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Yatsuhashi Tsukumo

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Tsukumogami of an Aged Koto

Stats

Health
5500
Agility
1200
Yang ATK
1450
Yang DEF
850
Yin ATK
1150
Yin DEF
700

Races

Element Type Chart

Haru-urara
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Haru-urara (a Touhou LW original) refers to how the sunlight on a clear spring day shines down on everything and makes the world sparkle. This is an apt temperament for the energetic Yatsuhashi who was made into a tsukumogami by the magic of the Miracle Mallet owned by the Shining Needle Castle's mistress. Yatsuhashi is endowed with Wood Phase, with the koto being an instrument made out of wood, and Star Essence, with her carefree attitude.

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

1068011
All Koto Timbre x6 Yang
All Traditional Koto Timbre x3 Yin 1
All Harp Timbre x3 Yang 2
All Traditional Harp Timbre x3 Yang 2
All Spirit Tree x3 Yang 2
All Saung-Gauk Timbre x3 Yin 3
[Attack] Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Own Agility UP Bullet/Sage & Mistress-Killer Bullet/Wood Bullet/Slice Bullet.
Info
Yatsuhashi Tsukumo's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). This attack reproduces the timbre of a certain string instrument that is similar to the koto. Harp instruments are used by many different cultures throughout the world and a few of them are very similar to the Japanese koto. Furthermore, the harp is treasured as an instrument of import in most of these cultures. Another similarity between all the varieties of harp is that they all have a kind of melancholic timbre.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 3.05 75% 5%
2 1.83 75% 5%
3 1.83 75% 5%
4 1.83 75% 5%
5 1.83 75% 5%
6 1.83 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level.
4 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Effective against sages & mistresses.
5 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet.
6 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility.
Level Power Rate
1 104
2 109
3 113
4 118
5 122
1068012
Solo Koto Tune x5 Yang
Solo Divine Decree x2 Yin 1
Solo Divine Koto Tune x2 Yang 2
Solo Imperial Koto Tune x2 Yang 2
Solo Divine Imperial Koto Tune x2 Yang 2
Solo Imperial Decree x2 Yin 3
[Attack] Sharp Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Own Agility UP Piercing Bullet/Mistress-Killer Bullet/Fire Target's Agility DOWN Bullet/Piercing Bullet.
Info
Yatsuhashi Tsukumo's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). This attack plays a koto tune that carries and conveys a divine message. Using a koto for communication has a long and storied tradition, with it even being mentioned in Japanese mythology.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 9.14 75% 5%
2 6.86 75% 5%
3 6.86 75% 5%
4 6.86 75% 5%
5 6.86 75% 5%
6 6.86 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/No-Element Sharp Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Sharp Bullet. May raise own Agility by 1 level. Pierces target's DEF.
3 Yang/No-Element Sharp Bullet. Effective against mistresses.
4 Yang/No-Element Sharp Bullet.
5 Yang/Fire Sharp Bullet. May lower target's Agility by 1 level.
6 Yin/No-Element Sharp Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
Level Power Rate
1 106
2 112
3 118
4 124
5 130

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
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All Volume Seven x11 Yang
All Volume Eight x4 Yin 1
All Volume Nine x4 Yang 2
All Volume Ten x4 Yang 2
All Volume Eleven x4 Yang 2
All Volume Twelve x4 Yin 3
Koto Sign: Sounds of Anicca's Koto
[Pre-Attack] Own Spirit Power UP.
[Attack] Wood Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Target's Agility DOWN Bullet/Piercing Bullet/Wood Own Yang DEF & Yin DEF UP Bullet/Own Yang DEF & Yin DEF UP Bullet.
Bullet Info
Yatsuhashi Tsukumo's Spell Card. In this attack, she plays a tune inspired by a classic military epic. Impermanence is a major theme in the Tale of the Heike. All things are transient and nothing is constant or permanent. The tsukumogami may have taken this as inspiration in regards to Gensokyo's existing system (the relationship between youkai and the Human Village) in a past incident.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 5.32 75% 5%
2 4.39 75% 5%
3 4.39 75% 5%
4 4.39 75% 5%
5 4.39 75% 5%
6 4.39 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet.
2 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. May lower target's Agility by 1 level.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
4 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. Pierces target's DEF.
5 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. May raise own Yang DEF & Yin DEF by 1 level.
6 Yin/No-Element Energy Bullet. May raise own Yang DEF & Yin DEF by 1 level.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 126
Own Spirit Power 20 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 10 12 14 16 20
Rate 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0
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Solo Melody of Social Upheaval x6 Yang
Solo Melody of Opposition x3 Yin 1
Solo Melody of Defiance x3 Yang 2
Solo Melody of Resistance x3 Yang 2
Solo Melody of Rebellion x3 Yang 2
Solo Melody of Revolution x3 Yin 3
Koto Music: Social Upheaval Requiem
[Attack] Wood Sage & Mistress-Killer Energy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Adhesive Light Bullet/Slice Sage & Mistress-Killer Bullet/Wood Slice Sage & Mistress-Killer Bullet/Elastic Precise Light Bullet.
Bullet Info
Yatsuhashi Tsukumo's Spell Card. As the name may indicate, this is an attack that utilises rock music. The koto and biwa are both string instruments and could be thought of as distant relatives to the guitar and bass guitar. This could explain why the Tsukumo sisters shouted social satire and about reform when they wished to overturn society, as these are the same expressions that rock music often embodies.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 14.63 75% 5%
2 8.78 75% 5%
3 8.78 75% 5%
4 8.78 75% 5%
5 8.78 75% 5%
6 8.78 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. Effective against sages & mistresses.
2 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet. May inflict Delay to target.
3 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against sages & mistresses.
4 Yang/No-Element Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against sages & mistresses.
5 Yang/Wood Energy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against sages & mistresses.
6 Yin/No-Element Light Bullet. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's Agility. Higher chance of CRIT with higher target's ATK.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 113
4 120
5 126
1068c
All Koto Tree x8 Yang
All Palatial Feast x3 Yin 1
All Large Koto Tree x3 Yang 2
All Huge Koto Tree x3 Yang 2
All Giant Koto Tree x3 Yang 2
All Palatial Celebration x3 Yin 3
Koto Tree Hill
[Pre-Attack] Party's Yang ATK & Yin ATK UP.
[Attack] Wood Heavy Bullet.
[Bullet Layout] Mostly Yang.
[Boost] Sun Sage & Mistress-Killer Bullet/Wood Target's CRIT DEF DOWN Sage & Mistress-Killer Bullet/Wood Slice Sage & Mistress-Killer Bullet/Sun Target's CRIT DEF DOWN Slice Bullet.
Bullet Info
Yatsuhashi Tsukumo's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). A gigantic tree shoots up out of the ground in this attack. There is a story about a koto youkai that turned into a tree after it was placed on a hill. Most trees live much longer than humans, so they can act as a monument for subsequent generations, which is why many folktales feature various things turning into trees.
Bullet Pow Hit Crit
1 18.29 75% 5%
2 14.63 75% 5%
3 14.63 75% 5%
4 14.63 75% 5%
5 14.63 75% 5%
6 14.63 75% 5%
Bullet Description
1 Yang/Wood Heavy Bullet.
2 Yin/Sun Heavy Bullet. Effective against sages & mistresses.
3 Yang/Wood Heavy Bullet. May lower target's CRIT DEF by 1 level. Effective against sages & mistresses.
4 Yang/Wood Heavy Bullet. May lower target's CRIT DEF by 1 level. Effective against sages & mistresses.
5 Yang/Wood Heavy Bullet. More DMG with higher own Agility. Effective against sages & mistresses.
6 Yin/Sun Heavy Bullet. May lower target's CRIT DEF by 1 level. More DMG with higher own Agility.
Level Power Rate
1 100
2 107
3 114
4 122
5 129
Party's Yang ATK 1 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 20 40 60 80
Add 0 1 1 1 1
Party's Yin ATK 1 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 80%.]
Effect Info
Card Level 1 2 3 4 5
Value 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 20 40 60 80
Add 0 1 1 1 1

Character Ability

Capable of making sounds and performing on her own
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This is Benben and Yatsuhashi's ability as tsukumogami of instruments. By being able to make sounds and perform on their own, they are able to actively perform not just as instruments but as musicians. Yatsuhashi is especially happy with becoming a tsukumogami as it has made it possible for her to have a sisterly relationship with Benben and to communicate with others. The Tsukumo sisters are recognised as music artists by the humans and youkai of Gensokyo and there are quite a few fans looking forward to their next song. The sisters seem to have turned over a new leaf when their once temporary change into tsukumogami became permanent.
Nullifies the effects of Barrier Status: Freeze.
When using Boost, own Accuracy 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

Own Focus 3 level(s) DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's DMG from Wood enemy 30% DOWN (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
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Song of The Four Seasons. An ancient kumiuta composed by Yatsuhashi Kengyo. This arrangement of short songs is about the beauty in each of the seasons.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Focus Level Down
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 50 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Wood Damage from Enemy Down
Value
Rate
Add
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4
CD 6
Party's Yang ATK 1 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Party's Yin ATK 1 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Info
Song of a Fan. This kumiuta is one three masterpieces. It has been passed down through history from master koto players to their students.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Attack Level Up
Value
Rate
Add
Yin Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rate 0 10 10 20 20 30 30 40 50 50
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CD 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Blind to target (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Target's Accuracy 3 level(s) DOWN (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Song of the Distant Sky. The words in this song are all about love. Perhaps you could say that makes it similar to modern day rock songs.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Barrier Blind
Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 20 40 60 80 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Accuracy Down
Value 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 30 60 80 0 20 40 60 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Tsukumogami Music
When attacked, DMG from tsukumogami 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Woohoo!
When attacked, DMG from mistresses 20% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Childlike Innocence
When turn starts, heals 1 layer of own Barrier Status. [Success rate 50%.]

Character Change Effect

Shield Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, adds 1 layer to other unit's Barrier.
When switching places with a front-guard unit, heals front-guard unit's Barrier Status.

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

“Even mere tools can rule the world! I'll make you the foundation we'll stand on!”

Yatsuhashi Tsukumo, the Tsukumogami of an Aged Koto, is a pretty simple youkai. She’s what’s known as a tsukumogami youkai - they’re sentient objects, born when an item manages to survive for a hundred years. Typically, at least - she and her sister were born when a magical storm overtook Gensokyo (play Double Dealing Character if you want to learn more!), resulting in the birth of new tsukumogami. At first, she wanted to overthrow society, but now she and her sister simply pass their days playing their instruments. Perhaps it's such a lax lifestyle that leads to her being a C Tier Friend.

For farming purposes, Yatsuhashi isn’t really ideal. Her Last Word deals little damage in a one turn environment due to her lack of buffs and a 1-3-1 layout. You’ll want to look elsewhere. 

For harder fights, Yatsuhashi has some useful support, but it’s all undermined by various detriments. Her second skill, Kumiuta: Ogi no Kyoku, gives some Yin & Yang ATK UP - but only 1 level (with a 50% chance for 1 more) of each, and only for 2 turns. Her All targeting Last Word, Koto Tree Hill, does the same, only with a 80% chance for another level - and with not much damage either unless you give her some time to set up (there’s some slicing on it, but not much). It also unfortunately doesn’t do a lot of damage, and it’s somewhat mixed to boot making it harder than normal to scale. And lastly, her Breaks are generally poor, with both Spell Cards having 1/1/2 Wood Breaks for 0/1/2 Spirit Power - she at least gets 4 Wood and 2 Sun All targeting breaks at 3 Power on her Last Word, which is decent though not quite as good as a layout as you'd want. Koto Sign: Sounds of Anicca's Koto at least provides some Spirit Power on use, though that’s of limited use with her poor break potential.

Overall, Yatsuhashi can give some ATK UP to your team, and it’s not like she’s a detriment, but she just isn’t all that great. She’s merely a koto, after-all! 

Her slicing values on Koto Tree Hill are 0%/0%/0%/0%/50%/50%. 

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

If for some reason you need to squeeze out extra Breaks no matter what, Spirit Power UP is a reasonable option on Yatsuhashi. Otherwise, her best option is Yang ATK UP. For stat sticks, look to Yang & Yin ATK, favoring Yang ATK if you can’t get both.

Last Word

Whilst Yatsuhashi’s best option is Heavy DMG UP, the Story Card which provides Heavy DMG UP will not arrive until Oct 20 (though it’ll at least be farmable). In the meantime, her best option is Yang ATK UP. If for some reason you’re trying to farm with her, you can use Accuracy UP if she can knock out the enemy without ATK UP support.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Kumiuta: Ogi no Kyoku is her only real skill of note - it’s only a 50% chance for another level of ATK UP at skill level 10, but that’s better than nothing. Her other two skills are rather lackluster, though you can at least get some Barrier Breaks with Kumiuta: Kumoi no Kyoku if you have a Friend who can Break Blind Barriers (though it’s arguable if this is even worth bringing Yatsuhashi for, as it’s only 2 layers on a single target).

Character Strengths

+Decent teamwide ATK UP

Character Weaknesses

-Below average Breaks
-Low damage