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Yukari Yakumo (Cherry Blossom)

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Mastermind Behind Spiriting Away (Cherry Blossom)

Stats

Health
5250
Agility
830
Yang ATK
1400
Yang DEF
905
Yin ATK
1700
Yin DEF
1015

Races

Element Type Chart

Tenkyuu
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Tenkyuu (a Touhou LW original) refers to rain falling from a cloudless sky. This is an apt temperament for the great youkai who can manipulate any boundary. Yukari is endowed with Earth Phase, because she accepts everything, and Sun Essence, as an overseer of Gensokyo.

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 alluring and arrogant Sun Essence resists the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence, but it is weak to the cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence.
sun_neutral
Sun
moon_strong
Moon
fire_weak
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_strong
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_neutral
Earth
star_weak
Star

Character Shots

The Spread Shot of Yukari Yakumo from the world with a never-ending winter (a Touhou LW original). She attacks with blue bullets and purple bullets. Originally, there were no distinct boundaries for the yearly cycle of climate variations local to a region. However, that was inconvenient, so people made a calendar that marked four extreme points (the spring equinox, the summer solstice, the autumn equinox, and the winter solstice) and then split the year into four seasons with specific days that marked the start of each season. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter are the four seasons, and they are separated by the last day of one season (in Japan, this day is called setsubun) and the first day of the next.
All
Gap of the Changing Seasons
x8 Yin
All
Autumn Bullet
x2 Yin 1
All
Winter Bullet
x2 Yin 2
All
Spring Bullet
x2 Yang 2
All
Summer Bullet
x2 Yang 2
All
Border of the Changing Seasons
x2 Yang 3
The Focus Shot of Yukari Yakumo from the world with a never-ending winter (a Touhou LW original). She attacks with green bullets and blue bullets. ''This world'' is the world of the living, the real world where people live. And the Netherworld is the world of the afterlife. According to various mythologies all around the globe, back when the world was still new, there was no separation between the living and the dead. There are records that state it was possible to walk from the world of the living to the Netherworld.

There is a theory that the custom of stacking stones came about because people wanted to create a boundary between life and death. The weight of the stones would seal the dead who were buried underground.
All
This World's Side of the Boundary
x4 Yang
All
Body Bullet
x1 Yang 1
All
This World Bullet
x1 Yang 2
All
Netherworld Bullet
x1 Yin 2
All
Soul Bullet
x1 Yin 3
All
The Netherworld's Side of the Boundary
x1 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Yukari Yakumo from the world with a never-ending winter. In this attack, she makes her opponents realize that humans have entered the domain of youkai. During our world's Spring Snow Incident, Yukari informed Reimu of two things. First, the boundary between humans and youkai in Hakugyokurou had become less distinct. Second, Reimu, who had come to the Netherworld, had left the side of humanity. In Gensokyo, the humans and youkai maintain a relationship where they affect each other in important ways, and it is also taboo for a human to become a youkai.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Adds 0 layer(s) to own Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Human and Youkai Astral Bullet
x18 Yin
All
Paranormal Bullet
x4 Yin 1
All
Youkai Bullet
x4 Yin 2
All
Human Bullet
x4 Yang 2
All
Normal Bullet
x4 Yang 3
All
Human and Youkai Constellation Bullet
x4 Yang 3
A Spell Card of Yukari Yakumo from the world with a never-ending winter. More bullets are added as time passes in this attack. There are two things that come to mind when talking about standing on the edge of life and death. Yukari's best friend, the ghost Yuyuko Saigyouji and the situation that arises during battles of bullets. In battles of bullets, the combatants brush with danger at every turn until they experience the patterns and understand the route they must take. They are serious battles where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins, and it is almost like the combatants breathe in sync with one another. You could call them the ultimate game.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Yang DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Heat of Life Bullet
x18 Yang
Solo
Warmth of Life Bullet
x4 Yang 1
Solo
Human World Boundary of Life and Death
x4 Yang 2
Solo
Oni World Boundary of Life and Death
x4 Yin 2
Solo
Chill of Death Bullet
x4 Yin 3
Solo
Frost of Death Bullet
x4 Yin 3
The Last Word of Yukari Yakumo from the world with a never-ending winter (a Touhou LW original). This is the Last Word Yukari prepared for herself during the extended Spring Snow Incident. Apparently, she was planning to use other patterns if the incident was resolved quickly. This attack combines two blizzards that should be fleeting and rarely coincide... The blizzard of snow that covers Gensokyo and the blizzard of petals that decorates the Netherworld. Only a youkai who can manipulate barriers could harmonize them both to create such beauty. This spectacle looks like fantasy, not reality.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yin ATK 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yin DEF 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Dream Blizzard
x16 Yin
All
Phantasm Blizzard
x5 Yin 1
All
Foam Blizzard
x5 Yin 2
All
Shadow Petals
x5 Yang 2
All
Life Petals
x5 Yang 2
All
Soul Petals
x5 Yang 3

Character Ability

Capable of mainly manipulating any boundary
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The ability of Yukari Yakumo from the world with a never-ending winter. This ability seems to be identical to the abilities shared by the standard Yukari Yakumos of other worlds. This Yukari knows this too. However, she doesn't speak much about her ability, and when she does, she usually evades any questions by providing unverifiable answers. Thus, it is doubtful whether anything known about this ability is actually true. It is thought that the prolonged incident in this Yukari's world was originally the same as the Spring Snow Incident that was recorded in a certain text. In this incident, winter did not end in Gensokyo, and an unnatural amount of spring was gathered in the Netherworld. It probably took a while for people to realize that spring hadn't arrived, so it can be presumed that the original incident also lasted for some time. Of course, like most incidents, it was resolved pretty quickly once the humans found out about it. More information about the original incident can be found in a different report. At the time when this incident was occurring in our world, Yukari Yakumo still hadn't declared herself to be the Youkai Sage. However, she was already a genuine sage who helped create Gensokyo. And she was still a great youkai in charge of managing the Great Hakurei Barrier with a deep connection to both Reimu Hakurei and Hakurei Shrine. Perhaps the reason why she spoke to Reimu in such a standoffish manner despite all of this was her taking into account the relationship between humans and youkai. Right after this incident, youkai began to visit Hakurei Shrine regularly, so she didn't have to take that stance any longer. The Yukari of our world is famous for sleeping 12 hours a day and hibernating in winter, but it appears this Yukari sleeps even more. It is unknown if the incident caused this or not, but the long winter in Gensokyo would suggest a long hibernation. And since spring is the perfect season for sleeping in late, the extended spring in the Netherworld may have also affected Yukari. However, now that the Dream World has been revealed, there are doubts about whether Yukari is truly inactive during sleep or not. If she does act through dreams, that may explain why she sleeps for so long. Perhaps the Ruler of Dreams could shed some light on this. Even though Yukari Yakumo is Yuyuko's best friend and manages the Barrier of Life and Death and the Great Hakurei Barrier, it seems she only found out about the Spring Snow Incident after Yakumo Ran was defeated in battle. However, in the world where this incident was prolonged, she woke up and started making every effort to understand what was happening. This incident should end when enough spring has been gathered or when gathering enough spring is not possible. The Yukari Yakumo of this world suspects that the reason why this incident hasn't ended lies not with Yuyuko, Youmu, or the Saigyou Ayakashi but from some other interference. As she was deliberating about giving Reimu a hand or not, she started getting worried when lots of people, who should not be in Gensokyo yet, started appearing while the incident was still ongoing.
DMG to resisted elements 20% UP.
When using Graze, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG from resisted elements 20% DOWN.

Character Skills

CD 4
Own Yin DEF 3 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
On what grounds can one distinguish between reality and fiction? Ultimately, both are subjective.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Defense 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
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
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 5
Party's Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Adds 1 layer(s) to own Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
There are times when one must defend and times when one must attack. When the tides turn, offense and defense are reversed.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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
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
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
CD 4
Own Spirit Power 1 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Burn to target (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
It is problematic when there is a distinction between yourself and others and when there is not. Excessive philanthropy is similar to exclusivism.
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 Attack Level Up
Value
Rate
Add
Barrier Burn
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

Character Characteristics

Boundary of Yin and Yang
When attacked, Yang DMG from enemy 100% DOWN. [Success rate 30%.]
Deficient Yin and Excess Yang
After being attacked, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 80%.]
Deficient Yang and Excess Yin
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 80%.]

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

A7 Yukari Yakumo was released on May 13th, 2022 in Festival: Perfect Boundary of Hibernation and Sleep.

Yukari Yakumo is one of the strongest, smartest and oldest youkai to exist in Gensokyo, and lacks no recognition for these facts. This powerful persona is cemented by her ability, “to manipulate gaps and boundaries”. This comes in many forms, such as being able to escape any situation, teleport at will, as well as teleport many other things outside of herself. “Manipulate” falls under the ability to create and pass through boundaries. She is one of the Sages of Gensokyo, and the person who originally proposed the Great Hakurei Barrier as well as aided in its creation. In the Spring Snow Incident, she was asked by Yuyuko Saigyouji to repair the border between the Netherworld and Gensokyo, and was accosted by Reimu, Marisa and Sakuya in the process, allowing them all to meet for the first time. As one of the most powerful youkai, she is an S+ Tier Friend.

When it comes down to it, Yukari has 2 major things: tons of element breaks, and tons of damage. She has one of the few Shots in the game with full elements, that being her Spread Shot. Her Focus Shot isn’t too shabby either, with 4 out of 6 lines having elements. And then, of course, all 3 of her Spell Cards have full suites of element lines, making for a truly huge amount of elements, unparalleled by nearly any other Friend. The only caveat to her large elemental density is how varied it is, with her Spread Shot resembling something of Tenshi’s Spell Card 2, with earth/metal/water/wood/fire/earth lines. Her Spell Cards are more focused however, only including 2 or 3 different elements each. This level of variance is usually not a problem in CQ content, as enemies often have an array of elemental weaknesses rather than just one.

Solo Stage Farms: 2-7-1, 3-3-3, 3-11-1, Futue Story Card Stage


As for her viability in CQ content, Yukari shines brightly in basically everything except Elemental EX, due to her elemental variance clashing with the single weakness across each entire stage. Her damage is still quite good regardless, though. But as for everything else, she’s an incredibly versatile Friend who can be slotted into most teams. Her nearly right-down-the-middle split of Yin and Yang bullet lines on every Shot and Spell Card allows for her to benefit equally from Yin and Yang ATK support flexibly. Yukari also has Hard scaling across all of her Spell Cards, allowing her to benefit from Yin and Yang DEF support to further boost her damage. Yukari’s ability to soak up teamwide buffs so well along with applying a good few herself through her Spell Cards and Skills allows her to pair extremely well with someone like Codename: Azusa (B3 Sagume), who applies a large array of teamwide buffs, none of which fall flat on Yukari as they do with many other Friends who majorly focus in on a specific set of buffs like CRIT or Accuracy; not to mention that most Friends are almost entirely focused on either Yin or Yang.

Yukari really does dabble in a little bit of everything, with having every element, making good use of every stat, doing great damage, being a little tanky, and giving a significant amount of self and teamwide buffs. As such, you might say she doesn’t go above and beyond in any particular role, but that’s quite alright in her case; her flexibility makes her a good fill for most teams.

The chances for Yukari’s secondary effects are as follows:

Boundary of Winter and Spring:
Self Yin DEF UP (3T): 100/0/0/0/0/0
Target Yin ATK DOWN (2T): 0/50/0/0/0/0
Self Yin ATK UP (3T): 0/0/100/0/0/0

Boundary of This World and the Netherworld:
Hard: 40/40/50/50/0/0
Self Aggro UP (3T): 0/0/100/0/0/0

Boundary of Humans and Youkai:
Hard: 30/0/0/40/50/0
Self Aggro UP (3T): 100/0/0/0/0/100

Barrier: Boundary of Life and Death:
Hard: 70/0/70/70/0/0
Self Yin DEF UP (3T): 0/0/0/100/0/0

Profound Bullet Barrier - Phantasm, Foam, Shadow, and Life:
Hard: 100/150/125/0/0/0
Self Yin DEF UP (3T): 0/0/100/0/0/0

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Yukari, like most Friends, appreciates Witch of Scarlet Dreams on her Spell Cards, especially since her self-Spirit Power generation is squarely average with only 1 UP on her 3rd Skill. Otherwise, she can really take advantage of all kinds of stat filler; nothing goes to complete waste on her.

Last Word

Since Yukari's Last Word is majority Yin, Anniversary at the SDM is the usual blowout card choice just because it's so strong. But if you don't have that max limit broken, Yukari’s Last Word has a large focus on Heavy Bullets, which is great since there is the excellent, easy-to-access farmable card Secret God of the Sky.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

First, it’s best to level up Self and Others as 1 Spirit Power UP is just a great universal effect, but it also comes with teamwide Yin ATK UP and Burn infliction. Second is honestly a toss up; Offense and Defense provides 3 effects instead of 2, but Reality and Fiction has teamwide 2 Accuracy UP which is a pretty strong effect, and its cooldown is slightly lower than Offense and Defense.

Character Strengths

+ Great overall damage
+ Very flexible due to ease of supporting
+ Has good teamwide Yin and Accuracy support
+ Incredible element density on Spell Cards and Shots alike

Character Weaknesses

- Elemental variety limits usefulness in Elemental EX