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Kaguya Houraisan

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Eternal and Instant Sinner

Stats

Health
5400
Agility
990
Yang ATK
1480
Yang DEF
1010
Yin ATK
1390
Yin DEF
950

Races

Element Type Chart

Juugoya
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Juugoya (a Touhou LW original) refers to the 15th night of the 8th month of the old Japanese calendar when the moon is full. An apt temperament for the princess of the moon. Kaguya is endowed with Water Phase, from her beauty and severity, and with Moon Essence, as she only occasionally shows herself to others.

The flexible and patient Water Phase resists Metal Phase, because metal collects water, but it is weak to Earth Phase, because earth directs water.

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_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_weak
Metal
earth_strong
Earth
star_strong
Star

Character Shots

Kaguya Houraisan's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She shoots out beads of light from her jeweled branch of Hourai. According to legend, the jeweled branch of Hourai adsorbed impurities and grew into a fruit-bearing udonge tree that is said to only flower once every 3000 years. This caused a war to break out over who would gain possession of these jewel-like fruits.
All
Jeweled Branch of Hourai
x7 Yin
All
Red Fruit & Orange Fruit
x2 Yang 1
All
Yellow Fruit & Green Fruit
x2 Yin 2
All
Fruit of Hourai
x2 Yang 3
All
Blue Fruit & Indigo Fruit
x2 Yin 3
All
Violet Fruit & Pink Fruit
x2 Yang 3
Kaguya Houraisan's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She unleashes beams of rainbow light in this attack. It is said that rainbows are the roads that dragons use to travel to and from heaven, and there is speculation that the Lunar Capital is, in fact, Ryuuguu, the dragon palace...
All
Jewel Prism of Light
x5 Yin
All
Anti Lunar Capital Defensive Laser
x1 Yang 1
All
Anti Lunar Capital Defensive Laser
x1 Yang 2
All
Jewel Prism of Light
x1 Yin 3
All
Gemstone Prism of Light
x1 Yang 3
All
Jewel Prism of Light
x1 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Kaguya Houraisan's Spell Card. She attacks by dispersing light through a mystical and exceptionally hard gemstone. The stone begging bowl of the Buddha is a holy artifact, but it seems that the one Kaguya possesses is merely a replica. It is apparently possible to create artificial diamonds from any material that contains carbon, even a corpse. All that is needed is enough heat and pressure... which are aspects of eternity and the instantaneous.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.5 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Solo
Diamond laser
x12 Yang
Solo
Nega-Laser
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Posi-Laser
x2 Yang 2
Solo
Adamantine Laser
x2 Yin 3
Solo
Posi-Laser
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Adamantine Laser
x2 Yin 3
Kaguya Houraisan's Spell Card. She charges forward with a fireproof shield that is enveloped in flames. The robe of fire-rat skins... was apparently a robe made out of asbestos, but Kaguya's is most likely a replica. This item is perhaps the main reason why Mokou can never defeat her. It should be impossible to fabricate the perfect fireproof material, so aspects of eternity and the instantaneous may also be involved in this artifact's creation.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.5 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Solo
Flaming Shield Charge
x9 Yang
Solo
Hard Tackle
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Shield Charge
x2 Yang 2
Solo
Fire-Rat Robe
x2 Yin 3
Solo
Shield Charge
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Fire-Rat Robe
x2 Yin 3
Kaguya Houraisan's Last Word. There is no escape for anyone who enters this sea of trees. Perhaps it is a type of trap that prevents all forms of navigation. According to Chinese mythology, Hourai is a legendary land where immortal hermits live. However, some people consider Houraisan (the sacred mountain that rises up above the land of Hourai) as being the same mountain as Mount Fuji. In the tale of the Bamboo Cutter, the elixir of immortality was burned at the place closest to the moon, which is said to be how Mount Fuji got its name, as fushi (the Japanese word for immortality) can also be pronounced as fuji.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang DEF 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Hourai's Sea of Trees
x16 Yang
All
Overly Pure Atmosphere
x3 Yin 1
All
Panacea Fruit
x3 Yang 2
All
Anti Navigation
x3 Yin 3
All
Maze of Revolving Floors
x3 Yang 3
All
Immortal Sea of Trees
x3 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating eternity and the instantaneous
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The extent of Kaguya Houraisan's ability is shrouded in mystery. However, one thing is certain―it is one of the most powerful abilities in Gensokyo, the far side of the moon, and all of the other worlds. This ability made it possible to achieve the incredibly complex and challenging task of hiding Eientei from history. Eirin also used Kaguya's ability to create a medicine of eternal youth and immortality―the Hourai Elixir. It is said that Kaguya drank the Hourai Elixir because she was curious about life on the earth. Somewhat fitting for an impetuous princess, she risked everything on a spur-of-the-moment whim even though she was a being with an almost eternal lifespan... But she says that she doesn't regret it in the slightest.
When using Boost, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG to effective elements 25% UP.

Character Skills

CD 5
Own Spirit Power 0.75 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Recovers 35% of own HP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The noble princess of the moon was exiled down to the impure earth. However, she found many friends down there.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.75
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Recovers HP
Value 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 35
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
CD 5
Own Spirit Power 0.75 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang DEF 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The Japanese word for instant, shuuyu, also means one quadrillionth. The metric equivalent is the femto prefix.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.75
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yang Defense Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 40 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Her unreasonable requests were so grand that it became a story. Only the princess herself knows her true motives behind them.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 40 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Yang Defense Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
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

Household Moon Medicine
When turn starts, recovers 30% of own HP. [Success rate 15%.]
Corridor of Intuition
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 0.25 UP. [Success rate 50%.]
Corridor of Logic
After being attacked, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]

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

Kaguya Houraisan was released on August 10th, 2021 in Festival: Eternal Exiles of the Moon. 

Kaguya Houraisan, the Eternal and Instant Sinner, is the famous princess from the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. A few things are different from the myth, chiefly among which is that Kaguya is utterly immortal, thanks to consuming the Hourai Elixir. Whilst seemingly driven only by her boredom on the surface, the princess primarily seeks to figure out her place within the earth, now that she no longer idles her days away in eternal exile. But of course, she also aims to sate her boredom too, leading her to lend you her aid as a selfish attacker and a A+ Tier Friend.

For farming purposes, Kaguya does a solid job of farming multi-boss Event stages, in spite of her seemingly back-loaded Last Word. This is because the first and third bullets have tremendous Hard scaling, combined with her ability to immediately boost two times on the first turn thanks to her skills. She doesn’t hit quite as hard as the best at it, so she’ll need more investment, but she’ll definitely get the job done. 

For harder fights, Kaguya has two primary jobs. First of all, her Last Word’s Hard scaling gets even better when she has a chance to both set up and gain access to a third boost, though the difference isn’t as dramatic as you’d expect from most 1-1-3s. Still, it’ll hit really hard. Secondly, thanks to both of her Spell Cards granting 1.5 Spirit Power on use, she can throw out a ton of either Metal or Fire breaks depending on your needs - and still have Power left over for her Last Word! That being said, do watch out for the Rebound on Salamander Shield.

Overall, Kaguya’s a solid attacker who brings both damage and Barrier Breaks to the table. She doesn’t have much utility, but she’s a selfish princess from the moon, what can you expect?

Here are the chances for Kaguya’s secondary effects and HP consumption, alongside her Hard scalings (per bullet): 

Divine Treasure: Buddhist Diamond:
Chance of Yang DEF UP: 0%/0%/0%/50%/0%/50%

Divine Treasure: Salamander Shield:
Hard: 50%/0%/50%/0%/60%/0%
Consumes HP: 15%/0%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Hourai’s Sea of Trees:
Hard: 80%/0%/80%/0%/85%/0%
Recovers HP: 0%/0%/0%/15%/0%/15%
Chance of Yang DEF UP: 0%/100%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Kaguya’s Story Card priorities are a bit complicated. First of all, you’ll want at least one Spirit Power boosting Story Card if she’s being used to Break. Afterwards, or if she’s not breaking, you want to use one copy of a Yang ATK UP Story Card to boost her Yang ATK before using her Last Word - Members of the Yakumo Family is particularly preferred, due to it also having Yang DEF as a stat. Since she already hits 9 Yang ATK from just one Yang ATK UP Story Card plus her Last Word and third skill, afterwards the remainder slots should be filled with Yang DEF UP, which is at the moment only Bunbunmaru Newspaper. If you need stat sticks, look to cards with both Yang ATK and Yang DEF on them, with Yang ATK being preferred if you don’t have cards with both.

Last Word

Due to the fact that Kaguya’s Last Word consists primarily of both Wood and Energy, and she already boosts her own Yang ATK and DEF by a lot, Thunder Beat is her best pick, providing a boost to both of those alongside some Yang DEF to spare. For farming purposes, you may instead prefer Accuracy UP for the sake of consistency.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Firstly, all three of Kaguya's skills should be leveled up to 5: it doesn't take much time at all, and they all receive fantastic benefits at that point (most notably, by having her first two skills each at 5, Kaguya can boost her Last Word twice on turn 1). Afterwards, Impossible Tasks should be leveled up to 10, due to its Yang ATK. Then, Instant Determination should be leveled up, for the Yang DEF. Finally, Exiled Princess can be saved for last, as while the extra Spirit Power is certainly nice, it's not quite a priority.

Character Strengths

+Highly damaging All targeting Last Word with fantastic Hard scaling that hits hard right away and scales well too for longer fights
+Average access to two elements, Fire and Metal. She's also got Wood access if you're willing to burn her Last Word on that.
+Gains a lot of Spirit Power

Character Weaknesses

-Selfish attacker with no utility outside of Breaks
-Kaguya's second Spell Card hurts herself