training
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
【Effect】
Increase self DEF by 15%
【Max Limit Break】
Increase self DEF by 20%

Use this Craft Essence in a combination with other Increase Defense CEs to stack defense buffs and drastically reduce received damage. There are no superior effects of the same class and it's not cancelled out by Remove Buff.Keep three of them while aiming for Max Limit Breakthrough, since they come in handy on high difficulty quests.

Record Holder(4★)

Record Holder
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
【Effect】
Increase self Debuff Success Rate by 15%
【Max Limit Break】
Increase self Debuff Success Rate by 20%

One of the few Craft Essences that increase Debuff Success Rate. Countermeasure against enemy mage resist or debuff success probability. There is currently no superior CE with such effect, we recommend to keep one for now. This Craft Essence is effective for attackers as well.

Outrage(4★)

Outrage
Where to obtain:Limited time Summon
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【Effect】
Redirect enemy focus to self (1 turn) & increase NP Gain by 15% for yourself
【Max Limit Break】
Redirect enemy focus to self (1 turn) & increase NP Gain by 20% for yourself

A rare Craft Essence which forces enemies to draw their attacks to a servant who has it equipped. It can be used not only protect your team for 1 turn, but also to gain NP by taking damage, for example. Useful against strong monsters in the Story or on high difficulty Quests.

Tap to『Outrage』- Stats

Other recommended CE

FGOBattle of Camlann
Where to obtain: All Saint Quartz Summon
When defeated chargers NP Gauge of allies by 10~15%. Make use of servants who have not yet completed their training by equipping this Craft Essence.
FGOStuffed Lion
Where to obtain: Friend Points Summon
When defeated restores HP of all allies. Make use of servants who have not yet completed their training by equipping this Craft Essence.
FGOBurning Tale of Love
Where to obtain: Limited time Summon
Rare effect of raising the chance of successfully weakening. It can be an option for record holder since the damage can be increased by “[Male] Special Attack” depending on the quest.
FGOAzoth Blade
Where to obtain: Friend Points Summon
Although there are superior Craft Essences, it can be used fine in the early stages, because it might be hard to gather multiple “Iron-Willed Training” Craft Essences.
FGOHalloween Arrangement
Where to obtain: Limited time Summon
A rare Craft Essence that draws enemy attacks to a servant who has it equipped. As it draws attention of enemies and at the same time have a Defense buff, it is easy to protect your allies for 1 turn without receiving significant damage.

Self Buff

Code Cast(4★)

Code Cast
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
【Effect】
Increase self ATK and DEF by 25% (3T)
【Max Limit Break】
Increase self ATK and DEF by 30% (3T)

Damage Increase for 3 turns lets you to defeat opponents with 10,000 HP using normal attacks only. Although it is recommended for farming, it can be used in the Main Story as well when equipped on a berserker.

Knight's Dignity(4★)

Knight
Where to obtain:All Saint Quartz Summon
【Effect】
Increase Critical Damage by 40%
reduce DEF by 20% [Demerit] for yourself
【Max Limit Break】
Increase Critical Damage by 50%
reduse DEF 20% [Demerit] for yourself

Craft Essence with the highest magnification of Critical Damage including 5★ ones. Suitable for well balanced servants or servants with a strong defense. In case servant stats are low “Gem Magecraft: Antumbra” would be more useful for ATK.

Parted Sea(3★)

Parted Sea
Where to obtain:Friend Summon Summon
【Effect】
Apply Evade (1 time)
increase Debuff Resist by 5% for yourself
【Max Limit Break】
Apply Evade (1 time)
increase Debuff Resist by 10% for yourself

Its main feature is that it doesn’t get cancelled out by Remove Buff. Combining it, for example, with Target Concentration, can be used to counter enemy NPs.

Other recommended CE

Room GuardRoom Guard
Where to obtain: All Saint Quartz Summon
Its effect constantly grants a significant damage reduction. Use Increase Defense buff to take even less damage from enemies. HP bonus stats are also going to help you stay alive longer in battles. If you want to take advantage of Increased Star Concentration and equip it on an attacker, we recommend to combine it with Critical Damage Up Effect.
FGOAfter-Party Order!
Where to obtain: Limited time Summon
GUDAGUDA Honnoji

A rare Craft Essence which can increase the effectiveness of both Buster and Quick cards while granting additional ATK stats. An excellent 4★ CE which doesn't require much to MAX Limit Break.

Farming Friend/Bond Points

Beginning of the Journey(4★)

Beginning of the Journey
Where to obtain:Exchange Rare Prisms
【Effect】
+75 to Friend Points obtained by support

A rare and really valuable effect that adds 75 to the amount of Friend Points gathered by a support. Upon completing a Quest Friend Points will also be added to a friend who used your servant while this CE is equipped. This Craft Essence may affect how many times you can play Friend Gacha and help you to level up Craft Essences.

Heroic Portrait(4★)

FGO
Where to obtain:Exchange Rare Prisms
【Effect】
Increase Bond gained when completing quests by 50

In case the amount of Bond Points you can get from a Quest is insignificant, raise your efficiency combining this Craft Essence with Chaldea Lunchtime that reached Max Limit Break. Heroic Portrait Effect doesn't change regardless of a picture. Heroic Portrait and Launch Time effects can stack.

List of Heroic Portrait's illustration

Heroic Portrait: Mash Kyrielight

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Heroic Portrait: Altria Pendragon

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Heroic Portrait: Jeanne d'Arc

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Heroic Portrait: Altera

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Heroic Portrait: Arjuna

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Heroic Portrait: Scáthach

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Heroic Portrait: Ushiwakamaru

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Heroic Portrait: Henry Jekyll & Hyde

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Heroic Portrait: Mephistopheles

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Heroic Portrait: Darius III

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