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Star Sapphire

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Falling Starlight

Stats

Health
5150
Agility
780
Yang ATK
1260
Yang DEF
915
Yin ATK
980
Yin DEF
1035

Races

Element Type Chart

Ryuuseigun
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Ryuuseigun (a Touhou LW original) refers to a meteor shower, a phenomenon that occurs when a group of meteors seems to shoot out from one point in the sky. It is a perfect temperament for Star Sapphire, the fairy of starlight. Star Sapphire is endowed with Wood Phase, from her homey disposition, and Star Essence, from her unbounded nature that goes hand in hand with being a fairy.

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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Solo Twinkling Star x8 Yang
Solo Starlight x2 Yin 1
Solo Twinkling Star x2 Yang 1
Solo Starlight x2 Yin 2
Solo Twinkling Star x2 Yang 2
Solo Shining Star x1 Yin 3
[Attack] Light Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Star Human-Killer Bullet.
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Star Sapphire's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). Light rains down from the night sky in this bullet hell attack. When Star Sapphire heard that space is full of light that cannot be seen, she came up with this shot, because according to her, "Light should always be seen!"
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 3.86 75% 5%
2 4.11 75% 5%
3 3.77 75% 5%
4 3.43 75% 5%
5 3.09 75% 5%
6 5.49 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
4 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet.
5 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
6 Yin/Star Light Bullet. Effective against humans.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 108
3 112
4 117
5 121
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Solo Shooting Star Bullet x3 Yin
Solo Comet Bullet x2 Yang 1
Solo Shooting Star Bullet x2 Yin 1
Solo Comet Bullet x2 Yang 2
Solo Shooting Star Bullet x2 Yin 2
Solo Meteorite Bullet x2 Yang 3
[Attack] Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Star Human-Killer Bullet.
Info
Star Sapphire's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She shoots out bullets that look like giant clouds of stardust―at this size, they are practically meteorites. It would really hurt if this hit your head!
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 17.14 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 6.29 75% 5%
4 5.71 75% 5%
5 5.14 75% 5%
6 4.57 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
6 Yang/Star Heavy Bullet. Effective against humans.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 111
3 117
4 122
5 128

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
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Solo Reflected Starlight x15 Yang
Solo Scattered Light x3 Yin 1
Solo Reflected Light x3 Yang 1
Solo Scattered Starlight x2 Yin 2
Solo Reflected Light x2 Yang 2
Solo Prank Bullet x1 Yin 3
Star Sign: Twinkle Sapphire
[Pre-Attack] Own Accuracy UP.
[Attack] Star Light Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Human-Killer Light Bullet.
Bullet Info
Star Sapphire's Spell Card. She shoots out stardust that glitters like jewels and then makes it explode. The explosion is as beautiful as a twinkling star, but it packs quite a punch if it hits you.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 6.58 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 8.05 75% 5%
4 10.97 75% 5%
5 9.87 75% 5%
6 17.55 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Star Light Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
4 Yin/Star Light Bullet.
5 Yang/No-Element Light Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet. Effective against humans.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 112
4 118
5 124
Own Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 60%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 2 2 2
Rate 0 50 0 30 60
Add 0 1 0 1 1
1035b
All First-Magnitude Light x9 Yin
All Second-Magnitude Light x2 Yang 1
All Third-Magnitude Light x2 Yin 1
All Second-Magnitude Light x1 Yang 2
All Third-Magnitude Light x1 Yin 2
All Prank Laser x1 Yang 3
Starlight: Star Laser
[Pre-Attack] Party's Accuracy UP.
[Attack] Star Laser Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Human-Killer Laser Bullet.
Bullet Info
Star Sapphire's Spell Card. She binds starlight together into a huge laser in this bullet hell attack. Incidentally, starlight travels in a straighter line on the moon than on the earth.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 7.31 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 8.05 75% 5%
4 14.63 75% 5%
5 13.17 75% 5%
6 11.7 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Star Laser Bullet.
2 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet.
3 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
4 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet.
5 Yin/No-Element Laser Bullet.
6 Yang/No-Element Laser Bullet. Effective against humans.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 106
3 112
4 118
5 124
Party's Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 20%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 30 60 90 20
Add 0 1 1 1 1
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Solo Nova x14 Yang
Solo Explosion x3 Yin 1
Solo Explosion x2 Yang 1
Solo Supernova x2 Yin 2
Solo Big Explosion x1 Yang 2
Solo Hypernova x1 Yin 3
Hypernova
[Pre-Attack] Target's CRIT ATK/CRIT DEF DOWN.
[Attack] Star Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] No-Element Human-Killer Bullet/Star Human-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Star Sapphire's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). She borrows the power of starlight to create a huge explosion. A supernova is a bright and powerful stellar explosion, and the more extreme version of that is the hypernova. It represents a star's death, but at the same time, it is also the birth of a new star. Come to think of it, fairies are said to be the incarnation of life, but in another country, they are also said to be the souls of the dead... The truth is a mystery.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 17.63 75% 5%
2 21.94 75% 5%
3 30.17 75% 5%
4 27.43 75% 5%
5 49.37 75% 5%
6 43.89 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Star Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
4 Yin/Star Energy Bullet.
5 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against humans.
6 Yin/Star Energy Bullet. Effective against humans.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 127
Target's CRIT ATK 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0
Target's CRIT DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Level 0 1 2 3 4
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 20 50 70 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0

Character Ability

Capable of detecting moving things
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Star Sapphire's ability might not seem like it would be very useful in battle, but you would be surprised. Her ability allows her to detect where any living thing is, so she immediately notices if anyone comes by while she is setting up a prank. You could call her a living radar. Since this allows her to act without being noticed, if you combine the abilities of the Three Fairies of Light, they could probably pull off the perfect crime. However, her ability does not work on a certain somebody with the ability to manipulate waves, so she cannot detect her presence. Perhaps the presence Star detects is some kind of wave inherent to each living thing...
When using Boost, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Party's CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Note that it says presences and not situations, because observing a situation is not exactly Star Sapphire's best skill... She is not great at taking a hint.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Critical Accuracy 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 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 5
Target's Yang ATK 2 level(s)DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Yin ATK 2 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Star Sapphire collects the lights of the stars all at once and unleashes them to confuse her target!
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Rate 0 20 40 40 60 80 80 0 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Yin Attack Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Rate 0 20 20 40 60 60 80 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
CD 4
Own Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Star uses starlight to turn the night sky into a camera, making her bullets much more accurate!
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 50 80 0 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4

Character Characteristics

Star Radar
When attacked, DMG from Missile Bullet 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Reflected Starlight
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 25%.]
Hit Star
After being attacked, own Accuracy 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 15%.]

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

Star Sapphire is a member of the “Three Fairies of Light,” cooperating with Sunny Milk and Luna Child to perform pranks all over Gensokyo. While fairies are seen as weak creatures, Star Sapphire calls upon the power of the always-present stars to succeed in any mischief she is a part of. Her ability to detect movement surrounding her does not initially sound strong, but she can easily notice when others are nearby and make an early escape when needed. She is usually more reserved than her partners in crime and would rather avoid fights if possible. That doesn’t mean that she has no use in a battle, which she proves in Touhou LostWord by being a C-tier Friend.

Star Sapphire isn’t that incredible when it comes to farming, as her Last Word, Hypernova, is a Solo-target attack with some Star bullets. She can buff her Accuracy by 3 levels with her third skill, Spy Satellite, for a more consistent strike, but that’s about it for raw power. 

More abilities stand out when considering Star Sapphire in challenging quests. Her second spell card, Starlight: Star Laser, increases the entire party’s Accuracy by 2 or 3 levels. Combined with Spy Satellite and her first spell card, Star Sign: Twinkle Sapphire, she can grant herself 8 (to 10, if you are lucky) levels of Accuracy UP! Her attacks are very likely to connect, and even if they aren’t the most powerful, the access to Star breaks on her spell cards are still useful. Star Sign: Twinkle Sapphire can provide 2 Star breaks at 2 Spirit Power and Starlight: Star Laser hits every opponent with a Star break, which is helpful for an uncommon element like Star. 

Star Sapphire doesn’t give much beyond that, with her other skills giving a CRIT Accuracy buff to the party or an offensive debuff to one target. Still, her small access to Star breaks can definity make a difference along with her other supporting abilities. She won’t be the one to do all of the fighting, but that doesn’t mean she won’t put in a good effort.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Unlike the Spell Card slots for other characters, using Tools of the Trade for a character like Star Sapphire that can guarantee many levels of Accuracy UP themselves is rather overkill. Instead, look into Spirit Power-increasing cards to access more of her Star breaks and to strengthen her Last Word.

Last Word

Ordinary Magician gives Star Sapphire a buff to her Yang ATK, something that she finds difficulty increasing otherwise. You can try to use an Accuracy-increasing story card if you are just trying to consistently farm without using her other spell cards.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Getting Star Sapphire’s third skill, Spy Satellite, to Level 9 or 10 is important to get the maximum 3 levels of Accuracy UP and a cooldown of 4 instead of 5 respectively. Her first skill, Observing Presences, can be leveled up next to provide a party-wide 3 levels of CRIT Accuracy UP to assist in the Critical damage of other Friends. The last skill would be the second one, Fantasy Planetaria, due to only increasing the mediocre Yin and Yang ATK debuff from 1 to 2 levels DOWN. 

Character Strengths

+Access to Star breaks
+Accuracy buffs for self and whole party

Character Weaknesses

-Mediocre Solo-target Last Word
-Low support outside of strengths
-Low amount of breaks overall