An assassin of the deadliest sort, the Ninja relies on agility and fast, punishing attacks to bring death to his foes. He is not possessed of a high defense, so he must always be vigilant, to avoid snares set by his enemies to entrap him, or slow him down. Augmenting the rapid slice of his blade is a range of projectiles he can unleash, both to distract and lure enemies to their doom.
It is a delicate dance he performs in battle, to safeguard his own well being, while laying low those who oppose him.
Below, you will find notable Ninja skills.
Move laterally to swiftly approach your target.
- Activate by pressing W + RMB, while moving.
- You are invincible for duration of this skill.
- This skill has a maximum of 3 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 26 skill points to max out all ranks.
Confuse your enemies by obscuring yourself with a smokescreen.
- Must be registered to a Quick Slot for use.
- Applies Super Armor, increases your evasion and can stun targets.
- This skill has a maximum of 5 ranks, with a cumulative cost of 58 skill points to max out all ranks.
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.
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.
Ninja’s awakening skills are optimized for clean, instant moves that aim at enemy’s blind or weak spots. Everything about the six swords is unexpected and irregular: the order they are taken out, the movement, and their path.
Fully charged with Sura’s aura, Ninja will sweep the battlefield with the Sura Katana. Versatile and swift movement unique to the Ninja class is still there, and you will get an extra layer of explosive action on top of it.
Below are some of the core skills of the Ninja Awakening.
Block an attack and perform a counterattack of three powerful slashes. Ninja will always have a surprise for anyone thinking they’ve finally landed a blow.
You can slash the enemy up to 12 times, inflicting fatal damage. Use it in combination with the skill Seamless to utilize two swords simultaneously.
Brandish the Sura Katana upward to bring the powerful aura of Sura from the ground and attack the target.
Throw the Sura Katana high up in the air to shower the area with a massive amount of blade energy.
Charge up Sura’s aura to the extreme and smash it down with all your might. Even a single blow can bring fatal damage.
Promptly draw the Sura Katana from your back and slash the target. Connect to Quadruplet or Corrupt Sword Dance while using this skill to keep using the Sura Katana you just took out.
The girl was the eldest daughter of the house of Narusawa, the ruling family of the fiefdom. Her future groom, the son of another lord, had already been arranged and she was destined to take over as head of her house. The boy had no concern for any of this, however, and decided to leave the forest to learn the art of combat so he could protect the girl one day. Whether fate, so cruel in denying the two lovers, was moved by the boy's devotion was unclear. What is known is that on his journey the boy experienced a great stroke of luck in his encounter with a retired army general known as Sura, who was famous for sweeping through battlefields wielding six swords at once.
The boy trained under his guidance for years, and eventually returned to the girl's side as a powerful warrior. Soon after the girl was appointed as the head of her house, a civil war broke out in the kingdom, as several lords rose up to defy the oppressive and exploitative central government. In the midst of this turmoil, the boy did everything he could to protect the girl. The sight of this boy covered in the blood of his enemies as he merciless slashed away with his six swords caused opponents to cower, convinced that the legendary Sura had returned to the battlefield. Stability returned to the kingdom after much bloodshed, and soon an era of great peace reigned. Everyone appeared happy on the outside, but the trials were only beginning for the boy and girl. A fierce war eventually erupted between the former revolutionaries as each sought to establish themselves as the master of the realm. The Narusawa house and the girl, now a young woman, were being watched by these ambitious power seekers. The young woman yielded the honor of her house and gave up as much wealth as she could, simply to survive, but the harsh reality of the times would not leave her be. Word on the street was that the she could soon be framed for treason.
The boy, now a young man himself, felt the need to protect the young woman and the house of Narusawa from the new powers of the realm. There was not much a wandering swordsman and his gang of followers could do, however. He first needed to figure out how to make a living. The young man persuaded the young woman to change the family name of her house and they moved back to the forest where they spent their childhood together. The young man and his gang started a little business for collecting and selling important pieces of information. The young woman took charge of classifying and managing this information and eventually they were able to make a living.
Of course, there was a period of trial and error; the espionage scene was different from the battlefield. The group eventually gave up the long swords that hindered their mobility for more agile short swords. They revised their martial arts style to make it suitable for infiltration and assassination operations. They hid their identities, patiently waited, and trained endlessly. They called themselves “Ninjas.” The family was on its way back to stability, but tragedy struck from the most unexpected source. One of their colleagues who just returned from a mission to the West seemed to have caught a cold, but that illness turned his eyes red and made him go berserk. He soon began attacking everyone around him. The madman was taken care of, but the disease was already spreading, poisoning the bodies and minds of the entire house.
Even the young were infected by the disease. One day the young woman, who had been taking care of the infected day and night, began to show symptoms. The young man had no problem slaying the others once they became infected, but he could never do the same to the young woman. He searched the entire kingdom to find a doctor who could help, but the best anyone could do was put her into a coma using acupuncture so that she might one day be cured. It seemed the worst had passed for the time being, but the young man's trials were only beginning.
The young man never lost hope, but he knew he needed to find the source of the terrible disease if they were to ever find a cure. He decided to head to the West, which he determined to be the source of the disease, intending to eventually return to his homeland to rebuild the crippled house. The young man visited the young woman on the day he would set forth. The maids taking care of her left the room so they could be alone for the first time since childhood, however, the young woman did not awaken. Before he left, the young man made a vow to the young woman: "On the day when Sura returns, the Narusawa flag shall fly again on the field of battle."