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Sanae Kochiya

Stats

Health
8000
Agility
980
Yang ATK
1000
Yang DEF
985
Yin ATK
940
Yin DEF
945

Races

Element Type Chart

Nagi
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Nagi refers to a lull in the wind. The temperament befits the wind priestess Sanae, who can calm the wind. Sanae is endowed with Wood Phase, from her carefree nature that deviates from common sense, and Star Essence, from how she is not restrained by anything.

The strong and kind Wood Phase resists Water Phase, because water nourishes wood, but it is weak to Metal Phase, because metal carves wood.

The diverse and uncooperative Star Essence resists the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence, but it is weak to the charming and arrogant Sun Essence.
sun_strong
Sun
moon_weak
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_strong
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_neutral
Star

Character Shots

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All Frog Bullet x9 Yang
All Yin Light Bullet x2 Yin 1
All Frog Bullet x2 Yang 2
All Cobalt Bullet x2 Yin 3
All Frog Bullet x2 Yang 3
All Cobalt Bullet x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Light Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Earth Light Bullet.
Info
Sanae Kochiya's Spread Shot. She shoots out frog-shaped bullets―the frogs sacrifice themselves to defeat Sanae's enemies. It is believed that Sanae borrows Suwako's power to perform this attack.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 1.45 75% 10%
2 2.62 75% 10%
3 3.05 75% 10%
4 3.49 75% 10%
5 3.93 75% 10%
6 4.36 75% 10%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
4 Yin/Earth Light Bullet.
5 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
6 Yin/Earth Light Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 118
5 122
1037012
Solo Snake Bullet x2 Yin
Solo Serpent Bullet x2 Yang 1
Solo Snake Bullet x2 Yin 2
Solo Sky Serpent Bullet x2 Yang 3
Solo Snake Bullet x3 Yin 3
Solo Sky Serpent Bullet x3 Yang 3
[Attack] Body Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Metal Body Bullet.
Info
Sanae Kochiya's Focus Shot. She shoots out snake-shaped bullets―the snakes snap their jaws down on evil. It is believed that Sanae borrows Kanako's power to perform this attack.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 15.13 85% 5%
2 6.05 85% 5%
3 7.06 85% 5%
4 8.07 85% 5%
5 6.05 85% 5%
6 6.72 85% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Body Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
4 Yang/Metal Body Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Body Bullet.
6 Yang/Metal Body Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 112
3 118
4 124
5 130

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
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Solo Ritual of Sacrifice x14 Yang
Solo Esoterica x2 Yin 1
Solo Youkai Exorcism Circle x2 Yang 2
Solo Esoterica x2 Yin 3
Solo Youkai Exorcism Circle x2 Yang 3
Solo Ancient Art x2 Yin 3
Esoterica: Gray Thaumaturgy
[Attack] Star Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] No-Element/Star Youkai-Killer Energy Bullet.
Bullet Info
Sanae Kochiya's Spell Card. This attack launches a barrage of star bullets at the target. Apparently, the name refers to a sacrificial art which would normally have already been lost by Sanae's generation. There are rumors that this Spell Card is actually a miraculous ritual that will eventually invoke a divine wind.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.11 75% 20%
2 11.52 75% 20%
3 13.44 75% 20%
4 15.36 75% 20%
5 17.28 75% 20%
6 19.2 75% 20%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Star Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against youkai.
4 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
5 Yang/Star Energy Bullet. Effective against youkai.
6 Yin/Star Energy Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 126
1037b
All Miracle of the Parted Sea x6 Yin
All Path Atop the Lake x2 Yang 1
All Omiwatari x2 Yin 2
All Path Atop the Lake x2 Yang 3
All Omiwatari x2 Yin 3
All Miracle of Omiwatari x2 Yang 3
Sea Opening: The Day the Sea Parted
[Attack] Water Liquid Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Aquatic Killer Liquid Bullet/Water Bullet.
Bullet Info
Sanae Kochiya's Spell Card. It recreates the crossing of a parted sea and is likely a reference to omiwatari, or the cracks that form across the frozen surface of Lake Suwa. While many believe omiwatari to be the work of fairies, Moriya Shrine claims that it is actually a miracle.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.4 75% 20%
2 7.68 75% 20%
3 8.96 75% 20%
4 10.24 75% 20%
5 11.52 75% 20%
6 12.8 75% 20%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Water Liquid Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet. Effective against dwellers of water.
4 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet. Effective against dwellers of water.
6 Yang/Water Liquid Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 126
1037c
Solo Miracle of Sanae x20 Yang
Solo Power of the God of Warfare x3 Yin 1
Solo Art of the Native God x3 Yang 2
Solo Miracle of Sanae x3 Yang 3
Solo Power of the God of Warfare x3 Yin 3
Solo Art of the Native God x3 Yang 3
Value of a Miracle
[Attack] Wood Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Metal God-Killer Body Bullet/Earth God-Killer Heavy Bullet/Wood Energy Bullet.
Bullet Info
Sanae Kochiya's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). Sanae wanted to create her own Last Word, but she was unsure how, even after Kanako and Suwako readily agreed to help. In the end, Sanae completed her Last Word as a cooperative attack that combines hearts as one and unleashes chains of miracles.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.75 80% 20%
2 17.28 80% 25%
3 19.38 80% 30%
4 21.33 80% 35%
5 23.14 80% 40%
6 24.83 80% 45%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/Metal Body Bullet. Effective against gods.
3 Yang/Earth Heavy Bullet. Effective against gods.
4 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet.
5 Yin/Metal Body Bullet. Effective against gods.
6 Yang/Earth Heavy Bullet. Effective against gods.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129

Character Ability

Capable of causing miracles
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A miracle is a rare event that can only occur in the most incredible of circumstances. The bigger the miracle, the longer Sanae has to chant. A quick chant would only grant her a little miracle, whereas chanting for days might cause a miracle at the level of a natural disaster... Normally, Sanae only creates miracles as a way to show her ability, mostly when she is doing missionary work in the village. This ability originally required her to borrow power from Kanako and Suwako, but the wind priestess has become an object of faith herself―a living god―and it is unclear what god is making these miracles happen now.
DMG from resisted elements 20% DOWN.

Character Skills

CD 4
Recovers 35% of party's HP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A divine miracle revealing a god's grace and mystery. If you were to experience this, you would think that Sanae had saved your life.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Recovers HP
Value 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35
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 8
Adds 1 layer(s) to party's Barrier. [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Info
An official charm of protection from Moriya Shrine. It is popular as a souvenir since it is fairly inexpensive.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Adds Layer to Barrier
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 50
Add 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
CD 12 11 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 8
CD 8
Recovers 80% of party's HP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
This is one of the most requested rituals by visitors from the village. No need to worry though―another god will do it.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Recovers HP
Value 50 53 56 59 63 67 70 73 76 80
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CD 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Character Characteristics

Purification Master
When turn starts, heals 1 layer of own Barrier Status. [Success rate 50%.]
Exorcism Master
When turn starts, dispels 1 of own stat debuff & Unit Status: Bind. [Success rate 25%.]
Blessed by Two Gods
When turn starts, adds 1 layer to own Barrier. [Success rate 15%.]

Character Change Effect

Shield Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, adds 1 layer to other unit's Barrier.
When switching places with a front-guard unit, heals front-guard unit's Barrier Status.

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

"You can't let yourself be held back by common sense in Gensokyo, right!?"

The Shrine Maiden of the Moriya Shrine, Sanae Kochiya came to Gensokyo alongside her goddesses to seek out a new future, after the outside world lost faith in gods. Highly energetic, quick to get carried away, and with a strong sense of duty, Sanae has become one of Gensokyo's premier incident resolvers. She can even cause miracles to occur! Whilst a healer who can get the job done, and still has a trick or two up her sleeve, she's definitely a C Tier Friend.

Don't even think about using her for farming. Her Last Word. "Value of a Miracle," has Solo targeting and low damage, making her unsuited to Full Auto farming any stage. Meanwhile, her second Spell Card, "The Day The Sea Parted," has very low damage in spite of its All targeting, meaning manually farming Lunatic events is simply out of the question.

With that said, Sanae fares much better in difficult content. She's extremely good at raw healing, possessing both a 80% party wide heal every 8 turns and a 35% party wide heal every 4 turns. If that wasn't enough, she can also recover 1.5 Barriers every 8 turns as well, and Barriers are extremely powerful. She also brings some strong Element access to the table - both of her Spell Cards bring 1 Element breaks at 0 Power, and different elements no less. Her first Spell Card can also provide 3 Star break at 3 Power. If that's not enough, her Last Word deals a whopping 6 Element breaks, spread out evenly among 3 elements. Truly, showcasing the value of a miracle.

Unfortunately, Sanae is still somewhat held back by two core weaknesses. The prior mentioned low damage can be a real problem, and she brings no offensive utility to the table outside of her Element access, which can sometimes make her a tough sell. Her strengths aren't quite as good as they seem either - Sanae's Last Word will often break no more than 2 Barriers and requires 3 Power to do so, and whilst she brings exceptional healing to the table, healers tend to be unnecessary for many fights.

Still, she's overall a useful Friend who, so long as you keep her weaknesses in mind, won't let you down if you need healing, or simply the Elements she provides access to.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Last Word

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Healing Miracle and Harvest Ritual should be levelled up equally, as they both gain a lot from additional levels. Afterwards, save leveling up Moriya Charm for when she gets a Fantasy Rebirth, or if you're willing to deal with the coin flip chance of +1 Barrier.

Character Strengths

+ Exceptionally powerful and flexible healing, alongside Barrier restoration
+ Extremely versatile Element access, being able to provide Star, Wood, Earth, Water, and Metal breaks

Character Weaknesses

- Power hungry, her best breaks all require 3P and she has no Power boosters herself
- Spread of Elements on Last Word is somewhat awkward
- Low damage
- Unsuited for farming