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Not to be confused with a weapon with the same name, Katana.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 Attack 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 Normal 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 Normal 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 Normal 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 Normal 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

Stanceless Combos[]

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
360° Attack 360° Attack • Slam Slam Attack • Ranged Ranged Attack
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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 
Exclusive Procs
DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact
DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash
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.

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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