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    which is the best katana?

    Post by badhealthcare on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:06 pm

    I have a quick question for anybody who cares to answer. Is there a katana
    that the community agrees is the best one out of the four?

    (someone is making a pyro build that uses a katana for melee, and they are
    kind of new to the game. I dont know which to tell them is the best one so
    I can help build their character)
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by WyrmHero on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:10 pm

    Chaos Blade


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by badhealthcare on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:12 pm

    Even in matters of move pool?
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by The Letter X on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:22 pm

    Don't even ask why. Just read my sig and use it.

    It's reach an d damage are better than the others, only the washing pole has more range. Its health drain also works nicely with RTSR. Its moveset is lacking, but I think its other qualities more than make up for it.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by LunarFog on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:29 pm

    Eh. Most people like chaos blade. It outdamages the uchigatana and the masramoewk katana, and has longer range. It also has the quickest bleed build up. The only downside is that it eats off 20 health every time you hit someone

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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:01 am

    The Iaito is the best katana because all the katanas are good weapons and it has the sexiest moveset.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by WyrmHero on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:04 am

    The Iaito is my all time favorite, but the Chaos Blade is the best blade.....


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Marino. on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:11 am

    Definately Laito because Moveset > Damage

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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Animaaal on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:33 am

    You'll get insane phantom damage from the washing pole, might not suit your dex build unless you wanna go elemental instead. You dont necessarily need dex if you're only going to use combustion pyros.
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Kyōkai on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:35 am

    Iaito for dem R2s, 5 units of weight, and second highest bleed build up of all the katanas.
    Chaos Blade for highest AR, highest bleed, range, and useless R2s.

    Or you can just dual wield them. Win-win for everybody.

    Washing Pole for insane range.
    Uchigatana for... well, maybe when you prefer the Washing Pole over the other two katanas not for its range, but its moveset while not being able to equip the the washing pole without breaking an equip burden breakpoint.

    Marino. wrote:Definately Laito because Moveset > Damage

    This has been on my mind for quite some time now, but why do some people refer to it as the Laito?


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:54 am

    No clue, I remember using the joke that it was a katana and not the protagonist from Death Note. The proper is Iaito, a sword designed to be drawn from the sheath as an attack.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Hue on Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:37 am

    Ghadis_God wrote:No clue, I remember using the joke that it was a katana and not the protagonist from Death Note. The proper is Iaito, a sword designed to be drawn from the sheath as an attack.

    And the martial art described by that sword (Iaijutsu) really exists
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by jankenneth_10 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:17 am

    Some people think that the capital "i" is a small letter "L," being that it is a pronoun, they capitalize the first letter, thus "Laito" when it is actually "Iaito", reference to Iaijutsu.

    Also note, in Dissidia Final Fantasy, a special quality of some weapons is called the "Iai Strike +1%" meaning that every hit you make there is a one percent chance to "break" you opponent's bravery.

    Also another note, Iaijutsu is the art of drawing the katana from its sheath and killing the opponent in one go (you may have seen this performed when badass sword wielding guys in an anime kill their enemy in one swipe), or so how I understand it.

    Just my 2 cents of course.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Animaaal on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:31 am

    jankenneth_10 wrote:Some people think that the capital "i" is a small letter "L," being that it is a pronoun, they capitalize the first letter, thus "Laito" when it is actually "Iaito", reference to Iaijutsu.

    Also note, in Dissidia Final Fantasy, a special quality of some weapons is called the "Iai Strike +1%" meaning that every hit you make there is a one percent chance to "break" you opponent's bravery.

    Also another note, Iaijutsu is the art of drawing the katana from its sheath and killing the opponent in one go (you may have seen this performed when badass sword wielding guys in an anime kill their enemy in one swipe), or so how I understand it.

    Just my 2 cents of course.

    Awesome...just.....just awesome. Thanks man. That explains the r2.
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Kyōkai on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:00 am

    jankenneth_10 wrote:Some people think that the capital "i" is a small letter "L," being that it is a pronoun, they capitalize the first letter, thus "Laito" when it is actually "Iaito", reference to Iaijutsu.

    Also note, in Dissidia Final Fantasy, a special quality of some weapons is called the "Iai Strike +1%" meaning that every hit you make there is a one percent chance to "break" you opponent's bravery.

    Also another note, Iaijutsu is the art of drawing the katana from its sheath and killing the opponent in one go (you may have seen this performed when badass sword wielding guys in an anime kill their enemy in one swipe), or so how I understand it.

    Just my 2 cents of course.

    Thanks for the explanation. Although it was mainly just me wondering if people were doing it on purpose or not.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Marino. on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:19 am

    Kyōkai wrote:
    jankenneth_10 wrote:Some people think that the capital "i" is a small letter "L," being that it is a pronoun, they capitalize the first letter, thus "Laito" when it is actually "Iaito", reference to Iaijutsu.

    Also note, in Dissidia Final Fantasy, a special quality of some weapons is called the "Iai Strike +1%" meaning that every hit you make there is a one percent chance to "break" you opponent's bravery.

    Also another note, Iaijutsu is the art of drawing the katana from its sheath and killing the opponent in one go (you may have seen this performed when badass sword wielding guys in an anime kill their enemy in one swipe), or so how I understand it.

    Just my 2 cents of course.

    Thanks for the explanation. Although it was mainly just me wondering if people were doing it on purpose or not.

    I dont really know why i used L .
    Probably because Iaito doesnt make much sense in any Language other than Japanese since i and a don't really fit together.
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by WandererReece on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:27 am

    badhealthcare wrote:I have a quick question for anybody who cares to answer. Is there a katana
    that the community agrees is the best one out of the four?

    (someone is making a pyro build that uses a katana for melee, and they are
    kind of new to the game. I dont know which to tell them is the best one so
    I can help build their character)

    For a Phyro it would be the Chaos Blade. For someone with int. or fai. it would be the Uchigatana.

    Chaos Blade has the most damage, but it's the only one that can't be buffed.

    Uchigatana has the 2nd most damage and a thrust attack.

    Iato has slightly less damage then the Uchigatana, but doesn't have a thrust attack.

    Washing Pole weighs the most, has the least amount of damage, but superior range.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by Samurainova on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:20 pm

    I am an uchigitana person mostly because its a good combination of speed and range with its thrust move. happy

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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:25 pm

    Iaito, since you can cosplay as Rurouni Kenshin (who uses the draw techniques others mentioned above).

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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by jankenneth_10 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:05 pm

    Iaito, though i personally have never used a katana, i dont even know where it is yet, it seems like a better choice than the others.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by User1 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:40 pm

    It's location is fairly obvious. When you enter Blighttown via the depths, go along the first walkway. There will be a platform, and a corpse, with the Iaito on. To get to it, you must at least be on mid roll, and do a run and jump on the nearest part of the walkway.
    EDIT: Chaos Blade is best blade.

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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by JumpsU3vs1 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:39 pm

    I like the Murakumo. Hits like a truck, unlike the other katanas.
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by The Letter X on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:41 pm

    JumpsU3vs1 wrote:I like the Murakumo. Hits like a truck, unlike the other katanas.

    The Murakumo is a curved Greatsword, not a katana. I'm not sure if sarcasm was implied, so I just gave a normal answer.


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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by JumpsU3vs1 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:52 pm

    The Letter X wrote:
    JumpsU3vs1 wrote:I like the Murakumo. Hits like a truck, unlike the other katanas.

    The Murakumo is a curved Greatsword, not a katana. I'm not sure if sarcasm was implied, so I just gave a normal answer.

    It looks like a katana to me, and a murakumo is a name for a katana. Its a real man's katana and not a girly flimsy one like an uchi. Any weapon that doesn't have at least 500 AR with the +15 upgrade I classify as girly.
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    Re: which is the best katana?

    Post by The Letter X on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:55 pm

    It is not under the "katana" classification in this game, so I will not call it a katana in this game - even if it's a sweet weapon.


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