Bryn2 This Servant is a Limited Servant Limited. They are only available during special summoning campaigns. When no such campaigns are active, this Servant cannot be summoned.
This article is for 5★ Class-Caster-Gold, Murasaki Shikibu. For 4★ Class-Rider-Gold, 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
Grail ATK: 12,451 Grail HP: 14,059
Voice Actor: Kayano Ai Illustrator: Honjou Raita
Attribute: Man Growth Curve: S
Critabsup Star Absorption: 51 Stargainup Star Generation: 10.7%
Npchargeup NP Charge ATK: 0.45% NPGainUpDmg NP Charge DEF: 3%
Instapowerup Death Rate: 42% Alignments: Neutral・Good
Gender: Female
Traits: Humanoid, Female, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish
Hits:  Quickicon4  |  Artsicon4  |  Bustericon4  |  Extraicon5
Active Skills Passive Skills Noble Phantasm Ascension Skill Upgrade
Stats Bond Level Biography Trivia Images

Active Skills

Available from the start
Song of the Poet A
Reduces all enemies' defense for 3 turns.
Increases party's damage against Demonic enemies for 3 turns.
Level 12345678910
Defensedown Defense - 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Powerup Demonic Damage + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Cooldown 8 76

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Witchcraft (Lyric) D+
Chance to seal one enemy's NP for 1 turn.
Charges own NP gauge.
Increases own NP damage for 3 turns.
Level 12345678910
Npseal NP Seal Chance + 60% 62% 64% 66% 68% 70% 72% 74% 76% 80%
NpCharge NP + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Nppowerup NP Damage + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Cooldown 8 76

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Diary of Murasaki Shikibu B
Reduces party's damage taken for 3 attacks, 3 turns.
Debuffimmune Grants party Debuff Immunity for 1 time, 3 turns.
Removalresistup Increases party's buff removal resistance by 100% for 1 time, 3 turns.
Level 12345678910
Defenseup Damage Taken - 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 1000
Cooldown 7 65

Passive Skills

Territory creation
Territory Creation C+
Artsupstatus Increases own Arts performance by 7%.
Item construction
Item Construction C
Statusup Increases own debuff success rate by 6%.

Noble Phantasm

The Tale of Genji - Ch.9Aoi - The Monster

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 Inflicts Buff Block status to them for 1 turn.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
Powerup Damage + 450% 600% 675% 712.5% 750%
Overcharge Effect Deals extra damage to Demonic enemies.
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Powerup Extra Damage + 150% 162.5% 175% 187.5% 200%

紫式部 源氏物語・葵・物の怪

紫式部 源氏物語・葵・物の怪


Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Caster piece5 QPicon100,000
2nd Caster piece12 Forbidden page8 QPicon300,000
3rd Caster monument5 Blacktallow6 Primordial Lanugo3 QPicon1,000,000
4th Caster monument12 Primordial Lanugo6 Scarab of Wisdom5 QPicon3,000,000

Skill Reinforcement

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningcaster5 QPicon200,000
2nd Shiningcaster12 QPicon400,000
3rd Magiccaster5 QPicon1,200,000
4th Magiccaster12 Blacktallow3 QPicon1,600,000
5th Secretcaster5 Blacktallow6 QPicon4,000,000
6th Secretcaster12 Forbidden page5 QPicon5,000,000
7th Forbidden page10 AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon6 QPicon10,000,000
8th AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon18 Tsukumo Mirror10 QPicon12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore1 QPicon20,000,000


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

Bond Level

Bond Level 1 BoundLevel1 2 BoundLevel2 3 BoundLevel3 4 BoundLevel4 5 BoundLevel5 6 BoundLevel6 7 BoundLevel7 8 BoundLevel8 9 BoundLevel9 10 BoundLevel10
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 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 12 BoundLevel2 13 BoundLevel3 14 BoundLevel4 15 BoundLevel5
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。


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

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。


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。




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。


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」



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―――




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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Murasaki Shikibu was available for summoning in the:

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


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