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Medicine Melancholy

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Sweet Little Poison

Stats

Health
4650
Agility
950
Yang ATK
990
Yang DEF
870
Yin ATK
1180
Yin DEF
1080

Races

Element Type Chart

Photochemical Smog
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Photochemical Smog (a Touhou LW original) refers to a phenomenon that occurs when UV light from the sun reacts with pollutants in the air, creating a health hazard. This temperament causes harm to those surrounding it just by existing, which is just like Medicine, even if it is not her intention. Medicine is endowed with Wood Phase, from her kind desire to help her friends, and Sun Essence, as she continuously demands for rights for dolls, acting as a doll mediator.

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 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_neutral
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_strong
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

1036011
All Toxic Flower x5 Yin
All Doll Liberation x2 Yang 1
All Toxic Flower x2 Yin 1
All Doll Liberation x2 Yang 2
All Toxic Flower x2 Yin 2
All Neurotoxic Flower x2 Yang 3
[Attack] Normal Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Human-Killer Bullet.
Info
Medicine Melancholy's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). Medicine created the shot using knowledge from Eirin. While Medicine is not so naive as to hate every human she sees anymore, if her target is human, she might put a little more poison than usual into her shots...
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.11 75% 5%
2 2.74 75% 5%
3 2.51 75% 5%
4 2.29 75% 5%
5 2.06 75% 5%
6 1.83 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against humans.
3 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against humans.
5 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
6 Yang/Wood Normal Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 117
5 122
1036012
Solo Depression x4 Yin
Solo Melancholia x2 Yang 1
Solo Depression x2 Yin 1
Solo Melancholia x2 Yang 2
Solo Depression x2 Yin 2
Solo Black Bile x2 Yang 3
[Attack] Liquid Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Earth Poison Spray Bullet.
Info
Medicine Melancholy's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). An excess of black bile is said to cause melancholy, and this bullet hell attack shoots it out liberally in sprays of magic poison. Medicine learned this from Eirin as well.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 12.86 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 6.29 75% 5%
4 5.71 75% 5%
5 5.14 75% 5%
6 4.57 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
6 Yang/Earth Liquid Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Poison to target.
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
1036a
All Poison Breath x15 Yin
All Doll Freedom x4 Yang 1
All Poison Breath x4 Yin 1
All Doll Freedom x3 Yang 2
All Light Ball x3 Yin 2
All Light Orb x3 Yang 3
Poison Sign: Poison Breath
[Attack] Wood Light Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Human-Killer Bullet.
[Post-Attack] Inflicts Barrier Status: Poison to all targets.
Bullet Info
Medicine Melancholy's Spell Card. She shoots out a barrage of poisonous breath and light. Even the strongest poison has no effect on a doll, so Medicine can continue to shoot out poisonous fog without any danger to herself.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.39 75% 5%
2 4.39 75% 5%
3 4.02 75% 5%
4 4.88 75% 5%
5 4.39 75% 5%
6 3.9 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Wood Light Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. Effective against humans.
3 Yin/Wood Light Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet. Effective against humans.
5 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet.
6 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 113
4 119
5 126
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to all targets (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 60%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 2 2 2
Rate 0 50 0 30 60
Add 0 1 0 1 1
1036b
Solo Noxious Mist x10 Yin
Solo Confusion x3 Yang 1
Solo Noxious Mist x2 Yin 1
Solo Confusion x2 Yang 2
Solo Poison Mist x2 Yin 2
Solo Confusion x2 Yang 3
Confusion: Into Delirium
[Pre-Attack] Target's Yang ATK DOWN.
[Attack] Wood Liquid Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Body Bullet/Wood Liquid Bullet.
[Post-Attack] Inflicts Barrier Status: Poison to target.
Bullet Info
Medicine Melancholy's Spell Card. She confuses her targets with poison that has strange effects on the mind. Her targets end up hurting themselves and their allies, so all Medicine has to do is watch as her enemies do all her work for her.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 9.87 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 12.07 75% 5%
4 10.97 75% 5%
5 9.87 75% 5%
6 8.78 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Wood Liquid Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet.
3 Yin/Wood Liquid Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
6 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 113
4 119
5 126
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to target (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
Target's Yang ATK 2 level(s) DOWN (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
1036c
All Miss Lily's Poison x17 Yin
All Light Orb x4 Yang 1
All Miss Lily's Poison x4 Yin 1
All Light Orb x4 Yang 2
All Miss Lily's Poison x3 Yin 2
All Light Orb x3 Yang 3
Return of Happiness
[Attack] Wood Toxic Liquid Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Wood Toxic Bullet.
Bullet Info
Medicine Melancholy's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). She recreates the field of lilies of the valley from Nameless Hill and then hurls out poison with the force of an avalanche in this powerful attack. The idea for the Spell Card came from an accident that occurred when Medicine was taking a stroll on Nameless Hill. The Flower Master who also witnessed the accident has also given the attack her stamp of approval.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 9.68 75% 5%
2 10.97 75% 5%
3 10.06 75% 5%
4 9.14 75% 5%
5 10.97 75% 5%
6 9.75 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Wood Liquid Bullet. Breaks target's Barrier with Barrier Status: Poison.
2 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
3 Yin/Wood Liquid Bullet. Breaks target's Barrier with Barrier Status: Poison.
4 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
5 Yin/Wood Liquid Bullet. Breaks target's Barrier with Barrier Status: Poison.
6 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 128

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating poison
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This ability is practically Medicine's identity, since she is a poison doll. She can manipulate poison freely, and not just lily-of-the-valley poison. From plant poison to animal venom to toxic drugs, she can control any and all poison and use it to make humans go mad. She is still young as a youkai, so she uses her powers rather indiscriminately, but she has not used them for any truly nefarious purposes yet. Since Eirin is knowledgeable about poison and medicine, she is a good match for Medicine's ability. Apparently, Medicine's ability to move as a doll is also an effect of the poison.
When attacked with Barrier Status: Poison, inflicts 1 layer of the same Barrier Status to target.
When using Graze, own Agility 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to target (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Yin ATK 3 level(s) DOWN (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Medicine poisons her targets by touching them. Her whole body has this effect.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Poison
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Attack Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 5
Inflicts 1 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to all targets (2 turn). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 90%.]
Info
A simple mist of poison. If the mist spreads too far, the target might not be the only one who is poisoned...
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Poison
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
All targets' CRIT ATK 2 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Info
Medicine releases a poison that causes hallucinations and confuses her targets. Use this too much, and you might end up harming your allies too...
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Attack Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 50 80 80
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Character Characteristics

Rapid Venom
When wave starts, inflicts 1 layer of Barrier Status: Poison to target (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Soul Resistance
When attacked, DMG from soul-like presences 100% DOWN. [Success rate 25%.]
Controlled Poisoning
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 20%.]

Character Change Effect

Guard Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, other unit's Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF, & CRIT Evasion UP (3 turns).
When switching places with a front-guard unit, inherits part of other unit's Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF, & CRIT 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

“You know, I've been thinking for a while. It's about time for me to take a stand and achieve the liberation of dolls!”

Once a normal doll, Medicine Melancholy was discarded some number of years ago upon the Nameless Hill, surrounded by lily-of-the-valley flowers. Over the years, she became a youkai, who now wishes for the liberation of dolls from humans. Outside of this general disdain for humanity, she has the ability to manipulate poison, thanks to her years of proximity to lily-of-the-valley, which are poisonous. Due to how young she is as a youkai, she does not quite know how to hold back, making her a terrifying foe indeed. This inability to restrain herself manifests in a S Tier Friend, who is unparalleled in her ability to utilize Poison Barrier anomalies.

Farming wise, Medicine doesn’t quite cut it for events. Instead, she specializes in farming the boss of Chapter 1 on Lunatic, thanks to her ability to Full Break and defeat them on turn 1, even with Full Auto enabled. She can do it from level 70, even, all she requires is MLB. Just be warned that Medicine will occasionally fail if Yukari gets the Evasion Up buff, so be ready to retreat if that happens.

For harder fights, Medicine is the undisputed queen of Barrier Breaks. Due to the nature of Barrier Anomality breaks, she doesn’t care about Element like most – so long as the enemy isn’t immune to Poison, which is a very small minority of units, she can inflict a ton of Breaks thanks to her All Last Word, Return of Happiness, which has Toxic at merely P0. Unlike Element Breaks, which can only break 1 Barrier per Bullet line, Anomaly Breaks such as Toxic will break all Barriers with the corresponding Anomaly on them. To compliment this, her Skills and Spell Cards apply many layers of Poison onto enemies.

To put it into perspective how much Poison Medicine can apply, without relying on luck: she can Break from 3 to 5 Barriers on one foe, or 1 to 3 to multiple foes. If you’re willing to retry a fight a few times, she can even break up to 8 Barriers on one foe, or 6 on multiple foes – enough to Full Break most enemies immediately! If that’s not enough, she has pretty good access to Wood Element attacks. If you're truly desperate, she even has a single Earth Break at P3 on her second shot, Black Bile.

Medicine is somewhat lacking outside of this, having low damage and no other buffs or debuffs for her team. But her ability to Full Break entire enemy teams single-handedly is enough to make her a devastatingly strong unit in strong fights anyway, thanks to the sheer power of Full Break.

Overall, Medicine is an extremely powerful Friend. You won’t get a ton of use for her in Events, but when it comes to farming the Chapter 1 Boss and Breaking foes in hard fights, she’s second to none. Just make sure not to inhale the poison, she doesn’t know how to hold back.

Here are the chances for Medicine’s secondary effects:

Black Bile: Chance for Poison 0%/0%/0%/0%/0%/30%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

It doesn’t particularly matter what you equip Medicine with. If you're using her Spell Cards at all, you're using them to apply additional layers of Poison (which is on the post-effect, and thus will always land), and her Last Word doesn’t deal much damage in the first place. If you find yourself with a pressing need for additional Wood breaks, then anything that boosts Accuracy such as Valued Tools of the Trade will suffice. If for some reason you want Medicine to hit as hard as possible, give her stat stick Story Cards which boost Yin ATK and, if possible, Yang ATK.

Last Word

For most people, you’re using Medicine to Barrier Break, so you’ll want to equip a Story Card with at least 2 Levels of Accuracy Up to ensure it lands, such as Valued Tools of the Trade. Do note that technically Froggy Hat is the best option due to also boosting her damage output by a small amount, but it is outdone by the other Accuracy boosting cards unless MLB. Even if you want to boost her damage, this is the best option unless you provide her with external Accuracy support; in which case Overwhelming Firepower also becomes an option, as her Last Word is more Yin than Yang, and she has no Atk UP buffs.

Character Strengths

+ Undisputed queen of Breaks, can Full Break almost anyone

+ Extremely strong for farming the Chapter 1 boss solo, on Full Auto

Character Weaknesses

- Useless against enemies immune to Poison, which are rare

- Low Damage