Renzokuken (連続剣, Renzokuken?, lit. Continuous Sword), also known as C. Sword, Continuous Sword, Blade Flurry or Relentless Rush, is a recurring Limit Break in the Final Fantasy series and a signature ability of Squall Leonhart. It sees the user deliver a series of rapid strikes with their gunblade before ending in a finishing maneuver.
Renzokuken is Squall's main limit break. It sees him rush forward as a gauge appears on the screen. Four to eight bars of light sweep through the gauge, and pressing the assigned trigger button when the bars move into the trigger box on the left results in a critical hit. The amount of hits performed in a single Renzokuken is dependent on Squall's Crisis Level.
Squall has an increasing chance to perform either Rough Divide, Fated Circle, Blasting Zone, or Lion Heart as a finishing blow depending on his Crisis Level. Which finishing blow is used is unaffected by the Crisis Level, but has a fixed chance of occurring depending on which weapon Squall has equipped.
Relentless Rush is a limit break used by Gunbreakers in PvP content. It is a channeled ability that can be used while moving, and while active the Gunbreaker deals heavy damage over time to nearby enemies as they unleash a flurry of blade strikes. Each hit applies a stacking debuff that further increases damage taken. While Relentless Rush is active the Gunbreaker can perform Terminal Trigger as a finishing maneuver, ending Relentless Rush early to deal massive damage to and Stun nearby enemies.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008) and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
Squall's EX Burst is the Renzokuken, requiring him to time presses of to land a potential eight hits. He finishes with a variation of Lion Heart; rather than attack enemies with several rapid attacks, it is downplayed to a single attack reminiscent of the final blow seen in the original where Squall charges energy into the Lion Heart and dashes past the opponent to strike them once, releasing a shockwave on impact.
Renzokuken is an HP attack for Squall. It consists of a 3-hit melee attack and an HP attack. The BRV attack gains 3 extra hits when BRV drops below 250% initial BRV. The ability was originally named "Blade Flurry" before it was corrected in a subsequent update.
Lion Heart is Squall's exclusive skill, learned at level 40 and costing 18 CP to equip. During Battle Music Sequences, whenever a boss-type enemy enters Lion Heart activates automatically to inflict damage based on Squall's Strength, Agility and Luck.
Squall appears as a Legend where he can use his Renzokuken techniques. In addition, the player can obtain some of his Renzokuken techniques as abilities to use in battle.
Renzokuken is the skill used by the FF8 Squall Leonhart card.
Renzokuken is a special ability used by Squall.
Renzokuken is an enemy ability used by Squall when facing him in the game's cooperative multiplayer during the Final Fantasy VIII Collaboration Event.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Leon uses Continuous Sword as an ability in Kingdom Hearts II when he joins as a guest ally and when fought as an enemy. The attack involves Leon swinging his gunblade several times and then finishing with a downward strike.