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Misumaru Tamatsukuri

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Genuine Magatama-Producing Craftsman

Stats

Health
5250
Agility
750
Yang ATK
1625
Yang DEF
925
Yin ATK
1625
Yin DEF
925

Races

Element Type Chart

Chirienmu
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Chirienmu (a Touhou LW original) refers to smog consisting of minute particles such as dust, sand, and volcanic ash. This temperament may seem unrelated to Misumaru, but apparently, she is particularly fond of the Japanese weather symbol used for this phenomenon in the outside world. The symbol is a capital ''s'' in a circle.

Not much is known about Izanagi Objects, except that they are materials that have retained mysteries from the Age of the Gods. Misumaru uses magatama and Yin-Yang Orbs crafted from Izanagi Objects, so she is probably an expert on them. Magatama are magic items. Someone's soul can be sealed inside a magatama to duplicate and preserve their abilities, temperament, and memories. Dragon gems are a type of Izanagi Object that are particularly suited for crafting magatama.

It seems that Misumaru can somewhat manipulate her own temperament because she uses Izanagi Objects, so she may have a different temperament depending on the occasion.

Misumaru likes and is resistant to Sun Essence because the Sun is eternally round and Moon Essence because the magatama shape was based on the Moon. However, she detests and is weak to Fire Phase and Water Phase since they have no defined shape.
sun_weak
Sun
moon_weak
Moon
fire_strong
Fire
water_strong
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_neutral
Star

Character Shots

Misumaru Tamatsukuri's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by firing her hand-crafted jewels. A misumaru is a loop of threaded jewels or beads that was usually worn as a necklace in ancient times. They were apparently a type of charm used as an implement in religious ceremonies or rituals, but they were also probably quite fashionable when worn as a normal accessory.
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String of Magatama
x7 Yang
All
String of Cylindrical Beads
x2 Yang 1
All
String of Disk Beads
x2 Yang 2
All
String of Red Beads
x2 Yin 2
All
String of White Beads
x2 Yin 2
All
String of Blue Beads
x2 Yin 3
Misumaru Tamatsukuri's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She attacks by firing her hand-made jewels. A lot of skill and determination are needed to polish stones accurately into magatama. Just like how the worth of lenses is directly proportional to how finely they are polished, magatama are probably more potent as magic items the closer their form resembles the correct spiritual shape.

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Misumaru Tamatsukuri's Spell Card. She shoots multiple Yin-Yang Orbs that ricochet off the edges of the screen. Yin and yang are forces that make up everything that exists in the universe. Yin and yang is also a philosophical concept that forms the basis for all relationships between opposites. The rule in Gensokyo that humans must battle with youkai was surely modeled after the ever-changing dichotomy of yin and yang.

Defining what ''the edges of the screen'' actually entails is a hot topic of debate among the dwellers of Gensokyo, but it is probably some sort of boundary. Yin-Yang Orbs are apparently famous for their ability to bounce off this boundary. They have also long been known as ''gatekeepers.''
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Target's Yang DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Yin DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Human Yang Orb
x18 Yang
Solo
Male Shinto Priest Yang Orb
x4 Yang 1
Solo
Youkai Exterminator Yang Orb
x3 Yang 2
Solo
Youkai Yin Orb
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Female Monster Yin Orb
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Incident Culprit Yin Orb
x2 Yin 3
Misumaru Tamatsukuri's Spell Card. She shoots Yin-Yang Orbs of various colors in this attack. The Rainbow Dragon Cave, which Misumaru claims to own, is a dangerous place. Supposedly, there there is a zone that is devoid of oxygen deep inside. Misumaru was in the Rainbow Dragon Cave during a certain incident to warn any humans who ventured inside. Behind the door that shines with all the colors of the rainbow lies a curse... called suffocation.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Blind to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Rainbow Yin Orb
x14 Yin
All
Rainbow Yang Orb
x4 Yang 1
All
Big Rainbow Yin Orb
x4 Yin 2
All
Big Rainbow Yang Orb
x4 Yang 2
All
Colossal Rainbow Yin Orb
x4 Yin 3
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Colossal Rainbow Yang Orb
x4 Yang 3
Misumaru Tamatsukuri's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). She drops a colossal Yin-Yang-Orb on her targets. Since the whole universe is bound by the philosophical concept of yin and yang, the stars and planets in the heavens should also obey the principles of yin and yang. Incidentally, most celestial objects are spheres, and the origins of Izanagi Objects are a mystery...

There is a theory that many Izanagi Objects once resided within the Izanagi Plate that has now fully sunk beneath the earth. But could they have been small celestial objects floating in space before they got there?
*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 (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Yin-Yang Asteroid
x20 Yang
All
Yin-Yang Dwarf Planet
x4 Yang 1
All
Yin-Yang Planet
x4 Yang 2
All
Yin-Yang Star
x4 Yang 3
All
Yin-Yang Galaxy
x4 Yang 3
All
Yin-Yang Universe
x4 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of making magatama
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This is Misumaru Tamatsukuri's ability as the god of the Tamatsukuri clan. She is particularly skilled at making magatama out of ancient minerals such as the Izanagi Objects. Yin-Yang Orbs also seem to be a type of magatama to her.

Misumaru has said that she is of the Tamatsukuri clan. This was a clan of jewel and bead artisans in ancient Japan. In addition to magatama, they also crafted cylindrical beads and disk-shaped beads, which were all generally used for rituals and magic. The beads were also used to pray for health and long life. The origin of magatama is recorded in the chronicles of Japanese mythology. Omoikane conceived and implemented multiple plans to lure out Amaterasu from the Cave of Heaven, where she had hidden away. One of these plans involved a ritual that used magatama and a mirror. The god who made the magatama for this ritual was Tamanooya, who goes by several other names and is said to be the progenitor of the Tamatsukuri clan.

Presumably, Misumaru is a god with strong ties to Tamanooya, but the details of this connection are a mystery. However, since Misumaru is so knowledgeable about Izanagi Objects, she must be an incredibly old god. Also, considering the fact that she claims to have created the Yin-Yang Orbs that Reimu uses and calls Reimu the inheritor of the Yin-Yang Orbs, she could very well be one of the few beings who knows the history of Reimu and the Hakurei shrine.

There are no longer any cultures that directly worship jewels or beads in the outside world. However, there are still quite a few cultures that ascribe mystical significance to round or spherical objects. And there are also many machines that only function thanks to spherical parts. You may feel the faint presence of the god of jewel-crafters if you search for spherical objects in your surroundings.
For every layer of Barrier Status: Burn, Yang ATK, Yin ATK, CRIT ATK, and CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP.
For every layer of Barrier Status: Blind, Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF, and CRIT Evasion 1 level UP.
DMG to effective elements 25% UP.

Character Skills

CD 6
Adds 1 layer(s) to own Barrier. [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Blind to self (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yang DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A magic item created with an Izanagi Object. Were tools this powerful in the past?
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Adds Layer to Barrier
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 10 10 20 20 20 30 30 40 50
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Barrier Blind
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 10 30 40 40 60 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yang Defense Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 10 30 40 40 60 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6
All targets' CRIT DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to self (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Part of a grand ritual prescribed by Omoikane in the Age of the Gods. The Yasakani no Magatama was on a misumaru, a necklace, with countless beads.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Defense Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 10 30 40 40 60 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Burn
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 10 30 40 40 60 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4
CD 5
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
This is the jewel that was passed down along with the sword and the mirror. It has been told since ancient times that they are entrusted to the descendants of gods.
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
Accuracy 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

Hard Yin-Yang Orb (Yin)
When attacked, Yin DMG from enemy 100% DOWN. [Success rate 35%.]
Hard Yin-Yang Orb (Yang)
When attacked, Yang DMG from enemy 100% DOWN. [Success rate 35%.]
Anoxia Hallucination
When wave starts, inflicts 1 layer of Barrier Status: Blind to target (3 turns). [Success rate 80%.]

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

Misumaru Tamatsukuri was released on July 8th, 2022 in Festival: Yin-Yang God & Yamawaro.

Misumaru Tamatsukuri is another crafty god out of the many within Gensokyo, but instead of crafting schemes, she crafts objects you might be more familiar with. While nowadays she crafts magatama, divine items that Misumaru can use to store people’s souls and identify their thoughts, she claims to be the one that crafted Reimu Hakurei’s yin-yang orbs, an important artifact that Reimu relies on for youkai extermination. The power of the orbs themselves still remains a mystery, which also puts into question Misumaru’s relation with the Hakurei line as a whole. While the intricacies can be theorized for hours, at the end of the day Misumaru doesn’t mind lending her own power to fight, and in doing so places her as an S Tier Friend.

For immediate damage and raw power, Misumaru primarily serves as a mixed (Yin and Yang) attacker with a Yang Last Word, Yin-Yang Planet. This is somewhat problematic, as the pre-ATK effect for Yin-Yang Planet buffs both Yin ATK and Yang ATK by 3 levels (3T), which doesn’t really help when her ultimate attack is going to only need that Yang ATK, and afterwards she’s not really going to need the Yin ATK. At the very least, she makes up for this with decent Hard and Slice scaling on most of the backloaded attack, something that can be taken advantage of during setup. Thankfully, since it is entirely composed of Heavy bullets, it has the perfect story card to optimize its damage and make Misumaru still a great pick for damaging strikes.

Misumaru’s mixed offensive nature plays into her teamwide utility as well, as she has plentiful buffs to provide. First off, her second spell, Queenly Gem: Beyond the Rainbow Door, buffs the team’s Yin ATK by 2 levels (3T) to help out fellow Yin nukes. A similar, slightly more niche effect comes from her first skill, Izanagi Object Item, due to its ability to buff all allies’ Yang DEF by 2 levels (3T). While this may only help Yang nukes with Hard scaling, any Friend can benefit from the 2 levels of Accuracy UP (2T) from her third skill, Mysterious Regalia. For debuffs, Misumaru can decrease all foes’ CRIT DEF by 2 levels (3T) with her second skill, Imperial Regalia Spell. While a bit more difficult to take advantage of in fights with multiple enemies, her first spell, Orb Sign: Yin-Yang Divine Orbs, lowers a singular foe’s Yin DEF and Yang DEF by 2 levels (3T) for indirect buffs to both types of nukes. For a Technical Friend, Misumaru can actually spend a lot of time assisting the team more than herself!

Of course, Misumaru can still benefit herself whenever necessary. All of her skills provide a special boon to herself, from Izanagi Object Item’s great 1 or 2 barrier restoration to Mysterious Regalia’s 1.00 Spirit Power gain to help dish out heavier attacks. Imperial Regalia Spell applies Burn to herself, something that grants Misumaru offensive buffs. Blind anomalies provide her defensive buffs, something that Izanagi Object Item also provides. Blind is something she also applies 3 layers of to all foes after using Queenly Gem: Beyond the Rainbow Door, something she can follow up with by using Yin-Yang Planet at 3P her Spread shot, String of Magatama, at 1P for Blind anomaly breaks. It’s already a great 3 anomaly breaks, but Misumaru holds great elemental breaks as well, in terms of Earth and Star. She gets an All-target 0P Earth spam option from her Focus shot, Plentiful Jewel Making, and all of her spells contain an even 3 Earth and 3 Star, making her great for breaking either element.

Overall, Misumaru is holding onto a lot of power, able to craft up barrier breaks and debuff to cripple opponents just as quickly as she can buff her team. Her mixed attacking may lead to some confusion when trying to nuke, but she still bounces back with good self-buffs and abilities to turn Burn and Blind anomalies into even more buffs. Her stern nature and mystery being the yin-yang orbs may make her difficult to approach, but she will definitely be a great asset in battle!

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Misumaru will definitely appreciate the Spirit Power from The Witch of Scarlet Dreams due to her backloaded Last Word. Afterwards, you should focus on optimizing that Last Word’s Yang power through Yang ATK buffs. How Irrational… gives both 3 levels of Yang ATK UP while also providing Yang ATK stat sticks. Waiting in Comfort is a similar case, but it grants both Yang ATK and Yang DEF to make Misumaru’s Hard scaling do a lot as well!

Last Word

The Secret God in the Sky is a very easy choice for this Last Word slot, considering it will give a 50% buff to every bullet of this attack due to being entirely made of Heavy Bullets. Dropping Keystones isn’t the worst choice due to buffing both Heavy Bullets and Earth attacks, but the Heavy Bullets are on the whole attack, while Earth is only on half of it.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Misumaru is interesting in the sense that her first two skills should really be leveled up to bring down their cooldowns so they are more usable in long fights. Even then, her third skill, Mysterious Regalia, should be prioritized for its 1.00 Spirit Power gain that allows her to reach 2P on turn 1. Afterwards, Imperial Regalia Spell, her second skill, is important to prioritize for pure strength, both from CRIT DEF debuffs and the offensive buffs self-Burn provides. Her first skill, Izanagi Object Item, may be last, but the barrier restoration and teamwide Yang DEF buff should not be looked over. It’s just a shame Misumaru doesn’t gain buffs from Grazes, which would make the additional barriers even better.

Character Strengths

+ 0P All-target Earth break on Focus shot
+ Very balanced Earth and Star breaks on spells
+ Buffs herself a decent bit for a strong Last Word
+ Variety of Yin, Yang, and CRIT-related buffs and debuffs

Character Weaknesses

- Confused mixed attacker; doesn’t buff Agility for Slice scaling
- Not so focused on a specific stat to buff