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Sei Shōnagon

Japanese Name: 清少納言
AKA: Sparkling Archer (キラキラのアーチャー?), Nagiko-san (なぎこさん?)
ID: 276 Cost: 16
ATK: 1,888/12,218 HP: 1,901/12,965
Lv.100 Grail ATK: 13,374 Lv.100 Grail HP: 14,204
Lv.120 Grail ATK: 15,699 Lv.120 Grail HP: 16,693
Voice Actor: Fairouz Ai Illustrator: Mika Pikazo
Attribute: Man Growth Curve: Semi S
bottomlink= Star Absorption: 153 bottomlink= Star Generation: 8%
bottomlink= NP Charge ATK: 0.57% bottomlink= NP Charge DEF: 3%
bottomlink= Death Rate: 36% Alignments: Chaotic・Good
Gender: Female
Traits: Female, Hominidae Servant, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish
Hits:  Quick Hits4  |  Arts Hits3  |  Buster Hits2  |  Extra Hits5
Active Skills Passive Skills Append Skills Noble Phantasm Ascension
Skill Upgrade Bond Level Biography Trivia Images

Active Skills

Available from the start
Atk up.webp
Increases party's attack for 3 turns.
Npgainturn.png Charges party's NP gauge by 10% every turn for 3 turns.
Recovers party's HP every turn for 3 turns.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Hpregen.png HP Regen + 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 1000
Cooldown 8 7 6

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Avoid.png Grants self Evasion for 3 attacks, 3 turns.
Increases own critical damage for 3 attacks, 3 turns.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critdmgup.png Crit Damage + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Cooldown 8 7 6

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Increases own Quick performance for 3 turns.
Charges own NP gauge.
GainStars.png Gains 10 critical stars.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Quickupstatus.png Quick + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
NpCharge.png NP + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Cooldown 8 7 6

Passive Skills

Anti magic.webp
Magic Resistance C
Resistanceup.png Increases own debuff resistance by 15%.

Independent action.webp
Independent Action (Self-Centered) A
Critabsup.png Increases own critical star absorption of Quickmini.png Quick Cards by 10%.
Snow atop Mount Xianglu A
Critdmgup.png Increases own critical damage of Quickmini.png Quick Cards by 10%.
One Vehicle Teaching B
Resistanceup.png Increases own Charmstatus.png Charm debuff resistance by 100%.

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.webp
Anti-Alter Ego Attack Damage Aptitude
Increases own attack against Class-Alterego-Gold.webp Alter Ego enemies.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png vs. Alter Ego Attack + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%

Noble Phantasm

Base Damage: x0.8
Rank Noble Phantasm Type
D++ Poetry
Hits Per Hit Percentage
4 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%
Effect Powerup.png Increases own damage against enemy Servants with Neutral (中立) Alignments by 50% for 1 turn. (Activates first)
Powerup.png Increases own damage against enemy Shadow Servants by 50% for 1 turn. (Activates first)
Deals damage to all enemies.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
Powerup.png Damage + 600% 800% 900% 950% 1000%
Overcharge Effect Increases own damage against enemies with Man Attributes for 1 turn. (Activates first)
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Powerup.png vs. Man Damage + 50% 62.5% 75% 87.5% 100%


Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Archer piece.png5 QPicon.png100,000
2nd Archer piece.png12 Kotan Magatama8 QPicon.png300,000
3rd Archer monument.png5 Aurora Steel.png10 AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon.png5 QPicon.png1,000,000
4th Archer monument.png12 AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon.png10 Comet Shard.png5 QPicon.png3,000,000

Skill Reinforcement

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningarcher.png5 QPicon.png200,000
2nd Shiningarcher.png12 QPicon.png400,000
3rd Magicarcher.png5 QPicon.png1,200,000
4th Magicarcher.png12 Aurora Steel.png5 QPicon.png1,600,000
5th Secretarcher.png5 Aurora Steel.png10 QPicon.png4,000,000
6th Secretarcher.png12 Kotan Magatama5 QPicon.png5,000,000
7th Kotan Magatama10 Tsukumo Mirror3 QPicon.png10,000,000
8th Tsukumo Mirror8 Genesis Egg.png10 QPicon.png12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png1 QPicon.png20,000,000

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningarcher.png5 QPicon.png200,000
2nd Shiningarcher.png12 QPicon.png400,000
3rd Magicarcher.png5 QPicon.png1,200,000
4th Magicarcher.png12 Forbidden Page5 QPicon.png1,600,000
5th Secretarcher.png5 Forbidden Page10 QPicon.png4,000,000
6th Secretarcher.png12 Lamp of Demon Sealing3 QPicon.png5,000,000
7th Lamp of Demon Sealing6 AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon.png6 QPicon.png10,000,000
8th AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon.png18 Comet Shard.png10 QPicon.png12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png1 QPicon.png20,000,000


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

Bond Level

Bond Level 1 BondLevel1.png 2 BondLevel2.png 3 BondLevel3.png 4 BondLevel4.png 5 BondLevel5.png 6 BondLevel6.png 7 BondLevel7.png 8 BondLevel8.png 9 BondLevel9.png 10 BondLevel10.png
Bond Required 1,000 1,500 2,000 6,000 17,000 292,500 360,000 340,000 320,000 315,000
Total Bond 1,000 2,500 4,500 10,500 27,500 320,000 680,000 1,020,000 1,340,000 1,655,000
Rewards ServantCoin276.png5 ServantCoin276.png5 ServantCoin276.png5 ServantCoin276.png5 ServantCoin276.png5 ServantCoin276.png5 Saintquartz.png3 ServantCoin276.png10 Saintquartz.png3 ServantCoin276.png10 Saintquartz.png3 ServantCoin276.png10 Saintquartz.png3 ServantCoin276.png20
Bond CE
Bond 10 Craft Essence CEIcon1154.png Chaldea Picture Diary
When equipped on Sei Shōnagon,
Increase Party's NP generation rate by 10% & critical damage by 10%,
for as long as she is on the field.
Chaldean Visionary Flames [?]
11 BondLevel1.png 12 BondLevel2.png 13 BondLevel3.png 14 BondLevel4.png 15 BondLevel5.png
1,090,000 1,230,000 1,360,000 1,500,000 1,640,000
2,745,000 3,975,000 5,335,000 6,835,000 8,475,000
Rewards ServantCoin276.png20 Saintquartz.png30 ServantCoin276.png20 Saintquartz.png30 ServantCoin276.png20 Saintquartz.png30 ServantCoin276.png20 Saintquartz.png30 ServantCoin276.png20 Saintquartz.png30


Unlock Description Translation🛈
Default 万葉集の訓読に携わった『梨壺の五人』のひとり、清原元輔を父に持つ。


NA Localization: Sei Shounagon's father was Kiyohara-no-Motosuke, one of the scholars of the Five Men of the Pear Chamber who helped to compile the kun-doku (the Japanese reading of Chinese characters) version of the "Manyoshu" waka poem anthology.
She was a woman of outstanding intellect whose forward behavior (some would say "unorthodox") made her stand out in the male-dominated society of her lifetime.
She faithfully served Empress Teishi, consort of Emperor Ichijou, until the Empress's death. The many prose writings Sei Shounagon wrote in offering to Empress Teishi were later collected to become "Makura-no-Soushi." (The Pillow Book)

Fan Translation: The daughter of Kiyohara no Motosuke, one of the “Five Men of the Pear Chamber” accredited with compiling the readings for the oldest collection of Japanese poetry in existence, the Man'yōshū.
A woman who lived in a society revolved around men: however, through her own power and initiative, she was able to show the world her amazing talent.
She stayed close by the side of Empress Teishi, who was the wife of Emperor Ichijō, until Teishi's passing. After the Empress’s death, her musings and observations of court life surrounding Teishi were compiled into a book called “The Pillow Book”.

Bond 1 身長/体重:157cm・46kg

属性:混沌・善  性別:女性

NA Localization: Height/Weight: 157cm, 46kg
Origin: History
Region: Japan
Alignment: Chaotic-Good
Gender: Female
Say! Show Now Go On!

Fan Translation: Height / Weight: 157cm 46kg
Source: Historical Fact
Region: Japan
Alignment: Chaotic / Good
Gender: Female

Bond 2 平安期の作家・歌人。



NA Localization: An author and poet of Japan's Heian period, she immersed herself in Chinese classics poetry (which were studied exclusively by males at the time). Many tales tell of her arguing down men with her vast knowledge, making her one of the more unconventional female figures of her time. Even in excerpts from "The Diary of Lady Murasaki," it's clear that Murasaki Shikibu saw Sei Shounagon as a force to be reckoned with.

She served as a lady-in-waiting to Consort Teishi during the latter half of her twenties. The young Teishi was very affectionate to Shounagon, even though Shounagon was significantly older, and Shounagon reciprocated by loyally serving the beautiful, intelligent consort.

While in court, Shounagon recorded her own observations and musings on court life, and these were later gathered into a collection. This is considered Japan's first essay anthology, "The Pillow Book."

Fan Translation: An author and poet of the Heian period (794 - 1185) in Japan.
Being an oddity during this period in Japan, Sei Shōnagon was well versed in reading Chinese characters and the world of Chinese poetry.
There are many stories passed down through the ages of her using her vast knowledge to go head to head with the men of the time in debates and intellectual discussions.
For a woman of this time, she was clearly not run-of-the-mill.
From "The Diary of Lady Murasaki Shikibu” we can see how Murasaki Shikibu clearly kept the existence of Sei Shōnagon in her mind.

As a lady of the court she began to serve Teishi in the later part of her 20s.
The young Teishi came to deeply care for Sei Shōnagon and in return she loyally served the beautiful and bright Teishi, without betraying any of her expectations.
She would enthusiastically write about the going ons of the royal court where she lived,
later these writings were compiled into a Zuihitsu book.[1]
This would turn out to be Japan’s first collection of essays “The Pillow Book”.

Bond 3 何が楽しいのかいつも上機嫌……かと思いきや、すぐにふて腐れたりする。




NA Localization: She's always in a good mood...or that's how it seems, though she gets sulky at the drop of a hat. The people around her are sometimes at the mercy of her catlike nature, but she is essentially a party-loving Servant who prioritizes all things fun. Sei was a woman well ahead of her time...a girl who's slayin' it and loves anything she finds charming (emotionally triggering).

Her drastic change of appearance does leave open the question of where her distinguished, courtly air as a poet went, but her transformation probably resulted from her strong affinity for modern youth. As biographical information supports that Shounagon was keenly aware of her age during her time in Teishi's court, her being summoned in the form of a high school girl hardly seems unnatural.

She gets along with Chaldea's Murasaki Shikibu. (Well, she thinks she does.)

Fan Translation: As soon as you think she’s always running around having a blast in a great mood, you notice that there are times where she suddenly feels down.
Similar to a cat, she can be fickle to her surroundings. However, for the most part she focuses on having fun more than anything else. She’s a party girl servant.
Sei Shōnagon was a girl that was ahead of the times and lit up her surroundings while musing about her love for the beauty of things around her.

Though there is the question of where exactly her poet-like appearance has gone to, in her case, due to having such a strong connection with the culture of today’s young people, she ended up being summoned in her current appearance.
As there is the historical fact that when she was within Teishi’s inner circle she was concerned about her age, her current appearance as a high school girl isn't that unexpected.

She gets along with the Murasaki Shikibu in Chaldea. (According to Sei Shōnagon personally)

Bond 4 歌仙の詩歌:B




NA Localization: Great Poet's Poem: B
Despite being named one of the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets and Thirty-Six Immortal Poetesses and having her poem selected to be a part of the "Ogura Hyakunin Isshu," Sei Shounagon self-depreciatingly claimed that she had no talent in poetry. This opinion on her part may have originated from her forward-thinking ways not meshing well with the rigid, antiquated structures governing Japanese poetry of her time. Even so, her poems have resonated strongly with audiences, and were at times highly critical of the men of her period.

Meeting Checkpoint of Osaka: A
The Hangu Pass gates may open at a rooster's crow, but the gates of love does not open so easily.
The impregnable meeting gate in Osaka...
Just who will be the first one allowed through...?

The Stars' Clusters: B
The deeper the night sky's darkness, the more brilliant the starlight.
Pleiades, Altair, Venus, shooting stars...
And the light radiating from her is just like the stars...

Fan Translation:Song of the Poet: B
Though being part of the “Thirty-Six Heian-era Immortals”, “Thirty-Six Female Immortals of Poetry”, and having appeared within “Ogura Hyakunin Isshu”, she continues to tell herself and everyone around her that she finds it difficult to write poetry.
It could be said that there wasn’t much compatibility between age-old conventions and her way of life which was too early for her time.
Even still, the verses she composes at times would raise the spirits of people, while scaring away unruly men at others.

Afusaka no Seki: A
Hangu Pass may open with singing birds,
However, the gate of love is not so simple.
This unconquerable Afusaka-no-seki,
First of all to get through it, unsurprisingly…[2]

Starry Skies: B
As the night grows in darkness, the stars shine ever so bright.
Subaru, Hikoboshi, Taihakusei, Nagareboshi...[3]
The power she unleashes is full of radiance like the stars.

Bond 5 『枕草子・春曙抄』

ランク:D++ 種別:詩歌宝具
レンジ:1~20 最大捕捉:50人




NA Localization: 『Emotional Engine, Full Drive』
Rank: D++
NP Type: Poetry Noble Phantasm
Range: 1 - 20
Maximum Target: 50

Makura-no-Soushi, Shunshoshou.
A Noble Phantasm that substantiated neither through martial arts nor through the techniques of the Onmyou, but rather through continuous writing. She lets the waves of emotion take her, and the landscape painted within her "Pillow Book" is actualized in a sort of Reality Marble.

To Sei Shounagon, the repainted world becomes a familiar, nostalgic scene which then encroaches into the heart of the target who is incorporated into the bounded field.


The strong emotions that disturb her bubble up from within, allowing her to forget about battle, even if for a second, and the energy and power that possesses her is released, making the intense (and preposterous) attack unavoidable.

As a side note, "Makura-no-Soushi, Shunshoshou" is the annotated edition of "The Pillow Book" written by the poet Kitamura Kigin during the Edo period. That her thoughts have reached across time to strike a chord even with modern audiences is truly a stroke of luck for Sei Shounagon. She uses the "Shunshoshou" as a metaphorical bridge that connects the past to the future, combined with her line of "Dawn is most beautiful in spring..." (shunsho) to beautifully express her sentiments in her Noble Phantasm, ultimately subliming the title "Makura-no-Soushi, Shunshoshou" as her Noble Phantasm's name.

Fan Translation: The Pillow Book: Annotated
Rank: D++
Type: Poetic Noble Phantasm
Range: 1~20 Maximum
Targets: 50

Neither onmyōji abilities nor martial arts. Rather this Noble Phantasm is the end result of her just writing away. Letting herself overflow with emotion and creation, the Noble Phantasm is the materialization of the world she created within “The Pillow Book” brought into reality.

In other words, a Reality Marble.

The world rewritten by her holds this feeling at its core: “The view of something nostalgic that I saw once upon a time.” From this, the souls of enemies that become trapped within the Reality Marble will slowly be eaten away at. Sadness, nostalgia, sympathy… The overwhelming burst of emotions makes their hearts fall into chaos if they are to forget about the battle for even a glancing moment. Even if they were to be released from the girl who is in full control of this domain, they would suffer a devastating (ridiculous) attack without even attempting to dodge it.

Furthermore, “The Pillow Book: Annotated” is the title of an annotation of the original “The Pillow Book” brought to life by the writer Kigin Kitamura during the Edo period. Though this may be, her own work filled with her thoughts and feelings overcame the passing of time. Becoming loved by generations to come, this ended up being an unexpected lucky thing for her. The title of the annotation became a symbol connecting the past to the future. As the title for the annotation extracted one of her most important lines “Haru-wa akebono” she manifested her Noble Phantasm as “The Pillow Book: Annotated” since this perfectly expressed it.[4]

Extra 清少納言は本来、サーヴァントとして『英霊の座』に





NA Localization: Under normal circumstances, Sei Shounagon would not have been registered into the Throne of Heroes as a Servant.

When she completed writing "The Pillow Book," she gracefully departed court life. Discarding both love and resentment of her previous lifestyle, she continued to live the rest of her life carrying the one hopeful star within her heart as she looked back at her incredible past life. Closing that door also meant that her star's light went out, and she did not have the means of becoming a guardian of humanity.

However, due to an irregular summoning caused by a certain incident, Sei Shounagon was given another chance. Through the many connections she formed with the people she trusted and the many things she experienced, the long-dormant poet within her awoke, creating new possibilities within her that ultimately resulted in her being inscribed upon the Throne of Heroes. And so it became possible to summon her.

Even should they never have experienced those wild times with her, Sei Shounagon surely anticipates the day she can finally reunite with them.

Fan Translation: Originally, Sei Shōnagon would have been considered an existence that was not recorded within The Throne of Heroes as a Servant.

She who completed “The Pillow Book” left behind her life within the imperial court, leaving without a blemish to her name. Looking back on a fulfilling life where even love and hate was left behind, she lives on holding just a single star tight to her chest. At the same time though, another star vanished. She lacked what it took to become a guardian of humanity.

However, due to a certain incident where an irregular summoning occurred, Sei Shōnagon ended up being given a chance. Through her various experiences and trusting the people whose hearts she connected with, the poet sealed away inside her and the new possibilities that were born have resulted in her current self being accepted by the Throne of Heroes.

And... in the end the summoning was a success.

Even if the Master had yet to experience those wild days with Nagiko, Sei Shōnagon would have surely been looking forward to the time where they would meet again.

April Fool パリピサーヴァント


Party People-Type Servant

A famed poet during the Heian Period who's known for her Pillow Book. Sounds cool, but she's actually a party animal who's always hyper and you know she totally streams. Kind drains all the energy out of you just by around her.

  1. Zuihitsu is a Japanese form of literature similar to a journal where the author writes about their thoughts and feelings in regards to their surroundings.
  2. Afusaka-no-seki is a Japanese play on words that is used to describe a romantic meeting between a man and a woman in the middle of the night. Sei Shōnagon wrote about how she wouldn’t forgive a man who came to see her in the middle of the night. Specifically this refers to Fujiwara no Tadanobu.
    Afusaka-no-seki literally means the Meeting Hill's Pass. The actually location in real life is read as Ōsaka-no-seki and was a border between two provinces of Japan in the past.
  3. Subaru is the old Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster. Hikoboshi is the Japanese name for the star Altair. Taihakusei is the old Japanese for Venus. And Nagareboshi is just regular Japanese meaning shooting star.
  4. “Haru-wa akebono” is a famous phrase from “The Pillow Book” that has been translated as “How elegant is the dawn.” The literal title of the annotation written by Kigin Kitamura is “The Pillow Book: How elegant is the dawn (extract)”.


Sei Shōnagon was available for summoning in the:

Valentine 2020 Fate/Grand Order ~5th Anniversary~ Lucky Bag Summoning Campaign Lucky Bag 2021 Summoning Campaign New Year Special
Valentine 2020 Summoning Campaign Re-Run Fate/Grand Order ~6th Anniversary~ Lucky Bag Summoning Campaign Lucky Bag 2022 Summoning Campaign New Year Special
Valentine 2022 Pre-Release Campaign


  • She shares the exact HP values at minimum with Rama, Nursery Rhyme, Thomas Edison and Helena Blavatsky.
  • She shares the exact HP values at both minimum and maximum with Xuanzang Sanzang.
  • She has the lowest HP value at maximum among all 5★ Archers.
  • The name of her Passive Skill Snow atop Mount Xianglu is a reference from Chapter 280 of The Pillow Book where she mentioned about the Snow atop of Mount Xianglu, which is cited from a poem composed exclusively for the said location by the Chinese poet Bai Juyi during the Tang Dynasty.
    • In The Pillow Book, there are a total of 29 citations made on 19 poems composed by Bai Juyi.