Paired Raiken

Guardian Spirit Protection

Bonus Lvl 1 Lvl 30 Spirit req.
Spirit Protection 20% 23%  
Dash Endurance 15% 20%  
Skill Ki Damage +12.5% +17.5% 7
vs. Lightning +25 +30 8
Treasure Sense     10
Yokai Close Combat Damage +15% +18% 12

Living Weapon

Bonus Lvl 1 Lvl 30  
Attack Enhancement 15% 18%  
Lightning 42 62  
Usable Time (seconds) 21.8 23.8  
Might 1500 1600  
Action C+ B-  
Recovery B B+  
Tenacity A+ A+  
Amrita Gauge Rate A- A-  

Paired Raiken is Guardian Spirits of Ginchiyo and Muneshige Tachibana.
Guardian Spirits can be chosen to provide the player with certain benefits.
Activate Living Weapon by pressing + (B + Y on Xbox/Steam controller) when the Amrita Gauge is full.


Pronounced "RYE-ken". Written with the characters for "thunder" and "dog," this pair of holy hounds are venerated as protector spirits. Many of the "komainu" statues placed in shrines throughout Japan resemble them. When those who would defile holy ground were struck down with divine lightning, it was the Raiken who loosed the bolts.

Legend has it that when Tachibana Ginchiyo's father, Tachibana Dosetsu, succeeded at cutting lightning, the defeated lightning spirit transformed into a Raiken, and has served as the Tachibana family's guardian spirit ever since. It is said that every Raiken has a mate, and their true power manifests when they are paired.

How to Obtain


Strategies and Notes

  • Replaces Guardian Spirit "Raiken" when obtained.
  • The Guardian Spirit Talisman effect involves the Raikens crisscrossing in an area in front of the player, inflicting Lightning damage. This spell is quite good at stunlocking enemies and inflicting the Electrified status effect. It is guaranteed to hit any enemy you lock on, and ( need to confirm) it is unblockable.
  • Tenacity means your living weapon hp will increas a lot if you use it while at low hp ( 30% or less ) . With raiken, this is very important, as his tenacity is very high.
  • Between the high tenacity, attack boost, and duration, Raiken has the best living weapon you can get early on.


Table Key

Might Rate at which the Living Weapon gauge decreases if you are hit while using the Living Weapon.
Action Rate at which the Living Weapon gauge is reduced when you consume Ki while using the Living Weapon. The higher it is, the more you can use it.
Recovery Rate at which the Living Weapon gauge recovers when you absorb Amrita while using a Living Weapon.
Tenacity The effectiveness of a Living Weapon that is active when your Life is under a certain level.
Amrita Gauge Rate The rate at which you gain Amrita. The higher it is, the qicker the gauge fills. When the Amrita gauge hits maximum, you can invoke a Living Weapon.


Guardian Spirits
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    • Anonymous

      Does this still work for the Warrior of the West's Honor attack and defense bonus it gives if you use the single Raiken?

      • Raiken is an electric Shiba Dog spirit. He can be obtained by completing Mission 4: The Spirit Stone Slumbers.
        Paired Raiken is a dual thunder dog spirit, and will replace the single Raiken if you complete the last sub mission in the Kyushu Region, Sub Mission 6: Invitation from the Warrior of the West.

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