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Hieda no Akyuu

1029FX
Memory of Gensokyo

Stats

Health
4950
Agility
830
Yang ATK
1295
Yang DEF
915
Yin ATK
1155
Yin DEF
815

Races

Element Type Chart

Kasa
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Kasa (a Touhou LW original) refers to the halo that appears when thin clouds pass over the sun or moon. It is a ring of light in the sky that looks like a white rainbow. The way this ephemeral phenomenon appears next to a bright light, as if by magic, makes it a fitting temperament for Akyuu, the Child of Miare. Akyuu is endowed with Wood Phase, with her duty to record her memories on paper, and Moon Essence, with the Child of Miare's cycle of reincarnation after death.

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 cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence resists the alluring and arrogant Sun Essence, but is weak to the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence.
sun_weak
Sun
moon_neutral
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_strong
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_strong
Star

Character Shots

1029011
Solo Ancient Ink x5 Yang
Solo High-Quality Soot Ink x2 Yin 1
Solo Brown Ink x2 Yang 2
Solo Orange Ink x2 Yin 2
Solo Blue Ink x2 Yang 3
Solo Purple Ink x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Liquid Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Smokescreen Bullet. Water Smokescreen Bullet.
Info
Hieda no Akyuu's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by flicking out droplets of ink from her brush. There is nothing special about the ink, but it is a rather difficult attack to dodge. This makes it an effective attack for the battle of bullets where getting hit incurs a penalty regardless of damage.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.8 75% 5%
2 4.11 75% 5%
3 4.46 75% 5%
4 4.8 75% 5%
5 5.14 75% 5%
6 5.49 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
3 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
4 Yin/Water Liquid Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
5 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
6 Yin/Water Liquid Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 117
5 122
1029012
Solo Fantastical Song x3 Yang
Solo Peaceful Song x2 Yin 1
Solo Fantastical Song x2 Yang 2
Solo Peaceful Song x2 Yin 2
Solo Fantastical Song x2 Yang 3
Solo Mystical Song x3 Yin 3
[Attack] Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Wood Oni-Killer Accuracy DOWN Bullet.
Info
Hieda no Akyuu's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). This is an attack where Akyuu reproduces Yougakudan music performances from memory. Yougakudan is the name of a FM Synthesis band that has long since disappeared from Gensokyo. She seems to use her whole body like a phonograph in this attack, but Akyuu actually remembers music more accurately than a vinyl record can.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 13.33 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 7.43 75% 5%
4 8 75% 5%
5 8.57 75% 5%
6 6.1 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. May lower target's Accuracy by 1 level. Effective against oni.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
4 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. May lower target's Accuracy by 1 level. Effective against oni.
5 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 112
3 118
4 124
5 129

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
1029a
All Photographic Memory x9 Yang
All Copy Protection x2 Yin 1
All Photographic Memory x2 Yang 2
All Record Compilation x2 Yin 2
All Photographic Memory x2 Yang 3
All Copy Protection x2 Yin 3
Rain Man: Memory Savant
[Pre-Attack] Party's Evasion UP.
[Attack] Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Water Smokescreen Bullet.
Bullet Info
Hieda no Akyuu's Spell Card (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, Akyuu showers her targets with her memories like rain. In the outside world, there is a theory that people's memories are the fuel they burn to stay alive. Akyuu would be an extremely large fuel tank if that is the case.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 5.69 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 9.51 75% 5%
4 10.24 75% 5%
5 10.97 75% 5%
6 11.7 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/Water Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
5 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/Water Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Blind to target.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 113
4 119
5 126
Party's Evasion 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 20%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 30 60 90 20
Add 0 1 1 1 1
1029b
Solo Narrated Crime x6 Yang
Solo Writer's Trick x2 Yin 1
Solo Narrated Crime x2 Yang 2
Solo Writer's Trick x2 Yin 2
Solo Narrated Crime x2 Yang 3
Solo Resolution x2 Yin 3
Narration: A Voice to Be Trusted
[Pre-Attack] Party's CRIT Accuracy UP.
[Attack] Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Metal Bibliophile-Killer Flash Bullet.
Bullet Info
Hieda no Akyuu's Spell Card (a Touhou LW original). This is an attack unique to Akyuu which utilises the abstract nature of memory. A person's perception of the world is an animated film pieced together from momentary and intermittent memories. Akyuu's perception of the world with her perfect memory may be more deep and profound than anyone realizes.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 12.8 75% 5%
2 13.17 75% 5%
3 14.26 75% 5%
4 15.36 75% 5%
5 16.46 75% 5%
6 17.55 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet.
2 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet. Breaks target's Barrier with Barrier Status: Blind. Effective against bibliophiles.
3 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet.
4 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet. Breaks target's Barrier with Barrier Status: Blind. Effective against bibliophiles.
5 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 113
4 119
5 126
Party's CRIT Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 20%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 30 60 90 20
Add 0 1 1 1 1
1029c
Solo Scarlet Mist Incident Chapter x17 Yang
Solo Spring Snow Incident Chapter x3 Yang 1
Solo Eternal Night Incident Chapter x3 Yang 2
Solo Scarlet Mist Incident Chapter x2 Yang 2
Solo Spring Snow Incident Chapter x2 Yang 3
Solo Eternal Night Incident Chapter x2 Yang 3
Ninth Volume of the Gensokyo Chronicle
[Pre-Attack] Party's Accuracy UP/Evasion UP.
[Attack] Fire Scarlet Devil Mansion-Killer Precise Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Wood Hakugyokurou-Killer Elastic Body Bullet/Moon Eientei-Killer Explosive Light Bullet.
Bullet Info
Hieda no Akyuu's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). This is a peculiar attack that utilises Akyuu's memories and records of Gensokyo. If the contents of Akyuu's memories are perfect she should be able to produce the perfect attack... However, her memories aren't perfect, so her Last Word portrays a Gensokyo that is missing something.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 11.29 75% 5%
2 21.94 75% 5%
3 23.77 75% 5%
4 38.4 75% 5%
5 41.14 75% 5%
6 43.89 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Fire Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility. Effective against dwellers of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
2 Yang/Wood Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK. Effective against dwellers of Hakugyokurou.
3 Yang/Moon Light Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Effective against dwellers of Eientei.
4 Yang/Fire Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility. Effective against dwellers of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
5 Yang/Wood Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK. Effective against dwellers of Hakugyokurou.
6 Yang/Moon Light Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Effective against dwellers of Eientei.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 128
Party's Accuracy 1 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 20 40 60 80
Add 0 1 1 1 1
Party's Evasion 1 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 20 40 60 80
Add 0 1 1 1 1

Character Ability

Capable of not forgetting things seen once
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Akyuu's ability is to remember and never forget anything that she experiences. This is also known as having a photographic memory. This ability has apparently been passed down through all the Child of Miare incarnations starting with Hieda no Are. Akyuu uses this ability to compile various books, the Gensokyo Chronicle being chief among them, and also sometimes acts as the secretary for meetings between religious leaders. However, she also appears to suffer from having to remember things that she'd rather forget. The Child of Miare appears to lose almost all of their memories when they reincarnate, so you could say that the Hieda house's large private library is their external memory repository. If any of the information stored in the Hieda house's library was tampered with, it would also tamper with the Child of Miare's memories and thus the Memory of Gensokyo itself... The retainers of the Hieda house bear a huge responsibility.
When using Boost, party's Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 5
Party's CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Info
Almost all of the many textbooks used in Keine's classes at her school originated from the Hieda family's records.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Attack 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
CD 5
Party's CRIT Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Info
Akyuu says that she barely remembers anything from her previous lives, which means that she does remember a little.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Accuracy 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
CD 6
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The Child of Miare has been reincarnated over nine generations. What more will they see in the future to come?
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 0.8 0.85 0.9 1
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 6

Character Characteristics

Fantasy Archive
When turn starts, dispels 1 of own Bind or stat debuff. [Success rate 50%.]
Gumonji Memorization Technique
After being attacked, own Evasion 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 25%.]
Enigmatic Mystery Novel Author?
After being attacked, own Accuracy 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 35%.]

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

I would like Gensokyo to continue to be the unselfish and happy, if cramped, place that it is. “

The ninth Child of Miare, a series of reincarnations with photogenic memories, Hieda no Akyuu serves as the Memory of Gensokyo. She is the author of the Gensokyo Chronicle, a sort of encyclopedia of Gensokyo. Once, this was simply to keep the scales of power balanced between humans and youkai - these days, in a more relaxed Gensokyo, it’s more of a guide for both human and youkai than anything else. As such, even Akyuu herself partakes in battles of bullets, as a B Tier Friend.

For farming, Akyuu enjoys some use as a buffer in the Akyuu Toyohime Kosuzu team for farming Chapter 2-7. Outside of that, she has a Solo Last Word that does low damage - don’t expect her to handle many Event stages, if any.

For harder fights, the Child of Miare is rather situational. She primarily provides CRIT Acc & ATK buffs to the team, with some Yin ATK and Accuracy on the side if you can give her turns to Boost and use her Last Word. She can also apply Blind with the Smokescreen bullets on her Spread Shot and first Spell Card. Unfortunately that’s about the extent of her strengths - her Barrier Break potential is below average, her damage is low, and she doesn’t fit as a partner for very many units due to how narrow her buffs are. 

However, with all that said, when Akyuu’s good, she’s very good, due to how incredible CRIT ATK can be with the right teammates combined with how hard it can be to get. Just make sure you’re partnering her up with Friends who enjoy CRIT ATK, most notably crit heavy attackers and Friends with Killers applicable to your current fight.

Here are the chances for Akyuu’s secondary effects (per bullet):

Ink Shower: Chance for Blind 0%/30%/0%/30%/0%/30%

History of Yougakudan: Chance for Acc DOWN 0%/100%/0%/100%/0%/0%

Rain Man: Memory Savant: Chance for Blind: 0%/60%/0%/0%/0%/60%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

For most fights, Akyuu probably won’t use her Spell Cards very much, so either look to Ordinary Magician to try to sneak in some extra Yang ATK UP or give her stat sticks with Yang ATK on them. If for some reason you need extra Spirit Power (such as attempting to leverage her Smokescreen bullets), look to Story Cards like Witch of Scarlet Dreams.

Last Word

Since Akyuu isn’t likely to be farming any time soon, the extra damage that a Yang ATK Up Spell Card provides such as Ordinary Magician is preferred over anything else, as she doesn’t need to be super consistent and her Last Word already provides Accuracy UP.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

It's no exaggeration to say that School Texts is Akyuu's most defining skill, and should be leveled up first due to the additional damage output a 80% chance for a third Level of Cri ATK can provide. After, Insight of Miare is useful in crit comps, and can be maxed second. Lastly, whilst Spirit Power is always nice to have, Akyuu typically doesn't need a ton of it and as such Miare Ritual can be saved for last.

Character Strengths

+Provides useful buffs in the form of CRIT ATK, CRIT ACC, Yin ATK, and Acc UP
+Can apply Blind barriers

Character Weaknesses

-Whilst Akyuu's buffs are potent, not a ton of units benefit from CRIT buffs.
-Below average Barrier Break potential
-Low damage
-Acc UP support requires a turn to use her Last Word