An assassin of the deadliest sort, the Kunoichi relies on agility and fast, punishing attacks to bring death to her foes. She is not possessed of a high defense, so she must always be vigilant, to avoid snares set by her enemies to entrap her, or slow her down. Augmenting the rapid slice of her blade is a range of projectiles she can unleash, both to distract and lure enemies to their doom.
It is a delicate dance she performs in battle, to safeguard her own well being, while laying low those who oppose her.
Below, you will find notable Kunoichi skills.
Slice the enemy’s Achilles Tendon, to deal massive damage.
- Activate by pressing Shift + LMB.
- Can decrease enemy DP and inflict the bound condition.
- This skill has a maximum of 5 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 50 skill points to max out all ranks.
Grab the enemy and leap into the air, then smash them to the ground.
- Activate by pressing E.
- Can inflict the bound condition.
- This skill has a maximum of 3 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 22 skill points to max out all ranks.
Cause lethal damage by targeting an enemy’s vitals.
- Activate by pressing LMB + RMB.
- Can apply the Stiffness condition.
- This skill has a maximum of 5 ranks, with a cumulative total of 60 skill points to max out all ranks.
Obscure yourself and drop a volley of Shuriken and Kunai onto your foes.
- Must be registered to a Quick Slot for use.
- Applies Super Armor and can inflict the Stiffness condition.
- This skill has a maximum of 5 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 64 skill points to max out all ranks.
Send your shadow ahead to attack the enemy, then appear where your shadow was.
- Activate by pressing S + E.
- Can inflict the Floating condition.
- This skill has a maximum of 4 ranks, with a cumulative total of 48 skill points to max out all ranks.
The awakened Kunoichi will now freely wield the bladed Sah Chakram.
Based on Kunoichi’s signature style, which involves parsimonious close combat, she can now deal with enemies a little farther away, in the blink of an eye, of course.
Sah Chakram embraces Kunoichi like soft moonlight on the surface of a lake, but it can be merciless on battlefields.
Everything will be bathed a bloody red after the Sah Chakram sweeps through. With the Sah Chakram, Kunoichi’s movements become even more powerful and flowing without diminishing her agility.
Below are some of the core skills of the Kunoichi Awakening.
Perform a powerful uppercut followed by an extra attack. It hits critically every time.
Dash forward and perform a quick upward slash with the Sah Chakram. Forward Guard is effective while using the skill. The impacted target gets the Stiffness effect. Be creative with this skill!
Mark the target by throwing the Sah Chakram when the enemy is least expecting it, then dash towards its back to reclaim the Sah Chakram and inflict damage.
Holding the Sah Chakram in both hands, Kunoichi spins to inflict damage to the targets nearby. HP recovery amount depends on the number of successful hits.
Even Kunoichi cannot control the Sah Chakram’s destructiveness once it leaves her hands. The Sah Chakram knows no mercy when it lands on the enemy’s side.
Kunoichi shoots fully-charged Sah Chakram’s energy ahead. The impacted targets will be stunned.
The Ryuta region consisted of barren lands, and people survived off hunting and gathering while leading communal lives. For the Oeki Clan, "Protect yourself" was the chief motto. The Oeki prefered to use light weapons such as short swords and kunai, but their level of training was been elevated as a result of the recent territorial conflict with the Sonan Clan from across the Turina River.
The Oeki chief had always tried to maintain a friendly relationship with them, but to no avail. This would soon be a grave concern for Ichi, too, since she was supposed to inherit the chiefdom. She was smart, talented in many ways, and compassionate, just like a chief's daughter should be. Drought came to the Ryuta region one scorching summer. Just as everyone was about to collapse in exhaustion from the drought, Ichi felt a drop of water hit her nose. It was just a drop, but rain to be sure. Excited, Ichi mounted her horse and galloped to the Turina River at record speed. When she stopped by the riverbank to rest, she discovered a woman who had fainted on the other side of the river. Ichi put the woman on her horse and ran to the town.
The woman was on the verge of unconsciousness, but the Oeki Clan's care and treatment worked wonders. After waking up, the woman confessed that she was from the Sonan Clan, which embarrassed and upset everyone around her, including the chief. Ichi begged and begged her father to accept her, and the Oeki Clan finally decided to take the Sonan woman in.
After fully recovering, the Sonan woman woke Ichi up one night, saying she wanted to show Ichi something. What she brought with her was a traditional Sonan weapon. It was shaped like a gigantic ring, big enough to cover one's entire body, and was sharply bladed on one side. The weapon's name was Sah Chakram.
Ichi told the Sonan woman that the Sah Chakram reminded her of the gleaming moon, which caused the woman great joy. The woman explained that the circular shape of the Sah Chakram symbolized acceptance of all things and that for everything the beginning and the ending are the same. Of course, Ichi was too young to comprehend that, but there was something about it that made her deeply compelled to learn the art of the Sah Chakram.
Tragedy struck when Ichi just got used to handling the Sah Chakram. The Sonan Clan found the refugee woman, and she knew she had nowhere else to run. After agonizing over the decision, the woman sent a message to her own clan, stating that she was willing to help them infiltrate and destroy the Oeki Clan at once, as long as she would be set free afterward.
While Ichi was asleep, the village burned. Chaos reigned as people ran through the camp in a panic and the sounds of weapons clashed in the night. After awakening, Ichi too was forced to fight with nothing more than a short sword she picked up from the ground. No one was able to fight with their full might because the Sonan woman had poured a mysterious substance in the well. The enormous power of the Sah Chakram would also be the Oeki's undoing. The Sonans had been unable to conquer the Oeki before because they were always outnumbered, but this time was different. The Oeki clan was eradicated, save for a few prisoners of war.
After managing to flee into the forest, Ichi shed blood stained tears. After days of crying she sat up, eyes as wide as the full moon, swearing she would survive the ordeal. She then returned to her village, only to witness a terrible scene. Amidst a pile of dead bodies, she managed to find a Sah Chakram the Sonans had left behind. She felt a mixture of profound sadness and rage.
Ichi searched for the traitor, but it seemed the Sonan woman had already fled the Ryuta region. Ichi softly uttered a vow to her dead father at the foot of his grave: "With this Sah Chakram, I'll make them pay for what they've done. I won't rest until the moon turns pale and all else is covered in Crimson blood."