I guess I'll kill you now. Get them, Berserker.
~ Illya before siccing Berserker on Rin and Shirou


Illyasviel von Einzbern (イリヤスフィール・フォン・アインツベルン, Iriyasufīru fon Aintsuberun), often referred to as Illya, is the Master of Berserker in the Fifth Holy Grail War of Fate/stay night. She is the daughter of Kiritsugu Emiya and Irisviel von Einzbern, both whom participated in the Fourth Holy Grail War, and the adoptive older sister of Shirou Emiya.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B, likely higher with Degen

Name: Illyasviel von Einzbern

Origin: Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night

Gender: Female

Age: Unknown

Classification: Homunculus, Mage, Master

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Alchemy, Can produce an instantaneous homunculus with alchemy and transform itself into numerous shapes

Attack Potency: Wall level (Significantly stronger than Rin), likely higher with Degen (Managed to shatter a barrier made by Rin's gems, which were powerful enough to penetrate God Hand and deflect magic from Caster)

Speed: Superhuman

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Unknown (Fights with magic rather than with physical attacks)

Durability: Likely Street level (As a Homunculus she should have a stronger constitution than a normal human, but she still has the body of a prepubescent girl)

Stamina: High, unlimited till run out of mana

Range: A few meters with Magecraft

Standard Equipment: Zelle, her familiars, Berserker

Intelligence: Despite her childish appearance and bratty nature, Illya takes after her father in that she's a pragmatic, remorseless killer when she puts her mind to it. True to her lineage, she is a truly stellar magus, easily outdueling Rin, a recognized genius in her own right, in their encounter with her familiars and controlling the ferocious Berserker with ease. However, she also takes after her mother in that she's too playful and is somewhat overconfident, sadistically toying with her foes until she finally feels like killing them.

Weaknesses: Somewhat childish mind, likes to play with her enemies

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Illya creating her familiars
  • Zelle defending Illya from Rin's Gandrs
  • Zelle attacking Rin
  • Degen smashing through Rin's barrier

Zelle: (German for Cell) Similarly to her mother's wire-based magecraft, Illya is able to turn strands of hair into high-performance familiars shaped like doves. They automatically defend Illya from incoming attacks and seek out and attack her targets on command. They're durable enough to defend against Rin's Gandr shots, fast enough to dodge them, and powerful enough to blast right through them with their energy projectiles. She's shown the ability to casually create up to four at a time, but it's highly likely that she can summon many more due to her endless supply of prana.

  • Degen: (German for Épée) Should Illya encounter a defense that's too difficult for Zelle to break, she is able to convert one of her active familiars into a sword-shaped wire construct that bears a great amount of speed and power, easily smashing through Rin's gem-powered barrier and moving so fast that the latter could barely register what happened.


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