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Yuyuko Saigyouji (Cherry Blossom)

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Ghost Girl in the Netherworld Tower (Cherry Blossom)

Stats

Health
5250
Agility
850
Yang ATK
1300
Yang DEF
900
Yin ATK
1800
Yin DEF
1000

Races

Element Type Chart

Ooyuki
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Ooyuki (a Touhou LW original) refers to heavy snowfall. This is an apt temperament for Yuyuko, who adjusted her own temperament to gather spring. Yuyuko is endowed with Water Phase, the element of winter and death, and Wood Phase, the element of spring and resurrection. She ignores the three celestial Phases because the calendar has been distorted.

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 strong and kind Wood Phase resists Water Phase, because water nourishes wood, but it is weak to Metal Phase, because metal carves wood.

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

The Spread Shot of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world with a never-ending winter (a Touhou LW original). Phantom butterflies invite her opponents. All who live are destined to die, but no one can know death while they yet live. Death is always a fantasy, a dream of the living.
All
Phantom Butterfly Invitation
x10 Yin
All
Soul Butterfly Invitation
x2 Yin 1
All
Spirit Butterfly Invitation
x2 Yin 2
All
Phantasm Butterfly Invitation
x1 Yang 2
All
Forgotten Butterfly Invitation
x1 Yin 3
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Ghost Butterfly Invitation
x1 Yin 3
The Focus Shot of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world with a never-ending winter (a Touhou LW original). Cherry blossom spirits lead her opponents. Things decorated with flowers are considered to be beautiful because flowers only last for a short time. It is the nature of humans to long for things that are eternal while lauding the beauty of transient things. They are awfully selfish, arrogant, and weak creatures.
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Spirit Cherry Blossom Path
x6 Yin
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Phantom Cherry Blossom Path
x1 Yin 1
All
Kon Cherry Blossom Path
x1 Yin 2
All
Phantasm Cherry Blossom Path
x1 Yang 2
All
Haku Cherry Blossom Path
x1 Yang 2
All
Divine Cherry Blossom Path
x1 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Available
Available
Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world with a never-ending winter. She unleashes a phantasmal attack of dancing cherry blossoms and phantom butterflies. The lives of plants and bugs are inextricably linked, and bugs are as fleeting as flowers. The ultimate example of this is the butterfly. This is why so many cultures see their bewitching and alluring nature as spiritual. The life cycle of a butterfly coincides with the changing of the seasons throughout the year―it is orderly and delicate, and some may even call it magical.
*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%.]
Party's Evasion 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Adds 2 layer(s) to party's Barrier. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Phantom Butterfly Fantasy
x20 Yin
All
Phantom Butterfly Dream
x4 Yang 1
All
Death Butterfly Fantasy
x3 Yin 1
All
Death Butterfly Dream
x3 Yang 2
All
Phantasm Butterfly Fantasy
x2 Yin 2
All
Phantasm Butterfly Dream
x1 Yang 3
A Spell Card of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world with a never-ending winter. She attacks with cherry blossom petals that look as if they have been dyed ink-black. Apparently, small cherry blossom flowers with white petals can look as if they are tinted black when in full bloom. Perhaps the ancient poet had this scene in mind as he recited the poem that laments his friend's death. Is it even possible for the hearts of flowers to answer the plea of a poem?
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's CRIT ATK 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Spirit Power 0.75 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Solo
Ink-Black Cherry Blossoms
x20 Yin
Solo
Blooming White Cherry Blossoms
x4 Yin 1
Solo
Poetic Cherry Blossoms
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Friend-Lamenting Poem
x3 Yin 2
Solo
Spirit Cherry Blossom Dance
x3 Yin 3
Solo
Fukakusa Cherry Blossom Song
x2 Yin 3
The Last Word of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world with a never-ending winter (a Touhou LW original). This attack is a manifestation of Yuyuko's earnest wish. Even if you could gather all the spring in Gensokyo, there just isn't quite enough to make the Saigyou Ayakashi bloom. No, perhaps there is just barely enough.

Yuyuko said she needed just a little bit more spring before she battled with the humans. That is what happened in the correct timeline. The reason why she cannot bring the sleeper beneath the Saigyou Ayakashi back to life is hidden within her forgotten memories. Ghosts are beings of death and thus have the same temperament as winter, whereas cherry blossoms are flowers and have the same temperament as spring. There is an impassable barrier between them.
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Yin ATK 2 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yin DEF 2 level(s) UP (3 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Spirit Power 1.00 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
All
Ghost of Winter
x20 Yin
All
Phantom of Winter
x4 Yin 1
All
Lingering Soul of Winter
x4 Yin 2
All
Rebirth of Spring
x4 Yin 2
All
Life of Spring
x3 Yin 2
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Cherry Blossoms of Spring
x3 Yin 3

Character Ability

Capable of mainly manipulating death
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The ability of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world with a never-ending winter (a Touhou LW original). There is no observable difference between this Yuyuko's ability and the abilities of the Yuyukos from other worlds. The circumstances that led to her becoming a ghost tasked with managing the Netherworld and the nature of her current position also seem to be identical.

Yuyuko Saigyouji is the culprit and mastermind behind the Spring Snow Incident―the incident where Gensokyo's winter wouldn't end. This incident seems to be a necessary event in history that occurs in almost every world. As long as the world is not exceptionally divergent, Yuyuko will always cause this incident. That is her fate.

The Spring Snow Incident is supposed to be an unusual incident because there are meant to be two conditions that could conclude it. Either Gensokyo regains its spring and Yuyuko's ambition is thwarted, or Yuyuko gathers enough spring and fulfills her dream to make the Saigyou Ayakashi bloom and awaken the being who sleeps beneath it. However, the incident is still ongoing in this Yuyuko's world, so neither of these conditions could have been met. Gensokyo hasn't regained its spring, Yuyuko hasn't gathered enough spring, and the incident continues.

How could this situation possibly be sustained for any length of time?

The answer appears to lie in how this Yuyuko Saigyouji says she needs just a little more spring, but the Saigyou Ayakashi will not bloom no matter how much spring she gathers. This is like an object trying to approach the speed of light. Or the paradox with Achilles and the tortoise. So close, yet eternally distant. However, the question remains whether or not this situation could arise solely through the intent of the ghost, Yuyuko Saigyouji.
When using Boost, party's Yin DEF 1 level UP (1 turn).
When using Graze, party's Yin ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).
DMG from resisted elements 30% DOWN.

Character Skills

CD 3
Party's Yang DEF 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yin DEF 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Own Spirit Power 0.75 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Yuyuko is gathering spring to make the Saigyou Ayakashi bloom.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yang Defense Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 40 80 80 0 20 60 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 40 80 80 0 20 60 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.4 0.45 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.75
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 4 4 4 4 3 3
CD 4
Party's Spirit Power 0.85 UP. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Grants Quick to self. [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
Yuyuko is obsessed with making the Saigyou Ayakashi bloom. Who is the person who lies beneath the cherry blossom tree? And how did they seal the Saigyou Ayakashi?
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 0.7 0.75 0.8 0.8 0.85
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quick
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 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4
CD 3
Party's Yin ATK 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Yin DEF 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Party's Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (2 turns). [Additional effect +0 with success rate 0%.]
Info
The workings of the soul are linked to the blooming of flowers. This is obvious if you ever read the tale of Hanasaka Jiisan, where an old man makes withered cherry trees blossom by scattering the ashes of his beloved dog.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yin Attack Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 50 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Yin Defense Level UP
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 50 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Accuracy Level Up
Value 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 10 20 30 50 50 60 80 80 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
CD 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3

Character Characteristics

Netherworld Manager
When attacked, DMG from soul-like presences 35% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Ghost Princess
When attacked, Yin DMG from enemy 100% DOWN. [Success rate 35%.]
Daughter of Fujimi
When turn starts, recovers 35% of own HP. [Success rate 60%.]

Character Change Effect

Guard Link
When switching places with a rear-guard unit, other unit's Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF & CRIT Evasion UP (3 turns).
When switching places with a front-guard unit, inherits part of other unit's Yang DEF, Yin DEF, CRIT DEF & CRIT Evasion 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

Yuyuko Saigyouji (Cherry Blossom) was released on October 20, 2022 in Prayer “Perfect Ghost of Spring Festival”.

There is a world in which the beloved Yuyuko Saigyouji appears closer than ever to achieving her ultimate goal: To collect all of Gensokyo’s Spring and undo the seal upon the Saigyou Ayakashi beneath which the Daughter of Fujimi sleeps eternal. Beneath the calm beauty of falling pink petals lies a deadly Friend who will stop at nothing to ensure that her wish comes true.

The Yuyuko of the A7 World manifests her desires clearly through her Killers, all of which seemingly target any who would have opposed her during the Spring Snow Incident. Those Killers include the Human, Shrine Maiden, Magician, Maid, and Incident Resolver tags; a triple whammy for Reimu, Marisa and Sakuya. Yuyuko’s reach also extends to the forces of nature and resting spirits surrounding Spring itself, with Spring, Fairy, Soul Killers cutting down a variety of pesky opponents.

Yuyuko’s damage is equally divided between both Water and Wood Elements, with all three of her Spell Cards feature 3 lines each. While her first two Spell Cards are mostly Wood heavy in the front lines, her Last Word flips this on its head by moving Water lines to the front. This is of little consequence, however, due to the fact that players can access 5 of her 6 lines with a 2P Boost; easy enough to achieve with Yuyuko’s true value as a Support type Friend.

Yuyuko provides an incredibly valuable range of buffs to her team. Her second Skill, second Spell Card and her Last Word all contribute Spirit P to her entire team, while her first Skill provides herself a small boost; combined to give her just enough to allow her to fire off a 2P boost on Turn 1. Meanwhile, her skills and Spell Cards all contribute some measure of Yin ATK, Yin DEF (useful for Hard scaling), Yang DEF, Crit ATK and Accuracy to herself and her allies, raising their offensive capabilities. This can be further augmented by her Boosting and Grazing, which increase the party’s Yin DEF and Yin ATK by 1 per level respectively. Players will enjoy stacking these buffs even in long fights, with low cooldowns on all her skills allowing for quick reapplication.

The Princess of the Netherworld also comes with some bulk, protecting her teammates and herself from harm. Asides from raising Yin DEF, Yuyuko also increases team Evasion with her first Spell Card, while also recovering the Barriers of her team mates. Her Ability allows her to take more hits, with Yuyuko taking 30% less damage from Elements she resists. In need of some recovery? Her Spread Shot will heal 30% of her HP when boosted to 2P on her fifth bullet line.

Finally, Yuyuko has the ever useful anomaly set and break utility in her kit. Her second Skill Card will deliver up to three barriers worth of Freeze to a single enemy, while her first Spell Card lays down a single barrier worth of Freeze to the entire enemy party. These anomalies can be simultaneously broken with her first Spell Card at 2P, or on her Spread Shot at 2P.

In summary, Yuyuko is a great support Friend who fills her team with energy while enabling Yin teams to do their best against tier enemies. Should they happen to have a vested interest against taking back spring for Gensokyo, she will work doubly hard to purge them from existence.

Story Card Recommendations

(Card recommendations last updated on October 20, 2022)

Spell Card

The Witch of Scarlet Dreams will give Yuyuko the boost she needs to constantly be firing on full cylinders, especially when looking to maximize her Freeze Anomalies. Youkai Mountain Anniversary is a great alternative to The Witch of Scarlet Dreams, providing both Spirit P up while also augmenting her second Spell Card damage by 25% and providing some Yin DEF stats for her hard scaling bullets.

Last Word

Unknown Barrier team reigns supreme, giving her both 2 levels of Yin ATK while boosting all Energy lines on her Last Word by 50%. When focusing on a single enemy however, you may prefer Anniversary at the SDM for a 3 level Yin DEF debuff on a single target while boosting her Laser output by 25%.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Prioritize her third skill, Wild Blooming Song in order to bring consistency into the game with team Accuracy up. Her second skill, Flower-Viewing Rite can come next, providing her allies some Spirit P to help furnish their shots with some extra firepower while setting Quick on herself; great for firing off a Spell Card to further boost their abilities (her second Spell Card or Last Word are booth good contenders for this gimmick). Her first skill, Full Bloom Dance can come last, providing her allies both Yin and Yang DEF as well as some Spirit P to herself.

Character Strengths

+ Provides Accuracy and Spirit P support

+ Powerful Yin support

+ Low cooldowns on skills

Character Weaknesses

- Low Hard scaling

- Division of bullet types and elements on Last Word makes it difficult to optimize