The Masamune is a famed Japanese samurai sword.
The Masamune were prized blades and katana of exceptional quality, created by swordsmith priest Goro Nyudo Masamune. His career saw him create blades of such revolutionary method and forge that defined not just the blades of the late Kamakura era of Japan, but also the definition of the best made katana of Japanese history. His mastery of hamon, or the temper line of the blade where the cutting edge meets the body made through differentially hardening the edge, was also legendary; Masamune sought designs devoid of strict patterns, and saw his hamon make use of perpendicular and parallel lines of nie, making his swords look like as if they surge with power. Though his works largely saw him not sign most of them due to being under the employ of the shogunate, his name was constantly echoed by many a warrior and lord throughout the ages for his sword's grace, strength, durability, beauty, and purity as the unmatched creator of katana.
In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the Masamune could be considered one of the most powerful weapons. Its special ability is extremely powerful, with a large hitbox and long range. In addition, it grants invincibility, can be used back-to-back, and costs no MP. This means it can be used to deal continuous high damage without any threat of retaliation.
Even though it cannot be used while walking as the Crissaegrim, the slash flurry effect means short jump attacks are effective even on enemies low to the ground, allowing similar functionality on weaker enemies. It is also relevant to point out it takes two hands to use, while the Crissaegrim takes only one.
|Item Data: Masamune|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Legendary Masamune Katana|| 2 Handed Weapon (Katana)|
| Attrib: Cut|| ATT +55 DEF -30|| Drop: Black Panther|| Effect: Slash Flurry|
Special: ↓↘→ + [Attack] for attack then warp attack (ATT +110)
|A famed Japanese samurai sword|| Katana|
| Attrib: Slash|| ATK +39|
| Buy: $24,800 Find: Yoko's shop, Hammer's shop|
Create: Kotetsu + Devil Soul
| Effect: Scabard draw; Double strike|
Evolve: + Barbariccia Soul >> Osafune
|Legendary Masamune katana|| Main Hand (Katana)|
| #hands: 2|| ATK +65|| Find: Demon Corridor|
|Famed Japanese samurai sword.|| Katana|
| #hands: 1|| ATK +20|
| Rarity: ***|
Drop: Death (Chapter 5 Normal)