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Sakuya Izayoi (The Moon and Izayoi)

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The Moon and Izayoi

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
1400
Yang ATK
1905
Yang DEF
1000
Yin ATK
1400
Yin DEF
870

Races

Element Type Chart

Amagumori
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Amagumori (a Touhou LW original) refers to a cloudy sky that threatens rain at any moment.

''Milady hates the rain... so I must hurry''

Sakuya's temperament has been overwritten by the temperaments of dreams (Star Essence) and visions (Moon Essence). Or perhaps it was altered by Sakuya's precious memories with her mistress, who lamented that she could only see the moon and stars in the sky.

The diverse and uncooperative Star Essence resists the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence, but it is weak to the charming and arrogant Sun Essence.

The cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence resists the alluring and arrogant Sun Essence, but it is weak to the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence.

The combination of Star Essence and Moon Essence cancels out any resistance or weakness to Sun Essence.
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, who has almost reached the end (a Touhou LW original). She attacks with a sentient silver blade. This is the altered form of the bewitched weapon that Sakuya found in the garden during a certain incident. It is still incapable of speech, but Sakuya can somehow sense its thoughts. Apparently, it has a pretty cute personality.
Solo
Scarlet Devil Mansion Dream Blade
x11 Yang
Solo
Meiling Dream Blade
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Koakuma Dream Blade
x1 Yang 1
Solo
Patchouli Dream Blade
x1 Yin 2
Solo
Flandre Dream Blade
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Remilia Dream Blade
x1 Yin 3
The Focus Shot of Sakuya Izayoi, who has almost reached the end (a Touhou LW original). She attacks with a sentient fang of blood. This is the altered form of the vampire fang that Remilia entrusted to Sakuya... or, more precisely, the altered form of this fang's magical replica. It seems that this fang is considered to be Remilia's servant, like Sakuya, rather than a part of Remilia's body. This blade is ill-suited to cooking since it is literally made out of blood unless, of course, you are cooking for vampires.
Solo
Scarlet Devil Mansion Vision Blade
x6 Yang
Solo
Meiling Vision Blade
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Koakuma Vision Blade
x2 Yang 2
Solo
Patchouli Vision Blade
x2 Yin 2
Solo
Flandre Vision Blade
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Remilia Vision Blade
x2 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Sakuya Izayoi, who has almost reached the end (a Touhou LW original). She attacks with a special pocket watch that was a present from Remilia when she appointed Sakuya her head maid. Sakuya owns several pocket watches, but this one is imbued with memories especially dear to her. It took an inordinate amount of time to restore the watch to its present condition. The memories in the watch have restructured the bullet patterns in this attack to resemble her mistress's Red Magic Spell Card. Incidentally, the words ''Red Magic'' were also embroidered onto the sleeve of one of Sakuya's maid uniforms.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Evasion 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Yang DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.25 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Red Magic Blade
x14 Yang
All
Crimson Magic Blade
x4 Yin 1
All
Vermilion Magic Blade
x4 Yang 1
All
Scarlet Magic Blade
x3 Yin 2
All
Carmine Magic Blade
x3 Yang 2
All
Deep Scarlet Magic Blade
x3 Yin 3
A Spell Card of Sakuya Izayoi, who has almost reached the end (a Touhou LW original). She attacks with the special silver knife that was a gift from Remilia when she gave Sakuya her name. Sakuya has many silver knives, but this one is imbued with a precious memory―one of the first memories that Sakuya reclaimed. Sakuya doesn't currently need any memories from before she was given her name. The bullet patterns of this Spell Card were restructured to resemble the attack of her mistress when she throws Gungnir.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Target's CRIT DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 5 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to target (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.25 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Solo
Red Divine Spear Blade
x18 Yang
Solo
Crimson Divine Spear Blade
x4 Yin 1
Solo
Vermilion Divine Spear Blade
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Scarlet Divine Spear Blade
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Carmine Divine Spear Blade
x4 Yin 3
Solo
Deep Scarlet Divine Spear Blade
x4 Yang 3
The Last Word of Sakuya Izayoi, who has almost reached the end (a Touhou LW original). The world compresses in this attack, imitating her mistress's scarlet fate. Sakuya is practically incapable of turning back time with her ability. Presumably, she can only return objects to their original positions by manually moving them while time is stopped. Thus, she cannot return spilled tea to a broken cup she cannot fix. And she cannot bring back someone she has lost. However, Sakuya has never lamented this. She doesn't need an ability that would return her to the past. She will keep striving forward and reclaim what was lost in the future.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Agility 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Yang DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.5 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Red Blade of Fate
x20 Yang
All
Crimson Blade of Fate
x4 Yang 1
All
Vermilion Blade of Fate
x4 Yang 2
All
Scarlet Blade of Fate
x4 Yang 2
All
Carmine Blade of Fate
x3 Yang 2
All
Deep Scarlet Blade of Fate
x3 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating time (Lost)
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The ability of Sakuya Izayoi, who has almost reached the end. Sakuya completely lost this ability due to a Lost Word. She is currently regaining it little by little, though not through restoring or replicating her old ability, but with a newly constructed original ability that formed a core to build upon. She has continued to travel through worlds to try and end the Lost Word Incident. This Sakuya once lost everything to a Lost Word, which makes her one of the Restored.

What is time? Time is everywhere, so why does it only move forward and never backward? Haven't you ever asked this question when you dropped an expensive teacup? Or when you realized there are physical phenomena with time-reversal symmetry? Or perhaps... when you lost a dear friend for all eternity.

A number of truths were discovered because time doesn't reverse. Namely, objects cannot travel faster than the speed of light, entropy increases, the universe is expanding but will start contracting when specific conditions are met, and parallel worlds infinitely diverge. Sakuya Izayoi may or may not be aware of these principles. Regardless, she still uses them in her Spell Cards and Skills. Before Sakuya arrived at the Scarlet Devil Mansion, she could have easily become an angel or a devil herself. But she calls herself a human. This is backed up by the fact that the amount of magic in her body is comparable to most humans, which is much less than any youkai.

When Sakuya Izayoi was forced into a shell that contained the darkness of complete and utter loss, she also lost the fate imposed on her name. In other words, she might have regained her original nature and memories from before Remilia Scarlet rewrote her fate... No records of Sakuya's past currently exist, so the events have not been observed. But regardless of what exactly happened in her past, regaining it shouldn't have given her the means to escape the perfect darkness.

Eirin Yagokoro was shocked to see Sakuya Izayoi during the incident she caused. But only Eirin knows why. Eirin also knew that Sakuya and Remilia possessed a power that stopped the night... the ability to manipulate time. And according to Kaguya Houraisan, all magic originated from the moon, and the madness cast by the true full moon transforms humans into monsters or youkai. But Sakuya didn't suffer any effects from the true full moon at that time. The moon also determines the date and time, even if the sun now fulfills that role in the outside world. Can Sakuya Izayoi truly be just a normal human when so much of her identity is based on the moon?

The following is mere speculation, not based on any solid evidence.

The girl extended her hand on a whim and touched a different ''moon.'' Twin moons, in fact. Flowers are the fervent fantasies of plants. The girl wavered and blossomed in the night once again.

Extended Bewitched Sword: Silver Blade: This is the silver blade that fell into Sakuya's hands during a certain incident. The blade willingly changed its form to help Sakuya. It was a bewitched weapon during the incident, but its magic faded once the incident was resolved, becoming more or less a regular long silver knife. The blade can temporarily regain almost all of its bewitched weapon qualities if Remilia or Patchouli imbues it with their magic, so it has probably retained its internal bewitched weapon magical network. However, imbuing it with magic in this way would be like reanimating the bones of a deceased animal to use them as a tool, so the blade would not retain the original silver blade's personality. The blade couldn't possibly transform all by itself. This is where one of the twin moons comes in, the self-proclaimed little sister, the ''Moon of Dreams.'' She extended the silver blade by combining it with a magically transcribed Satellite that is identical to herself. (Apparently, all facets of existence can be extended by fulfilling specific conditions called ''points'' or something... Whatever that means. Incidentally, the blade's length has also been extended in addition to its existence.) According to the Moon of Dreams, she did this because she wanted to help out a fellow maid. But is she truly a maid...?

Blood Sword: Vampire Fang: This is a finely-crafted replica of Remilia's fang that she gave to her servant. The fang willingly changed its form to help Sakuya. Why did Remilia give Sakuya such a thing? Even if it is an imitation, the fang of a living vampire, or unliving as the case may be, is an extremely potent magic item. If you get up close and stab someone with this fang, you will cause tremendous damage regardless of the battle of bullet rules, and if the tooth punctures a living being's flesh, it could turn them into a vampire. But if you never use it, it is no different from a lucky charm. This is where one of the twin moons comes in, the self-proclaimed elder sister, the ''Moon of Visions.'' She changed the vampire fang into a blade that harbors a vampire's will by combining it with a magically transcribed Satellite that is identical to herself. This highly irregular magic spell only worked because it was cast on (a finely-crafted replica of) a part of a vampire, and vampires symbolize inverted lifeforce. According to the Moon of Visions, she did this because she heard that the mistress Sakuya serves is not just a simple vampire but a devil. She also mentioned that this was a simple spell for someone of her skill.
For every layer of Barrier Status: Burn, Yang ATK, Yin ATK, CRIT ATK, and CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP.
When inflicted by Barrier Status: Freeze or Paralyze, inflicts the same Barrier Status to target.
When using Boost, party's Agility 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 5
Party's Evasion 4 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Spirit Power 0.75 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Quick to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
There is no maid more elegant. She does not possess any vampire-hunting past.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Evasion Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.75
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
All targets' Yang DEF 3 level(s) DOWN (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT DEF 4 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to party (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
There couldn't be a more perfect maid. She does not possess any past that relates to the moon.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Defense Level Down
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
Critical Defense Level Down
Value 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Barrier Burn
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 6
Own Spirit Power 1.25 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Agility 3 level(s) UP (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (4 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The devil's loyal servant. She will stay by the devil's side for as long as she lives.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.75 0.8 0.85 0.9 0.9 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
Agility Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 30 50 60 70 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Accuracy Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 30 50 60 70 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6

Character Characteristics

Memories of Cleaning
When attacked, DMG from Slash Bullet 100% DOWN. [Success rate 50%.]
Memories of Serving Tea
When turn starts, adds 1 layer to own Barrier. [Success rate 55%.]
Memories of Cooking
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 0.40 UP. [Success rate 90%.]

Character Change Effect

Speed Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, other unit's Agility, Accuracy, & Evasion UP (3 turns).

When switching places with a front-guard unit, inherits part of other unit's Agility, Accuracy, & Evasion 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

Sakuya Izayoi (L80) was released on November 25, 2022 in Relic Prayer “Maid of Blood and Silver”.

How much would you do to remain perfect? This embodiment of the Scarlet Devil Mansion’s perfectly elegant maid answers that question with her existence, adding onto the ranks of L80 relics that had taken on the personas of their former masters of a doomed world. Armed with blades several inches longer than her usual repertoire and a large neatly tied bow on her back that may or may not double as wings, Sakuya emerges as a Debuff-class Friend who shears away the enemy’s defense, allowing her to crush the opposition in no time.

As an Attacker

  • High base Yang ATK and Agility stats to throw into Slicing
  • Powerful assortment of Killers include Youkai, Human and God
  • Every bullet line features either Moon or Star breaks, skewing slightly towards the latter
  • 0P Star and Moon breaks on both Spread and Focus Shots
  • Self inflicts and converts Burn anomalies to Yang ATK, Yang ATK, Crit ATK and Crit ACC buffs
  • Large supply of Spirit P through all Spell Cards, Skills and third Passive

As an Offensive Support

  • Long lasting Accuracy buff to entire team via Skill 3 (4 Turns)
  • Buffs team Agility via Skill 3 and Boosts
  • Lays down debuffs to enemy team Yang DEF, Crit DEF via Spell Cards and Skill 2
  • Further debuffs enemy Yin ATK and DEF via Burn anomalies
  • Minor Spirit P Support via Skill 1
  • Inflicts Quick on herself via Skill 1 to ensure her Spell Card debuffs go first.

As a Defensive Support and Tank

  • Evasion buffs for her team via Spell Cards and Skill 2
  • Chance of Barrier recovery through Passive 2
  • 50% chance of taking no damage from Slash bullets
  • Immune to Burn anomalies
  • Recovers 20% of hp dealt by second Spell Card

As a Utility

  • Inflicts Burn with Spell Cards
  • Can break Burn and Paralyze barriers via Shots and Spell Cards
  • 100% chance to Stun a single enemy on 2P with Spell Card 2

Story Card Recommendations

(Card recommendations last updated on November 25, 2022)

Spell Card

Sakuya has plenty of Spirit P in her kit, allowing her to forego the usual recommendation of Spirit P focused Story Cards for damage oriented options. Cards like Myouren Temple Anniversary can still cover teamwide Spirit Power gain by +0.75 while weakening a target’s Yang DEF by 2 Stages, taking her Debuffing potential even further. The Moon and Izayoi helps with raw damage on all Spell Cards, boosting Slash by a whopping 50%, while also upping her Star output by 40% and granting her an additional level of Yang ATK. For a flat increase to Yang and Crit ATK, go with Ordinary Magician, which also serves as a Yin ATK stick.

Last Word

Just like every other Sakuya that came before her, this variant also comes with 6 lines of Slash damage on her Last Word. While Mysterious Sword Master is generally the preferred go to for Slash users, Sakuya’s companion Story Card, The Moon and Izayoi provides a better alternative to the classic card. This card boosts Slash by a whopping 50%, while also upping her Star output by 40% and granting her an additional level of Yang ATK.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Go with her third skill, Devil's Maid for a boost to her Accuracy, Spirit P and Agility to enable her potency. Next comes her first skill, Elegant Maid for a total of 2 Spirit P for herself (0.75 to her team) on turn 1, dropping Evasion buffs and helping her set up Spell Card buffs with Quick. Perfect Maid further augments her team support, providing Yang and Crit DEF debuffs for her team to take advantage of while also applying Burn on Friends who can hopefully convert it into a useful effect

Character Strengths

Amazing Star and Moon breaks

Both elements feature on all every single bullet line Sakuya has, including options for 0P Star and Moon breaks on Spread and Focus shots.

Enables Yang attackers through debuffs to enemy Yang DEF and Crit DEF

Sakuya’s claim to fame as a Debuff-class Friend manifests in Yang and Crit DEF debuffs from her Spell Cards and Skill.

Strong range of killers

With her bullet lines covering Human, Youkai and God Killers among others, she can guarantee a crit on a large assortment of Gensokyo’s cast.

Great utility with anomaly breaks and stun

Sakuya can break Burn and Paralysis anomalies with her attacks, as well as guarantee a stun on a single enemy with 2P on her second Spell Card.

Character Weaknesses

Mix of Yin and Yang on most attacks makes her harder to fully optimize

With the exception of her fully Yang Last Word, Sakuya’s attacks are all mixed, meaning buffs and debuffs to either stat alone only gives her half the benefit.

Evasion tanking is niche

While Evasion is more of this subtle maid’s game, being able to completely negate damage is generally more handy than a higher chance of avoiding it. Best paired with Friends who want to avoid grazing in order to keep their Anomalies active.

Applying Burn to team may hinder certain Friends

Not everyone relishes the Burn quite like Sakuya does, with normal units taking a hit to Yin ATK and DEF unless they dispel it. Synergizes with Friends with Burn converting Abilities such as Reimu (F1), Reimu (C3) and Marisa (C3).