I stupidly didn't see the 4th mist knack at the bottom of the Shikari grid so can no linger get Yagyu Darkblade + Orichi N. Are these actually the best end game weapons for a Shikari or will i not miss them much?
(If it's a major failure does anyone know a way of resetting a grid using codebreaker or such)
granted, the differences aren't huge, but your statement is entirely bogus; ninja swords offer similar damage levels to daggers with higher combo rates and options for different elemental exploitation. the orochi N would be decisively superior if hunters could use genji gloves, but you can't have everything...
@OP: Just live with it. There's nothing you absolutely need the ninja swords for; every fight in this game has quite a bit of easy margin built in.
No, it's not. In general, they are pretty bad weapons. They have innate Dark element which severely limits their usefulness. I rather use guns because of def piercing, various ammo and daggers for tanking, if needed.
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They have innate Dark element which severely limits their usefulness. I rather use guns because of def piercing, various ammo and daggers for tanking, if needed.
The only ninja sword with dark element is the yagyu; koga is earth, iga is water, and the rest are nonelemental. This means the strongest one is nonelemental, and can be used anywhere, and the rest give 3 other elements, more than the one elemental possibility of daggers, which I said in my previous post, had you bothered to read it.
As far as tanking goes, yes, if the boss doesn't null eva or the elemental affinities of shields are useful, then of course you use a dagger (main gauche probably), but the hunter is capable of much more than just tanking.