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Overview Edit

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Katana is one of the powersets. It is a Scrapper or Brute primary power set in City of Heroes. The Ninja Blade powerset for Stalkers in City of Villains is based upon Katana.

Wield a Katana and master a variety of powerful Lethal attacks. A quick and elegant weapon, the Katana is faster than a Broad Sword, and can reduce an enemy's Defense. The Katana is a fine blade that always has a bonus to Accuracy. Like all scrapper powers, all Katana attacks can sometimes land a critical hit for double damage.

Power Tables Edit

The Katana powerset is available as a primary set for Scrappers and Brutes. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Katana Slash Sting of the Wasp 1 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana Hack Gambler's Cut 1 Melee, Minor Damage(Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana Slice Flashing Steel 2 Melee (Cone), Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana BuildUp Build Up 6 Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Katana Parry Divine Avalanche 8 Melee, Minor Damage (Lethal), Self +Defense
Katana Taunt Calling the Wolf 12 (Scrapper Only) Ranged, Foe Taunt
Katana Taunt Dragon's Roar 12 (Brute Only) Ranged, Foe Taunt
Katana WhirlingSword The Lotus Drops 18 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana Disembowel Soaring Dragon 26 Melee, High Damage (Lethal), Foe Knockup, Foe -Defense
Katana HeadSplitter Golden Dragonfly 32 Melee, Extreme Damage (Lethal), Foe Knockback, Foe -Defense

Powers Edit

The following are powers in the Katana powerset.

Katana BuildUp Build Up Edit

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your accuracy.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 6 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 6 (Brute)
Effects Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Self +Defense (Melee, Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs Enhance ToHit Buff

Katana Taunt Calling the Wolf Edit

Challenges a foe to attack you. Useful to pull a villain off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 12 (scrapper)
Effects Ranged
Foe Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Taunt Effectiveness Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Range Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate

Katana Parry Divine Avalanche Edit

You can use your katana to parry incoming melee attacks, and then quickly return the favor. Divine Avalanche does minor damage, but every successful hit will increase your defense against melee and lethal attacks for a short while.

Damage Minor (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 8 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 8 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Self +Defense (Melee, Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Defense Buff Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage Melee Damage
IO Defense Buff Defense

Katana Slice Flashing Steel Edit

You swing your katana in a wide arc in front of you, slicing multiple foes. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 2 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 2 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage PBAoE Damage

Katana Hack Gambler's Cut Edit

You perform a quick slash with your katana. This attack is very fast but deals only minor damage. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Minor (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 1 (scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy

Katana HeadSplitter Golden Dragonfly Edit

You perform a devastating Golden Dragonfly attack that deals a massive amount of damage and can even knock a foe down to the ground and reduce it's defense. This attack has an exceptionally good critical hit capability, better than other Katana attacks, that can sometimes deal double damage. The power of this attack can actually extend a short distance through multiple foes.

Damage Extreme (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 32 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 32 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockback
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training KnockBack Distance Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Defense DeBuff Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage PBAoE Damage

Katana WhirlingSword The Lotus Drops Edit

You perform The Lotus Drops maneuver, attacking all foes in melee range. This attack wounds your opponents, causing them to take moderate damage over time and reduces their defense.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Moderate Damage Over Time (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 18 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 18 (Brute)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage PBAoE Damage

Katana Slash Sting of the Wasp Edit

You perform a standard attack with your katana. This attack is slower than Gambler's Cut, but deals more damage. Sting of the Wasp can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage Melee Damage

Katana Disembowel Soaring Dragon Edit

You perform a powerful Soaring Dragon maneuver that deals a great deal of damage, and can knock a target up into the air. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage High (Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper 26 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute 26 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockup
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training KnockBack Distance Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Defense DeBuff Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage Melee Damage

See Also Edit

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