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Samurai Skills consist of 7 categories that unlock skills for each weapon type. Some skills are universal and affect all weapons.

See each weapon's skill page for the list of weapon-specific skills:


Masteries
Icon Name and Requirements Talents
Mastery Skill
Melee Mastery

Can be upgraded 100 times. Starts out costing 6 points, the cost increases by 1 every 2 levels, the 100th level costing 55 points, totalling 3050 Skill Points to reach level 100.

Melee Weapon Attack +2 to +200
Requires completing The Way of the Warrior: Veteran.

Varies

Mastery Skill
Deadly Eye

Can be upgraded 100 times. Starts out costing 6 points, the cost increases by 1 every 2 levels, the 100th level costing 55 points, totalling 3050 Skill Points to reach level 100.

Ranged Weapon attack +3 to +300.
Requires completing The Way of the Warrior: Veteran.

Varies

Mastery Skill
Fatal Fists

Can be upgraded 100 times. Starts out costing 6 points, the cost increases by 1 every 2 levels, the 100th level costing 55 points, totalling 3050 Skill Points to reach level 100.

Bare-handed attack +3 to +300.
Requires completing The Way of the Warrior: Veteran.

Varies
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Universal Skills
Icon Name and Requirements Cost
Passive Skill
Stance

Press R1 + / / to switch between high, mid and low stances.

0

Passive Skill
Ki Pulse

When surrounded by blue light after an attack, press R1 to recover your Ki.

0

Passive Skill
Purify Yokai Realm

Activates when you recover the maximum amount of Ki from a Ki Pulse. Purifies the defilement clinging to you and your vicinity.

0

Passive Skill
Flux

Changing to another stance on a successful Ki Pulse increases the amount of Ki recovered.

1

Passive Skill
Flux II

Increases Ki recovery when you switch stances during Flux.
Requires Flux.

2

Passive Skill
Flash Attack

Performs a quick attack when switching weapons after a successful Ki Pulse.
Requires Flux and Flux II.

3

Passive Skill
Grapple

Grapples an enemy who is out of Ki, then follows up with a powerful attack

[ for opponent out of Ki]

1

Passive Skill
Ki Pulse: Heaven

High stance only. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse.
Raises damage caused by your next attack

1

Passive Skill
Living Water: Heaven

High stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulses even when dodging.
Requires Ki Pulse: Heaven.

5

Passive Skill
Ki Pulse: Man

Mid stance only. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raises the damage caused by your next attack.

1

Passive Skill
Living Water: Man

Mid stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulse even when dodging.
Requires Ki Pulse: Man.

3

Passive Skill
Ki Pulse: Earth

Low stance only. Activates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Raises the damage caused by your next attack.

1

Passive Skill
Living Water: Man

Low stance only. Enables you to use Ki Pulse even when dodging.
Requires Ki Pulse: Earth.

1