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Fes
Beautiful Scarlet Cloth

Stats

Health
4425
Agility
1305
Yang ATK
1455
Yang DEF
985
Yin ATK
1355
Yin DEF
915

Races

Element Type Chart

Typhoon
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Typhoon refers to a storm that occurs in the tropical waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean that ranks 8 or above on the Beaufort Scale (39 mph or above wind speed). This temperament is appropriate for Iku as she is the messenger of the dragons and tells of coming calamities. Iku is endowed with Wood Phase representing the air and lightning, and Moon Essence representing her ability to cross barriers.

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 it 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

1090011
Solo Electrostatic Guided Missile x5 Yang
Solo Static Friction Missile x2 Yang 1
Solo Separation Cloth Missile x2 Yin 1
Solo Contact Cloth Missile x2 Yang 2
Solo Resinous Electric Missile x2 Yin 2
Solo Transparent Electric Missile x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Wood Slice Own Agility UP Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Slice Bullet/Moon Bullet/Discharged Soul & Aquatic & Celestial-Killer Bullet.
Info
Iku Nagae's Spread Shot. This attack fires a volley of bullets cloaked in electricity. Electrostatic induction is defined as the change in electric charge caused by being near an electrically charged body. This phenomenon is the basis of the study of static electricity. This attack appears to be more powerful than static electricity. It looks like it would really hurt...
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 5.24 90% 3%
2 3.63 85% 5%
3 3.33 85% 5%
4 3.15 80% 7%
5 2.84 80% 7%
6 2.67 75% 8%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
2 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
3 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
4 Yang/Moon Energy Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. Breaks target's Barrier with Barrier Status: Paralyze. Effective against soul-like presences, dwellers of water, and celestials.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 117
5 122
1090012
All Veil of Falling Petals x4 Yang
All Songstress's Veil x1 Yin 1
All Fragrant Veil x1 Yin 1
All Dancer's Veil x1 Yang 2
All Pine Branch Veil x1 Yin 2
All Moon Palace Veil x1 Yang 3
[Attack] Water Sure-Hit Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Slice Human & Youkai-Killer Bullet/Sure-Hit Human & Youkai Killer Bullet/Water Human & Youkai-Killer Bullet/Moon Bullet.
Info
Iku Nagae's Focus Shot. A Bullet that hits with all of the grace of a veil in the wind. Iku can often be seen wearing a veil, which is believed to enable her to fly in addition to attack enemies. There is a veil that allows for space flight on the far side of the Moon, and it is unknown whether the one she wears is of the same design.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 7.28 90% 3%
2 8.07 85% 5%
3 7.39 85% 5%
4 7.01 80% 7%
5 6.31 80% 7%
6 5.93 75% 8%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Water Heavy Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
2 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against humans and youkai.
3 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat. Effective against humans and youkai.
4 Yang/Water Heavy Bullet. Effective against humans and youkai.
5 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
6 Yang/Moon Heavy 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
1090a
Solo Dragonfish Drill x18 Yang
Solo Crocodile Drill x4 Yang 1
Solo Ikuchi Drill x4 Yang 2
Solo Orca Drill x4 Yin 2
Solo Ghastly Drill x4 Yang 3
Solo Makara Drill x4 Yin 3
Fish Sign: Dragonfish Drill
[Pre-Attack] Own Agility/Evasion UP.
[Attack] Moon Slice Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Water Own Agility UP Multi-Killer Bullet/Water & Moon Piercing Bullet/Slice Multi-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Iku Nagae's Spell Card. Iku's veil takes the form of a drill and surrounds her. It's surprising to see that her veil can be used in such a way. A dragonfish is a fish believed to have been around since ancient times (it is unknown what it looks like). It's often been said that it is particularly large. Seeing one allegedly signals good fortune. Also... drills are just cool, everyone knows that.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 3.62 90% 3%
2 5.81 85% 5%
3 6.56 80% 7%
4 7.07 80% 7%
5 8 75% 8%
6 8.53 75% 8%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Moon Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yang/Water Body Bullet. Effective against humans and youkai. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
3 Yang/Water Body Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
4 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against humans and youkai.
5 Yang/Moon Body Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
6 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against humans and youkai.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 127
Own Agility 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 50 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Evasion 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 50 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
1090b
All Rain of Thunder x14 Yang
All Rain of Lightning x4 Yang 1
All Fulminous Rain x4 Yin 1
All Booming Rain x4 Yin 1
All Voltaic Rain x3 Yang 2
All Violent Thunderstorm x3 Yang 3
Thunder Sign: Elekiter Dragon Palace
[Pre-Attack] Own Agility UP.
[Post-Attack] Inflicts Barrier Status: Paralyze to all targets.
[Attack] Wood Slice Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Moon Piercing Own Agility UP Bullet/Slice Multi-Killer Bullet/Wood Piercing Bullet/Moon Slice Multi-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Iku Nagae's Spell Card. This attack calls down a barrage of lightning. Because thunder and lightning are representative of a dragon's power, that may have something to do with Iku's ability to control them. The Dragon Palace has a deep connection with the Legend of Hourai, and it is said to be built in the image of an island where divine immortals live. Furthermore, there is supposedly someone who referred to the Lunar Capital as the Dragon Palace...
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.44 90% 3%
2 3.87 85% 5%
3 3.23 85% 5%
4 2.58 85% 5%
5 2.69 80% 7%
6 1.9 75% 8%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yang/Moon Energy Bullet. Pierces target's DEF. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
3 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against soul-like presences, dwellers of water, and celestials.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against soul-like presences, dwellers of water, and celestials.
5 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
6 Yang/Moon Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against soul-like presences, dwellers of water, and celestials.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 112
4 119
5 125
Own Agility 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Paralyze to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 50 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
1090c
All Prophecy of the Shrine Princess x20 Yang
All Prophecy of Himeuo x5 Yang 1
All Prophecy of the Mermaid x4 Yang 1
All Prophecy of Arie x3 Yang 1
All Prophecy of Amabiko x2 Yang 2
All Prophecy of Amabie x2 Yang 3
Diggin' the Shrine Princess
[Pre-Attack] All targets' Yang DEF DOWN.
[Attack] Wood Slice Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Wood Slice Multi-Killer Bullet/Wood Piercing Own Yang ATK UP Bullet/Wood Multi-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Iku Nagae's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). This attack sets the skies alight with huge lightning bolts. The messenger of the Dragon Palace carries the words of dragons, a heavenly premonition of soon-to-come calamity. This makes the work of Iku and her kind very close to the work of shrine maidens. In Japan, there are stories of a strange fish that similarly has an association with prediction. Shrine princesses (messengers of the Dragon Palace) and their fish counterparts have one thing in common: If someone looks at their picture, they can avoid hardship. Does the quality of the picture affect its ability or...?
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 7.77 90% 3%
2 7.74 85% 5%
3 8.07 85% 5%
4 8.61 85% 5%
5 10.09 80% 7%
6 7.11 75% 8%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
2 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
3 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against humans and youkai.
4 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. Pierces target's DEF. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
5 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences, dwellers of water, and celestials.
6 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences, dwellers of water, celestials, humans, and youkai.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 127
All targets' Yang DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0

Character Ability

Capable of reading the atmosphere
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Iku Nagae's ability as a messenger of the Dragon Palace. It allows her to, by every meaning imaginable, read the atmosphere. "Atmosphere" has many meanings in Asian languages, and Iku's ability is thought to apply to as many situations. Though it differs in form somewhat, Meiling's ability is similar to Iku's in some ways. Iku's ability allows her to immediately grasp the context of a situation and smoothly insert herself. Perhaps her ability is more related to mood than atmosphere. Maybe reading a room is evident in her gentle manner and her politeness... but this side of her is not always present while she is on a mission. The ways she carries herself in battle, including her ability to so effortlessly dance through her enemies' attacks may be because she is skillfully reading her enemies' fighting spirit. Her command of thunder and lightning may also be related to her reading the atmosphere because they are a product of the atmosphere surrounding the planet. Electricity is energy of the Wood Phase, as is the wind, meaning they both share a root origin in the flow of air. If that's the case, then the atmosphere that Iku controls may not be limited to the Wood Phase, but because such a thing has not been directly observed, there are no details to speak of. Atmosphere is an invisible force that affects everything within it, much like the atmosphere around the Earth that traps air within it. Air may be the atmosphere closest to us, and by breathing it in, we take the atmosphere itself into our bodies. Because of this, in ancient times, breathing was considered the bridge between the air of the outside world and the air inside the body. Iku's ability to read the atmosphere (or air) may be more closely linked to these two kinds of air... maybe.
For every layer of Barrier Status: Paralyze, Agility, Accuracy, & Evasion 1 level UP.
When Boost is used, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 3
Party's Agility 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Animals and bugs evacuate before a disaster. Using them as a premonition may in fact be a good idea.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Agility Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 60 70 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 60 70 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3
CD 4
Party's Yang DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Paralyze to self (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Electricity generates magnetism, and magnetism guides electricity. With this power, you could run a train.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Defense Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 60 70 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Paralyze
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 60 70 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
CD 5
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Paralyze to party (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 1 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Paralyze to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
In the physics of ancient times, it is said that spirits dwell everywhere. The basis for super-unified physics is essentially the same idea.
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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Paralyze
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Paralyze
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 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Reading the Atmosphere
When attacked, DMG from Heavy Bullet 30% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Veil From Heaven
When attacked, own Agility 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Dragon's Prophecy
When turn begins, own Spirit Power 0.35 UP. [Success rate 50%.]

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

Iku Nagae is a messenger of the Dragon Palace. As such, it is her job to “observe the mood” of the atmosphere. This is simple for her due to her unique ability, which allows her to read the mood of a room almost instantaneously. The details as to if this ability actually exists or not isn’t certain as there have been cases where reading the room of an irritated Youkai would be second nature to any normal person. Regardless, she uses either this ability or her own intuition to keep the mood of the atmosphere gentle and intact, very rarely stepping in to change it for anything other than emergencies. Touhou LostWord doesn’t slack with the beloved oarfish either, as she sits firmly as an S+ Tier friend. 

Iku is a friend who benefits a lot from inflicting Paralyze barriers onto herself due to her ability, which applies 1 level of Speed, Accuracy, and Dodge per the aforementioned barrier that she has on herself. She does this to herself via her second and third Skill, which applies up to 4 Paralyze barriers to herself and 2 to her allies. As far as farming’s concerned, Iku packs quite a punch. She has a solid T1 going for her due to her ability to both increase her SP by 1.0 using her Skill 3, using that to increase her Yang atk via her ability, and decrease the Yang def of her foes via her Last Word pre-attack. With the proper story cards and setup, she melts through waves like butter. On top of this, Iku inflicts 3 Paralyze with her second Spell Card, for 3 turns, which can result in 7 paralyze barriers between that and her third skill on all enemies in 2 turns.
Solo Stage Farms: 2-7-1, 3-3-3, 3-11-1

In longer fights, she still holds her own just fine. She has access to P0 Wood and P0 water shots (P0 Wood ST Spread and P0 Water AoE Focus), making her a strong breaker in that regard. In addition, she makes fantastic use of story cards consisting of Wood and Energy damage due to all her bullet lines being a full 6/6 Wood and 6/6 Energy.

There is a bit of a catch to her long-term survivability, however. Her third skill does still apply up to 2 Paralyze barriers to her allies, which could potentially mess them up. Regardless, Iku serves as a powerhouse in-game who struggles to disappoint.

Iku's Slicing is as follows:

Electrostatic Guided Missile: 30%/30%/30%/0%/0%/0%

Veils Like Water: 0%/30%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Fish Sign: Dragonfish Drill: 70%/0%/0%/80%/0%/80%

Thunder Sign: Elekiter Dragon Palace: 70%/0%/70%/80%/0%/90%

Diggin' The Shrine Princess: 100%/110%/120%/0%/0%/0%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Since Iku already boosts her Agility to the high heavens between her skills and Spell Cards, she can look to either Spirit Power UP for more Breaks, or Yang ATK UP for greater damage. For Story Cards, look to those with both Agility and Yang ATK, with them being about equal if you can't get both.

Last Word

Easily the best card for our powerful oarfish friend. This story card makes use of her 6/6 Wood/Energy bullet line perfectly. In terms of alternatives should you not pick up this story card, Thunder Beat offers the same damage buffs only less.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Iku Nagae’s skill priority should start with Electromagnetic Field to maximize both the barriers that she applies to herself and her opponents but the 1.0 SP boost as well. Next, Magnetic Induction should be leveled to increase the number of barriers that she applies to herself, similarly to Skill 3. Lastly, Earthquake Weather isn’t very good thus making it her last skill in terms of priority.

Character Strengths

+Powerful AoE and Yang damage
+P0 Wood/Water breaks on her shots.
+Can inflict up to a total of 7 Paralyze Barriers on all foes
+Last Word possesses 2 levels of 2 Yang DEF DOWN

Character Weaknesses

-Applies Paralyze barriers to her allies
-Weaker in longer fights, where she must spend Barriers to survive and thus cannot benefit from her character ability