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Masamune99

Statistics

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MasamuneAugmentedRareExclusive
(Great Katana) All Races
DMG: 132 Delay: 437 STR +20
"Tachi: Fudo"
Aftermath: Occ. deals double damage
Lv. 99 SAM
Damage Per Second: 18.12
TP Per Hit: 111

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.
Oboro will reforge this to Masamune (119) using 300 Riftborn Boulders.

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, bazaared, or delivered.

Trial of the Magians

Upgrade from Masamune (99) via the Great Katana Trials

Derivations

Trial of the Magians to Usher in Additions, Improvements (08-20-2010)-2

Masamune

Masamune

Masamune was one of Japan's most famous swordsmiths. He lived in the early-mid 14th century during the late Kamakura Period. Blades made by Masamune had a reputation for superior quality as well as for beauty of design. This was considered remarkable for a time when katanas and other blades were made from impure metal. In Japanese legend, a Masamune blade and a blade of rival swordsmith Muramasa were both placed into a stream. Muramasa declared that his blade was superior, as it was so sharp that it would cut even a passing leaf in two. A passing monk noted, however, that Masamune had a finer sword, in that the Masamune blade placed into the stream would not cut any leaf crossing its path; all would be deflected around the blade (as opposed to the Muramasa blade), since it would not harm innocent things or anything undeserving of being harmed. It was considered a holy blade wielded by virtuous characters. As such, it was wielded by warriors who have mastered inner peace.

There is confusion between Muramasa blades, and one with a very similar name: the Murasame blade. Despite seemingly typos or "bastardizations" of one another, they refer to distinct and unrelated weapons.

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