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Rakuyo
Rakuyo
Found
Dropped by the second Giant Fishmen at the bottom of the well in Fishing Hamlet.
Stats
Off physical atk Button 82/164
Off blood atk Button -
Off arcane atk Button -
Off fire atk Button -
Off bolt atk Button - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
Durability icon 200 - C/A - D/C
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow poison ATK Button Rapid poison Button VS Kin Button VS Beasts Button Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
- - 100 100 10 20 - -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform Twinblade, Saber and Dagger
Imprints Radial, Radial, Triangle

Rakuyo
Rakuyo
Found
Purchased from Bath Messengers in a Pthumeru Root Chalice.
Stats
Off physical atk Button 82/164
Off blood atk Button -
Off arcane atk Button -
Off fire atk Button -
Off bolt atk Button - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
Durability icon 200 - C/A - D/C
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow poison ATK Button Rapid poison Button VS Kin Button VS Beasts Button Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
- - 100 100 10 20 - -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform Twinblade, Saber and Dagger
Imprints Radial, Radial, Waning

Rakuyo
Rakuyo
Found
Purchased from Bath Messengers in a Pthumeru Root Chalice.
Stats
Off physical atk Button 82/164
Off blood atk Button -
Off arcane atk Button -
Off fire atk Button -
Off bolt atk Button - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
Durability icon 200 - C/A - D/C
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow poison ATK Button Rapid poison Button VS Kin Button VS Beasts Button Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
- - 100 100 10 20 - -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform Twinblade, Saber and Dagger
Imprints Radial, Triangle, Waning

The Rakuyo is a Trick Weapon in The Old Hunters DLC.

Description

In-Game Description

Hunter weapon wielded by Lady Maria of the Astral Clocktower.
A trick sword originated in the same country as the Cainhurst Chikage, only this sword feeds not off blood, but instead demands great dexterity.
Lady Maria was fond of this aspect of the Rakuyo, as she frowned upon blood blades, despite being a distant relative of the queen.
One day she abandoned her beloved Rakuyo, casting it into a dark well, when she could stomach it no longer.

Availability

  • Fishing Hamlet:
    • Inside the well in the first open area. It is dropped by the second Giant Fishman that hangs on the ceiling. He joins the fight when the first one reaches half health.
  • The Lost and Uncanny versions become available after acquiring the regular Rakuyo. They can be purchased at any Bath Messengers within the Chalice Dungeons.

Characteristics

The Rakuyo is a pure Skill weapon, with an eventual "A" scaling when fully upgraded, has a terrific moveset, and it can be given an element, or buffed.

The untransformed mode is a twin-bladed weapon with an R1 combo comprised of slash and thrust attacks one after the other, and the charged strong attack is an extremely fast thrust that covers a lot of ground.

The transformed mode separates the weapon as it becomes a dagger and katana that have no charged attacks, the R1s are purely combo slashes and R2s are purely combo thrusts. The L2 is what makes this weapon varied, the wielder will unleash of flurry of spinning slashes. It costs a lot of stamina, but can be helpful when surrounded, and deals good damage.

However, the L2 attacks change depending on whether there was any previous attack, and which attack started the combo sequence. With R1, the player will deliver a slower, yet powerful slash with both hands into a single direction. With R2, the player will strike quickly with both blades in a single thrust.

All of these characteristics make the Rakuyo a very deadly weapon, due to its variety of moveset and very fluid movement.

Additionally, since the Rakuyo has a purely Thrust combo with the R2, it makes it a very good weapon for fighting Kin type enemies, especially as this weapon can be buffed.

The moveset can be seen here.

Upgrades

Rakuyo
Level Materials Damage Attribute Scaling Imprints
Blood Stone Shard Twin Blood Stone Shads Blood Stone Chunk Blood Rock-0 Blood Echoes icon Off physical atk Button Off blood atk Button Off arcane atk Button Off fire atk Button Off bolt atk Button Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2 Bloodgem2 Bloodgem1 Bloodgem3 Bloodgem4
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Notes

  • It has the highest requirement and scaling with Skill.
  • It is a very combo heavy weapon with multiple ways to perform them in a very fluid manner.
  • Has combinations of pure slices or pure thrusts, making it ideal to deal with regular enemies, and having a specific way to deal with Kin.

Trivia

  • It is implied that the Rakuyo wielded by the player is in fact the true and original Rakuyo.
  • When switching between different modes, the Rakuyo strangely emits a scarlet glow and sparks. It is unlike any other weapon, as most will just emit a yellow color. This could suggest perhaps that this is a leftover animation from the blood version of the Rakuyo that Maria wields.
  • The name Rakuyo appears to translate "Fallen Leaves" in Japanese. It is possible that its name either refers to how Maria would use the Rakuyo to fluently cut down opponents, or in reference to the fact that it was cast down into a well.
  • When The Old Hunters DLC was announced, Lady Maria was shown in the cover holding the Rakuyo. However, only the Rakuyo's katana-half is shown, and it is sheathed in a scabbard that resembles the one belonging to the Chikage. This scabbard doesn’t exist for the Rakuyo in the game.

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