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Not to be confused with a weapon with the same name, Nikana.png Nikana.

Nikana Stance Mods[]

Nikana Weapons[]

Weapon Comparison[]

Name Type Attack Main
Element
Normal Heavy Slam Slide Range Slam Radius Speed Crit Crit Dmg Avg Dmg × Atk Spd Status Dispo Follow
Through
Block
Angle
MR Stance
Nikana Prime Nikana Normal Attack 90.00% DmgSlashSmall64.png  198 990 594 396 2.50m 6.0m 1.08 28.00% 2.4x 213.84 28.00% ●○○○○ (0.60x) 0.7x 55° 12 Madurai Pol.svg
Skiajati Nikana Normal Attack 78.00% DmgSlashSmall64.png  175 875 525 350 2.70m 6.0m 1.17 19.00% 2.1x 204.75 30.00% ●●●○○ (0.90x) 0.7x 55° 11 Madurai Pol.svg
Nikana Nikana Normal Attack 85.00% DmgSlashSmall64.png  142 710 426 284 2.50m 6.0m 0.91 16.00% 2.0x 130.21 16.00% ●●●○○ (0.95x) 0.7x 55° 4 Madurai Pol.svg
Dragon Nikana Nikana Normal Attack 85.00% DmgSlashSmall64.png  188 940 564 376 2.50m 6.0m 1 22.00% 2.0x 188 22.00% ●●●●○ (1.15x) 0.7x 55° 8 Madurai Pol.svg

Stanceless Combos[]

Default Combos of Stance or Weapon
Combo Name Attack Multipliers
and Forced Procs
Avg Dmg Multi/s Length Animation

(While Not Moving)
Default Melee Attack
 100%
Default Melee Attack
 200%
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboNeutral.gif

(While Moving)
Default Melee Attack
 100%
Default Melee Attack
 200%
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboNeutral.gif

(While Blocking & Moving)
Default Melee Attack
 100%
Default Melee Attack
 200%
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboNeutral.gif

(While Blocking)
Default Melee Attack
 100%
Default Melee Attack
 200%
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboNeutral.gif
Windless Cuts
(Heavy Attack)
Heavy Attack
 500% DmgSlashSmall64.pngKnockdown b.png
Heavy Attack
 500% DmgSlashSmall64.pngKnockdown b.png
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboHeavy.gif
Setting Sun
(While In Air)
Default Melee Attack
 200%
Default Melee Attack
 200%
Default Melee Attack
 200%
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboAir.gif
Guiding Wire
(While Wall Latching)
Default Melee Attack
 215%
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboWall.gif
Resting Place
(On Knocked Down Enemy)
Default Melee Attack
 1000% DmgSlashSmall64.png
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboFinisherGround.gif
Slam Attack
(Looking At Ground While In Air)
Default Melee Attack
Direct 300%
Slam 100%
0.0%/s N/A NikanaComboSlam.gif
360° Attack 360°/Spin Attack • Slam Slam Attack • Ranged Ranged Attack • Thrust Thrust Attack
View Full Legend
Key Inputs
Default Melee Attack Basic Melee  (PC default LMB or E; XBX, PSN, and NSW default right button)
Heavy Attack Heavy Attack  (PC default MMB; XBX, PSN, and NSW default left trigger)
Block Block  (PC default RMB; XBX, PSN, and NSW default right trigger)
Up Forward Movement  (PC default W; XBX, PSN, and NSW default tilt up right thumbstick)
Multipliers and Hits
Default Melee Attack
 200%
 Attack does double damage 
Default Melee Attack
 2x 100%
 Attack hits twice 
Forced Procs
DmgImpactSmall64.png Knockback
DmgPunctureSmall64.png Frailty
DmgSlashSmall64.png Bleeding
DmgBlastSmall64.png Flashbang
Knockdown b.png Knockdown
Lifted b.png Lifted
Panel.png Stagger
Ragdoll b.png Ragdoll
Finisher b.png Finisher (front, back, or ground) 
DmgImpairSmall64.png Impair (PvP only) 

*Combos that are shared across all stances of the weapon type.
Average Damage Multiplier per second only applies to single target DPS calculations. Note that hits marked as "Slam Attacks" will not apply at the epicenter of a single target hit so these will not be accounted for in avg dmg multi/s calculations.
Combo animation lengths are approximate and are only accurate within a few tenths of a second.

Trivia[]

  • Blocking involves pulling out the weapon with the blade still sheathed (similar to the blocking stance for normal longsword weapons). The actual blocking animation involves parrying with both the blade and the sheathe separately.
  • The word "Katana (刀)" refers to both the sword and the style in which it is wielded. In comparison to the similar "Tachi (太刀)", the Katana typically has a shallower curve and is worn on the belt with cutting edge facing up whereas the former has a deeper curve and is hung from a cord on the belt with cutting edge facing down. There are, however, exceptions.
  • A Nikana equipped with the Mod TT 20px.png Tranquil Cleave stance is highly reminiscent of Iaido styles, where the sword is quickly pulled from its scabbard to cut an enemy, cleaned of blood, then sheathed again, often in two or three fluid motions. The Mod TT 20px.png Decisive Judgement stance is similar to some Kenjutsu fighting styles which draw the sword and use it with both hands.
  • Spelling Nikana backwards will result in Anakin, a reference to the Star Wars antagonist Darth Vader, who is also known as Anakin Skywalker. This was revealed as intentional in Devstream 107.

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