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Great Katana weapon skill
Skill Level: 5
Description: Delivers a two-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Sneak Attack: Will stack with Sneak Attack.
Equipment: Aligned with light equipment (Light Gorget & Light Belt).
Aligned with soil equipment (Soil Gorget & Soil Belt).

Properties

Element: None
Modifiers: STR:60%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.00 1.50 2.00

Skillchain Properties

Transfixion-IconTransfixion (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareLight-square Transfixion Invisible-squareEarth-square Scission = Water-squareIce-square Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Light-square Transfixion Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation
Light-square Transfixion Dark-square Compression = Dark-square Compression
Dark-square Compression Light-square Transfixion = Light-square Transfixion
Scission-IconScission (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareLight-square Transfixion Invisible-squareEarth-square Scission = Water-squareIce-square Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Earth-square Scission Fire-square Liquefaction = Fire-square Liquefaction
Earth-square Scission Wind-square Detonation = Wind-square Detonation
Fire-square Liquefaction Earth-square Scission = Earth-square Scission
Wind-square Detonation Earth-square Scission = Earth-square Scission
Earth-square Scission Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation

Translation

All of the Great Katana weaponskills start with 'Tachi:', which directly translated means 'katana', but also refers to the art of wielding a katana. Tachi styled weapons were usually longer and more curved than standard katana and uchi-gatana. They were also more choice of the higher classes in the feudal times (such as the 'bushi'-warrior class where Samurai were counted, and those who would become the ruling classes). In weapon etiquette, tachi were always worn/hung from the obi, with the edge down (holding it upward would leave it considered a normal katana). In the original Japanese, each of the weaponskill's official names start with a numeric (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc). In the English version, they are shortened to just 'Tachi'. This loosely translates it to '# style of the tachi:' or 'weapon/sword form:', which is followed by the 'kata' (form). The forms are named after various styles of martial arts, including karate and sword arts.

The original Japanese for this weaponskill is: 壱太刀・燕飛 (Ichi no Tachi: Enpi)

It translates to: "First Style of the Tachi: 'The Swallow's Flight'".

Enpi comes from Tomari-te (a martial arts style from Okinawa). There are several theories of the name's origin. One of the more commonly accepted theories is that a Sappushi Wang Ji, an official from Xiuning, transmitted the kata while serving on Okinawa. Wang Ji had the habit of throwing and jumping on his adversaries, and because of this combat dynamic, it resembled a swallow in flight.

Levels

  • Great Katana skill level 5 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Samurai A+ 1
Ninja C- 1

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