|“||I won’t fight for the sake of someone else. I won’t fight for my own sake either. For the sake of the benevolence that I believe in, the justice I believe in, the loyalty I believe in, and the love I believe in. I will take hold of this sword and fight with this body. That is my dream, my wish. I... want to be a hero of justice.||„|
|~ Siegfried's last thoughts, as he died|
Saber of Black is the Saber-class Servant of the Black Faction during the Great Holy Grail War, summoned by Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia. His true name is Siegfried , the Dragon-Blooded Knight of the Nibelungenlied, in which he slew the evil dragon Fafnir with the cursed holy sword Balmung.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A, higher with Balmung
Name: Saber of Black, Siegfried, "Dragon-Blooded Knight", "Dragon Slayer", "Dragon-Slaying Hero"
Classification: Heroic Spirit, Saber-class Servant
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Swordsman, Energy Projection with Balmung, the Armor of Fafnir negates most attacks and ranks down those that can actually hurt him, increases in strength and durability when fighting a dragon, can "ride" nearly any vehicle or mount with supernatural skill, Soul Manipulation (All Servants can consume souls to replenish their magical energy), Intangibility and Invisibility in spirit form, Immunity to conventional weapons, Regeneration (Mid-Low; all Servants have regenerative capabilities)
Attack Potency: Mountain level (Fought Karna on fairly even ground, managing to leave minor wounds on him), higher with Balmung (An A+ Anti-Army Noble Phantasm, matched Clarent Blood Arthur when used by Sieg, and when used consecutively and rapidly, it can match Brahmastra Kundala)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Mountain Class
Durability: Mountain level, higher with the Armor of Fafnir (Nullifies most attacks and even Noble Phantasms, and reduces the damage of the things that can hurt him, such as Karna's blows, to just minor wounds).
Stamina: High. Other Servants can fight for nearly an entire day without stopping.
Range: Extended melee range, Kilometers with Balmung
Standard Equipment: Balmung.
Intelligence: A widely-renowned hero regarded as invincible and a walking fortress, Siegfried is an incredibly skilled swordsman whose skills had long surpassed the realm of man. A spectacular combatant, he is able to battle Karna, a demigod of the highest caliber and said to be one of the only Servants to hold a candle to the Gilgamesh on even ground in martial combat. However, as a knight to the core, Siegfried will refuse to use underhanded tactics if he can help it and enjoys the clashing of steel, prolonging fights with worthy opponents to savor the thrill of it.
Weaknesses: Armor of Fafnir has a weakness, a leaf-shaped mark on his back that cannot be covered, allowing even minor attacks to deal severe damage to him. Wounds dealt to this part of his body are extremely difficult to heal, as well. Its effectiveness is also reduced if he blocks blows with Balmung, and it has removed his Magic Resistance skill. Armor of Fafnir's increased defense against Noble Phantasm-class abilities is also ignored by anti-heroes, dragon slayers, or weapons with dragon slaying anecdotes. Siegfried is an honorable knight who will drag out fights with worthy opponents and won't resort to dishonorable tactics. Due to being summoned as a Servant, he cannot use Balmung at the speed that he could when he was alive. He is also incredibly unlucky and attempting to use the riches bestowed by his Golden Rule will only result in greater misfortune.
Notable Attacks / Techniques:
Armor of Fafnir: Blood Armor of the Evil Dragon: A Noble Phantasm that embodies the legend in which Siegfried bathed in and swallowed blood of the evil dragon Fafnir, gaining the "invincible body of a dragon" in the process. As a result, Siegfried's skin and organs are tougher than the strongest steel, completely nullifying anything less than an A-Rank physical attack capable of shattering mountains or magecraft from the Age of Gods. Even Achilles, one of the most famous heroes in the world, failed to leave a scratch on Siegfried due to this Noble Phantasm. Attacks that can penetrate the armor's protective effects have their effects greatly reduced, as even the blows of the mighty hero Karna, which are able to easily sunder the bodies of Servants, gouge their vital organs, and dismember their bodies, are unable to leave more than scratches that are easily healed through Siegfried's connection with his Master.
When utilized against abilities on the level of a Noble Phantasm, it effects are further strengthened. However, Noble Phantasm-class abilities used by antiheroes, heroes legendary for their feats of slaying dragons, or wielding dragon slaying weapons or spells will bypass the bonus defense against Noble Phantasm-class abilities. In addition, the armor's defensive properties are also reduced when he blocks blows with Balmung, and he has lost his Magic Resistance skill due to this Noble Phantasm's presence. Siegfried's greatest weakness is the leaf-shaped mark on his back where a linden leaf stuck during his bathing. Due to a conceptual curse, he is completely unable to cover it with armor, magical shielding, or any other means. Should he be struck there, even the weakest Servant could slay him, and it is incredibly difficult to heal if it's wounded. However, due to Siegfried's skill there are few foes who can exploit this weakness without resorting to outright assassination.
|“||O' Sword let thee be filled... The Evil Dragon will fall. All will be separated into light and shadow. The world will now reach the sunset. Collapse ― Balmung!||„|
|~ Siegfried using Balmung|
Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon: Siegfried's golden greatsword and a descendant of the greatest demonic sword, Gram. It possesses the properties of Holy Sword and Demonic Swords, being a blade of incredible quality that is even able to receive blows with weapons created by the gods themselves, bringing glory and ruin upon both Siegfried and his foes. When utilized as a Noble Phantasm, it quickly takes in True Ether from the Age of Gods with the command "O' Sword let thee be filled...". It then releases an arc of energy the color of twilight with a swing of the blade, possessing enough range and destructive power to annihilate armies and match the cursed sword of Mordred. Balmung possesses an incredibly high activation rate, but it remains slower than that of the original Siegfried due to the degradation of Siegfried's Magic Core upon his summoning as a Servant.
Das Rheingold: The endless fortunes that Siegfried gained from defeating Fafnir, an extreme amount of riches that remained even when his great-grandson was an old man. If it is allowed to flow freely throughout the country, it will result only in destruction and misfortune as the humans who find it fight amongst each other in their greed.
- Riding: The ability to ride mounts. As a knight, Siegfried can ride virtually any vehicle and animal with above average skill, even those that did not exist in his time. However, he cannot ride members of the Phantasmal Species.
- Disengage: The ability to break away from combat. Siegfried's A-rank in this skill allows him to reset the conditions of a battle to what they were at the beginning, on top of forcibly removing some of his negative status effects.
- Dragon Slayer: A special skill granted to those who have slain dragons, granting Siegfried a significant boost to his strength and durability when battling a dragon or those with the blood or attributes of one.
- Golden Rule: Throughout history and mythology, individuals destined to amass vast fortunes and treasure are identified as possessing Golden Rule. In Siegfried's case, he gained the riches of the Nibelung, but its curse has ranked down his Luck.