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Patchouli Knowledge (Loyal Elemental Magician)

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Loyal Elemental Magician

Stats

Health
4250
Agility
900
Yang ATK
1900
Yang DEF
900
Yin ATK
1900
Yin DEF
900

Races

Element Type Chart

Harugumori
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Harugumori (a Touhou LW original) refers to the slightly cloudy weather that commonly occurs in spring. Patchouli, as a member of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, takes great pride in blocking the sunlight for her mistress.

Her temperament has almost no connection to the natural laws of Phases.

Patchouli can freely manipulate spirit magic, so she should be able to alter the composition of her own temperament to some extent. Thus, it is possible that she has a completely different temperament in another world in a different situation.

This Patchouli is strong against Sun Essence and Moon Essence so she can defend her mistress, who is also her best friend. But she is weak to Star Essence, which universally governs time and space, as it is beyond her area of expertise.
sun_weak
Sun
moon_weak
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_strong
Star

Character Shots

The Spread Shot of Patchouli Knowledge with the twisted fate. She attacks with a basic form of fire magic. There is nothing more magical than shooting a large fireball straight ahead. Is this one of Patchouli's third-level spells? This is definitely the most famous offensive spell.
Solo
Magic: Fireball
x9 Yang
Solo
Yang Magic Catalyst: Sun Essence A
x2 Yang 1
Solo
Magic: Flame Ball
x2 Yang 2
Solo
Yang Magic Catalyst: Sun Essence B
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Magic: Hellfire Ball
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Yang Magic Catalyst: Sun Essence C
x2 Yang 3
The Focus Shot of Patchouli Knowledge with the twisted fate. She attacks with a basic form of water magic. This magic summons a water vein at her opponent's feet, which shoots up a high-pressure water spout. Summoning a water vein cannot possibly be easy. However, Patchouli can probably accomplish this because spirit magic lets her borrow the power of spirits that govern nature.
Solo
Magic: Water Pillar
x5 Yin
Solo
Yang Magic Catalyst: Moon Essence A
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Magic: Fountain Pillar
x2 Yin 2
Solo
Yang Magic Catalyst: Moon Essence B
x2 Yin 2
Solo
Magic: Torrential Pillar
x2 Yin 3
Solo
Yang Magic Catalyst: Moon Essence C
x2 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Patchouli Knowledge with the twisted fate. She refines a Philosopher's Stone in this attack. There are many variations of the Philosopher's Stone, but this one is a type of magic amplifier. It is said that the Philosopher's Stone can provide a range of other unbelievable effects. However, it seems Patchouli doesn't use this Spell Card for any of them.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Freeze to all targets (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Basic Magic Sigil
x15 Yin
All
Magic Book Catalyst: Fire
x4 Yang 1
All
Magic Book Catalyst: Water
x4 Yin 2
All
Magic Book Catalyst: Wood
x4 Yang 2
All
Magic Book Catalyst: Metal
x4 Yin 2
All
Magic Book Catalyst: Earth
x4 Yang 3
A Spell Card of Patchouli Knowledge with the twisted fate. She attacks with magic that combines two celestial elements. According to a certain tengu, this attack is dazzling. A diamond ring effect is a celestial phenomenon observed just before or after a total solar eclipse. The celestial show performed by the sun and moon is incredibly mysterious. The ancient people of this Earth who feared the sun would be lost in a total solar eclipse must have gained a glimmer of hope when they saw this diamond ring phenomenon.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's CRIT Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to target (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Solo
Royal Flare Secret
x18 Yang
Solo
Royal Flare Frontier
x4 Yang 1
Solo
Royal Flare Arcanum
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Silent Selene Secret
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Silent Selene Frontier
x4 Yin 3
Solo
Silent Selene Arcanum
x4 Yin 3
The Last Word of Patchouli Knowledge with the twisted fate (a Touhou LW original). She shows off her collection of elements in this attack. The Patchouli of this world continued researching because she was not satisfied with just manipulating the five great elements. She found many finer elements that function as ingredients or materials. With this knowledge, Patchouli was able to freely mix the properties of various magical substances to magically create any substance she desired. She did all this solely for her best friend and mistress―Remilia. However, in continuing this research, she realized that creating the true Philosopher's Stone was an almost unattainable goal.

With a true Philosopher's Stone, bringing someone back from the dead or recreating someone who was lost would surely be possible...
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yang ATK 4 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin ATK 4 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT ATK 4 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Adds 0 layer(s) to own Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Basic Magic Incantation
x19 Yang
All
New Magic Element: Type 2 Metal Phase
x4 Yin 1
All
New Magic Element: Type 2 Wood Phase
x4 Yang 2
All
New Magic Element: Type 2 Earth Phase
x4 Yin 3
All
New Magic Element: Type 2 Water Phase
x4 Yang 3
All
New Magic Element: Type 2 Fire Phase
x4 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating all elements except star (Distorted)
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The ability of Patchouli Knowledge with the twisted fate (a Touhou LW original). Unlike her original ability, this one has become multiplexed and localized from countless compounding distortions.

The Patchouli Knowledge of this world is an extremely skilled practitioner of spirit magic, just like the Patchouli of our world. Spirit magic, as the name implies, is magic that focuses on the four classical elements and the spirits that govern them. However, it seems that Patchouli uses elements based on the eastern principle of the Five Phases. She is like a western magician of eastern magic. Also, most spirits in Gensokyo have forms that resemble tiny balls of fluff. It is thought that these spirits grow into spirits with specific powers or transform into beings similar to fairies through some unknown metamorphosis. Spirits are composed of temperament, and temperaments that are broken down to their purest form are the elements that form magic.

When did this Patchouli first divert from her fated path? Nothing can be assumed about the Patchoulis of other worlds, but the Patchouli of this world first met the vampire, who would become her best friend at a juncture between the East and the West―a country once called Tianzhu. At that time, this country was being invaded by the empire due to the actions of a certain chartered company. It was only a matter of time until the political authority of this land passed over to the empire... In fact, Patchouli had predicted that the plan for this takeover was already complete.

No one knows whether Patchouli was born in this country or immigrated from somewhere else. However, everyone knew that the wave of modernity was coming to crash into this country along with the empire. Everyone revered the power of heavy metals and chemical reactions. It was obvious that the traditional mysteries and secrets were being relegated to the darkness of the back alleys. That is why she went to those back alleys and closed herself off from the world along with those mysteries. Normal people are not allowed to dwell in that place, and once someone is drawn in, they can never leave. It is clearly another world, mad with a lack of common sense and suspicious aberrations... It was Makai―a world of magic. Makai was not a faraway land. It was a neighboring world that easily swallowed up anyone who strayed from the norms of society. Patchouli was the absolute ruler of her Makai of books that she cultivated herself. This city had become her domain... However, on the scale of Makai as a whole, it was merely a nameless out-of-the-way district. If she had continued along this path, she could have gained control over the neighboring cities and even those further away, then manipulated them from the shadows. If she had done that, then she may have even been able to protect this country from the empire. But why would she do that?

''I found you.''
She looked up to find someone she did not expect. The one who spoke was a person of the empire, evidenced by her clothing and skin that was even paler than Patchouli's, who never went out in the sun. A person from the empire came all this way to visit her. Before she even had time to consider disposing of this intruder like she would a bug and consigning her to death ... she realized that the girl before her looked like a princess.

It is unclear who proposed the friendship first, but they became best friends.

Since Patchouli loved that girl as a friend, she left her city and moved to the empire's capital. Her magic was extremely helpful in protecting that girl from sunlight. She worked to acquire more knowledge so that she could maybe learn to use magic that transcends time and space. That way, she might be able to assist that girl's fate. However, Patchouli had already suspected the truth that the elements do not include time and space.

There are no other records about the aforementioned tale to compare it with, so there is no way of knowing whether it is fact or fiction.

It is said that the wise and calm Unmoving Great Library stayed by the side of that girl, who was labeled a devil, to the very end. And when that devil suddenly disappeared, the sage disappeared too at the same time.
Immune to Barrier Status: Burn, Freeze, and Poison. When attacked with Burn, Freeze, or Poison, Spirit Power 0.20 UP.
When using Boost, party's CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG to effective elements 40% UP.

Character Skills

CD 4
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yang DEF 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yin DEF 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The leaves of autumn are the color of a raging fire. Autumn is the fun season of bounty and stability.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Burn
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 50 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yang Defense Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 50 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 50 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4
CD 4
Party's Spirit Power 0.5 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Quick to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A gap that is eternally close to being a lie. The fifth season of emptiness.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.25 0.3 0.3 0.35 0.35 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5
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 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 50 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Quick
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 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4
CD 6
Party's Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yin ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Spirit Power 1.25 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A smothering storm of spring cherry blossoms. Spring is the joyful season of rebirth and restoration.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 40 80 80 0 20 60 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Yin Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 40 80 80 0 20 60 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.75 0.8 0.85 0.95 0.95 1 1.05 1.1 1.1 1.25
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 7 7 7 7 6 6

Character Characteristics

Spirit Domain
When attacked, DMG from humans 35% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Neutralizing Properties
When wave starts, target's Yang DEF 1 level DOWN (3 turns). [Success rate 75%.]
Phase Transition Phenomenon
When turn starts, adds 1 layer to own Barrier. [Success rate 55%.]

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

As the magician of the Mistress, Patchouli boasts great damage as well as the ability to support her allies fairly well. Despite this, her barrier breaks leave much to be desired as she fails to hone in on specific elemental weaknesses with her spread out elements, and requires support to break anomalies. She is also awkward to utilize with the self provided quick forcing her attacks to go before any allies can assist her. Despite these flaws, her power is not to be underestimated. 

Patchouli’s skills provide an array of useful benefits, ranging from support to a nice boost to her own damage output.. Her 1st skill, Autumn Leaf Burning, inflicts all enemies with 3 layers of burn anomalies, and 3 levels of Defense up for the party for 3 turns. Her 2nd skill, Doyou Vacation, provides the party with 0.5 P and 3 levels of Accuracy for 3 turns, whilst providing herself with Quick. Finally, her 3rd skill, Cherry Blossom Storm, provides the party with 3 levels of both Yin and Yang ATK up and provides 1.25 P for herself. With all of these skills, Patchouli can support the team well, though her 3rd skill may be awkward with its high cooldown.

As for her spells cards, Patchouli has some useful tricks up her sleeve as seen in her 1st spell card, Fire Water Wood Metal Earth Sign: Philosopher’s Stone. This spell inflicts 3 Freeze anomalies to all enemies, which are then broken as long as Patchouli boosts 3 times. The spell card also provides 1 P to herself, which helps to prevent her from running out of steam. Her 2nd spell card, Sun Moon Sign: Royal Diamond Ring, provides 2 levels of CRIT Accuracy to the party and provides herself with 1 P as a post effect. If that wasn’t enough, Patchouli also inflicts 3 layers of Poison anomalies to one target, which she breaks in the same attack by using 2 boosts. Finally, her Last Word, Periodic Table Ring, gives 4 levels of Yin, Yang, and CRIT ATK for 2 turns as well as providing herself with 3 barriers.

When it comes to breaking barriers, Patchouli’s performance does prove to be somewhat questionable. The variety of elements on her 1st spell card as well as Last Word mean that her elemental barrier breaks are unlikely to provide more than a few breaks on any given enemy. To compensate, her anomaly breaks for Poison and Freeze barriers can be useful at times, but her full potential only comes if there is another character to help in the burn barriers she inflicts. 

Ultimately, the magician will not let you down with her performance. While she may require some forethought to use effectively, she truly does show why her Mistress trusts her so much.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

(Card recommendations posted at September 27, 2022)

With Spirit Power being a perennially important resource, cards like Witch of Scarlet Dreams remain a staple for most characters. In addition, Patchouli may prefer cards like Worlds in Hand or Miracle Mallet to help her CRIT DMG even further. Cards which provide ATK up like Good or Evil? may prove their use as they give some stats for her to use. Alternatively, cards like The Secret God of the Sky for her 1st spell card may come in handy if you want to use her AoE spell card to nuke. Finally, to boost her Last Word damage, opt for cards which provide both Yin and Yang ATK

Last Word

(Card recommendations posted at September 27, 2022)

Patchouli’s best slot would be The Secret God of the Sky due to its powerful 50% boost to Heavy bullets. Alternatively, you can use cards like Idola-deus or Dropping Keystones for her Last Word, assuming you do not have the card farmed up.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Her 3rd skill, Cherry Blossom Storm, should be leveled first as it provides her with the most P as well as provides substantial buffs that she can use. Afterwards, you can choose to level up either her 1st skill, Autumn Leaf Burning, for the damage that she can inflict with better the defense buffs and burn anomalies inflicted, or her 2nd skill, Doyou Vacation, as it reduces the cooldown of the skill as well as providing a fair bit of power to the party. Afterwards, level up the skill that you chose to level last as it will still provide her with great benefits when maxed out.

Character Strengths

+Great damage with a good set of buffs, as well as killers.
+Decent utility to provide the team with ATK up, DEF ups, and Accuracy.

Character Weaknesses

-Barrier breaks can be a bit cumbersome to use
-Quick can make her somewhat awkward to use as a nuker