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Kasen Ibaraki

Stats

Health
5850
Agility
1095
Yang ATK
1285
Yang DEF
1045
Yin ATK
1200
Yin DEF
1105

Races

Element Type Chart

Saiun
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Saiun (a Touhou LW original) refers to iridescent clouds, an optical phenomenon that occurs when clouds appear near the sun and are lit up in rainbow colors. Humans seem to think that seeing these clouds is good luck, making this an apt temperament for a hermit. Kasen is endowed with Metal Phase, from how she seems to be hiding some secrets, and Sun Essence, from her strong sense of morality.

The cold and silent Metal Phase resists Earth Phase, because earth bears metal, but it is weak to Fire Phase, because fire refines metal.

The alluring and arrogant Sun Essence resists the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence, but it is weak to the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence.
sun_neutral
Sun
moon_strong
Moon
fire_strong
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_weak
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

1025011
Solo Shukumyou Bullet x6 Yang
Solo Jinsoku Bullet x2 Yin 1
Solo Tengen Bullet x2 Yang 2
Solo Tenni Bullet x2 Yin 2
Solo Rojin Bullet x3 Yang 3
Solo Tashin Bullet x3 Yin 3
[Attack] Impact Light Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Sure-Hit Bullet/Soul-Killer Bullet.
Info
Kasen Ibaraki's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). This attack uses jintsuu, or transcendental power, to shoot bullets of air. The transcendental power mentioned here refers to supernatural techniques only obtainable through virtuous living and meditation. Kasen has this power because she is a hermit. Hermits have a very complicated history.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4 75% 5%
2 4.11 75% 5%
3 4.46 75% 5%
4 4.8 75% 5%
5 3.43 75% 5%
6 3.66 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. May inflict Stun to target.
2 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
3 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
4 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences.
5 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences.
Level Power Rate
1 105
2 109
3 114
4 118
5 123
1025012
Solo Kanda's Charge x2 Yang
Solo Hawk Eye x2 Yin 1
Solo Kanda's Charge x2 Yang 2
Solo Hawk Eye x3 Yin 2
Solo Kanda's Charge x3 Yang 3
Solo Kanda's Charge x4 Yin 3
[Attack] Sure-Hit Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Impact Bullet/Incident Resolver-Killer Bullet.
Info
Kasen Ibaraki's Focus Shot. Kasen uses Kanda, one of her pet giant eagles, to attack her targets. Apparently, the name Kanda comes from the name of a hermit in a certain book of tales.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 20 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 7.43 75% 5%
4 5.33 75% 5%
5 5.71 75% 5%
6 4.57 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
2 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
3 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. May inflict Stun to target.
4 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
5 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Effective against those with a connection to resolving incidents.
6 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 112
3 119
4 125
5 131

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
102501a
Solo Water Dragon Qi Bullet x8 Yang
Solo Water Dragon Qi Cannon x1 Yin 1
Solo Qi Bullet x1 Yang 2
Solo Qi Cannon x1 Yin 2
Solo Qi Bullet x1 Yang 3
Solo Water Dragon Qi Cannon x1 Yin 3
Dragon Sign: Dragon's Growl
[Pre-Attack] Own Yang ATK/CRIT ATK/Yin ATK UP.
[Attack] Water Explosive Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Water Precise Energy Bullet/Impact Incident Resolver-Killer Bullet/Explosive Precise Energy Bullet/Explosive Precise Bullet/Water Explosive Precise Energy Bullet.
Bullet Info
Kasen Ibaraki's Spell Card. She positions her bandaged arm to make it look like a dragon and shoots out compressed qi in this senjutsu attack. Its force is as intense as a bellowing dragon.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 9.6 75% 5%
2 26.33 75% 5%
3 28.53 75% 5%
4 30.72 75% 5%
5 32.91 75% 5%
6 35.11 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Water Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF.
2 Yin/Water Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
3 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. May inflict Stun to target. Effective against those with a connection to resolving incidents.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
5 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
6 Yin/Water Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 127
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
102501b
Solo Rock Catapult x6 Yang
Solo Rock Smash x1 Yin 1
Solo Catapult x1 Yang 2
Solo Smash x1 Yin 2
Solo Catapult x1 Yang 3
Solo Rock Smash x1 Yin 3
Wrap Sign: Prosthetic Arm Proteus
[Pre-Attack] Own Yin ATK/CRIT ATK/Yang ATK UP.
[Attack] Earth Elastic Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Earth Precise Energy Bullet/Impact Soul-Killer Bullet/Elastic Precise Energy Bullet/Elastic Precise Bullet/Earth Elastic Precise Energy Bullet.
Bullet Info
Kasen Ibaraki's Spell Card. She uses her unwrapped bandage to make a false arm, wrap up a large rock and throw it with senjutsu. This is normally a technique which binds and strikes its target, but this time, it has been devised with long-range attacks in mind. Proteus is the name of an ancient Greek sea god, which is where the word protean (meaning versatile or mutable) comes from. Perhaps the name of this attack is referencing the arm's changing forms.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 12.8 75% 5%
2 26.33 75% 5%
3 28.53 75% 5%
4 30.72 75% 5%
5 32.91 75% 5%
6 35.11 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Earth Heavy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK.
2 Yin/Earth Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
3 Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet. May inflict Stun to target. Effective against soul-like presences.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
5 Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
6 Yin/Earth Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 127
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
102501c
Solo Moss Counter Cut x16 Yang
Solo Anti-Hero Explosion x3 Yin 1
Solo Divine Spear Hand x3 Yang 2
Solo Super Shockwave x2 Yin 2
Solo Divine Spear Hand x2 Yang 3
Solo Anti-Hero Explosion x2 Yin 3
When the Ice Melts, the Waves Wash the Old Moss's Beard
[Pre-Attack] Own CRIT Accuracy/CRIT ATK/Yin ATK/Yang ATK UP.
[Attack] Fire Explosive Elastic Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Fire Impact Incident Resolver-Killer Bullet/Explosive Precise Bullet/Elastic Precise Bullet/Explosive Precise Elastic Bullet/Fire Impact Elastic Incident Resolver-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Kasen Ibaraki's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). Kasen imbues her bandaged arm with scorching heat before spearing her ultra hot hand through her target to make them explode. The name of the attack comes from an old Japanese poem.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 10.5 75% 20%
2 19.2 75% 20%
3 20.8 75% 20%
4 33.6 75% 20%
5 36 75% 20%
6 38.4 75% 20%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Fire Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK.
2 Yin/Fire Energy Bullet. May inflict Stun to target. Effective against those with a connection to resolving incidents.
3 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility.
5 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's DEF. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK.
6 Yin/Fire Energy Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK. May inflict Stun to target. Effective against those with a connection to resolving incidents.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 115
4 122
5 130
Own CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 2 2 3
Rate 0 50 0 50 0
Add 0 1 0 1 0
Own CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0

Character Ability

Capable of guiding animals
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Kasen Ibaraki's ability lets her speak and communicate with animals. Kasen lives with many animals, including giant eagles, raiju, a tiger, and even a young dragon. She loves all animals and devotes herself to protecting them. She is also a hermit, which puts her in a position to lead humans, but come to think of it, humans are also just another kind of animal... Her hermitry may be a bit different from most. She can also use various senjutsu because of her hermitry. She is definitely one of the most powerful hermits in Gensokyo, with her own private Senkai and her ability to hide the path to her home using fangshu. Her personality also befits her stature, as expected of a virtuous hermit.
When using Boost, own Accuracy 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG to resisted elements 40% UP.

Character Skills

CD 4
Own Yin DEF 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
A qi manipulation method that is taught at the dojo. Control your breathing to manipulate the qi flowing through you and keep your mind and body calm.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 50 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
Yang Defense Level Up
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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
CD 3
Own CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Quick to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A qi manipulation method that is taught at the dojo. Focus on a part of your body and send your qi to it.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 50 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 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 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3
CD 4
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Kasen's beloved Ibaraki Box of a Hundred Medicines. For some reason, if you drink alcohol out of this wooden box, your wounds will heal and you will be filled with power.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.5 0.6 0.65 0.7 0.75 0.8 0.85 0.9 0.95 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yang Attack Level Up
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
Yin Attack Level Up
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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4

Character Characteristics

Traveling the Heavenly Road
When attacked, DMG from humans 30% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Active Meditation
After being attacked, own Accuracy 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Ibarakasen's Intimidation
When wave starts, target's Evasion 1 level DOWN (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]

Character Change Effect

Power Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, other unit's Spirit Power UP.
When switching places with a front-guard unit, front guard's Spirit Power UP.

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

“ But... my goal in being a hermit [...] I wanted to become closer to people. That's all.”

The mysterious one-armed hermit, Kasen Ibaraki, also known by her pseudonym of Ibarakasen, is - well, she’s a lot of things. She’s one of the sages of Gensokyo - a group who collectively created the land and work behind the scenes to keep it safe, though she disagrees heavily with the other sages on just about everything. She’s an oni, who desperately attempts to keep it under wraps, although it’s something of an open secret between her gluttony, fear of common oni weaknesses such as baked soybeans, conspicuous hair bun which certainly aren’t hiding horns, and general fighting prowess. She openly preaches lofty ideals and genuinely does want everyone to be better people, but then also gluttonously devours sweets and tends to act somewhat hypocritically. Still, overall she’s a nice woman you definitely want on her side - certainly not least of which because she’s, well, both an Oni and a Sage, with enough power to more than back up her A Tier Friend status.

For farming purposes, Kasen excels at any stage where there is both one wave and one enemy. Her Solo Last Word does plenty of damage at 1 Power, which is especially relevant as those stages tend to have bosses with higher health totals. She also doesn’t have to worry about resistances, as her passive ensures that enemy resistances are no problem. 

For harder fights, Kasen is strictly a selfish damage dealer, and as such has two primary uses. The first is simply blasting a single target - her Last Word deals considerable enough damage even with a single turn to work with, and this can often be enough. But her main niche is any fight in which she has 2 to 3 turns to set up beforehand - hitting both 3 Power and a large amount of Yin, Yang, and Cri ATK Up from her Spell Cards. If given those turns, she won’t even need external support or a Full Break - whoever you point her at is probably already knocked out, they just don’t know it yet. A good thing too, since unfortunately her Skill 2, an important part of her damage profile, also gives her Quick, making her harder than most to support.

Beyond that, she also brings somewhat average Element Breaks, but nothing special. Her Spell Card 1 has 1/1/2/3 Solo Water Breaks at 0/1/2/3 Power, and her Spell Card 2 has the same but Earth instead. Her Last Word also has the same layout but for Fire, but - why would you ever use it to Break in the first place?

Overall, Kasen’s both a respectable farmer, and a solid selfish damage dealer in both short and especially longer harder fights. Just keep in mind damage is all she’s bringing, and this hermit will bring her devastating strength to bear for you. So long as she’s got enough snacks, of course.

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

Wrap Sign: Prosthetic Arm Proteus Chance for Stun 0%/0%/35%/0%/0%/0%

When the Ice Melts, the Waves Wash the Old Moss's Beard: Chance for Stun 0%/0%/0%/0%/0%/35%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Kasen’s Spell Cards are primarily a vehicle to boost her own damage, via boosting her own stat stages, and as such Midnight Tea is generally the best possible Story Card, as it both gives her Yin & Yang Atk and also gives her Spirit Power, which lets her also dish out some Element Breaks before her Last Word if needed, which is perfectly complimented by her passive giving her Accuracy every time she Boosts. For stat sticks, anything that gives both Yin and Yang ATK will work, though as Midnight Tea already gives both, it doubles as a good stat stick.

Last Word

Due to Kasen already boosting pretty much all of her stats by a tremendous amount, and being perfectly accurate both for farming and harder fights, she generally prefers a damage type booster, as they have a multiplicative effect with ATK Up. Eating Contest is easily the best she has access to through that lens, but Mini Hakkero is also acceptable.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Kasen’s third skill is easily her most important, and should be prioritized first, as the 1 Power it provides at max rank makes all the difference both for farming and for harder fights, on top of the Atk UP. After that, her second skill is also important, and should be brought up to level 9 as soon as possible - you can delay level 10, as it only lowers the cooldown by an additional turn, which is rarely useful. Lastly her first skill is kind of - just never really useful, and can be saved for when you have no targets to train in the dojo and just want to max out your Kasen.

Character Strengths

+ Powerful Solo Last Word that deals high damage in 1 turn and an incredible amount at 3 Power

+ Access to both Water and Earth element

Character Weaknesses

- Entirely selfish damage dealer with no utility
- Although she doesn’t entirely need support, for the rare fight she does self Fast can make it tricky to support her.
- The number of Element Breaks on her Spell Cards is merely average; both Spell Cards and her Last Word have 1/1/2/3 Breaks at 0/1/2/3 Power.