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Suwako Moriya

1039FX
Pinnacle of Native Gods

Stats

Health
6150
Agility
1000
Yang ATK
1200
Yang DEF
1090
Yin ATK
1400
Yin DEF
980

Races

Element Type Chart

Tsuyu
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Tsuyu refers to the particularly rainy and cloudy period that spans from the fifth to the seventh month of the lunar calendar, as well as the rain that occurs during this period. Rain before the hot summer is a blessing for the earth, but it can also become torrential when combined with other meteorological phenomena. It is a good representation of Suwako's two faces as a god. Suwako is endowed with Earth Phase, from her divinity which allows her to control the earth, and Moon Essence, from how her form can suddenly change.

The encompassing and regenerative Earth Phase resists Fire Phase, because fire produces earth, but it is weak to Wood Phase, because wood parts earth.

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_weak
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_strong
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_strong
Star

Character Shots

103901
Solo Lake Water Gun x6 Yin
Solo Powerful Water Gun x2 Yang 1
Solo Lake Water Gun x2 Yin 2
Solo Powerful Water Gun x3 Yang 3
Solo Lake Water Gun x3 Yin 3
Solo Rain Water Gun x3 Yang 3
[Attack] Liquid Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Water Shikigami-Killer Bullet/Shikigami-Killer Bullet.
Info
Suwako Moriya's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). A simple attack where she shoots out water at high speed. Is Suwako a frog or not? Who knows? In any case, there is no doubt that her divinity, which is probably older than Kanako's, has some connection to flood control.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 3.43 75% 5%
2 4.11 75% 5%
3 4.8 75% 5%
4 3.66 75% 5%
5 4.11 75% 5%
6 4.57 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
2 Yang/Water Liquid Bullet. Effective against shikigami.
3 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
4 Yang/Water Liquid Bullet. Effective against shikigami.
5 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
6 Yang/No-Element Liquid Bullet. Effective against shikigami.
Level Power Rate
1 105
2 110
3 115
4 120
5 125
103902
Solo Frog Stone of Unknown Whereabouts x2 Yin
Solo Frog Hole of the Toad God x2 Yang 1
Solo Frog Stone of Unknown Whereabouts x2 Yin 2
Solo Frog Hole of the Toad God x2 Yang 3
Solo Frog Stone of Unknown Whereabouts x3 Yin 3
Solo Sealed Toad God x3 Yang 3
[Attack] Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Earth God-Killer Bullet/God-Killer Bullet.
Info
Suwako Moriya's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). A barrage of earth and stones spout up from the ground. Apparently, a huge stone called a frog stone lies within Moriya Shrine's premises, but it is unclear where it actually is. A phantom stone whose whereabouts are unknown to everyone... Actually, how far do Moriya Shrine's grounds go anyway?
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 17.14 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 8 75% 5%
4 9.14 75% 5%
5 6.86 75% 5%
6 7.62 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
2 Yang/Earth Heavy Bullet. Effective against gods.
3 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
4 Yang/Earth Heavy Bullet. Effective against gods.
5 Yin/No-Element Heavy Bullet.
6 Yang/No-Element Heavy Bullet. Effective against gods.
Level Power Rate
1 107
2 113
3 120
4 127
5 133

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
1039a
Solo Moriya's Iron Ring x15 Yin
Solo Wisteria Vine Cutting x2 Yang 1
Solo Iron Ring x2 Yin 2
Solo Moriya's Iron Ring x2 Yin 3
Solo Wisteria Vine Cutting x2 Yang 3
Solo Iron Ring x2 Yin 3
Divine Tool: Moriya's Iron Ring
[Attack] Metal Flower & God-Killer Slash Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yin.
[Boost] Flower & God-Killer Bullet/Metal Flower & God-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Suwako Moriya's Spell Card. In her attack, she uses an iron ring, her beloved weapon since ancient times. Some say that the iron ring is just what it sounds like: a large ring made out of iron. Others say that it may actually be some kind of blade, while it is described as something like a hula hoop in a certain magic book.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 4.39 75% 5%
2 13.17 75% 5%
3 15.36 75% 5%
4 17.55 75% 5%
5 19.75 75% 5%
6 21.94 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet. Effective against gods & flower lovers.
2 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. Effective against gods & flower lovers.
3 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
4 Yin/Metal Slash Bullet. Effective against gods & flower lovers.
5 Yang/No-Element Slash Bullet. Effective against gods & flower lovers.
6 Yin/No-Element Slash Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129
1039b
All Rainstorm Bullet x8 Yin
All Windstorm Bullet x2 Yin 1
All Rainstorm Bullet x2 Yin 2
All Windstorm Bullet x2 Yin 3
All Wind Bullet x1 Yin 3
All Rain Bullet x1 Yin 3
Native God: Froggy Braves the Wind and Rain
[Pre-Attack] All targets' Yin DEF DOWN.
[Attack] Water Kappa & Tengu-Killer Liquid Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Wood Kappa & Tengu-Killer Bullet/Water Kappa & Tengu-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Suwako Moriya's Spell Card. She makes a curtain of bullets fall down like wind and rain. The little froggy―that is, Suwako―won't let the wind and rain win! Historically, Suwako lost to Kanako, the god of wind and rain, but Suwako has always been revered by the local people as a native god.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 5.49 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 10.24 75% 5%
4 11.7 75% 5%
5 26.33 75% 5%
6 29.26 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/Water Liquid Bullet. Effective against kappa & tengu.
2 Yin/Wood Liquid Bullet. Effective against kappa & tengu.
3 Yin/Water Liquid Bullet. Effective against kappa & tengu.
4 Yin/Wood Liquid Bullet. Effective against kappa & tengu.
5 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Liquid Bullet.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129
All targets' Yin DEF 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 20%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 30 60 90 20
Add 0 1 1 1 1
1039c
Solo Mishaguji's Answer x18 Yin
Solo Stone God's Curse Bullets x3 Yin 1
Solo Wood God's Curse Bullets x3 Yin 2
Solo Mishaguji's Answer x3 Yin 3
Solo Stone God's Curse Bullets x3 Yin 3
Solo Wood God's Curse Bullets x3 Yin 3
God of Stone or Wood
[Pre-Attack] Own Evasion UP.
[Attack] Normal Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Only Yin.
[Boost] Earth Human & God-Killer Bullet/Wood Human & God-Killer Bullet.
Bullet Info
Suwako Moriya's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). This attack strikes with the mystery that is the source of Moriya's faith. There is a theory that the locals living on the mountain worshipped gods by invoking them in rocks and trees, which became the source of their belief. There are many other theories, but it is clear that rocks and trees were considered to be vessels of gods.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 9.14 75% 5%
2 21.94 75% 5%
3 25.6 75% 5%
4 29.26 75% 5%
5 32.91 75% 5%
6 36.57 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
2 Yin/Earth Normal Bullet. Effective against humans & gods.
3 Yin/Wood Normal Bullet. Effective against humans & gods.
4 Yin/No-Element Normal Bullet.
5 Yin/Earth Normal Bullet. Effective against humans & gods.
6 Yin/Wood Normal Bullet. Effective against humans & gods.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 108
3 116
4 124
5 132
Own Evasion 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 60%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 2 2 2
Rate 0 50 0 30 60
Add 0 1 0 1 1

Character Ability

Capable of creating earthiness
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Earthiness is one of the fundamental concepts represented by the eight trigrams. While the specifics of creating earthiness are not well understood, it may be equivalent to creating the concept of earth. It should have something to do with controlling the shape and condition of earth, as Suwako has been seen manipulating the terrain before. Furthermore, the earthiness trigram represents the mother when speaking of the family. Perhaps this is in line with how Suwako supports the foundation of faith from behind the scenes while Kanako is in a more visible position, but this description of the role may be a little bit out of date.
When using Boost, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 6
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Suwako's power from before Kanako's arrival. The energy hovers in the void, like spirit magic.
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
CD 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Target's Evasion 3 level(s) DOWN (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Mysterious wisteria that grows from both banks of the river to intertwine above it. It is said that you will be cursed if you cut it.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Evasion 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
CD 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Cursed God Lvl 10
CD 4
Own Yin ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A wild god that strikes fear in humanity. They are powerful and can become guardian gods if appeased.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Attack 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
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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4

Character Characteristics

Old Gods
When attacked, DMG from gods 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Dialogue With the Stone God
When attacked, DMG from Liquid Bullet 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Curse of the Mishaguji
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 35%.]

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

“Pay more respect to the earth. Otherwise, who knows? You might even get cursed. Heh heh.”

Suwako Moriya is somewhat of a laid back god. Thousands of years ago, some annoying busybody named Kanako Yasaka invaded her lands, only to come crawling back when it turned out she couldn’t fully handle the curse gods which inhabited the land. After that, she struck a deal with Kanako - the annoying interloper would handle getting worshippers and striking deals, which Suwako never had much patience for, and Suwako would just provide the divine services, getting to spend her days being laid back. This was all well and good until humans began to lose faith in gods, leading to Kanako dragging Suwako along to Gensokyo in the events of Mountain of Faith, which led to a chain reaction that shook the land (and by extension, Touhou!) forever. Now, The Highest of Indigenous Gods is here to play with you as a A Tier Friend - so long as you keep her entertained!

For farming, Suwako is the current standard for one boss stages. Essentially, all other Solo Last Words are judged against hers as a benchmark as a standard, which does not mean she has the most damaging Last Word - simply that she's used as the point other Solo Last Words must meet or beat to be considered 'good'. This will remain the case for quite some time, with notable Human and God Killers keeping her relevant in the future.

For harder fights, Suwako has two jobs - you point her at one target, and that target gets cursed. And also blown up by a billion damage. Her Solo Last Word deals a ton of damage at 3 Spirit Power, which is complimented well by the abundance of Yin ATK Up in her kit, alongside Evasion down against her primary target, plus a reasonable range of Killers in the form of Human and God. If that wasn’t enough for you, her second Spell Card is among the best in the game - it provides 2 Levels of Yin DEF Down for 3 Turns to all targets, an incredible amount of Yin ATK support. It also has an excellent 2 Water and 2 Wood Breaks on an All targeting Spell Card at 3 Power, for when you’re opting to go for Full Breaks instead. She’s also got arguably the cutest sprite in the game!

Suwako does have two notable flaws. Her first Spell Card is kind of rubbish, providing only 1/1/1/2 Metal breaks at 0/1/2/3 Power. Additionally, the backloaded nature of her Last Word means that she needs a turn or two to gather Spirit Power.

Overall though, Suwako’s a fantastic unit - she’s the Pinnacle of Native Gods for a reason!

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Generally speaking, since Suwako wants to use Native God: Froggy Braves the Wind and Rain twice before her Last Word to maximize the Yin DEF Down, typically she will get enough Spirit Power and can look to Yin ATK Up instead. If you need her to Break instead, it’s best to go for a Spirit Power providing card, like The Witch of Scarlet Dreams, as she’s rather Spirit Power hungry when providing Break support. For stat sticks, look to cards with Yin ATK.

Last Word

As Suwako already provides herself with more than enough Accuracy support, anything that provides Levels of Yin ATK Up, such as Overwhelming Firepower, are her best bet. In the case that she already maxes out her Yin ATK up (which is entirely possible when setting her up, as Levels of ATK Up cap at 10!), look to a Story Card which boosts Normal-type bullets, such as Lively Temple Grounds.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Firstly, level up Cursed God to at least level 5, as it's extremely easy to get it that high and the Yin ATK Up doubles at that point. Next, Power From The Sky should be leveled up to 10, as the extra 1 Spirit Power it provides is invaluable for both farming and harder fights. Afterwards, level up Cursed God to level 9. 10 is optional, as it only gains -1 CD at that point, which typically is not very relevant. Lastly, Wisteria of the Tenryuu River can be raised when you have no other priority skill targets, as the additional Level of Evasion Down it provides can occasionally be useful, but it's situational enough that it isn't a priority.

Character Strengths

+Deals high Solo damage both immediately and at 3 Spirit Power
+Fantastic Yin DEF Down support
+Above average Break potential

Character Weaknesses

-Needs 3 Spirit Power for full potential
-Spirit Power hungry when attempting to Break