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Aya Shameimaru

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Traditional Reporter of Fantasy

Stats

Health
4400
Agility
1420
Yang ATK
1200
Yang DEF
900
Yin ATK
1100
Yin DEF
950

Races

Element Type Chart

Fuu'u
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Fuu'u refers to wind and rain or wind with rain in it. Aya is a crow tengu, an avatar of wind, so this temperament is a good fit for her. Aya is endowed with Wood Phase, as a tengu, and Moon Essence, with her focus on sociality.

The strong and kind Wood Phase resists Water Phase, because water nourishes wood, but it is weak to Metal Phase, because metal carves wood.

The cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence resists the alluring and arrogant Sun Essence, but it is weak to the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence.
sun_weak
Sun
moon_neutral
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_strong
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_strong
Star

Character Shots

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Solo Wind Blade Bullet x6 Yang
Solo Fan Bullet x2 Yin 1
Solo Great Fan Bullet x2 Yin 1
Solo Great Wind Blade Bullet x2 Yang 1
Solo Extreme Fan Bullet x2 Yin 2
Solo Vacuum Slash Bullet x2 Yang 3
[Attack] Slice Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Wood Slice Bullet.
Info
Aya Shameimaru's Spread Shot. She uses a leaf fan to send out gusts of wind in this attack. It is very fitting for a tengu, a youkai with the power to stir up gales of wind.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 5.46 80% 3%
2 3.5 90% 3%
3 2.91 90% 3%
4 2.33 90% 3%
5 1.75 90% 3%
6 1.17 90% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
5 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
6 Yang/Wood Slash Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 108
3 113
4 117
5 121
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Solo Darkness Bullet x2 Yin
Solo Gale Bullet x1 Yang 1
Solo Wind Bullet x1 Yang 1
Solo Crow's Darkness Bullet x1 Yin 1
Solo Great Wind Bullet x1 Yang 2
Solo Crow's Deep Darkness Bullet x1 Yin 3
[Attack] Smokescreen Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Wood Bullet.
Info
Aya Shameimaru's Focus Shot. She attacks with a whirlwind of crow feathers. The color of crow feathers is described in various ways in Japanese, such as crow-feather black, wet-crow black, and wet-feather black. It is a deep black worthy of being called darkness.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 25.7 85% 3%
2 11.04 95% 3%
3 9.2 95% 3%
4 7.36 95% 3%
5 5.52 95% 3%
6 3.68 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
2 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
5 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 111
3 117
4 123
5 129

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
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Solo Leaf Bullet x15 Yang
Solo Gust Bullet x3 Yin 1
Solo Red Leaf Bullet x2 Yang 1
Solo Yellow Leaf Bullet x1 Yang 2
Solo Whirlwind Bullet x1 Yin 2
Solo Vacuum Bullet x1 Yin 3
Whirl Sign: Maple Leaf Fan
[Pre-Attack] Own Yang ATK UP.
[Attack] Wood Slice Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Slice Kappa-Killer Energy Bullet/Wood Sure-Hit Bullet.
Bullet Info
Aya Shameimaru's Spell Card. She uses a fan to create a giant whirlwind of autumn leaves. The leaves look beautiful, but the wind is cutting... A perfect Spell Card for a tengu.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.29 80% 3%
2 7.89 85% 3%
3 10.86 85% 3%
4 18.64 90% 3%
5 16.78 90% 3%
6 14.13 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Slash Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against kappa.
3 Yang/Wood Slash Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
4 Yang/Wood Slash Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
5 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against kappa.
6 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against kappa.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 113
4 119
5 126
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 2 2 3
Rate 0 50 0 50 0
Add 0 1 0 1 0
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All Wind Slash Bullet x2 Yang
All Gust Slash Bullet x2 Yang 1
All Sonic Bullet x2 Yin 1
All Sonic Charge Bullet x2 Yin 2
All Whirlwind Slash Bullet x2 Yang 2
All Vacuum Slash Bullet x2 Yang 3
Illusionary Dominance
[Pre-Attack] All targets' Evasion DOWN.
[Attack] Wood Slice Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Wood Slice Oni-Killer Bullet/Own Agility UP Bullet/Slice Oni-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Aya Shameimaru's Spell Card. This attack tosses the target around at high speed. The Spell Card befits Aya, who is rumored to be the fastest in Gensokyo. Very few people would be able to spot Aya as she flies by like a gale.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 31.46 80% 3%
2 7.89 85% 3%
3 7.24 85% 3%
4 6.21 90% 3%
5 5.59 90% 3%
6 4.71 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yang/Wood Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against oni.
3 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
4 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
5 Yang/Wood Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against oni.
6 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against oni.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 113
4 119
5 126
All targets' Evasion 3 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 2 2 3
Rate 0 50 0 50 0
Add 0 1 0 1 0
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Solo Izuna Drop x12 Yang
Solo Upward Wind x3 Yang 1
Solo True Izuna Drop x3 Yang 2
Solo Great Upward Wind x2 Yang 2
Solo Vacuum Izuna Drop x2 Yang 2
Solo Extreme Upward Wind x2 Yang 3
Shutter Chance Izuna Drop
[Pre-Attack] Own Agility/Yang ATK UP.
[Attack] Wood Slice Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Slice Kappa & Oni-Killer Energy Bullet/Wood target's Evasion DOWN Slice Bullet.
Bullet Info
Aya Shameimaru's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). She hurls logs sucked up into a tornado at her target. There is a mountain god named Izuna Gongen who is said to be a warrior god with the shape of a crow tengu. According to one theory, he is also the god of ascetics and ninja. With his many faces, he embodies the multiplicity and mystique of the tengu.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 17.48 80% 3%
2 19.74 85% 3%
3 18.64 90% 3%
4 27.96 90% 3%
5 27.96 90% 3%
6 26.49 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against kappa & oni.
3 Yang/Wood Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. May lower target's Evasion by 1 level.
4 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against kappa & oni.
5 Yang/Wood Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. May lower target's Evasion by 1 level.
6 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against kappa & oni.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129
Own Agility 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating wind
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Aya Shameimaru's ability as a tengu. Crow tengu use their fans to make tengu gales... Or well, that is the usual image of them, and Aya's ability is a simple representation of that. Many of her Spell Cards use wind too. However, if you keep in mind that she is also a reporter, the meaning of "wind" changes. The idiom "the way the wind blows" refers to how a situation is developing, just like how a reporter is always keeping an eye on the latest developments in news. No matter how truthful or transparent news tries to be, in the end, it is still a selection of specific information, with bias from the reporter's impressions. If the tengu wanted to, she could easily manipulate the news in Gensokyo, blowing the wind in the direction she wanted it to go... But you probably do not have to worry about that from Aya's Bunbunmaru Newspaper.
Immune to Barrier Status: Burn & Poison.
When using Boost, party's Evasion 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Own Evasion 4 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Focus 5 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The strange sound of falling trees suddenly echoing in the mountains. Some people say it is the work of tengu.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Evasion Level Up
Value 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Focus Level Up
Value 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5
Rate 0 20 40 70 0 20 40 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Tengu Gale Lvl 10
CD 1
Own Agility 1 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Evasion 1 level(s) UP with success rate 50% (1 turn).
Info
A strange strong wind that suddenly blows through the mountains. It is said to be the work of tengu.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Agility Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evasion Level Up
Value 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rate 10 10 20 20 20 30 40 40 50 50
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CD 6 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 1
CD 5
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Agility 2 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A strange rain of stones that suddenly falls from the mountain. According to some, it is the work of tengu.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 40 70 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Agility Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Tengu Taiko
When attacked, DMG from Missile Bullet 30% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Tengu Shake
When wave starts, target's Accuracy 1 level DOWN (3 turns). Success rate 50%.]
Tengu Fire
After being attacked, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 40%.]

Character Change Effect

Speed Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, other unit's Agility, Accuracy, & Evasion UP (3 turns).
When switching places with a front-guard unit, inherits part of other unit's Agility, Accuracy, & Evasion buffs (3 turns).

Upgrade Costs

Rank Coins Materials
0 -> 1 1000
1 -> 2 2,000
2 -> 3 5,000
3 -> 4 10,000
4 -> 5 15,000

Character Analysis

The crow tengu Aya Shameimaru takes pride for being the resident reporter in Gensokyo for any incident, youkai, or other event of interest. Despite stating that she only reports the truth, she isn’t shy of adding blatant lies to her reports for the sake of a good scoop for her Bunbunmaru Newspaper. Danmaku photos make for the perfect spice of an article, which is all Aya needs to make her move. With a camera and a speed that safely puts Aya up there as the quickest of Gensokyo, many youkai fear becoming a part of one of her “scoops.” In LostWord, Aya utilizes her speed and wind manipulation to fight on your behalf as a B tier Friend.

While a solo targeting Last Word already decreases Aya’s farming capabilities, she buffs it up enough to still be a decent option. Both her Last Word, Shutter Chance Izuna Drop, and third skill, Tengu Rain of Stones, will increase her Yang ATK and Agility levels to deal more damage. As a reminder, Slicing bullets increase damage with a higher Agility stat. Just be aware of enemies who would resist the Wood element, as a majority of her bullets would fall under that category.

Aya can assist a fair bit in more challenging fights as well. All of her spell cards provide 3 Wood breaks at 2 Spirit Power, with 1/2/3 breaks at 0/1/2 Spirit Power from her normal Spell Cards and 1/1/3 at 0/1/2 Spirit Power with her Last Word. She can even give 1 Wood break from her Focus shot if she didn’t provide enough Wood element bullets already. Both of her spell cards come with notable extra effects. Whirl Sign: Maple Leaf Fan contains Sure-Hit bullets on her 1 and 2 Spirit Power Wood bullets, meaning these 2 Wood breaks will always be successful no matter the accuracy or evasion. Extra utility comes from her other spell card, Illusionary Dominance, by decreasing all of the opponents’ Evasion levels so the rest of her team can get their hits in. Just be aware that Aya will need to choose between Breaks or setting up for a higher damaging Last Word, due to the low turn counts of her buffs forcing her to pick either Spirit Power or buffs on her Story Cards.

Not much else stands out for the tengu reporter, unfortunately. Her Character Ability of immunity to Burn and Poison prevents the Yin/Yang ATK and DEF debuffs that those anomalies include, but definitely will not be relevant that often. Her second skill, Tengu Gale, is special in that it only has a 1 Turn Cooldown at the max level, but only provides one level of Agility. Outside of decreasing the Evasion of all enemies, Aya provides no other helpful buffs to the party.

Everything sums up to make Aya a nice Solo nuke with some additional minor benefits. She can use her wind for some nice Wood breaks and speed by to slow the enemies down, but not much else beyond that. 

Here are the scaling for Aya’s Slicing bullets:
Shutter Chance Izuna Drop: 50%/50%/55%/60%/60%/70%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Aya needs to choose between either focusing on Breaks, or focusing on damage. More Spirit Power in order to have access to more Wood breaks is always beneficial. Whirl Sign: Maple Leaf Fan has decent accuracy and Sure-Hit bullets to not need an Accuracy buff, same with Illusionary Dominance’s Evasion debuff on opponents. For raising her damage, look to a mix of Yang ATK UP and Agility UP, to preserve the buffs from her skills.  Looking into cards that buff Yang ATK or have Yang ATK stat sticks will help contribute to her Last Word.

Last Word

For farming purposes, increasing Aya’s accuracy to ensure that every bullet of her Last Word will connect is important, as she lacks a way to buff her own Accuracy. Otherwise, further Yang ATK boosts can be looked into to maximize her damage output. Lastly, Thunder Beat will provide her with both Wood and Energy DMG up, if you can already provide her with ATK UP elsewhere. 

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Granting more Yang ATK and Agility to make her Last Word’s bullets hit even harder, Tengu Rain of Stones should definitely be prioritized over her other skills. Do note that the 2 levels of Agility are guaranteed upon level 5 of the skill, and 3 levels of Yang ATK are ensured at max level 10. Otherwise, Tengu Gale already provides 1 level of Agility no matter the skill’s level, so the only benefit would be a faster Cooldown. Evasion is nothing impressive, which applies to why Tengu Knockdown is the last to be recommended here.

Character Strengths

+Decent Turn 1 Solo targeting Last Word 

+Above average access to Wood breaks on all of her spell cards; Solo/All access to 1/2/3 Wood breaks at 0/1/2 Spirit Power for her 1st and 2nd cards

+Evasion debuff on all enemies

Character Weaknesses

-Little party utility outside of debuffing enemies; can only buff herself

-Lacking in powerful skills outside of Yang Atk/Agility buff

-Low turn count on buffs forces her to choose between Breaks or more damage