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



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


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.


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.
Divider story

Black Fate

Story blackfate
Divider sidestory

Absolute Reason

Story absolutereason

Story cyaegha

Crimson Solace

Story crimsonsolace

Story gloryroad

Ambivalent Vision

Story ambivalentvision

Story corpssansorganes

Scarlet Cage

Story scarletcage

Adverse Prelude

Story adverseprelude


Story meeting

Luminous Sky

Story luminoussky

Vicious Labyrinth

Story viciouslabyrinth

Eternal Core

Story eternalcore
Partner 01 Partner 02 Saya-0 Partner 03 Partner 05 Partner 13

Stats by Level

LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
FRAG 55 55 55 55 56 57 59 61 64 68
STEP 59 59 59 59 60 61 62 65 68 72
OVER 65 65 65 65 66 67 69 71 74 78
LEVEL 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
FRAG 72 76 79 81 82 83 84 84 84 85
STEP 76 80 83 86 87 88 89 89 89 90
OVER 82 86 89 91 92 93 94 94 94 95


Saya is overall above average in terms of raw stats, having a sum of 270 from the baseline 240.

  • Her maximum FRAG stat translate to 1.70x fragment multiplier.
  • Her maximum STEP stat translate to 1.80x step multiplier for world mode.
  • Her maximum OVER stat translate to 1.9x progress multiplier for Beyond Chapter

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.


  • 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 partners non-awakened partners, surpassing Tairitsu (Tempest) by 10 points.


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Starting Partners HikariTairitsu
Story Partners Tairitsu (Axium)Tairitsu (Grievous Lady)Hikari (Zero)Hikari (Fracture)Tairitsu (Tempest)
Side Story Partners KouLetheEtoLunaSayaKanae
Collaboration Partners SapphireHikari & FisicaTairitsu & TrinHikari & SeineTairitsu (Grievous Lady) & Chuni Penguin
Soundtrack Partners Hikari (Fantasia)Tairitsu (Sonata)
Limited-Time Partners StellaIlithShirabeHikari (Summer)Tairitsu (Summer)AyuEto & LunaYumeNono ShibusawaHaruna MishimaRegulus (MDA-21)Pandora Nemesis (MTA-XXX)Chuni PenguinSiaDORO*C
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