Weapons Manual - Samurai swords

Wakizashi

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Wakizashi

The wakizashi has a two-foot slightly curved blade primarily designed for slashing. It works best when complemented with a katana or tanto in the other hand.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Samurai Blade Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Mantis, Fox, Hawk, Eagle and Rhino.
Weaknesses: This weapon can be caught by swordbreakers and tiger claws.

Katana

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Katana

The katana has a three-foot blade of high quality steel, suitable for both thrusting and slashing. It is typically used either two handed, or with a wakazashi or tanto in the other hand.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Samurai Blade Mastery talent).
Usage: One or two handed, but cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Mantis, Fox, Hawk, Crab and Eagle.
Weaknesses: This weapon can be caught by swordbreakers and tiger claws.

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