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Suwako Moriya (Faith)

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Pinnacle of Native Gods (Faith)

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
1050
Yang ATK
1875
Yang DEF
925
Yin ATK
1200
Yin DEF
850

Races

Element Type Chart

Satsukiame
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Satsukiame (a Touhou LW original) refers to the rainy season. An apt temperament for Suwako, who somehow ended up with a deep connection with frogs. Suwako is endowed with Earth Phase, since she creates earthiness, and Moon Essence, as a god who watches over.

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

The Spread Shot of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). This attack recreates Suwa's divine water. The entire area of Suwa is blessed with plentiful water. When the Moriya Shrine was located in the outside world, the shrine was probably worshiped for its water. The clean and abundant water is a blessing from the gods that has sustained life in the past and continues to do so in the present.
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Suwa's Water Source Ofuda
x9 Yang
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Suwa's Pure Water Ofuda
x2 Yin 1
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Suwa's Water Flow Ofuda
x2 Yang 2
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Suwa's Lake Water Ofuda
x2 Yang 3
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Suwa's Water Type Ofuda
x2 Yin 3
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Suwa's Great Water Vein Ofuda
x2 Yin 3
The Focus Shot of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). This attack reveals a glimpse of her authority as a god of agriculture. Mountains and paddies conflict in terms of agriculture, but they are also connected by water. The raging god of destruction and the gentle god of blessings are two sides of the same coin, like a mother who raises her children.
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Suwa's Daikon Radish Ofuda
x7 Yang
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Suwa's Cucumber Ofuda
x1 Yang 1
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Suwa's Cabbage Ofuda
x1 Yin 2
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Suwa's Tomato Ofuda
x1 Yin 2
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Suwa's Parsley Ofuda
x1 Yin 2
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Suwa's Celery Ofuda
x1 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain. This attack recreates an ancient war between the gods. The battle between Kanako and Suwako is thought to have been a battle of iron manufacturing techniques. Suwako's iron ring represents primitive low-temperature iron manufacturing using lake iron. In contrast, Kanako's wisteria branch represents the advanced high-temperature tatara smelting method, where iron sand is sorted using a wisteria colander. This could be interpreted as a battle between Suwako, the water and earth god who bestows the blessing of lake iron, and Kanako, the wind and mountain god who bestows the blessing of wind for the tatara furnace. Since ancient times, technology has also been a form of divine authority.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Agility 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.7 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
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Moriya's Iron Ring
x16 Yang
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Iron Sand Sorting Wisteria Colander
x3 Yin 1
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Low-Temperature Smelting
x3 Yang 2
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High-Temperature Smelting
x3 Yin 3
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Mishaguji Power
x3 Yang 3
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Tatara Furnace Wind
x3 Yin 3
A Spell Card of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain. She uses her authority as the highest tier native deity to command the Mishaguji in this attack. There are various theories about the name and appearance of the Mishaguji, indicating that they are deities who have been worshiped in many places for a long time. They are also believed to be primordial gods that didn't initially have any forms. Suwako, who controls the Mishaguji, would likewise be a god who has deeply influenced the way people believe in and worship deities. Native gods are the ones who ask people the fundamental question... ''What is faith''? Their curses are just a means to this end.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to target (3 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Spirit Power 1.7 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
Solo
Road Ancestor God's Authority
x18 Yang
Solo
Serpent God's Authority
x4 Yang 1
Solo
Agriculture God's Authority
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Wind-Water God's Authority
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Mind God's Authority
x4 Yang 3
Solo
Nature God's Authority
x4 Yang 3
The Last Word of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, she shows one of her other name's divine power. It is quite common for gods to have various names. It is thought that they are not merely different ways of saying the same name or errors from having the name passed down through oral tradition... Each name represents different aspects of the god's power and authority. The name ''Mishakuja'' means ''Great Red Serpent'' and indicates that this god is both auspicious and terrifying. Suwako was originally worshipped as a dragon serpent god, but this aspect was seized by Kanako when Kanako defeated her. Suwako is not a god of frogs.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's CRIT ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
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Mishakuja
x20 Yang
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Mishaguchi
x4 Yang 1
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Mishaguji
x4 Yang 2
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Mishakuji
x4 Yang 2
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Shukujin
x3 Yang 2
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Oshamoji
x3 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of creating earthiness
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The ability of Suwako Moriya from the world with squabbling gods on the mountain (a Touhou LW original). It seems to be essentially the same as our version of Suwako's ability. However, the Suwako of our world wasn't directly involved with the disturbance caused by Moriya Shrine entering Gensokyo because she was asleep at the time...

The relationship between Suwako and Kanako is complex and cannot be easily described. But knowledge of some aspects of their relationship might be necessary to understand the current state of this world. It is safe to say that Suwako and Kanako have a solid cooperative relationship within the religious system of Moriya Shrine, as can be seen by their divine abilities. The two share the ability to create, which is a power only possessed by those with an extremely high level of divinity. However, Suwako only creates Kun, and Kanako only creates Qian. Kun and Qian are two of the Eight Trigrams representing earthliness and heavenliness, respectively. Kun and Qian are opposites.

It is true that Suwako is a god of the earth who presides over water and crops, and Kanako is a god of the sky who descended from the heavens and presides over the wind. However, Suwako is also a god of the sky who controls the power of the unseen void, and Kanako is also a god of the earth who controls mountains and hills. This clearly shows that they purposefully divide their responsibilities while competing against each other and that these two gods are fundamentally two sides of the same coin.

From Suwako's perspective, Kanako is a hostile god who invaded her country. However, if one unravels the mythology of Kanako, she is also a god who was expelled from the country she founded. Both of these gods share the experience of being attacked and defeated by a newer god. This may have influenced Moriya Shrine's entry into Gensokyo. At least for the two gods of this world.

The primal nature god connected with the indigenous mythology and a newly emerged warrior god who was forced to leave her country... The strange fusion of these two gods has created a powerful belief system different from other regions. Sanae, a descendant of this system, is Moriya's best and may have originally been a miracle of hope that would show a new and improved version of faith...
When using Boost, party's CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG to effective elements 25% UP.
DMG from resisted elements 25% DOWN.

Character Skills

CD 5
Own Spirit Power 0.7 UP.
All targets' CRIT Evasion 2 level(s) DOWN (3 turns).
Info
The priests who have inherited the shrine are the descendants of the gods. Does that mean Sanae's ancestors are...?
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.7
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Critical Evasion Level Down
Value
Rate
Add
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
Party's Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Moriya Daijin opposed Suwa Myoujin's entry into Suwa. Upon defeat, Moriya became the founder of the priests who worshipped Myoujin.
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
Accuracy 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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
Own Spirit Power 0.7 UP. [Additional effect +0.05 with success rate 0%.]
Party's CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All targets' CRIT Evasion 2 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
A god resides on Mount Moriya, formerly known as Mount Mori. It is called Moreya or the divine spirit of Mononobe no Moriya.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.7
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Critical 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
Critical Evasion Level 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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Divine Calamity
After being attacked, own CRIT ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 60%.]
Primal Nature God
When attacked, DMG from enemy 70% DOWN. [Success rate 30%.]
Home Soil Generator
When turn starts, own Spirit Power 1.00 UP. [Success rate 30%.]

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

Suwako Moriya was the original god that looked over Moriya Shrine at a time way before Sanae Kochiya was the shrine maiden. Eventually, however, the goddess Kanako Yasaka invaded and ended up causing Suwako to surrender the shrine to another god. Plenty of time later, the Moriya Shrine found itself within Gensokyo with Kanako taking the charge of taking over the Youkai Mountain and claiming all of its faith. Still binded to the shrine, Suwako still handled spiritual manners within the shrine, but Kanako is the main figure that handles business with any external factors. This included the unfriendly visit by Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame. After defeating Kanako and ending her plight, Suwako took interest in the two and ended up fighting them for “fun” when they returned. As a god dating all the way back to ancient times, it’s no surprise that she makes her appearance as an S+ Tier Friend.

For farming, Suwako is relatively unimpressive due to the nature of the current stages. While her Last Word, Mishakuja Faith, can do some impressive damage especially with setup, the stages that are relevant for farming do not favor Suwako’s strengths, as they don’t line up neatly with the elements and killers that she wields. Despite this, Suwako still can be used to farm some notable stages like The Witch of Scarlet Dreams (2-7-1) and Mysterious Sword Master (3-3-3).

Challenging Content, on the other hand, is a different matter for this goddess. With her skills and Spell Cards, she can fill either the role of a CRIT supporter, a powerful barrier breaker, or simply roll over enemies with damage from her attacks. Her 1st skill, Ujigami’s Fury, gives Suwako 0.7 P for herself and debuffs all the enemies with 2 stages of CRIT Evasion down for 3 turns. Her 3rd skill, Moriya Mountain God, synergizes with this well as it not only provides her with another 0.7 P, but further reduces all her foes with 2 levels of CRIT Evasion down for 2 turns and provides the team with 2 levels of CRIT ATK for 2 turns. Her 2nd skill, Suwa Defense Line, allows Suwako to take advantage of buffs from teammates by providing herself with charge. Additionally, this skill also provides the team with 2 levels of Yang ATK up for 2 turns and gives Suwako 2 levels of Accuracy for 3 turns. As such, Suwako supports her damage output well. Suwako also has additional utility with her 1st Spell Card, Suwa War - Native Myth vs Central Myth, as it provides the party with 3 levels of Agility for 3 turns. 

Suwako really shines, though, when it comes to her elemental breaks. With a primary focus on Metal breaks on her spell cards, Suwako can also provide a handful of Earth and Wood breaks to boot. Her 1st Spell Card assails enemies with 3 Wood and 3 Metal breaks. Her 2nd Spell Card, Scourge Sign: The Mishaguji, has a spread of 3 Earth and 3 Metal breaks in addition to the ability to inflict 3 layers of Poison and then break them with boosts. Finally, her Last Word has a full complement of 6 Metal lines.

While she may have lost to Kanako in the war, make no mistake; this goddess is still no slouch. Boasting a spread of powerful elements and the ability to deal good damage to boot, Suwako certainly lives up to her title as the deity of the Moriya shrine.

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Suwako appreciates cards that give her Yang ATK up for further setup. As such, cards like Nameless Adventurers can provide the team with Yang ATK while also augmenting her 2nd Spell Card’s power even further. Cards which provide her with more CRIT ATK, like Worlds in Hand, Miracle Mallet, and Bloody Order can help her damage even further with her already high CRIT rate. Myouren Temple Anniversary also has a place for Suwako as not only does it provide her with even more utility with a party wide 0.75 P, but it also boosts her attacks by debuffing an enemy with 2 stages of Yang DEF down and boosting her Metal bullets. Finally, to optimize her Last Word’s damage, look for Yang ATK fillers.

Last Word

Suwako’s best in slot story card is At the Secluded Springs as it provides her with a 50% boost on all her lines as they are all Body and Metal bullets. Alternatively, you can use Myouren Temple Anniversary against a single foe due to the debuff and Metal bullet boost. Eating Contest serves as a good option due to its 45% Body bullet boost. Finally, there will be a farmable story card that comes out in the near future that is as good as At the Secluded Springs.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Suwako’s  2nd skill, Suwa Defense Line, should be prioritized as it provides her with Accuracy and Yang ATK which she needs due to her lower accuracy as a DEST character. Afterwards, her 3rd skill, Moriya Mountain God, provides her with the biggest boost in damage as it provides her with 0.7 P, 2 levels of CRIT ATK and debuffs the enemy with 2 levels of CRIT Evasion. Finally, her 1st skill, Ujigami’s Fury, should be leveled for even higher P generation and debuffing all her enemies’ CRIT Evasion further.

Character Strengths

+ Good damage potential with her Last Word
+ Able to spam out barrier breaks with her Spell Cards and skills generating power.
+ Okay team utility

Character Weaknesses

- Weaker farming potential
- High damage variance