Raikiri in Bravely Default.

A famous katana said to have cut down a lightning strike. It is featured in legends from the land of Wa, which vanished centuries ago. The charge that remains within its blade adds a lightning effect to its attack.

Bravely Default description

Raikiri (雷切 or らいきり, Raikiri?, lit. Lightning Cutter), also called Boltslicer, is a recurring weapon in the series. It is generally a mid-ranked Katana that is Lightning-elemental.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Boltslicer is a mid-ranked katana usable by all of the ninjas, which provides 35 Attack, 40% Accuracy, +5 Strength, and is Lightning-elemental. It can be found in Eblan during the final chapter or by dropped from Blast Golem.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Raikiri is a great katana that provides 69 damage, 437 delay, Accuracy +3, decreases movement speed, and Thunder: Attack +10 while under the effect of Thunderstorm. It deals 9.47 damage per second and accumulates 111 TP per hit. It can be equipped by level 56 Samurai. It can be dropped From Dosetsu Tree.

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Raikiri is a katana that provides 32 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 15 Critical, is Lightning-elemental, and makes the wielder immune to Lightning-elemental damage. It can be found in the Engine Room (B29).

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Kotetsu is a katana that provides 39 P.ATK, 90 Aim, 15 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to aquatic foes. It can be found in Grandship.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

Raikiri is a katana that provides 60 ATK and is Lightning-elemental. It can be found at the Forgotten Walls.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Bolt refers to a lightning stroke.

Raikiri literally translates to "lightning cutter," and is based on the legendary katana Raikirimaru, the sword of Tachibana Dotetsu. Once known as Chidori, the sword gained a new name after Dotetsu was nearly struck by lightning while napping under a tree. Stories say that Dotetsu preempted the lightning strike upon hearing the close thunder, but saw that the bolt was the incarnation of the god of thunder, who tried to strike him down. Though the left half of Dotetsu's body was paralyzed for the rest of his life, his act of countering the god's attack by cutting through the lightning helped him survive, and led him to be known as "Oni Dotetsu", and his sword as Raikirimaru.

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