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Sakuya Izayoi (Scarlet)

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Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion (Scarlet)

Stats

Health
5050
Agility
1300
Yang ATK
1225
Yang DEF
865
Yin ATK
1525
Yin DEF
975

Races

Element Type Chart

Kumori
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Kumori (a Touhou LW original) refers to overcast weather where the whole sky is obscured by clouds. An apt temperament for Sakuya, who blocks the light of the sun as a servant to a vampire. Sakuya is endowed with Metal Phase, as she uses knives, and Moon Essense, because she is mysterious.

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

The Spread Shot of Sakuya Izayoi from the world shrouded in scarlet mist (a Touhou LW original). She throws out waves of knives that form lines in the air. It seems that Sakuya always recovers and reuses the knives that she so often throws as bullets. Does that mean she stops time, goes and collects the knives, then starts time again once she returns to her original position?
All
Retrievable Knife
x12 Yin
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Retrievable Machete
x2 Yang 1
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Retrievable Dagger
x2 Yang 2
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Retrievable Drop Point
x1 Yang 2
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Retrievable Clip Point
x1 Yang 2
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Retrievable Survival Knife
x1 Yin 3
The Focus Shot of Sakuya Izayoi from the world shrouded in scarlet mist (a Touhou LW original). She throws knives in all directions. Sakuya's main profession is that of a maid, but she is also quite good at magic tricks. However, these ''tricks'' make use of her ability, so there isn't really any deception or sleight-of-hand involved. In fact, they seem a lot more like actual magic...
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Knife Trick
x8 Yin
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Illusion Trick
x1 Yang 1
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Parlor Trick
x1 Yang 2
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Sleight of Hand Trick
x1 Yin 3
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Gimmick Trick
x1 Yin 3
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Self-Working Trick
x1 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Sakuya Izayoi from the world shrouded in scarlet mist. She positions knives while stopping time then sends them flying toward her opponents. This attack looks like magic, but it is actually a technique that makes full use of her ability. Apparently, Sakuya also uses her ability to complete her daily duties as a maid more efficiently.

It is possible to create a moondial by using the same principles as a sundial, but it is only accurate when the moon is full. Vampires attain the peak of their power on nights when the moon is full, so perhaps those are the only nights when they care about the time.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Evasion 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
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Lunar Clock & Knife
x16 Yin
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Mechanical Lunar Clock
x4 Yin 1
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Open Face Lunar Clock
x3 Yang 2
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Hunter Lunar Clock
x3 Yin 2
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Demi Hunter Lunar Clock
x3 Yin 2
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Skeleton Lunar Clock
x2 Yang 3
A Spell Card of Sakuya Izayoi from the world shrouded in scarlet mist. She positions knives while stopping time then sends them flying toward her opponents. This attack is one of many where she places knives when time is stopped. But it would be incredibly foolish to think these different attacks would become predictable since they all utilize the same trick. Maids serve others as a profession, so they would be out of a job if they failed to entertain. Sakuya's attacks may look like magic because of how precise and ingenious she is in positioning her knives. This precision is what makes her service and entertainment so perfect!
*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%.]
All targets' Evasion 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
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Manipulating Doll & Knife
x18 Yin
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Marionette & Knife
x3 Yang 1
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Puppet & Knife
x3 Yang 2
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Figurine & Knife
x3 Yang 2
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Paper Puppet & Knife
x2 Yin 3
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Mechanical Doll & Knife
x2 Yin 3
The Last Word of Sakuya Izayoi from the world shrouded in scarlet mist (a Touhou LW original). She throws knives at multiple different points in time simultaneously. This is Sakuya's Last Word that should not exist until after the Scarlet Mist Incident is resolved. The knives are crimson-red like blood―it is as if they are a condensed and solid form of crimson mist. They are also imbued with burning heat, which is perhaps a blessing from the vampire sisters who do not fear fire and instead wield it as a weapon. It could be said that a servant of devils who retains their humanity is, in fact, more unusual and mysterious than any shrine maiden or magician. This Spell Card that floods the space before her in knives of blood is perhaps symbolic of Sakuya as she is now. She herself takes great delight in how this attack can both cook and cut steak at the same time.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Evasion 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Yin DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Carmine Knife
x20 Yin
Solo
Carmine Distant Past
x4 Yin 1
Solo
Carmine Recent Past
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Carmine Past
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Carmine Present
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Carmine Future
x3 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of manipulating time
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The ability of Sakuya Izayoi from the world shrouded in scarlet mist. It is essentially the same as our version of Sakuya's ability. However, this Sakuya may be involved in prolonging the Scarlet Mist Incident. There are a lot of different reports regarding the cause of the Scarlet Mist Incident, including the words of Remilia Scarlet, who instigated it. However, they all lack credibility, making it all but impossible to determine what truly happened. (This is the same for most other incidents, occurrences, and events.) The most likely theory is that Remilia made the scarlet mist cover Gensokyo to block out the sun so she could go out during the day. But it is not known whether or not the cause of this incident was exactly the same in this Sakuya's world. Unlike most youkai, the dwellers of the Scarlet Devil Mansion are a force that works well together, which has led to much conjecture about what they could accomplish. The dwellers of the Scarlet Devil mansion all have their own areas of expertise: Hong Meiling manipulates qi, Patchouli Knowledge manipulates element-based spirit magic, and Remilia manipulates fate. Perhaps the creation of the scarlet mist was only possible through combining these abilities. Remilia's closest friend is Patchouli, but as the mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, her most trusted servant is Sakuya. And since Sakuya is the only human residing in the Scarlet Devil Mansion, she could very well be the determining factor behind the cooperation between the youkai.
When using Boost, own Evasion 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG to resisted elements 20% UP.
When using Graze, own Accuracy 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
She delays the time between cause and effect. Perhaps those who have more experience in battle fall for it more often.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Attack Level Up
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
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 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 4
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' Yin DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
She predicts her opponent's movements and places knives accordingly. You better watch where you step!
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.65 0.75 0.8 0.85 0.9 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Defense Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 10 20 30 30 50 60 70 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 5
Party's Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Evasion 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
She provides prompt service while manipulating time. Can this skill also be used while camping?
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Attack Level Up
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
Evasion 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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Ultimate Cleaner
When attacked, DMG from Slash Bullet 30% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Vampire Sitter
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Housekeeping
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 0.35 UP. [Success rate 50%.]

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

A6 Sakuya Izayoi was released on January 3rd, 2022 in Festival: Maid of the Scarlet Night.

Sakuya Izayoi (Scarlet) is the head maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, in a world reflective of the first Windows era Touhou Project game, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. Unlike Reimu and Marisa, who were humans aiming to resolve the Scarlet Mist Incident, Sakuya worked with her mistress to blanket Gensokyo in endless red fog. She will do anything for Remilia Scarlet, shown when she does combat with the incident resolvers upon entering the mansion. Not only was she a difficult opponent then, but she remains strong in Touhou LostWord as a S+ Tier Friend

Sakuya keeps a cool head while farming with a similar Last Word to her original form: Deflation World - Carmine. The obvious differences are that every bullet line of this Scarlet variant is of the Fire element, along with the unfortunate fact that her Last Word is Solo-targeting instead of All-targeting. That doesn’t mean she holds back on power whatsoever, as the Yin DEF of her target is lowered by 2 levels to synergize with the Yin-only bullets of this attack. Additionally, her second skill, Instant Trap, gives an immediate 1 Spirit Power UP, which allows most of the bullets of her Last Word to be unleashed immediately, since the spread is 1-3-1.
Solo Stage Farms: 3-6-3

Where Sakuya truly shines is her utility within challenging fights, in which she reminds her opponents of her position as head maid. Not only does she increase her own Yin ATK by 2 levels with her first skill, Time Difference Trick, but the rest of the party gets 2 more levels of Yin ATK UP from her third skill, Swift Service. Along with her buffs come even more debuffs, most notably the Evasion DOWN by 3 levels to all targets from her second spell card, Maid Secret Skill: Manipulating Doll. Trapping the movements of every enemy will assist any evasive opponents encountered or improve the accuracy of other Friends. She can even boost her own Accuracy by 1 level for each Graze, if truly needed.

If that was not enough support, Sakuya’s final trick comes in the forms of amazing elemental Breaks. Both her Spread shot, Retrievable Knives, and Focus shot, Illusion Actress, are All-targeting attacks with 1 Metal break at 0P, making her a perfect choice for any foes weak to Metal. Her spell cards are nothing to underestimate either. Deflation World - Carmine was already mentioned with its 6 Fire breaks total, but her first spell card, Illusion Image: Luna Clock comes with 2 Fire, Metal, and Moon breaks when needed along with Maid Secret Skill: Manipulating Doll including 3 more Fire and Moon breaks. When considering that no bullet in her spell cards lacks an element, Sakuya proves to be a very reliable breaker for 3 different elements.

Sakuya has a lot of benefits going for her and she’s not afraid to hide them; from a highly-damaging Solo Last Word to her great assortment of elemental breaks to offensive team support. As expected from someone who would devote their life to their mistress, keep Sakuya close and she will certainly be a very strong Friend.

The chance for Stun on Sakuya's attacks are as follows:

Retrievable Knives: Chance for Stun: 0%/0%/30%/0%/0%/40%

Maid Secret Skill: Manipulating Doll: Chance for Stun: 0%/30%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Deflation World - Carmine: Chance for Stun: 0%/0%/50%/0%/0%/0%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Sakuya does not need much Accuracy support due to increasing her own Accuracy and decreasing opponents' Evasion. Spirit Power UP is always helpful so the other bullets and elements can be accessed from her spell cards. Otherwise, look for cards that will further increase her Yin ATK, either through direct buffs or stat sticks.

Last Word

Sakuya’s Last Word has two rather appealing options. Since the attack consists of only Fire bullets, Bonds of Blood is a good choice with its 50% Fire power UP and a higher Yin ATK stat stick than Mysterious Sword Master. However, Mysterious Sword Master has 50% Slash Bullet power UP, also perfectly complimenting her Last Word, along with a small Accuracy increase if her self-Accuracy buffs and Evasion debuffs were not enough. Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with either card.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Every skill has their own upside to leveling them, but Instant Trap should definitely be maxed first for its immediate 1.0 Spirit Power UP, allowing for a much stronger Last Word. Afterwards, Swift Service is the skill that will more likely help overall, as it raises the Yin ATK of the entire party instead of herself. While the Charge of Time Difference Trick may help in certain scenarios, it is definitely more situational, especially when the Last Word’s Yin debuff goes last due to the Charge effect.

Character Strengths

+Every spell card bullet is elemental; plentiful Fire, Metal, or Moon breaks
+P0 All-target Metal break on Spread and Focus shot
+Support through Yin ATK buffs and Yin DEF/Evasion debuffs
+Powerful Yin/Fire-only Last Word

Character Weaknesses

- Solo LW Damage does reach a ceiling in comparison to other strong units