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 added with The Old Hunters DLC. There are 3 versions of this weapon: Normal, Uncanny and Lost; which only differ in their Gem Imprints and the locations in which they are found.

 

Rakuyo Description

"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 Blood Stone  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.
  • 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. Except that there is no way to lure them over the the ledge. No ranged weapon will hit the one standing at the back and the one hanging from the ceiling doesn't drop down until the first one is at 50% health. 
  • 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. (confirmed as of January 19th, 2019)
  • 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. It is extremely difficult to get behind the patrolling Shark Giant without him detecting you. 
  • 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

  • In twin-blade mode, the hunter alternates between attacking with either blade in their R1 combo, meaning the transition time between the 1st and 2nd attack (or 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, etc.) is very brief.
  • In dual wield mode, the hunter alternates between thrusting with either sword in their R2 combo, which can continue indefinitely as long as stamina permits.
  • In dual wield mode, L2 changes behavior depending on the context of its usage.
    • Neutral L2 initiates a spin attack that is great for crowd control. Press L2 again to spin again.
    • Pressing L2 after R1 attacks causes the hunter to slash with both swords simultaneously.
    • Pressing L2 after R2 attacks causes the hunter to thrust with both swords simultaneously.
  • In addition to having the same blade as the Chikage, the Rakuyo's rolling attack and running attacks are also identical to that of the Chikage. However, unlike the latter the Rakuyo does not scale with bloodtinge.

 

 

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 resembles a hybrid between a katana and an European court sword.

 

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    • Anonymous

      Monocular and throwing knife confirmed as of July 15th 2022, and another effective weapon for the ledge strat is the boom hammer (transform it, wait for an opening after throwinf knifing, do a single uncharged heavy and back off- wait for attack pattern and repeat, works on both, confirmed same date)

      • Anonymous

        Finally got them... Tested both methods in the comments, neither method makes this fight easy, lots of work and attempts required either way.
        - For Parry and shaman bones : For the parry, it's really all or nothing, you either get the timing right, or you get trampled to death. For the shaman bones, the effect doesn't last long, and the openings to get a second stab in are really rare. Plus you need to get locked in and you can only carry 3 shaman bones on you.

        -For the balcony "cheese", you need to get through the two winter lanterns, which is a challenge in itself. Next, you def. need the monocular to target the big one and a good amount of knives. Don't waste time with the one on the ceiling, even though you can lock it, you can not harm it. Once the big one start attacking, be careful as all its attacks will get through the textures and hit you. The timing to get a hit in without getting hit back is really narrow, and you cannot get a lock in.

        In the end, I mixed both strategies, and got lucky. I was doing the balcony method, and as I got the hit that took the big one at 50% health, I actually fell in the arena. I manage to stab the big one with the bone at the same time the smaller fell down the ceiling. The effect wore off before either was killed, but as I was on the other side of the arena, they each took a different way around the central pillar to get to me. I managed to get the parry on the big one + a visceral. It had just a silver of health left, so I went in and stabbed it with the shaman bone while he was getting back up from the visceral. And the best part was that they both gave the final blow to each other, so both died at the same time.

        Really glad I'm done with these two.

        • Anonymous

          My arcane is at 30 in NG, and molotov cocktails barely make a dent in the first one. I think you really need a high arcane stat to take advantage of the cocktails.

          • Anonymous

            FROM HELL'S HART I STAB AT THEE! FOR HATE'S SAKE, I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE! YE DAMNED SHARKS!!!

            -hunter Ahab, 50eth try getting the rakuyo.

            • Anonymous

              has 60 rally at +10, 54 at +7 and 40 at +0. i assume it starts at 40 and adds +2 for every level. so:

              40,42,44,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,60.

              • Anonymous

                Everyone being tactical, I'll keep it simple, shaman blade. Sneak in with visceral every now and then, and then finish off the last one.

                • Anonymous

                  Parry fish on the anchor shark until it gets to half health. Once the second shark drops, kite both of them around the circle until you can bait the lunge/belly flop attack from the second shark. Once it lunges, it should be pretty far away from the anchor shark, and has a moment where it's just lying on the ground. Only then, you hit it with a Shaman Bone Blade while it's getting up, and watch the two sharks kill each other as you run away.

                  • Anonymous

                    When you enter the well initially, there is only one shark giant. It's the stronger of the two health-wise, and is parryable. It's easiest to just keep your distance and bait out the big lunge attack, which is relatively easy to parry. Get your visceral, back off and repeat. When it falls below 50% hp, it runs over to the ledge at the back of the room and another shark giant spawns. The second one has significantly less HP and no weapon, so it's going to mostly be trying to grab, two-hand smash, or dive at you. Avoid it and wait for an opportunity to parry the one you've already injured. It should die in 1 or 2 more successful visceral attacks, but you need to really be patient here and just wait for a safe time to strike. Once one is dead, the other can be taken out in whatever method you choose, and it'll die much faster than the first. You -could- switch to the second one when it shows up, but I find that the weaponless ones are much harder to parry for whatever reason. At any rate, it's basically a boss fight and with practice you will get it.

                    • Anonymous

                      The absolute easiest way to deal with the shark giants is to not fight them head on. Ignore the well that they are in initially and continue through the level. Once you unlock the elevator near OoK boss room, proceed toward the area where the Winter Lanterns are. Kill them, and you'll see the shark giants from the ledge.

                      From here, all you need to do is use the monocular to free aim a throwing knife at the giant that is furthest away (usually you just need to aim the crosshair up and to the right of the giant). Once he gets hit, he will attack near that ledge. From there you can safely attack him in between his attacks, as you can still be hit from this ledge. Stay a safe distance away, and when safe go and get 1 hit in and back away again. Rinse and repeat until they are both dead. Easiest with a long weapon like the Burial Blade but it can work with anything.

                      • Anonymous

                        After all i have suffered to get this weapon, i just take it to +10 and start using it even if I didnt want it.

                        • Anonymous

                          Best skill weapon. The way its moves change depending on context is just so good and I wish that was applied to not only other weapons but other Fromsoft games too. Such a fun weapon.

                          • Anonymous

                            I Need help, actually Killed the one who drops the Rakuyo but i died shortly After that and now i Can’t find the drop, is it gone?

                            • My first successful attempt at getting this weapon was using Ludwig's Holy Blade transformed charge attacks, it worked like a dream. Even if you don't get the backstab (which I had no problem getting) you are still doing massive damage at a really long range.

                              • Anonymous

                                Why bother fighting giants. After open the elevator in the hut, aggro one of the giants, then climb the ladder, go to back to the giants and use german reaper or church pick to poke them to death form a safe distance.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Like stated above, using the shaman blade makes this easy to get. Easiest way to get the Rakuyo is to parry the first giant until half health. It actually has two attacks with decent parry window. Don't stay too far away from it otherwise it would charge at you which is quite hard to dodge due to limited space in the area. Stay at around mid range to bait out its attack then parry. It took about 2-3 parries for the first giant to reach half health for me. Then, once the other giant drops down, lure it to you away from the other damaged giant. Try to dodge or parry its attack but dont attack it and just use the shaman blade on it. It will attack the other giant and while they're fighting just sneak in few hits and there. In my experience, the said giant will have less than 50% of its hp once it had killed the other one which makes it easier to fini***** off. I did this in my first playthrough and did it with only me failing one time.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    “ 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. Except that there is no way to lure them over the the ledge. No ranged weapon will hit the one standing at the back and the one hanging from the ceiling doesn't drop down until the first one is at 50% health. ”

                                    Why does the second half completely negate the first half? And why is the second half completely wrong? Throwing knives work fine. You just can’t lock on, so it takes a bit of trial and error to get it right. Get fully stocked on regular and poison knives just to be sure. Took me about 5 tries, but it could easily take more.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Interesting they put this right near the end of the DLC, close to a blood rock. It means most people who get it may be able to upgrade to +10 immediately. They must have considered that when placing it there :)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I wish this was a bloodtinge weapon. You'd think it would be, since Maria uses blood attacks in her boss fight.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I use this during invasions and it’s so stupid. R1 spamming opponent? R2 hyper armour to stop them! Host and co-operators? L2 spin of death and despair! Opponent survives more than 30 seconds of your BS and has a read of the move set? R1/R2 + L2 for brand new attacks to throw them off guard! Weakness? Missing.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            The Rakuyo emits red sparks instead of the usual orange while transforming which may hint that it’s actually traces of blood

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This weapon isn't actually broken at all it's just designed for players to be able to mimic the boss fight lady maria

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Holy Moonlight Sword L2 works wonders from the ledge overlooking the circular chamber with the two Shark Giants. Just lure the one on the ground over with the Monocular and a throwing knife, then go to town on him. You'll still need to watch for his anchor, but avoiding it up there VS down there is a lot easier, and less likely to combo you to death.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  It's strange how this is the most dex-intensive weapon in the game yet has one of the (mechanically) simplest transformations

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Okay so no one was really mentioning this strategy to get the rakuyo: If you don't have a shaman bone blade, go through fishing hamlet normally and then go to the ledge after killing the Winter Lanterns. Aim with a monocular and throw a throwing knife to hit the first guy. Use a long range weapon or your preferred ranged items to clip them through the ledge.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Shaman bone blade works miracles. Seriously, just parry the first one's health away, shaman bone blade, and sit back and relax. You will probably have to use a second one at some point, but even after the effect (as in them being able to damage each other) wears off, they will be distracted for long enough to use your second one. Once one is left, swoop in with a weapon (I chose the beasthunter saif,) to finish the last one off.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Tbh I was far more concerned by the distant “la la la” as I climbed down the ladder than the fishy ceiling boi

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Weird glitch that I probably won't be able to replicate: I got the 1st shark down to half health and the other spawned. I got whacked down initially, but made it around the pillar to break them up. The 2nd one came after me while I was looking for the 1st, since it's health was down. I killed the 2nd and got the Rakuyo, but the 1st was gone. Huh? Not that I'm complaining...

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I believed that the name of this blade means setting sun “落陽”, which is more appropriate for the theme than falling leaves “落葉”

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I used the monocular and got the first one's attention and then I used accursed brew to get its health down and it worked like a charm. They can hit you through the floor using this method though.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Definitely powerful, but I cant seem to master the timing of this weapon. The moveset feels pretty slow and limited.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This weapon is absolutely worth the pain and frustration of taking on the two shark giants. Certainly in my top 3 favorite trick weapons.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I was lucky and went up the ladder twice, healed each time, jumped down attacking. Requires a bit of luck, but thanks to them being extremely aggressive, they spend some jolly time at the ladder anyway ! HA TAKE THIS, FISHMEN !

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Moltowcocktails are useless they take to much time and do way to low dmg The easiest way is to use the pillar as covrr and attack through with loaded attacks through the "edge" thats the only way The ancor one is faster then a dog does not have any brake in its attacks and does three times more dmg then maria This is the hardest enemy in game I thinl this enemy is a bug in game it just cant be that the only way to get him down is to glitch

                                                                      • The Monocular and using a Knife actually helped me because i kept trying to take these two on and as i got closer the more difficult it got to actually do anything,I did not engage them i just used the threaded cane and just kept attacking with that,and kept my distance so don't get hit to much. i lost all patience with these two but after killing one i just kept attacking with the cane,and i finally got my Rakuyo!

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          What*****tingly stupid bull*****These assholes cost me more nerves than any boss. Finally though, I got killed the first one and was searching the second one, who already came down before I killed the first one, obviously. Didn't find the second shark, he was glitched away. Minutes later I got my echoes, without the reward. Great.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            It is still possible to use the throwing knife and monocular trick to lure the Shark Giant at the back without having to drop down. Oct 17, 2018. Could you not write wrong statements in a wiki just because YOU couldn't do it.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Majorly overrated weapon . Not as overrated as Ludwigs blade but still overrated . At this point I've made top tier bulids with 100% top tier gems and runes for literally every single weapon in the game . The reality is if you make the bulid right , "almost" every weapon is equally amazing and only dominant in certain situations . Perfect example , Boom Hammer with top tier setup is super mega god mode at one shotting mobs but absolute garbage at tough bosses , where as the Whirligig is the exact opposite of that

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The L2 spin attack is not that powerful, the DPS is higher when you use the transform attacks and the simple L2 attack at the end of a combo. I mean at the same cost of stamina It's a wonderful weapon, it has 534AR in my game at 42 Skill and cursed bloodgems, it's not that bad as this can hit very quick and the Rakuyo can be buffed.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  The ledge trick doesn't work, even the giant clinging to the ceiling can't be shot and he's well within range.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Be careful when fighting the giants from above. I was shooting at them for a while, and one of them eventually clipped through the terrain and appeared in the upper level. Thankfully, it was nearly dead by that point, and the other one had dropped the rakuyo. Still, it was kind of scary to suddenly come face to face with a giant in that little tunnel.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      The problem with this weapon is that its too well designed. lol

                                                                                      I'm surprised From Soft didn't use it as a template to try more three button combo weapons in Dark Souls 3, but whatever the case the Rakuyo's sick. People can stay mad at it all they want, but I think everyone needs to make a character to optimizes it at least once because it's just such an amazingly fun weapon. It's like you become a devil may cry character while everyone else is still pressing one button.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This is, without a doubt, my favorite weapon in the game. Not quite sure what all the salt is in these comments about the overuse of it in PVP. It's a good weapon yes, but not a great weapon. If you're any good it's easy to counter and stay out of its range. With that being said, I just love this weapon, the move set screams fluidity and grace and the design compliments this perfectly. It fits Lady Maria's character great and its the perfect weapon for my favorite boss fight.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Dear anyone that uses Rakuyo in pvp, f-uck you. Anyone can spam L2 to spin-to-win, and R1 spam since dark souls. This weapon has a ghost range that extends to at least 3 times the length of this weapon and is unpunishable. Seriously hate this thing.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            "One day, she abandoned her beloved Rakuyo, casting it into a dark well, when she could stomach it no longer."
                                                                                            Sure, Bloodborne, sure.... and the Rakuyo she fights us with is totaly not this weapon. Just our imagination I guess....

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              With two +15 phys heavy abyssals and one 27.2% phys I get 573 ar which is 14 ar higher than two 27.2% phys at 50 strength 25 skill.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                An interesting weapon, it's got a bit of a tainted reputation due to the flood of skilless l2 spammers that easily get ludwiged or burried, for a more refined player who can make use of anything this is an incredibly versatile weapon, it doesn't take a lot of skill or good timing to use thanks to some of it's more infamous movesets, but it does have the massive drawback of dealing with enemies with range, if you're not good at evading and striking this weapon is just going to get you killed. It pairs up quite well with the burial blade as an alternative to the blades of mercy for a quick weapon to deal with targets you cant easily kite with your burial blade's reach.
                                                                                                In brief, this weapon really doesn't deserve much of the hate or praise it gets but is a solid weapon that any hunter looking to spice up their combat should acquire, just mind the rotting carcass of the ten thousand l2 spammers that have nesled up inside it....

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Welcome to the page of the most overused weapon in PvP! Period! More-so then Moonlight and Ludwig! Have fun spamming L2 and even R2 with lead elixer to your hearts content! It's certainly not looked down upon by like, everyone!

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Eh, looks more like a standard cutlass judging by the gradual curve and pointed tip of the blade, albeit with the dagger in place of a pommel. Its origin is evidently similar to the kyu gunto, but that's about it.

                                                                                                    I find it cool that the dagger's edge faces the opposite direction of the saber when connected, suggesting that the weapon is supposed to be swung pommel-first, unlike any ordinary sword. This is actually showcased in its R1 chain: the dagger connects first, with the saber following in an arc, then the dagger is stabbed into the enemy, and the chain is completed with a final slash from the saber as the blade is turned back around. The weapon requires the movement of the entire body, otherwise the user would only end up injuring themselves on the edge of the dagger.

                                                                                                    As for the name "Rakuyo," I assume the "falling leaf" in question would be the wilting lumenflowers, whose petals are scattered all throughout the Astral Clocktower. Furthermore, the change of seasons is apparently significant in Bloodborne, as winter and snow are heavily tied to the arcane and eldritch Truth. The Rakuyo could also be alluding to autumn, and the impending discoveries of the Healing Church by use of the Hunters.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Well, needless to say, i wonder why the second brain trust doesn't seem to follow you and frenzy the giants, it's not like they are out of sight or anything, and besides if it sees you a mile away it should act like the big brain and frenzy regardless, but then again, this is from software the cheapest programmer ever who leaves programming bugs in the game and calls them features, and retards all over the world praise this game for its beauty, not seeing the fact that physics IS important in a game and that the enemies SHOULDN'T *****ING SLIDE AROUND obstacles to get to you.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Out of all the weapons I love this blade, it has slightly less speed than m.daggers and has (in my opinion, right or wrong idc) best scaling for skill users, if you look at it stat wise with a high skill is out ranks most weapons, it his hard and fast pending on pendants, and doesn't sap your stanima, leaving plenty of we'll timed dodges. Played with it for 10 minutes decided that was my choice, my go to, l2 spam is fine and all, but anyone who knows how to build it and use it well, will see that it is far better in the hands of a user. L2 spams, have fun, but part of the fun is being a master. Not a spammer

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          It is quite remarkable, that when you fight the first shark with a hit and run method overtime it will disappear, then take the ladder up and go back then you will see the second shark waiting for you. It is the easy way to get the rakuyo without messing with both shark giant.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                How to get the Rakuyo easily: 1. Stay at a distance 2. Press L2. 3. Repeat 4. Shaman Bone Blade 5. Press L2. 6. Enjoy

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Its a bit difficult but once the second shark joins if you shaman blade them twice they will practically kill each other

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              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.

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