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Marisa Kirisame

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Ordinary Magician

Stats

Health
5500
Agility
920
Yang ATK
1290
Yang DEF
1010
Yin ATK
1200
Yin DEF
930

Races

Element Type Chart

Kirisame
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Kirisame refers to fine, misty rain and is sometimes also called konuka ame. It may seem like an unusual temperament for Marisa, who always seems so fearless, but this is closer to her true personality. She is always hard at work when nobody is watching. Marisa is endowed with Water Phase, sensitive and persevering, and Star Spirit, fanciful and free.

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 diverse and uncooperative Star Essence resists the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence, but it is weak to the charming and arrogant Sun Essence.
sun_strong
Sun
moon_weak
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_weak
Metal
earth_strong
Earth
star_neutral
Star

Character Shots

illusion_laser
Solo Nega-Laser x6 Yin
Solo Posi-Laser x2 Yang 1
Solo Piercing Laser x2 Yin 2
Solo Piercing Laser x2 Yin 2
Solo Nega-Laser x2 Yin 3
Solo Stardust Laser x2 Yin 3
[Attack] No-Element Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Piercing Laser Bullet/Star Laser Bullet.
Info
Marisa Kirisame's Spread Shot. Fantastical lasers shoot out in straight lines. Normally, lasers are made with science, but how on earth does Marisa make hers?
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4 75% 5%
2 4.11 75% 5%
3 4.46 75% 5%
4 4.8 75% 5%
5 5.14 75% 5%
6 5.49 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
4 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
5 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
6 Yin/Star Laser Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 105
2 110
3 114
4 119
5 124
magic_missile
Solo Solid Monster Mushroom Missile x3 Yang
Solo Rehydrated Monster Mushroom Missile x2 Yin 1
Solo Solid Monster Mushroom Missile x2 Yang 2
Solo Anti-Fairy Missile x2 Yang 2
Solo Anti-Fairy Missile x2 Yang 3
Solo Stardust Missile x3 Yang 3
[Attack] No-Element Missile Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Fairy-Killer Missile Bullet/Star Missile Bullet.
Info
Marisa Kirisame's Focus Shot. These magic missiles are famous and popular among magic users. Marisa came up with the idea herself and made them with her own original magic.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 13.33 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 7.43 75% 5%
4 8 75% 5%
5 8.57 75% 5%
6 6.1 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Missile Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Missile Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Missile Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Missile Bullet. Effective against Fairies.
5 Yang/No-Element Missile Bullet. Effective against Fairies.
6 Yang/Star Missile Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 113
3 119
4 126
5 132

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
love sign: master spark
All Starry Master Spark Bullet x12 Yang
All Master Spark Bullet x3 Yang 1
All Piercing Master Spark Bullet x2 Yang 1
All Piercing Master Spark Bullet x2 Yang 2
All Piercing Master Spark Bullet x2 Yang 3
All Master Spark Bullet x2 Yang 3
Love Sign: Master Spark
[Attack] Star Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yang.
[Boost] Piercing Laser Bullet.
Bullet Info
Marisa Kirisame's Spell Card. This is her signature bullet hell attack. She shoots huge lasers out of her beloved mini hakkero (a magical elemental furnace). The attack's power is overwhelming, but it may have been based on another girl's bullet attack.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.88 75% 5%
2 5.85 75% 5%
3 8.78 75% 5%
4 8.78 75% 5%
5 8.78 75% 5%
6 8.78 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Star Laser Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
4 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
5 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
6 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 128
love sign: non-directional laser
All Stardust Nega-Laser x8 Yin
All Nega-Laser x2 Yin 1
All Nega-Laser x2 Yin 1
All Nega-Laser x2 Yin 2
All Anti-Fairy/Beast Youkai Laser x2 Yin 3
All Anti-Fairy/Beast Youkai Laser x2 Yin 3
Love Sign: Non-Directional Laser
[Attack] Star Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Fairy & Beast Youkai-Killer Laser Bullet.
Bullet Info
Marisa Kirisame's Spell Card. Multiple non-directional lasers shoot out while spinning. The boldness of attacking in all directions is very like Marisa... but it's actually rumored to be based on another girl's bullet attack.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 7.31 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 8.78 75% 5%
4 8.78 75% 5%
5 8.78 75% 5%
6 8.78 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Star Laser Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
4 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet. Effective against Fairies and Beast Youkai.
6 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet. Effective against Fairies and Beast Youkai.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 128
blazing star
Solo Meteor Strike x10 Yin
Solo Marisa's Tackle x4 Yang 1
Solo Magic Broomstick Smash x4 Yin 1
Solo Marisa's Tackle x4 Yang 1
Solo Magic Broomstick Smash x4 Yin 2
Solo Comet Strike x4 Yang 3
Blazing Star
[Attack] Star Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] No-Element/Star Piercing Body Bullet.
Bullet Info
Marisa Kirisame's Last Word. Beams of light and stardust shoot forward in Marisa's fearless bullet hell attack. Marisa has many star and laser spell cards, but this one combines them both.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 27.43 75% 5%
2 16.46 75% 5%
3 13.71 75% 5%
4 10.97 75% 5%
5 8.23 75% 5%
6 5.49 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Star Body Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
3 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
5 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
6 Yang/Star Body Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129

Character Ability

Capable of using magic
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"It ain't magic if it ain't flashy!" That's Marisa's motto, but her abilities are actually fairly average for a magician. However, she is both a human and a magician, and you won't find many human magicians who can use magic as well as her. She seems to have put in a good amount of hard work to reach her level. Apparently, she collects magic materials for experiments and notes down other people's bullet hell attacks in magic books... Not that anybody's ever seen her doing any of that.
When using Boost, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Own CRIT ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The bamboo broomstick that Marisa uses to fly. The magic has caused it to grow in a strange way.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Attack 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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
CD 4
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Marisa's beloved little magical furnace. It has been enhanced in a number of ways by Rinnosuke.
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 3 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 50 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
CD 6
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
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Marisa is unique in using a variety of items for her magic. Apparently, they seem to come out of her skirt and her hat.
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Character Characteristics

Fighting Spirit
After being attacked, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 35%.]
Guts
When attacked with HP 25% or under, DMG from enemy 100% DOWN. [Success rate 15%.]
Magic Tool Crafter
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 0.5 UP. [Success rate 25%.]

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

“It ain’t magic if it ain’t flashy! Danmaku is all about firepower!”

A human magician with a flair for firepower, and quick to make friends with everyone she meets, Marisa Kirisame is one of Gensokyo’s premier incident resolvers. She’s all about big, flashy magic and can be considered Touhou Project’s deuteragonist alongside Reimu Hakurei. She shines in the early game, which wonderfully compliments her status as one of the game’s two free Friends. Due to her status as a selfish DPS with a lacking kit, Solo Last Word that hits averagely hard, and average ish damage overall, she is firmly a B Tier Friend.

When it comes to farming, Marisa’s is limited typically to Solo friendly Event stages, ideally those weak to Star. Her powerful All Spell Cards do give her something of a niche in some 3-wave stages, so long as you either avoid Full Auto or, in the case of certain boss farms such as 3-3-3, pair her up with a partner.

For difficult content, Marisa’s main use is her 0 Power All access to Star element on both Spell Cards. Unfortunately, she is only able to do 1 All Star break per turn this way, even with additional Power. Her Last Word does have 2 Solo Star breaks on it, but that requires 3 Power. Her kit is otherwise average in every department - average overall damage, a Solo LW that deals average damage, no team utility, and mixed Yin and Yang damage making her hard to scale all combine to leave you with a somewhat average Friend.

Overall, for any new player Marisa will be your best Friend for some time, helping to carry you through the early game. Once you get past that stage, she will be overall average - never the worst option to bring, but certainly far from the most powerful too.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Note: Overwhelming Firepower is strictly to boost damage of Last Word, use Valued Tools of the Trade or other Accuracy Up Story Card for 3 wave farming.

Last Word

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Mini Hakkero is Marisa's best option first and foremost, as her more powerful Spell Card and Last Word both benefit from it. After that, the extra Spirit Power that Loaded Item provides is very useful. Lastly, Magic Broomstick should only be levelled up when you're about to go for her Fantasy Rebirth. 

Character Strengths

+ Master Spark deals high All damage for a Spell Card
+ Very powerful early-game

Character Weaknesses

- Mixed Yin and Yang damage makes her hard to scale
- Overall low access to elements