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The Unidentified Fantastic Flying Girl

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
1234
Yang ATK
1234
Yang DEF
765
Yin ATK
1777
Yin DEF
890

Races

Element Type Chart

Tasogare
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Tasogare (a Touhou LW original) refers to the dim hours of the evening when people are indistinguishable from one another. This is an apt temperament for Nue, who is an unidentified youkai. Her temperament has also lost its identity and may show different characteristics on other occasions.

She is strong against Star Essence, which prefers irregularity, but weak against Sun Essence, as it reveals true identities.

She is strong against Water Phase and Fire Phase, as they flow and change, but weak against Earth Phase and Metal Phase, since they don't change as much.
sun_strong
Sun
moon_neutral
Moon
fire_weak
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_strong
Metal
earth_strong
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

Nue Houjuu's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). It is an attack using oddly shaped blue wings. It is not known why these wings are so strangely shaped, but they appear to look like arrowheads or the crest of the Minamoto clan. A legendary creature, nue, is famous for the tale of its defeat by Minamoto no Yorimasa, who shot two arrows, Suiha and Hyouha, with a bow named Raishoudou. It was recorded that Minamoto no Yoshiie used the sound of a released bowstring, called a meigen ritual, to exorcise a disease afflicting the emperor. This led to the request for Minamoto no Yorimasa to exorcise the nue youkai. If the disease exorcised by Yoshiie was also a nue, and if the bow he used in the ritual was the same type as Yorimasa's, this would mean that a total of three arrows were shot at this nue.
Solo
Oddly Shaped Arrowhead
x9 Yin
Solo
Oddly Shaped Sasarindou
x2 Yang 1
Solo
Hyouha Arrowhead
x2 Yin 2
Solo
Suiha Arrowhead
x2 Yin 3
Solo
Wavering Sasarindou
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Exorcising Kabura Arrow
x2 Yang 3
Nue Houjuu's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, she uses her odd red wings. It is not known why these wings are so strangely shaped, but they resemble arrow feathers as well as a swallowtail butterfly crest. The Raishoudou bow and the two arrows, Suiha and Hyouha, used to defeat the nue, are said to have been handed down from Minamoto no Yorimitsu to Yorimasa. Shoukajo, the daughter of Yuuki You (a master of archery in China), gave Yorimitsu the bow and the two arrows in a dream. The Raishoudou is said to be a bow made by Manjushri with the corpse of a monstrous snake from Mount Wutai. Suiha and Hyouha are sacred arrows refined by the two eyes of Manjushri and fletched with black heron and mountain bird feathers, respectively. With such immense spiritual power, they were finally able to defeat the nue's unidentifiable nature.
Solo
Strange Arrow Feathers
x3 Yin
Solo
Strange Swallowtail Butterfly
x1 Yang 1
Solo
Mountain Bird's Arrow Feathers
x1 Yin 2
Solo
Black Heron's Arrow Feathers
x1 Yin 2
Solo
Wavering Swallowtail Butterfly
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Raishoudou's Bowstring
x1 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Nue Houjuu's Spell Card. In this attack, she shoots out light in an odd pattern. A chimera is an organism composed of cells with more than one distinct genotype. The nue youkai may be chimeras of some sort since they are said to look like a collection of various animal forms.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Agility 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Blind to self (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Monkey Face Gene
x20 Yin
All
Synthetic Laser
x4 Yin 1
All
Tiger Feet Gene
x3 Yin 2
All
Composite Laser
x3 Yin 2
All
Snake Tail Gene
x2 Yin 3
All
Combined Laser
x2 Yin 3
Nue Houjuu's Spell Card. In this attack, she shoots large lasers to strike an area in a grid pattern. According to a certain sage, this attack manipulates the boundary between continuum and particles. Heian period records often describe youkai appearing in the Kyoto area and the extermination of youkai by warriors. Also, the Heian period lasted for an exceptionally long time of 390 years. This period saw the rise of the samurai class that was formed to quell civil unrest. Therefore, the era can be seen as a period in which peace was maintained through military force. Could there be a connection between these two facts...?
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to target (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
QianXun Laser
x18 Yin
Solo
GenKun Laser
x4 Yin 1
Solo
Go Board Laser
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Night of Contagion
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Night of Youkai Bird Screeches
x4 Yin 3
Solo
Night of the Unidentified Beast
x4 Yin 3
Nue Houjuu's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). Unidentified bullets that can change their appearance into anything. It is an unknown life form. Did it come here from outer space or was it sealed in polar ice? But it is not the real threat. You need to fear the doubt that makes you think someone is possessed by it.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
All targets' Evasion 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Blind to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Planetary Substance
x16 Yin
All
Alien Substance
x4 Yin 1
All
Extraterrestrial Substance
x4 Yin 2
All
Strange Wings
x5 Yin 3
All
Oddly Shaped Wings
x5 Yin 3
All
Shadow Trident
x5 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of making objects unidentifiable
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The ability of Nue Houjuu as a nue youkai. The Seeds of Unknown Form may be a physical manifestation of this ability. Due to their strange nature, the youkai known as nue are arguably one of the most famous of all youkai. They have different appearances depending on who sees them, and their cry is said to resemble that of a scaly thrush (However, it is unknown whether the appearance and the cry belong to the same youkai.) There is also a famous story about the slaying of a nue. When an object is unidentifiable, its true nature will be misidentified as something else, which you could say is the true nature of all youkai. Other countries have similar legends of monsters with the characteristics of multiple beasts, such as the chimera and the manticore. Countless other monsters are exaggerated or synthesized from real animals, including qilin, dragons, phoenixes, and other auspicious beasts. When people see something unfamiliar or frightening, they tend to panic and cannot observe it calmly. They end up perceiving preliminary observations and confusing misinformation as facts. This misinformation is mixed with gossip, which promotes further exaggeration and additions. Similarities in shape, nature, and behavior are all integrated together. This is one aspect of the mechanism of lore that produces oddly shaped and strange youkai. Nue was one of the youkai that lived in the Underworld. However, it is not clear whether she was exterminated and sealed down there like other Underworld youkai, moved there from somewhere else like the oni, or stayed there on a whim. It is also unclear whether she is the same entity as any of the nue youkai spoken of in folklore and legend. It is not easy to trace her past. She's truly an unidentified youkai.
Immune to Barrier Status: Burn, Freeze, and Blind. When attacked with, Burn, Freeze, or Blind, Spirit Power 0.20 UP.
DMG to effective elements 20% UP.

Character Skills

CD 5
Party's Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Everyone fears the water's dark depths. Someone is hiding, something is lurking.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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
Barrier Freeze
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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to self (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
An unknown light from the heavens. Will it bring wisdom or conflict?
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 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Burn
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
Grants Charge to Self
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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 5
CD 4
Party's Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Blind to party (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
These mysterious seeds remove the characteristics but retain the actions of what they are planted into. They appear in a form that makes sense to the observer.
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 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Blind
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

Classical Youkai
When attacked, DMG from humans 30% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Strange Cry
When wave starts, target's Evasion 1 level DOWN (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Black Clouds
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 0.35 UP. [Success rate 50%.]

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

Nue Houjuu was released on May 27th, 2022 in Festival: Search for the Unknown.

Nue Houjuu is a mysterious and mischievous Youkai who, like Kogasa Tatara, loves scaring people and playing pranks. Even among Youkai, Nue is something of an outsider; she isn't particularly friendly with most of Gensokyo due to being sealed underground for a long time. However, Nue does have some kind of relationship with Mamizou Futatsuiwa, as she contacted her from the Outside World to tell her of Gensokyo and lead her there. After secretly assisting Reimu, Marisa and Sanae with Byakuren Hijiri's resurrection, Byakuren took her in at Myouren Temple after the events of Touhou 12: Unidentified Fantastic Object. Her ability, to conceal "true forms", allows her to modify the appearance of herself and objects at will, in such a way that the modified appearances look completely different based on who is viewing them. In Touhou LostWord, Nue cannot hide her true form as a S+ Tier Friend.

Like most of her kit, Nue's Spread Shot, Indefinite Sasarindou, is very solid. it's single target, with Water at 0P, which is good regardless, then she gets 1 star at 2P and 1 more water at 3P. It also has Yin ATK UP (100%) at 0P and 2P, making for an easy and consistent way to keep her Yin ATK rising in prolonged fights. Her Focus Shot, Unknown Swallowtail Butterfly, isn't half bad either, being single target with sure-hit and Fire at 0P, with 1 more Fire and 1 Star at 2P. It also has some self Speed UP at 1P, which is an easy way to raise her speed and take advantage of her high Slicing scaling on her Spell Card 2 and Last Word.

Nue's Spell Cards are fully elemental, and mostly split into 3 types: Star, Water and Fire. Nue's Spell Card 1, Nue Sign: Danmaku Chimera, is AoE, with 3 Water and 3 Star bullet lines. The bullet lines themselves really don't have many bells or whistles, but the Pre-Atk effect is quite good, with all ally Speed 2 levels UP (2T) and self inflicts 3 layers of Darkness, which in conjunction with her passive skill effectively means it gives her 0.60P upon use. Nue's Spell Card 2, Nightmare of Heiankyou, is ST, with 3 Fire and 3 Star bullet lines. This Spell Card's bullet lines have a bit more to them, with a good bit of Slicing scaling throughout, a lot more Killers, and some target Yin DEF down. Its Pre-Atk effect is pretty good too, with ACC 2 levels UP (2T) and inflicting 3 layers of Burn to target (2T). Then, her Last Word, Who Goes There?, capitalizes on the Pre-Atk effects of her previous Spell Cards, with lots of Slicing scaling, and inflicting AoE evasion 2 levels DOWN (3T), which when paired with the ACC granted by her Spell Card 2 and Skill, makes this a near sure-hit, plus it also inflicts AoE 2 layers of Darkness (3T) to boot.

Nue's main interesting Skill is her passive, which has already been discussed due to its synergy with her Spell Cards; she gains 0.20P for each layer of Burn, Freeze and Darkness and is immune to the negative effects of them. This allows her to gain Spirit P in an uncommon way through either putting her against enemies who will attempt to inflict barrier statuses on her which would actually help her, or to synergize with Friends who inflict barrier statuses to their teammates. All of Nue's Skills inflict 3 layers of a barrier status to herself as a result, which ends up giving her an additional 0.60P per skill. But interestingly, her Skill 3, Unidentified Seed, inflicts Darkness not just to herself, but to the entire team, which provides some interesting synergies with Friends such as Rumia. However, this can naturally be detrimental for many other teammates, so be careful when using Skill 3. But outside of the barrier anomalies, Nue's Skills are quite simple and straightforward; Skill 1, Abyssal Water, provides party ACC 2 levels UP (3T), Skill 2, Fire in the Sky, grants Yin ATK 2 levels UP (3T), and Skill 3 provides party Yin ATK 2 levels UP (2T).

Nue's secondary effects and scaling is as follows:

Indefinite Sasarindou:
Slice: 0%/30%/0%/0%/0%/0%
Own Yin ATK UP (3T): 100%/0%/100%/0%/0%/0%
Adhesive: 0%/0%/0%/35%/0%/0%

Unknown Swallowtail Butterfly:
Slice: 30%/0%/0%/30%/0%/0%
Own Agility UP (3T): 0%/100%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Nue Sign: Bullet Chimera:
Own Agility UP (3T): 0%/100%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Nightmare of Heiankyou:
Slice: 20%/30%/30%/0%/0%/0%
Target Yin DEF DOWN (3T): 0%/0%/100%/0%/0%/0%

Who Goes There?:
Slice: 80%/80%/100%/0%/0%/0%
Own Yin ATK UP (2T): 0%/100%/0%/0%/0%/0% (Line 2 is +2 Levels)
Own Accuracy UP (3T): 0%/0%/100%/0%/0%/0%

Overall, Nue is a very unique and high damage Yin attacker that also does a good bit of Yin and ACC-based supporting through her Spell Cards and Skills, while also being immune to over half of the barrier anomalies.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

The story card recommendations aren't anything crazy; Nue has a lot of Yin ATK, and wants to capitalize on it. Throwing on Midnight Tea for some extra Spirit P generation never hurts either.

Last Word

Nue's Last Word has a lot of Yin ATK, uses Slash bullets, and a lot of Star element; these recommendations enhance one or more of those attributes. Anniversary at the SDM is definitely a cut above the other recommendations in terms of damage, but you can't really go wrong with any of them.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Nue's skill level up order is different depending on how you plan to use Skill 3. If you're going to use its Blind inflicting effect to synergize with teammates like Rumia rather than to work around it, it's definitely the highest priority. Otherwise, you should probably level Skill 1 first, then 3, then 2.

Character Strengths

+ 0P Water and Fire on Basic shots
+ Varied elemental access
+ Lots of Yin ATK UP and Accuracy UP for herself and also her team
+ Immune to Burn, Freeze and Blind and gains Spirit P for being inflicted with them

Character Weaknesses

- Elemental variety is spread out, especially on Last Word
- Partywide Blind infliction can be detrimental for a lot of teammates