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Shikigami of the Gap Youkai

Stats

Health
5400
Agility
990
Yang ATK
1330
Yang DEF
1180
Yin ATK
980
Yin DEF
890

Races

Element Type Chart

Kitsune no Yomeiri
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Kitsune no Yomeiri (a Touhou LW original) means the fox's wedding and refers to a sunshower. This term is used in certain parts of Japan, while the more generic term is tenki ame, which is Yukari's temperament. That makes this temperament a perfect fit for Ran, who is both Yukari's shikigami and a fox. Ran is endowed with Metal Phase, from her sincere dedication to her duties, and Moon Essence, from her true nature hidden within.

The cold and silent Metal Phase resists Earth Phase, because earth bears metal, but it is weak to Fire Phase, because fire refines metal.

The cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence resists the alluring and arrogant Sun Essence, but it is weak to the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence.
sun_weak
Sun
moon_neutral
Moon
fire_strong
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_weak
Earth
star_strong
Star

Character Shots

Ran Yakumo's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). After Yukari upgraded Ran, she gained the ability to use this attack which shoots out needles while rotating at a high speed. It looks like a pompom of yarn and is a secret favorite of Yukari's.
All
Soft Fur Needle
x8 Yang
All
Hard Fur Needle
x2 Yin 1
All
Soft Fur Needle
x2 Yang 1
All
Hard Fur Needle
x2 Yin 1
All
Soft Fur Needle
x2 Yang 2
All
Hard Fur Needle
x2 Yin 3
Ran Yakumo's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). This shot is based on Ran's Sly Youkai Laser. Yukari came up with the name with inspiration from a lengthy book.
All
Millennium Laser
x5 Yang
All
Virtue Laser
x2 Yin 1
All
Millennium Laser
x2 Yang 1
All
Virtue Laser
x2 Yin 1
All
Millennium Laser
x2 Yang 2
All
Virtue Laser
x2 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Ran Yakumo's Spell Card. She uses her own shikigami, Chen, in this attack. Chen is still inexperienced, so she does not move that intelligently, but this will surely become a more formidable attack in the future.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 20%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Chen's Claws
x12 Yang
Solo
Chen's Bullets
x2 Yang 1
Solo
Chen's Claws
x2 Yang 1
Solo
Chen's Bullets
x1 Yang 1
Solo
Chen's Wild Claws
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Chen's Spirited Bullets
x1 Yang 3
Ran Yakumo's Spell Card. She shoots out two colors of light bullets. Zenki and Goki are a pair of married oni who served a worshipper in the past. They sometimes serve Yukari as shikigami.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Zenki's Protection
x8 Yang
Solo
Goki's Protection
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Zenki's Protection
x2 Yang 2
Solo
Goki's Protection
x2 Yin 2
Solo
Zenki's Protection: Remix
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Goki's Protection: Remix
x2 Yin 3
Ran Yakumo's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). It refers to a legend related to Tamamo-no-Mae, one of the most famous youkai. The pieces of the shattered killing stone are said to have become three different spirits.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 60%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Nasu's Killing Stone
x16 Yang
All
Tamamo-no-Mae's Grudge
x4 Yang 1
All
Takada's Killing Stone
x3 Yang 1
All
Takada's Killing Stone
x2 Yang 1
All
Tamamo-no-Mae's Grudge
x2 Yang 2
All
Takada's Killing Stone
x1 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of using shikigami
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In Ran's case, the ability to use shikigami means the ability to control Chen. You could call shikigami a kind of pattern―like software for the computers used in the outside world. Ran herself is Yukari's shikigami, but she has Chen as her own shikigami too. Software allows a computer to do something it could not originally do, so youkai possessed by shikigami can do things they normally would not have been able to, but it also stops them from doing other things at the same time. If you want to know more, you should ask Yukari.
When using Graze, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
She uses her shikigami―that is, Chen―to help her fight. It also helps boost her motivation.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack 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
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A spell that can be used by nine-tailed kitsune. It increases her own youkai power.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack Level Up
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
CD 4
Own CRIT Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 60%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Aim for the target's weak points, like a fox on the hunt.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 60
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4

Character Characteristics

Kuji-Kiri
When attacked, DMG from youkai 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Shikigami of the Sage
After being attacked, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 25%.]
Kitsune's Intuition
After being attacked, own Accuracy 1 level UP. (3 turns). [Success rate 15%.]

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

Ran Yakumo was released on May 11th, 2021 as part of the starting roster.

The shikigami of Yukari Yakumo, Ran Yakumo is a nine-tailed kitsune who sometimes forgets her place, thusly acting with more independence than one might expect. As a shikigami, Ran is not the kitsune she possesses, more akin to software installed upon it - though since the fox’s personality never surfaces, there’s no real problem with considering Ran as the body she inhabits. Outside of that, she has a fondness for tofu, and calculates various mathematical problems in her spare time, such as figuring out the width of the Sanzu River. Bringing a powerful All Last Word to the table, Ran has run the calculations, and her verdict is: she’s a A-Tier Friend.

Due to the sheer strength of her All Last Word at 1 Power, Ran is a top notch farmer, but runs into issues against bosses in one target stages. She can somewhat abuse the Earth element of her Last Word in such situations, but that does leave her notably behind in comparison to the competition - if you need to squeeze out additional damage output, remember that you can use Shikigami: Chen and then her Last Word equipped with a Heavy DMG UP Story card.

For difficult content, Ran has problems. Her Last Word still hits extremely hard even at 1 Power, but additional Power doesn’t scale it at all, leaving her somewhat outclassed by other attackers in longer fights. Additionally, she also has almost no Elements, having only Earth and only on her Last Word - whilst it can provide up to 4 All Earth breaks, with 3 of them coming with only one boost, using it in this fashion will sacrifice a large amount of her damage. She has some Accuracy support for utility, but it is difficult to make use of as it is on a Spell Card with no elements, on a somewhat middling speed unit. But she at least has Charge, making her easy to support, and her Last Word still hits so hard it’s well worth bringing her to harder fights.

Overall, Ran’s a very strong farmer, and no slouch in harder fights either. Just don’t expect her to do anything except damage, or 3 to 4 All Earth breaks if you desperately need them.

Here are the chances for Ran’s secondary effects (per bullet):
Nasu and the Three Takadas' Killing Stone: 0%/40%/0%/0%/40%/0%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

(Updated as of September 21, 2022)

Ran’s Spell Card slots should pretty much only be used for stat sticks, with anything providing YANG ATK being preferred. The reason for this is due to her kit easily giving her 10 YANG ATK UP for her Last Word, not to mention that her spellcards are lackluster in damage and contains no elements at all. The Story Cards listed here are simply the highest Yang ATK stat sticks for each card rarity - anything with YANG ATK on it will suffice.

Last Word

(Updated as of September 21, 2022)

Due to Ran already bolstering herself with 10 YANG ATK UP, and having no built in Accuracy buffs, she wants a story card with at least 2 Levels of Accuracy Up. Froggy Hat is perfect for this as on top of giving 2 ACC UP, it also gives her 20% Liquid Bullet UP - whilst few of the Bullets on her Last Word are tagged with Liquid, it’s the best she can do.

If you got her accuracy covered, consider buffing her elemental and bullet type factors instead. Dropping Keystones is perfect for this as it gives most of her attacks a 60% boost (30% Earth + 30% Heavy Bullet). An alternative would be using Secret God of the Sky which gives a 50% boost to her damage potential.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

First, level up Work of a Nine-Tailed Kitsune to level 9, as it gains 2 additional levels of Yang ATK UP at that point, with level 10 only reducing cooldown. After that, level up Shikigami Service to 10, for the additional level of Yang ATK UP. Youkai Power Focus works just fine at 1, so you can save leveling it up until she gets a Fantasy Rebirth.

Character Strengths

+ Powerful All Last Word at 1 Power
+ Self Charge allows her to work with a wide range of support

Character Weaknesses

- Last Word barely scales with Power
- All of her Earth is on her Last Word, meaning damage must be sacrificed to use it for breaking purposes
- Last Word can struggle against Earth-resistant enemies, due to a abundance of Earth bullets
- Selfish buffer