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Eternity Larva

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The Butterfly Fairy who Approaches God

Stats

Health
5200
Agility
1150
Yang ATK
695
Yang DEF
900
Yin ATK
1500
Yin DEF
715

Races

Element Type Chart

Butterfly Effect
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The Butterfly Effect refers to the way small changes can have huge implications. This is an apt temperament for Eternity Larva who, despite being merely a fairy, seems to possess something more. She is endowed with Fire Phase, symbolizing summer, and Sun Essence, due to her love of warmer climates.

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

Eternity Larva's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by releasing a foul-smelling odor from the horn-like appendage on her head. It in fact isn't a horn, but an organ that secretes unpleasant odors. This organ possessed by swallowtail butterfly larvae makes them unique among butterflies. It is thought that the larvae use it to intimidate and distract predators, and that the secretion contains a mixture of over fifty chemicals.
Solo
Smell Bullet
x10 Yin
Solo
Intimidation Bullet
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Volatile Secretion Bullet
x2 Yang 1
Solo
Monoterpene Bullet
x1 Yin 2
Solo
Sesquiterpene Bullet
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Short-Chain Oil Acid Bullet
x1 Yin 3
Eternity Larva's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by intimidating her foe with the eye-like patterns on her wings. The exact pattern varies, but the red marks on a swallowtail butterfly's wings are an example of eyespots. Their larvae are also unique in that they develop this pattern once they reach five years old. The eyespots effectively intimidate predators (especially birds) and serve as a decoy for their heads.
Solo
Eye Pattern Bullet
x6 Yin
Solo
Ocular Pattern Bullet
x1 Yin 1
Solo
Mimicry Pattern Bullet
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Intimidation Pattern Bullet
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Decoy Pattern Bullet
x1 Yin 3
Solo
Bull's-Eye Pattern Bullet
x1 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Eternity Larva's Spell Card. She attacks by attaching fine scales to her foe. Butterfly wings are covered in these tiny scales, which are what form their unique patterns. As well as their ability to distract and intimidate predators, the scales are thought to have a number of different functions, such as regulating body temperature by absorbing or releasing heat. They're mainly made of cuticle, which can also be found in animal and human hair.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Agility 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Scale Bullet
x14 Yin
Solo
Vivid Scale Bullet
x4 Yin 1
Solo
Structural Colored Scale Bullet
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Heat-Absorbing Scale Bullet
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Hiding Scale Bullet
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Intimidation Scale Bullet
x4 Yin 3
Eternity Larva's Spell Card. This mesmerizing attack renders her foes unable to distinguish between dreams and reality. Butterflies have long been thought to possess mystical qualities, with Zhuang Zhou's ''Dreams of Being a Butterfly'' being a famous tale based on that subject. Butterflies are spiritual creatures, a symbol of rebirth, and the subject of many songs and stories. Humans have admired the butterfly's beauty throughout history and they're said to be the most collected insect.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Spirit Power 0.75 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Symbol of Dream Bullet
x16 Yin
All
Symbol of Revival Bullet
x4 Yin 1
All
Symbol of Soul Bullet
x4 Yang 2
All
Symbol of Death Bullet
x4 Yang 2
All
Symbol of Beauty Bullet
x4 Yin 3
All
Symbol of Fairy Bullet
x4 Yin 3
Eternity Larva's Last Word. Strong-smelling citrus juice bursts forth in this attack. Citrus trees like the mandarin tree are evergreen, making them symbols of eternal youth and longevity. As a result, the fruit they bear is said to be a spiritual elixir that extends the lives of those who consume it, and is referred to as the ''fruit of ever-fragrant trees.'' According to the ancient chronicles of Japanese mythology, the ever-fragrant trees are found beyond the sea in the promised land of Tokoyo no Kuni. Since Tokoyo no Kuni is known as the land of the dead, the fruit of ever-fragrant trees may have some connection to the Yomotsuhegui, the food of the dead.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Recovers 50% of party's HP. [Additional effect +1 with success rate 0%.]
Adds 1 layer(s) to party's Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Evergreen Bullet
x20 Yin
All
Tachibana Fruit Bullet
x5 Yin 1
All
Tachibana Juice Bullet
x5 Yin 1
All
Eternal Evergreen Bullet
x4 Yin 2
All
Aromatic Evergreen Bullet
x4 Yin 2
All
Tachibana Bullet
x3 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of scattering scales
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Eternity Larva's ability as a swallowtail butterfly fairy. It truly is an ability fit for a butterfly. However, it seems she also has the powerful ability to manipulate lifeforce.

Fairies and lifeforce are fundamentally linked, and it's possible to say that fairies are creatures made of lifeforce. Seeing as they aren't particularly powerful, nor are they especially knowledgeable, they've never been seen as dangerous. That is why it's almost impossible to believe that the miraculous display that Eternity Larva and Clownpiece showed at Hakurei Shrine was accomplished by just two fairies. It's reasonable to assume that this was only possible because Eternity Larva's power is so compatible with Clownpiece's Lunatic Torch, which also draws its power from lifeforce.

Even among fairies, Eternity Larva is mysterious. The secret god Okina Matara, who herself is quite the mystery, suspects Eternity Larva may be one of her rivals, the God of Eternal Night. Whether or not she's right is impossible to say, but it certainly makes one question the link between fairies and gods.

The God of Eternal Night is also known as the god of Tokoyo no Kuni, described as a silkworm-like insect that lives in a citrus tree. It seems plausible that they could be a swallowtail butterfly larva... It may not be possible to dismiss Eternity Larva's claims that she'll ''become the god of the new world'' as rambling induced by midsummer heat and the power of the back door.
When using Boost, party's Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).
When using Graze, party's Yin DEF 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Party's Yin DEF 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yang DEF 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Insects change their form throughout their lives, which drastically changes the way they function to survive.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yang Defense Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
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%.]
Grants Quick to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Even among insects, the butterfly's growth is rapid. Their existence is similar to that of flowers.
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 0.75 0.75 0.85 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
Quick
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 4 4 4 4
CD 6
Adds 1 layer(s) to party's Barrier. [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Party's Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
All living organisms undergo some process of regeneration. Fairies understand this at an instinctual level through first-hand experience.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Adds Layer to Barrier
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 10 10 20 20 20 30 30 40 50
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 10 30 40 40 60 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6

Character Characteristics

Regular Fairy?
When attacked, DMG from fairies 25% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Summer Tradition
When attacked, DMG from Sun Element 25% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Curiosity
After being attacked, own Accuracy 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]

Character Change Effect

Vital Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, recovers other unit's HP.
When switching places with a front-guard unit, recovers front guard's HP.

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

Eternity Larva was released on December 9, 2022 in Prayer “Butterfly of Blue Skies”.

Mere Butterfly or something much greater? With her gentle facade, Eternity Larva seems like nothing more than a simple Butterfly Fairy; the first to be defeated during the Four Seasons incident. Behind the guise of a fairy however, lies something much older, that not even Okina has quite been able to understand. The presence of an ancient god who presides over an everlasting world.

No way that’s true, right?

Whatever her true nature, Eternity takes on the role of a Support-class Friend here in Touhou Lost Word, helping Yin-focused teams excel with various buffs to power their attacks.

As an Offensive Support

  • Buffs team ACC, Yin ATK, and Agility
  • Minor team Spirit P support via Spell Card 2
  • Inflicts Quick on herself via Skill 2 to ensure her Spell Card debuffs go first

As a Defensive Support and Tank

  • Buffs team Yin DEF and Yang DEF
  • Recovers team Barriers through Skill 3 and Last Word
  • Recovers Team HP after Last Word
  • Takes 25% less damage from Fairies and Sun bullets (Hellooo Sunny Milk)

As an Attacker

  • Bullet lines feature Sun and Fire breaks
  • 50% chance of boosting ACC when attacked, or a guaranteed ACC up when using Spread Shot
  • Minor self supply of Spirit P 

Story Card Recommendations

(Card recommendations last updated on December 07, 2022)

Spell Card

You won’t be using Eternity for very much outside of Fire and Sun breaks. With that in mind, The Witch of Scarlet Dreams will keep her Spirit P levels healthy so you can keep firing on full cylinders. If you’re looking to deal damage with her for any reason, Mysterious Sword Master boosts her first Spell Card by 50%, while Stand-In Shrine Maiden boosts her second Spell Card by 50% and increases her Crit ACC, while serving as a Yin ATK stick.

Last Word

With her Last Word consisting solely of Liquid, players can go with either Resort Stars or Frozen-Over Gensokyo to boost her output. For the well equipped, Beach Sanshoku Geidontei also has the additional benefit of reducing enemy Yang DEF, should you happen to have any Yang attackers handy.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Players will want to go with Eternity’s bread and butter Skill 3, Life Regeneration to get everyone’s Accuracy up to suitable levels while throwing in some Barrier support. Skill 2, Rapid Growth can come next to help her hit 2 Spirit P immediately to lay down Sun and Fire breaks. Skill 1, True Metamorphosis completes the defensive array with Yin and Yang DEF buffs that also enable Heavy hitters.

Character Strengths

Supports Yin teams via buffs

Eternity keeps her team running via buffs to ACC and Yin ATK. She also buffs Agility as well as Yin and Yang DEF to help with Slicing and Heavy bullets.

Defensive options keep teams going strong

Eternity can recover both Barriers and HP for her teammates, keeping them going through long firefights.

Character Weaknesses

Zero Anomaly Interactions

Where most modern characters can manipulate Anomalies in some way through buffs or breaks, Eternity stands out like a sore thumb with no interactions with Anomalies whatsoever. Her simple nature means you’ll be sticking to your bread and butter when it comes to her.

Lacks offensive power

Element breaks aside, Eternity doesn't contribute very much in the way of damage, due to her lack of notable Killers and Crit enhancements.