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

Nikana Stance Mods[]

Nikana Weapons

DragonKatana.png Katana.png PrimeNikana.png Skiajati.png
Dragon Nikana Nikana Nikana Prime Skiajati

Weapon Comparison[]

Name Type Main
Element
Normal Heavy Slam Slide Range Slam Radius Speed Crit Crit Dmg Status Dispo Follow
Through
Block
Angle
MR Stance Intro
Dragon Nikana Nikana 85% DmgSlashSmall64.png  188 940 564 376 2.5 6 1 22% 2x 22% 1.15 0.7 55 8 Madurai Pol.svg 2014-04-09
Nikana Nikana 85% DmgSlashSmall64.png  142 710 426 284 2.5 6 0.92 16% 2x 16% 0.95 0.7 55 4 Madurai Pol.svg 2014-04-09
Nikana Prime Nikana 90% DmgSlashSmall64.png  198 990 594 396 2.5 6 1.08 28% 2.4x 28% 0.6 0.7 55 12 Madurai Pol.svg 2016-02-16
Skiajati Nikana 78% DmgSlashSmall64.png  175 875 525 350 2.7 6 1.17 19% 2.1x 30% 0.9 0.7 55 11 Madurai Pol.svg 2018-06-15

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 Tranquil Cleave12?cb=20190608095452 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 Decisive Judgement12?cb=20190608095452 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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