Yuyuko Saigyouji (Scarlet)

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Ghostly Incident Investigator (Scarlet)


Yang ATK
Yang DEF


Element Type Chart

Sekka (a Touhou LW original) refers to snow that falls like petals. This is an apt temperament for Yuyuko, who has a close affinity with both snow and cherry blossoms. Yuyuko is endowed with Water Phase, the element of spirits, and Moon Essence, as she is more than meets the eye.

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 cooperative and indecisive Moon Essence resists the alluring and arrogant Sun Essence, but it is weak to the diverse and uncooperative Star Essence.

Character Shots

The Spread Shot of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world shrouded in scarlet mist. She attacks with spirit butterflies. There's supposed to be a strong connection between butterflies and the dead, so the Netherworld is surely full of fluttering butterflies. Incidentally, wasn't there a butterfly fairy somewhere?
Death-Inducing Spirit Butterfly
x10 Yang
Death-Inducing Deadly Butterfly
x2 Yang 1
Death-Inducing Dream Butterfly
x2 Yin 1
Death-Inducing Illusion Butterfly
x2 Yang 1
Death-Inducing Phantom Butterfly
x1 Yin 2
Death-Inducing Flower Butterfly
x1 Yin 3
The Focus Shot of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world shrouded in scarlet mist. Supposedly, Yuyuko's ability can instantly snuff out someone's life as long as they don't have any special protection against it. While this sounds incredibly powerful and scary, there don't seem to be any records of her explicitly using it... Yuyuko can seem a little air-headed at times, but she has the good sense not to use this ability carelessly.
Invitation to Higan
x8 Yang
Invitation to the Next World
x1 Yin 1
Invitation to the Spirit World
x1 Yang 2
Invitation to the Netherworld
x1 Yin 2
Invitation to Yomi
x1 Yang 2
Invitation to Tokoyo
x1 Yin 3

Character Spell Cards

Limit Break 1
Limit Break 2
Limit Break 3
A Spell Card of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world shrouded in scarlet mist (a Touhou LW original). She displays the cherry blossoms that bloom in the Netherworld. Presumably, this Spell Card will later become ''Nether Sign: Endless Evening Cherry Blossoms.'' It's said that the cherry blossoms in the Netherworld are actually phantoms. The mist that seeped into the Netherworld from the land of the living was magical, so it probably affected the phantoms somehow. Is Yuyuko aware of this?
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Party's Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns).
Inflicts 3 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to target (3 turns).
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Dispels 1 of own Binds or stat debuffs.
Higan Cherry Blossoms
x17 Yang
Next World Cherry Blossoms
x3 Yang 1
Spirit World Cherry Blossoms
x3 Yang 1
Netherworld Cherry Blossoms
x2 Yin 2
Yomi Cherry Blossoms
x2 Yin 2
Tokoyo Cherry Blossoms
x1 Yin 3
A Spell Card of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world shrouded in scarlet mist (a Touhou LW original). She simulates a resurrection in this attack. Presumably, this Spell Card will later become ''Resurrection Butterfly -80% Reflowering-.'' In most worlds, Yuyuko would have already started an incident of her own to try and lift the seal on the Saigyou Ayakashi. Due to the nature of her wish, it cannot possibly come true, but she doesn't seem to know why.
*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: Poison to target (3 turns).
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Adds 2 layer(s) to party's Barrier.
Recovers 50% of party's HP.
30% Flowering Saigyou Ayakashi
x20 Yang
40% Flowering Saigyou Ayakashi
x4 Yin 1
50% Flowering Saigyou Ayakashi
x4 Yang 2
60% Flowering Saigyou Ayakashi
x4 Yin 2
70% Flowering Saigyou Ayakashi
x3 Yang 2
80% Flowering Saigyou Ayakashi
x3 Yin 3
The Last Word of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world shrouded in scarlet mist (a Touhou LW original). This is the attack that will presumably blossom into her Overdrive. The color of a plant's flowers is determined by the type of temperament absorbed through its roots. The Netherworld's cherry blossoms would have turned red if the scarlet mist was pure scarlet temperament. However, when spring came around, Yuyuko found that the flowers were a fainter pink than usual, even though Yukari said the mist was created by a vampire with ''Scarlet'' in her name. This discrepancy led Yuyuko to question whether this incident was truly proceeding as Yukari planned...
*Pre- and Post- effects assume max level. Effects per level can be viewed here.
Pre-Attack Spell Card Effects
Own Yang ATK 5 level(s) UP (2 turns).
Post-Attack Spell Card Effects
Dispels 1 of own Binds or stat debuffs.
Heals 3 layer(s) of party's Barrier Status. [Additional effect +1 with success rate 50%.]
Incomplete Cherry Blossom Blizzard
x21 Yang
Netherworld Cherry Blossom Blizzard
x6 Yang 1
Deadly Cherry Blossom Blizzard
x5 Yang 1
Early Cherry Blossom Blizzard
x5 Yang 2
Petal-Scattering Cherry Blossom Blizzard
x4 Yang 2
Never in Full Bloom Cherry Blossom Blizzard
x4 Yang 3

Character Ability

Mainly capable of manipulating death
The ability of Yuyuko Saigyouji from the world shrouded in scarlet mist (a Touhou LW original). It is essentially the same as our version of Yuyuko's ability. As of yet, there aren't any reliable records of Yuyuko Saigyouji doing anything of significance around the time of the Scarlet Mist Incident. The following is speculation based on unverified reports, but it is hoped that this will lead to greater discoveries.

This world's Yuyuko speaks as if she had pre-arranged her incident with Yukari. The prolonging of the Scarlet Mist Incident seems to have delayed Yuyuko's plans for her Spring Snow Incident. However, this begs the question of how incidents are actually caused and why they all seem to follow certain rules. And if the Bill for the Naming of Duels really does have this much influence, why is that the case, and how is it enforced? All that is known for sure is that incidents and their resolutions are vital for the continued existence of Gensokyo. It would be interesting to discover how much Yuyuko knows about Yukari Yakumo's involvement with the incidents.

On a separate note, this world's Yuyuko seems to have instilled a sense of terror in Youmu with an incredibly scary story. Youmu has always been easily influenced, and this world's Youmu is no exception. But it's not as if Yuyuko lied, as their Scarlet Devil Mansion is truly a dangerous place. As a result, Yuyuko decided it would be easier for her to investigate the prolonged incident by herself. However, despite her obvious fear, Youmu insisted that she must go to the land of the living to stop the scarlet mist that threatened the Netherworld. Her voice trembled as she promised that if she found any spooks or monsters, she would try to exterminate them... Hearing this, Yuyuko regretted telling Youmu the scary story and resolved to be more careful in the future. Courage is a greater weapon than any sword and a more steadfast defense than any shield.
Immune to Barrier Status: Freeze and Poison. When attacked with Freeze or Poison, recovers 5% of own HP.
When using Boost, party's Yang DEF 1 level UP (1 turn).
When using Graze, party's Yang ATK 1 level UP (1 turn).

Character Skills

CD 4
Own Spirit Power 1.00 UP.
Party's Spirit Power 0.85 UP.
Inflicts 2 layer(s) of Barrier Status: Poison to all targets (2 turns).
Tired of waiting her turn, she began a dance to make the incident end sooner.
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
Spirit Power Up
Value 0.35 0.4 0.45 0.5 0.55 0.6 0.65 0.7 0.75 0.85
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Barrier Poison
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 4
Own Accuracy 3 level(s) UP (3 turns).
Own Yang ATK 3 level(s) UP (3 turns).
When was the last time Yuyuko came to Gensokyo? Ghosts shouldn't visit the land of the living, but she has surely been there before.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Accuracy Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Yang Attack Level Up
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
CD 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
CD 8
Dispels 1 of party's Binds or stat debuffs.
Adds 3 layer(s) to party's Barrier.
Recovers 75% of party's HP.
Yuyuko uses her spirit lantern to gather all the phantoms led astray by the magical mist. Her true objective is to resolve the incident... probably.
Skill Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Dispel Bind or Stat Debuff
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
Adds Layer to Barrier
Value 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3
Rate 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 60 60 0
Add 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
Recovers HP
Value 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 65 65 75
Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Add 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CD 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8

Character Characteristics

Rumors of a Scarlet Haunted House
When attacked, DMG from dwellers of the Scarlet Devil Mansion 40% DOWN. [Success rate 100%.]
Netherworld Ghost
When turn starts, dispels 1 of own Bind or stat debuff. [Success rate 60%.]
Fujimi Cherry Blossoms
When turn starts, recovers 15% of own HP. [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

Yuyuko Saigyouji (Scarlet), was released on September 28st 2023 in Prayer “Spooky Scarlet Spirit Festival”. For more information, be sure to visit the Discord Official Discord Server.

Into the misty night with a spirit lantern as her guiding light and wearing pale pink, Yuyuko Saigyouji, who is a ghost capable of manipulating death is rather curious about why this scarlet mist incident has gotten out of control the way it has. In addition, it could also be slowing things down when it comes to making sure the Saigyouji Ayakashi tree is in full bloom, the crimson sky is truly a thorn in its side. Will Yuyuko be able to end the incident, even if it’s potentially going to lead to a familiar spring snow incident succeeding it? If only Yuyuko could manipulate fate like a certain final boss preceding her…

A6 Yuyuko Saigyouji is a Heal-Class Friend with Bind removal, Barrier Restoration, a little bit of team support, solid offensive power and can inflict and break Poison on enemies.

As a Healer

  • Recovers the team’s HP via Skill 3 and Spell Card 2.
  • A few Absorb bullets are scattered around in her kit, meaning that there are more ways for her to heal up HP.
  • Barrier Anomalies can be healed up on all allies via Last Word Post-ATK.
  • Skill 3 removes a Bind/Stat debuff for the team, while Spell Card 1 and Last Word Post-ATKs are selfish in terms of Bind/Stat Debuff removal.
  • Can really help with Barrier restoration for the team, mainly with Skill 3’s 3 Barriers and Spell Card 2 Post-ATK’s 2 Barriers.
  • Thanks to her Ability, she can heal up her HP by 5% when hit with Freeze or Poison anomalies. Both Shots inflict herself with Freeze via bullet lines.

As an Attacker/Supporter

  • Skill 1 is the main Spirit Power Skill, as 1.00 is given to herself and 0.85 is given to her party.
  • Yang ATK gained for herself via Skill 2 and Last Word Pre-ATK, as well as it being given to the party when Grazing.
  • Accuracy is given to the team with Spell Card 1’s Pre-ATK, while Skill 2 gives herself some more.
  • The team gets Yang DEF buffs when Boosting, and some bullet lines in A6 Yuyuko’s Spell Cards will also maintain them for herself, while also contributing to the Hard Scaling she has.
  • Slight CRIT DEF and Yang DEF debuffs on Spell Cards and Last Word bullet lines.
  • Killers include Scarlet Devil Mansion, Youkai, Devil, Maid, Magician, Vampire and Undead.

As a Barrier Breaker/Utility

  • Has a good chunk of Wood and Earth elemental breaks on her Spell Cards and Last Word. Her Shots have a bit of Wood and Water.
  • Is able to inflict and break Poison anomalies. Skill 1 inflicts 2 layers of it to all targets, and more layers on a selected enemy are inflicted via both Spell Card Pre-ATKs, broken at 2P and 3P respectively, as well as on her Last Word, also at 3P.
  • Also has some slight Burn and Freeze breaking potential in her Last Word at 3P.
  • Passive 1 allows her to take 40% less damage from Scarlet Devil Mansion enemies.

Story Card Recommendations

(Card recommendations last updated on October 02, 2023)

Spell Card

A6 Yuyuko is desperate for those CRIT ATK buffs, so those will be taking priority here, and if Skill 1’s Spirit Power isn’t enough, having more cards to help with that is never a bad idea as well. If you want, you could double down on A6 Yuyuko’s role as a healer, mainly with Barrier restoration if you want, but after CRIT ATK and Spirit Power, the next options could also be to stack up Yang ATK, or to just focus on Spell Card damage via mainly Light, although you could look for Body options or Wood and Earth ones.

CRIT ATK UP: Divine Spirit Tajikarao, New Year’s Shrine Visit VI, Worlds in Hand, Bloody Order, Standing Behind You, Miracle Mallet, Ordinary Magician, 19th Hakurei Shrine Reitaisai

Spirit Power UP: Mountain of Faith, The Witch of Scarlet Dreams, Road of Liminality’s Ennichi, Let the Oil Money Flow, Taking a Breather in Spring, Dancer in the Puddle, Our Dream, Youkai Mountain Anniversary, Midnight Tea

Team Spirit Power UP: Divine Spirit Tajikarao, Myouren Temple Anniversary, Dancers Take the Stage!, Utopia Tea Time

Team Accuracy UP: Ability Cards?, 20th Hakurei Shrine Fall Reitaisai

Yang ATK UP: Nameless Adventurers

Party Barrier UP: Deified Human of the Wind, Little Laplace’s Demon, Moriya Anniversary, Tropico-Fantasia!, Summer Rocket, Boundary of Sleep and Vigil

Light Bullet Power UP: Kaguya’s Moonlit Festival!, Mountain of Faith, Silver Gale, Congress of Sages, Puppeteer and Necromancer

Body Bullet Power UP: Beach Sanshoku Geidontei, Choose an Animal Spirit, Undercover Reporter, Stand-In Shrine Maiden, Eating Contest, Incident Shrine, Kasen’s Senkai

Wood Element Power UP: Kaguya’s Moonlit Festival!, Undercover Reporter, Little Sister and Sweets, How Irrational…

Earth Element Power UP: Idola-Deus, By the Underground Lake

Top Yang ATK Stat Sticks: Myouren Temple Anniversary, Serene Sage, Summer God Fantasy Sea, Two Girl Rock Band, Congress of Sages, Silver Gale, Lunar Capital Stasis Plan, Moriya Anniversary, The Moon and Izayoi, Night Splitting Light, Little Sister and Sweets, Shooting Star Magician, Mountain of Faith, Fleeting Spring Dream

Top Yang DEF Stat Sticks: The Lunar War, Great Suwa War, Kasen’s Senkai, Dancer in the Puddle, A Curious Festival

Yang ATK + Yang DEF Stat Sticks: Silver Gale, Lunar Capital Stasis Plan, Idola-Deus, Hakurei Shrine Anniversary, Allow Me, 20th Hakurei Shrine Reitaisai, Photogenic Girls, Nameless Adventurers, Dancer in the Puddle

Last Word

Considering how great the Kaguya’s Moonlit Festival Story Card is, A6 Yuyuko picked a great time to be released given how well that card fits her due to the 45% Boost in both Wood and Light, making half of the Last Word get a 90% boost in power.

However, you might be interested in other options, and Silver Gale might be helpful for its favorable stat sticks while also having a 45% boost in Light, but strengthening the team’s Yang DEF may make that Hard Scaling a little more impactful. Puppeteer and Necromancer is a classic option, mainly for its 50% Light boost, and Congress of Sages is a bit similar, but comes in with a 40% boost in it and a handy Yang ATK stat. As for the final option, it’s only going to cover half of the lines due to being Earth but it may find some use, which is Idola-Deus. From great Yang stat sticks, to also having that decent Earth boost as well as the tiny Yang ATK buff snuck in may make it useful in a little more specific scenarios.

Character Skill Level Up Recommendations

Spirit Power’s importance cannot be underestimated, and with Skill 1, Incident Sabotage being huge for Spirit Power, that will be going first, plus it comes with additional Poison anomaly inflictions on her enemies. Next up will be the one in the middle, Village Sweets, mainly for that extra Accuracy and Yang ATK. Last up is Spirit Lantern, which is important in its own right for the cooldown duration going from 9 Turns to 8, as well as providing additional Barriers.

Character Strengths

Unbound Barriers of Life

Being a Healer, A6 Yuyuko has some tricks to help keep the team healthy, like with HP, Barriers and Bind/Stat Debuff removal all on Skill 3. Usually, we see a Skill give a team 2 Barriers, but this one takes it that step further with it being 3 Barriers instead of 2, and if you need more, there is Spell Card 2 Post-ATK to fall back on, albeit it’s 2 Barriers this time, but it will still help in its own way.

Deadly Damage Potential

Like a lot of the A6 Friends who we don’t jump to think of when it comes to the Scarlet Mist incident like Alice, Yuuka and Yukari, A6 Yuyuko shares the same Killers as them, being Youkai, Scarlet Devil Mansion, Maid, Magician, Devil, Vampire and Undead. Mainly carried by Youkai, these can do some good against a good amount of enemies, especially with enough setup. A6 Yuyuko is also rather self-sufficient with Accuracy, Yang ATK and possibly Yang DEF in some cases.

Night Sakura of Poison Anomalies

A6 Yuyuko is also able to do her part to help out by inflicting and breaking Poison anomalies on her enemies. Right off the jump, she can inflict a specific enemy with 5 Poison anomalies and break them with her Solo Spell Card 1 at 2P (2 layers on all enemies on Skill 1, 3 layers on Spell Card 1 Pre-ATK). An alternative would be to use her Spell Card 2 if 3P is reachable, as it will be able to break 2-4 Poison anomalies on all enemies, depending on who is targeted individually for Poison anomalies. As an additional bonus, her Last Word is capable of breaking Burn, Poison and Freeze anomalies all at 3P.

Character Weaknesses

CRIT ATK was Nether Found

The one thing stopping A6 Yuyuko from thriving in self-sufficiency is her lack of CRIT ATK, which would be so useful to her given her solid Killer range. That said, that is the only thing she is really missing out on if she is looking out for herself, otherwise, her supportive capabilities are fine at best, with Spirit Power on Skill 1 being rather helpful and may struggle with stacking up the team’s Yang ATK and Yang DEF from Grazing and Boosting, but CRIT ATK is ultimately the main issue here.

Skill 3 Takes a While to Blossom

As useful as Skill 3 is, an 8 Turn cooldown is just not something we can just ignore since in most scenarios, we can probably only see this Skill being used once. You aren’t going to want to use it straight away to really make use of those 3 Barriers given to the team, and it is also the only source of Party Bind/Stat Debuff Removal, so it really is a case of “use it wisely” because 8 turns is a long time. It’s like waiting for the Saigyouji Ayakashi to be in full bloom…