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Best Switchglaive Build
Focus on Magic
Focus on leveling up Magic as it scales the most with Switchglaive. Constitution and Skill are also good skills to level up since they also increase its damage output, and allows you to equip Light Armor.
A weapon that requires somewhat similar stats but scale differently is the Dual Hachets.
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 Switchglaive
Focus on Magic as it scales the most with Switchglaive. Constitution and Skill are stats required to wear light armor. Stamina is unnecessary since there’s no need to wear armor heavier than light armor.
Recommended Switchglaive Skills
Recommended Active Skills
|High||Divine Retribution||Swing the switchglaive downwards in scythe form while moving forward. If your swing connects with the enemy, you will cut them down while propelling yourself into the air.|
|High||Merciful Retribution||Perform a mighty thrust with the switchglaive in scythe form before puling it back towards you, slashing at the enemy.|
|Mid||Mind’s Edge||Follow up a Quick Attack by thrusting the butt end of your switchglaive towards and toward the enemy.|
|Mid||Just Reprisal||Parry the enemy’s attack, circling around them carefully before going in for a diagonal slash.|
Recommended Passive Skills
|Shadow Strike||Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases when you have a switchglaive equipped as your main weapon.|
|Relentless||Maximurn Ki increases when you have a switchglaive equipped as your main weapon.|
|Armor Piercer||Increases Final Blow damage when you have a switchglaive equipped as your main weapon|
Overview and Strategy
High Stance for Reach and Damage
High stance for Switchglaive has very long reach and high damage per hit similar to heavy weapons, making it the ideal stance in a 1v1 situation. The skill Divine Retribution can be used to flank enemies, allowing you to take them out without any risk.
Mid Stance for Range and Speed
The mid stance has wide range and fast attack speed, making it the ideal stance when going against multiple enemies at once. When going against enemies with simple attack motions, use Just Reprisal to counter the attack and deal massive damage.
Make use of Onmyo Magic
Because the Switchglaive scales with Magic, it’s compatible with Onmyo Magic. Onmyo Magic is very powerful as it can be used to heal HP and Ki, or debuffs such as decreasing enemy movement speed.
Recommended Onmyo Magic Skills
|Lightning Talisman||These are magical items that summon lightning to envelop your weapon.|
|Barrier Talisman||When used, it increases your Ki recovery speed and allows you to dispel Youkai Realm pools simply by touching them.|
|Sloth Talisman||When used, these magical items greatly reduce the speed of your enemy.|
|Rejuvenation Talisman||When used, these magical items gradually restore your health.|
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