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Best Kusarigama Build
Focus on Dexterity
Focus on leveling up dexterity as it scales the most with Kusarigama. Leveling up Skill is effective as well since it also increases damage, and because Kusarigama is compatible with Light Armor.
Balanced Stats for Early Game
The status increase between level 5 to level 10 is large compared to other levels for all stats. Therefore, it’s better to balance out your stats rather than focusing on just one stat in the early game.
Best Build for Kusarigama
Level up Dexterity to increase Kusarigama’s damage output. Body and Skill are stats required for equipping Light Armor.
Recommended Kusarigama Skills
Recommended Active SKills
|–||Reaper||Slashes the enemy with the kusarigama’s sickle.|
|–||Winter Dawn||Increases the amount of Ki damage you inflict, but also the the amount of Ki used when attacking. Can only be used when your is Kusarigama is sheathed.|
|–||Blade Spin||Spins forward with the kusarigama and slices the enemy.|
|Mid/Low||Tangle Strike II||After performing Tangle Strike, press triangle to perform a slicing attack.|
|Mid/Low||Tangle Strike||Follows up a Quick Attack with a strike that uses the kusarigama’s metal weight to slam the opponent.|
|Mid/Low||Whirlwind||Swing the kusarigama’s metal weight in a wide circle.|
Recommended Passive Skills
|Shadow Strike||Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases when you have a Kusarigama equipped as your main weapon.|
|Relentless||Maximum Ki increases when you have Kusarigama equipped as your main weapon.|
|Armor Piercer I||Increases damage of Final Blow|
Overview and Strategy
Make use of the Metal Weight
The Kusarigama’s metal weight is a tricky weapon which can be used to deal damage, pull enemies towards you, or pull yourself towards the enemy.
Switch between High and Low Stance
Switch between high and low stance as they have specific roles. High stance is for luring enemies or attacking from distance, and use low stance when going against fast enemies. Leveling up Dexterity allows you to use Ninjtusu, so be sure to make use of it when using the Kusarigama.
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