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Sakuya Izayoi (Legendary Vampire Hunter)

2005
Ultra Fes
Legendary Vampire Hunter

Stats

Health
5325
Agility
1475
Yang ATK
1880
Yang DEF
905
Yin ATK
1210
Yin DEF
815

Races

Element Type Chart

Ake no Myoujou
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Ake no Myoujou (a Touhou LW original) refers to the planet Venus when it shines in the eastern sky before sunrise. Was the target that this Sakuya doggedly pursued an angel or a devil?

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

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are celestial objects that can often be seen from Earth, so their existence has been known since ancient times. Venus is particularly significant and has been called the Morning Star and the Evening Star as it appears in the sky in the morning and evening in the same direction as the Sun. Venus is also sometimes called the First Star.

Star Essence symbolizes freedom and chaos, but Venus, with its regularity as the Morning Star, is closer in line with Sun Essence. In other words, Sakuya sees Venus as the ''nighttime sun.'' This is similar to how Moon Essence is also dependent on the Sun.

It is not known whether Sakuya is resistant to Moon Essence (enchantment) because she denies the existence of the mystical and occult or accepts them... Either way, she is obsessed and has neglected Star Essence, the rightful fate of Venus.
sun_neutral
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 Sakuya Izayoi with the twisted fate. She manipulates time to fire multiple knives simultaneously. It seems that shooting knives out of a custom-made crossbow is a part of the aesthetic vampire hunters value. A major detriment to these crossbows is the time it takes to reload the knives. However, this is hardly a concern for someone who can manipulate time. Since this is an attack named after belladonna, it is somewhat fitting that Sakuya looks captivating and mad when she hunts vampires.
All
Inflammation Knife
x7 Yang
All
Ulceration Knife
x1 Yang 1
All
Vomit Knife
x1 Yang 2
All
Pupil Dilation Knife
x1 Yin 2
All
Lunatic Knife
x1 Yang 3
All
Deadly Knife
x1 Yin 3
The Focus Shot of Sakuya Izayoi with the twisted fate. She manipulates time to perfectly control her knives in this attack. It is not known why this attack is named after the unidentified killer, whose brutal crimes are so infamous. Something that does bear mentioning, however, is that different organs hold different meanings.
Solo
White Chapel
x3 Yang
Solo
First Scripture
x1 Yang 1
Solo
Second Scripture
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Third Scripture
x1 Yin 3
Solo
Fourth Scripture
x2 Yin 3
Solo
Fifth Scripture
x2 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Sakuya Izayoi with the twisted fate. She haphazardly fires countless rebounding knives. Misdirection is an essential skill for a stage magician or culprit in a detective novel. The truth cannot be seen with the eyes alone. However, the truth can be hidden by taking away the spectator's sight. Although, whether this Sakuya has a truth that she wishes to hide or not is a mystery in itself...
*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 (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
Time Difference Misdirection
x18 Yang
All
Sensory Illusion Misdirection
x3 Yang 1
All
Mental Misdirection
x3 Yang 2
All
Perspective Misdirection
x3 Yang 3
All
Awareness Misdirection
x3 Yin 3
All
Word Misdirection
x3 Yin 3
A Spell Card of Sakuya Izayoi with the twisted fate. She manipulates time to surround her target with an assortment of knives. It is not difficult to understand how unnatural the ability to stop time is. The flow of time guides the law of causality and establishes each and every phenomenon in reality. So if someone could freely manipulate the flow of time, the laws of nature would not apply to them.

It is not known what limits her ability has, but if her ability is abusable, she could probably cause terror and destruction on an unimaginable scale. There is a cold and static world where only Sakuya can walk. And she can keep walking, on, and on, for eternity.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (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
Time in the Slum
x20 Yang
Solo
Time in the City of Mist
x4 Yang 1
Solo
Time in the Organization
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Time in the Foreign Settlement
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Time in the Enclave
x3 Yang 2
Solo
Time in Psuedo Paradise
x3 Yang 3
The Last Word of Sakuya Izayoi with the twisted fate (a Touhou LW original). She manipulates time to attack with all of her hunting tools. Why did the Sakuya of this world become an imperfect outsider instead of forming a bond with the Scarlet Devil Mansion? Most likely, this is because a fate that should have been changed remained the same. This Sakuya's fate may have also taken a different path from the one it was supposed to take... a fate unrelated to the moon.

This Sakuya avoids all beings who are fated to perish eventually. The coffin is the ultimate symbol of this. She will not say this out loud, but she harbors a delusion that every pure and immortal being is an ''angel''... This seems kind of similar to the Lunar Emissaries...
*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 +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.5 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
All
A(10) at Night
x20 Yang
All
B(11) at Night
x4 Yang 1
All
C(12) at Night
x4 Yang 2
All
D(13) at Night
x4 Yang 3
All
E(14) at Night
x4 Yang 3
All
F(15) at Night
x4 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating time (Distorted)
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The ability of Sakuya Izayoi with the twisted fate (a Touhou LW original). Unlike her original ability, this one has become multiplexed and localized from countless compounding distortions.

The Sakuya Izayoi of this world can manipulate time just like the other Sakuyas. She can quicken time, slow it down, and stop it completely. And while doing so, she can move about and act within a separate time apart from everyone else. She can even reverse time to some extent. However, she cannot go very far back.

The Sakuya of our world's past is still shrouded in mystery. But it seems this Sakuya came from Western Europe in the not-so-distant past, judging by her tools and view of the world that remained with her despite her memory loss. However, it seems that vampire hunters were not just a relic of a bygone era in her world. This Sakuya is probably from a completely different world and most likely walked down a path of fate far removed from the path she was supposed to take.

Vampires are a type of devil and youkai that are most predominantly spoken about in Western Europe. However, there are tales and legends of youkai with similar characteristics all over the world. Since vampire hunters exist in this Sakuya's world, it can be assumed that vampires also existed as a type of devil. It seems that ''vampire hunter'' was a profession managed by a large religious organization of the time. However, Sakuya may not have been a member of this organization because she is not religious at all, and this organization should have had strict and exclusionary religious doctrines. Thus, it can be assumed that she was recognized as a vampire hunter retroactively for her demon-slaying skills, not because of her religion or lack thereof. Sometimes large organizations do things like that, even though if someone is an enemy of your enemy, it does necessarily make them an ally.

The following is a fragmented and unreliable snippet of information that can not even be called a story:

A girl thought that she was a normal human, but then she discovered that only she was capable of manipulating time. After that, her view of the world began to mature in a way that was incomprehensible to other people. It is difficult to describe this with words. Still, her other sense of self that existed on the temporal axis possessed a unique solitude and independence that could only be understood by those with an ability similar to her own. In the back of her mind, there was a secret garden that was invisible from the front side of the mansion.

One day, she saw something fly across this territory out of the corner of her eye. It was like the child of a dragon, a scarlet shadow of fate that raced across the sky on giant bat-like wings. The girl desperately chased after it. The chase started in a city closed off by mist and smoke and continued on to various other lands within the empire until she finally encountered it again in an enclave in the East.

The girl knew very well that humans can never come back to life and that once someone has died, you can never meet nor speak with them again. That is why she firmly believed that this ''angel'' could transcend such a fate. Her way of testing this belief was to choose only angels and exclude all humans and devils. She chose the Scarlet Angel of Fate and no one else.

Apparently, Sakuya Izayoi can purposefully create a time paradox with her ability to temporarily summon a slightly different version of herself from another timeline. This hasn't been confirmed, but it is probably safe to assume that she can interfere with other timelines since she cannot go very far back in time.
Immune to Barrier Status: Freeze, Paralyze, and Poison.
When using Boost, party's CRIT ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).
When using Graze, own CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Own CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Spirit Power 0.25 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
Info
This is ordinary water that was altered through time manipulation. The water has no purifying effects, but a hypnotic suggestion afflicts anyone who drinks it.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Attack Level Up
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
Critical Accuracy Level Up
Value
Rate
Add
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CD 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 6
Own Spirit Power 1.5 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
Own Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A pocket watch that does not show the correct time. Would that not make it worthless?
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 1 1.05 1.1 1.15 1.2 1.25 1.3 1.4 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
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
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 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6
CD 5
Own CRIT ATK 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Agility 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A silver dagger forged into the shape of a cross. There are rumors that this weapon was provided to Sakuya by a certain organization.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Attack Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Critical Accuracy Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Agility Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5

Character Characteristics

Undead Eradication
When attacked, DMG from undead 40% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Stubborn Persistence
When attacked with HP 25% or under, DMG from enemy 100% DOWN. [Success rate 60%.]
Psuedo Faith
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 1.00 UP. [Success rate 45%.]

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

E1 Sakuya Izayoi was released on June 17th, 2022 in Ultra Festival: Legendary Vampire Hunter.

In a strange twist of fate, Sakuya Izayoi, who is usually known as the maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and effectively second in command, is hunting the inhabitants of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She especially seeks to destroy the vampire mistresses, Remilia and Flandre Scarlet, who, in other worlds, she is usually sworn to protect. She still employs her time manipulation powers in her Universe E1 form, making her a fearsome enemy, but she also employs a large array of vampire hunting weapons, such as crossbows, knives, poisons, and all kinds of contraptions that Sakuya doesn't normally use. Outside of believing that vampires are the sworn enemies of humans, she's generally amicable, and will help you in battle as an S+ Tier Friend.

For farming, Sakuya absolutely gets the job done with her Last Word, Imperfect Outsider. While her turn 1 damage may not be as strong as some of the more recent characters, her damage potential is great otherwise. Sakuya’s buffs are powerful enough to nearly cap both CRIT ATK and CRIT Accuracy. However, the amount of Yang ATK that she can grant herself leaves much to be desired. Despite this, Sakuya’s ability to farm difficult stages in story such as Mysterious Sword Master (3-3-3), The Secret God of the Sky (3-6-3), Puppeteer and Necromancer (3-11-1), Secret Sealing Club Girls (Hifuu E9), and Unknown Barrier Team (3-18-3) makes her stand out as an excellent farmer.

Challenging content, on the other hand, is where Sakuya can truly shine. Sakuya’s great P generation allows her to utilize powerful breaks, and powerful nuking potential is heightened by her wide range of killers such as Youkai and Parallel Existence. With her 1st skill, Pseudo Holy Water, she has the ability to provide herself with 2 levels of CRIT ATK and CRIT Accuracy for 4 turns while also providing the party 0.25 P. With the low cooldown that the skill has, this allows her to maintain a steady source of CRIT buffs and P generation. Her 2nd skill, Lunatic Pocket Watch, helps Sakuya even further by giving her 1.5 P, 2 levels of Accuracy for 3 turns, and provides her Charge. All of these things combine to help Sakuya be more consistent in her output and make her easier to support with teammates. Finally, her 3rd skill, Silver Cross, provides herself with 3 levels of CRIT ATK and CRIT Accuracy for 1 turn while also giving herself 3 levels of Agility for 3 turns. With her 1st and 3rd skill combining with her ability, Capable of manipulating time (Distorted) which provides the team with CRIT ATK on boosts and CRIT Accuracy on grazes, she can effectively cap out her CRIT buffs and deal a ton of damage thanks to her aforementioned killer range. Her Spell Cards augment this even further with her 1st Spell Card, Conjuring: Mesmerizing Misdirection, providing the team with 2 levels of CRIT Accuracy for 2 turns, and her 2nd Spell Card, Illusion World: The World, providing herself with 2 levels of CRIT ATK and CRIT Accuracy for 3 turns. These Spell Cards not only provide substantial damage by themselves, but can also further her barrier breaking potential.

Sakuya also excels at breaking barriers. More precisely, with a P0 Sun basic shot, Sakuya specializes in Metal and Sun breaks. While the need to boost to make the best use of her spell breaks may come as a detriment at times, her P generation more than makes up for it as she can easily get the P needed. Sakuya’s spread of 3 Sun and 3 Metal breaks on both her 1st and 2nd Spell Card helps to break her foes quickly. Sakuya’s 1st Spell Card is also notable for its ability to break both Burn and Freeze anomalies. Finally, Her Last Word is no slouch as it has 6 Sun breaks.

Ultimately, Sakuya is a vampire hunter without peer. While her initial burst damage may not seem as strong as the hardest hitting characters, she more than makes up for it in longer fights. With a tiny bit of support to help her go even further, Sakuya can help turn the tides against the Vampires that she pledges to eradicate.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Due to her insane P generation, Sakuya can instead opt for story cards that augment her power in one way. Yang ATK up cards like How Irrational…, Ordinary Magician, and Members of the Yakumo Family are great options for Sakuya as they can help her output more damage. Myouren Temple Anniversary is another powerful option due to the Yang DEF debuff that it applies to her enemies to boost damage output even further. Mysterious Sword Master is another option to use as her Spell Cards can hit hard against enemies who are susceptible to her killers. Finally, you can opt to use Yang ATK stat filler, preferring ones with Agility.

Last Word

Mysterious Sword Master is Sakuya’s most powerful option due to the powerful 50% Slash bullets up that it provides. Cleaning serves as another alternative for Sakuya while giving her some more team utility with the CRIT DEF down that it provides. Myouren Temple Anniversary serves as a great option against a single enemy due to Yang DEF debuffs increasing her damage substantially against a single enemy. Finally, you can opt to use Yang ATK up cards like How Irrational… for damage.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Sakuya’s 2nd skill, Lunatic Pocket Watch, should be leveled up first as the Accuracy and P generation helps Sakuya’s consistency and helps her use her powerful access to barrier breaks. Afterwards, Sakuya’s 3rd skill, Silver Cross, is a powerful tool to level as it provides herself with a large amount of self buffs that can help her do more damage. Finally, Sakuya’s 1st skill, Pseudo Holy Water, provides weaker buffs than her 3rd skill but has a longer duration. Thus, it should be leveled last.

Character Strengths

+Amazing power generation with her Spell Cards and skills.
+A good spread of elements on her spell cards with a spread of Sun and Metal.
+Last Word has good damage with setup.

Character Weaknesses

-Low Yang ATK up built into her kit.
-Selfish character with little utility.