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Shou Toramaru

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Disciple of Bishamonten

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
950
Yang ATK
1500
Yang DEF
1120
Yin ATK
1100
Yin DEF
780

Races

Element Type Chart

Rinkou
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Rinkou (a Touhou LW original) refers to a Brocken spectre, a shadow surrounded by a halo of light that can be observed when you have your back to the sun and look toward an empty field or a surface of water on a foggy day. It is a fitting temperament for a disciple of Bishamonten. Shou is endowed with Metal Phase, the element of treasure, and Sun Essence, the symbol of firm belief.

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 alluring and arrogant Sun Essence resists the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence, but it is weak to the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence.
sun_neutral
Sun
moon_strong
Moon
fire_strong
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_weak
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

Shou Toramaru's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She unleashes the light of dharma as bullets from her Dokkosho. A Dokkosho is a type of vajra. It is used in rituals, as a weapon, and is considered a valuable treasure. It can dispel bad thoughts and smite enemies of the Buddhist faith.
All
Vajra of Cleanliness
x12 Yang
All
Indestructible Vajra
x3 Yang 1
All
Vajra of Truth
x3 Yin 2
All
Vajra of Vigor
x3 Yang 2
All
Vajra of Purity
x3 Yang 3
All
Shining Vajra
x3 Yin 3
Shou Toramaru's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). Her bullets take the form of tiger cubs and assault the enemy. It appears that tigers may have been an important symbol in the mountains that Shou originates from. Or perhaps the temple that she served at in the outside world. This symbolism was probably of the tiger from the Chinese Zodiac, which denotes the east rather than the animal itself since there are so few tiger youkai in Japan. The regional cultures that worshipped her as a symbol of their faith gave her the name and form that she still retains today.
Solo
Jewel Tiger
x4 Yang
Solo
Gold Tiger
x1 Yin 1
Solo
Little Tiger
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Handy Tiger
x1 Yin 2
Solo
Mini Tiger
x2 Yang 3
Solo
Money Tiger
x2 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Shou Toramaru's Spell Card. Her pagoda unleashes a barrage of light. A pagoda is a kind of Buddhist tower that may be based on the idea of the sun climbing high in the sky. Shou's pagoda can fire light as brilliant as any shining jewel. Anything hit by said light will become a jewel—wonderful, but scary!
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yang ATK 2 levels UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Pagoda's Purifying Light
x18 Yang
Solo
Pagoda's Holy Light
x4 Yin 1
Solo
Pagoda's Shining Light
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Particle of Light
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Particle of Purification
x4 Yang 3
Solo
Particle of Salvation
x4 Yin 3
Shou Toramaru's Spell Card. She fires the absolute light of justice that looks like an amidakuji (a lottery in which you connect lines between a lattice pattern to determine a winner). It also resembles the pattern of the halo behind the Amitabaha buddha, known as Amidanyorai in Japan, which is where the amidakuji may trace its origin. Like the sun's rays, this Spell Card shines light down on Earth.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Absolute Justice Bullet
x13 Yang
Solo
Youkai Justice Bullet
x3 Yang 1
Solo
Buddhist Justice Bullet
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Ecumenical Laser
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Singularity Laser
x3 Yin 3
Solo
World-Saving Laser
x3 Yang 3
Shou Toramaru's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). A tank laden with a two-story pagoda launches an all-out assault on the enemy. While it does represent an astounding amount of force, it also follows the Buddhist teaching of ''protecting ideologies through force when necessary.'' This may appear to go against the idea of not harming others, but justice cannot be served without power to back it up, much like a country protecting itself with armed forces. It is the same mindset that any monk practicing martial arts would need to succeed.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.}
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Pagoda Warhead
x15 Yang
All
Prabhutaratna Beam
x4 Yang 1
All
Two-Story Pagoda Warhead
x4 Yang 2
All
Prabhutaratna High Beam
x4 Yang 3
All
Supreme Pagoda Warhead
x5 Yang 3
All
Prabhutaratna Mega Beam
x5 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of gathering treasure
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An appropriate ability given her status as the avatar of Bishamonten. Bishamonten is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. Shou is rarely seen collecting treasure (possibly because she does it when people aren't looking). It is safe to assume that Shou's clothing and equipment are valuable, since Bishamonten is adorned with valuable treasures from head to toe. Buddhist statues are purposefully created to be ornate and beautiful in order to reflect the majesty of Sukhavati (Amitabha's Pure Land). Her pagoda, while also being valuable in its own right, has the ability to fire beams of light that transform whatever they hit into gems, leading to Shou's reputation for attracting treasure. There is nothing more tantalizing than material wealth in this modern world, which is why Myouren Temple is so popular among humans even though it is a temple of youkai. Myouren Temple's strategy of attracting followers with Shou's ability and retaining them through Byakuren's sermons admonishing those drawn to easy profits is terribly effective! While Shou's ability is to gather treasure, in a past incident, she ended up losing her treasured pagoda during the confusion of trying to gather flying treasures in the sky. However, she managed to regain her pagoda thanks to her underling, Nazrin's efforts. Shou and Nazrin have a complicated relationship, and perhaps it could be said that they become a full-fledged God of Fortune when they support each other.
Immune to Barrier Status: Burn.
When using Boost, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 6
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Agility 2 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A type of club meant to attack enemies of the Buddhist faith. May also dispel unfavorable thoughts.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.7 0.75 0.8 0.85 0.9 1
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Target's Agility Down
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 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Trident Lvl 10
CD 6
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Focus 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A three-pronged spear. Shou normally wouldn't be seen using this weapon.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang 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
Focus Level Down
Value
Rate
Add
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Own Yang 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
It shoots beams of light that chase away the dourness in the world. According to legend, this pagoda was orignally some sort of flying vehicle like a UFO...
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack Level Up
Value
Rate
Add
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 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Character Characteristics

Golden Chain
When attacked, DMG from Light Bullet 25% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Arm Guards
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 40%.]
Jeweled Crown
After being attacked, own Accuracy 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 40%.]

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

Shou Toramaru was released on October 1st, 2021 in Youkai Cleaver & Believer.

Once, Shou Toramaru, Disciple of Bishamonten, was a vagabond youkai tiger with no purpose in life. Once Byakuren Hijiri took her in and gave her a purpose in life, Shou embraced her newfound path wholeheartedly. Still, in spite of being calm and composed on the surface, with a jeweled pagoda capable of channeling Bishamonten’s powers and a big spear to back it up, she’s not all she seems. There’s a sea of emotion within that tiger, a gluttony and thirst for booze, a lack of physical power to back up the power she borrows from that god, and that spear of hers? Just a glorified walking stick she uses to look important. Yet still, don’t let that fool you into thinking she’s to be under-estimated, she’ll still use her powers as an avatar of Bishamonten and her ability to create gems of all sorts to serve as an A Tier Friend. Just don’t expect her to make any Seal Crystals unfortunately, those don’t count as gemstones. 

For farming purposes, Shou is a bit of an odd case in that whilst she has a All targeting Last Word, she’s actually more suited to Solo stages overall. This is due to her Last Word dealing somewhat below “great” damage for an All Last Word, but having a human Killer on it - there aren’t many event stages with 2+ enemies and all humans, but there sure are stages with only 1 human. Just keep in mind she’s not that great at it outside that scenario. If you're okay with taking 2 or more turns to farm, she gets notably better.

In harder fights, Shou is primarily a selfish nuker with a backloaded All targeting Last Word, Pagoda Tank. It actually does a ton of damage in longer fights, and it's not very hard for her to set up either: between Jeweled Pagoda: Radiant Treasure giving her 1 level of Yang ATK UP for 3 Turns (with no Boosts), and getting a bonus Yang ATK UP level each time she Boosts, on top of her skills giving her a total of 4 levels of Yang ATK UP for 2 Turns, she can get set up in just a single turn. Unfortunately, the human Killer whilst nice on paper isn’t as good as you’d hope, as it’s rare for hard fights to have more than 1 or 2 humans on the field - but still nice to have when taking them out right away is a priority. It’s also a tank! This is because of some wordplay - in Japanese, Treasure Pagoda and Turret (as in a vehicle turret) are homophones.

Outside of her strong Last Word, the tiger’s also got P0 access to Sun in her Focus Shot, Tiger Tamer. Combine that with Light Sign: Absolute Justice having an average 1/1/2/3 Sun Breaks for 0/1/2/3 Spirit Power, and she can bright the light of Bishamonten down upon any of your foes to Break them. Unfortunately that’s it for team support.

Overall, Shou's a solid attacker, but that's all she is. Keep that in mind and she'll blast your enemies to the depths of the Narakas (buddhist hells) in no time! Well that or just knock them around silly, this is Gensokyo after-all, even a tank isn’t going to kill anyone. 

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Shou's priorities are simple: at least 1 Story Card that provides Yang ATK UP to cap out her Yang ATK, then Spirit Power UP for her remaining slots to fuel either her Breaks or her Last Word.

Last Word

If farming, Shou heavily prefers Ordinary Magician for the Yang ATK UP and Laser DMG UP it provides. Other Yang ATK UP cards will also suffice, as will Laser DMG UP.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Pick one of Trident  or Prabhutaratna's Pagoda to level up first, as both are equally valuable due to the extra Yang ATK UP. Then, level up the other, and finally level up Dharmapala's Staff  for the extra Spirit Power. 

Character Strengths

+ P0 Sun on Basic Shot
+ Powerful All targeting Last Word if given time to set up
+ Self Charge makes her easy to support

Character Weaknesses

- Selfish attacker
- Backloaded damage makes her not the best at farming anything but humans.