_ Great Katana weapon skill

  • Skill level: 30
  • Stuns enemy. Duration of stun varies with TP.


Damage Multipliers by TP:

100%TP 200%TP 300%TP
1.00 1.00 1.00

Common Skillchain Usage

Tachi: Hobaku is a popular opener for Fragmentation, which is very effective when ended by a Warrior using Sturmwind. It is replaced as a Samurai's Fragmentation opener once he/she reaches level 60 by Tachi: Yukikaze.


See Tachi: Enpi for the translation of "Tachi:"

Hobaku refers to a section of Isshin-ryu kusarigamajutsu, the teaching of the art of the japanese weapon kurarigama, a sickle and chain. Including in this training is hojojutsu or torinawa. These styles revolved around restraining a person, specifically by rope. More modernly used as training for law enforcement. Although rope has been long replaced by handcuffs and chains, it is still identified by restricting a person, therefore "preventing them from acting," as is the effect of Stun- binding in place and preventing from taking action.

A connection could be made to the type of weapon identified with such training, a sickle and chain. Sickles, or scythes, identify to Dark Knight. Chains, of course, point to torinawa.


  • Great Katana skill level 30 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Samurai A+ 9
Ninja C- 10
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