For the Lords of Shadow 2 sword, see Masamune (Lords of Shadow).
Masamune DoS Icon

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

Item Data: Masamune
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Katana Icon Masamune (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
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)
Masamune DoS Icon Masamune - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A famed Japanese samurai sword Katana
Attrib: Slash
ATK +39
Sell: $12,400 
Buy: $24,800 Find: Yoko's shop, Hammer's shop
Create: Kotetsu + Devil Soul
Effect: Scabard draw; Double strike
Evolve: + Barbariccia Soul >> Osafune
Masamune - Encore of the Night [edit]
Legendary Masamune katana Main Hand (Katana)
#hands: 2
ATK +65
Find: Demon Corridor
Katana Icon Masamune - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Famed Japanese samurai sword. Katana
#hands: 1
ATK +20
Sell: $3,000 
Rarity: ***
Drop: Death (Chapter 5 Normal)


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