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Yachie Kicchou

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Matriarch of the Kiketsu Family

Stats

Health
5000
Agility
950
Yang ATK
1145
Yang DEF
1200
Yin ATK
1155
Yin DEF
1450

Races

Element Type Chart

Kisen
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Kisen (a Touhou LW original) refers to a storm caused by a tropical or extratropical cyclone, especially in the Indian Ocean. This is an apt temperament for Yachie, who uses ingenuity to live in the dog-eat-dog world of the Animal Realm. Dwellers of the Animal Realm seem to lack the three Essences because this chaotic realm is far from Heaven. Yachie is endowed with Wood Phase, with her physical flexibility, and Water Phase, with her flexible thinking.

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 flexible and patient Water Phase resists Metal Phase, because metal collects water, but it is weak to Earth Phase, because earth directs water.

The combination of Wood Phase and Water Phase cancels out any resistance or weakness to Metal Phase.
sun_neutral
Sun
moon_neutral
Moon
fire_neutral
Fire
water_weak
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_strong
Earth
star_neutral
Star

Character Shots

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Yachie Kicchou's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, she creates a shockwave by whipping her tail. Her tail appears to be a dragon tail. It is nearly impossible to assault her from behind.
Solo
Dragon Tail Strike
x8 Yin
Solo
Bronze Tail Strike
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Silver Tail Strike
x2 Yin 2
Solo
Black Iron Tail Strike
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Steel Tail Strike
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Diamond Tail Strike
x1 Yin 3
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Yachie Kicchou's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, she shoots bullets and follows up with a ram with her shell. There's nothing you can do if she hides inside her shell while rushing toward you...! What an unfair... yet clever way to attack!
Solo
Spit Shot
x7 Yin
Solo
Breeze Shot
x2 Yin 1
Solo
Shell Tackle
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Splash Shot
x1 Yin 3
Solo
Drop Shot
x1 Yang 3
Solo
Shell Attack
x1 Yang 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
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Yachie Kicchou's Spell Card. She shoots lasers in a tortoiseshell pattern in this attack. This Spell Card has become even more powerful with the help of the otter spirits. The tortoiseshell pattern looks like a hard-to-escape net that entangles the enemy. There was an ancient fortune-telling method in Japan called kiboku that used tortoiseshell. The shell was heated, and the fortune was gleaned by analyzing where the shell split. Jidiao, or dragon turtles, might have an affinity with fortune telling because the first character of their name means ''good luck.''
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Tortoise Pattern
x14 Yin
Solo
You Can Do It, Otter Spirit
x5 Yin 1
Solo
Turtle Pattern
x5 Yin 2
Solo
Don't Lose, Otter Spirit
x5 Yin 2
Solo
Shell Pattern
x5 Yang 3
Solo
Here We Go, Otter Spirit
x5 Yang 3
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Yachie Kicchou's Spell Card. In this attack, she shoots bullets in patterns that look like dragon crests. The accompanying otter spirits also join in, making this attack more powerful. The spinning, expanding, and contracting circles of the scale bullets look like the figure of a dragon chasing its own tail. Out of the many family crests with dragon motifs, one type depicts a dragon curled around the center, called a ''dragon circle.'' Come to think of it, the design of a dragon serpent eating its own tail has an occult meaning.
*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
None
All
Dragon Ring
x16 Yin
All
Earnest Otter Spirit
x3 Yang 1
All
Lindworm Ring
x3 Yin 2
All
Brave Otter Spirit
x2 Yang 2
All
Serpent Ring
x2 Yin 3
All
Ouroboros Ring
x1 Yin 3
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Yachie Kicchou's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). Relentless bullets assault the foe. Four elite otter spirits come together and carry out a highly coordinated plan. This kind of assault and trickery seems to be a common practice of the Kiketsu Family. The mysterious capsule shot at the end of the attack is a hazardous prototype substance of an unknown source. Perhaps they hid it in the sewers beneath the Animal Realm Metropolis.

*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to all targets (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Planned Ambush
x20 Yin
All
Blue Scarf Otter Spirit
x4 Yin 1
All
Red Scarf Otter Spirit
x3 Yin 2
All
Orange Scarf Otter Spirit
x2 Yin 2
All
Green Scarf Otter Spirit
x2 Yin 2
All
Dangerous-Looking Luminescent Matter
x1 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of making people lose the will to fight back
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It is unknown if Yachie Kicchou's ability comes from her being the head of the Kiketsu Family or from her being a jidiao, a mysterious and mythical beast. It is believed that Yachie used her ability to send Reimu and her friends to the Animal Realm during the incident when the animal spirits invaded. Using this ability seems to motivate people to do as Yachie wishes, even if she is caught lying. As one can imagine, it is a very powerful ability and does not seem to be easy to counteract. However, if her ability was perfect, she would not be in conflict with the Keiga Family, the Gouyoku Alliance, or the Primate Spirit Garden. If she could have used her ability to put everyone under her control, she probably would have done so already. Perhaps the ability is less effective against people like Saki, who always act before thinking. Maybe Keiki also prepared inanimate and loyal haniwa soldiers like Mayumi as a countermeasure.
When using Graze, party's Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG from effective elements 20% DOWN.
DMG from resisted elements 20% DOWN.

Character Skills

CD 5
Own Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Agility 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The usual strategy of the Kiketsu Family. But if they attack head-on... well, you could say that's also a plan.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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
Agility 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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Yachie's magnificent tortoiseshell. The tortoiseshell is a part of her body.
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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Defense 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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
CD 5
Own Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Adds 1 layer(s) to own Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
It is said that dragons lay two eggs, and a jidiao hatches from one of them. Does that mean Yachie has a twin sister? It is a mystery...
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin 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
Yin Defense 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
Adds Layer to Barrier
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

Character Characteristics

Intellectual Animal Spirit Group
When attacked, DMG from soul-like presences 100% DOWN. [Success rate 35%.]
PDCA
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Jidiao Oil
When turn starts, recovers 35% of own HP. [Success rate 50%.]

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

Yachie Kicchou is the Matriarch of the Kiketsu Family, and leads the pack of Otter Spirits. She is one of the three Matriarchs, the others being Saki Kurokoma of the Kiega Family, and Yuuma Toutetsu of the Gouyoku Family. Yachie is a Jidiao (Tortoise-Dragon) who is capable of making her opponents lose the will to fight back, which worked to her favor when confronted by Reimu, Marisa and Youmu in the events of Touhou 17: Wily Beast and Weakest Creature. Yachie can also be very deceptive in how she approaches who she may deem as her adversaries, with a respectful exterior, but a stone cold interior. In LostWord, these tactics are used to give Yachie Kicchou the upper hand as she settles as an S+ Tier Friend.

In terms of farming, Yachie doesn’t have many notable story card farms, but she is a very solid choice for farming 2-7-1, with the help of her access to Wood Breaks. While there are many other options to farm this very useful story card, Yachie is another great option for it thanks to being able to do so at 8 Spirit Points, or no Awakening. Her Last Word, Ambush in The Dark, has a full 6 lines of Wood and 6 Lines of Energy, which pairs up well with certain Story Cards.

In a scenario aimed towards more advanced content, Yachie has some adequate team support. She can give her team Agility Buffs via Skill 1 Clever Scheme and her second Spell Card, Dragon Sign: Dragon Crest Bullets. There is more to her support than just that though, as she can give her team some Yin DEF by either activating Skill 2, Dragon Tortoiseshell,  or simply by Grazing, due to being Capable of making people lose the will to fight back, to make opponents lose the will to fight back. As a Technical Unit, Yachie can increase her Yin ATK to further increase her damage output, and increase her Yin DEF and Agility, which are also accounted for in Hard and Slice Scaling in her Spell Cards and Last Word. Yin ATK, alongside Yin DEF, is increased by the Pre-ATK effect of Spell Card 1, Tortoise Sign: Tortoiseshell Hell. Skill 3, Dragon Twin, also increases her Barrier Count by 1, which is actually very convenient considering her ability to increase Yin ATK from grazing, as well as a little more survivability. It is also worth noting that her Last Word, Ambush in The Dark has a Pre-ATK effect that will inflict all enemies with 2 Layers of Burn as well as 2 Layers of Poison, which is a nice little extra way to soften enemies up. If they are not weak to Wood or fully broken, otherwise, her Last Word’s raw power will still seal the deal, thanks to the combination of Wood, Energy, Hard, Slice, Killers and a potentially effective Story Card slot.

In Terms of Spirit Power, Dragon Tortoiseshell provides +1.00 for herself, a comfortable amount to gain. While this isn’t anything special on its own, it’s still helpful nonetheless. In terms of breaking, Her Focus Shot, Spinning Slice has a nice P0 Water Break and has some generally decent access to Wood and Water elements. Both of her Spell Cards have 2 Water and 2 Wood, and while there are still Non-Elemental bullets here and there. The Last Word, Ambush in The Dark is pretty much the highlight of Yachie’s breaking potential, as 6 lines of Wood plays a big factor in terms of what she can do in the elemental breaking department.

Despite not having the best breaks, Yachie can hold her own very well whether it’s as a 2-7-1 farmer or as a Challenge Quest Unit. Her mix of Hard and Slice is a handy damage booster and her Killer access is pretty good too, with one of the Killers being Gensokyo (with, you know, a lot of characters living in Gensokyo). Her Yin DEF stat is surprisingly high as well, contributing to both Hard Scaling and potentially tanking any Yin-based enemies. This concoction of traits in Yachie’s arsenal makes sense for a Technical Role. Yachie definitely solidifies her position as a Matriarch and as a leader of the Otters.

The secondary effects and scaling for Yachie’s attacks are as follows:

Spread Shot:
Target Yin ATK DOWN (2 Turns): 50%/70%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Focus Shot:
Hard: 0%/30%/0%/0%/0%/0%
Slice: 0%/0%/0%/30%/0%/0%
Own Yin DEF UP (3 Turns): 50%/0%/100%/0%/0%/0%

Spell Card 1:
Hard: 30%/0%/60%/0%/0%/0%
Slice: 0%/50%/0%/70%/0%/0%

Spell Card 2:
Hard: 40%/0%/0%/0%/50%/0%
Slice: 40%/0%/0%/0%/50%/0%
Target Yin ATK DOWN (2 Turns): 0%/0%/50%/0%/0%/100% (Line 6 is +2 Levels)

Last Word:
Hard: 80%/100%/100%/0%/0%/0%
Slice: 80%/100%/100%/0%/0%/0%
Own Yin DEF UP (3 Turns): 70%/0%/0%/0%/0%/0%

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

You can never go wrong with extra Spirit Power, whether it be the farmable Witch of Scarlet Dreams’ +2.00 Spirit Power with a slight Agility Stat Stick, or Midnight Tea’s +1.50 Spirit Power with a serviceable Yin ATK Stat Stick. A Yin ATK Booster such as Boo! is a very handy card for setting up if necessary, however, since it is possible you may reach the +10 cap, this may be less mandatory compared to Spirit Power Boosting.

Last Word

Protection of Cerpinus is definitely Yachie’s best bet for her LW. Perfect due to her 6 lines of both Wood and Energy, which can get boosted by 40% and 20% respectively. If that wasn’t enough, it also boosts Agility by 2 Stages for 3 Turns, making Yachie’s Slice Scaling even more effective. For alternatives, Thunder Beat is a solid choice, also boosting both Wood and Energy.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Skill 2, Dragon Tortoiseshell, is the recommended level up pick first, due to Yin DEF given to all allies and Yachie’s own Spirit Power increase from 0.50 to 1.00. Depending on the situation, this helps a lot when it comes to her LW, as it is 1-3-1. Next up could go either way between the other 2, but her first skill, Clever Scheme, is recommended next for its own Accuracy boost. That alone is very valuable to ensure consistency on attacks, but it also grants teamwide buffs as a nice little extra perk. Lastly, her third skill, Dragon Twin, is also a very solid skill to level up for Yachie’s own Yin ATK and Yin DEF, although it falls a bit short compared to the other skills.

Character Strengths

+ P0 Water on Focus Shot.
+ Powerful Last Word, especially when paired with her best story card.
+ Useful Wood Breaks.
+ Very solid Yin DEF and Agility Support for the team.

Character Weaknesses

- Somewhat lackluster break potential aside from Last Word.
- Low barrier restoration is problematic, especially when using Graze for Yin ATK.