how to Buster farm without koyanskaya or Oberon

Most Buster Loop setups require 2 Koyanskaya of Lights and an Oberon to work. In all situations, any non-charging skill with a 3-turn buff should be cast as soon as it is available. A 1-turn buff with longer than a 6-turn cooldown is assumed to be cast turn 3, and equal or less than turn 1.

Explore various farming strategies and tactics for different types of nodes.

  1. Ember Gathering (EXP Farming):
    • Strategy: Focus on quickly clearing waves of enemies to obtain experience cards.
    • Tactics:
      • Build a farming team with servants that have a class advantage over the enemies in the node. For example, use Saber servants for Rider enemies.
      • Equip CEs that boost Mystic Code NP charge, allowing for faster NP usage to clear waves.
      • Utilize AOE (Area of Effect) Noble Phantasms to clear multiple waves at once.
      • Use servants with strong NP generation to ensure quick NP charge.
  2. QP Farming (QP Dailies):
    • Strategy: Accumulate QP (Questa Points) quickly to enhance your servants.
    • Tactics:
      • Focus on maximizing drops by using servants and CEs that boost QP gain.
      • Consider using servants with abilities that increase QP rewards.
      • Look for opportunities to perform Noble Phantasm overkills for bonus QP.
      • Use strong AOE servants with high damage output to clear waves efficiently.
  3. Material Farming:
    • Strategy: Collect specific materials required for servant ascensions and skill enhancements.
    • Tactics:
      • Research drop rates and enemy types in different nodes to determine the most efficient farming location for your desired materials.
      • Build a farming team with servants that have a class advantage over the enemies in the chosen node.
      • Equip CEs that increase the drop rate of the target material.
      • Utilize servants with high NP generation for more frequent Noble Phantasm use to clear waves faster.

Discuss how to optimize Buster card damage in your team compositions.

  1. Select Servants with Strong Buster Cards:
    • Build your team around servants with high Buster card performance. These servants typically have skills or passives that boost their Buster card effectiveness.
    • Look for servants who possess Buster NP (Noble Phantasm) cards, as their NPs often deal significant damage when used in a Buster chain.
  2. Synergize Servant Skills:
    • Choose servants whose skills enhance Buster’s card performance. Skills like “Charisma,” “Mana Burst,” or “Attack Up” can significantly boost Buster card damage.
    • Pay attention to the cooldowns of these skills and try to align their usage with your Buster cards for maximum impact.
  3. Craft Essences (CEs) for Buster Damage:
    • Equip Craft Essences that increase Buster card effectiveness. CEs like “Limited/Zero Over” and “Heroic Portrait” provide Buster card performance buffs.
    • Consider using MLB (Max Limit Break) CEs for even greater bonuses.
  4. Use Buster Chains:
    • Arrange your card order to create Buster chains, where consecutive Buster cards are played. This results in a damage bonus for each subsequent Buster card in the chain.
    • Prioritize Buster cards from servants with higher attack stats for the last card in the chain for maximum damage.

Koyanskaya of Light

Koyanskaya of Light, also known as Tamamo Vitch, arrived on the Japanese version of FGO with the 6th Anniversary. A lot of her skills quickly showcase one of her unique features: Her first Skill Innovator Bunny A is not only a 50% targetable battery, already putting her up there with the likes of previous Meta support servants in terms of charge, but also reduces the skill cooldowns of the targeted Servant by 2 turns. Players quickly discovered that this can be combined with the Atlas Institute Uniform to get a total of 6 turns of cooldown reduction for a servant.

Vitch’s gameplay is as follows: Abuse the cooldown reduction on her skills to let a Buster AoE NP Servant reuse their battery skill. A quick look at some of the common candidates with a 50% starting charge like Altria Pendragon (Lancer) and Space Ishtar reveals that they tend to have a cooldown of 6 turns on their battery skills. This means that a full reload with two Vitch and Atlas Institute Uniforms, letting you charge for a total of 200% with just battery skills, combined with a Kaleidoscope CE allows these Servants to use their NP three times in a row – buffed up thanks to the Foxes other skills providing buffs to Buster card mod and Special Damage against Man Attribute targets.


Oberon, introduced with the third batch of Lostbelt 6 chapters on the Japanese version, is immediately more confused with this kit, specifically his third skill, which starts to rival some Yu-Gi-Oh! cards for the amount of text for a single effect, but this is also where his main advantage is hidden: He increases the effectiveness of NP Damage buffs by 100%. This applies to everything from his own 30% NP Damage buff on his first skill (which also happens to give a 20% party charge) to the 80% buff on The Black Grail, for a total of 220% NP Damage buff without any mystic code or buffs from the damage Servant themself. Compared to even strong choices such as Fragment of 2004 Oberon will usually nearly double your damage output on the last turn.

In an attempt to balance this insane skill, there is a potentially fatal demerit: At the end of the turn the buffed Servant will lose all of their buffs, be put into Eternal Sleep (Unremovable and will not wake up when damaged), target-focussed for 3 turns and be banned from being swapped out. This essentially means you need to make the turn count to clear the fight. Furthermore his second skill, a 50% targetable charge, also has a demerit that will drain a 20% charge at the end of the turn, which could become a problem when used in Quick or Arts comp.

Oberon’s gameplay is simple, on the last wave of a battle swap in, charge the damage Servant for 70% and apply a massive amount of buffs for insane damage. While he has a 50% Buster buff, he also works just as well with Quick and Arts, since his massive amount of charge and unprecedented amount of NP buff potential is card-type agnostic.

Provide tips for increasing efficiency and drop rates during farming.

  1. Choose the Right Node:
    • Research and identify the most efficient node for the specific item or material you need. Drop rates can vary between different farming locations.
  2. Utilize Event Bonuses:
    • During special events, use event bonus servants and Craft Essences (CEs) to boost currency and item drops. Check the event details to understand which servants and CEs provide bonuses.
  3. Class Advantage:
    • When farming regular nodes, select servants with a class advantage against the enemy type. They deal increased damage, making battles quicker.
  4. Double-Skilled Servants:
    • Bring support servants with skills that provide item drop rate boosts. Servants like Nitocris, Da Vinci, or servants with the “Item Construction” skill can increase drop rates.
  5. Maximize Servant Bond Levels:
    • As your servants’ bond levels increase, they unlock additional bonuses, including increased drop rates. Prioritize using servants with higher bond levels when farming.
  6. CEs for Drop Rate Bonuses:
    • Equip CEs that boost the drop rates of specific items or materials you are farming for. Look for CEs that have “Increase [item] drop rate” effects.