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A man without fear cannot be wise.
~ Saber/Artoria Pendragon (Fate/stay night, Fate route)

I ask of you, are you my Master?
~ Saber's first words upon summoning

Saber (Artoria Pendragon) is one of the main protagonists of the anime/visual novel series, Fate/Stay night, and is the female equivalent of Arthur Pendragon.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far[]

As Saber Alter[]

Battle Record[]

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 7
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents[]

As Lancer[]

As Saber Alter[]


Born as the only child to Uther Pendragon, the king of Britain, Arturia Pendragon was burdened with the task of being king despite being female. Disguising herself as a man, Arturia proved to be a fair and just king. However, Camelot soon began to fall to ruin from treachery. Arturia rode into battle at the Battle of Camlann, where she was mortally wounded and left for dead. In her last moments, Arturia made a plea to the world and was resurrected as the Servant Saber for the Fourth Holy Grail War, seeking the Grail to save the kingdom she had failed.

Several centuries later, Saber/Arturia Pendragon was summoned by Irisviel von Einzbern for the Fourth Holy Grail War, and then over a decade later she was summoned for the Fifth Holy Grail War by Shirou Emiya, a near-ordinary high school student who knew a fair bit of magic from his late father.

Much to Saber's surprise, Shirou seemed to care about her much more than a Master generally would for a Servant. Despite trying not to get attached to him, Saber eventually found herself fighting to protect Shirou, not only because of her duty as a Servant, but also because she, too, began to develop feelings for him.

Death Battle Info[]


  • Class: Saber
  • True Identity: Artoria Pendragon
  • Race: Servant/Heroic Spirit
  • Gender: Female
  • Alias: King Arthur, King of Knights, Knight King, Blue Saber, The Once and Future King
  • Age: Ageless
  • Origin: Fate/Stay Night, Arthurian Legend (Britain)
  • Height: 5'1" / 155 cm
  • Weight: 92 lbs / 41 kg
  • Occupation: Servant/Heroic Spirit, Saber-Class, Bodyguard, Freeloader
  • Affiliation/ Master: Irisviel von Eizenbern (False (Fate/Zero)), Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate/Zero), Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night), Rin Tohsaka (Unlimited Blade Works), Sakura Matou (Saber Alter/Heaven's Feel), Ritsuka Fujimaru (Fate/Grand Order), None (Fate/Extella)
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Likes: Good Meals, Plush Lions, Bravery, Shirou
  • Dislikes: Fast Food, Kiritsugu, Merlin, Gilgamesh, Formal Dress, Cowardice, Deceitfulness
  • Qualified Classes: Archer, Lancer, Rider, Berserker, Caster, Alter Saber
  • Weapons: Invisible Air, Excalibur, Avalon


Under Shirou[]

  • Strength: B
  • Agility: C
  • Endurance: C
  • Mana: B
  • Luck: B
  • N. Phantasm: C 

Under Kiritsugu[]

  • Strength: B
  • Agility: A
  • Endurance: A
  • Mana: A
  • Luck: D
  • N. Phantasm: A++ 

Under Rin[]

  • Strength: A
  • Agility: B
  • Endurance: B
  • Mana: A
  • Luck: A+
  • N. Phantasm: A++ 

Under Sakura (Saber Alter)[]

  • Strength: A
  • Agility: D
  • Endurance: A
  • Mana: A++ 
  • Luck: C
  • N. Phantasm: A++ 

Under Fujimaru[]

  • Strength: B
  • Agility: B
  • Endurance: B
  • Mana: A
  • Luck: A+
  • N. Phantasm: A++ 

Under Moon cell[]

  • Strength: B
  • Agility: B
  • Endurance: B
  • Mana: A
  • Luck: A+
  • N. Phantasm: A++ 

Class Skills[]

  • Riding (B): The ability to ride mounts. Saber is proficient in this ability due to riding horses all throughout her life, allowing her to ride practically any horse or modern vehicle with complete control, even things from far beyond her time such as the heavily modified Yamaha V-Max Kiritsugu customized for her.
  • Magic Resistance (A): Is an innate ability of high magical resistance that protects her from magical effects to the point of nullifying its effects on her. It is difficult to hurt her even using great magic or high supernatural abilities.

Personal Skills[]

  • Charisma (B): The natural talent to command an army, which increases the ability of allies during group battles. It is said that a rank of B in this skill is sufficient to lead a nation as its King.
  • Instinct (A): The power to "feel" the most favorable developments for oneself during battle. Saber has an A Rank in this skill, granting her a refined sixth sense that is close to true precognition in addition to reducing the hindrance that visual and auditory obstructions would normally provide.
  • Mana burst (A): A skill that allows for an increase in performance by infusing one's weapons and body with magical energy, for both defensive and offensive purposes, effectively recreating the effects of a jet burst. Saber uses this skill mainly for defense and high-speed movement, propelling herself across the battlefield at high speeds while reinforcing her entire body with magical energy. With A-rank, even a stick can become a great weapon.

Noble Phantasms[]

Invisible Air - Barrier of the Wind King[]

  • Rank: C
  • Type: Anti-Unit
  • Effect:
    • Saber releases wind stored around her sword
    • She can use the compressed air in a variety of ways, like a sharp tornado-like strike that can reduce an entire area to shreds, or turn an object invisible, or propel herself or someone else to drastically increase speed
    • After use, Invisible Air takes a while to reform
    • It also serves the purpose of concealing her identity due to her famed Excalibur being instantly identifiable on sight by nearly any Heroic Spirit

Excalibur - Sword of Promised Victory[]

  • Rank: A++
  • Type: Anti-Castle
  • Effect:
    • Saber calls out its true name, releasing its power
    • Takes the mana in Saber's body and transforms it into a beam of light
    • Powerful energy is released in a single wave, destroying everything in its path
    • Blast radius is powerful enough to level an entire city and more
    • She can only use this two or three times before getting exhausted

Avalon - All is a Distant Utopia[]

  • Rank: EX
  • Type: Support
  • Effect:
    • Saber's Ultimate Noble Phantasm, the sheath of Excalibur
    • Temporarily creates a holy barrier around the user and materializes the holy grounds within
    • Nothing can penetrate this defense because it's not really a barrier as much as it is simply Saber not being there
    • Not even the Five True Magics, the ultimate power in the Nasuverse that enable impossible feats, can pierce it
    • Able to nullify attacks from "higher-order dimensions" when its activated
    • Can be used to regenerate from would-be fatal wounds.
    • When implanted into a human body, grants the user a strong healing factor that increases in power when close to Saber

Saber Alter[]

  • Saber's dark side
  • Sacrifices speed and agility for strength and endurance
    • Easily compensates with her Mana Burst
  • In this form, loses her restraint and is far more willing to unleash her full strength
  • Degrades her Instinct in order to suppress her rage
  • She can tap into this willingly
  • Excalibur is also blackened and no longer uses Invisible Air
  • Gains a new attack: Vortigern, Hammer of the Vile King
    • Excalibur gathers a huge amount of prana and covers the sword in black light, becoming a gigantic sword
    • Saber can swing the mass of magical energy like a regular sword with ease
    • She can use this attack as much as she wants so long as she is supplied by a substantial source of magical energy


  • Can lift and throw an entire trailer truck with ease
  • Flung a stone slab that easily weighed several tons into the air
  • Her fight with Lancer caused an earthquake (F/Z)
  • Can grind skeletons to dust with a single swing of Invisible Air
  • Can parry Berserker's swings in Fate/stay night despite become weakened when under Shirou, but only barely
  • As Saber Alter, easily overwhelmed Berserker by herself (F/HF)
  • As Alter, completely stopped a punch from Berserker with her arm and then sent him reeling with an uppercut.

Speed & Agility[]

  • Kept up with Lancer/Cu Chulainn, who can strike 100 times in an instant despite having becomed weakened when acting as Shirou's Servant
  • Can move at Mach 400 speeds
  • Dodged a barrage of swords coming from many directions
  • When saber fight Zero Lancer again it states that their fight nearing the Speed Of Light even when she low at mana ( (F/Z)
  • As Saber Alter, her moves were described to be "Lightning Fast" (F/HF)
  • Can keep up with Tamamo's Moon Crux, Full Power Gilgamesh (F/E)

Durability []

  • Tanked a relentless beatdown from Berserker/Heracles, who held up the sky or destroy a mountain as stated by the Narrator
  • Able to nullify attacks from "higher-order dimensions" when Avalon is activated
  • Survived a hit from Ea (F/S)
  • Survived being bombarded by noble phantasms fired from the Gate of Babylon (F/S)
  • Can trade blows with Tamamo's Moon Crux. As well as a Full Power Gilgamesh, Iskander and Archimedes (F/E)

Intelligence & Experience[]

  • Led all of Britain and was said to be the greatest king
  • Easily recognizing Cú Chulainn and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne after seeing their Noble Phantasms once
  •  As Saber Alter, she is mostly emotionless and apathetic, following her orders without question, but can be enraged if her opponent isn't going all out against her (F/HF)
  • Unlike most Heroic Spirits, her Servant form is not a copy from the Throne of Heroes, but originates from just before her time of death, allowing her to recall experiences from any Grail War and summoning she has participated in.


  • Managed to hold her own and overwealmed other Servants throughout the 5th Holy Grail despite her mid-low stats while under Shirou
  • One-shotted Berserker/Heracles with Excalibur even when he had seven lives left 
  • Destroyed the Holy Grail
  • Defeated Gilgamesh with the help of Shirou and through Avalon (F/S)
  • Defeated Rider (Medusa) (F/S)
  • Defeated Berserker (Lancelot) (F/Z)
  • As Alter, fought Berserker (Heracles) and overpowered his God Hand with brute force, amplifying her attacks with Mana Burst to overwhelm Berserker's increasing resistance upon each revival, using her Noble Phantasm only once to finish him off
  • Even when weakened and low on mana, Saber destroyed Iskandar's Gordius Wheel, which can close a hundred meter distance in an instant. (F/Z)
  • Defeated Tamamo's Moon Crux, Gilgamesh, Iskander and Archmes in Fate Extella Saber 's Side Story (F/E)
  • Entirely capable of defeating Rider and overpowering her Noble Phantasm with Excalibur had it not been for Shirou's intervention (F/HF)
  • As Alter, defeated all other servants in Fuyuki (EMIYA, Heracles, Medusa, Hassan (Cursed Arm), and Darius III) apart from Caster (Cú Chulainn) and revived them as her soldiers (F/GO)


  • Bound to her code of honor
  • Unleashing Excalibur consumes enormous amounts of energy
  • Like all servants, Saber is dependent on mana
  • Like with all other servants, if her master dies, she too will soon perish (Unless she forms another contract with a Mage)
  • Is stubborn and headstrong
  • Highly overcompetitive and a sore loser
  • Anti-Dragon weaponry like Siegfried's Balmung or Lancelot's Arondight deal more damage to her than normal
  • Ranged servants like Archers have an advantage over her due to her short range.
  • Glutton