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Hatate Himekaidou

104501FX
Modern-Day Thoughtography Reporter

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
1300
Yang ATK
1100
Yang DEF
950
Yin ATK
1200
Yin DEF
900

Races

Element Type Chart

Hayate
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Hayate (a Touhou LW original) refers to a sudden gust of wind. This is a fitting temperament for Hatate, who is a crow tengu and a newspaper journalist. Hatate is endowed with Wood Phase, as a tengu, and Star Essence, with her whimsical and insatiably curious nature.

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 diverse and uncooperative Star Essence resists the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence, but it is weak to the charming and arrogant Sun Essence.
sun_strong
Sun
moon_weak
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_strong
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_neutral
Star

Character Shots

1045011
All Thoughtography x5 Yin
All Super Thoughtography x2 Yang 1
All Spirit Thoughtography x2 Yin 2
All Wide-Angle Thoughtography x2 Yang 3
All Paranormal Thoughtography x2 Yang 3
All Ultra Wide-Angle Thoughtography x2 Yang 3
[Attack] Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Own Agility UP Bullet/Soul-Killer Bullet/Target's Agility DOWN Bullet/Wood Target's Agility DOWN Bullet.
Info
Hatate Himekaidou's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW orginal). This is an attack that utilizes thoughtography over a vast area. While the myth that photographs steal souls is generally not believed anymore, this thoughtography attack can clear bullets which causes damage to her targets.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 2.62 80% 3%
2 2.33 90% 3%
3 2.72 90% 3%
4 3.11 90% 3%
5 3.5 90% 3%
6 3.88 90% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
3 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences.
4 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
5 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences.
6 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
Level Power Rate
1 105
2 109
3 114
4 119
5 123
1045012
Solo Search x5 Yang
Solo High-Speed Search x2 Yin 1
Solo Random Search x2 Yang 2
Solo Recommended Search x2 Yin 3
Solo Automatic Search x2 Yin 3
Solo Deep Learning Search x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Target's Evasion DOWN Bullet/Wood Kappa & Tengu-Killer Bullet.
Info
Hatate Himekaidou's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by taking a picture of her target, which automatically pastes onto a background photo stored in her camera. The kappa newly innovated this feature for Hatate's camera. It is probably something similar to face recognition or machine learning...
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.17 85% 3%
2 5.52 95% 3%
3 6.44 95% 3%
4 7.36 95% 3%
5 8.28 95% 3%
6 9.2 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. May lower target's Evasion by 1 level.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. May lower target's Evasion by 1 level.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. Effective against kappa & tengu.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 113
3 119
4 125
5 132

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
1045a
All Continuous Shooting x8 Yin
All Successive Spectacular Shots x2 Yang 1
All Snapshot x2 Yin 2
All Hurried Snapshot x2 Yin 2
All Auto Continuous Shooting x2 Yang 3
All Burst Shooting x2 Yang 3
Continuous Shooting: Rapid Shot
[Pre-Attack] Own Accuracy UP.
[Attack] Wood Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Own Agility UP Bullet/Wood Soul-Killer Bullet/Wood Slice Soul-Killer Bullet/Slice Bullet.
Bullet Info
Hatate Himekaidou's Spell Card. She attacks using the continuous shooting mode on her camera. Is this an expression of her zeal to never miss a potential scoop? No, it seems that she is just holding the shutter button down out of laziness. However, this kappa-engineered camera is so well made that it still manages to produce high-quality photographs.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.12 80% 3%
2 7.89 85% 3%
3 8.08 90% 3%
4 8.7 90% 3%
5 8.83 95% 3%
6 9.42 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. May lower target's Agility by 1 level.
3 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences.
4 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against soul-like presences.
5 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
6 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 127
Own Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 2 2 3
Rate 0 50 0 50 0
Add 0 1 0 1 0
1045b
Solo Remote Perspective x7 Yin
Solo Remote Photography x2 Yang 1
Solo Continuous Thoughtography x2 Yin 2
Solo Power Thoughtography x2 Yin 2
Solo Extreme Distance Photography x2 Yang 3
Solo Full Power Thoughtography x2 Yang 3
Photography: Secluded Paparazzi
[Attack] Wood Sharp Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Kappa & Tengu-Killer Bullet/Wood Kappa & Tengu-Killer Bullet/Own Yin ATK UP Bullet/Wood Tengu-Killer Bullet.
[Post-Attack] Own Focus DOWN.
Bullet Info
Hatate Himekaidou's Spell Card. She uses her thoughtography to take all sorts of photos from afar. It is even possible for Hatate to take a spectacular photograph from the comfort of her own home. However, it is not as if Hatate never goes outside, so this Spell Card is probably just an expression of her laziness.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 10.49 80% 3%
2 11.84 85% 3%
3 12.12 90% 3%
4 13.05 90% 3%
5 13.24 95% 3%
6 14.13 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Wood Sharp Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Sharp Bullet. Effective against kappa & tengu.
3 Yin/Wood Sharp Bullet. Effective against kappa & tengu.
4 Yin/No-Element Sharp Bullet. May raise own Yin ATK by 1 level.
5 Yang/Wood Sharp Bullet. Effective against tengu.
6 Yang/No-Element Sharp Bullet. May raise own Yin ATK by 1 level.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 127
Own Focus 2 level(s) DOWN (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
1045c
All Cyan Qualia x18 Yin
All Black Qualia x5 Yin 1
All Film x5 Yin 1
All Self Portrait x5 Yin 2
All Magenta Qualia x5 Yin 3
All Yellow Qualia x5 Yin 3
Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment
[Pre-Attack] All targets' Evasion DOWN/Party's Agility UP.
[Attack] Wood Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Slice Soul-Killer Bullet/Slice Bullet/Wood Slice Bullet/Wood Slice Soul-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Hatate Himekaidou's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). This attack delves into the relationship between the physical and the phenomenal. If all photos can be replicated with thoughtography, then perhaps the "imaginary world" where these thoughtography photos come from is the same as the "real world"... While this theory may be dubious, it does make one think twice about what truly constitutes reality.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 7.77 80% 3%
2 7.89 85% 3%
3 7.89 85% 3%
4 7.46 90% 3%
5 7.06 95% 3%
6 7.06 95% 3%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against soul-like presences.
3 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against soul-like presences.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
5 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
6 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against soul-like presences.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129
All targets' Evasion 2 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Power 0 1 2 3
Value 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 0
Party's Agility 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Power 0 1 2 3
Value 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 0

Character Ability

Capable of thoughtography
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Hatate Himekaidou uses this ability for journalisim. Thoughtograpy is a type of supernatural power that makes it possible to burn an image held in one's mind onto a surface. On the occasions where Hatate actually goes out searching for a scoop, she looks at the scene she wants a picture of and then envisions it in her mind, which she subsequently imprints onto film. This seems like a rather roundabout way to do things, but perhaps it is because her thoughtography ability only works with the special kappa-engineered camera she uses. Tengu are well known for having all sorts of supernatural powers, so perhaps this ability is not so unusual for Hatate to have.
Immune to Barrier Status: Blind. When attacked with Blind, Spirit Power 0.20 UP.
When using Graze, own Agility 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Party's Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin DEF 4 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Look at this photo. Can you see the mysterious orb of light?
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 50 80 0 30 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Defense Level Down
Value 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
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 4 4
CD 3
Own Spirit Power 0.5 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Evasion 5 level(s) DOWN (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Hey, take a look at this photo! The living beings are emitting a mysterious light.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.4 0.5
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 50 80 0 30 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Evasion Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5
Rate 0 20 50 80 20 50 80 20 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
CD 4
Own Agility 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin ATK 4 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang ATK 5 level(s) DOWN (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
This photo is fantastic! It shows the side of the moon that can't be seen from Earth.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Agility Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 50 80 0 30 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Attack Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4
Rate 0 20 50 80 0 30 50 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Yang Attack Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5
Rate 0 20 50 80 20 50 80 20 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4

Character Characteristics

Silent Shutter
After being attacked, own Focus 1 level DOWN (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Built-In Motor Drive
After being attacked, own Agility 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 40%.]
Autofocus
After being attacked, own Yin 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

A fellow crow tengu in the field of reporting, Hatate Himekaidou attempts to rival Aya Shameimaru’s Bunbunmaru Newspaper with the Kakashi Spirit News. It may be difficult to rival’s Aya’s speed to release news before her, but Hatate’s cell-phone-like camera offers a special alternative: thoughtography. Instead of having to capture incidents in the moment, she can think of distant happenings from inside her own room only to gather the pictures from afar. Of course, Aya usually gets her own papers out beforehand, but at least this purple crow has one method of keeping up. Fortunately, she can also take a break from reporting inside of her house to help in battles as a B Tier Friend.

Hatate brings a decently damaging All-target Last Word, Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment, for farming purposes. It is important to note how based on how many boosts are performed before the attack, the further enemies’ Evasion will decrease and all allies’ Agility will increase. Specifically, both will only be done by 1 level at 0 boosts and will be guaranteed to increase to 2 levels at 3 boosts. This can be troublesome to ensure by herself, as the only method she has of boosting her own Spirit Power is from Skill 2, Kirlian Photography, by only 0.5 or a very situational character ability. Farming is certainly possible with her, but will likely require multiple turns for consistent success.

On the topic of consistency, Hatate provides herself and the rest of the team numerous Accuracy buffs in more difficult fights. Her first skill, Backscatter, will grant the entire team 3 levels of Accuracy UP, even if it costs herself 4 levels of Yin DEF DOWN. If a hard-hitting Friend has Accuracy issues and does not have access to an Accuracy UP story card, Hatate is a perfect ally to back them up. This can also be combined with the Evasion down from Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment as well as a further 3 levels of Accuracy UP from her first spell, Continuous Shooting: Rapid Shot and 3 more from Kirlian Photography

Hatate’s other significant buffs are for Agility, which is rather fitting for a Speed type character. The combined effects of Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment (2 levels UP at 3 boost), her third skill, Moon (Far Side Photo) (3 levels UP), and Grazing (1 level UP for each Graze for 3 levels total) adds up to 8 levels of Agility UP total, 2 of which can be given to allies as well. She only has Slicing scaling for Continuous Shooting: Rapid Shot after boosting twice and Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment, but the large amount of self-Agility buffs still makes her damage effective.

Just like the art of thoughtography, however, Hatate faces some drawbacks in the long run. First, every skill comes with some form of downside, from less significant like 5 levels of Yang ATK DOWN from Moon (Far Side Photo) (as most of her kit is Yin-focused) to the 4 levels of Yin DEF DOWN and 5 levels of Evasion DOWN that can easily threaten her survivability. The 3 levels of Focus DOWN from her second spell, Photography: Secluded Paparazzi, can potentially lower the damage she has to worry about, but the threat is always present. Additionally, while the great amount of Accuracy buffs are appreciated, other units who can provide these buffs themselves will not find much help in Hatate’s additional levels.

This does not stop Hatate from being helpful in removing the concern of attacks connecting for other Friends while being a quick-witted attacker herself. While her speed might not compare to her other crow tengu colleague, it is fast enough to make a good difference.

The Slicing scaling for Hatate’s spells are as follows:

Continuous Shooting: Rapid Shot: 0%/0%/0%/20%/30%/30%

Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment: 0%/30%/35%/40%/45%/50%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Hatate’s Last Word requires 3 Spirit Power to achieve the guaranteed 2 levels of Evasion DOWN and Agility UP, meaning Spirit Power UP cards such as Witch of Scarlet Dreams become more necessary. Otherwise, since she buffs her own Agility by 8 levels, increasing her own damage with Yin ATK UP or Yin ATK or Agility stat sticks are more ideal. Unless you really want to get to the maximum 10 levels for some reason.

Last Word

Protection of Cerpinus includes several buffs related to her Last Word, including Energy bullet power UP, Wood power UP, and 2 additional levels to Agility along with a stat stick. If unavailable, anything related to Wood power UP or Energy bullet power UP also works, such as Thunder Beat.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

The ordering of leveling Hatate’s skills can depend on what is needed from her the most, but Moon (Far Side Photo) will focus on buffing the Yin and Slicing bullets of her Last Word the most and will benefit herself the most. Secondly, Backscatter’s ability to increase the party’s Accuracy by 3 levels is more likely to help other Friends over only buffing her own Accuracy in Kirlian Photography. The Spirit Power increase from that skill is rather low as well, so that can be prioritized last.

Character Strengths

Character Strengths
+Up to 3 levels of party Accuracy support, as well as 2 levels of Evasion DOWN on all foes
+8 levels of Agility UP works well with Slicing scaling on Last Word

Character Weaknesses

Character Weaknesses
-Mediocre, Wood-only breaks
-Rather selfish offensive buffer
-Accuracy support is unnecessary for units who can self-support themselves