Overview[edit | edit source]

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Katana is one of the powersets. It is a Scrapper or Brute primary power set in City of Heroes. The Ninja Blade powerset for Stalkers in City of Villains is based upon Katana.

Wield a Katana and master a variety of powerful Lethal attacks. A quick and elegant weapon, the Katana is faster than a Broad Sword, and can reduce an enemy's Defense. The Katana is a fine blade that always has a bonus to Accuracy. Like all scrapper powers, all Katana attacks can sometimes land a critical hit for double damage.

Power Tables[edit | edit source]

The Katana powerset is available as a primary set for Scrappers and Brutes. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Katana Slash.png Sting of the Wasp 1 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana Hack.png Gambler's Cut 1 Melee, Minor Damage(Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana Slice.png Flashing Steel 2 Melee (Cone), Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana BuildUp.png Build Up 6 Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Katana Parry.png Divine Avalanche 8 Melee, Minor Damage (Lethal), Self +Defense
Katana Taunt.png Calling the Wolf 12 (Scrapper Only) Ranged, Foe Taunt
Katana Taunt.png Dragon's Roar 12 (Brute Only) Ranged, Foe Taunt
Katana WhirlingSword.png The Lotus Drops 18 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Katana Disembowel.png Soaring Dragon 26 Melee, High Damage (Lethal), Foe Knockup, Foe -Defense
Katana HeadSplitter.png Golden Dragonfly 32 Melee, Extreme Damage (Lethal), Foe Knockback, Foe -Defense

Powers[edit | edit source]

The following are powers in the Katana powerset.

Katana BuildUp.png Build Up[edit | edit source]

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your accuracy.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 6 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 6 (Brute)
Effects Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Self +Defense (Melee, Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff

Katana Taunt.png Calling the Wolf[edit | edit source]

Challenges a foe to attack you. Useful to pull a villain off an ally who finds himself in over his head.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 12 (scrapper)
Effects Ranged
Foe Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate

Katana Parry.png Divine Avalanche[edit | edit source]

You can use your katana to parry incoming melee attacks, and then quickly return the favor. Divine Avalanche does minor damage, but every successful hit will increase your defense against melee and lethal attacks for a short while.

Damage Minor (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 8 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 8 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Self +Defense (Melee, Lethal)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage
IO Defense Buff.png Defense

Katana Slice.png Flashing Steel[edit | edit source]

You swing your katana in a wide arc in front of you, slicing multiple foes. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

Katana Hack.png Gambler's Cut[edit | edit source]

You perform a quick slash with your katana. This attack is very fast but deals only minor damage. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Minor (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy

Katana HeadSplitter.png Golden Dragonfly[edit | edit source]

You perform a devastating Golden Dragonfly attack that deals a massive amount of damage and can even knock a foe down to the ground and reduce it's defense. This attack has an exceptionally good critical hit capability, better than other Katana attacks, that can sometimes deal double damage. The power of this attack can actually extend a short distance through multiple foes.

Damage Extreme (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 32 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 32 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockback
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

Katana WhirlingSword.png The Lotus Drops[edit | edit source]

You perform The Lotus Drops maneuver, attacking all foes in melee range. This attack wounds your opponents, causing them to take moderate damage over time and reduces their defense.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Moderate Damage Over Time (Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 18 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 18 (Brute)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage

Katana Slash.png Sting of the Wasp[edit | edit source]

You perform a standard attack with your katana. This attack is slower than Gambler's Cut, but deals more damage. Sting of the Wasp can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Moderate (Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage

Katana Disembowel.png Soaring Dragon[edit | edit source]

You perform a powerful Soaring Dragon maneuver that deals a great deal of damage, and can knock a target up into the air. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage High (Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 26 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon brute.png 26 (Brute)
Effects Melee
Foe Knockup
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Damage.png Melee Damage

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