Difference between iaito and uchigatana?

#1andres_idlesPosted 10/12/2011 6:07:13 AM
other than the fact that uchigatana has more dmg and a lower dex req
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#2rkenshin13Posted 10/12/2011 6:09:35 AM
Iaito has special Iaijutsu attacks when you hit R2. It's basically the same whether 1 handed or two handed, but the animation is a little bit different two handed and your character moves twice as far forward before attacking.

The uchigatana is also SLIGHTLY longer. But not by much.
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#3Cmac4Posted 10/12/2011 6:11:08 AM
Different R2 attacks
#4SpizMackkPosted 10/12/2011 6:12:04 AM
you want to be Virgil or Dante?
#5Cmac4Posted 10/12/2011 6:14:06 AM
SpizMackk posted...
you want to be Virgil or Dante?
Dantes sword isn't a katana lol..
#6SpizMackkPosted 10/12/2011 6:15:02 AM
I guess the dark wraith sword is more his style..
#7andres_idles(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2011 6:16:22 AM
So neither really outdoes the other?
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#8SpizMackkPosted 10/12/2011 6:23:23 AM
iatio is 20% cooler.
#9LegoTechnicPosted 10/12/2011 6:26:11 AM
So neither really outdoes the other?

Both scale the same off dex and both have the same bleed effect. Uchigatana is a slightly stronger sword with the added benefit of dealing both slashing and piercing damage, whereas the Iaido has a faster (and cooler looking) R2 attack but deals only slashing damage.

It's up to you. I more or less main the Iaido for fun and made my Uchigatana into a fire weapon. If I could get through the game without blocking so much I'd be dual-wielding them for fun, but Uchi in left hand blocks for crap. >_>
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