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Keine Kamishirasawa

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Half Beast of Knowledge and History

Stats

Element Type Chart

Koukan
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Koukan (a Touhou LW original) refers to a corona, an optical phenomenon where a circle of light surrounds the sun or moon due to diffraction. An apt temperament for Keine, who records history according to the cycles of the sun and moon. Keine is endowed with Earth Phase, with her acceptance and creation of history, and Sun Essence, as she strictly adheres to rules.

The encompassing and regenerative Earth Phase resists Fire Phase, because fire produces earth, but it is weak to Wood Phase, because wood parts earth.

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_weak
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_strong
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

1072011
All Lifespan Shortener x6 Yang
All Telomere Cut Bullet x2 Yin 1
All Ephemeralization Bullet x2 Yang 2
All Lifespan Reduction Bullet x2 Yang 2
All Anti-Immortal Bullet x2 Yin 3
All Anti-Longevity Bullet x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Sure-Hit Light Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Own Yang DEF UP Bullet/Youkai & Ghost & Phantom-Killer Bullet.
Info
Keine Kamishirasawa's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). An attack that may reduce the lifespan of the target. In various mythologies throughout the world, there are many tales of people with unnaturally long life spans, which could indicate that the lifespan of humans has deteriorated since the age of myth. However, it is theorized that these historic legends were modified so certain people could seize or maintain power.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 3.81 75% 5%
2 2.74 75% 5%
3 2.29 75% 5%
4 1.83 75% 5%
5 1.37 75% 5%
6 0.91 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat.
2 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet. May raise own Yang DEF by 1 level.
3 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. Effective against youkai, ghosts, and phantoms.
4 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. Effective against youkai, ghosts, and phantoms.
5 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 117
5 122
1072012
Solo Ame no Minakanushi's Supremacy x3 Yang
Solo Takamimusubi's Heaven x2 Yin 1
Solo Kamimusubi's Earth x2 Yin 1
Solo History of Takamagahara x2 Yang 2
Solo History of the Three Creation Gods x2 Yang 2
Solo History of Kotomatsukami x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Own Focus Up Normal Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] God-Killer Bullet.
Info
Keine Kamishirasawa's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). This attack portrays the three oldest gods in Japanese mythology. The creation of heaven and earth is detailed in the Kojiki, an ancient chronicle of Japanese myths. However, it is speculated that this part of the text was added generations after the chronicle was first compiled.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 19.05 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 5.71 75% 5%
4 4.57 75% 5%
5 3.43 75% 5%
6 2.29 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Normal Bullet. May raise own Focus by 1 level.
2 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against gods.
3 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against gods.
4 Yang/No-Element Normal Bullet.
5 Yang/No-Element Normal Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 111
3 117
4 122
5 128

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
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Solo Ame no Murakumo no Tsurugi's Shimmer x17 Yang
Solo Regalia From Heaven x4 Yin 1
Solo Treasured Regalia x3 Yin 1
Solo Supreme Regalia x3 Yin 1
Solo Kusanagi no Tsurugi's Shimmer x2 Yang 2
Solo Sacred Regalia x1 Yin 3
Land Sign: Three Sacred Treasures - Sword
[Pre-Attack] Own Spirit Power UP.
[Attack] Metal God-Killer Sharp Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Hard Normal Bullet/Normal Bullet/Metal Hard God-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Keine Kamishirasawa's Spell Card. This attack is based on the Ame no Murakumo no Tsurugi―one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan. This sacred sword is also known as Kusanagi no Tsurugi, the grass-cutting sword, and it is a repository of the great god Amaterasu's divine spirit. According to legend, the sword was found in the body of Yamata no Orochi, the eight-headed serpent, by the god Susanoo when he cut off one of its tails.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.45 75% 5%
2 6.58 75% 5%
3 7.31 75% 5%
4 5.85 75% 5%
5 6.58 75% 5%
6 8.78 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Metal Sharp Bullet. Effective against gods.
2 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
3 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
4 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
5 Yang/Metal Sharp Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against gods.
6 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 112
4 118
5 124
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0
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All Shrine to Amaterasu x9 Yang
All Bronze Mirror's Shimmer x3 Yin 1
All Left Eye of Izanagi x3 Yang 2
All Wakahirume's Weaver x2 Yin 3
All Pervading Radiance x2 Yin 3
All Light That Illuminates the Earth x2 Yin 3
Light Sign: Amaterasu
[Pre-Attack] All targets' Accuracy DOWN.
[Attack] Sun Undead & Myouren Temple-Killer Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Hard Undead-Killer Bullet/Sun Hard Bullet/Myouren Temple-Killer Bullet/Hard Bullet.
Bullet Info
Keine Kamishirasawa's Spell Card. This attack recreates the radiance of the god, Amaterasu. She is the supreme deity in Japanese mythology and the goddess of the sun. Thus the light emitted in this attack is the light of the sun, meaning it is exceptionally bright!
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 8.13 75% 5%
2 5.85 75% 5%
3 4.88 75% 5%
4 5.85 75% 5%
5 4.39 75% 5%
6 2.93 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. Effective against undead and dwellers of Myouren Temple.
2 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against undead.
3 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
4 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet. Effective against dwellers of Myouren Temple.
5 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet. More damage with higher own DEF.
6 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 126
All targets' Accuracy 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 20%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 30 60 90 20
Add 0 1 1 1 1
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All Legendary Prince Shotoku x18 Yang
All Legendary Buddhist Regent x6 Yang 1
All Legendary Regent of Virtue x5 Yang 2
All Legendary Toyosatomimi x5 Yang 2
All Legendary Prince Umayado x4 Yang 2
All Legendary Kamitsumiyaou x4 Yang 3
Emperor of the Land of the Rising Sun
[Pre-Attack] Party's Yang DEF UP/Own Focus UP.
[Attack] Sun Hard Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Hard Light Bullet/Sun Gensokyo-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Keine Kamishirasawa's Last Word. Lasers and bullets of light portraying the rising sun are unleashed in this attack. The earliest known usage of the term "land of the rising sun" was in a letter addressed to the Sui Emperor by Prince Shoutoku, where he referred to Empress Suiko, the sovereign of Wa (ancient Japan) as the sovereign of the land of the rising sun. Miko uses a Spell Card with a similar name.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 10.16 75% 5%
2 7.31 75% 5%
3 7.31 75% 5%
4 5.85 75% 5%
5 5.49 75% 5%
6 3.66 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
2 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
3 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. Effective against dwellers of Gensokyo.
4 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. Effective against dwellers of Gensokyo.
5 Yang/Sun Laser Bullet. Effective against dwellers of Gensokyo.
6 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 128
Party's Yang DEF 3 level(s) UP (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 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Focus 3 level(s) UP (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 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0

Character Ability

Capable of eating history
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Editing history is Keine Kamishirasawa's ability as a were-hakutaku. In her human form, she is capable of "eating" history, whereas in her hakutaku form, she is capable of "creating" history. This ability is most likely derived from how Chinese mythology portrays the hakutaku as an auspicious beast that appears before monarchs. Perhaps a monarch's power to edit the history books is reflected in this ability that instantly alters history with magic. Records and accounts transcribed into history books that stand the test of time are readily accepted as truth, regardless of their accuracy. Conversely, history books that may actually be true but do not withstand the test of time by either being burnt or expunged in some other manner are thus forgotten and no longer recognized as history. The people of subsequent generations have no other means of knowing what happened in the past, except through the history books that are still available to them, leaving them utterly oblivious to any records that have been erased. This is how the truth is edited. It appears that Keine uses her ability solely for humans. She carefully edits history in order to prevent the occurrence of needless conflicts and disputes. Also, since she only takes the form of a hakutaku when the moon is full, she does all her history editing on this single night each month. (She probably doesn't get much sleep.) While editing history, Keine can recall the truths that she once ate (hid) in her human form, and can edit them back into history if she so wishes. It is assumed that when Keine eats history, those who knew the details that were eaten by Keine pertaining to that particular moment in history forget those details. However, someone older who knew the same details from an earlier moment in history retains that knowledge. It may be possible for Keine to alter the memories and perceptions of specific people by eating different parts of history, which makes this ability an effective tool for protecting humans from youkai.
When using Boost, party's Yang DEF 1 level UP (1 turn).
When using Graze, own Focus 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

Lecture Lvl 10
CD 4
Own Focus 4 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Knowledge is not just written into books and scrolls―it is also written into the minds of everyone who is taught.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Focus Level Up
Value 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
Rate 0 20 20 40 60 60 80 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Yang Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Rate 0 20 40 40 60 80 80 0 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
Manuscript Lvl 10
CD 4
Party's Yang DEF 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's DMG from Fire enemy 40% DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The only sure way to eternally preserve books and knowledge is to continuously make more copies.
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 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Fire Damage from Enemy Down
Value 20 20 25 25 30 30 35 35 40 40
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 4
CD 5
Own Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Adds 2 layer(s) to own Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yang DEF 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
It is said that pictures of hakutaku can ward off diseases and cleanse evil. Keine protects the Human Village unbeknownst to the dwellers living there.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Accuracy 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
Adds Layer to Barrier
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 20 40 60 80 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 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 5

Character Characteristics

History Collector
When attacked, DMG from humans 35% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Headbutt
After being attacked, own Yang DEF 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 70%.]
Compiler
When turn starts, adds 1 layer to own Barrier. [Success rate 35%.]

Character Change Effect

Shield Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, adds 1 layer to other unit's Barrier.
When switching places with a front-guard unit, heals front-guard unit's Barrier Status.

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

Keine Kamishirasawa is a character first introduced to us in Touhou 8: Imperishable Night. Keine's species is specified to us as a "Were-Hakutaku" or a human that can also turn into a hakutaku. On a day-to-day basis, Keine lives and works as a schoolteacher at a human village and also acts as the village's guardian, defending it from any oncoming threats. In her human form, Keine has the unique ability to "consume" history. In simpler terms, this power is simply the concealing of history from outside viewers. In her hakutaku form, which is revealed under the light of a full moon, Keine is able to create history in opposition to her human ability and she is also aware of the entire history of Gensokyo in this state. In Touhou LostWord, Keine plays a role fit for a Human Village defender, placing herself comfortably in A+ Tier.

For farming, Keine's Last Word deals plenty of damage on turn one, on the likes of other farmers such as Yuyuko Saigyouji or Ran Yakumo. Watch out for the abundance of Sun on it however, as she can run into some problems against Sun resistant enemies as a result. 

For harder fights, Keine is most known for the high amounts of Yang DEF up she provides using her second skill, Manuscript giving the entire party 2 Levels of Yang DEF UP for 2 turns, and her third skill Auspicious Omen giving the entire party another 2 Levels of Yang DEF UP for 2 turns. In addition, her Character Ability provides the whole party 1 Level of Yang DEF UP for 1 turn every time she boosts. On surface level, this may look a little weak because it doesn't do anything for damage but that isn't exactly correct. The added Yang DEF is useful for the defense it provides Keine and her teammates but it also meshes well with Hard. This essentially means that, for attackers who are Yang focused and have Hard scaling, Keine is effectively increasing the end result of her damage with their buff, making Keine a potent Hard attacker support. Her All targeting Last Word, Emperor of the Land of the Rising Sun, also possesses 50% Hard and 100% Hard on the first and second + sixth bullets respectively, alongside Gensokyo Killer on bullets three, four, and five. While she would still require some external Yang ATK support to make the most use of this attack, she still matches the likes of Ran Yakumo without any support.

Keine also makes for a alright Sun and Metal Breaker, possessing 2 overall Sun Breaks and 2 Metal Breaks, which only adds to her usefulness. You can also squeeze out an additional 4 Sun Breaks from her Last Word, if you're willing to use it for that purpose. However, no unit is without its faults. The issue with Keine's main utility is that, while still helpful and abundantly desirable, Hard attackers will usually have some sort of DEF support fitted into their kit already which can nullify Keine's overall helpfulness to an extent. In addition, the lack of breaks on her Spell Cards can cause her to fall flat if that is being used as her main utility. Regardless, Keine is an excellent unit that is sure to make an impact on your party.

Here are the relevant scalings for Keine:

1st Spell Card:
Hard: 0%/60%/60%/0%/60%/70%
2nd Spell Card:
Hard: 
0%/70%/80%/0%/80%/0%
Last Word:
Hard:
 50%/100%/0%/0%/0%/100%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Keine will want Yang ATK up primarily, though any Spirit P support does help for breaks if you're using her for that, albeit her not being the best for it.

Last Word

You can't beat the Laser Bullet power and Yang ATK support that Ordinary Magician gives for Keine.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

It is important that you first prioritize Auspicious Omen, as it the buffs it provides and added Barriers is very useful to Keine's purpose. Secondly, Manuscript is your next priority, as this adds two more levels of party-wide Yang DEF to her arsenal. Lastly, Lecture is useful to supporting Keine's overall damage and the focus helps makes use of her high amounts of DEF.

Character Strengths

+Rather high damage All targeting Last Word that can farm
+Extremely high levels of Yang DEF UP support

Character Weaknesses

-Fairly modest top end for damage without Yang ATK support
-Low Focus UP for a tank.
-Element access is below average, unless willing to use Last Word for Breaking.