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Byakuren Hijiri (Fantastic)

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Sealed Great Magician (Fantastic)

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
1225
Yang ATK
1075
Yang DEF
1025
Yin ATK
1750
Yin DEF
825

Races

Element Type Chart

Lenticular Cloud
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Lenticular Cloud (a Touhou LW original) refers to a lens or saucer-shaped cloud formed by moist air flowing up a mountain. This is an apt temperament for a youkai monk who hid away from the world. Byakuren is endowed with Fire Phase, with her passion in preaching for human-youkai equality, and Sun Essence, as she respects the dharma.

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

The Spread Shot of Byakuren Hijiri from the world with a mysterious flying treasure ship (a Touhou LW original). The light of this attack heralds the rebirth of the great magician. This dark light is truly magical in how it contrasts with the sun of Makai, which illuminates Hokkai. Byakuren is a monk who sides with youkai and gave up her own humanity to become a youkai... Only by embracing the philosophy that humans and youkai are equal can her duality be free from contradiction.
All
Resurrecting Light - Midnight
x10 Yin
All
Resurrecting Light - Dawn
x2 Yin 1
All
Resurrecting Light - Daybreak
x1 Yin 2
All
Resurrecting Light - Sunrise
x1 Yang 2
All
Resurrecting Light - Early Morning
x1 Yang 2
All
Resurrecting Light - Morning
x1 Yin 3
The Focus Shot of Byakuren Hijiri from the world with a mysterious flying treasure ship (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by chanting her own name as a superhuman. The halo that appears behind her blatantly shows that she has received the blessing of a divine being. This light could even be from the Buddha, considering how bright it is... Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that she is an ally to humans. How terrifying.
All
Life Recitation - Youth
x9 Yin
All
Life Recitation - Loss
x1 Yang 1
All
Life Recitation - Fear
x1 Yin 2
All
Life Recitation - First Magic
x1 Yin 3
All
Life Recitation - Persecution
x1 Yang 3
All
Life Recitation - Seal
x1 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Byakuren Hijiri from the world with a mysterious flying treasure ship. This attack is reminiscent of a certain demonic god. Apparently, there is a god that created Makai who resides within Makai. Perhaps Byakuren learned this attack from that Makai god... But where did this information come from in the first place?
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Light of Makai
x20 Yin
Solo
Starlight of Makai
x4 Yin 1
Solo
Nightlight of Makai
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Moonlight of Makai
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Sunlight of Makai
x3 Yin 3
Solo
Daylight of Makai
x2 Yin 3
A Spell Card of Byakuren Hijiri from the world with a mysterious flying treasure ship. She attacks by moving at super high speed with her astounding physical prowess. She is so fast that Byakuren reaches her target before the light of her trail. This ability is overwhelmingly powerful even compared to normal youkai magicians. She truly is a being that transcends humanity, worthy of being called a superhuman.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Inflicts 1 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to self (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Superhuman Speed
x18 Yin
All
Sorcerer Speed
x4 Yin 1
All
Magician Speed
x4 Yin 2
All
Demonic Chief Priest Speed
x4 Yin 2
All
Great Acharya Speed
x4 Yin 3
All
Great Magician Speed
x4 Yin 3
The Last Word of Byakuren Hijiri from the world with a mysterious flying treasure ship (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by unleashing all the light of dharma that she possesses. It is assumed that the light of dharma collected by her Sorcerer's Sutra Scroll is released in the form of lasers and other types of bullets.

Mantras are secret incantations that represent the truth. In terms of magic, they are the words that make up the world, kind of like a programming language. The more accurately a mantra is chanted, the more energy is generated. It is truly a weaponized archaic smile that simultaneously bestows salvation and ruin. Perhaps this attack evolved into her Last Word of the future, Angirasa Veda.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Yin DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Mantra of Vairocana
x20 Yin
All
Mantra of Ratnasambhava
x4 Yin 1
All
Mantra of Suryaprabha
x4 Yin 2
All
Mantra of Alavaka
x4 Yin 3
All
Mantra of Agni
x4 Yin 3
All
Mantra of Surya
x4 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of using magic (specializing in increasing physical ability)
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The ability of Byakuren Hijiri from the world with a mysterious flying treasure ship. It is thought to be fundamentally the same as our version of Byakuren's ability. The youkai monk, Byakuren Hijiri, has long been sealed away in an area of Makai called Hokkai (also known as dharmadhatu or the realm of truth). After her seal was removed, she was supposed to set up Myouren Temple near the Human Village in Gensokyo, but this Byakuren hasn't done that yet. Our Byakuren was not initially hostile toward Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, and Sanae Kochiya, who helped bring her back. In fact, she was friendly and grateful that they broke the seal that bound her. However, when she spoke to them, she realized that humans are still as foolish as ever and her attitude changed to exasperated fury. Byakuren's memories are haunted by humans who detest and exterminate youkai out of fear, so seeing that they are still the same awoke a feeling of anger and terror within her. Her fury is eventually quelled, and she has a change of heart after her battle of bullets with Reimu and the others... But it seems this has not yet happened to the Byakuren of this world, as she is still continuing her long, drawn-out fight. There are many mysteries surrounding what kind of state Byakuren was in when she was sealed away. However, the Byakuren of this world seems to have lived a decent enough life in the remote region of Makai, even though she was sealed there. Hokkai is a place shrouded in dense miasma and is said to be a rural region of Makai. But that did not stop her from setting up a home and continuing her training while waiting for the day when she would eventually be free. It is quite likely that some denizens of Makai and the Makai god participated in her training. This was when she created her Sorcerer's Sutra Scroll magic item, and it can be assumed that Byakuren's body was slowly and steadily replaced with materials from Makai. She truly is a great magician.
For every layer of Barrier Status: Burn, Yang ATK, Yin ATK, CRIT ATK, CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP.
DMG to effective elements 20% UP.

Character Skills

CD 4
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to self (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The sun rises on the night of Makai, filling the world of dharma with light. A resounding beat beckons you to where Hijiri resides.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Burn
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Burn
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 4
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Adds 1 layer(s) to own Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Byakuren used magic and sheltered youkai. From the perspective of humans, Byakuren is a youkai herself.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.7 0.7 0.75 0.8 0.9 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Adds Layer to Barrier
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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4
Party's CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A magic item crafted by Byakuren's own two hands. It is a sentient tool made with materials from Makai.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Grants Charge to Self
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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Body-Strengthening Magic
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 0.35 UP. [Success rate 80%.]
Mindfulness
After being attacked, own Accuracy 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 70%.]
Youkai Monk
When wave starts, target's Yin DEF 1 level DOWN (3 turns). [Success rate 40%.]

Character Change Effect

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

A12 Byakuren Hijiri was released on April 7th, 2022 in Festival: Fantastic Youkai Monk.

Even if they look human, magicians who delve too deep into the magical arts become youkai, which is the road that Byakuren Hijiri found herself going down. As a youkai herself, she decided to put up an act of exterminating youkai while secretly protecting them to protect her own longevity. She eventually began to value youkai as a whole, recruiting the likes of Ichirin Kumoi and Minamitsu Murasa to her Buddhist temple and appointing Shou Toramaru to serve under the god the temple worshiped, Bishamonten. Unfortunately, her plight to save youkai was eventually found out, leading to Byakuren being sealed in Makai for all eternity. Or at least, the eternity until someone was able to set her free from her chains, allowing her to protect youkai once more and (more importantly) be an S-Tier Friend.

Farming-wise, Byakuren is nothing short of…well, fantastic. While it is a backloaded (1-1-3) attack, her Last Word, Mantra of Truth, is a pretty destructive All-target, 6/6 Sun, Yin nuke. While her Killer bullets are pretty limited, the best likely being Human, and there is Slice scaling on only its second and third lines, its damage potential is definitely better than her original form. If that wasn’t enough, she can increase her Yin ATK by 1 level (3T) upon use of her first and second lines of her Focus shot, Name-Reciting Chant, just in case you need an extra boost. Combining the 2 levels of Yin ATK UP (1T) she gives to herself and 2 levels of Yin DEF DOWN (1T) she gives to all opponents before using Mantra of Truth with the buffs from her other spells and skills, Byakuren will definitely serve well in the field of farming.
Solo Story Card Farms: 3-3-3, 3-6-3, 3-11-1, Hifuu Code E9, and a future story card stage.

Instead of focusing on defense like her L1 form, A12 Byakuren has decided to go all-out on the offensive. She can easily find herself at 10 levels of Yin ATK UP if set up properly. Considering the previously mentioned Yin ATK buffs: she gets 2 levels (3T) from her first spell, Great Magic: Devil’s Recitation, and her character ability gives herself Yin and Yang ATK UP along with CRIT ATK and Accuracy UP for each layer of Burn she has, which she can give herself 2 (3T) from her first skill, Fires of Hokkai, along with 1 (2T) from her second spell, Superhuman: Byakuren Hijiri, with an 80% chance for an extra Burn anomaly. She also can buff everyone’s CRIT ATK further by 2 levels (2T) with her third skill, Sorcerer’s Sutra Scroll, alongside everyone’s Accuracy by 2 levels (2T). While this also gives her Charge, which might get in the way if you wanted to apply her Yin DEF debuff from her Last Word early on, Charge is a better support for attackers and this skill is Byakuren’s primary team support.

Even if her support is lacking, Byakuren still has tricks up her sleeve like any good magician. Fires of Hokkai inflicts every target with 2 layers of Burn (3T) as an additional Yin debuff on all foes. Afterwards, both Mantra of Truth and Name-Reciting Chant can break these anomalies, with Mantra of Truth doing so at 3P and Name-Reciting Chant at 2P, which is rather impressive for a normal shot. Even if these are rather costly, Byakuren is able to restore Spirit Power herself rather quickly, gaining 1.00 Spirit P on both Superhuman: Byakuren Hijiri and Persecuted Heresy. On top of that, Persecuted Heresy restores her own Barrier by 1 layer, which is pretty insane for a skill that only needs 4 turns to cooldown.

Additionally, it is not like Byakuren is lacking in the breaking department as a whole. She has Sun element breaking locked down, not only due to the 6/6 Sun on Mantra of Truth, but her 0P Sun on Name-Reciting Chant means she can spam Sun breaks rather well, especially due to its All-attacking nature. Great Magic: Devil’s Recitation is a bit more unique with 2 Star at 1P, 2 Moon at 2P, and 2 Sun at 3P, but this is still good coverage on the side. Finally, even though Superhuman: Byakuren Hijiri has no elements on it, this does give Byakuren a solid, No-element offensive option to avoid enemies elementally resisting her bullets.

Overall, Byakuren is a very solid offensive magician, proving why she is on top of the other L1 magicians. Unfortunately, she is rather focused on the damage-side of things with little team utility and can still struggle a slight bit from the backloaded nature of her kit. Still, her various breaking and adaptable offense along with her nuking potential puts her on top of the Friends only focused on nuking as she proves herself to be a true Buddhist and peacekeeper.

The Slice Scaling and Secondary Effects for Byakuren’s attacks are as follows:

Resurrecting Light of Dharma:
Self-Agility UP: 100%/0%/0%/0%/0%/0%
Slice: 0%/30%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Name-Reciting Chant
Self-Yin ATK UP: 100%/100%/0%/0%/0%/0%
Slice: 0%/0%/0%/30%/0%/0%

Great Magic: Devil’s Recitation:
Target-CRIT DEF DOWN: 0%/30%/40%/0%/0%/0%
Target-CRIT Evasion DOWN: 0%/0%/0%/40%/0%/0%
Slice: 20%/0%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Superhuman: Byakuren Hijiri:
Self-Agility UP: 100%/100%/100%/0%0%0%

Mantra of Truth:
Slice: 0%/70%/80%/0%/0%/0%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Because Byakuren has more than enough ways to get herself to 10 levels of Yin ATK UP, it is very unnecessary to put Yin ATK UP on her cards. Instead, go for Spirit Power boosts to assist her backloaded kit. The Witch of Scarlet Dreams is the best for this, as it provides the always reliable 2.00 Spirit Power UP and Dancer in the Puddle works great as an alternative since it provides 1.75 Spirit Power UP. Midnight Tea is in a situation where it can be both as a Yin ATK stat stick and a 1.50 Spirit Power UP card. If you are lacking these options, just go for Yin ATK stat sticks.

Last Word

All of Byakuren’s bullets on her Last Word are Laser, making Occult Circle’s 35% Laser Bullet power UP a flat buff to all of her bullets. It’s the downright best story card for increasing damage, even if the stat sticks do not matter as much. Since every bullet is also of the Sun element, Mega Flare is a decent substitute if you do not have the better option. On the other hand, Anniversary at the SDM gives a staggering 3 levels of Yin DEF DOWN while still buffing Laser Bullet damage by 25%, making it the best for single-target elimination if you obtained this rare card.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

All of Byakuren’s skills are very helpful, so leveling them up will be based on what you require the most. Fires of Hokkai will provide the most, as doubling the Burn anomalies given out both increases Byakuren’s self-buffs as well as the debuffs and anomaly breaks on opponents. From there Sorcerer’s Sutra Scroll doubles the given CRIT ATK and Accuracy buffs, helping out Byakuren herself as well as the rest of the team. Persecuted Heresy appears to give the least in return, as it only increases the Spirit Power gained from 0.50 to 1.00, but it is still very helpful in doing 2P attacks turn 1 or other Spirit Power-based strategies.

Character Strengths

+ 0P All-target Sun Focus Shot
+ 6/6 Sun on All-target Last Word with great damage potential
+ Good amount of Spirit Power restoration on spell 2 and skill 2
+ Spammable Burn anomalies on skill 1 can be broken with 2P Focus shot

Character Weaknesses

- Backloaded LW; though slightly mitigated by Spirit Power restoration
- Little team utility outside of Accuracy support and Yin DEF debuffs
- Here for damage and not much else