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Nemuno Sakata

1047FX
The Yamanba Who Surpasses This World's Barriers

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
900
Yang ATK
1350
Yang DEF
750
Yin ATK
1500
Yin DEF
950

Races

Element Type Chart

Sekirai
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Sekirai (a Touhou LW original) refers to sprites, a type of red electric discharge that occurs in the upper-atmosphere above thunderstorms. This red "lightning" has a deep connection with Nemuno's past. Nemuno is endowed with Fire Phase, the element of strong impulses and burning passion, and Star Essence, with her freedom and independence.

The formless and passionate Fire Phase resists Wood Phase, because wood feeds fire, but it is weak to Water Phase, because water dampens fire.

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_strong
Water
wood_weak
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_neutral
Star

Character Shots

1047011
Solo Mince Cut x6 Yin
Solo Shock Wave x2 Yang 1
Solo Dust Cut x2 Yin 1
Solo Slash Shock Wave x2 Yang 1
Solo Adamant Hack x2 Yin 2
Solo Thunder Wave x2 Yang 3
[Attack] Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Energy Bullet/Metal Charged Slash Bullet/Wood Charged Energy Bullet.
Info
Nemuno Sakata's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She uses her cleaver imbued with lightning to mince her target with slashing attacks. This is different to the mince cut that Nemuno uses for food preparation... probably.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 5.45 75% 10%
2 3.93 75% 10%
3 3.27 75% 10%
4 2.62 75% 10%
5 1.96 75% 10%
6 1.31 75% 10%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
5 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Paralyze to target.
6 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Paralyze to target.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 118
5 122
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Solo Filleting Cut x4 Yin
Solo Scaling x1 Yang 1
Solo Decapitation x1 Yin 2
Solo Skinning x1 Yang 3
Solo Gutting x1 Yin 3
Solo Deboning x1 Yang 3
[Attack] Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Human-Killer Bullet/Metal Bullet.
Info
Nemuno Sakata's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She swings her cleaver imbued with lightning to unleash three shock waves toward her target. It is unknown whether or not Nemuno uses this same technique to fillet the fish she catches from the river. You may think that you only need two cuts parallel to the spine to fillet a fish, but the third cut is needed to remove the head and the internal organs. How terrifying!
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 8.18 75% 10%
2 13.09 75% 10%
3 15.27 75% 10%
4 17.45 75% 10%
5 19.64 75% 10%
6 21.82 75% 10%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. Effective against humans.
3 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet. Effective against humans.
4 Yang/Metal Slash Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet. Effective against humans.
6 Yang/Metal Slash Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 107
2 113
3 120
4 127
5 133

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
1047a
Solo Knife Skills x7 Yin
Solo Basic Knife Cuts x3 Yang 1
Solo Practical Knife Cuts x3 Yang 2
Solo Fantastical Knife Skills x3 Yin 3
Solo Nemuno's Knife Cuts x4 Yin 3
Solo Extreme Fantastical Knife Cuts x4 Yin 3
Blade Exhaustion Sign: Mountain Murder
[Pre-Attack] Target's Agility/CRIT DEF DOWN.
[Attack] Metal Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Adhesive Piercing Bullet/Human-Killer Bullet/Metal Human-Killer Bullet/Piercing Human-Killer Bullet/Metal Adhesive Piercing Bullet.
Bullet Info
Nemuno Sakata's Spell Card. She makes a surprise attack with her cleaver. The depths of the mountains have been used as places of exile since ancient times. One theory speculates that a number of youkai who live in the mountains may be related to these exiled people or their descendants. Another theory is that female monks, priests, and shrine maidens secluding themselves in the mountains for ascetic practices were mistaken for youkai. The origin of the yamanba is quite similar to oni and tengu.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 8.98 75% 10%
2 8.38 75% 10%
3 9.77 75% 10%
4 11.17 75% 10%
5 9.43 75% 10%
6 10.47 75% 10%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. Pierces target's DEF. May inflict Delay to target.
3 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. Effective against humans.
4 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet. Effective against humans.
5 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet. Pierces target's DEF. Effective against humans.
6 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet. Pierces target's DEF. May inflict Delay to target.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129
Target's Agility 2 level(s) DOWN (2 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
Target's CRIT DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (2 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
1047b
Solo Oni's Cleaver x12 Yin
Solo Blue Steel Yanagi Sashimi Knife x3 Yin 1
Solo Small Deba Knife x3 Yin 1
Solo Tuna Knife x2 Yin 1
Solo Black Nakiri Knife x2 Yang 2
Solo Deba Knife x1 Yang 3
Sharpen Sign: Madly Glinting Cleaver
[Pre-Attack] Own Spirit Power UP.
[Attack] Metal Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Metal Hard Energy Bullet/Own Yin DEF UP Hard Bullet/Own Yang DEF UP Hard Bullet.
Bullet Info
Nemuno Sakata's Spell Card. She sharpens her cleaver, which scatters sparks that assault her target. Staying at a yamanba's house and hearing the sound of a knife being sharpened in the middle of the night is a common trope in folktales. Sharpening and polishing knives requires a lot of skill, so seeing an old rusted and chipped knife being brought back to life is quite an enjoyable and moving sight to behold.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 8.73 75% 10%
2 8.38 75% 10%
3 6.98 75% 10%
4 8.38 75% 10%
5 6.28 75% 10%
6 8.38 75% 10%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet.
2 Yin/Metal Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
3 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. May raise own Yin DEF by 1 level.
4 Yin/Metal Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF.
5 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. May raise own Yang DEF by 1 level.
6 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. May raise own Yin DEF by 1 level.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 126
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 0 0 0 0
1047c
Solo Red Dragon Fire x15 Yin
Solo Red Dragon Lightning x4 Yin 1
Solo Red Dragon Flames x4 Yin 2
Solo Red Dragon Lightning Strike x4 Yin 3
Solo Red Dragon Blazing Vortex x5 Yin 3
Solo Red Dragon of Thunder and Lightning x5 Yin 3
Red Thunder Dragon
[Pre-Attack] Own Yin ATK/Yin DEF UP.
[Attack] Fire Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Wood Charged Human-Killer Bullet/Fire Charged Hard Bullet/Fire Hard Human-Killer Bullet/Wood Hard Human-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Nemuno Sakata's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). Red lightning in the shape of a dragon shoots down from the sky in this powerful attack. There is a legend of a yamanba who lived in the mountains and received a child from a red thunder dragon. The child grew up big and strong, served a samurai, and performed all sorts of heroic feats. It is unknown whether or not Nemuno has any connection with this hero, but she seems to know the legend.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 10.47 75% 10%
2 15.71 75% 10%
3 18.33 75% 10%
4 20.95 75% 10%
5 18.85 75% 10%
6 20.95 75% 10%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Fire Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Paralyze to target. Effective against humans.
3 Yin/Fire Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. May inflict Barrier Status: Paralyze to target.
4 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. May inflict Barrier Status: Paralyze to target. Effective against humans.
5 Yin/Fire Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against humans.
6 Yin/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own DEF. Effective against humans.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 108
3 116
4 124
5 132
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Own Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0

Character Ability

Capable of creating sanctuaries
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Nemuno Sakata is able to create barriers that keep other people out of an area. The specifics of this ability is still unknown, but it is thought that it has something to do with the yamanba being an ancient form of shrine maiden and also a youkai that lives in the mountains. The mountains are one of the earliest unexplored regions in Japan, which makes them places of religious significance as well as a dangerous untamed land where beasts, hostile humans, and scoundrels reside. Mountains continued to be feared later on, as they became known as the home of steel which was used to make the weapons of civilization. Nemuno is a highly territorial and independent youkai who, unlike most Gensokyo youkai, still follows customs from the ancient past. Tengu are also a type of youkai that are known for being highly territorial, but they have an interwoven social structure with members of their own species and closely related species. With the Youkai Mountain currently being devoid of any oni, the tengu sometimes try to aggressively take over territory belonging to other species of youkai. However, even the tengu have made a nonaggression pact with Nemuno, which is a testament to how strongly protected her territory is. Also, according to the tengu, Nemuno and the other yamanba are all individualistic, naturalistic, and yet also very friendly.
Nullifies the effects of Barrier Status: Burn, Freeze, Paralyze, Poison, & Blind.

Character Skills

CD 5
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Paralyze to all targets (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Yamanba sometimes make use of their own unique type of magic. Most of this magic relates to the nature of the mountains themselves.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Paralyze
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
CD 5
Own Yin ATK 1 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Own Yin DEF 1 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Info
The distinction between oni and yamanba is vague at best. A female oni or ogress is also a yamanba.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 10 20 20 30 40 40 50 50 50
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 10 10 20 30 30 40 40 50 50
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
CD 4
Own Yin DEF 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Yamanba sharpen their knives daily. They work hard so they can cook delicious food.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Character Characteristics

Ofuda Reversal
When attacked, DMG from Ofuda Bullet 100% DOWN. [Success rate 25%.]
Mountain Spirits
When turn starts, heals 1 layer of own Barrier Status. [Success rate 35%.]
Unrelenting Pursuer
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [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

The Yamanba who Surpasses This Floating World's Barriers, Nemuno Sakata is a very simple woman. She's got a simple lifestyle on Youkai Mountain, intruders stay the hell out, and she likes it that way. Yet in spite of the murderous reputation she cultivates to scare people away, she's actually a bit of a softie. Perhaps too soft, but that big cleaver isn't just for show, she's still here to chop your foes up as a B Tier Friend.


For farming, Nemuno wants three turns - using Sharpen Sign: Madly Glinting Cleaver for 2 extra Spirit Power, with Yin ATK UP Story Cards to get a even sharper edge to her Last Word. Please note that this will only work at Awaken 5. Also make sure you avoid enemies who are immune to Paralyze, she is too reliant on it for the accuracy boost. 

For harder fights, Nemuno is rather niche, but does have some uses. Essentially, she’s primarily a Solo targeting DPS, with a fairly back-loaded Last Word. However, her skill 1 does give her a secondary role due it applying 2 Paralyze barriers to all foes. This lets her either serve as Accuracy support in fights where you aren’t aiming for Breaks, or in combination with a Discharge attacker such as Minoriko to Break enemies no matter what their weaknesses may be. Additionally, she has slightly above average access to Metal Breaks, at 1/1/1/3 for 0/1/2/3 Power and 1/3 for 0/1 Power on Blade Exhaustion Sign: Mountain Murder and Sharpen Sign: Madly Glinting Cleaver respectively. Additionally, Sharpen Sign: Madly Glinting Cleaver refunds 1 Spirit Power on use, letting her get those Breaks out quickly and still sharpen her knife for a Last Word. 

That’s it for Nemuno. She’s a simple Yamanba, with a big knife. Point that knife at your enemies, and she’ll do alright.

The Hard scaling of Red Thunder Dragon is 0%/0%/30%/0%/30%/50%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Due to Nemuno’s status as a Yin attacker, Story Cards which provide Yin ATK UP are her best bet for raising damage. In fights where you’re aiming to Full Break the opponent, make sure to give her some Accuracy too, since she won’t have the Paralyze barriers to provide her with Accuracy. Lastly, if you need Breaks for her, splash in a Spirit Power UP card - her second Spell Card’s Spirit Power refund only goes so far. For stat sticks, look to Yin ATK - you can also pick up Yin DEF, but her Last Word doesn’t really do a ton of Hard, so it’s not a huge priority.

Last Word

Nemuno will primarily want to look to Energy DMG UP (most notably Thunder Beat for also providing Wood DMG UP), thanks to her Last Word being blessed with every Bullet being tagged with Energy.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

If you have access to a Discharge attacker, Yamanba Kijutsu should be your priority. Otherwise, Mountain Ogress provides Nemuno with a big damage boost, and should be maxed next (or first, if Yamanba Kijutsu wasn’t a priority). Knife Sharpening still provides a benefit but a smaller one and can wait for last.

Character Strengths

+ Her Solo Last Word can hit pretty hard in longer fights
+ One of her skills inflicts 2 Paralyze barriers to all foes, fantastic for Discharge support
+ Slightly above average access to Metal Breaks

Character Weaknesses

- Little team utility outside of Paralyze barriers
- Damage is backloaded, making her incapable of eliminating priority targets quickly