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This article is for 5★ Class-Caster-Gold.png, Murasaki Shikibu. For 4★ Class-Rider-Gold.png, see Murasaki Shikibu (Rider).
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Murasaki Shikibu

Japanese Name: 紫式部
AKA: Fujiwara no Kaoruko (藤原香子?), Lady Murasaki
ID: 237 Cost: 16
ATK: 1,757/11,374 HP: 1,882/12,833
Lv.100 Grail ATK: 12,451 Lv.100 Grail HP: 14,059
Lv.120 Grail ATK: 14,614 Lv.120 Grail HP: 16,523
Voice Actor: Kayano Ai Illustrator: Honjou Raita
Attribute: Man Growth Curve: S
Critabsup.png Star Absorption: 51 Stargainup.png Star Generation: 10.7%
Npchargeup.png NP Charge ATK: 0.45% NPGainUpDmg.png NP Charge DEF: 3%
Instapowerup.png Death Rate: 42% Alignments: Neutral・Good
Gender: Female
Traits: Female, Hominidae Servant, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish
Hits:  Quick Hits4  |  Arts Hits4  |  Buster Hits4  |  Extra Hits5
Active Skills Passive Skills Append Skills Noble Phantasm Ascension
Skill Upgrade Bond Level Biography Trivia Images

Active Skills

Available from the start
Reduces all enemies' defense for 3 turns.
Increases party's damage against Demonic enemies for 3 turns.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Defensedown.png Defense - 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Powerup.png Demonic Damage + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Cooldown 8 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Chance to seal one enemy's NP for 1 turn.
Charges own NP gauge.
Increases own NP damage for 3 turns.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Npseal.png NP Seal Chance + 60% 62% 64% 66% 68% 70% 72% 74% 76% 80%
NpCharge.png NP + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Nppowerup.png NP Damage + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Cooldown 8 7 6

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Reduces party's damage taken for 3 attacks, 3 turns.
Debuffimmune.png Grants party Debuff Immunity for 1 time, 3 turns.
Removalresistup.png Increases party's buff removal resistance by 100% for 1 time, 3 turns.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Defenseup.png Damage Taken - 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 1000
Cooldown 7 6 5

Passive Skills

Territory creation.png
Territory Creation C+
Artsupstatus.png Increases own Arts performance by 7%.

Item construction.png
Item Construction C
Statusup.png Increases own debuff success rate by 6%.

Append Skills

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Extra Attack Finesse Improvement
Increases own Extra Attack performance.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Powerup.pngNpchargeup.pngStargainup.png Extra Attack + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Mana Loading
Starts battle with NP gauge.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
NpCharge.png NP + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Atk up.png
Anti-Lancer Attack Damage Aptitude
Increases own attack against Class-Lancer-Gold.png Lancer enemies.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png vs. Lancer Attack + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%

Noble Phantasm

Genji-Monogatari - Aoi - Mononoke
The Tale of Genji - AoiCh.9 - The Evil Spirit

Base Damage: x1.0
Rank Noble Phantasm Type
C Poetry
Hits Per Hit Percentage
6 4%, 9%, 14%, 19%, 23%, 31%
Effect Deals damage to all enemies.
BuffBlock.png Inflicts Buff Block status to them for 1 turn.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
Powerup.png Damage + 450% 600% 675% 712.5% 750%
Overcharge Effect Deals extra damage to Demonic enemies.
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Powerup.png Extra Damage x 150% 162.5% 175% 187.5% 200%


紫式部 源氏物語・葵・物の怪


Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Caster piece.png5 QPicon.png100,000
2nd Caster piece.png12 Forbidden Page8 QPicon.png300,000
3rd Caster monument.png5 Black Tallow6 Primordial Lanugo3 QPicon.png1,000,000
4th Caster monument.png12 Primordial Lanugo6 Scarab of Wisdom.png5 QPicon.png3,000,000

Skill Reinforcement

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningcaster.png5 QPicon.png200,000
2nd Shiningcaster.png12 QPicon.png400,000
3rd Magiccaster.png5 QPicon.png1,200,000
4th Magiccaster.png12 Black Tallow3 QPicon.png1,600,000
5th Secretcaster.png5 Black Tallow6 QPicon.png4,000,000
6th Secretcaster.png12 Forbidden Page5 QPicon.png5,000,000
7th Forbidden Page10 AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon.png6 QPicon.png10,000,000
8th AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon.png18 Tsukumo Mirror10 QPicon.png12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png1 QPicon.png20,000,000

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningcaster.png5 QPicon.png200,000
2nd Shiningcaster.png12 QPicon.png400,000
3rd Magiccaster.png5 QPicon.png1,200,000
4th Magiccaster.png12 Primordial Lanugo3 QPicon.png1,600,000
5th Secretcaster.png5 Primordial Lanugo6 QPicon.png4,000,000
6th Secretcaster.png12 Scarab of Wisdom.png2 QPicon.png5,000,000
7th Scarab of Wisdom.png4 Kotan Magatama6 QPicon.png10,000,000
8th Kotan Magatama18 Rainbow Yarn.png24 QPicon.png12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png1 QPicon.png20,000,000


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

Bond Level

Bond Level 1 BoundLevel1.png 2 BoundLevel2.png 3 BoundLevel3.png 4 BoundLevel4.png 5 BoundLevel5.png 6 BoundLevel6.png 7 BoundLevel7.png 8 BoundLevel8.png 9 BoundLevel9.png 10 BoundLevel10.png
Bond Required 5,000 15,000 10,000 2,000 18,000 150,000 430,000 340,000 320,000 405,000
Total Bond 5,000 20,000 30,000 32,000 50,000 200,000 630,000 970,000 1,290,000 1,695,000
Bond 10 Reward CEIcon0948.png Shin-Genji Monogatari Emaki
When equipped on Murasaki Shikibu,
Increases party’s damage against Demonic enemies
by 20% while she is on the field.
Chaldean Visionary Flames [?]
11 BoundLevel1.png 12 BoundLevel2.png 13 BoundLevel3.png 14 BoundLevel4.png 15 BoundLevel5.png
1,090,000 1,230,000 1,360,000 1,500,000 1,640,000
2,785,000 4,015,000 5,375,000 6,875,000 8,515,000


Unlock Description Translation🛈
Default 平安期の作家・歌人。


NA Localization: A renowned writer and poet of Japan's Heian period. Details of her birth and death are unknown. Her works include "The Tale of Genji," "Poetic Memoirs," and "The Diary of Lady Murasaki." Dozens of her poems were chosen as part of the Goshui Wakashu anthology, a collection of waka poems commissioned by the Emperor.

Fan Translation: A writer and poet in the Heian Period.
The exact circumstances of her life is unknown.
She has written works such as “The Tale of Genji”, “Lady Murasaki Collection” and “The Diary of Lady Murasaki”.
Her poems are also selected for the “Later Collection of Gleanings of Japanese Poems” as well as subsequent poem anthologies.

Bond 1 身長/体重:163cm・51kg

属性:中立・善   性別:女性

NA Localization: Height/Weight: 163cm, 51kg
Origin: History
Region: Japan
Alignment: Neutral-Good
Gender: Female
She normally does her best to give the impression of being a calm and collected librarian, but when a certain story, book, or thought is brought up, she starts to rattle off poems.

Fan Translation: Height/Weight: 163cm・51kg
Origin: Historical
Region: Japan
Alignment: Neutral・Good
Gender: Female

Bond 2 漢学者にして歌人であった藤原為時の娘として生まれる。父方は著名な文化人の家系(父方の曽祖父・藤原兼輔は歌人として活躍したのみならず、伝記『聖徳太子伝暦』上下巻などの著作のある文化人であり、「堤中納言」の異名で知られた)であり、彼女も書や文に親しんで育ったと予想される。


NA Localization: She was the daughter of Fujiwara-no-Tametoki, a poet and scholar of Chinese classics. Her father's family line included many renowned cultural icons (her great-grandfather, Fujiwara-no-Kanesuke, was a known poet who also penned the biography "Shoutokutaishi Denryaku," and he was known as Tsutsumi Chunagon), and so it's assumed that her lineage helped her surround herself with books and other writings. She married Fujiwara-no-Nobutaka, a titled court official, while she was in her twenties. The couple had a child, but as Nobutaka was much older than her, he died three years after they were married. As a young widow, Kaoruko began to write a story that autumn. That story became the great fifty-four chapter classic, "The Tale of Genji."

Fan Translation: She was born to Fujiwara no Tametoki, a scholar in Han studies and a poet. With her lineage on her father’s side renowned for being academics (Her paternal great-grandfather, Fujiwara no Kanesuke, was not only active as a poet, but also penned chronicles and other works like both volumes of “The Chronicles of Prince Shōtoku”, (and was known by the moniker of ’The Riverside Middle Counselor’), it would be obvious how she would be raised to be acquainted to books and texts.

Married to Fujiwara no Nobutaka – who was significantly older than her – in her twenties, she bore him a son, before he dies three years into their marriage.
Kaoruko (Shikibu), who was thus widowed at a young age, started writing a story during the Autumn of that same year; namely ――― her opus “The Tale of Genji”, which spans 54 volumes in total.

Bond 3 大人しい優等生タイプ。




NA Localization: A mild-mannered, honor-student type. Cultured, sensible, and gentle, she loves to read and write poems and stories that touch on the vivid and elegant literary potential of love. She is punctual as well, and keeps a rather true to life diary. Some of her favorite stories are "Taketorimonogatari" and "Isemonogatari." In fact, it's said that Murasaki Shikibu's characterizations were influenced by "Taketorimonogatari," while her wording, phrasing, and characters were heavily influenced by "Isemonogatari." She also took inspiration from Bai Juyi's poetry collections and biography, and it's said that the lines Hikaru Genji used to seduce women were influenced by the Chinese supernatural stories of the Tang dynasty, "You Xian Ku." Three poems, "Kokinshu," "Gosenshu," and "Shuuishu" stand among her very favorites, even among the many anthologies of poetry she read during her lifetime. She shows great interest in stories and poems from other ages and regions, and will take any opportunity to read more.

Fan Translation: A well-behaved, honour student-esque type.
Excellent upbringing, prudent and quiet by nature.
Loves reading. Also enjoys depicting the elegance of poems and romance in glamorous prose.
She also keeps a diary meticulously. (her diary, by contrast, is grounded in reality)

Her favourite stories are “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” and “The Tales of Ise”.
———Murasaki Shikibu is inspired by the character modelling in “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”, and heavily influenced in both expression, concept and characters by “The Tales of Ise”. She also draws variously from Bai Juyi’s works and Sima Qian’s “Shi Ji”, while the words used by Hikaru Genji to seduce women borrows from a Tang dynasty fiction named “Visiting an Immortal’s Cavern”.
As a poet, she likes the three generations of “Kōkinshū”, “Gōsanshū” and “Shūishū”. In her life, she grew accustomed to a myriad of poem anthologies.
She has great interest in stories and poems; from both her own time and region, and also foreign lands or different eras. She reads them zealously whenever she finds time to do so.

Bond 4 歌仙の詩歌:A

『太平記』第一六巻「日本朝敵事」に曰く、人ならざる四鬼を従えた逆賊・藤原千方の討伐に派遣された紀朝雄は、「草も木も 我が大王(おおきみ)の国なれば いづくか鬼の 棲(すみか)なるべし」という歌を詠み、四鬼を退散させたという。
なお、彼女の歌は小倉百人一首にも採られている。「めぐり逢ひて 見しやそれとも わかぬ間に 雲隠れにし 夜半の月かな」である。


NA Localization: Great Poet's Poem: A
According to chapter sixteen, titled "Nihonchoutekiji" in the "Taiheiki," a man named Kinotomoo was dispatched to slay the rebel Fujiwara-no-Chikata, who had four oni subordinates. He banished the four oni by reading the following poem:
"All things, grass and trees/Are ruled under our great Lord/No oni at all/Have a place in this nation/They may ever call their home."
Just like Kinotomoh, Murasaki Shikibu, as one of the chosen thirty-six imperial poets, can read poems that can banish evil oni.
One of her poems was also chosen to be a part of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu:
"Almost before/I had the chance to notice/it was there,/the late-night moon swiftly/slipped behind the clouds."

Curse (Poem): D+
It appears Murasaki Shikibu delved some into the way of the onmyou and some elements of it are mentioned and appeared in the "Tale of Genji."
In modern-day terms, she would be an author who educated herself in magecraft in order to write a novel that features magecraft.

Fan Translation: Song of the Poet: A
‘On the State Enemies of Japan’, the 16th volume in “The Chronicle of Great Peace”, describes how Kinotomoo, sent to subdue the rebel Fujiwara no Chikata serving four inhuman demons, was able to disperse the four demons by reciting the poem:
“Be it grass or wood, if it lies within the nation of my great king, whereever you may set foot, will be a demon’s dwelling”.
As one named an ‘Immortal of Poetry’ in both the list of Mid-Antiquity and Female Poets, reciting a demon-sealing poem of this sort would be child’s play.
As a matter of fact, her poem is even collected within Ogura Hyakunin Isshu: “Once again do we meet, Even while setting eyes on you, Before making sure, Clouds concealed your face once more, Perhaps the midnight moon?"

Witchcraft (Lyric): D+
Since Murasaki Shikibu had a certain level of familiarity in Onmyōdō, “The Tale of Genji” also contains within its sections certain elements of the craft.
Putting it in a modern way, she was actually the sort of author to ’study real magic for the sake of writing a novel in which magic occurs’.

Bond 5 『源氏物語・葵・物の怪』

ランク:C 種別:詩歌宝具
レンジ:1~20 最大捕捉:50人

「限りあれば 薄墨衣 浅けれど
 涙ぞ袖を 淵となしける」



NA Localization: 『Tale of Genji, Aoi, Evil Spirit』
Rank: C
NP Type: Poetry Noble Phantasm
Range: 1 - 20
Maximum target: 50

"Bound as I am, these mourning robes are dyed but a shallow shade of gray,
Yet there are depths where the tears have made pools on my sleeves."

When this poem is read with its True Name revealed, it works as a curse and hurls destruction upon its victims, inflicting both damage and debuffs.

This is a waka poem from chapter nine of "The Tale of Genji" and is titled "Aoi." It is a lamentation Hikaru Genji reads when his wife passes away shortly after giving birth to their son, Yuugiri. The cause of Aoi-no-Ue's death was a powerful grudge from Lady Rokujyo, Genji's mistress. This functions as a type of death curse. By reading the lamentation touching on grudges and death curses, the Caster Murasaki Shikibu mourns the fate of her targets.

It is worth noting that the anecdotes revolving around the death of Aoi-no-Ue reference the Noh play of the same name.

Fan Translation: The Tale of Genji: Aoi: The Monster

Rank: C
Type: Poetry
Range: 1-20
Maximum Targets: 50 persons
Genji Monogatari ・Aoi ・Mononoke
“If there is a limit, then please let this pale black robe, shallow though it is, tis my sleeves that tears shall drench, creating my own abyss”.
Accompanying the true name release is a poem acting as a certain type of curse, bringing forth ruin to the target. This damages and inflicts debuff status on the target.
A Japanese poem contained in ‘Aoi’, chapter 9 of “The Tale of Genji”.
Recited by (Hikaru) Genji, heartbroken after the passing of his wife Aoi no Ue who gave birth to his son Yūgiri, this is a poem of regret and lamentation. The reason behind Aoi no Ue’s death is the lingering resentment of Genji’s mistress Lady Rokujō, and thus it would be a sort of curse killing.
——— By reciting this forlorn poem intertwining resentment and cursed death, Caster Murasaki Shikibu mourns the fate of the target.
In fact, the anecdotes and circumstances surrounding Aoi no Ue’s death is the source of the Noh play “Aoi no Ue”.

Extra 物理書籍、紙の本―――




NA Localization: Physical publications, paper books... She is a librarian in a vast library that is home to many, many books.

Specifically, her curse magecraft converts all electronic publications into paper books, quietly building a library through her collection. As the sole administrator, librarian, and master, she protects this cool, dark haven for books. If asked, she is pleased to give advice on how to write diaries and letters.

She's also able to find the book best suited for a person simply by looking at them. The book's themes will always be to a person's interests, like love or revenge stories, since she is a Heroic Spirit so closely tied to sentiment.

"I am a Heroic Spirit who creates compositions to suit people's feelings. What I put down on paper always focuses on how people feel about each other."

Fan Translation: Physical books, books of paper ———
She is serving as the librarian in this ‘Library’ where various books have been gathered.

Specifically, through her own magic (Curses), electronic data of books are converted into ‘books of paper’, and the library itself is silently constructed deep underground.
As an administrator, a librarian and also the mistress of the place, she protects the dark, cold garden of books in her lonesome. If anyone asks her for help, she also seems likely to give them pointers in writing a diary or a letter.
In a single glance, she could find anyone a book which fits them.
The genre quite often turns out to be some sort of romance or revenge story - books embroiled in ‘feelings’. The reason for this is, of course, due to how she is a Heroic Spirit of ‘composing feelings’.
‘I am a Heroic Spirit who composes feelings. While people would hold in their hearts feelings for others, I put them into words and acknowledge them’.

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Poetry Composition-Type Servant

A peculiar librarian who lives in Chaldea's library. She's a daydreaming bookworm. Her mysterious powers unintentionally expose other people's secret feelings, and that kind of messes up relationships.


Murasaki Shikibu was available for summoning in the:

Valentine 2019 Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2019 ~4th Anniversary~
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KYOMAF2019 Exhibit Commemoration Summoning Campaign
New Year Lucky-Bag Summoning Campaign 2020 Fate/Grand Order ~5th Anniversary~ Lucky Bag Summoning Campaign 22M Downloads Campaign
Lucky Bag 2021 Summoning Campaign New Year Special Fate/Grand Order ~6th Anniversary~ Lucky Bag Summoning Campaign