Ceremonial Tanto

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 Dagger with a stark white blade and hilt. Converts Vitality into Spirit Emblems.

Resting replenishes its charges.

Originally, this tanto was used in a ritual offering to the dragon, in which an emblem would be cut from one's own life force and set adrift on the Fountainhead waters.

The blade is inscribed with its true name: "Devoted Soul".

Ceremonial Tanto (形代流し, Katashironagashi - Casting Adrift the Sacrificial Effigy) is a Quick Item in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It is used to convert Vitality  into Spirit Emblems.



 Ceremonial Tanto Usage

  • The Ceremonial Tanto gives you access to supplemental Spirit Emblems that disappear upon rest.
  • Each use costs 50% of your total Vitality, and will refill your supplemental Spirit Emblems to a maximum of +5. As such it can not be used if you have a full +5 supplemental Spirit Emblems or you have less than 50% Vitality.
  • With the 5 skills that raise your primary Spirit Emblem capacity by 1 each, the maximum number of Spirit Emblems that Sekiro  can hold at once is 25.


How to Find Ceremonial Tanto


Ceremonial Tanto Notes & Tips

  • The visual intensity of the blade will diminish with each use, much like any other refilling item.
  • In the original text, the name "Devoted Soul" is 奉魂 (Hōkon). 奉 Hō could be taken to suggest devotion, but it is almost always used in the imperative sense of "offering something up".


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    • Anonymous

      Second most important item in the game and you get it from a random miniboss with little to no explanation of its worth.

      • Anonymous

        Stupid description: refill to a maximum of +5 means fill all the way up to 5 additional. The function is to ADD 5 to whatever you currently have, not REFILL the meter. Grammar, children.

        dumb website.

        • Anonymous

          Sorry if this is an incredibly stupid question, but does Ungo's Sugar decrease the self-damage the tanto does to you?

          • Anonymous

            Played through the game six times without using this because I didn't realize it was self-refilling like the gourds. Didn't want to build any strategies around an item I only had a few of. After so many playthroughs, realized the fact I have so few of them means I'm going through entire runs without picking up a single one.

            • Anonymous

              I literally killed both of the Warrior's and I don't have the item, I've seen that other people have gotten the item but did I get a weird glitch or something?

              • Anonymous

                Whats the *****ing point of only letting you get 5 emblems at a time instead of letting you stack them as long as you have the health? Nearly cost me a win over SS Isshin.

                • Anonymous

                  The unpatched description for the consumable reads: A tanto short sword with a stark white blade and handle. Has the power to convert one's Vitality into Spirit Emblems. Originally used in a "drifting ceremony" in which one's own Spirit Emblem was first removed with the blade, then set adrift on the fountainhead waters as an offering to the dragon. Inscribed on the blade is "Soul Giver", the sword's true name.

                  • Anonymous

                    hello, I did kill both the shichimen warriors in the Abandoned Dungeon and the fountainhead palace but neither dropped this item does someone know where I can find it beside that

                    • Anonymous

                      If you use the item and then teleport to another idol, although this might only happen if you've used a spirit emblem from it beforehand, you can get some of the emblems back and still be at full health. I think you may get all of them back if you rest beforehand, otherwise it can just give 1 or so back, in other words the number you used. I haven't tested this a lot and it's not that useful, but I thought it was interesting back in my first runthrough.

                      • Anonymous

                        Does anyone know if it's possible to get to this part of the abandoned dungeon if you're at the end of the game and many areas are closed off?

                        • Anonymous

                          This article is inaccurate. The tanto can be used so long as 3 criteria are met. 1) There is a charge left in the blade (refills at rest); 2) you do not have the full +5 spirit emblems from this item; 3) you have *greater* than 50% current vitality. Then you take damage equal to 50% your maximum vitality and refill up to the +5 spirit emblems

                          • Anonymous

                            A little info about the item. (PS have no idea how editing wiki's work) Despite the item saying 3/3 in the inventory, it does not only have 3 uses. The item has 3 charges, and will refill once you've rested at any idol. Item requires you to be at full health before you can use it. The item will consume 50% of your HP to give you +5 to spirit emblems. (There will be a red +# above your normal emblems) Item cannot be used again until atleast 1 of the bonus emblems has been used.

                            • Anonymous

                              If anyone finds a method to get more of these, that'd be great. Because having 3 for an entire playthrough seems nigh on pointless.

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