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Spear Skills

Spears offer increased range while also being quite fast, but their proper use requires precision.
Spears have the strongest Grapples and can turn Ki Pulses into attacks, but only at high levels.

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 equipped weapon. - 1 Active
opponent out of Ki
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Pole Kick Performed from a combo, this skill drives the spear into the ground to use as a pole for a kicking attack. - 2 Active
mid combo
Grapple
Cornered Tiger When your Life drops to 30% or lower, close combat damage increases by 4%. - 6 Passive N/A  Pole Kick
Purify Yokai Realm Activates when you recover the maximum amount of Ki from a 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 succesful Ki Pulse. Adept 3 Active Ki Pulse / Weapon Flux II
Spear Shove Shoves an opponent using the spear's shaft, stunning them. - 3 Active  L1+Triangle -
Chidori Follows up a combo with a blow that launches the opponent up with the butt of the spear. If the attack depletes an enemy's Ki, it will life them and hurl them back. Requires pressing Triangle again on depletion. Veteran 3 Active
mid combo
Spear Shove
Celestial Spear While a Living Weapon is active, hold Triangle to perform a powerful slam attack. Veteran 3 Active Hold Triangle -
Tornado Spins the spear around to unleash a shockwave. Veteran 3 Active
mid combo
Celestial Spear
Rising Dragon After getting knocked down, press Triangle to attack while getting back up. Veteran 3 Active  
knocked down
Tornado
Merciless Barrage Launches an opponent who is out of Ki into the air and follows up with a series of powerful blows. Veteran 4 Active
opponent out of Ki
Rising Dragon
Ki Pulse: Heaven High stance skill. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raises the damage caused by your next attack. - 1 Active Ki Pulse -
Living Water: Heaven High stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulse even when dodging - 5 Active Dodge Ki Pulse: Heaven
Piercing Rain High stance only. Follows up a combo with a flurry of powerful blows, fiercely thrusting at the enemy five times. - 3 Active
mid combo
Ki Pulse: Heaven
Spearfall High stance only. Follows up a combo with a horizontal slash, then slams the spear down on the enemy. Adept 3 Active
mid combo
Piercing Rain
First Rule of Thrusting Increases damage from a thrust attack by 6% Novice 4 Passive N/A  Piercing Rain
Spear Stance Change High stance only. Perform a quick attack when Ki Pulsing. - 2 Active Ki Pulse -
Windmill High stance only. Extends the spear as long as possible for a huge swing. Novice 3 Active L1+Triangle  -
Windmill II Pressing and holding the button causes you to continue to spin. Adept 4 Active L1+Triangle Windmill
Ki Pulse: Man Mid stance skill. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raises the damage caused by your next attack. - 1 Active Ki Pulse -
Living Water: Man Mid stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulse even when dodging.  - 3 Active Dodge  Ki Pulse: Man
Body Swap Mid stance only. Swaps places with the enemy in front of you to get behind them. - 3 Active L1+Square Ki Pulse: Man
Water Wheel Mid stance only. Follows up a combo with a vertical spear strike that smashes down on the opponent. Adept 4 Active
mid combo
Body Swap
Twirl Mid stance only. Parries an enemy attack and knocks them down. - 2 Active L1+Triangle -
Twirl II When Twirl is successful, increases your attack power. Novice 3 Active L1+Triangle Twirl
Entangle Mid stance only. Sweeps an enemy's leg's to knock them down - 3 Active L1+Triangle -
Twisting Spear Swings the spear around to generate power, then performs a powerful strike. Veteran 4 Active
press and hold
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Wild Spear Charges forward while swinging the spear Veteran 3 Active Hold X
while guarding
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Ki Pulse: Earth Low stance skill. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raises the damage caused 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
Back Slash Low stance only. Slash an enemy when stepping back. - 2 Active L1+Square Ki Pulse: Earth
Spear Bash Low stance only. Uses the butt of the spear to quickly throw the opponent off balance. Adept 3 Active
mid combo
Back Slash
Flying Monkey Low stance only. Leaps over an enemy to get behind them. - 2 Active X+Forward
Mid Combo
N/A
Flying Monkey II After Flying Monkey, lets you stab downward with an additional Square button press. Novice 3 Active X+Forward
Mid Combo
Flying Monkey
Fluidity Allows you to use Spear Stance Change from any stance, and lets you combo into any stance from Spear Stance Change. Mystic 7 Mystic Art Ki Pulse Cleared Mission "Steel Across Steel"
Stability Prevents thrusts from ricocheting off the walls, and extends the range of your attacks Mystic 7 Mystic Art N/A Cleared Mission "Steel Across Steel"

 




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