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Basic Information

  • Moveset: Xiahou Dun
  • Advance Skill: Godly Speed - Grants you maximum speed. This speed is the same as the speed given by the "MAX SPEED BOOST" granted as a random slot ability. It increases your speed to 200.

Basic Stats

Weapon Attack Damage Defense Life Musou Speed Jump Base Siege
Scimitar 44(5) 39(3) 31(6) 170(2) 155(1) 125 150 1.0


Upgrade Stats

Level Name Attack Damage Defense Life Musou
5 3 6 2 1
1 Scimitar +31 +26 +30 +24 +8
2 Death Blade +34 +29 +33 +27 +11
3 Great Scimitar +37 +32 +36 +30 +14
4 Kirin Blade +40 +35 +39 +33 +17
5 Kirin Fang +43 +38 +42 +36 +20
6 True Kirin Fang +46 +41 +45 +39 +23

Note: The above values are averages. Some weapons found in battle may vary in upgrade stats by +/- 1. (The numbers under the stat columns indicate the upgrade slots)

Pictures

Scimitar/Death Blade Great Scimitar
Scimitar1 Scimitar2
Kirin Blade (True) Kirin Fang
Scimitar3 Scimitar4

Weapon Info

Scimitar A sword with a curved blade, designed for close-quarter combat.
Death Blade The Scimitar with a new, carefully forged blade.
Great Scimitar A famous sword made during the Spring and Autumn period in Wu.
Kirin Blade A famous sword made in the likeness of the legendary beast, Kirin.
Kirin Fang A sword that possesses the sharpness of Kirin's fangs.
True Kirin Fang Legendary sword blessed with the powers of Kirin.

Emblems

Emblem Description Stagger Stun Knockback Launch Rotation Lock Element SA
Thrust Shoots a cone of wind in front of you. O C1 O
Pierce Slash from front to back on the right followed by a forward downward slash.
Extra Input - Dash forward then slash to the left. Xiahou Dun's original C1.
O(First hit) O O(First hit, extra input)
Crescent Two forward upward slashes. O O(C1 last hit, C6 both hits) O
Moon Extend left hand infront and stomp the ground behind with the right foot to create a dark energy AoE effect around your characters body. O C6
Fan Slams the non-bladed part of the Sword on the ground creating a large frontal earthquake effect. Sometimes doesn't hit close enemies. O O O
Eclipse Two counterclockwise spins with the Sword held outward.
Extra Input - Frontal slash to the right, then spinning slash to the left with a shockwave underneath. Xiahou Dun's original C6.
O(Extra input first slash) O(Shockwave) O(1st input, shockwave)

Note:

  • Stagger - Enemy weapon gets pushed up in the air and they lean backwards. Hitting them before they can fully recover will cause them to be juggled.
  • Dizzy - Enemy is dazed with stars over their head and unable to move. Any attack while in this state will cause them to be juggled.
  • Knockback - Sends the enemy backwards away from you. Usually ending a combo.
  • Launch - Knocks the enemy up in the air setting them up for a juggle.
  • Rotation Lock - Inability to turn your character during the animation.
  • Element - If weapon is imbued with an orb or element, the element can be activated on this attack.
  • SA - Super Armor status. Cannot be flinched by normal attacks while performing this. Indicated by little swirly sparks around your body.
  • "O" indicates the attack has this effect on the enemy. "X" means this attack does not have elemental activation.


Emblem Evaluation

Target C1 C6
Thrust Pierce Crescent Moon Thrust Pierce Crescent Moon Fan Eclipse
Confront Excellent Ok Excellent Bad Ok Ok Bad Bad Good Good
Defeat/Capture Bad Bad Bad Ok Bad Bad Bad Ok Excellent Bad

Note: These evaluations are just the opinions of players here and are subject to change from time to time.

  • Excellent - Very effective in this mode.
  • Good - Pretty effective in this mode.
  • Ok - Somewhat effective in this mode.
  • Bad - Not effective in this mode.

Emblem Demonstration Video

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Charge Attacks

Attack Description Stagger Stun Knockback Launch Element SA
Charge 2 One handed uppercut with the sword. O X
Charge 3 Full moon slash. Ends with a small hopping slash. O(Last hit) O(Last hit)
Charge 4 Frontal slash to the right. O O
Charge 5 Slams sword on the ground with a small AoE effect. O O
Dash Attack Slides followed by a swirling uppercut with sword. O X
Jump Normal Slash to the left. O X
Jump Charge Lifting slash proceeded by right to left slashes. Ends with downward slash. Opponent can aerial recover from the downward slash if it connects. O(Last hit) O X
Evolution N2-->N3-->C4 O O X O

Note:

  • Charge 1 and Charge 6 depend on the emblem.
  • Charge 3 gets longer with Combo Upgrade. Can end Charge 3 prematurely if you don't continue to press charge attack.
  • Jump Charge can be extended if you continue pressing charge attack.


Musou

Type Mobility Juggles? Finisher does Description
Regular Musou Good Yes Knockback Upward slashes to the left and right. Ends with a frontal upward slash to the right creating an AoE around you.
True Musou Juggle, Knockback Musou with added fire damage. Ends with a jump with an AoE around you followed by a frontal slash with an AoE.

Musou Length

Musou Stat 151-154 158-208 209-243 ???-??? ???-??? ???-???
Number of Hits(Regular/True) 8/9 10/11 12/13 ??/?? ??/?? ??/??

This table lists the musou stat and how much musou is needed to increase the number of hits in your musou. (Assuming you use the full bar when you musou.) Do note that the musou stat values here may not necessarily be the lowest threshold needed on the musou stat to increase the number of musou hits. It's just a guaranteed stat that has been tested.

Motion Damage Values

D N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 E6 E7 E8 E9 JN JC C2 C3 C4 C5
Base 16 7 7 9 11 16 19 12 10 10 18 8 10*N+12 17e 10*N+10e 13e 12e
Combo 14 23 34 50 69 62 72 82 100 24 34-54 36 46


Thrust Pierce Crescent Moon Fan Eclipse Musou True
C1 C6 C1 C6 C1 C6 C1 C6
Base 3 5 15+15 15+17 12 15 5+5 15*N+20 15*N+8+20(fire)
  • D = Dash attack, N# = Normal attack, E# = Evolution attack, JN = Jump Normal, JC = Jump Charge, C# = Charge attack, True = True Musou.
  • What do these values mean? They determine how much damage you do per swing. Refer to the Battle Mechanics page for more details.
  • The N represents each hit in multi-hit attacks such as jump charges, C3s, and Musous. The final number is usually the knockback finisher of the combo(if it has one).
  • "Base" represents the damage value of the attack by itself. The "Combo" damage value represents the total sum if you had connected with the all previous attack strings. (So C3 combo value is the total value of N1+N2+C3 values)
  • E8 always causes the enemy to be juggled often causing the E9 hit to do 50% damage. The value that is written in the table is the estimated value that E9 would cause if the enemy was not being juggled.

Temper Builds

Capture/Showdown/Destroy

Build Tempers Mods Emblem 1 Emblem 6 Capture Showdown Destroy Suggested Element Description
43320 25 Depends on style, 1 in Max Temper Thrust Fan or Eclipse O O Fire, Ice, Wind Standard Capture Build.
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Defeat

Build Tempers Mods Emblem 1 Emblem 6 Suggested Element Description
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Confront/Survival Match

Build Tempers Mods Emblem 1 Emblem 6 Confront Survival Match Suggested Element Description
50320 24 2 in Attack Upgrade Thrust or Crescent Fan or Eclipse O Ice Freeze people with Thrust or C3. If you have Crescent, can also use it to deal damage to frozen enemies.
40420 23 2 in Attack Upgrade or Defense Upgrade Thrust or Crescent Fan or Eclipse O Fire or Ice Standard Confront build. However, will take you quite a while to fully flask.
50332 29 5 in Max Temper Thrust or Crescent Fan or Eclipse O Fire or Ice Max temper build. Your stats will be quite low at the start so beware of rushers. Durability will drop fast to.
40332 25 2 in Attack Upgrade, 1 in Max Temper Thrust or Crescent Fan or Eclipse O Ice Balanced build for all play styles.
00540 25 2 in Life Upgrade, 1 in Max Temper or
1 in Defense Upgrade, 1 in Life Upgrade, 1 in Max Temper
Thrust Crescent or Eclipse O O Vorpal Vorpal tank build.
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Note: Builds listed here are the number of stars you should put in each stat. The order goes: Attack, Damage, Defense, Life, Musou. So a build of "43320" means to put: 4 stars in attack, 3 stars in damage, 3 stars in Defense, 2 stars in Life, and 0 stars in Musou. For paired up modes a circle denotes which mode the build is specified for. Note: Builds listed here are the number of stars you should put in each stat. The order goes: Attack, Damage, Defense, Life, Musou. So a build of "43320" means to put: 4 stars in attack, 3 stars in damage, 3 stars in Defense, 2 stars in Life, and 0 stars in Musou.

Tips

PvP/Confront

- The Scimitar is one of the most reliable, balanced weapons in the game. However, in exchange for this versatility, the Scimitar does not have anything spectacular about it, such as a one-hit-kill move (i.e. the Twin Fan Crescent emblem).

- The Scimitar is the easiest weapon to ambush early in the game. If you are ambushed, immediately get into a defensive position and do whatever it takes to knock the person away from you. However, if the ambusher is a Pirate Sword user or a Hand Axe user, disregard the above and run.

- The Scimitar is one of the best weapons to do juggles with. In this case, Fire is an excellent element for the Scimitar to use, since the opponent will continue to burn as long as he/she remains in the air. Juggles, however, are a little tricky to master for newer players.

- This cannot be stressed enough: Never start a fight with your JC. The Scimitar JC is very easy to predict and dodge, and will be punished with extreme damage when failed. Use your JC only to interrupt an opponent's combo.

- The Scimitar's Musou attack is very mobile. Smart Scimitar users will "carry" an opponent wherever they please, with their Musou's juggle (i.e. into a base under your control, or toward an ally). If the opponent is wearing a Granite Belt, use the remainder of the Musou to walk away from him/her.

- Unlike most weapons, many of the emblems are very effective, but they are all up to the player's preference for game style. For example, does the player want to deal heavy damage (with Crescent for Emblem 1), or does he/she want a utility (with Thrust for Emblem 1)?

- Bear in mind that the only way that Crescent as Emblem 1 will work is if the Scimitar user (or one of his/her allies) is using an Ice or Blizzard Orb. Both hits, when dealt on a frozen enemy, will deal damage as if the opponent were still standing on the ground, therefore dealing the maximum.

- On a related note, Thrust, while being much weaker, has many more uses other than raw damage. For example, the wind cone can be used for ranged element activation (Ice is the most popular choice for Scimitar users), and also to push enemies away from allies near death, or away from important items such as flasks and meat buns.

- It is highly recommended that Emblem 6 should be Fan. Regardless of the slow startup, Fan will cover a huge radius that deals a healthy amount of damage to the enemy (with a nice element activation bonus to boot). Extra benefits include being very unpredictable (unless you spam it around the field), and an "insurance" due to causing your character to fall over if hit during the move (rendering yourself taking juggled damage rather than ground damage).


Weapon Matchups (unfinished):

- Scimitar vs Crescent Blade

Most popular element: Lightning

The Crescent Blade is slow, which will give the Scimitar user a huge advantage as they run circles around their opponent. The high Attack value of the Scimitar should make quick work of a Crescent Blade user in a one-on-one, even with Toughness enabled, as long as the Scimitar user knows how to chain efficient combos. Beware of a Crescent Blade's Pierce emblem, since it has a very high damage output. Their JC will cover a lot of territory, so be aware that the Crescent Blade user might start spamming the move if you are at a distance.

In group situations, the Crescent Blade user should be the last priority, as their Toughness buff will become a distraction.


- Scimitar vs Battle Axe

Most popular element: Ice

Battle Axes are similar to Crescent Blades, but with even lower Attack values and no "one-hit-kill" moves at their disposal. However, they have many moves that have a high amount of elemental activation (the most popular element for Battle Axes is Ice). Use similar tactics against a Battle Axe as you would a Crescent Blade, but be warned that their JC is much harder to counter due to the "area" it covers.

In group situations, the Battle Axe should be the last priority, as their Toughness buff will become a distraction.


- Scimitar vs Great Club

Most popular element: Wind/Lightning

Beware of the Great Club's AoE attacks. Many of their moves cover a large space which can hinder your movement. Overall, the Great Club is very slow and rather unwieldy to use, which should not become a large issue. The biggest problem, however, is their Godly Hammer buff, which will deal huge amounts of damage to you if you are not careful. It is possible to "bluff" a Great Club user into wasting it, since many Great Club users tend to spend their tempers more on Life rather than Musou.

In group situations, the Great Club should be the last priority if there are no Crescent Blade or Battle Axe users.


- Scimitar vs Iron Rod

Most popular Element: Lightning/Ice

Iron Rods are a nightmare. They inflict extreme pain with their high damage values and Godly Hammer Musou, and their Musou attacks cover a large area which is where the Scimitar user has to stand in order to hit the opponent.

If you are lucky enough to fight an Iron Rod user without a Musou charged, then it's not a huge deal. Hack and slash the enemy, and they should go down fast. The Iron Rod doesn't have high values for Life or Defense. However, be aware that the Iron Rod has normal attacks just like any other weapon, and users will gladly demonstrate their annoying combos such as the C3 kicks, and the C5 behind-the-target explosion attack.

Fighting an Iron Rod user with their Musou charged is much harder. Attempting to "bluff" an Iron Rod user is near useless, since many Iron Rod users will put enormous amounts of Musou tempers in their weapon. Be aware, however, that the Iron Rod's Musou does not go behind blocks (such as the Twin Picks). The only hope you have is to either attack and keep the Iron Rod user away with ranged attacks, have the Iron Rod user unable to act (via Ice or Vorpal), or predict when the user will strike, and block.

Granite Belts will make the Iron Rod user's Musou almost completely useless, since you will be able to jump away from it.

In a group situation, an Iron Rod user without a Musou charge should be one of the first priority targets, and one with a Musou charged should be kept away with ranged attacks unless a strategy to counter it can be formed.


- Scimitar vs Scimitar

Most popular element: Ice

This is a duel of reflexes. The both of you have identical stats, fast speed, and the same moves and reach. Therefore, the only thing you can rely on is your timing and skill.

Get into a defensive position and sidestep, trying to aim for the enemy's side. Never allow your enemy to get the first hit in, or you will end up getting chained in a terrible combo. Dodging will work very well here. If your enemy uses a JC and misses, immediately get under him/her and start a combo the exact moment he/she lands. If your enemy starts a combo, but is standing too far away from you, use your JC to interrupt their combo (unless they are pulling a Fake Combo to trick you).

Try to avoid using your Musou too early, unless you are sure it will finish him/her off. The Evolution Combo is vital to fighting a Scimitar user.

In group situations, the Scimitar user should be the middle priority, unless his or her other team members are using more dangerous weapons.


- Scimitar vs Pirate Sword

Most popular element: Fire

Pirate Swords are your worst enemies in the beginning of the game. They will easily ambush you and kill you in one single combo if you are not careful to avoid them.

In the later stages of the match, Pirate Sword users tend to have a habit to become braver against Scimitar users rather than fighting "stronger" weapons in one-on-one fights (such as Twin Picks - almost no smart Pirate Sword user will attempt a duel with one). Show them that this is a fatal move by interrupting their combos, punishing their JCs and dodging their Musou attack (the minimap is your best friend here). Their low Defense values makes this a ridiculously easy fight as long as they don't get their hits on you.

In group situations, the Pirate Sword user should be one of the first priorities, unless they have Godly Speed activated.


- Scimitar vs Twin Rods

Most popular element: Wind

Surprisingly, contrary to popular belief, the Scimitar is quite effective against Twin Rods users. The most popular move to spam with Twin Rods is C5, due to the range and area covered. Because of this, there is a delay between each "shot." Use this to your advantage by interrupting every single combo that the Twin Rods user attempts, and force him/her into the defensive. If the Twin Rods user starts to Musou you with their Normal Musou (their True Musou isn't as deadly as their Normal Musou, ironically), negate it with your own Musou attack to escape the damage and get behind them. The trick here is to completely deny the Twin Rods user into getting on the offensive, since their Defense value is quite low, and their overall speed is low.

Godly Speed buffs will ignore the effect of Wind on you. However, the Twin Rods still deals heavy damage, so the best cure for Wind is prevention.

In a group situation, the Twin Rods user should be one of the first priorities.


- Scimitar vs Hand Axe

Most popular element: Lightning

Another worst enemy of the Scimitar in the early stage of the game. Hand Axes, although not as fast as the Pirate Sword, have Attack values that make Iron Rod users cringe (especially with Aggression activated). Just don't even bother trying to fight back a Hand Axe user until you upgrade everything.

When you get your upgrades, the Hand Axe user isn't as deadly as he/she appears to be, but beware their ranged stun attack (which is C4 with Lightning on), and their "one-hit-kill" move Thrust emblem. Dodge the C4 at all costs and immediately follow up with a counter to the slow recovery time. The Heavenly Strike patch has made the Hand Axe Musou much more stronger than before, so be very careful when chaining excellent combos.

In group situations, the Hand Axe user should be one of the first priorities.


- Scimitar vs Twin Picks

Most popular element: None

The Twin Picks are a little bit harder to counter with the Scimitar in comparison to weapons such as the Twin Rods or Tyrant Sword, but it's not impossible. The most important things to remember are timing and bluffs. Think of this as a poker game, almost. The countering of Twin Pick users (and some other dangerous weapons) is known as "bluffing."

If the Twin Pick user doesn't have a Musou charged, or they don't have Aggression ready, these enemies are good as dead. Run up and start slamming on them until they bite the dust or have a Musou charged and ready.

Approach the Twin Pick user with your Musou charged if he/she has one ready. The plan here is to "trick" the enemy into wasting their attack on you, rendering them vulnerable. The first step is to hit the user once or twice with normal attacks to make it seem like you are starting a combo. This step is called "Faking" or "Fake Combo." Immediately afterward, the next step is to either jump backward or activate Musou the exact second you see or feel the Twin Pick user attack. If done correctly, you are either standing or moving away from the attack while he/she swings at the air. Get behind them and slash away when their attack is over.

Bear in mind that "bluffing" solely relies on their impatience and your timing. Bluffing chances decrease if the Twin Pick user is patient, or if you have already done enough bluffs to make it a pattern. The chances increase when they have lower health.

In group situations, the Twin Pick user should be the first-priority target if their Musou isn't ready. Otherwise, it should be tanked by a Crescent Blade or Battle Axe user, bluffed by a skilled PVPer, or avoided entirely.


- Scimitar vs Twin Sabers

Most popular element: None

Regardless of the Twin Sabers' fast movement and tricky moveset, its Attack and Life temper values are very low. This is an easy fight. Get aggressive and stay on the offensive, and the enemy should go down quickly. Know when to predict the Musou attack, and/or any element blocks. Do not let a Twin Sabers user get a combo on you.

In group situations, the Twin Sabers user should be a high-priority target.


- Scimitar vs Twin Maces

Most popular element: Wind

The Twin Maces, like yourself, has very balanced stats and fast movement. Unlike yourself, it also has the advantage of tricky, unpredictable movement. This makes for a rather difficult fight. The only advantage that a Twin Maces has is its combos. Don't expect any "one-hit kill" moves or a Musou spam.

Interrupt any combos thrown at you, and decide whether to get the Twin Maces user into the defensive, or get into a defensive stance and wait for an opening. Remember that your JC is much more effective than a Twin Maces JC, but don't screw it up.

If your Twin Maces enemy accidentally misses their JC, immediately get behind them and attack. Overall, this is a straightfoward contest of speed and reflexes.

In group situations, the Twin Maces user should be the middle priority.


- Scimitar vs Bronze Spear

Most popular element: Lightning

The Bronze Spear also has very balanced stats and a good moveset due to its reach. However, its Attack values are quite lower than the Scimitar, in exchange for a higher Musou value. The goal of this fight is to bypass their advantage of long reach and wide radius coverage and hit them where it hurts before they can blink.

The most popular emblem 1 for Bronze Spear is Thrust. It has a very high damage rating which, combined with Lightning, can be capable of a one-hit kill. However, the biggest flaw in this move is the accuracy. Compared to other one-hit moves such as the Hand Axe Thrust, it is mediocre. Thrust is fairly easy to side-step and dodge, and its slow recovery time will allow you to land a few good hits or even a combo onto him or her.

Bear in mind that their True Musou attack ends in a green cylinder shape. While it blasts enemies far away, a successful block will show you that the recovery time of the True Musou is extremely slow, allowing you to sneak behind him/her and finish the job.

In group situations, the Spear user should be the middle priority.


- Scimitar vs Cudgel

Most popular element: Wind / Lightning

There are three types of Cudgels, and this guide will cover how to counter all. The first type of Cudgel is the normal, balanced Cudgel with average stats. The second type is the one-hit kill (or sometimes two) version, requiring an element to be used. The last version is the Musou spam Cudgel, relying entirely on the Reach Advanced buff, a huge Musou meter, and very good accuracy.

The balanced Cudgel will most likely rely on stuns, long reach, and good combos. Its overall attack speed is slow, which will allow you to land a good hit or two if you're fast enough. Keep in mind that one annoying aspect of the Cudgel is its automatic stuns. This is a straightforward fight.

The one-hit kill Cudgel relies heavily on its C2 and elements. They will almost never upgrade past Combo Upgrade 1, since the 4th strike of the Cudgel is an automatic stun. To fight a one-hit killer, the trick is to avoid getting stunned entirely. Again, bypass their movement, and strike where it hurts.

The Musou spam Cudgel is more trickier to fight, since they will almost never be willing to jump into a conflict without their Musou ready. In this case, you will most likely be chasing a Cudgel user around the map for the majority of the time (Godly Speed works wonders for this). Be extremely careful about the Cudgel's Musou, since a well-aimed charge can result in a juggle of death with you as the victim. However, if you can dodge or "bluff" them into wasting it, their slow turnaround speed can cost precious seconds of their time. Their True Musou shoots a green cylinder of death, which can be walked into with your own Musou. In short, keep your eye on the map and be ready to predict anything.

In group situations, the Cudgel user should be the middle priority.

Defeat

During the early stages use your C3 to take care of enemies. If you have Fan for emblem 6, use the Fan emblem to take out troops once you flasked up enough to use it. If you do not have Fan for emblem 6, use your evolution attack and stop before the last hit of the evolution attack to allow troops to drop to the ground and not be knocked away. Allowing you to easily pickup flasks.


Capture/Destroy

Not a recommended weapon to use in suppress, however it is okay for showdown. Thrust emblem is good to use for suppress and showdown. Due to the large amount of time it takes for a Scimitar to flask up, an enemy using Twin Sabers or Nunchaku could have taken your bases by the time you flask up just one level of attack and defense.

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