Saya is a Partner in Arcaea that is part of the Absolute Reason pack. She is available through Dormant Echoes.

Character

Name

Saya is derived from Kanji: 沙 (sa) "sand" and 耶 (ya), a kanji meaning "question mark" used exclusively in names. [1]

Appearance

She has shoulder-length, aquamarine-colored hair. Her right eye is covered with a white blossom.

Her dress is white and sleeveless and cuts down to the thighs. She wears a black cape with aquamarine-colored motif lining that goes from around her breasts down to the rest of her body. The vest has an inner, transparent black cloth with a patterned cut. She wears white gloves on her hands.

On her left leg she wears a maroonish high-heeled shoe with straps that taper up her lower leg. These straps hold a single blossom on the front of her leg. On the other leg she wears a black high-heeled shoe paired with a single black stocking that has a band of aquamarine around its rim. On the throat line of this shoe, there is also a blossom.

She is constantly surrounded by blossoms and some can be seen used as ornaments.

Variants

Saya has one alternate version: Saya (Etude).

Personality

Saya is a very inquisitive person and is content to find out how and why everything works in the first place. She is depicted throughout the story as the person who tries to find reason for everything that has happened, even down to breaking the rules to find out what the rules are. She carries questions that she keeps finding just by going around, and will keep traversing throughout the world of Arcaea to find answers.

Official Lore

The following section of this article contains spoilers. Proceed with caution if you have not read the Story yet.
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Hikari

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Tairitsu

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Saya

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Kou

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Lethe

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Lagrange

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Shirabe

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Alice & Tenniel

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Stats by Level

Hover your cursor over a stat to see its corresponding multiplier.

LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
FRAG
55
1.11×
55
1.11×
55
1.11×
55
1.12×
56
1.13×
57
1.15×
59
1.18×
61
1.23×
64
1.29×
68
1.36×
STEP
59
1.18×
59
1.18×
59
1.18×
59
1.19×
60
1.20×
61
1.23×
62
1.26×
65
1.30×
68
1.37×
72
1.44×
OVER
65
1.31×
65
1.31×
65
1.31×
65
1.32×
66
1.33×
67
1.35×
69
1.38×
71
1.43×
74
1.49×
78
1.56×
LEVEL 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
FRAG
72
1.45×
76
1.52×
79
1.58×
81
1.63×
82
1.66×
83
1.68×
84
1.69×
84
1.70×
84
1.70×
85
1.70×
STEP
76
1.54×
80
1.61×
83
1.68×
86
1.72×
87
1.75×
88
1.78×
89
1.79×
89
1.80×
89
1.80×
90
1.80×
OVER
82
1.65×
86
1.72×
89
1.78×
91
1.83×
92
1.86×
93
1.88×
94
1.89×
94
1.90×
94
1.90×
95
1.90×

Notes

Saya is overall above average in terms of raw stats, having a sum of 270 from the baseline 240. This makes her one of the most well-rounded and versatile partners to use. However, due to the lack of any specialization, the actual use case for her is unfortunately minimal:

If the player has none of these characters yet, Saya is a great choice — however she is quickly substituted for any of the mentioned partners above once the player obtains and levels them.

With Saya's skill:

  • Recollection Rate change for PURE is multiplied by 2.
  • Recollection Rate change for FAR is multiplied by 0.
  • Recollection Rate change for LOST is multiplied by 3.

This skill, while a Balance skill, is more accurately described as a "slightly harder" normal recollection rate due to the rate not increasing for FAR notes, which results in a more punishing LOST note penalty.

Trivia

  • Alexandrite, which features Saya in its artwork, was released in v1.7.6 before she was officially introduced as a partner in v2.0.0.
  • With the stat sum of 270, Saya has the highest stat sum of all non-awakened partners, surpassing Tairitsu (Tempest) by 10 points.

Artwork

References

Partners
Base Partners HikariTairitsu
Story Partners Tairitsu (Axium)Tairitsu (Grievous Lady)Hikari (Zero)Hikari (Fracture)Tairitsu (Tempest)
Side Story Partners KouLetheEtoLunaSayaKanaeAlice & Tenniel

Lagrange

Collaboration Partners SapphireHikari & FisicaTairitsu & TrinHikari & SeineTairitsu (Grievous Lady) & Chuni PenguinLuna & Mia
Soundtrack Partners Hikari (Fantasia)Tairitsu (Sonata)Saya (Etude)
Limited-Time Partners StellaIlithShirabeHikari (Summer)Tairitsu (Summer)AyuEto & LunaYumeNono ShibusawaHaruna MishimaRegulus (MDA-21)Pandora Nemesis (MTA-XXX)Chuni PenguinDORO*CBrillante (E/S Primera)Ilith (Summer)SiaSeele HazeAreusIsabelle YagrushMir
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