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Piercing 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 Piercing Sabimaru
Where to find Piercing 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:
- 1500 Sen
- 8x Scrap Iron
- 4x Scrap Magnetite
- 4x Adamantite Scrap
Piercing Sabimaru Notes & Tips
- The Piercing Sabimaru allows users to do two things that are distinct and important compared to other sabimaru verisions:
- First, it reduces the required hits to poison the target, especially the required hits on blocking targets.
- Lastly, it deals a small amount of damage to vitality through guard. It does not do increased damage to targets that don't guard the attack when compared to the preceding Sabimaru variants.
Piercing 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.
Keep in mind, if each swing is counted as a piercing attack enemies will deflect more easily sabimaru swings being able to counter attack before you finish your combo, is more dangerous if they have hyperarmor
It takes a while, but learning the combo is definitely worth it
Is this, as the description says, better than the improved sabimaru?