Ryu's Blade

Ryu's Blade Wakizashi Pink Calls upon old energy to unleash a swarm of dragon like energy spirits.

Tier: ST
MP Cost: 85
Shots: 4+4 at 165/195 degrees
Max Cast Range: 3 tiles
Shot Range: 9.6 tiles
Damage: 125-250 (187.5)
Total Damage: 1000-2000 (1500)
Effect: Exposed for 3.5 seconds
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Armor Piercing Ignores defense of target
Passes cover Shots pass through obstacles
Wavy Wavy shots
Special: Shots come from both right and left sides
Shots converge on player
Stat Bonuses: +2 ATT
Fame Bonus: 4%
Feed Power: 500
Soulbound: Soulbound

Loot Bag Assigned to Orange Bag
Drops From Old Chest
Obtained From Mystery Box - Akuma Slayer (149 Realm Gold

Part of the Akuma Slayer set.

This wakizashi has an odd firing pattern where it summons two “waves” of shots in the direction it’s being aimed in, which then fly towards the player.

While this waki fires twice as many shots as tiered wakis, its low base damage and the wide spread of the shots make its damage considerably lower than other top-tiered options. However, it is the only ability that can boast being able to pierce through enemies and obstacles and ignore the defense of its targets.

However, one of the main standout points about this waki is that while its cast range is still 3 tiles, the range its shots cover is an extended 9.6. Combined with its wide spread and the fact that the shots come from the direction of casting instead of from the side (letting it see more use in constrained areas), this waki is arguably the safest one in the game. As such, it sees the most use on enemies that either have high defense that renders conventional wakis ineffective, or against foes that are too dangerous to approach.

Note that its projectiles are internally referred to as “Wakizashi Pink” despite not being pink. Its shots select between the following two textures at random.
Wakizashi Pink Wakizashi Pink