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Parsee Mizuhashi

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The Jealousy Beneath the Earth's Crust

Stats

Health
5125
Agility
905
Yang ATK
1185
Yang DEF
795
Yin ATK
1495
Yin DEF
1045

Races

Element Type Chart

Karakaze
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Karakaze (a Touhou LW original) refers to a dry wind. This is an apt temperament for Parsee, who is rumored to have a connection with a certain foreign country with dry weather. Parsee is endowed with Water Phase, as a hashihime, and Sun Essence, as she embraces her own nature.

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 alluring and arrogant Sun Essence 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_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_weak
Metal
earth_strong
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

Parsee Mizuhashi's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She shoots lots of ice nails in this attack. According to the teachings of a foreign country in the west, those who commit the sin of treachery are said to be sent to an ice Hell of extreme cold. An icy Hell sounds more painful than a burning one...!
Solo
Resentment Ice Nail
x6 Yin
Solo
Sorrow Ice Nail
x3 Yin 1
Solo
Grief Ice Nail
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Pain Ice Nail
x3 Yang 2
Solo
Jealousy Ice Nail
x3 Yang 2
Solo
Envy Ice Nail
x3 Yang 3
Parsee Mizuhashi's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). An attack that knocks her target over by destroying the bridge they stand on. Building bridges over rivers has been an important business since long ago, and when someone builds a bridge, they pray to a water god. Bridges are also structures that allow people to cross boundaries, establishing communication with the other side of a river. The reason why gods who protect bridges can also offer blessings to cut unwanted ties with people (burn bridges) may be related to such ancient beliefs and views.
Solo
Girder Bridge Split
x3 Yin
Solo
Suspension Bridge Split
x1 Yang 1
Solo
Arch Bridge Split
x1 Yin 2
Solo
Truss Bridge Split
x1 Yin 3
Solo
Cable-Stayed Bridge Split
x1 Yang 3
Solo
Rigid-Frame Bridge Split
x1 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Parsee Mizuhashi's Spell Card. An attack where she shoots green lights shaped like eyes. A playwright from the west is said to have described jealousy as the green-eyed monster. This probably resulted in the term ''green-eyed'' becoming synonymous with jealousy. Monsters are always lurking in our hearts.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
All targets' Evasion 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Green-Eyed Small Monster
x14 Yin
All
Green-Eyed Monster
x4 Yang 1
All
Green-Eyed Demon
x4 Yin 2
All
Green-Eyed Devil
x4 Yin 2
All
Green-Eyed Great Monster
x4 Yang 2
All
Green-Eyed Envy Dragon
x4 Yin 3
Parsee Mizuhashi's Spell Card. She shoots long nails in this attack. Although, it is more like she hammers the nails rather than shoots them. This may be the right way to get rid of a grudge. Visiting a shrine at the Hour of the Ox (between 1-3 A.M.) to hammer long nails into a straw doll multiple nights in a row is a well-known curse ritual in Japan, but few people know how to perform it correctly. Even if you do happen to learn it, you should never perform this ritual unless you want to become an oni yourself. Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
White Clothes of Resentment
x18 Yin
Solo
Tall Single-Tooth Geta
x5 Yang 1
Solo
Upturned Trivet With Three Candles
x5 Yin 2
Solo
Face Painted White
x5 Yin 2
Solo
Hanging Mirror
x5 Yin 2
Solo
Hair Shaped Into Five Horns
x5 Yang 3
Parsee Mizuhashi's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). This attack replicates a legendary sword that supposedly cut off the hashihime of Uji's arm. It is believed that the sword was originally named Higekiri, but the name was later changed to Onimaru, Shishinoko, Tomogiri, and back to Onimaru again. This sword is a pair to Hizamaru (also called Kumogiri, Hoemaru, and Usumidori). They are like friends and brothers. Perhaps due to the influence of a certain ancient piece of literature, this sword is often thought to be the same sword as Onikiri (also called Onikirimaru or Onikiri-Yasutsuna).
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Higekiri Slash
x16 Yin
All
Onikiri Slash
x4 Yin 1
All
Shishinoko Slash
x4 Yin 2
All
Tomogiri Slash
x4 Yin 2
All
Refined Onikiri Slash
x4 Yin 3
All
Onikiri-Yasutsuna Slash
x4 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating jealousy
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The ability of Parsee Mizuhashi as a hashihime. Parsee can apparently invoke feelings of jealousy and envy and then turn them into her own power. Envy is an emotion that curses others who are in a better situation than yourself. The standard of happiness varies from person to person, so envy is an emotion that anyone can feel. Many teachings consider this emotion a sin, and it has been considered a classic emotion in the history of humankind. That is why anger and resentment caused by jealousy are considered to be closely related to the demonic nature of youkai and monsters.

It is said that Parsee may have made full use of this ability to survive in the Underworld, which is a much harsher environment than the surface. Since envy is one of the primary emotions that make up vengeful spirits, one can imagine that Parsee's ability is useful for both offense and defense. However, she doesn't usually use this ability against humans. It is no exaggeration to say that she has one of the most complex and delicate mental structures among youkai. Since hashihime are sometimes worshipped as water gods, she may be more than a mere youkai.

The ''Shrine Visits in the Dead of Night'' is a curse and a ritual performed to wish harm upon a person you resent. It is often interpreted as an occult ritual that uses straw dolls, but it is also similar to onmyoudou rituals that use shikigami. Hashihime may be related to the girls who were used as human sacrifices in the past to calm a river's flooding, which makes them similar to shrine maidens.
Immune to Barrier Status: Burn and Freeze.
When using Boost, party's Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 5
All targets' CRIT DEF 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
There is a famous curse that uses a straw doll and nails. There is a theory that the curse was originally an onmyoudou prayer.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Defense Level Down
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
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
CD 7
Own Spirit Power 1.5 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
She powers up when someone is jealous or if she herself is jealous.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 1 1.05 1.1 1.15 1.25 1.25 1.3 1.35 1.4 1.5
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7
CD 5
Own Yin ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Freeze to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The curse of the water god is very frightening. It takes a whole country to resolve.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Attack Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 40 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Barrier Freeze
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 40 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Nailing Master
When attacked, DMG from Sharp Bullet 25% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Jealous Personality
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Wish Inversion
When wave starts, target's Yin DEF 1 level DOWN (3 turns). [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

Parsee Mizuhashi is a "Hashihime", which translated literally from Japanese means "Bridge Princess". Generally, they guard bridges and occasionally attack those who attempt to cross their bridge, especially those in the form of a couple, as they are intensely jealous beings. Parsee is not much different, as she guards the bridge to Former Hell, and attacks the pair who attempts to cross it in the events of Touhou 11: Subterranean Animism. But aside from just being horribly jealous herself, Parsee's ability, "to manipulate jealousy", allows her to make others jealous too; and manipulating emotions is a truly troublesome power (it's likely why she was sealed in Former Hell). In Lost Word, Parsee makes use of her bridge guarding experience and joins our group as an S+ Tier Friend.

Parsee is an above average Yin attacker for a general pool friend, with an impressive suite of AoE and single target debuffs including AoE Dodge down, AoE Crit DEF down, and lots of Yin DEF down across Shots and Spell Cards, not to mention her boost effect is party-wide Yin ATK UP. Her Shots and Spell Cards aren't especially front or backloaded, making her good for average length fights, but not especially unsuited for long fights either. Her Skill 2, Jealousy Supply, boosts her Spirit P by 1.5, allowing her to reach most of her bullet lines on turn 1, making her turn 1 damage (and therefore farming) not half bad either.

Aside from being plenty good at farming with her more than sufficient turn 1 damage, Parsee really doesn't have much trouble fitting into high level content Yin-based teams either. Her selection of debuffs and buffs are universally useful, and most of them are level 3s that last 3 turns, which is about as good as it gets outside of obviously overpowered Friends like Epics, who have access to 4 turn buffs/debuffs. Not to mention Parsee's element density is pretty much on current day Festival Friend level, with even her Shots having lots of element access, so she's helpful with barrier breaking as well. Her weaknesses are few, outside of relative frailness (which isn't exactly uncommon for damage-focused Friends), and her synergies are many.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Worlds in Hand is a great choice for Parsee, as the party-wide Crit ATK UP it supplies compliments her personal Crit DEF DOWN, plus the card has plenty of Yin ATK. Anniversary at the SDM is another solid choice for her, as it supplies Yin debuffs which are similarly good like the Crit ones, and this card also has lots of Yin ATK. Overwhelming Firepower doesn't do any debuffing, but it also has plenty of Yin ATK and is easier to get as a budget choice.

Last Word

Behind the Bullets: Reimu is simply Parsee's highest damage Story Card by a decent margin, however it is difficult to get, especially multiple MLB copies of. Anniversary at the SDM is a fine second choice if you don't have it in the filler slots instead, as its effects are very serviceable for any part of Parsee's kit. Mysterious Sword Master is Parsee's best farmable card choice, as it buffs her slash bullets heavily and also has a lot of Yin ATK.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Parsee's Skill 1, Doll Prayer, is simply too valuable to pass up first; All targets' CRIT DEF 3 levels DOWN is an incredibly helpful debuff not only for Parsee herself but also the rest of the team, and gives Parsee herself a few levels of Accuracy for consistent damage, plus it's tied with Skill 3 for the lowest cooldown. Skill 2, Jealousy Supply, comes in at a close second due to the ever usefulness of Spirit P boosting effects, plus Charge allowing Parsee to move last and collect buffs from allies before attacking. Skill 3, Water God's Obstacle, can safely be leveled last, as although Own Yin ATK 3 levels UP is always a good effect, it only helps Parsee herself, and Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Freeze to all targets is good too, it's a little more niche and isn't as universally helpful to teams as CRIT DEF down.

Character Strengths

+ Incredible elemental break potential, including 0P Water and Sun on Solo Shots.
+ Amazing damage potential on both Spell Cards and Last Word.
+ Access to Spirit Power gain from Skill 2 and Spell Card 2.
+ Decent Debuff potential with CRIT DEF and Evasion.

Character Weaknesses

- Limited team support.
- Yin DEF Debuff RNG on bullet lines is rendered not so reliable.
- Killer Range has a ceiling.