Element Type Chart
Raigou (a Touhou LW original) refers to a peal of thunder. This is an apt temperament for Rin as kasha are said to arrive with a thunderstorm when they come to steal corpses. Rin is endowed with Fire Phase, as a kasha, and Moon Essence, with her resourcefulness.
The formless and passionate Fire Phase resists Wood Phase, because wood feeds fire, but it is weak to Water Phase, because water dampens fire.
The cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence resists the alluring and arrogant Sun Essence, but it is weak to the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence.
|Solo||Cat Cart Dash||x5||Yin|
|Solo||Pull Cart Dash||x2||Yang||2|
|Solo||Wooden Ox Dash||x2||Yin||3|
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Undead & Underworld-Killer Heavy Bullet/Incineration Bullet.
|1||Yin/Moon Heavy Bullet. May lower target's Yin DEF by 1 level.|
|2||Yin/Moon Heavy Bullet. May lower target's Yin DEF by 1 level.|
|3||Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet. Effective against undead and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|4||Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet. Effective against undead and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|5||Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet.|
|6||Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet. Breaks target's Barrier with Barrier Status: Burn.|
|Solo||Fire Cat Punch||x4||Yin|
|Solo||Blazing Cat Punch||x1||Yin||1|
|Solo||Flaming Cat Punch||x1||Yin||2|
|Solo||Scorching Cat Punch||x2||Yang||2|
|Solo||Burning Cat Punch||x2||Yin||3|
|Solo||Hell-Fire Cat Punch||x2||Yang||3|
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Fire Soul & Underworld-Killer Bullet/Fire Slice Bullet/Soul & Underworld-Killer Bullet/Fire Bullet.
|1||Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat. More DMG with higher own Agility.|
|2||Yin/Fire Slash Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|3||Yin/Fire Slash Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.|
|4||Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|5||Yin/Fire Slash Bullet.|
|6||Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet.|
Character Spell Cards
[Pre-Attack] Target's Accuracy DOWN.
[Attack] Moon Sure-Hit Multi-Killer Normal Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Moon Multi-Killer Bullet/Slice Bullet/Multi-Killer Bullet/Moon Bullet.
|1||Yin/Moon Normal Bullet. Always hits regardless of Accuracy stat. Effective against undead and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|2||Yin/Moon Normal Bullet. Effective against undead and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|3||Yang/No-Element Normal Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.|
|4||Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet. Effective against undead and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|5||Yang/No-Element Normal Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.|
|6||Yin/Moon Normal Bullet.|
[Pre-Attack] Inflicts Barrier Status: Burn to all targets.
[Attack] Fire Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Fire Multi-Killer Bullet/Target's Yin DEF DOWN Bullet/Multi-Killer Bullet/Slice Bullet.
|1||Yin/Fire Heavy Bullet.|
|2||Yin/Fire Heavy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|3||Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet. May lower target's Yin DEF by 1 level.|
|4||Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|5||Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.|
|6||Yin/Fire Heavy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|All||Racing Cat Cart||x16||Yin|
|All||Laughing Gas Engine||x4||Yin||1|
[Pre-Attack] All targets' Yin DEF DOWN.
[Attack] Moon Absorb Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Fire & Moon Slice Bullet/Moon Multi-Killer Bullet/Fire Target's CRIT DEF DOWN Multi-Killer Bullet/Moon Absorb Multi-Killer Bullet.
|1||Yin/Moon Heavy Bullet. Recovers HP when attack hits target.|
|2||Yin/Fire Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.|
|3||Yin/Moon Heavy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences, undead, and dwellers of the Underworld.|
|4||Yin/Moon Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.|
|5||Yin/Fire Heavy Bullet. Effective against soul-like presences, undead, and dwellers of the Underworld. May lower target's CRIT DEF by 1 level.|
|6||Yin/Moon Heavy Bullet. Recovers HP when attack hits target. Effective against soul-like presences, undead, and dwellers of the Underworld.|
Capable of carrying away corpses
Rin Kaenbyou's ability as a kasha. Kasha are youkai who steal corpses from graveyards and funerals. There are different theories as to the true identity of this youkai. Some say it is an evil oni from Hell, others that it is a cat youkai like a bakeneko or an envoy from the world of the dead. However, based on Rin's appearance, it can be assumed that she is some type of cat beast youkai. There are various tales and superstitions regarding the connection between cats and corpses, and since Rin is a black cat, this probably led to humans detesting her all the more. Many of the tales involving kasha describe them as beings that come with a thunderstorm and descend down from the sky to steal a corpse, which they then take back up with them. There were probably quite a few instances of corpses being stolen from graveyards and funerals by wild animals back when civilization wasn't as advanced. Bandits could have also stolen corpses for one reason or another. The origins of the kasha most likely lie in false reports from witnesses who couldn't properly see the perpetrator in the night or from being used as an excuse to explain the missing corpses. But this is not very fair on the cats who have been used as scapegoats. Rin collects corpses and carries them to the former Hell of Blazing Fires to use as fuel. Utsuho raises the temperature by adding them to the fire, and if it gets too hot, Rin releases some heat by opening the vent in the ceiling. Thus, the heat in the former Hell of Blazing Fires is regulated. The hot springs in Former Hell are said to be heated by this excess heat released by Rin, and it is speculated that the incident where geysers and vengeful spirits burst forth onto the surface was caused by the former Hell of Blazing Fires overheating. However, Rin also helped cause this in order to help her friend Utsuho who had undergone a change. Rin must have been pretty desperate...
|Agility Level Up|
|Spirit Power Up|
|Yin Defense Level Down|
|Yang Defense Level Down|
Character Change Effect
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).
|0 -> 1||1000|
|1 -> 2||2,000|
|2 -> 3||5,000|
|3 -> 4||10,000|
|4 -> 5||15,000|
Rin Kaenbyou, Hell’s Traffic Accident, prefers to go by ‘Orin.’ That’s the kasha in a nutshell - no taste for long names, for anything formal or stuffy really, and she’s certainly friendly with just about everyone she meets. One of the most lighthearted youkai around, even though she’ll drag away the corpses of the dead to fuel the underground furnace, she won’t kill you - she’ll even wait for you to die before she hauls your corpse off, how polite! She also looks out for her friends - even going so far as to cause a commotion to get the surface dwellers to stop her rampaging friend Utsuho Reiuji in the events of Subterranean Animism. It’s that same good cheer and friendliness, mixed with perhaps too much morbidity to be comfortable, that makes her fight on your side as an S+ Tier Friend and give any opponent paws.
For farming purposes, Rin benefits from a strong All targeting Last Word, Morgue Street Grand Prix - Dead Heat, boasting a 2-2-1 Layout and 2 Spirit Power on the first turn, a ton of Yin DEF DOWN and some Yin ATK UP in her kit, it even has a decent if not supurrr amazing 0%/20%/0%/30%/0%/0% Slicing scaling, and each Bullet is even tagged with the coveted Heavy, but it has a crucial, fishy catch - Rin has no native Accuracy UP. To counter-cat this, use Youkai: Blazing Wheel on the first turn with an Accuracy UP Story Card, then blitz them with a furr-st place finish.
For harder fights, Rin’s got purrfect corpse making potential aplenty. For starters her ability to support Yin attackers is simply the cat’s meow - starting off with her skill Vengeful Spirit User, which inflicts 1 level of Yin DEF DOWN for 3 turns on all targets (and 2 Yang DEF DOWN to her primary target to boot). On top of this, Youkai: Blazing Wheel inflicts 2 layers of Burn for 3 turns on all enemies. To cat it all off, her Last Word, Morgue Street Grand Prix - Dead Heat races her opponents to an early grave with a further 2 levels of Yin DEF DOWN for 2 turns - meaning she can hit 3 levels of Yin DEF DOWN and 4 layers of Burn on all enemies in a meowsly 3 turns, with Corpse Cat Cart’s Quick ensuring she’ll move first on the third turn and kasha opponents off guard.
She’s also got solid, but not amazing Break potential, and we’re not just talking about the tendency for cats to paw things off shelves - Nitrous Dash provides 1 Solo targeting Moon Break for 0 Spirit Power on a Basic Shot. Additionally, Cat’s Sign: Cat’s Walk provides an average 1/2/2/3 Solo targeting Moon Breaks for 0/1/2/3 Spirit Power, and Youkai: Blazing Wheel provides the same but for Fire (although it’s rather a waste to use it for Breaking when it’s got such great Burn Barriers). Lastly, Morgue Street Grand Prix - Dead Heat provides All-targeting 4 Moon and 2 Fire Breaks for 3 Spirit Power in total if you’re truly despurrrate for Breaks or just don’t have a strong enough team or enough Yin attackers to get away with merely applying DEF DOWN.
The kasha does have some downsides - chiefly, her own damage potential isn’t the greatest, and she natively lacks Accuracy, but these are easily remeowdied with Story Cards. As such, she’s the purrfect Friend for just about anyone - so long as you aren’t catty about her ghastly punishments.