Wakizashi of Eastern Winds

Wakizashi of Eastern Winds Wakizashi Wind A wakizashi used by a powerful swordsman in ancient times. It seems to dance through the air as you swing it.

Tier UT
MP Cost 80
On Equip +5 SPD, +3 DEX
Effect(s) Inflicts Grey Down Arrow Exposed for 4.5 seconds
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Passes cover Shots pass through obstacles
Shots 5 (at -90°)
Damage 260–490 (average: 375)
Total Damage 1800–2450 (average: 1875)
Projectile Speed 14 tile(s)/second
Lifetime 0.4 second(s)
Range 5.6 tiles
Amplitude 0.42 tile(s)
Max Cast Range 4.6 tiles
XP Bonus 6%
Feed Power 800
Forging Cost 90 Rare Material / 120 Common Material / 720 Forgefire / 1 Mark of the Megamoth
Dismantling Value 30 Rare Material / 40 Common Material

Blueprint Paramount Blueprint
Obtained Through Unlocked by default

The Wakizashi of Eastern Winds is an interesting wakizashi that greatly serves samurai looking to build around inflicting the Exposed debuff for as long and as much as possible.

This wakizashi applies Exposed for 0.5 seconds longer than the Virtuous Wakizashi, making it an excellent supportive tool for debuffing a strong foe. Additionally, the wavy shot pattern increases the likelihood that a shot will connect and apply the debuff. Furthermore, it provides an ample increase to SPD and DEX which allows the samurai to be more agile and evade shots with greater ease.

However, this wakizashi is not optimal for inflicting reliable amounts of damage. This waki has one extra shot and a wider damage range than a tiered wakizashi, thus making it inferior unless you are able to land every single shot, a difficult feat because of its wavy pattern. Notably, however, all 5 of the shots from this ability share a common origin point related to your cursor when cast, so by putting an enemy in the exact spot where all of the shots begin, you can succeed in dealing full damage to a target. This is largely unneccessary though, as Royal Wakizashi and Wakizashi of Crossing Fires are both easier to aim and do not require you to aim your weapon shots away from your target to achieve largely the same result.

This wakizashi does have a slightly higher maximum range compared to a tiered wakizashi, which can allow a samurai to hang back just a little bit farther. Shots also come from the right instead of the left, requiring users of this ability to account for the difference in projectile angle to land hits.

Before Patch X.34.0.0 (May 2020), this item had the following sprites:
Wakizashi of Eastern Winds (old) Wakizashi Wind (old)

Before Exalt Version (June 2022), this item was soulbound.