The Kusarigama has the greatest range of all Nioh weapons, while not lacking anything in terms of damage, yet reckless swinging can leave you wide open.
The Kusarigama offers a good number of buffs which may be triggered manually, while its Skill tree incorporates bonuses to close range damage.
|Skill||Description||Rank Required||Samurai Skill Points Required||Skill Type||Command||Prerequisite|
|Grapple||Grapples an enemy who is out of Ki, then follows up with the equipped weapon.||-||1||Active||
Opponent is out of Ki
|Reaper||Slashes the enemy with the kusarigama's sickle. (Press button repeatedly to vary the technique.)||-||2||Active||L1+Triangle||Grapple|
|Summer Twilight||Increases your attack. but also the amount of Ki damage you receive. Can only be used when your weapon is sheathed. Increase to Attack is about 45% to 53% (depends on gear).||-||3||Active||Hold R1+O||Reaper|
|Autumn Dusk||Decreases the amount of Ki used when dodging, but also your Defence. Can only be used when your weapon is sheathed.||Adept||2||Active||Hold R1+O||Summer Twilight|
|Blade Spin||Spins forward with the Kusarigama and slices the enemy.||Veteran||4||Active||L1+Square||Summer Twilight|
|Winter Dawn||Increases the amount of Ki damage you inflict, but also the amount of Ki used when attacking. Can only be used when your weapon is sheathed.||Veteran||4||Active||Hold R1+O||Autumn Dusk|
|Whirlwind Kick||Kicks the enemy.||-||2||Active||L1+Square||-|
|Leaping Strike||Slashes upward with the kusarigama while jumping.||Novice||3||Active||L1+Triangle||Whirlwind Kick|
|Purify Yokai Realm||Activates when you recover the maximum amount of Ki from Ki Pulse. Purifies the defilement clinging to you and your vicinity.||-||0||Active||Ki Pulse||-|
|Flux||Changing to another stance on a successful Ki Pulse increases the amount of Ki recovered||-||1||Active||Ki Pulse / Stance||Purify Yokai Realm|
|Flux II||Increases Ki recovery when you switch stances during Flux.||Novice||2||Active||Ki Pulse / Stance||Flux|
|Flash Attack||Performs a quick attack when switching weapons after a Ki Pulse.||Adept||3||Active||Ki Pulse / Weapon||Flux II|
|Ki Pulse: Heaven||High stance only. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raices the damage caused by your next attack.||-||1||Active||Ki Pulse||-|
|Living Water: Heaven||High stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulses even when dodging.||-||5||Active||Dodge||Ki Pulse: Heaven|
|Foot Sweep||High stance only. Knocks an enemy down by sweeping their legs with the Kusarigama's metal weight.||Novice||3||Active||L1+Triangle||Ki Pulse: Heaven|
|Armor Piercer||Increases damage of Final Blows by 8%.||Novice||5||Active||N/A||Foot Sweep|
|Serpent Strike||High stance only, Throws the kusarigama's sickle at an enemy and draws them close, or propels you toward them if they are large.||-||2||Active||
|Crimson Flurry||High stance only. Swings the kusarigama around, striking the enemy repeatedly.||Novice||3||Active||L1+Triangle||Serpent Strike|
|Crimson Flurry II||Press Triangle after Crimson Flurry to slam down the Kusarigama.||Adept||4||Active||Crimson Flurry|
|Ki Pulse: Man||Mid stance only. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raises the damage caused by your next attack.||Novice||1||Active||Ki Pulse||-|
|Living Water: Man||Mid stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulses even when dodging.||-||3||Active||Dodge||Ki Pulse: Man|
|Waterfall||Mid stance only. Parries an enemy attack, throwing them backwards.||-||2||Active||L1+Triangle||Ki Pulse: Man|
|Masterful Guard||Mid stance only. Guard just before an incoming hit to knock the attacker off balance.||Novice||3||Active||Guard||Waterfall|
|Shadow Strike||Increases damage dealt to enemies from behind by 6%||-||5||Passive||N/A||Waterfall|
|Black Vines||Mid/Low stance only. Throws the kusarigama's metal weight at an enemy and draws them close, or propels you toward them if they are large.||-||2||Active||
|Whirlwind||Mid/Low stance only. Swings the Kusarigama's metal weight in a wide circle, then throws the sickle forward with an extra square.||Veteran||3||Active||L1/Square||Black Vines|
|Tangle Strike||Mid/Low stance only. Follows up a combo with a strike that uses the kusarigama's metal weight to slam the opponent.||-||2||Active||
|Tangle Strike II||After performing Tangle Slice, press Triangle to perform a slicing attack.||Novice||3||Active||Tangle Strike I|
|Ki Pulse: Earth||Low stance only. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raises the damage cause by your next attack.||-||1||Active||Ki Pulse||-|
|Living Water: Earth||Low stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulses even when dodging.||-||1||Active||Dodge||Ki Pulse: Earth|
|Retreating Strike||Low stance only. Follows up a combo with a backstep while also pelting the enemy with the kusarigama's metal weight||-||2||Active||
|Ki Pulse: Earth|
|Full Moon Kata||When your health is at max, your close combat damage increases by 6%||Novice||4||Passive||N/A||Retreating Strike|
|Chain Pull||Low stance only. Throws the Kusarigama's metal weight. If the attack depletes enemy Ki, it will draw them close and slash them with the sickle.||Adept||3||Active||L1+Square||Retreating Strike|
|Deliverance||Follows up a combo with a Kusarigama slash||Veteran||2||Active||
|Renegade Dragon||Extends both the sickle blade and weight before swinging them around and unleashing a strike to finish.||Veteran||4||Active||L1+Triangle||-|
|Waxing Crescent||Increases both the attack damage and Ki damage caused by the kusarigama's sickle, while also reducing the amount of Ki used.||Mystic||7||Mystic Art||N/A||Cleared Mission "A Clash of Sickles"|
|Shooting Star||Increases both the attack damage and Ki damage caused by the kusarigama's metal weight, while also reducing the amount of Ki used.||Mystic||7||Mystic Art||N/A||Cleared Mission "A Clash of Sickles"|
|Melee Mastery||Melee Weapon Attack increase||Veteran||Passive||N/A||Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Veteran"|
|Deadly Eye||Ranged Weapon Attack increase||Veteran||Passive||N/A||Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Veteran"|
|Fatal Fists||Bare-handed Attack increase||Veteran||Passive||N/A||Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Veteran"|
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Blade Spin skill seems to be missing.
Do passive skills from one weapon tree apply to other weapons as well?
Ahh, I see it now. Thank you! This game is awesome! I'd be PO'ed if I were Namco Bandai, but these guys did a great job copying a series I love and putting a slightly different spin on it.
If you have learned both Retreating Strike and Tangle Strike use the EXACT same commands, how do you know which one will trigger?