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Patchouli Knowledge

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Girl of Knowledge and Shade

Stats

Health
4200
Agility
1200
Yang ATK
850
Yang DEF
1280
Yin ATK
1380
Yin DEF
900

Races

Element Type Chart

Hanagumori
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Hanagumori refers to light gray skies in cherry blossom season. It's fitting for Patchouli, who prefers to stay at home most of the time. You could also interpret it as Patchouli hiding the sun to protect her vampire best friend and her vampire best friend's little sister. Patchouli is an elemental specialist, so her Phase and Essence endowments are a little unusual.

Patchouli compensates for her elemental weaknesses with other elements, so she resists all five Phases. Even though she is a Western magician, she is more familiar with the five Phases than your regular Eastern magician.

However, she has her guard down when it comes to Star Essence, the one element she does not have covered.
sun_neutral
Sun
moon_neutral
Moon
fire_weak
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_weak
Wood
metal_weak
Metal
earth_weak
Earth
star_strong
Star

Character Shots

1006011
Solo Basic Magic Bullet x8 Yin
Solo Elder Metal Magic Bullet x2 Yang 1
Solo Younger Fire Magic Bullet x2 Yin 2
Solo Elder Water Magic Bullet x2 Yang 3
Solo Younger Earth Magic Bullet x2 Yin 3
Solo Elder Wood Magic Bullet x2 Yang 3
[Attack] Normal Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Multi-Element Normal Bullet.
Info
Patchouli Knowledge's Spread Shot. She sends out a barrage of bullets in five different elements. It's perfect for Patchouli, who is a magician skilled in handling multiple elements.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.29 75% 5%
2 4.11 75% 5%
3 3.43 75% 5%
4 2.74 75% 5%
5 2.06 75% 5%
6 1.37 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
2 Yang/Metal Normal Bullet.
3 Yin/Fire Normal Bullet.
4 Yang/Water Normal Bullet.
5 Yin/Earth Normal Bullet.
6 Yang/Wood Normal Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 108
3 113
4 117
5 121
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All Basic Magic Bullet x5 Yin
All Younger Wood Magic Bullet x2 Yin 1
All Elder Fire Magic Bullet x2 Yang 2
All Elder Earth Magic Bullet x2 Yang 3
All Younger Metal Magic Bullet x2 Yin 3
All Younger Water Magic Bullet x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Normal Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Multi-Element Normal Bullet.
Info
Patchouli Knowledge's Focus Shot. Her bullet hell attack commands five different elements. It's called Five Seasons because it uses the elements of the four seasons—wood, fire, metal, and water—plus earth in a circular arrangement of bullets, which she launches with skill and grace.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 7.62 75% 5%
2 4.57 75% 5%
3 3.81 75% 5%
4 3.05 75% 5%
5 2.29 75% 5%
6 1.52 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
2 Yin/Wood Normal Bullet.
3 Yang/Fire Normal Bullet.
4 Yang/Earth Normal Bullet.
5 Yin/Metal Normal Bullet.
6 Yin/Water Normal Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 111
3 117
4 123
5 129

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
moon sign: silent selene
Solo Moonlight Laser x13 Yin
Solo Posi-Laser x3 Yang 1
Solo Moonlight Laser x2 Yin 1
Solo Posi-Laser x2 Yang 1
Solo Moonlight Laser x1 Yin 2
Solo Moonlight Laser x1 Yin 3
Moon Sign: Silent Selene
[Attack] Moon Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Moon Laser Bullet.
Bullet Info
Patchouli Knowledge's Spell Card. This bullet hell attack uses lasers that spread out as time passes, like how the moon waxes and wanes in the night sky. The shape-shifting moon may be a source of magical power for those who can wield it.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 8.44 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 10.97 75% 5%
4 8.78 75% 5%
5 13.17 75% 5%
6 8.78 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Moon Laser Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet.
3 Yin/Moon Laser Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet.
5 Yin/Moon Laser Bullet.
6 Yin/Moon Laser Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 112
4 119
5 125
sun sign: royal flare
Solo Sun Flare Bullet x9 Yin
Solo Yang Genesis Bullet x2 Yang 1
Solo Sun Flare Bullet x1 Yin 1
Solo Yang Genesis Bullet x1 Yang 1
Solo Sun Flare Bullet x1 Yin 2
Solo Sun Flare Bullet x1 Yin 3
Sun Sign: Royal Flare
[Attack] Sun Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Sun Energy Bullet.
Bullet Info
Patchouli Knowledge's Spell Card. Her bullets burn up everything in the area. The attack creates a gigantic blaze with the power of the sun, which is known in both the East and the West as the most exalted of the heavenly bodies.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 12.19 75% 5%
2 13.17 75% 5%
3 21.94 75% 5%
4 17.55 75% 5%
5 13.17 75% 5%
6 8.78 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Sun Energy Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
3 Yin/Sun Energy Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
5 Yin/Sun Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/Sun Energy Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 112
4 119
5 125
the last philosopher's stone
All Basic Crystal Bullet x5 Yang
All Fire Crystal Bullet x1 Yin 1
All Water Crystal Bullet x1 Yin 1
All Wood Crystal Bullet x1 Yin 1
All Metal Crystal Bullet x1 Yin 2
All Earth Crystal Bullet x1 Yin 3
The Last Philosopher's Stone
[Attack] Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Balanced.
[Boost] Multi-Element Heavy Bullet.
Bullet Info
Patchouli Knowledge's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). A bullet hell attack based on Fire/Water/Wood/Metal/Earth Sign: Philosopher's Stone, Patchouli's Last Word in the Touhou Project main series, but changed into a crystal form. While Patchouli doesn't think of alchemy as one of her talents, her skill far surpasses that of most ordinary alchemists.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 36.57 75% 5%
2 43.89 75% 5%
3 36.57 75% 5%
4 29.26 75% 5%
5 21.94 75% 5%
6 14.63 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
2 Yin/Fire Heavy Bullet.
3 Yin/Water Heavy Bullet.
4 Yin/Wood Heavy Bullet.
5 Yin/Metal Heavy Bullet.
6 Yin/Earth Heavy Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 121
5 127

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating all elements except star
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Patchouli is skilled in handling almost every element, making her exceptional even among magicians. The elemental magic she specializes in is also called spirit magic. Patchouli can use each element individually with incredible skill, but she also makes the best of her ability to use multiple elements by enhancing certain elements to reduce her weaknesses. Perhaps she is applying the five Phases' properties of inter-promotion and inter-regulation.
DMG to effective elements & resisted elements 20% UP.

Character Skills

Own Focus 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Stealth magic that diverts attention away from you. It can also be used when you just want to get completely absorbed in a book.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Focus Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 50 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
Firebolt Lvl 10
CD 5
Inflicts 1 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to target (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 90%.]
Info
Simple magic that combines Fire Phase and Wood Phase. Apparently, it's very useful for lighting people's bottoms on fire.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Burn
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
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Focus 2 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Sniper magic that hones in on a target while keeping you hidden. This is a smart way to fight for magicians.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Rate 0 20 40 40 60 80 80 0 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Focus Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Rate 0 20 20 40 60 60 80 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Character Characteristics

Reactive Magic [Resist Magic]
After being attacked, own Yin DEF 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 15%.]
Reactive Magic [Anti-Magic]
When attacked, DMG from Magicians 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Perpetual Magic [Spell Break]
When turn starts, dispels 1 of own stat debuff & Unit Status: Bind. [Success rate 25%.]

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

“The essence of magic is to determine the root cause of all things. There's no distinction between science and magic.”

The Girl of Knowledge and Shade, Patchouli Knowledge is a magician living in the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Like Alice Margatroid, Patchouli is a magician by race, not just by occupation - unlike a human such as Marisa Kirisame, who is just a magician in occupation. Unlike Alice, however, Patchouli was born as a magician. This has had something of an impact on her physical capability, leaving her with asthma, an overall weak body, and a tendency to lose in contests of strength to even mere humans. Don’t mistake that for weakness - she more than makes up for it with an array of powerful magic that would leave most other magicians in awe, bringing those powers to bear for you as a B Tier Friend.

For farming, Patchouli’s Last Word is unfortunately, in spite of its All targeting and front-loaded nature, not quite strong enough to farm events on Lunatic after the first few. Stick to Hard or have her bring some backup.

For harder fights, Patchouli is unparalleled in how many Element Breaks she brings. With access to Spell Cards absolutely flooded with Sun and Moon Breaks, and basic shots and a Last Word with Fire, Wood, Earth, Metal, and Water, Patchouli brings every Element except Star to the table. There is, however, a caveat to this - due to how her Elemental Bullets are spread out, she often won’t manage more than 2 Breaks per target for her Last Word and Basic Shots. Additionally, this spread means she requires an intense amount of Power to fully utilize those breaks - further complicated by the low hit count of the Bullets, and her own lack of Accuracy buffs. Finally, she won’t be contributing much damage outside of that - between low levels of Yin ATK Up, and mixed damage types, she doesn’t hit very hard and it’s somewhat difficult to support her to do more.

Still, these faults only matter so much. Provide her with Power or Accuracy support (or if possible, both) from a mix of her teammates and her own Story Cards, and she’ll be shattering Barriers like few others can. Just make sure she’s got a nice comfy chair and a book ready after the fighting’s done, or she might be a bit cross at you.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Patchouli's both extremely Spirit Power hungry and her Spell Cards have really low hit counts, meaning they're prone to missing. As such, ideally you'll give her Story Cards which grant either Power or Accuracy, and have her teammates support what her Spell Cards do not. She ideally prefers Accuracy support from her teammates, as it's much harder for teammate Power support to compare with the Power that Story Cards can grant.

Last Word

Patchouli's Last Word has two major issues: the damage on it is mixed equally between Yin and Yang, and most of the Bullets on it are only 1 hit, meaning that both for Breaking and damage purposes, they are unfortunately prone to missing. Due to both of these issues, any Story Card with at least 2 Levels of Accuracy Up, such as Valued Tools of the Trade, is her best possible option. If you can already provide her with Accuracy support, a Story Card which provides her with Heavy Bullet DMG Up such as Scarlet Win, White Win or one which can provide her with Yang ATK Up such as Ordinary Magician is her best option.

Character Strengths

+ Nearly unparalleled Element access

Character Weaknesses

- Low damage
- Requires Power and Accuracy support