Hime (lit. meaning 'Princess') cards are the base of Shikihime Garden.
So far 6 types (Attributes) of Hime cards are in the game and are divided by the weapon they use:
- Sword (刀)
- Spear (槍)
- Axe (斧)
- Bow (弓)
- Magic (術)
- Recovery (回) (Healing Magic.
but some actually use a melee weapon to attack lol, their type doesn't change though.They now have a beam-like attack animation, probably reference to Orihime's J.S.L.)
There are currently no Sprite Hime, only monsters.
Each Hime type is divided into many tiers of power based on card rarity:
The rarity determines Hime Card power, the maximum amount of Elemental brush or Medicine boost, and the amount of Experience needed to level up the hime card. It also determines how many Magatama the hime can hold.
Each Hime Card is differentiated by its Type and Tier(aka Rarity). Every Tier consists of 6 Types.
Below is a table of Hime Types by Hime Tiers(it's a VERY BIG list.. so bear with it...):
(C) means Chibi Hime
(Sp) means Special Edition Hime
(*) means unreleased in ENG Server
(**) means unreleased in JP Server
Aside from the permanently available Hime cards, from time to time there are ways to get temporarily available Special Edition. These Hime cards look different and may have slightly lower or higher stats(or a completely different build, eg. Komainu and Sp Komainu) than their regular counterparts. They usually start with a level cap of 15.Example:
Story Hime, aka Chibi Hime, are smaller(and cuter :3) versions of the normal ones. They first appeared in Story Mode, and was released as Limited Edition Cards(aka only obtainable in events).
Current tiers released for Chibi Hime are: Basic, Variant Basic, Elite, Rare, Variant Elite, Superior, Extremely Rare, Variant Superior, and Superior Extremely Rare.
Their Stats varies as like Special Edition Hime, but they are unable to Rank-Up(aka +1/+2). They are, however, able to Tier-Up(as in unite to the next tier, Komainu>Shisar>Nekomata and so on, up to Variant Elite only).
Note: They do NOT count as Special Hime.