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Lazulite Sabimaru is a Prosthetic Tool Upgrade in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, equipped via the Prosthetic Arm and which can be used alongside the primary weapon, the Kusabimaru, in the other, biological, hand.
These Tools, varying from the Loaded Shuriken to the Shinobi Firecracker, are equipped via the Prosthetic Arm and can be swapped out on the fly, allowing for creative and innovative solutions to the many exploratory challenges the player may face.
How to use Lazulite Sabimaru
- Sabimaru now leaves a mist trail in the air with every slash that lingers for a few seconds
- Highly effective against the enemies in Fountainhead, even more so than the previous (piercing) upgrade
Where to find Lazulite Sabimaru in Sekiro
- It's an upgrade of the Sabimaru.
- Speak to the Sculptor located at the Dilapidated Temple to unlock a Prosthetic Tool Upgrade.
- Required Upgrade Materials:
- 3000 Sen
- 2x Lapis Lazuli
- 4x Adamantite Scrap
- 4x Fulminated Mercury
- 8x Scrap Magnetite
- 12x Scrap Iron
Lazulite Sabimaru Notes & Tips
- You do not lose access to the previous versions when you upgrade.
- The Prosthetic Tool Upgrades Tree is unlocked after obtaining the Mechanical Barrel.
- Changes the sheath's appearance from brown to blue.
Lazulite Sabimaru Story & Lore
- The Okami are called 淤加美 (okami) in Japanese, derived from one of the ancient spellings of Kuraokami, a dragon deity of rain and snow from Japanese mythology, born from the blood of the slain god Kagutsuchi. More modern spellings are a bit more obvious as to what the names supposed to mean: 龗 (okami) means "water dragon" and 闇龗 (kuraokami) means "dark water dragon." It's likely that the Divine Dragon (called the Sakura Dragon in Japanese) is inspired by Kuraokami.
this tool is my best friend in fountainhead palace
as previous people said, it has more cons than pros, you sacrifice a lot of things for a poison cloud , but THAT poison cloud is really useful for enemies which can adquire the status in 1 hit, like the fountainhead palace ones.
I Find this Tool Extremely Deadly for 1 factor & one factor Only. ( It has insane amount of Speed when Attacking specialy the Pierce Sabimaru ). Now guys haven't you thought of this tool as a Combo Extension ?? What u want to do is simply Imbue Kusabimaru with either ( Divine Confetti or Lazulite Flame + Living Force ). Now you have a buffed up Right Handed Weapon.... next is use Ako Sugar or Yashiraku... now just Imagine how Powerful Sekiro is with a Dual Wielded Katana Flurry 12 Hit Combo can do... Simply because it's a Piercing Sabimaru ( All your Attacks with Kusabi & Sabimaru will go thro Blocks ) meaning the amount of Damage you will do is MAXIMUM in both Sides for both the Factors of ( Confetti on Kusabi & Ako + Pierce. And Sabimaru's Poison Factor & Ako + Pierce ). Trust me this is why sabimaru is underrated cuz of it's Raw outcome damage.... but Combine Ako to this Pierce Flurry & Confetti for the best Outcome since you will do both Sabi & Kusabimaru's Hits... Making this Technique the best outcome for this Tool trust me guys... you will deal not only Piercing damage thro guarding Bosses & Mini Bosses.( But also your strikes with Kusabimaru & Sabimaru will Connect no matter what ) & still deal Vitality Damage... since with Kusabimaru alone even when used Confetti you will deal (Only Chip dmg) & most of your R1 Swings will be Blocked & Deflected against many enemies.... Leaving this Technique a High Punish Situation even for the best Bosses Blocks dealing the Best outcome damage. *NOTE* that the Flurry done by Pierce Sabimaru Cannot be Deflected even by any means whether they be Ashina Elite's , Ashina Spears , Generals , Snake Eyes Etc... Hell i even used this Against Genechiro's Way of Tomoe on top of Ashina Castle ( Last Phase Perfect without taking a sweat lol ). Consider this move with this tool... but only on Last Phases against main bosses like ( Lady Butterfly , Genechiro all encounters , Owl all encounters , Isshin Ashina/Saint , Headless Ape , Corrupted True Monk ) and aswell as all Mini Bosses. Can also use Living Force ( Okinaga Flame Vent ) in conjunction with Poison & Burn for a total easy kill against Ogres , Red Eye Ashina Elite Ujinari...aswell as Guardian Ape's 1st phase making it very powerful & easy fight against them. Enjoy.
I only use Piercing Sabimaru in 1 Case only.... Consider this guys you wont regret this type of Move. First off because it deals quite less damage than Kusabimaru. It's main reason as a tool is to Poison ( Okami's & their descendants ). 2nd it's Extremely useful against Any Enemy , Mini Boss & also Main Bosses in only this Case... First off Pierce is the Best pick it up equip it ASAP. The Sabimaru isn't just for Poisoning only.... but also it's an Awsome tool for Flurry 12 Hit Combos for only 3 Emblems , I Personally defeated Genechiro's 2nd & Final phase with this tool how ? ( First off in Late game this become's very powerful when u Buy & Grind Alot of Divine Confetti & Ako Sugars ). Before going into a Flurry against a Tough Enemy or any Mini Boss or Boss... Simply use Divine Confetti to gain 37.5% more Kusabimaru dmg , Next pop Ako Sugar ( Yashariku is better ) but Ako is well again safety & more effecient... Now that you have 12.5% more Damage with Kusabi & Sabimaru all together with Confetti's 37.5% within Kusabimaru alone it's 50% More damage + 12.5% Sabimaru damage ( Dont forget the Pierce factor that Deals damage even when enemies Block ). All in all now you have a Total Flurry of 62.5% More Increased Damage ( Kusabi & Sabimaru's Pierce Effect, aswell as the Poison Factor ). All that Combined together will make normal swings feel much slower in terms of Vitality & Posture damage... also dont forget to switch between ( Sabimaru's Pierce & Ako's Damage with Poison , to Kusabimaru's 360 Slash between Flurries that deals Insane dmg with that Divine Confetti & Ako's Sugar ). For a Maximum Vitality damage & posture considering that these Combos will roughly Deal 75% More Damage in Total within both weapons is just Amazingly OP trust me It will only cost 5 Emblems to do a Deadly Overpowered Swift Combo total of 13 Hits in quick succession.... along side this Technique you can also save Confetti's instead use ( Sacred Flame with Living Force + into a quick switch to Sabimaru & start the Flurry ) which makes up a deadly combo aswell.... u can also combine Okinaga's Flame coat living wep for a deadly mix of Poison & Burn Status Combo... but it's not that Effecient since only 7 seconds of Burning Kusabimaru is in Action... i preffer Purple Sacred Flame for ( Double Damage like Confetti ) for the Maximum Vitality & Posture & Pierce & Poison output Combo considering you can combo between the 2 Katana's Try it once you will Love It.
This tool needs sooo much emblems.. And like in the video said - it's only effective against 2 or 3 mini bosses and a few normal enemies. And all this enemies are weak against the axe too. So with the axe you need way less emblems an you even deal mor dmg. And if you time it right - like with the sabimaru you interrupt the enemies attacks and you deal way more dmg with the axe..so why I should use this tool?axe is the same but better. Fire does the same like poison. So I see only pro for axe and contra for sabimaru..
I don't get it. For example: Flame axe is way better then any subimaru.. ***** poison. Burning is the real*****. And it doesn't need so much spirit emblem than the subimaru.. With the ace you deal way more dmg, you give burning effect and if it timed right: even the hardest normal enemies are down with one attack (and the follow attack of course, but this is for free) So I don't care about tg subimaru..
It's good but depending on what is normally your load-out, especially if it includes the Axe, Shuriken and Flame Vent, you may want to reconsider having the Lazulite Sabimaru upgrade before the others. Depending on the enemy, the added Vitality damage of the Piercing Sabimaru is more effective to employ in battle.
In my experience using this the poison mist does absolutely nothing.
Idk what people talking about,lazulite version apply poison way faster than piercing and doesn't matter if enemy blocking or not,actually from all 3 lazulite upgrades only sabimaru worth it.
as posters have stated, It works good in fountainhead palace.. but still, the piercing one is better against the general horde of guarding enemies you'll find earlier on in the game.. cloud is probably better against bosses like guardian ape though
This needs to be patched to get piercing because rn is a downgrade
This is amazing in fountain head palace, it poisons anything in 1 hit and the cloud moves, poison destroys their posture too
Worse than Piercing Sabimaru since it loses its piercing ability in exchange for a poison cloud that is nearly worthless.