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Hecatia Lapislazuli (Tropical Goddess)

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Tropical Goddess

Stats

Health
6500
Agility
1020
Yang ATK
1930
Yang DEF
1150
Yin ATK
1400
Yin DEF
1000

Races

Element Type Chart

Kaitei Kazan
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Kaitei Kazan (a Touhou LW original) refers to submarine volcanoes. This is an apt temperament for the goddess of Eternal Summer Hell.

The laws of Phases and Essences have been completely discarded, leaving only a slightly troublesome ambition to create a new Hell paradise!

Hecatia is a goddess of Earth! (Strong against Earth Phase.)
A goddess of the moon! (Strong against Moon Essence.)
And a goddess of the Otherworlds! (Strong against Star Essence.)

Did you think this blue Hecatia was just a goddess of Earth? That may be the case with her Spell Cards, but she is actually rather free to be and do whatever she wants. She can even manifest all three of her bodies at once!

In our world, Chang'e's husband shot down the sun, so the sun's rays should be a fair bit weaker now than they were in the Age of the Gods. Light contrasts with darkness, so the absence of strong light also weakens true darkness. However, this goddess firmly believes that the sun's rays are nothing but poison to young, pale, and beautiful skin! (Weak to Sun Essence.)
sun_strong
Sun
moon_weak
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_weak
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

The Spread Shot of Hecatia Lapislazuli from the world delirious with eternal summer (a Touhou LW original). She eats some watermelon and spits out the seeds as bullets. The goddess smugly explains that it takes a fair amount of training to shoot the seeds properly. Apparently, this goddess squealed with glee when she realized you could shoot seeds while eating these giant fruits. This is just what Hecatia was looking for―edible entertainment. And as a bonus, the seeds also act as bullets.

In the outside world, there are apparently seedless watermelons, but this goddess will never accept something so illogical. However, the beach could turn into a watermelon patch if she doesn't clean up the seeds once she's done.
All
Watermelon Seed Bullet
x8 Yang
All
Nano Seed Bullet
x2 Yang 1
All
Micro Seed Bullet
x1 Yang 2
All
Small Round Seed Bullet
x1 Yin 2
All
Big Round Seed Bullet
x1 Yin 2
All
Long Seed Bullet
x1 Yang 3
The Focus Shot of Hecatia Lapislazuli from the world delirious with eternal summer (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by splitting a watermelon. What face do you think Hecatia made when she found out about watermelon splitting? She was so overwhelmed by the game's entertainment power that she remained expressionless. She uttered not a word... Until, after a delay, her face lit up like a child's―full of hope and jubilation. She is certain that if she manages to bring watermelon splitting back home to Hell, she won't need any other attractions.
All
Watermelon Swing
x5 Yang
All
Watermelon Bunt
x1 Yang 1
All
Watermelon Drive
x1 Yin 1
All
Watermelon Pull
x1 Yang 2
All
Watermelon Slap
x1 Yin 2
All
Watermelon Hit and Run
x1 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Hecatia Lapislazuli from the world delirious with eternal summer (a Touhou LW original). She rains down a soup that could be called the origin of all life. Did you know that the first lifeform was born from the nutrient-rich sea foam near the coast?! That means the primordial sea was fruit punch... Or maybe not.

''Punch'' means five, and this fruit punch is made with five types of fruit: watermelon, pineapple, kiwifruit, banana, and grapes. However, none of these fruits really evoke images of tropical islands anymore since delicious fruits are now cultivated all over the world.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
All targets' Yang DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Recovers 40% of party's HP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Adds 0 layer(s) to party's Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Watermelon of Life
x12 Yang
All
Banana of Life
x4 Yin 1
All
Kiwifruit of Life
x4 Yang 2
All
Grape of Life
x5 Yin 2
All
Pineapple of Life
x5 Yang 3
All
Fruit Punch of Life
x5 Yin 3
A Spell Card of Hecatia Lapislazuli from the world delirious with eternal summer (a Touhou LW original). Giant watermelons fall down from the sky. What would happen if the moon in the sky fell down to Earth? Everyone has probably imagined that happening at least once. Apparently, there is even a disaster movie about it.

Of course, this goddess has also thought about what might happen when the moon falls. But then she went above and beyond... What would happen if giant watermelons fell instead?! Her divine smile clearly shows that she is absolutely certain everyone would love it.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Target's Yang ATK 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Yang DEF 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Yin ATK 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Yin DEF 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Falling Watermelon
x17 Yang
Solo
Big Falling Watermelon
x5 Yang 1
Solo
Huge Falling Watermelon
x4 Yang 1
Solo
Enormous Falling Watermelon
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Colossal Falling Watermelon
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Gigantic Falling Watermelon
x3 Yang 3
The Last Word of Hecatia Lapislazuli from the world delirious with eternal summer (a Touhou LW original). She recreates the Earth's Hell in this attack. The goddess Hecatia had a realization. The Hecatia of this world remembered that during the Age of the Gods, countless celestial objects fell down to Earth, resulting in the creation of a bountiful ocean. She vaguely remembered that this was because some of those celestial objects were icy comets and asteroids. She then glanced down at the delicious fruit in her hands that was apparently called a watermelon...

The goddess had an epiphany! She made it so countless watermelon asteroids would rain down from space! Thanks to that, the sea is now bright red, just like in Hell... which is what she wanted.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Inflicts 0 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Yang DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Yin DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT DEF 3 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT Evasion 3 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Icy Watermelon Asteroid
x21 Yang
All
Big Icy Watermelon Asteroid
x4 Yang 1
All
Giant Icy Watermelon Asteroid
x4 Yang 2
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Watermelon Comet
x4 Yang 2
All
Big Watermelon Comet
x4 Yang 3
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Giant Watermelon Comet
x4 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of having three bodies (Beach)
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The ability of Hecatia Lapislazuli from the world of eternal summer (a Touhou LW original). This ability isn't all that different from the Hecatia of our world's ability. And unlike Yukari Yakumo, Hecatia can use her ability in earnest. She is at full power. She always exerts her full force in this world with its jubilant climate. She devotes everything to play. Also, you may think that the blue-haired Hecatia is always the goddess of Earth, but that is not necessarily the case. However, it is true that blue Hecatia really suits the beach.

Everyone has a latent memory of a midsummer imaginary older sister. An imaginary older sister is a kind and slightly whimsical sisterly presence who took care of you in place of your mother when you were young. She let you hop on the back of her bicycle, bought you a popsicle at the corner store, then said, ''let's rest a while.'' You sat together in the shade of a tree near a river, and she would pat your head while you both enjoyed the cool breeze. When you started to feel sleepy, she let you rest your head on her lap. She is the older sister whose fragrance contains a hint of lemon and whose name you can no longer remember. But you do remember her a little, don't you?

What is the connection between the Goddess of Hell and your imaginary sister? Well, the path taken by souls of a past life can vary, but there is a very high chance that the soul of your past life passed through Hell on its way to reincarnation. That means that you have most likely met the goddess of Hell. That's right, your memories of your imaginary sister are your memories of Hell that were not deleted due to some mistake! That is why you have so many memories of a hot summer.

In our world, during the Age of the Gods, Chang'e's husband shot down the sun, which caused the darkness of Hell to become less dark. This was the event that led Hecatia to accompany Junko on her quest for vengeance... However, did this event also occur in this world? If the sun of this world has retained its original power, that may explain why this world's climate is so tropical...

Be that as it may, this blue Hecatia grew tired of her water-submerged Hell. She searched for something fun that would entertain the souls that visit her Hell and prevent the other Hells from stealing her visitors. She wanted something fresh, revolutionary, and emotional... A thought struck her!
''Why don't I visit Gensokyo to research the latest trends?! '
Immune to Barrier Status: Burn. For every layer of Barrier Status: Freeze, Yang ATK, Yin ATK, CRIT ATK, and CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP. For every layer of Barrier Status: Paralyze, Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF, & CRIT Evasion 1 level UP.
DMG from resisted elements 35% DOWN.

Character Skills

CD 4
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Freeze to all targets (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT Evasion 3 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Do you think yellow watermelons aren't sweet? No, that's not true at all!
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Freeze
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Freeze
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Critical Evasion Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4
CD 6
Own Spirit Power 2 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Evasion 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Quick to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
What?! Pickled watermelon?! It's been a thing for three hundred years?!
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.75 1.8 1.85 1.9 2
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evasion Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 30 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 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 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
CD 7
All targets' Yang DEF 3 level(s) DOWN (5 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Yin DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (5 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT DEF 3 level(s) DOWN (5 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A long cultivar of watermelon that is easy to carry. You shouldn't try to pass it―it could be dangerous.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Defense Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Defense Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Critical Defense Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7

Character Characteristics

Body Cooling Effect
When wave starts, inflicts 1 layer of Barrier Status: Freeze to target (3 turns). [Success rate 100%.]
Jelly Dessert Queen
When turn starts, recovers 25% of own HP. [Success rate 75%.]
Beach Goddess
When wave starts, target's Yang DEF 1 level DOWN (3 turns). [Success rate 100%.]

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

FOREWARNING: C3 Hecatia is a Friend who has only dropped on Touhou LostWord JP only a few days prior, making collecting information for her slightly more complicated than other Friends. While there may be some uncertainty to how her entire kit works, the conclusions here have been studied to be relevant to the current game’s meta.

C3 Hecatia Lapislazuli was released on September 2nd, 2022 in Epic Prayer: Tropical Goddess.

Hecatia Lapislazuli is mostly known for her Otherworldly Form, or the form in which she has red eyes and hair, along with a red planet atop her head while the Earth and Moon by her hands. All three of these plants (with the red one representing the “Otherworld”) represent the Hells that Hecatia has control over. Her forms also act as bodies which allow Hecatia to coexist within their separate hells. Red is for the Otherworld, and is the form that Hecatia appears as the most often. However, her blue form is the one that reflects Earth’s own Hell. Combine the power Hecatia already has with elements of the Earth and top it off with the C3 Universe’s beachy flair, and Hecatia becomes even stronger, landing herself as an SS-Tier Friend.

Dealing quick damage is pretty simple for Hecatia, as she currently boasts the highest Yang ATK stat in the game, at 1930. This pairs well with her Yang-only Last Word, Water Planet, which provides 3 breaks in Water and Earth while also debuffing all foes’ defensive stats (Yin DEF and Yang DEF by 2 levels and CRIT DEF and CRIT Evasion by 3 levels, all for 4T). She also lets out some small buffs to slightly boost her own damage, the most important one being 1 level of Accuracy UP after her second bullet line. While Gensokyo Killer, a very flexible Killer Bullet for dealing critical damage, is only on her fifth bullet line, Hecatia does hold some high Hard scaling so that her Last Word still hits very hard. Her second skill, Gengobe Pickles, even provides 2.00 Spirit Power immediately and Self-Quick to allow Hecatia to immediately shred through enemies…or at least give them a big bath.

Hecatia is unique in being the first Epic Friend (as well as any type of Friend above Festival Type) that focuses heavily on debuffing. Her second spell, Earth: Watermelons Are Falling! is all about debuffing the foes’ Yin and Yang stats by 3 levels (3T), with her third skill, Madder Ball Rugby, being similar to her Last Word in decreasing all opponents’ Yin DEF by 2 levels (5T) as well as Yang DEF and CRIT DEF by 3 levels (5T). She can apply even more Yang DEF DOWN with her first spell, Earth: Life Soup, which not only decreases all targets’ Yang DEF by 2 levels (4T) but is supportive by healing the party by 40% of her own HP and restoring 1 Barrier level. Outside of a generous All-target 3 levels of Evasion DOWN (3T) from Gengobe Pickles, 3 additional levels of CRIT Evasion DOWN (4T) from her first skill, Chilly Thunderbolt,  and the rest of her debuffing, Hecatia does not provide any team support, having no buffs given from Boost or Graze. Hecatia is purely a debuff Friend, meant to get in first to cripple foes so the team can easily finish them off.

One other factor that is impressive about Hecatia is her breaking potential. She is all about Water and Earth breaks, which is immediately clear when looking at her spells that have similar spreads of 3 Water and 3 Earth. She also comes with a 0P Water break on her Focus Shot, Fruit Splitter, whenever the need to spam breaks comes up. On top of that, Hecatia is all about applying Freeze anomalies, such as the 3 layers from Chilly Thunderbolt, and following them up with anomaly breaks, with Freeze breaks found on Fruit Splitter and Earth: Life Soup while 3P of Water Planet can break both Freeze and Paralyze. Hecatia herself benefits from being applied by Freeze and Paralyze thanks to her Capability of having three bodies (Beach), obtaining offensive stats from the former and defensive stats from the latter. However, Hecatia really only applies the latter on herself via skills and Water Planet. Hecatia is also immune to Burn to give her a good matchup against most anomalies. On the topic of minor details, Hecatia can use her passives Body Cooling Effect and Beach Goddess to both apply a Freeze anomaly and lower Yang DEF by 1 level to a single target at the start of each wave.

Just as expected from an Epic Friend, Hecatia truly holds a great amount of power and utility, but many factors contribute to making her fall just short of true dominance. For one, the 5T and even 4T endurance of some debuffs do not matter most of the time, since debuffs are removed upon completing a wave and even when breaking a HP gauge. This is truly harmful when it comes to Madder Ball Rugby, as if you end the wave or HP Gauge shortly after applying the 5T debuffs and the battle isn’t over yet, you now have to wait 7T before applying the debuffs again. On top of that, the heavy amount of Yang DEF debuffs can just be negated whenever Hecatia or an ally Full Breaks a foe, as Full Breaking removes defensive debuffs in favor of having a pure defense debuff on the foe. While this is true for any Debuff Friend that breaks a foe, it really cripples Hecatia’s ability to be relevant when compared to Friends that can both debuff and deal heavy damage without purely relying on the former. As an additional minor note, while Hecatia can be crazy and set up 10 levels of Yang DEF DOWN on a single foe, past 5 levels DOWN the debuff does not really add as much as compared to raising Yang ATK, to which Hecatia sadly cannot do by herself. 

Don’t let the previous paragraph make you think Hecatia is worthless, as she still boasts that heavy power that any good Epic Friend has. Although it can be excessive at times, her debuff accessibility is still incredibly good, and her barrier breaking potential from the Water and Earth elements to the Freeze anomaly is just as impressive. She has small ways to support her team and stay in the battle beyond enemy debuffing, giving her good synergy for plenty of teams, especially Yang-based ones that can abuse her Yang DEF debuffs. Overall, this blue-flavored Goddess will certainly be a good Friend to serve a cool victory.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Hecatia, like any other Friend, appreciates Spirit Power restoration of any kind, making The Witch of Scarlet Dreams a definite good choice for her. The other main stat that Hecatia would like to have due to not having her own buffs is Yang ATK, with How Irrational… being an easy choice due to its 3 levels of Yang ATK UP along with a Yang ATK stat stick. When you’re good on these, you can try focusing the third slot on unique utility, such as Worlds in Hand, which is a partywide CRIT ATK buff to boost Hecatia’s own team support.

Last Word

Being entirely made of Heavy Bullets and cursed with a duo-element format, the best card for Hecatia’s Last Word is easily The Secret God in the Sky, providing a 50% boost to the whole attack and even some CRIT ATK UP for the chance she hits her killers. There aren’t so many incredible Heavy Bullet Power UP cards to mix and match, so just stick to this easy farming option or perhaps another Yang ATK UP card.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Immediately go for leveling up Gengobe Pickles, as the ability for Hecatia to reach 3P at the start of a battle will make her perform so much better compared to having to wait. Next up can be Chilly Thunderbolt, both for an increased amount of Freeze anomalies, and therefore more anomaly breaks, on all foes as well as a low cooldown that allows for the anomalies and CRIT Evasion debuff to be practically applied forever. Madder Ball Rugby, Hecatia’s third skill, is definitely worth leveling up too due to its higher defensive debuff levels, but the previous two skills give Hecatia better potential compared to going straight for this one.

Character Strengths

+ 0P Water on Focus Shot
+ Great Water and Earth elemental access on spells
+ Plentiful Freeze anomaly inflictions and breaks
+ Hits well with high Yang ATK and Hard scaling
+ Insane Yang DEF debuff potential (up to 10 levels on one foe)

Character Weaknesses

- High Yang DEF debuffs can be excessive, especially without Yang ATK buffs
- 4-5 turn endurance on debuffs unlikely to last if wave or HP Gauge ends early
- Breaking potential can conflict with Yang DEF debuffs at times
- Lacking good killers on her Last Word