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) is the Master of Berserker during the Fifth Holy Grail War. She is an Einzbern homunculus, the daughter of Kiritsugu Emiya and Irisviel von Einzbern, and thus the adoptive older sister of Shirou. She acts as the Lesser Grail under normal circumstances, taking in the souls of the Servants that die. Once five Servants have died, she wouldn't be able to function anymore, and with the death of six, she'd be destroyed as the Grail takes form from within her body.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 9-B, likely higher with Degen

Name: Illyasviel von Einzbern

Origin: Fate/stay night

Gender: Female

Age: 18 years old

Classification: Homunculus, Magus

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magecraft (and some True Magic), Soul Manipulation with Heaven's Feel (Can transfer and materialize souls)

Attack Potency: At least Wall level (Significantly stronger than Rin, her potential far surpasses every other Master in the history of the Holy Grail War, such as Kayneth), 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: Subsonic with Massively Hypersonic reactions (Can keep up with Rin)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Unknown

Durability: Unknown

Stamina: High. She has a limitless supply of mana.

Range: Tens of Meters with Magecraft

Standard Equipment: Her familiars. Can gain access to the Dress of Heaven

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: Illya is somewhat childish, and generally prefers to play with her opponents. She's weaker when cut off from the land around her.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

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

Magecraft: Illya is an incredibly powerful magus, showcasing potential that far outstrips every other Master in the Holy Grail War's past, present, and future. Her body is composed of 70% magic circuits, giving her an extreme amount of magical power at her disposal, and these also act as her Command Spells, allowing her to control the normally uncontrollable Berserker. Similarly to her mother's wire-based magecraft, Illya can turn strands of her hair into high-performance familiars resembling doves through a technique called Engel Note: Angel's Poem. The bird's names are Storch Ritter: Knight of Stork, and those that shoot bullets are Zelle. They can defend against and shoot down Rin's Gandr shots. She can turn them into Degen, a powerful sword-shaped barrier with enough speed and strength to shatter Rin's Jewel-based barrier so fast that she could barely register what had happened.

Dress of Heaven: The Mystic Code of the Einzbern family, summoned through the sacrifice of Leysritt, which allows for the use of the Third Magic, Heaven's Feel, the materialization of the soul itself. This allows her to transfer the souls of others into new containers, trapping Shirou in a doll in one bad ending and, in the True Ending of Heaven's Feel, rescuing his soul from the destruction of his body and giving him a temporary, small body made from bits of her own. She cannot use the full power of the Third Magic, instead wielding an incomplete replica. Theoretically, it could be used to achieve true immortality by materializing the soul, preventing it from dispersing and returning to Akasha.


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

Start a Discussion Discussions about Illyasviel von Einzbern