It is not the ornamental sword with which he is summoned, but rather the ability to utilize Excalibur with any tool he holds in his hands, based upon his habit in life of professing anything he held as being King Arthur's Excalibur. He can use it with the sword he wields or simply a mundane stick. He has been shown able to control how much energy is released, with his first attack destroying a large section of the Opera House that fell far short of his full strength, and using an even weaker attack to destroy a piece of debris to prevent it from injuring a police officer. When using the weaker attack, it did not seem to require the name of Excalibur being called, but merely unsheathing it. When utilizing the slash, it did not allude to the use of two hands for activation. The first use being shown was him unsheathing the blade with one hand as the other was on the scabbard. The second use was described as a motion reminiscent of a draw-slash from eastern swordplay.
It had been mentioned that its strength varies based on the item which is used to execute the Noble Phantasm, as seen when Saber was surprised by the amount of power that could be used with a tree branch, that then crumbled away after the usage, as well as a Sword taken from Gilgamesh's treasury, unleashing a greater release of power from Richard's Noble Phantasm. However, the strength will never reach the real Excalibur's, even if he were holding the real one.
- Fate/strange Fake Volume 3 - Chapter 8: Day 1, Afternoon (2) "The Wandering King's Rock'n'Roll"
 Fate/strange Fake - Volume 4 - Servant status: Saber [T]
Master (?): Ayaka Sajou
True Name: Richard I “the Lionheart”
Height/Weight: 178 cm, 66 kg
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Agility: EX (B–A++)
Noble Phantasm: A
■ Anti-Magic: B
■ Riding: A
■ Lionheart: A
A skill that embodies the name lionheart. That fearless courage transformed into a skill. Inspires fear and wariness in enemies and raises the morale of allies.
■ Master of All Trades: A
Derived from anecdotes of Richard displaying prowess in a wide variety of fields, including the martial arts, fine arts, and romance. Skills he took an interest in in life are B-class or higher, and he learns new skills with extraordinary speed.
■ Superhuman Speed: A
A talent marked into Richard’s Spirit Origin by the rapid marches of his armies and his lightning swiftness on the battlefield. Richard’s agility increases the longer he remains in battle.
■ Excalibur: Ever-Distant Sword of Victory
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: 1~1000
A Mystery that Richard obtained in life as a result of his adoration of Arthurian legend and his efforts to live as its successor. Its power became a Noble Phantasm by merging with accounts that he named every weapon he held “Excalibur.” Richard is able to wield any and all weapons he holds as Excalibur. Its power varies from weapon to weapon, but never equals the genuine “holy sword of the planet”—not even if he were to hold the real Excalibur.
■ Rounds of Lionheart: Play the Lion on the Round Cross
Type: Anti-Army Noble Phantasm
Maximum Targets: —
A Noble Phantasm that uses Richard’s Spirit Origin as a catalyst to materialize individuals he had ties to in life as servants, followers, guides, etc. The number he is able to summon varies depending on his Master’s supply of magical energy and the land he is summoned in. He is capable of summoning individuals recorded in the Throne as Heroic Spirits, but in that case, they will materialize in a weaker state than if summoned normally. They sometimes assist Richard, but because actually continuing to materialize them consumes an enormous quantity of magical energy, it is almost impossible to utilize them like ordinary Heroic Spirits.