Ninja Gaiden 2 ========================== Weapons FAQ by Somegamefan Copyright 2008 Jim Newby (aka Somegamefan, TheLordofPie) ========================== Version 1.20 *Updates* Added a user-submitted opinion to the Tonfas. Added to the Thanks section. Version 1.13 *Updates* It was brough to my attention by Jordan "Nodipman" Rupp that the Dragon Sword wasn't the only weapon that can do multiple Flying Swallows, but in fact the Vigooian Flails can also do the same, but under a different name. Version 1.12 *Updates* Updated the Legal Stuff part of my guide. Added another website to the "Sites Allowed" list, which can be found in that section. Version 1.11 *Updates* Fixed a few spelling errors. Added 3 websites to the "Sites Allowed" list, they can be found in that section. Version 1.10 *Updates* Submitted, and was rejected do to spelling/grammer. Ran through spell check. Updated the legal part of this guide. Version 1.00 *Updates* Well, can't really update what's not here. ========================== Table of Contents (NGTOC) I- Introduction (NGINTRO) II- Weapon list (Melee) (NGWPLST1) A- Dragon Sword (NGDS) B- Lunar Staff (NGLS) C- Falcon Talons (NGFT) D- Dragon's Claw and Tiger's Fang (NGDCTF) E- Kusari-gama (NGKG) F- Eclipse Scythe (NGES) G- Tonfa (NGTNF) H- True Dragon Sword (NGTDS) I- Vigoorian Flail (NGVF) J- Blade of the Archfiend (NGBOA) III- Weapon List (Projectile) (NGWPLST2) A- Shuriken (NGSHK) B- Fiend Bane Bow (NGFBB) C- Incendiary Shuriken (NFIS) D- Gatling Spear Gun (NGGSG) E- Windmill Shuriken (NGWS) IV- Closing (NGCLS) A- Legal Stuff (NGLEGAL) 1- Sites allowed (NGSITES) B- Contact (NGCTCT) C- Thanks (NGTHX) *Note* If you are searching for a specific part, just copy the text (with parenthesis) and press Ctrl+F to open the "find" menu. Paste the text in the box and press enter I.e. If you want to find the Dragon Sword, you'll paste "(NGDS)" in the find box(not quotations though). =============Introduction============= (NGINTRO) Welcome to my Ninja Gaiden 2 (NG2) weapons FAQ! Here, I will discuss each weapon, what level it is in, what moves it has, and a rating system. This time around in NG2 , there are only 9 weapons (TDS doesn't count), but 8 sets to equip (BotA is weilded with the TDS). Along with only 5 projectile weapons to be used. Though before I begin, I must say that the rating system is based of my personal prefrence! So if you want to whine because I gave a weapon a 2, go ahead, I'm not changing it. But feel free to add your opinions and remarks, and I'll be sure to put it in my guide. Though if you're going to re-rate a weapon, be sure to use my rating system, that way it'll be easier for others to read. That being said, let's move onto what you came to read: The weapons! =============Melee Weapons============= (NGWPLST1) NG2 doesn't have as many weapons at NG1/B/S, but that doesn't stop Ryu from killing everything in his sight. You start with the Dragon Sword, and get new weapons fairly quickly. So it's kinda hard to have fun with your newly acquired weapon, because before you know it, Ryu now has another weapon to use. *Note* Each weapon has 3 levels. It costs 10k to get to Level 2, and 30k to get to Level 3. So I'll not be going over weapon level prices. -------------Rating System------------- I will rate weapons using this system; Strength- (damage it can do) Speed- (how fast you can strike) Reach- (how far you can reach) Suited for (Strong or weak enemies, multiple or single, etc)- *Note* All 3 stats will be on a 10 point scale. And will have 1 being the lowest. There will not be any fractions of numbers (aka 12.78). And numbers will not go past their scale max (aka 12/10). -------------Weapons Moves System------------- I will list every move that is shown to you in the game. Hidden moves (if any) will not be listed here. Moves will be listed as they are named in the game. When you see LV2, LV3, and LV4, then that weapon must be at that level, or higher, in order for you to do the move. When you see the word "throw" in brackets (i.e. [throw]), it means that Ryu is now doing a "Throw" type move, and once the throw has started, Ryu is invincible for the entire animation. If you see the word "hold" in brackets (i.e. [hold]), then the very next button you must hold down until Ryu starts the attack animation. If the word "360" is in brackets (i.e. [360]), then you must rotate the left analog stick 360 degrees before you press the next move button. Any text in parathensises is a special note meaning that you must be doing what it says in order to pull off the right move. Anything with ">" means you must push the analog stick toward an enemy before you press the next button. Anything joined with a plus sign (+) means you must press both buttons at the same time I will now list each weapon in order when it becomes avaliable. =============Dragon Sword============= (NGDS) Strength- 7 Speed- 8 Reach- 6 Suited for- All types First avaliable- Start with The DS is a pretty all rounded weapon, and Ryu's weapon of choice. You could easily go through the game with only this weapon. It features both ground and ariel type moves, but I've found myself focusing on ariel type moves. The DS can also do multiple flying swallow attacks (1 per level) -------------Moves------------- Piercing Dragons's Fang XXXXX Dragon Tear LVL3 XX>X Tiger Roar XXY Fang of the Wolf LVL2 XXYY Fortuitous Phoenix LVL3 XXYYYY Ikaruga LVL2 XXY>Y Seal of Ten XX>XX Three Lights XX>XY Wrath of Izangi LVL2 XX>XYY Blade of Empty Air XYX Blade of Susano'o LVL2 XYXXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 XYXXX[throw]Y Scarlet Dragon X[hold]Y Windmill Slash >X Violent Wind >XX>X Violent Gale LVL2 >XX>XX Piercing Wind >XX>Y Dragon of Heaven LVL2 >XX>YY>Y Dragon of Earth LVL2 >XX>YY>[hold]Y Crimson Temptest YY Undefeatable Demon LVL2 YYY Haze Straight Slash [hold]Y Oblivion Cross Cut [hold]Y (essence] Blade of the Emperor Dragon [hold]Y (essence max) Azure Dragon >Y Scarlet Dragon >[hold]Y Violet Wind (while running)X Violet Gale LVL2 (while running)XX Piercing Wind (while running)Y Dragon of Heaven LVL2 (while running)YY>Y Dragon of Earth LVL2 (while running)YY>[hold]Y Flying Crane LVL2 [360]Y Gleaming Blade LVL3 [360][hold]Y Roaring Gleam LVL3 [360][hold]Y (essence) Annihilating Gleam LVL3 [360][hold]Y (essence max) Deep Crimson (while blocking)XX Gleaming Cross (while blocking)Y Rising Dragon (Next to a downed enemy)Y Blade of the Empty Air (while jumping)X Blade of Nirrti LVL2 (while jumping)XXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 (while jumping)XXX[throw]Y Helmet Splitter (while jumping)Y Air Destruction Slash (while jumping forward)X Falling Dragon Blade (while jumping forward)Y Flying Swallow (while jumping forward)>Y Azure Swallow LVL2 (while jumping forward)>YY Divine Flying Swallow LVL3 (while jumping forward)>YYY Spinning Blade LVL2 (while landing)X Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Flying Swallow (while wall running)X or Y Flying Dragon Blade (on wall)X Cicada Slash (on wall)Y Divine Flying Dragon (during flying bird flip)X Divine Cicada Slash (during flying bird flip)Y Divider of Waves (while running on water)XX Blade of Empty Water (while running on water)XYX Blade of Empty Seas LVL2 (while running on water)XYXX Aquatic Flying Sparrow (while running on water)XYXX Heavy Mists (at water surface)X Flying Osprey (at water surface)Y Demon Shark (underwater)X Great Demon Shark (underwater)Y =============Lunar Staff============= (NGLS) Strength- 6 Speed- 7 Reach- 8 Suited for- Human enemies. Crowd control First avaliable- Level 1 The Lunar in NGB was a very nice weapon. You could easily replace the DS with it. But this time around I found the Lunar to have a lot less durability. It's still a nice weapon due to it's reach, and in the hands of a skilled user, they could keep the enemy at bay while inflicting maximum damage. -------------Moves------------- Dragon's Fang Spin XXXX Dragon's Talon Spin LVL2 XXXY Gleaming Shadow XXY Infinity Thrust X>XX Yin-Yang Thrust LVL2 X>XXX Amitabha Thrust LVL3 X>XXXX Absolute Darkenss LVL2 X>XYX Izuna Drop LVL2 X>XYX[throw]Y Sun and Moon LVL2 X>XYY Molten Rock LVL3 XYXXX Strange Soul LVL3 XYYYY Bolted Gate >XX Charging Lion LVL2 >XXX Fierce Lion Y Bladed Spider LVL3 YYYYY Bladed Spider LVL2 Y>Y Bladed Spider LVL3 YY>Y Bladed Spider LVL3 YYY>Y Remnant Blossems [hold]Y Eight Destructions [hold]Y [essence] Dance of Flame [hold]Y (essence max) Waning Moon >Y First Wind LVL2 >YYX Izuna Drop LVL2 >YYX[throw]Y Moonlit Shadow LVL2 >YYY Vanishing Mist (while running)XX Twin Serpent Staff (while running)Y Destruction Spin LVL3 [360]Y Waning Evil LVL2 [360][hold]Y Hazy Shadow LVL2 [360][hold]Y (essence) Heavenly Shadow LVL2 [360][hold]Y (essence max) Izuna Drop LVL2 [360][hold]Y (essence max) [throw]Y Mirror Reflection (while blocking)X Gate of Betrayal LVL2 (while blocking)XX Quivering Moon LVL2 (while blocking)Y Furious Moon LVL2 (while blocking)YYYX Izuna Drop LVL2 (while blocking)YYYX[throw]Y Moon of the Soul LVL2 YYYY Slain Demon (next to a downed enemy)Y First Wind (while jumping)X Wind of Dawn LVL2 (while jumping)XX Izuna Drop LVL2 (while jumping)XX[throw]Y Phantom Moon (while jumping)Y Flashing Current LVL2 (while landing)X Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Single Horn (while wall running)X Stone of Sin LVL2 (while wall running)XX Sixteen Nights (while wall running)Y Single Horn (on wall)X Stone of Sin LVL2 (on wall)XX Sixteen Nights (on wall)Y Sixteen Nights (during flying bird flip) X or Y Fallen Moon (while running on water)XY Raven Thrust (while running on water)Y Hazy Moon (at water surface)X Ivory Moon (at water surface)Y Crystal Surface (underwater)X Lion's Storm (underwater)Y =============Falcon Talons============= (NGFT) Strength- 5 Speed- 7 Reach- 3 Suited for- Unarmored foes First avaliable- Level 2 The FT are a nice weapon to use, but due to the short range, it can also be just as dangerous. The reach forces Ryu to get up close and personal with every enemy but will let him work his killing magic if put in the center of a crowd. -------------Moves------------- Lion's Roar XXXXX Heavenly Wolf LVL2 XXXYYYY Ravenous Wolf LVL2 XXX[throw][hold]Y Panther Tail Kick XXX>XXX Running Flame LVL2 XXYY Tiger's Crushing Claw XX>X Crushing Vermillion Bird Strike LVL3 XX>XXXXXX Izuna Drop LVL3 XX>XXXXX[throw]Y Wings of the Phantom Roc LVL3 XX>XXYY Wings of the Vermillion Bird LVL3 XX>XYYYY Vermillion Bird Strike LVL3 XX>YYY Flying Tiger's Claw XYX Crushing Vermillion Bird Strike LVL2 XYXXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 XYXXX[throw]Y White Tiger Flurry >XXX White Tiger Gouge >XXXY Bared Lion's Fang >XXX[throw][hold]Y Thunderous Lion's Roar LVL2 >XXXXXX White Tiger Gouge LVL2 >XXXXY Thunderous Lion's Roar LVL2 >XXXX[throw][hold]Y Bear Strike YY Charging Roar LVL2 YYY Furious Tiger Claw YY>Y Furious Tiger Kick LVL2 YY>YY Gouging Wold Claw YY>Y[throw][hold]Y King of Beasts [hold]Y Claws of a Hundred Beasts [hold]Y (essence) Fury of the Divine Beasts [hold]Y (essence max) Thunderous Earth >Y Cry of the Phoenix LVL2 >YY Beast's Claw Kick (while running)X Charging Tiger's Claw (while running)YY Charging Tiger's Kick LVL2 (while running)YYY Gouging Wolf Claw LVl2 (while running)YY[throw]Y Ring of Nine Tails LVL2 [360]Y Black Tortoise of Water (while blocking)XXX Black Tortoise of Wind LVL2 (while blocking)XXXXXX Claw of the Phantom Roc (while blocking)Y Bared Lions's Fang (while blocking)[hold]Y Haunting Dog (next to a downed enemy)Y Flying Tiger's Claw (while jumping)X Curshing Vermillion Bird Strike LVL2 (while jumping)XXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 (while jumping)XXXY Three-Legged Bird (while jumping)Y Flying Swallow (jumping towards enemy)Y Flame of the Chimera (jumping towards enemy)YXX Izuna Drop LVL2 (jumping towards enemy)YX[throw]Y Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Flyign Swallow (while wall running)X or Y Flame of the Chimera (while wall running)XXX Izuna Drop (while wall running)XX[throw]Y Azure Dragon Kick (on wall) X or Y Swooping White Phoenix LVL2 (on wall)XX Decent of the Dragon (during flying bird flip)X Falling Azure Dragon (during flying bird flip)Y Moon of the Fox (during flying bird flip)[hold]Y Swooping White Phoenix (during flying bird flip)YX or YY Submerged Tiger Claw (while running on water)XX Submerged Crushing Jaw (while running on water)XY Surging Azure Dragon LVL3 (while running on water)XYY Cry of the Phoenix (while running on water)YY Water Tiger's Crushing Claw (at water surface)X Phantom Strike LVL3 (at water surface)XX Surging Azure Dragon LVL3 (at water surface)XY Water Fox Kick (at water surface)Y Fangs of the Water Dragon (underwater)X Water Reptile Slash (underwater)Y =============Dragon's Claw and Tiger Fang============= (NGDCTF) Strength-8 Speed- 7 Reach- 6 Suited for- Big enemies First avaliable- Level 4 What is better than 1 blade? 2 blades. What's better than 2 blades? Ryu wielding them. The DCTF is a really good weapon to use against large enemies due to the fact that Ryu can virtually hit twice as much as the DS, while still being able to mimic the DS's moves. -------------Moves------------- Falling Flowers XXXXX Blade of Nirvana LVL2 XXXXY Mahayana Blade XXXYY Blade of Dharma's Way LVL2 XXYY Double Lightning Strike XX>XX Lightning Pierce LVL2 XX>XXX Penetrating Lightning LVL3 XX>XXXX Bladed Wind LVL3 XX>XY King Slayer LVL2 XX>Y Emperor Slayer LVL3 XX>YY Falling Dragon XXX>X Double Zhong Kui Slash XYX Mighty Zhong Kui LVL2 XYXXXX Spinning Zhong Kui LVL3 XYXXXXY Spinning Zhong Izuna LVL2 XYXXX[throw]Y Zhong Kui Heavenly Sparrow LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y Dragon Slaying Sparrow LVL2 XYXXX(pause)[hold when hitting a wall]Y Falling Dragon Slayer LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)X Spinning Dragon slayer LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)Y Great Dragon Slayer LVL3 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)YY Bird and Dragon LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)A Falling Zhong Kui LVL2 XYXXY Zhong Kui Whirlwind LVL3 XYXXYY Fire Dragon Spinning Decent XYY Spinning fire Dragon LVL3 XYYY Purgatory Slash X[hold]Y Wind and Clouds LVL2 X[hold]YY Divine Blade LVL3 X[hold]YYY Twin Continous Slash >XX Twin Cross Cut LVL2 >XXX Flying Dragon >XY Decending Dragon LVL2 >XYY Swooping Dragon Fang YYYY Great Chasm LVL3 YY>Y Rolling Haze Slash [hold]Y Path of the Demon Dragon [hold]Y (essence) Eight Heavenly Dragons [hold]Y (essence max) Rising Earth Blade >Y Purgatory Slash >[hold]Y Silent Gale (while running)X Gale Cross Cut LVL2 (while running)XX Gale Rising Slash (while running)Y Gale Falling Slash LVL2 (while running)YY Rise to Heaven LVL2 [360]Y Sokaku's Secret Blade (while blocking)X Sokaku's Dissecting Blade (while blocking)Y Ground Roll (next to a downed enemy)Y Double Zhong Kui Slash (while jumping)X Mighty Zhong Kui LVL2 (while jumping)XXXX Spinning Zhong Kui LVL3 (while jumping)XXXXY Zhong Kui Izuna LVL2 (while jumping)XXXY Spin Slash (while jumping)Y Whirlwind Slash LVL3 (while jumping)YY Flying Swallow (while jumping towards enemy)Y Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Divine Hawk Flying Sparrow (while wall running)X or Y Divine Hawk Twin Blades (on wall)X Decending Divine Hawk (on wall)Y Spinning Divine Hawk LVL3 (on wall)YY Divine Hawk Dancing Blades (during flying bird flip)X Flying Bird Decent (during flying bird flip)Y Flying Bird Spin LVL3 (during flying bird flip)YY Flying Water (while running on water)XXY Aqua Chasm (while running on water)XY Flying Hawk (while running on water)Y Aqua Chasm (at water surface)XY Heavenly Bay (at water surface)Y Root of the Lotus (underwater)X Water Dragon Blade (underwater)Y =============Kusari-gama============ (NGKG) Strength- 4 Speed- 8 Reach- 10 Suited for- Crowd control. Weaker enemies First avaliable- Level 5 The Kusari-gama is an awesome weapon to use. But when faced by larger enemies, it's better to switch to a different weapon. It features both short and long ranges attacks, but I'd recommend only using the longer range attacks, as they're more suited for multiple enemies, and when you're doing little damage, it's best to spread the love to all other enemies. -------------Moves------------- Face Strike XXXXX Great Sweep LVL2 XXXXY Ear Slicer LVL2 XXXYYY Raging Star LVL3 XXXYYYYY Serpent Swing LVL2 XXXYY>Y Midnight Blade LVL2 XXX>X Shrike Drop LVL2 XXX>[hold]X Skull Shatterer XXYY Flying Vine LVL2 XX>Y Demon Cutter LVL2 XX>[hold]Y Hunting Heavens XY Falling Snow LVL2 XYYYX Temple Bell Drop LVL2 XYYYY One Hundred Flames LVL2 XYYXX Flying Vine LVL2 X[hold]Y Demon Cutter LVL2 X[throw][hold]Y Flying Vine LVL2 X>Y Demon Cutter LVL2 X>[throw][hold]Y One Hundred Feet >XX Fuji Drop LVL2 >XXXXX Thunderous Flying Sparrow LVL2 >XXXY Spiral Attack YY Reverse Great Spin LVL2 YYYYY Immerse Tragedy LVL3 YYYYYY Storm of Six Flowers [hold]Y Pounding Gate [hold]Y (essence) Dance of Nine Dragons [hold]Y (essence max) Sweeping Clouds >Y Damcing Maple LVL2 >YYYX Giant Bell Drop LVL2 >YYYY Flying Vine LVL2 >[hold]Y Demon Cutter LVL2 >[throw][hold]Y Great Shears (while running)X Absence of Light (while running)Y Flowing Spin [360]Y Raging Wind LVL2 [360]YY furious Whirlwind LVL3 [360]YYY Midnight Blade LVL3 [360]YYX Shike Drop LVL3 [360]YY[hold]X Flying Vine LVL2 [360]YX Demon Cutter LVL2 [360]Y[hold]X Music of the Haze (while blocking)X Sweeping Willow (while blocking)Y Hunter's Slash (next to a downed enemy)Y Slicing Wind (while jumping)X One Hundred Flames (while jumping)YXX Thunderous Light (while jumping)YY Flowing Spin (while landing)X Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Flying Scythe (while wall running) X or Y Flowing Dragon (on wall)X Giant Serpent Drop (on wall)Y Flowing Dragon (during flying bird flip)X Giant Serpent Drop (during flying bird flip)Y Waterfall Breaker (while running on water)XX Falling Thunder Flying Sparrow (while running on water)XYY Shell Spiral (while running on water)Y Giant Toad Drop (at water surface)X Falling Thunder Flying Sparrow (at water surface)YY Devestation Above (underwater)X Insane Agitation (underwater)Y =============Eclipse Scythe============= (NGES) Strength- 9 Speed- 4 Reach- 6 Suited for- Big enemies. First avaliable- Level 6 The ES is a pretty powerful weapon, but lacks speed. It is meant for the bigger enemies, so it'll tear through the smaller ones with ease. It is hardly ever blocked (I believe it can guard crush smaller enemies), so you'll mostly have to worry about missing. Usually the moves made for individuals are the hardest to connect, while all other moves just hack at anything in their path. -------------Moves------------- Piercing Moon XXXXX Shadow Banisher XXXX[throw][hold]X Mist Slash XXXXXY Death's Gate LVL2 XXX>XXX Death's Pillar LVL3 XXX>XXY River Styx Drop LVL3 XXX>XX[throw][hold]Y Demon Procession LVL2 XXXXYYY Death's Chariot LVL2 XXXY Corpse Sweep XXY Demon's Jaws XYY Round Haze >XXX Reversed Tsunami LVL3 >XXXXX Reversed Windfall LVL2 >XYYYYY Flying Heads YY Cries of Ares LVL2 YYY Serpent's Curse [hold]Y Underworld Eruption [hold]Y (essence) Empire Destroyer [hold]Y (essence max) Soul Impale >Y Shadow Banisher >[throw][hold]Y Hidden Clouds LVL2 (during Shadow Banisher)Y Death's Gate LVL2 (during Hidden Clouds)XX Death's Piller LVL3 (during Hidden Clouds)XY River Styx Drop LVL3 (during Hidden Clouds)X[throw][hold]Y Demon Strangler LVL2 (during Hidden Clouds)YY Hunted Chimera >YY Returning Wind (while running)X Ring of Insanity (while running)Y Graveyard Spin LVL2 [360]Y Massacre Sweep LVL2 [360][hold]Y (essence) Extermination Sweep LVL2 [360][hold]Y (essence max) Futile Resistance (while blocking)X Darkness of Hades (while blocking)Y Sacrificial Slice (next to a downed enemy)Y Hidden in Darkness (next to a downed enemy)[throw][hold]Y Immense Raven (while jumping)XX Blood Rain (while jumping)Y Flying Sacrifice (while jumping towards enemy)Y Infinite Sacrifice (while jumping towards enemy)[throw][hold]Y Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Flying Sacrifice (while wall running) X or Y Infinite Sacrifice (while wall running)[throw][hold]X or Y Wind of Revenge (on wall) X or Y Entombed Lightning (during flying bird flip)X Monstrous Raven (during flying bird flip)Y Aqua Slash (while running on water)XX Wave of Judgement (while running on water)YY Lotus Strike (at water surface)X Wounds of Poseidon (at water surface)Y Aquatic Illusion (underwater)X Sea Serpent (underwater)Y =============Tonfa============= (NGTNF) Strength- 3 Speed- 9 Reach- 3 Suited for- Human enemies First avaliable- Level 7 The Tonfa is an ok weapon to use, but I'd not recommend it to save your life. But the speed that these have allow Ryu to do a lot of short, quick damage to all opponents. But when against large enemies, you'll be quickly handed your ass on a plate. If you're bored and want a little fun, use their UT lvl 2 on an unlucky fellow to see one of the longest, and most coolest beat downs. Andrew "Vosh" Marvosh sent me an email with his opinion on the Tonfa. "Hi, I had a comment concerning your weapon guide for Ninja Gaiden II. Tonfa's are actually powerful against certain enemies. For example, when I played through the game on Master Ninja and did the Test of Valour #7 in Chapter 9 with super bat-humanoids and spider robot-women, using a Tonfa stage 2 UT killed them instantly. I just wanted to let you know. That also works with smaller enemies, such as with the weaker ninjas' and skinny purple demons one first encounters at the very beginning of Chapter 3 (for Path of the Warrior and Master Ninja I believe)." -------------Moves------------- Great Edge XXXXX Ivory Flower XXXYX Falling Petals Flowing Water LVL2 XXXYXXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 XXXYXXX[throw]Y One Thousand Blossms LVL3 XXYYY Fluttering Peacock LVL2 XX>Y Blooming Iris XX>XX Flower Garland Drop LVL2 XX>X[throw]Y Cypress Column XX>XY Cradled Moon XY Crimson Edge X[hold]YY Deamons' Staves >X Demons' Diamonds LVL2 >XX Demon Tears Kick LVL3 >XXXXX Demon Devourer >XYY Iron Wheel YY Storm of the Four Winds LVL2 YYY Vermillion Fan [hold]Y Spring Wind [hold]Y (essence max) Uncontrollable Bloom [hold]Y (essence max) Turning Wheel (while running)X Roaring Flames (while running)Y Overlapping Storms LVL2 [360]Y Heavenly Justice (during combo) A or Left Trigger+L stick Justice of Heaven Kick (during Heavenly Justice)X Broken Lantern (during Heavenly Justice)Y First Storm (during Heavenly Justice)X One Thousand Lotuses (during Heavenly Justice)YY Bloom of Revenge (next to a downed enemy)Y Ivory Flower (while jumping)X Falling Petals Flowing Water LVL2 (while jumping)XXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 (while jumping)XXXY Oblivion Blossom (while jumping)Y Eight Leaves (while jumping forward)X Stone Breaker (while jumping towards enemy)YY Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Stone Breaker (while wall running)XY or YY Fluttering Crane (on wall)X or Y Demon Exorcism (on wall)XX Demon Devourer LVL2 (on wall)XXX Crimson Fang (on wall)XY Fleeting Blossoms LVL2 (on wall)XYY Fluttering Phoenix (during flying bird flip) X or Y Demon Exorcism (during flying bird flip)XX Demon Devourer LVL2 (during flying bird flip)XXX Crimson Fang (during flying bird flip)XY Fleeting Blossoms LVL2 (during flying bird flip)XYY Drowning Moon (while running on water)XY Floodgate Crush (while running on water)YY Demon Thistle (at water surface)X Drowning Moon (at water surface)Y Cromson Lily (underwater)X Scale Scraper (underwater)Y =============Vigoorian Flail============= (NGVF) Strength- 6 Speed- 8 Reach-4 Suited for- Crowd control Take this: Nunchucks, with blades. Any vet of NG1/B/S will recognise this weapon. It features quick attacks, without losing to much impact power in the process. If you find yourself surrounded, these bad boys can easily give you some breathing room. These can also do multiple Flying Swallow attacks, but under a different name. -------------Moves------------- Dragon and Phoenix XXXXXX Dragon Slaughter LVL2 XXX>XXXXXX Furious Strike LVL3 XXX>XXXXXYXXXX Izuna Drop LVL3 XXX>XXXXXYXXX[throw]Y Piercing Mountain LVL3 XXX>XXXXXYYYYYY Opened Path LVL2 XXXXXY Wandering Destruction LVL2 XXXXY Pale Light LVL2 XXXY Fire Pit XXY Foe Destroyer LVL2 XXYY Looming Fog XYX Furious Strike LVL2 XYXXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 XYXXX[throw]Y Grasping the Moon XYY Insane Raven LVL2 XYYY Piercing Mountain LVL3 XYYYYYY Flowing Waves >XX Insane Devil LVL2 >XXXXX Interrupted River LVL2 >XXXY Horn of the Chimera >XXY Flame Wheel YY shining Heavens LVL2 YYY Auspicious Crane [hold]Y Golden Dragon [hold]Y (essence) Annihilating Golden Dragon (during Golden Dragon) Y[repeatelly] Dancing Phoenix [hold]Y (essence max) Annihilating Dancing Phoenix (during Dancing Phoenix) Y[repeatelly] Erupting Flame >Y Rising Serpent LVL3 >YY Deformation Kick (while running)X Scraping Heavens Kick LVL2 (while running)XX Heaven's Surprise Kick LVL3 (while running)XXX Storm Breaker LVL3 (while running)XXXY Flying Monkey (while running)Y Blazing Inferno LVL2 (while running)YY Nine Heavens LVL2 [360]Y Warrior of Flight (while blocking)X Ring of Heaven Kick (while blocking)Y Slanted Heavens LVL2 (while blocking)YY Demon Chaser (next to a downed enemy)Y Sweeping Strike (while jumping)X Dragon Emperor Kick (while jumping)Y Red-Hot iron Brand (while jumping towards enemy)Y Insane Raven LVL2 (while jumping towards enemy)YY Piercing Mountain LVL3 (while jumping towards enemy)YYYYY Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Red-Hot Iron Brand (while wall running) X or Y Insane Raven LVL2 (while wall running)XY or YY Piercing Mountain LVL3 (while wall running)XYYYY or YYYYY Split Boulder Kick (on wall)X or Y Mountain Crane LVL3 (on wall)XY or YY Infernal Drop (during flying bird flip) X or Y Mountain Crane LVL3 (during flying bird flip)XY or YY Ancient Dragon Kick (while running on water)X Rising Phoenix (while running on water)Y Wandering Drum (at water surface)X Disturbed Heavens (at water surface)Y Flowing Rainwater (underwater)X Golden Lily (underwater)Y =============True Dragon Sword============= (NGTDS) Strength- 9 Speed- 8 Reach- 6 Suited for- All types Ahhh, the ol' True Dragon Sword. Most people stick with this weapon after they get it. Why? Because it's so powerful. It takes the most well rounded weapon, and makes it stronger. This new form also features a 4 hit combo at does massive damage to bosses, and usually takes a limb from enemies. ------------Moves------------- Piercing Dragons's Fang XXXXX Dragon Tear LVL3 XX>X Steel Splitter LV4 XXXY Tiger Roar XXY Fang of the Wolf LVL2 XXYY Fortuitous Phoenix LVL3 XXYYYY Ikaruga LVL2 XXY>Y Seal of Ten XX>XX Three Lights XX>XY Wrath of Izangi LVL2 XX>XYY Blade of Empty Air XYX Blade of Susano'o LVL2 XYXXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 XYXXX[throw]Y Scarlet Dragon X[hold]Y Cloud Dragon flying Swallow LVL4 X[hold]YYYY Windmill Slash >X Violent Wind >XX>X Violent Gale LVL2 >XX>XX Piercing Wind >XX>Y Dragon of Heaven LVL2 >XX>YY>Y Dragon of Earth LVL2 >XX>YY>[hold]Y Crimson Temptest YY Undefeatable Demon LVL2 YYY Haze Straight Slash [hold]Y Oblivion Cross Cut [hold]Y (essence] Blade of the Dragon's Scales LVL4 [hold]Y (essence max) Azure Dragon >Y Scarlet Dragon >[hold]Y Violet Wind (while running)X Violet Gale LVL2 (while running)XX Piercing Wind (while running)Y Dragon of Heaven LVL2 (while running)YY>Y Dragon of Earth LVL2 (while running)YY>[hold]Y Flying Crane LVL2 [360]Y Gleaming Blade LVL3 [360][hold]Y Roaring Gleam LVL3 [360][hold]Y (essence) True Dragon Gleam LVL4 [360][hold]Y (essence max) Deep Crimson (while blocking)XX Gleaming Cross (while blocking)Y Rising Dragon (Next to a downed enemy)Y Blade of the Empty Air (while jumping)X Blade of Nirrti LVL2 (while jumping)XXXX Izuna Drop LVL2 (while jumping)XXX[throw]Y Helmet Splitter (while jumping)Y Air Destruction Slash (while jumping forward)X Falling Dragon Blade (while jumping forward)Y Flying Swallow (while jumping forward)>Y Azure Swallow LVL2 (while jumping forward)>YY Divine Flying Swallow LVL3 (while jumping forward)>YYY Spinning Blade LVL2 (while landing)X Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Flying Swallow (while wall running)X or Y Flying Dragon Blade (on wall)X Cicada Slash (on wall)Y Divine Flying Dragon (during flying bird flip)X Divine Cicada Slash (during flying bird flip)Y Divider of Waves (while running on water)XX Blade of Empty Water (while running on water)XYX Blade of Empty Seas LVL2 (while running on water)XYXX Aquatic Flying Sparrow (while running on water)XYXX Heavy Mists (at water surface)X Flying Osprey (at water surface)Y Demon Shark (underwater)X Great Demon Shark (underwater)Y =============Blade of the Archfiend============= (NGBOA) Strength- 10 Speed- 7 Reach- 6 Suited for- All types Ok, get this: Take the DCTF, and replace them with the TDS and Genshin's blade. What do you get? An awesome pair of blades. Since you're wielding 2 of the strongest blades in the game, you're damage output increases greatly. The 2 moves that you get with this are very long, but usually end up with a severed limb, or a dead enemy. -------------Moves------------- Falling Flowers XXXXX Blade of Nirvana LVL2 XXXXY Mahayana Blade XXXYY Blade of Dharma's Way LVL2 XXYY Double Lightning Strike XX>XX Lightning Pierce LVL2 XX>XXX Penetrating Lightning LVL3 XX>XXXX Bladed Wind LVL3 XX>XY King Slayer LVL2 XX>Y Emperor Slayer LVL3 XX>YY Underworld Drop LVL4 XX>YYY[throw]Y Blade of the Mind LVL4 XX>YYYYY Falling Dragon XXX>X Double Zhong Kui Slash XYX Mighty Zhong Kui LVL2 XYXXXX Spinning Zhong Kui LVL3 XYXXXXY Spinning Zhong Izuna LVL2 XYXXX[throw]Y Zhong Kui Heavenly Sparrow LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y Dragon Slaying Sparrow LVL2 XYXXX(pause)[hold when hitting a wall]Y Falling Dragon Slayer LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)X Spinning Dragon slayer LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)Y Great Dragon Slayer LVL3 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)YY Bird and Dragon LVL2 XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)A Falling Zhong Kui LVL2 XYXXY Zhong Kui Whirlwind LVL3 XYXXYY Fire Dragon Spinning Decent XYY Spinning fire Dragon LVL3 XYYY Purgatory Slash X[hold]Y Wind and Clouds LVL2 X[hold]YY Divine Blade LVL3 X[hold]YYY Underworld Drop LVL4 X[hold]YYYYY Blade of the Mind LVL4 X[hold]YYYYYY Twin Continous Slash >XX Twin Cross Cut LVL2 >XXX Flying Dragon >XY Decending Dragon LVL2 >XYY Swooping Dragon Fang YYYY Great Chasm LVL3 YY>Y Rolling Haze Slash [hold]Y Path of the Demon Dragon [hold]Y (essence) Eight Heavenly Dragons [hold]Y (essence max) Rising Earth Blade >Y Purgatory Slash >[hold]Y Silent Gale (while running)X Gale Cross Cut LVL2 (while running)XX Gale Rising Slash (while running)Y Gale Falling Slash LVL2 (while running)YY Rise to Heaven LVL2 [360]Y Sokaku's Secret Blade (while blocking)X Sokaku's Dissecting Blade (while blocking)Y Ground Roll (next to a downed enemy)Y Double Zhong Kui Slash (while jumping)X Mighty Zhong Kui LVL2 (while jumping)XXXX Spinning Zhong Kui LVL3 (while jumping)XXXXY Zhong Kui Izuna LVL2 (while jumping)XXXY Spin Slash (while jumping)Y Whirlwind Slash LVL3 (while jumping)YY Flying Swallow (while jumping towards enemy)Y Guillotine Throw [throw]A+X Divine Hawk Flying Sparrow (while wall running)X or Y Divine Hawk Twin Blades (on wall)X Decending Divine Hawk (on wall)Y Spinning Divine Hawk LVL3 (on wall)YY Divine Hawk Dancing Blades (during flying bird flip)X Flying Bird Decent (during flying bird flip)Y Flying Bird Spin LVL3 (during flying bird flip)YY Flying Water (while running on water)XXY Aqua Chasm (while running on water)XY Flying Hawk (while running on water)Y Aqua Chasm (at water surface)XY Heavenly Bay (at water surface)Y Root of the Lotus (underwater)X Water Dragon Blade (underwater)Y =============Projectile Weapons============= (NGWPLST2) This time in NG2, there are only 5 projectiles, but each are equally deadly, with it's own usefullness. -------------Rating System------------ I will rate projectiles like this: Strength- (damage it can do) Speed- (how fast you can strike) Range- (Short or Long) My rating on a 10 point scale- *Note* All 4 stats will be on a 10 point scale. And will have 1 being the lowest. There will not be any fractions of numbers (aka 12.78). And numbers will not go past their scale max (aka 12/10). That being said, i'll move onto the projectile weapons in order of avaliability. =============Shuriken============ (NGSHK) Strength- 1 Speed- 10 Range- Short Rating- 8 First avaliable- Start with The Shuriken doesn't do much damage, but what it certainly does do is STUN. If you see someone approaching, throw one, and it'll stop them for a second. Usually if you toss one after a kill, you'll prevent a sneak attack from happening. The coolest thing about them? Unlimited quantity. =============Fiend Bane Bow============ (NGFBB) Strength- 8 Speed- 6 Range- Long Rating- 7 First avaliable- Level 2 The Bow is a lot nicer weapon this time around! You can hold 30 arrows, and you can charge up, resulting in an exploded enemy. While in the air, you can fire 2 shots, but you can't charge. I'd recommend using this on flying demons, as they also take 2 shots to kill. =============Incendiary Shuriken============= (NGIS) Strength- 7 Speed- 7 Range- Short Rating- 9 First avaliable- Level 3 These bad boys pack quite a punch! Best when used against projectile enemies. You can carry a maximum of 30 this time, and it takes about 2 to kill an enemy, while causing splash damage. =============Gatling Spear Gun============= (NGGSG) Strength- 7 Speed-8 Range- Long Rating 5 First avaliable- Level 5 The master of underwater fights! This bad boy has infinite ammo, and uses it in rapid succession. Though it's pretty useless on land. =============Windmill Shuriken============ (NGWS) Strength- 8 Speed-6 Range- Short/Long Rating 8 Charge this bad boy up to level 2 and watch heads roll! Returning from the first game, the Windmill Shuriken features both power and range. So powerful, in fact, that it will only stop doing damage once it returns to Ryu. =============Closing============= (NGCLS) Well that's it. It's not much now, but it is a list of every weapon in the game. As you play, you'll find that every weapon has a strong point to it. So good luck at finding that strong point, and exploiting it like no tomorrow! Happy killing! =============Legal Stuff============= (NGLEGAL) You know the drill: I made this, so no illegal copying without my permission, or I will take legal action. The don'ts of my FAQ: Don't (aka Do NOT) - Reproduce any part without my permission - Make a profit off my work - Take any part of this without permission (personal, private use is allowed) If you wish to use part/all of my guide, simply email me (contact listed below) saying what part, what you are using it for, and where it will be located (via direct URL link if it's going to be on a website) Take note; This guide will only be updated on GameFAQs. 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