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Yuugi Hoshiguma

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The Spoken-of Unexplainable Phenomena

Stats

Health
6700
Agility
760
Yang ATK
1320
Yang DEF
850
Yin ATK
1600
Yin DEF
1030

Races

Element Type Chart

Supercell
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Supercell (a Touhou LW original) refers to massive thunderstorms formed from a single storm cell. This could be considered a fitting temperament for Yuugi, as these thunderstorms invoke spine-chilling dread and cause tremendous damage. Yuugi is endowed with Metal Phase, the element of the oni, and Star Essence, as she submits to no rules or regulations that impede her enjoyment.

The cold and silent Metal Phase resists Earth Phase, because earth bears metal, but it is weak to Fire Phase, because fire refines metal.

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_strong
Fire
water_neutral
Water
wood_neutral
Wood
metal_neutral
Metal
earth_weak
Earth
star_neutral
Star

Character Shots

Yuugi Hoshiguma's Spread Shot (a Touhou LW original). She calls forth tenka to attack her opponent. Tenka are a type of onibi, or will-o'-wisp, that make noise when flying across the sky. They are also said to be a type of vengeful spirit.
Solo
Mysterious Fire
x4 Yin
Solo
Hitodama - Human Souls
x1 Yang 1
Solo
Ubagabi - Old Woman Fire
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Ancient Battlefield Fire
x1 Yang 2
Solo
Ryutou - Dragon Lights
x1 Yang 3
Solo
Nojukubi - Field Fire
x1 Yin 3
Yuugi Hoshiguma's Focus Shot (a Touhou LW original). She focuses her qi into the horn on her forehead to call down lightning on her opponents. In the eight trigrams, lightning corresponds to the northeast cardinal direction, which is also known as the kimon, or oni gate, as it is said to be the direction from which oni come to and from. This is why the Shinto god of lightning, Raijin, is depicted similarly in appearance to an oni―A mix between a bull and a tiger.
All
Hoshiguma Horn
x4 Yin
All
Lightning Fire
x1 Yin 1
All
Kamowakeikazuchi
x1 Yin 1
All
Oomononushi
x1 Yang 2
All
Dianmu
x1 Yang 2
All
Tenjin
x1 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
Yuugi Hoshiguma's Spell Card. In this attack, she unleashes unfathomable power to demolish her opponents along with the ground upon which they stand. Anomalies, strength, disorder, and spirits are unexplainable phenomena not bound by logic that the Chinese philosopher Confucius avoided talking about. However, Yuugi is the ''Spoken-of'' Unexplainable Phenomena, so perhaps there is something to her power that demands discussion even though it is not fully understood.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
All
Spoken-of Unexplainable Phenomena
x9 Yin
All
Anomaly Bullet
x2 Yang 1
All
Strength Bullet
x2 Yin 1
All
Disorder Bullet
x2 Yang 2
All
Spirit Bullet
x2 Yin 2
All
Unspoken Bullet
x2 Yang 3
Yuugi Hoshiguma's Spell Card. With each step forward, she creates walls of bullets to trap and bring down her opponent. If Yuugi ever brought her full power to bear, this attack would most definitely be a certain knockout. However, according to the records of a certain magician, even though this Spell Card is a massive display of strength, Yuugi is laid-back enough to play around with it.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own CRIT Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
First Step
x10 Yin
Solo
Unbalance
x3 Yin 1
Solo
Second Step
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Strike
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Third Step
x3 Yin 3
Solo
Guard
x3 Yin 3
Yuugi Hoshiguma's Last Word (a Touhou LW original). In this attack, she breaks the shackles of her self-imposed limits and displays a glimpse of her true power. Though in saying that, she is particular in only displaying her power in feats of strength. In the west, there are apparently tales of enormous demons bound with chains in the depths of Hell.
*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 (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own CRIT ATK 3 level(s) UP (1 turn). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
None
Solo
Shackle Shatter
x20 Yin
Solo
Ice Avalanche Strike
x3 Yang 1
Solo
Ice Collapse Strike
x3 Yang 1
Solo
Ice Crush Strike
x2 Yang 2
Solo
Shackle Shatter
x2 Yin 3
Solo
Shackle Disintegration
x1 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of wielding unexplainable phenomena
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Yuugi Hoshiguma's ability lets her use phenomena that are said to be so incomprehensible that it should not even be possible to discuss them. These unexplainable phenomena that those who value reason and logic hesitate to talk about are as follows: Anomalies: Mysterious and unnatural occurrences. Strength: Courage and inexplicable feats of raw might. Disorder: Immoral antisocial behavior and rebellion. Spirits: Beings like gods and demons that cannot be seen and surpass human understanding. However, Yuugi is an oni, and that which is unexplainable is the domain of oni and youkai. Furthermore, the fact that Yuugi is the "Spoken of" Unexplainable Phenomena means that such phenomena become rumors and are talked about in the Human Village, which is quite handy since the continued existence of youkai is dependant on humans fearing them. Yuugi is a prime example of a youkai who has adapted to the current Gensokyo, as her day-to-day consists of pacifying vengeful spirits, taking it easy in Former Hell, and letting off steam by testing her strength whenever she pleases.
DMG to resisted elements 25% UP.
When using Graze, own CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Recovers 30% of own HP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Charge to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Yuugi's treasured sake dish. There is no one in Gensokyo who wouldn't want to use it...
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Recovers HP
Value 15 16 17 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Kabukimono Lvl 10
CD 5
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Kabukimono were flamboyantly-dressed ronin of the late 16th century. Yuugi may seem unruly, but she is responsible for maintaining order in the Former Capital.
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
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
CD 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Own Yang ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's CRIT Accuracy 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
It is Yuugi's job to pacify the vengeful spirits in the Underworld. Perhaps she is paid by the mistress of the Palace of the Earth Spirits.
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
Critical 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 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Character Characteristics

Calm and Collected
After being attacked, own CRIT Accuracy 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 35%.]
Vajrapani Strength
After being attacked, own CRIT ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 50%.]
Yuugi the Strong
After being attacked, own Yin ATK 1 level UP (3 turns). [Success rate 75%.]

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

Yuugi Hoshiguma was released on November 26th, 2021 in Festival: Bosses of Strength and Subtlety.

The Spoken-of Unexplainable Phenomena, Yuugi Hoshiguma is everything you would expect of when you think ‘oni.’ She loves to fight, loves to drink, loves to party, and loves the brave and the strong. Whilst she spends most of her days in the underground with her fellow oni, from time to time she’ll venture up to the surface looking for a good fight. With sake dish in hand, she’s here to brawl with your foes as an A-Tier Friend.

For farming, Yuugi is decent, thanks to her Solo targeting Last Word Miss Unchained’s 2-1-2 layout and a solid Youkai & Human Killer, combined with a solid amount of Yin and Yang ATK UP. However, it has some major failings - Yuugi’s kit entirely lacks native Accuracy, and the mixed elements upon it leave Yuugi facing resistances more often than usual. To an extent, her character ability can mitigate this, but her somewhat middle-of-the-road damage can only go so far. Auto Replay at least helps out somewhat in this regard, giving her access to her tremendously powerful fifth and sixth bullets in farming situation, though she will have accuracy woes at that point unless you’re willing to spend three turns. 

In harder fights, Yuugi’s role is rather much the same - she punches one person with Miss Unchained really hard, especially if they’re a Youkai or Human. She has a major benefit compared to other CRIT attackers in that she brings 2 Levels of CRIT ATK & Accuracy UP for 2 turns to her whole party with her skills - generally though this is better on Killer attackers, who tend to lack CRIT ATK and thus massively benefit from it. In this regard, you can almost consider her a better Hieda no Akyuu.  Otherwise, her Breaks are solid, but nothing too special - One-Horned Lightning gives 0P access to All targeting Star on a Basic Shot, Oni Sign: Anomalies, Strength, Disorder, and Spirits grants 2 All targeting Star and Earth Breaks at 3 Spirit Power, Big Four Arcanum: Knock Out In Three Steps provides 2 Solo targeting Metal and Earth Breaks for 2 Spirit Power, and Miss Unchained if you choose to use it for breaks give 3 Solo targeting Metal and Star Breaks for 3 Spirit Power. As mixed Solo targeting attacks can rarely hit more than one weakness, this effectively means two of her spell cards will only have one element most of the time for the sake of Breaking and thus half the listed total number of breaks, albeit with flexibility in who they can target. 

Yuugi also has some notable downsides. Her access to self buffs are somewhat lacking, but that’s not a huge issue when her damage output in two turns is sufficient to take down most targets (if somewhat annoyingly prone to whiffing due to her inability to ensure perfect accuracy on Miss Unchained without being given three turns or external accuracy support). She also somewhat lags behind the competition, as it’s very difficult to practically scale her due to a mixed Last Word. 

Overall, Yuugi’s a solid enough Friend, if nothing exciting. Point her at an enemy, have her punch them, and give your Killer friends some Crit ATK support. Just turn down her offers to go drinking afterwards - it won’t end well for you or your liver. 

Story Card Recommendations

Spell Card

Yuugi unfortunately wants too much from her Story Cards, due to her reliance on Power, Accuracy, and having a mixed damage Last Word, so you'll have to compromise. For Tower, look to Spirit Power UP, as it gives her the most bang for her buck turn wise - you can also give her Accuracy UP, if a teammate cannot, as well as CRIT or YIN ATK UP to further boost her damage. For Arena, look to Spirit Power UP and CRIT ATK UP, to best take advantage of her front-loaded Spell Cards. Lastly, if you need stat sticks, look to Yin and Yang ATK, favoring Yin if you can’t get both.

Last Word

As Yuugi has no native Accuracy, she pretty much defaults to a Story Card that can provide it, with more being better - as such, a MLB Valued Tools of the Trade is her cheapest option. If you can provide her Accuracy support, be it by the Story Cards on her Spell Cards or her teammates, you can opt for a Body DMG UP card such as Eating Contest for maximum damage.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

As Kabukimono gives both herself and Killer friends the highest degree of bonus damage possible, prioritize maxing it out first. Afterwards, Vengeful Spirit Quelling should be raised, and lastly Hoshiguma Dish is rather lackluster and can be saved for when you’re out of other skill targets to raise (or Yuugi gets a Fantasy Rebirth).

Character Strengths

+High damage on a single target with setup time
+P0 Star on a Basic Shot
+CRIT ATK UP support

Character Weaknesses

-Lackluster farmer, even with December 10 update
-Requires setup time, which isn't ideal for Solo targeting attackers
-Can't hit the damage levels that better Solo targeting attackers can