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Byakuren Hijiri

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Fes
Sealed Great Magician

Stats

Health
7150
Agility
1000
Yang ATK
1170
Yang DEF
1130
Yin ATK
750
Yin DEF
1420

Races

Element Type Chart

Kasagumo
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Kasagumo (a Touhou LW original) refers to clouds shaped like conical bamboo hats that form at the peaks of tall mountains. This temperament is a good representation of Byakuren, who was sealed in Makai by humans. Byakuren is endowed with Fire Phase, from her burning devotion, and Sun Essence, from the way she disciplines herself and others in the name of Buddha.

The formless and passionate Fire Phase resists Wood Phase, because wood feeds fire, but it is weak to Water Phase, because water dampens fire.

The alluring and arrogant Sun Essence resists the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence, but it is weak to the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence.
sun_neutral
Sun
moon_strong
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_strong
Water
wood_weak
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

1024011
Solo Enforce x6 Yin
Solo Body Enhancement x2 Yang 1
Solo Auto Chanting x2 Yin 2
Solo Demonic Arts x3 Yang 3
Solo Auto Chanting x3 Yin 3
Solo Demonic Arts x3 Yang 3
[Attack] Absorb Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Body Bullet.
Info
Byakuren Hijiri's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She uses an incantation to momentarily increase the strength of her body and then attacks her opponent. The mysterious sutra scroll she often carries was one she created herself with materials from Makai and is said to have the characteristics of a creature from Makai.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 3.43 75% 5%
2 4.11 75% 5%
3 4.8 75% 5%
4 3.66 75% 5%
5 4.11 75% 5%
6 4.57 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. Recovers HP when attack hits target.
2 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
6 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 118
5 122
1024012
Solo Vortex Light x3 Yang
Solo Mandala Light x1 Yin 1
Solo Star Light x1 Yang 2
Solo Mandala Light x2 Yin 3
Solo Star Light x2 Yang 3
Solo Mandala Light x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Focus UP Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Star Energy Bullet.
Info
Byakuren Hijiri's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She summons a vortex of stars and uses it to attack her target. The universe is a mandala, a world of perfect order woven together by the Buddha. This is just a tiny part of it.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 11.43 75% 5%
2 13.71 75% 5%
3 16 75% 5%
4 9.14 75% 5%
5 10.29 75% 5%
6 11.43 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. May raise own Focus by 1 level.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
3 Yang/Star Energy Bullet.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
5 Yang/Star Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/Star Energy Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 112
3 118
4 124
5 130

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
1024a
Solo Sun Goddess Syncretism Laser x12 Yang
Solo Light of Wisdom x2 Yang 1
Solo Sun Goddess Syncretism Laser x2 Yang 2
Solo Light of Wisdom x2 Yang 2
Solo Sun Goddess Syncretism Laser x1 Yang 3
Solo Light of Wisdom x1 Yang 3
Heaven Sign: Brilliance of Mahavairocana
[Pre-Attack] Own Focus UP/Own Yang DEF UP.
[Attack] Slice Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Sun Slice Laser Bullet.
Bullet Info
Byakuren Hijiri's Spell Card. This bullet hell attack recreates the radiance of Mahavairocana. Mahavairocana is the name of a celestial buddha that was once syncretized with Amaterasu, the Japanese goddess of the sun. To put it in more modern terms, you could also say that the Mahavairocana was cosplaying as Amaterasu...
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.4 75% 5%
2 13.17 75% 5%
3 14.26 75% 5%
4 15.36 75% 5%
5 32.91 75% 5%
6 35.11 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
3 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
4 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
5 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
6 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 113
4 119
5 126
Own Focus 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Yang DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
1024b
Solo Shigisan Engi Charm x7 Yin
Solo Begging Monk x2 Yin 1
Solo Begging Monk x2 Yin 2
Solo Shigisan Engi Charm x2 Yin 3
Solo Shigisan Engi Charm x2 Yin 3
Solo Shigisan Engi Charm x2 Yin 3
Flying Bowl: Legendary Flying Saucer
[Pre-Attack] Own Focus UP.
[Attack] Ofuda Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Absorb Ofuda Bullet.
Bullet Info
Byakuren Hijiri's Spell Card. An ofuda bullet attack that resembles a UFO. Apparently, Byakuren's younger brother was famous for his divine power to make bowls fly using houjutsu.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 9.4 75% 5%
2 13.17 75% 5%
3 15.36 75% 5%
4 17.55 75% 5%
5 19.75 75% 5%
6 21.94 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Ofuda Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Ofuda Bullet. Recovers HP when attack hits target.
3 Yin/No-Element Ofuda Bullet. Recovers HP when attack hits target.
4 Yin/No-Element Ofuda Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Ofuda Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Ofuda Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 126
Own Focus 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 60%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 2 2 2
Rate 0 50 0 30 60
Add 0 1 0 1 1
1024c
All Protection Laser x17 Yang
All Exorcism Defense x3 Yang 1
All Full Burst Incantation x3 Yang 2
All Exorcism Defense x2 Yang 2
All Full Burst Incantation x2 Yang 3
All Exorcism Defense x2 Yang 3
Angirasa Veda
[Pre-Attack] Own Spirit Power UP.
[Attack] Slice Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Human-Killer Body Bullet/Absorb Slice Laser Bullet.
Bullet Info
Byakuren Hijiri's Last Word. This barrage of bullets lets out all her protective magic in a burst. The Angirasa Veda refers to an old religious text from a certain country and is said to be filled with incantations specialized in attack. Stories of those on the path of Buddha often speak of fighting to protect others, making this a perfect text for Byakuren.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 7.53 75% 5%
2 14.63 75% 5%
3 15.85 75% 5%
4 25.6 75% 5%
5 27.43 75% 5%
6 29.26 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Effective on humans.
3 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. Recovers HP when attack hits target. More DMG with higher own Agility.
4 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Effective on humans.
5 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. Recovers HP when attack hits target. More DMG with higher own Agility.
6 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Effective on humans.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 128
Own Spirit Power 1 UP [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0

Character Ability

Capable of using magic (specializing in increasing physical ability)
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Byakuren Hijiri's ability as a magician. It can be inferred that her ability is similar to Marisa's and other magicians', but she is no regular magic user. She is powerful enough to be called the Great Magician and her specialization in magic that increases physical ability is unusual as well. In the first place, Byakuren's magic seems closely related to the persecution she received from humans for protecting youkai while on the path of Buddha. It also seems connected to the background that led her to be a magician. She began to fear death after her brother died, so she sought immortality through becoming a magician. This magic has led her off the path of Buddha... Perhaps that is the meaning of her magic. The humans who used to fear her must have felt betrayed by the nun since she was protecting youkai, who are known for attacking humans. It would be very difficult even for a person of Byakuren's character to create a world where humans and youkai can live together harmoniously.
When using Boost, own Agility 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG to effective elements 20% UP.
When using Graze, party's Yang DEF 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Own Focus 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
She chants Buddhist prayers and calms her heart. It makes her very conspicuous though, so everyone ends up looking her way.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Focus Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 50 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
CD 5
Party's Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Info
The huge wingspan of a giant garuda provides protection. Reliable and strangely calming.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 50 80 80
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Own Focus 1 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Party's DMG from Star enemy 25% DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The blessing of the sword-armored defender and avatar of Bishamonten. This religious power is stronger than even the light of the stars.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Focus Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 50
Add 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
Star Damage from Enemy Down
Value 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Character Characteristics

Physical Enhancement
After being attacked, own Yang DEF 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Superhuman Foresight
When attacked, DMG from Body Bullet 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Demon Nun's Spirit
When attacked, DMG from enemy 20% DOWN. [Success rate 50%.]

Character Change Effect

Guard Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, other unit's Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF, & CRIT Evasion UP (3 turns).
When switching places with a front-guard unit, inherits part of other unit's Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF, & CRIT 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

"O', the world of Dharma is filled with light."

Byakuren Hijiri, the chief priest of the Myouren Temple, is a kind woman. With gentle words for human and youkai alike, she preaches the value of co-existence and harmony, as well as the tenants of Buddhism. She packs her gentle words with a clenched fist - unlike the other magicians of Gensokyo, Byakuren prefers self-enhancement magic, which she uses to deliver a physical beatdown to her foes as a D Tier Friend.

For farming, Byakuren's Last Word, whilst All targeting, is heavily backloaded on a character who lacks both ATK UP and Spirit Power UP and as such, the monk is unsuitable for solo farming Lunatic. If you still want to farm with her, you'll likely have to heavily support her with teammates, or simply do it on Hard.

For hard content, Byakuren is somewhat lackluster as well. She simply doesn't have very much going for her - her ability to raise her team's defenses is limited, and her damage is overall very low. However, it's not all bad - she has a average amount of Sun Breaks on her first Spell Card, her access to Focus is average for a tank, and her Spread Shot can allow you to cheese some earlier Tower fights, assuming you have a large amount of time on your hand.

Overall, Byakuren's somewhat lackluster as a unit, but she's not unusable. She's at her best if you need Sun breaks, against fights with enemies lacking in All targeting attacks, or if you simply need to buy time in any particular fight.

Here are the chances for Byakuren's secondary effects, alongside her Slicing scaling (per bullet):
Sorcerer's Sutra Scroll: Recovers HP 15%/0%/0%/0%/0%/0%
Star Vortex: Chance for Focus UP 100%/0%/0%/0%/0%/0%
Heaven Sign: Brilliance of Mahavairocana" Slicing 30%/30%/30%/30%/30%/30%
Flying Bowl: Legendary Flying Saucer Recovers HP 0%/25%/25%/0%/0%/0%
Angirasa Veda Slicing 50%/0%/50%/0%/50%/0%
Recovers HP 0%/0%/25%/0%/25%/0%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Byakuren's first Spell Card should be equipped with Accuracy, to ensure that the Sun breaks land. For her second Spell Card, you can equip her with either Yang ATK Up to bolster her Last Word as much as possible, or Midnight Tea to give her a source of Spirit P gain.

Last Word

For hard fights, Ordinary Magician is Byakuren's best option, as the Yang ATK Up it provides goes a long way towards patching up her damage issues, alongside the Laser DMG up. Her Accuracy issues should be resolved by a teammate or by equipping one of her Spell Cards with a multiple-turn Accuracy UP Story Card.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Garuda's Wings should be prioritized, as it helps Byakuren keep her team alive. Afterwards, Lost in Prayer gives her a solid amount of Focus up, though it only needs to be brought up to level 9 for the full effect. Lastly, Sword-Armored Protection can safely be left at level 1 until you're out of other characters to raise, as it gains little from levels and is rather situational to begin with.

Character Strengths

+ Average amount of Sun on first Spell Card at 0/1/2/3 Breaks for 0/1/2/3 Power
+ Buffs her team's DEF.

Character Weaknesses

- No form of teamwide Barrier recovery or Healing
- Low values on DEF Buffs
- Low damage