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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(諾子)
ID: 276 Cost: 16
ATK: 1,888/12,218 HP: 1,901/12,965
Grail ATK: 13,374 Grail HP: 14,204
Voice Actor: Ai Fairouz Illustrator: Mika Pikazo
Attribute: Man Growth Curve: Semi S
Critabsup Star Absorption: 153 Stargainup Star Generation: 8%
Npchargeup NP Charge ATK: 0.57% NPGainUpDmg NP Charge DEF: 3%
Instapowerup Death Rate: 36% Alignments: Chaotic・Good
Gender: Female
Traits: Female, Humanoid, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish
Quickicon4  |  Artsicon3  |  Bustericon2  |  Extraicon5
Active Skills Passive Skills Noble Phantasm Ascension Skill Upgrade
Stats Bond Level Biography Trivia Images

Active Skills

Available from the start
Atk up
Song of the Poet B
Increases party's attack for 3 turns.
Npgainturn Charges party's NP gauge by 10% every turn for 3 turns.
Recovers party's HP every turn for 3 turns.
Level 12345678910
Attackup Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Hpregen HP Regen + 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 1000
Cooldown 8 76

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Afusaka no Seki A
Avoid Grants self Evasion for 3 attacks, 3 turns.
Increases own critical attack for 3 attacks, 3 turns.
Level 12345678910
Critdmgup Crit Damage + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
Cooldown 8 76

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Starry Skies B
Increases own Quick performance for 3 turns.
Charges own NP gauge.
GainStars Gains 10 critical stars.
Level 12345678910
Quickupstatus Quick + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%
NpCharge NP + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Cooldown 8 76

Passive Skills

Anti magic
Magic Resistance C
Resistanceup Increases own debuff resistance by 15%.
Independent action
Independent Action (Self-Centered) A
Critabsup Increases own critical star absorption of Quick Cards by 10%.
Snow atop Mount Xianglu A
Critdmgup Increases own critical damage of Quick Cards by 10%.
One Vehicle Teaching B
Resistanceup Increases own Charmstatus Charm debuff resistance by 100%.

Noble Phantasm

Emotional Engine - Full Drive
The Pillow Book: Annotated
Rank Classification Type Hit-Count
D++ Poetry Quick 4
Effect Powerup Increases own damage against enemies with Neutral (中立) Alignments by 50% for 1 turn. (Activates first)
Powerup Increases own damage against Shadow Servant enemies by 50% for 1 turn. (Activates first)
Deals damage to all enemies.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
Powerup 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 Man Attributes Damage + 50% 62.5% 75% 87.5% 100%

清少納言 枕草子・春曙抄

清少納言 枕草子・春曙抄


Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Archer piece5 Qp100,000
2nd Archer piece12 Kotan Magatama8 Qp300,000
3rd Archer monument5 Aurora Steel10 AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon5 Qp1,000,000
4th Archer monument12 AncientBellOfTranquilityIcon10 Comet Shard5 Qp3,000,000

Skill Reinforcement

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningarcher5 Qp200,000
2nd Shiningarcher12 Qp400,000
3rd Magicarcher5 Qp1,200,000
4th Magicarcher12 Aurora Steel5 Qp1,600,000
5th Secretarcher5 Aurora Steel10 Qp4,000,000
6th Secretarcher12 Kotan Magatama5 Qp5,000,000
7th Kotan Magatama10 Tsukumo Mirror3 Qp10,000,000
8th Tsukumo Mirror8 Genesis Egg10 Qp12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore1 Qp20,000,000


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

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 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
Bond 10 Reward CEIcon1154 Chaldea Picture Diary
When equipped on Sei Shōnagon,
Increase Party's Np Acquisition Rate by 10% & Critical Damage by 10%,
for as long as 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
2,745,000 3,975,000 5,335,000 6,835,000 8,475,000


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。


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’ 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

Height / Weight: 157cm 46kg

Source: Historical Fact
Region: Japan
Alignment: Chaotic / Good
Gender: Female

Bond 2 平安期の作家・歌人。



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。




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




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




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





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 occured, 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.

  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:

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  • 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.
  • 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.


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