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Rakuyo

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Imprints (Normal)

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Imprints (Uncanny)

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Imprints (Lost)

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Damage
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Requirements & Scaling
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Rakuyo is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne. It was added with The Old Hunters DLC. There are 3 versions of this weapon: Normal, Uncanny and Lost. The only known differences being the Gem Imprints and the locations in which they are found.



" Hunter weapon wielded by Lady Maria of the Astral Clocktower.
A trick sword originated in the same country as the Cainhurst Chikage, only this sword feeds not off blood, but instead demands great dexterity.
Lady Maria was fond of this aspect of the Rakuyo, as she frowned upon blood blades, despite being a distant relative of the queen.
One day, she abandoned her beloved Rakuyo, casting it into a dark well, when she could stomach it no longer."

Rakuyo Information

  • Transforms from a Twin-blade to dual wielded Saber and Dagger
  • Requires 16 Blood Stone Shards, 16 Twin Blood Shards, 16 chunks, 1 Blood Rock, and 4240 Blood Echoes to fully upgrade
  • When in dual wield mode, pressing L2 performs a double spin move slicing with both swords
  • Performing an L2 immediately after an R1 in dual wield mode will result in a simultaneous diagonal slice with both swords
  • Performing an L2 immediately after an R2 in dual wield mode will result in a simultaneous forward thrust with both swords
  • To perform a Leap Attack, tap forward on the Left Stick as you press R2
  • To perform a Transformation Attack, press L1 while performing another attack.


Location

 

Normal

  • Fishing Hamlet. Get to the bottom of the well. Can be reached from the underground tunnels at the end of the area or via a ladder in the well right away. In that area a Shark Giant will wander around. Fighting him makes a second one appear after the first reaches sufficiently low health. The first giant will walk over near the ladder and scream at the ceiling, causing the second one to drop. The second one drops the weapon.
  • Fighting the two of them can be difficult and it is a good idea to use the Shaman Bone Blade to make them fight each other and finish off the weaker one. Molotov cocktails are also very effective against them. If neither is available to you, try to kill the one with the anchor first, as it is significantly harder to dodge.
  • One easy way to beat them is use of ranged weapon like Simon's Bowblade if you are a bloodtinge build, and the Holy Moonlight Sword if you are an arcane build.
  • By using the monocular, you can aim freely with Simon's Bowblade (or any firearm). Kill the two Winter Lanterns and walk to where the two items sit at the end of the tunnel from the Lighthouse Hut elevator. Don't drop down the ledge. Instead, aim from the ledge with the monocular. If you run out of QS bullets, use blood bullets. Sometimes, no attack will reach either shark giant no matter the range, so it's possible you might have to run all the way back around to make the first giant pace the room. If your bloodtinge is at or near 50, this shouldn't take long. However, they can hit you if you stand too close to the edge.
  • A Threaded Cane's transformed whip can easily hit the giants from the ledge once they're lured over and begin attacking, but be sure to keep your distance after each hit.
  • Unlike other giants in the game, these ones are easy to gun parry for a visceral attack. Keep in mind this will get very tricky after the other one starts fighting, so try to separate them and time your viscerals to get the invincibility at the right moment.
  • If your range is inadequate you can use the monocular to angle a throwing knife to be able to hit the shark giant in the back. This way, you can continue from the strategy of killing them on the ledge with a gun/magic without going around.
  • Chaining together backstabs is a very effecient way of dealing with them, if played right you should be able to eliminate the first shark giant before the second reaches you this way
  • For a video showing an easy way to kill the sharks with a monocular and a throwing knife strategy, check .

 

Uncanny Rakuyo

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Root Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 50,000 Blood Echoes

 

Lost Rakuyo

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Root Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 50,000 Blood Echoes


Player Notes

  • When transformed you can use R2 to set up a combo spam that deals only thrust dmg.
  • Lead attack on R2 is a great stunner for small to medium sized enemies.
  • The L2 spin is a very effective as a lead attack and crowd control, it's basically the little brother of the Hunter Axe spin.
  • When in combo L2 turns into two-handed slash or stab, depending on the previous attack being a slash or a stab.
  • Despite being a Cainhurst weapon, Rakuyo doesn't get any boon from bloodtinge. This makes it a great fit for classic Hunters of Hunters and other Skill-based builds, especially since it has a speed and range comparable to the Chikage.


Stats/Scaling

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+0

82 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - C - D -

+1

90 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - C - D -

+2

98 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - B - D -

+3

106 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - B - D -

+4

114 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - B - D -

+5

122 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - B - D -

+6

130 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - B - D -

+7

138 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - A - D -

+8

146 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - A - D -

+9

154 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - A - D -

+10

164 - - - - 0 0 100 100 - A - C -

 

Movesets & Videos

 

Regular Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.00x, .90x, 1.00x, 1.15x ?? This combo starts with a horizontal sweep from right to left, followed by a backhanded thrust of the hilt, followed by a backhanded diagonal downward slash from the left shoulder to the right foot, then a forward thrust, backhand diagonal downward slash, another forward thrust and finishes with a final backhand diagonal slash.
Backstep R1 .90x   A diagonal uppercut from the right foot to the left shoulder.
Dodge R1 ?? ~ ?? ?? ~ ?? After the roll performs a more vertical uppercut.
Dash R1 1.10x ?? (+run) Horizontal sweep from the right to the left.
R2 Attack 1.35x ?? A sweeping uppercut that winds up behind the player arcs past the right foot and finishes above the left shoulder.
Charged R2 1.70x ?? Initiates a dash thrust.
Backstep R2 1.25x   Backhanded forward thrust.
Dodge R2 ?? ?? Performs a sweeping diagonal uppercut.
Dash R2 1.40x ?? A quick forward thrust.
Leap 1.40x ?? (+run) Performs a leaping horizontal swipe.
Transform Attack 1.30x ?? (+x) Detaches the dagger and performs a diagonal sweep up (left foot to right shoulder) with the saber and a diagonal sweep down (right shoulder to left foot) with the dagger.
Transformed Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.00x, 1.00x, 1.20x, 1.10x ?? This combo alternates a right and left horizontal slash, then performs a dual backhand slightly diagonal slash, with both hands moving from the torso to full extension at the sides.
Backstep R1 .90x   Performs a short backhand horizontal swipe with the dagger, moving from right to left.
Dodge R1 ?? ~ ?? ?? ~ ?? After the roll, performs a horizontal sweep with the saber, moving from right to left.
Dash R1 1.10x ?? (+run) Performs a horizontal backhand sweep with the dagger, moving from left to right.
R2 Attack .90x, .95x, .90x ?? Alternates left and right thrusts.
Charged R2 ?? ?? N/A
Backstep R2 1.25x   Performs a thrust with the saber.
Dodge R2 ?? ?? After the roll performs a thrust with the dagger.
Dash R2 1.40x ?? (+run) Performs a thrust with the saber.
L2 .95x+100, 1.05x+110 (after normal 160, after r2 120)   Performs a 360 dual slash (counter clockwise). Pressing L2 again performs a counter spin (clockwise).
Leap 1.40x ?? Performs a leaping diagonal slash with both blades, moving from right to left.
Transform Attack 1.50x ?? (+x) Attaches the dagger to the bottom of the saber before performing a forward thrust.

 

Trivia

  • Rakuyo (落葉) literally means "falling leaf".
  • The sword of Rakuyo bears resemblance to the "kyū guntō", which was a hybrid of the sabre/katana with a handguard, used during the Russo-Japanese War.

 




    • 27 Mar 2017 16:15  

      When killing the shark bros, i found getting behind one and using augur of ebrietas (my arcane is at 32 idk if that matters) would open them for a visceral, while they get up, time it right and it does it again, rinse and repeat

      • 19 Mar 2017 03:48  

        I feel sorry for the noobs who gives us OG users a bad name I do not spam L2 I have gotten good with my rykuo. And I used every button For the right moment. I feel sorry for you guys because a pro win or lose with get better

        • 19 Jan 2017 19:55  

          To kill the sharks (i did in 2 tries): get a +10 ludwig. Go down. Transform the ludwig, hit 2 times, run. Hit 2 times run. (4x). When the other shark is joining the party, use the shaman blade and sit down to enjoy their fight.

          Best weapon in the game so far. Its fast like hell.

          • 11 Jan 2017 19:03  

            I see people unironically using "git gud" or "go back to Ludwigs lol" for anyone who doesn't think this weapon is the most amazing thing in the world, stroking their e-peens thinking they're hot ***** because they use a purportedly "difficult" weapon. Nope, it's just that where every other weapon is R1 spam this is L2 spam. That's it. It's also now considered pretty much a "meta weapon" at this point because of how BS it is in PvP against people who use it. Spam L2 and win. It's this game's Ice Rapier or Carthus Curved Sword, just face it. Sorry to snap your e-boner in half but you "git gud" Rakuyo kids aren't any better than the Ludwig's people. At least the Ludwig's users aren't so pretentious with their heads stuck up their bums. Other than that this is a fun weapon, just shut up about how superior you are for using it.

            • 29 Nov 2016 07:01  

              Since it's introduction, the Bladebow has become an almost infamous weapon amongst avid PvP players due to it's perceived ease of use and scant weaknesses.
              Yeah, that' s why Rakuyo is the most popular cancer weapon in the game

              • My strat for the bloody giants09 Sep 2016 00:54  

                Got a maxed out Ludwigs in trick mode, hit the anchor giant twice then ran like a little b*tch and repeated. I also played ring around the Rosie with them when the second dropped and took pot shots when I could.

                • no messengers, but patches24 Jul 2016 13:29  

                  So I went to dungeon 8i29rqz3, and instead of there being the bath messengers, patches was there instead. It would seem that once you befriend patches he replaces the bath messengers in dungeons, and his items don't cost anymore than buying it from the dungeon messengers.

                  • no messangers, but patches24 Jul 2016 13:24  

                    So I went to dungeon 8i29rqz3, and instead of there being the bath messengers, patches was there instead. It would seem that once you befriend patches he replaces the bath messengers in dungeons, and his items don't cost anymore than buying it from the dungeon messengers.

                    • The Rakuyo is for smart combo users05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                      if you are a regular r1 spamming scrub then you will hate this weapon. This weapon is similar to Threaded cane, you need to sleep with it and learn the moveset from da hart. Then this weapon will shine so hard all your invaders will be blinded by the light.

                      • Another cool strategy is...05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                        To run from the well using the ladder after the second giant appears, bait them to the ladder by descending it carefully or by throwing something into the giants and then performing a leap attack. I required 2 attacks to kill them.

                        • Tactic for giants05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                          The giants are a real pain in the ass to kill. Even with Bone blades it can difficult so I figured out smthng else. Here's how I did it. NOTE: You'll need the elevator shortcut! Run into the well and aggro the anchor giant (this will cause him to patrol around the pillar). Then run back to the ladder and all the way to the Lighthouse lamp. Take the elevator down and kill the 2 Brainthrusts and walk to the ledge overlooking the giants area. The anchor giant should aggro when he sees you, if not throw a pebble at him (quite thrilling). Here you can easily avoid their attacks and counter them.

                          • Screw them for doing it like that tbh05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                            The 2 giants you need to kill to get this are annoying as *****. They can be parried though the frames are so small, have fun with that when there are 2 of them constantly charging you. The best way I found to get this is kill the first giant before the other one manages to come into play. These 2 giants are the hardest thing I've encountered in the DLC so far when together, they put the bosses to shame.

                            • Terrible weapon05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                              This is the main weapon I went for in the DLC, the dual blade function on it is abysmal, you have to use both R1+R2 to use both blades and the reach on the offhand blade is terrible, the damage is also pretty mediocre. Simon's Bow Blade and Church Pick are much better for skill based builds.

                              • How the kill the sharkgiants easily (no shaman blade)05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                                1. Descend the lighthouse elevator & ill the winter lanterns (preferably after they spit up) <br/>2. Jump into the pit, use the ladder and return to the lighthouse (causes the first sharkgiant to stats patrolling the cave) <br/>3. Down the elevator return to the ledge the first giant will aggro <br/>I used the ludwigs to kill it but any weapon with good reach should be usable except the bowblade and the moonlight greatsword (projectiles pass through their heads) <br/>They can still hit you so take your time

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