Element Type Chart
Kousa refers to the fine yellow sand that is carried by the wind from the continent. It fills the sky like a mist and can even block out the sun, which makes it an appropriate temperament for Meiling, who is the gatekeeper for the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Meiling is endowed with Wood Phase, from her generous and persistent nature, and Star Essence, from her laidback personality.
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.
|All||True Force Bullet||x2||Yin||1|
|All||Sincere Force Bullet||x2||Yin||2|
|All||Vacuum Force Bullet||x2||Yin||3|
|All||Star-Pulse Force Bullet||x2||Yin||3|
|All||True Star-Pulse Force Bullet||x2||Yin||3|
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Fairy & Phantom-Killer Bullet/Star Bullet.
|1||Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against fairies & phantoms. May raise own Yin ATK by 1 level.|
|2||Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against fairies & phantoms.|
|3||Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against fairies & phantoms.|
|4||Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.|
|5||Yin/Star Normal Bullet.|
|6||Yin/Star Normal Bullet.|
|Solo||True Anti-Prankster Fist||x2||Yang||2|
|Solo||Earth-Pulse Qigong Bullet||x2||Yang||3|
|Solo||Great Earth-Pulse Qigong Bullet||x2||Yang||3|
|Solo||True Qigong Bullet||x2||Yang||3|
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Sure-Hit Fairy & Beast Youkai-Killer Bullet/Own Yang ATK UP Fairy & Beast Youkai-Killer Bullet/Earth Bullet.
|1||Yang/Earth Energy Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat. May raise own Yang ATK by 1 level.|
|2||Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat. Effective against fairies & beast youkai.|
|3||Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against fairies & beast youkai. May raise own Yang ATK by 1 level.|
|4||Yang/Earth Energy Bullet.|
|5||Yang/Earth Energy Bullet.|
|6||Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.|
Character Spell Cards
|Solo||Intense Rainbow Fist||x13||Yin|
|Solo||Star-Pulse Rainbow Fist||x2||Yin||1|
|Solo||True Star-Pulse Rainbow Fist||x2||Yin||1|
|Solo||True Anti-Trespasser Fist||x1||Yang||2|
|Solo||Shooting Star Rainbow Fist||x1||Yin||3|
[Pre-Attack] Own Yin DEF/Yin ATK UP.
[Attack] Youkai-Killer Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Star Youkai-Killer Bullet/Star Magician-Killer Bullet/Hard Magician-Killer Bullet/Star Bullet.
|1||Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against youkai.|
|2||Yin/Star Energy Bullet. Effective against youkai.|
|3||Yin/Star Energy Bullet. Effective against magicians.|
|4||Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against magicians.|
|5||Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against magicians.|
|6||Yin/Star Energy Bullet.|
|Solo||Dragon Wave & Kick||x9||Yang|
|Solo||Earth Dragon Wave||x2||Yang||1|
|Solo||Great Earth Dragon Wave||x2||Yang||1|
|Solo||Sky Dragon Kick||x1||Yin||2|
|Solo||Great Sky Dragon Kick||x1||Yin||2|
|Solo||True Earth Dragon Wave||x1||Yang||3|
[Pre-Attack] Own Yang ATK UP.
[Attack] Human-Killer Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Earth Hard Bullet/Hard Human-Killer Bullet.
|1||Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Effective against humans.|
|2||Yang/Earth Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.|
|3||Yang/Earth Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.|
|4||Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against humans.|
|5||Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against humans.|
|6||Yang/Earth Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.|
|All||Anti-Reporter Star Fist||x4||Yin||1|
|All||Great Earth-Shaking Bullet||x3||Yang||3|
[Pre-Attack] Own Yin ATK/Yang ATK UP.
[Attack] Hard Incident Resolver-Killer Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Own Accuracy UP Multi-Killer Bullet/Star Multi-Killer Bullet/Earth Piercing Hard Bullet.
|1||Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against those with a connection to resolving incidents.|
|2||Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against tengu & those with a connection to resolving incidents. May raise own Accuracy by 1 level.|
|3||Yin/Star Energy Bullet. Effective against tengu & those with a connection to resolving incidents.|
|4||Yang/Earth Energy Bullet. Pierces target's DEF. More DMG with higher own DEF.|
|5||Yin/Star Energy Bullet. Effective against tengu & those with a connection to resolving incidents.|
|6||Yang/Earth Energy Bullet. Pierces target's DEF. More DMG with higher own DEF.|
Capable of using qi
The energy within the body and the aura outside of it... Normally, qi is invisible to the eye, but Meiling's ability makes it visible―or at least Meiling can see it. While this ability should only refer to the qi within her, the teachings of qigong, or qi arts, from the continent say that inner and outer qi are in continuous flow. Through Meiling's own qi, she should be able to read the qi around her and even the qi of other people... Whether she actually does so or not is a different story.
|Yang Defense Level Up|
|Yang Attack Level Up|
|Yin Attack Level Up|
|Grants Charge to Self|
|Spirit Power Up|
|Evasion Level Down|
Character Change Effect
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).
|0 -> 1||1000|
|1 -> 2||2,000|
|2 -> 3||5,000|
|3 -> 4||10,000|
|4 -> 5||15,000|
“Relying on projectiles is a waste. Beating them directly feels better.”
A Chinese Girl who’s proud of her heritage, Hong Meiling (her given/first name is Meiling, her name is simply in chinese order) serves as the unshakable guard of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Unusually for Gensokyo’s inhabitants, she’s actually not the best at bullets - instead, she favors martial arts, most notably her mastery of T'ai chi ch'üan. Extremely well rounded, she’ll happily duel anyone who asks, and does her best to keep intruders out. Sure, sometimes she naps on the job, but don’t underestimate her devastating kicks or punches that leave her as a S Tier Friend.
For farming purposes, Meiling’s All targeting Last Word, Crimson Earth-Shaking Star Pulse, is on the same level as powerful farmers like Yuyuko or Ran, with a nice perk over the others: the large majority of her damage on her Last Word on turn 1 is typeless, and the elemental parts are divided amongst two types. As a result, only a minority of her damage at best will be resisted at any given time, making her an extremely reliable event farmer. Additionally she can farm Chapter 3 Act 1 with the right partner.
For harder fights, Meiling’s got it much better than most other attackers. For starters, whilst both of her Spell Cards are unfortunately only solo targeting, they’ll pack a massive punch due to the ATK UP on both. Do note however that the ATK UP buffs are only one turn in length - she will want to use her skills Martial Arts and Will of the Gatekeeper in order to preserve those buffs, due to how buffs work in LostWord - all buff levels are added together, and only the longest duration is counted for the entire stack. Between both of these, she can let loose a devastatingly powerful All targeting Last Word at 10 levels of Yin & Yang ATK UP and 6 levels of Yang DEF UP - Crimson Earth-Shaking Star Pulse may only be a 3-1-1 Spell Card on the surface, but between 10 Levels of ATK UP and the 120% Hard on bullets 1, 4, and 6, alongside being all Energy and thus scaling extremely well with Energy DMG UP, it will deal a devastatingly powerful blow to any foe.
She’s got more than just damage too. Her team support is fairly potent - providing her entire team with 3 levels of Yin ATK UP for 3 turns from Will of the Gatekeeper alongside 1 Level of Yang DEF UP for 1 turn to the whole team every time she Boosts thanks to her character ability. Additionally, her elements are fairly potent - her focus shot, Fragrant Wave, has 1 Solo targeting Earth Break at 0 power, which is always fantastic. Rainbow Sign: True Intense Rainbow Fist gets a slightly above average 0/2/2/3 Solo targeting Star Breaks for 0/1/2/3 Power, and Qi Sign: Earth Sky Dragon Kick gets the same but for Earth. It's also not recommended it be used for this purpose, due to how much damage it does, but if you're desperate for additional breaks then Crimson Earth-Shaking Star Pulse deals a rather solid 2 All targeting Earth and Star Breaks for 3 Power.
Overall, Meiling is an extremely strong Friend, be it for farming, or for harder fights. She’ll guard you with her life, just so long as you let her get her naps in.
The chances for her secondary effects, alongside her Hard scalings, are as follows:
Colorful Rain: Chance for Yin ATK UP: 100%/0%/0%/0%/0%/0%
Fragrant Wave: Chance for Yang ATK UP: 100%/0%/100%/0%/0%/0%
Rainbow Sign: True Intense Rainbow Fist: Hard: 0%/0%/0%/80%/80%/0%
Qi Sign: Earth Sky Dragon Kick: Hard: 0%/30%/30%/40%/40%/80%
Crimson Earth-Shaking Star Pulse: Hard: 120%/0%/0%/140%/0%/150%