Ninja Gaiden
     2


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Weapons FAQ

by

Somegamefan

Copyright 2008 Jim Newby (aka Somegamefan, TheLordofPie)


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Version 1.20
*Updates*
Added a user-submitted opinion to the Tonfas. Added to the Thanks section.

Version 1.13
*Updates*
It was brough to my attention by Jordan "Nodipman" Rupp that the Dragon Sword
wasn't the only weapon that can do multiple Flying Swallows, but in fact the
Vigooian Flails can also do the same, but under a different name.


Version 1.12
*Updates*
Updated the Legal Stuff part of my guide. Added another website to the "Sites
Allowed" list, which can be found in that section.


Version 1.11
*Updates*
Fixed a few spelling errors. Added 3 websites to the "Sites Allowed" list, they
can be found in that section.

Version 1.10

*Updates*
Submitted, and was rejected do to spelling/grammer. Ran through spell check.
Updated the legal part of this guide.



Version 1.00

*Updates*
Well, can't really update what's not here.





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Table of Contents                                                       (NGTOC)
I- Introduction                                                       (NGINTRO)
II- Weapon list (Melee)                                              (NGWPLST1)
   A- Dragon Sword                                                       (NGDS)
   B- Lunar Staff                                                        (NGLS)
   C- Falcon Talons                                                      (NGFT)
   D- Dragon's Claw and Tiger's Fang                                   (NGDCTF)
   E- Kusari-gama                                                        (NGKG)
   F- Eclipse Scythe                                                     (NGES)
   G- Tonfa                                                             (NGTNF)
   H- True Dragon Sword                                                 (NGTDS)
   I- Vigoorian Flail                                                    (NGVF)
   J- Blade of the Archfiend                                            (NGBOA)
III- Weapon List (Projectile)                                        (NGWPLST2)
   A- Shuriken                                                          (NGSHK)
   B- Fiend Bane Bow                                                    (NGFBB)
   C- Incendiary Shuriken                                                (NFIS)
   D- Gatling Spear Gun                                                 (NGGSG)
   E- Windmill Shuriken                                                  (NGWS)
IV- Closing                                                             (NGCLS)
   A- Legal Stuff                                                     (NGLEGAL)
     1- Sites allowed                                                 (NGSITES)
   B- Contact                                                          (NGCTCT)
   C- Thanks                                                            (NGTHX)


*Note*
If you are searching for a specific part, just copy the text (with parenthesis)
and press Ctrl+F to open the "find" menu. Paste the text in the box and press
enter

I.e. If you want to find the Dragon Sword, you'll paste "(NGDS)" in the find
box(not quotations though).








=============Introduction=============

(NGINTRO)

Welcome to my Ninja Gaiden 2 (NG2) weapons FAQ! Here, I will discuss each
weapon, what level it is in, what moves it has, and a rating system.
This time around in NG2 , there are only 9 weapons (TDS doesn't count),
but 8 sets to equip (BotA is weilded with the TDS). Along with only 5
projectile weapons to be used.

Though before I begin, I must say that the rating system is based of my
personal prefrence! So if you want to whine because I gave a weapon a 2, go
ahead, I'm not changing it. But feel free to add your opinions and remarks,
and I'll be sure to put it in my guide. Though if you're going to re-rate a
weapon, be sure to use my rating system, that way it'll be easier for others
to read.


That being said, let's move onto what you came to read: The weapons!



=============Melee Weapons=============

(NGWPLST1)

NG2 doesn't have as many weapons at NG1/B/S, but that doesn't stop Ryu from
killing everything in his sight.
You start with the Dragon Sword, and get new weapons fairly quickly. So it's
kinda hard to have fun with your newly acquired weapon, because before you know
it, Ryu now has another weapon to use.

*Note*
Each weapon has 3 levels. It costs 10k to get to Level 2, and 30k to get to
Level 3. So I'll not be going over weapon level prices.

-------------Rating System-------------

I will rate weapons using this system;

Strength- (damage it can do)
Speed- (how fast you can strike)
Reach- (how far you can reach)
Suited for (Strong or weak enemies, multiple or single, etc)-


*Note*
All 3 stats will be on a 10 point scale. And will have 1 being the lowest.
There will not be any fractions of numbers (aka 12.78). And numbers will not
go past their scale max (aka 12/10). 


-------------Weapons Moves System-------------

I will list every move that is shown to you in the game. Hidden moves (if any)
will not be listed here. Moves will be listed as they are named in the game.

When you see LV2, LV3, and LV4, then that weapon must be at that level, or 
higher, in order for you to do the move.

When you see the word "throw" in brackets (i.e. [throw]), it means that Ryu is
now doing a "Throw" type move, and once the throw has started, Ryu is
invincible for the entire animation.

If you see the word "hold" in brackets (i.e. [hold]), then the very next button
you must hold down until Ryu starts the attack animation.

If the word "360" is in brackets (i.e. [360]), then you must rotate the left
analog stick 360 degrees before you press the next move button.

Any text in parathensises is a special note meaning that you must be doing what
it says in order to pull off the right move.

Anything with ">" means you must push the analog stick toward an enemy before
you press the next button.

Anything joined with a plus sign (+) means you must press both buttons at the
same time




I will now list each weapon in order when it becomes avaliable.


=============Dragon Sword=============

(NGDS)

Strength- 7
Speed- 8
Reach- 6
Suited for- All types



First avaliable- Start with

The DS is a pretty all rounded weapon, and Ryu's weapon of choice. You could
easily go through the game with only this weapon. It features both ground and
ariel type moves, but I've found myself focusing on ariel type moves. The DS can
also do multiple flying swallow attacks (1 per level)

-------------Moves-------------

Piercing Dragons's Fang
XXXXX

Dragon Tear          LVL3
XX>X

Tiger Roar
XXY

Fang of the Wolf          LVL2
XXYY

Fortuitous Phoenix          LVL3
XXYYYY

Ikaruga          LVL2
XXY>Y

Seal of Ten
XX>XX

Three Lights
XX>XY

Wrath of Izangi          LVL2
XX>XYY

Blade of Empty Air
XYX

Blade of Susano'o          LVL2
XYXXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
XYXXX[throw]Y

Scarlet Dragon
X[hold]Y

Windmill Slash
>X

Violent Wind
>XX>X

Violent Gale          LVL2
>XX>XX

Piercing Wind
>XX>Y

Dragon of Heaven          LVL2
>XX>YY>Y

Dragon of Earth          LVL2
>XX>YY>[hold]Y

Crimson Temptest
YY

Undefeatable Demon          LVL2
YYY

Haze Straight Slash
[hold]Y

Oblivion Cross Cut
[hold]Y (essence]

Blade of the Emperor Dragon
[hold]Y (essence max)

Azure Dragon
>Y

Scarlet Dragon
>[hold]Y

Violet Wind
(while running)X

Violet Gale          LVL2
(while running)XX

Piercing Wind
(while running)Y

Dragon of Heaven          LVL2
(while running)YY>Y

Dragon of Earth          LVL2
(while running)YY>[hold]Y

Flying Crane          LVL2
[360]Y

Gleaming Blade          LVL3
[360][hold]Y

Roaring Gleam          LVL3
[360][hold]Y (essence)

Annihilating Gleam          LVL3
[360][hold]Y (essence max)

Deep Crimson
(while blocking)XX

Gleaming Cross
(while blocking)Y

Rising Dragon
(Next to a downed enemy)Y

Blade of the Empty Air
(while jumping)X

Blade of Nirrti          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
(while jumping)XXX[throw]Y

Helmet Splitter
(while jumping)Y

Air Destruction Slash
(while jumping forward)X

Falling Dragon Blade
(while jumping forward)Y

Flying Swallow
(while jumping forward)>Y

Azure Swallow          LVL2
(while jumping forward)>YY

Divine Flying Swallow         LVL3
(while jumping forward)>YYY

Spinning Blade         LVL2
(while landing)X

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Flying Swallow
(while wall running)X or Y

Flying Dragon Blade
(on wall)X

Cicada Slash
(on wall)Y

Divine Flying Dragon
(during flying bird flip)X

Divine Cicada Slash
(during flying bird flip)Y

Divider of Waves
(while running on water)XX

Blade of Empty Water
(while running on water)XYX

Blade of Empty Seas          LVL2
(while running on water)XYXX

Aquatic Flying Sparrow
(while running on water)XYXX

Heavy Mists
(at water surface)X

Flying Osprey
(at water surface)Y

Demon Shark
(underwater)X

Great Demon Shark
(underwater)Y

=============Lunar Staff=============

(NGLS)

Strength- 6
Speed- 7
Reach- 8
Suited for- Human enemies. Crowd control



First avaliable- Level 1

The Lunar in NGB was a very nice weapon. You could easily replace the DS with
it. But this time around I found the Lunar to have a lot less durability. It's 
still a nice weapon due to it's reach, and in the hands of a skilled user, they
could keep the enemy at bay while inflicting maximum damage.

-------------Moves-------------

Dragon's Fang Spin
XXXX

Dragon's Talon Spin          LVL2
XXXY

Gleaming Shadow
XXY

Infinity Thrust
X>XX

Yin-Yang Thrust          LVL2
X>XXX

Amitabha Thrust          LVL3
X>XXXX

Absolute Darkenss          LVL2
X>XYX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
X>XYX[throw]Y

Sun and Moon          LVL2
X>XYY

Molten Rock          LVL3
XYXXX

Strange Soul          LVL3
XYYYY

Bolted Gate
>XX

Charging Lion          LVL2
>XXX

Fierce Lion
Y

Bladed Spider          LVL3
YYYYY

Bladed Spider          LVL2
Y>Y

Bladed Spider          LVL3
YY>Y

Bladed Spider          LVL3
YYY>Y

Remnant Blossems
[hold]Y

Eight Destructions
[hold]Y [essence]

Dance of Flame
[hold]Y (essence max)

Waning Moon
>Y

First Wind          LVL2
>YYX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
>YYX[throw]Y

Moonlit Shadow          LVL2
>YYY

Vanishing Mist
(while running)XX

Twin Serpent Staff
(while running)Y

Destruction Spin          LVL3
[360]Y

Waning Evil          LVL2
[360][hold]Y

Hazy Shadow          LVL2
[360][hold]Y (essence)

Heavenly Shadow          LVL2
[360][hold]Y (essence max)

Izuna Drop          LVL2
[360][hold]Y (essence max) [throw]Y

Mirror Reflection
(while blocking)X

Gate of Betrayal          LVL2
(while blocking)XX

Quivering Moon          LVL2
(while blocking)Y

Furious Moon          LVL2
(while blocking)YYYX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
(while blocking)YYYX[throw]Y

Moon of the Soul          LVL2
YYYY

Slain Demon
(next to a downed enemy)Y

First Wind
(while jumping)X

Wind of Dawn          LVL2
(while jumping)XX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
(while jumping)XX[throw]Y

Phantom Moon
(while jumping)Y

Flashing Current          LVL2
(while landing)X

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Single Horn
(while wall running)X

Stone of Sin          LVL2
(while wall running)XX

Sixteen Nights
(while wall running)Y

Single Horn
(on wall)X

Stone of Sin          LVL2
(on wall)XX

Sixteen Nights
(on wall)Y

Sixteen Nights
(during flying bird flip) X or Y

Fallen Moon
(while running on water)XY

Raven Thrust
(while running on water)Y

Hazy Moon
(at water surface)X

Ivory Moon
(at water surface)Y

Crystal Surface
(underwater)X

Lion's Storm
(underwater)Y

=============Falcon Talons=============

(NGFT)

Strength- 5
Speed- 7
Reach- 3
Suited for- Unarmored foes



First avaliable- Level 2

The FT are a nice weapon to use, but due to the short range, it can also be
just as dangerous. The reach forces Ryu to get up close and personal with every
enemy but will let him work his killing magic if put in the center of a crowd.

-------------Moves-------------

Lion's Roar
XXXXX

Heavenly Wolf          LVL2
XXXYYYY

Ravenous Wolf          LVL2
XXX[throw][hold]Y

Panther Tail Kick
XXX>XXX

Running Flame          LVL2
XXYY

Tiger's Crushing Claw
XX>X

Crushing Vermillion Bird Strike          LVL3
XX>XXXXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL3
XX>XXXXX[throw]Y

Wings of the Phantom Roc          LVL3
XX>XXYY

Wings of the Vermillion Bird          LVL3
XX>XYYYY

Vermillion Bird Strike          LVL3
XX>YYY

Flying Tiger's Claw
XYX

Crushing Vermillion Bird Strike          LVL2
XYXXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
XYXXX[throw]Y

White Tiger Flurry
>XXX

White Tiger Gouge
>XXXY

Bared Lion's Fang
>XXX[throw][hold]Y

Thunderous Lion's Roar          LVL2
>XXXXXX

White Tiger Gouge          LVL2
>XXXXY

Thunderous Lion's Roar          LVL2
>XXXX[throw][hold]Y

Bear Strike
YY

Charging Roar         LVL2
YYY

Furious Tiger Claw
YY>Y

Furious Tiger Kick          LVL2
YY>YY

Gouging Wold Claw
YY>Y[throw][hold]Y

King of Beasts
[hold]Y

Claws of a Hundred Beasts
[hold]Y (essence)

Fury of the Divine Beasts
[hold]Y (essence max)

Thunderous Earth
>Y

Cry of the Phoenix          LVL2
>YY

Beast's Claw Kick
(while running)X

Charging Tiger's Claw
(while running)YY

Charging Tiger's Kick          LVL2
(while running)YYY

Gouging Wolf Claw          LVl2
(while running)YY[throw]Y

Ring of Nine Tails          LVL2
[360]Y

Black Tortoise of Water
(while blocking)XXX

Black Tortoise of Wind          LVL2
(while blocking)XXXXXX

Claw of the Phantom Roc
(while blocking)Y

Bared Lions's Fang
(while blocking)[hold]Y

Haunting Dog
(next to a downed enemy)Y

Flying Tiger's Claw
(while jumping)X

Curshing Vermillion Bird Strike          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXY

Three-Legged Bird
(while jumping)Y

Flying Swallow
(jumping towards enemy)Y

Flame of the Chimera
(jumping towards enemy)YXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
(jumping towards enemy)YX[throw]Y

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Flyign Swallow
(while wall running)X or Y

Flame of the Chimera
(while wall running)XXX

Izuna Drop
(while wall running)XX[throw]Y

Azure Dragon Kick
(on wall) X or Y

Swooping White Phoenix          LVL2
(on wall)XX

Decent of the Dragon
(during flying bird flip)X

Falling Azure Dragon
(during flying bird flip)Y

Moon of the Fox
(during flying bird flip)[hold]Y

Swooping White Phoenix
(during flying bird flip)YX or YY

Submerged Tiger Claw
(while running on water)XX

Submerged Crushing Jaw
(while running on water)XY

Surging Azure Dragon          LVL3
(while running on water)XYY

Cry of the Phoenix
(while running on water)YY

Water Tiger's Crushing Claw
(at water surface)X

Phantom Strike          LVL3
(at water surface)XX

Surging Azure Dragon          LVL3
(at water surface)XY

Water Fox Kick
(at water surface)Y

Fangs of the Water Dragon
(underwater)X

Water Reptile Slash
(underwater)Y
=============Dragon's Claw and Tiger Fang=============

(NGDCTF)

Strength-8
Speed- 7
Reach- 6
Suited for- Big enemies



First avaliable- Level 4

What is better than 1 blade? 2 blades. What's better than 2 blades? Ryu 
wielding them. The DCTF is a really good weapon to use against large enemies
due to the fact that Ryu can virtually hit twice as much as the DS, while
still being able to mimic the DS's moves.

-------------Moves-------------

Falling Flowers
XXXXX

Blade of Nirvana          LVL2
XXXXY

Mahayana Blade
XXXYY

Blade of Dharma's Way          LVL2
XXYY

Double Lightning Strike
XX>XX

Lightning Pierce          LVL2
XX>XXX

Penetrating Lightning          LVL3
XX>XXXX

Bladed Wind          LVL3
XX>XY

King Slayer          LVL2
XX>Y

Emperor Slayer          LVL3
XX>YY

Falling Dragon
XXX>X

Double Zhong Kui Slash
XYX

Mighty Zhong Kui          LVL2
XYXXXX

Spinning Zhong Kui          LVL3
XYXXXXY

Spinning Zhong Izuna          LVL2
XYXXX[throw]Y

Zhong Kui Heavenly Sparrow          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y

Dragon Slaying Sparrow          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)[hold when hitting a wall]Y

Falling Dragon Slayer          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)X

Spinning Dragon slayer          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)Y

Great Dragon Slayer          LVL3
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)YY

Bird and Dragon          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)A

Falling Zhong Kui          LVL2
XYXXY

Zhong Kui Whirlwind          LVL3
XYXXYY

Fire Dragon Spinning Decent
XYY

Spinning fire Dragon          LVL3
XYYY

Purgatory Slash
X[hold]Y

Wind and Clouds          LVL2
X[hold]YY

Divine Blade          LVL3
X[hold]YYY

Twin Continous Slash
>XX

Twin Cross Cut          LVL2
>XXX

Flying Dragon
>XY

Decending Dragon          LVL2
>XYY

Swooping Dragon Fang
YYYY

Great Chasm          LVL3
YY>Y

Rolling Haze Slash
[hold]Y

Path of the Demon Dragon
[hold]Y (essence)

Eight Heavenly Dragons
[hold]Y (essence max)

Rising Earth Blade
>Y

Purgatory Slash
>[hold]Y

Silent Gale
(while running)X

Gale Cross Cut          LVL2
(while running)XX

Gale Rising Slash
(while running)Y

Gale Falling Slash          LVL2
(while running)YY

Rise to Heaven          LVL2
[360]Y

Sokaku's Secret Blade
(while blocking)X

Sokaku's Dissecting Blade
(while blocking)Y

Ground Roll
(next to a downed enemy)Y

Double Zhong Kui Slash
(while jumping)X

Mighty Zhong Kui          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXX

Spinning Zhong Kui          LVL3
(while jumping)XXXXY

Zhong Kui Izuna          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXY

Spin Slash
(while jumping)Y

Whirlwind Slash          LVL3
(while jumping)YY

Flying Swallow
(while jumping towards enemy)Y

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Divine Hawk Flying Sparrow
(while wall running)X or Y

Divine Hawk Twin Blades
(on wall)X

Decending Divine Hawk
(on wall)Y

Spinning Divine Hawk          LVL3
(on wall)YY

Divine Hawk Dancing Blades
(during flying bird flip)X

Flying Bird Decent
(during flying bird flip)Y

Flying Bird Spin          LVL3
(during flying bird flip)YY

Flying Water
(while running on water)XXY

Aqua Chasm
(while running on water)XY

Flying Hawk
(while running on water)Y

Aqua Chasm
(at water surface)XY

Heavenly Bay
(at water surface)Y

Root of the Lotus
(underwater)X

Water Dragon Blade
(underwater)Y

=============Kusari-gama============

(NGKG)

Strength- 4
Speed- 8
Reach- 10
Suited for- Crowd control. Weaker enemies



First avaliable- Level 5

The Kusari-gama is an awesome weapon to use. But when faced by larger enemies,
it's better to switch to a different weapon. It features both short and long
ranges attacks, but I'd recommend only using the longer range attacks, as
they're more suited for multiple enemies, and when you're doing little damage,
it's best to spread the love to all other enemies.

-------------Moves-------------

Face Strike
XXXXX

Great Sweep          LVL2
XXXXY

Ear Slicer          LVL2
XXXYYY

Raging Star          LVL3
XXXYYYYY

Serpent Swing          LVL2
XXXYY>Y

Midnight Blade          LVL2
XXX>X

Shrike Drop          LVL2
XXX>[hold]X

Skull Shatterer
XXYY

Flying Vine          LVL2
XX>Y

Demon Cutter          LVL2
XX>[hold]Y

Hunting Heavens
XY

Falling Snow          LVL2
XYYYX

Temple Bell Drop          LVL2
XYYYY

One Hundred Flames          LVL2
XYYXX

Flying Vine          LVL2
X[hold]Y

Demon Cutter          LVL2
X[throw][hold]Y

Flying Vine          LVL2
X>Y

Demon Cutter          LVL2
X>[throw][hold]Y

One Hundred Feet
>XX

Fuji Drop          LVL2
>XXXXX

Thunderous Flying Sparrow          LVL2
>XXXY

Spiral Attack
YY

Reverse Great Spin          LVL2
YYYYY

Immerse Tragedy          LVL3
YYYYYY

Storm of Six Flowers
[hold]Y

Pounding Gate
[hold]Y (essence)

Dance of Nine Dragons
[hold]Y (essence max)

Sweeping Clouds
>Y

Damcing Maple          LVL2
>YYYX

Giant Bell Drop          LVL2
>YYYY

Flying Vine          LVL2
>[hold]Y

Demon Cutter          LVL2
>[throw][hold]Y

Great Shears
(while running)X

Absence of Light
(while running)Y

Flowing Spin
[360]Y

Raging Wind          LVL2
[360]YY

furious Whirlwind          LVL3
[360]YYY

Midnight Blade          LVL3
[360]YYX

Shike Drop          LVL3
[360]YY[hold]X

Flying Vine          LVL2
[360]YX

Demon Cutter          LVL2
[360]Y[hold]X

Music of the Haze
(while blocking)X

Sweeping Willow
(while blocking)Y

Hunter's Slash
(next to a downed enemy)Y

Slicing Wind
(while jumping)X

One Hundred Flames
(while jumping)YXX

Thunderous Light
(while jumping)YY

Flowing Spin
(while landing)X

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Flying Scythe
(while wall running) X or Y

Flowing Dragon
(on wall)X

Giant Serpent Drop
(on wall)Y

Flowing Dragon
(during flying bird flip)X

Giant Serpent Drop
(during flying bird flip)Y

Waterfall Breaker
(while running on water)XX

Falling Thunder Flying Sparrow
(while running on water)XYY

Shell Spiral
(while running on water)Y

Giant Toad Drop
(at water surface)X

Falling Thunder Flying Sparrow
(at water surface)YY

Devestation Above
(underwater)X

Insane Agitation
(underwater)Y


=============Eclipse Scythe=============

(NGES)

Strength- 9
Speed- 4
Reach- 6
Suited for- Big enemies.



First avaliable- Level 6

The ES is a pretty powerful weapon, but lacks speed. It is meant for the bigger
enemies, so it'll tear through the smaller ones with ease. It is hardly ever
blocked (I believe it can guard crush smaller enemies), so you'll mostly have
to worry about missing. Usually the moves made for individuals are the hardest
to connect, while all other moves just hack at anything in their path.

-------------Moves-------------

Piercing Moon
XXXXX

Shadow Banisher
XXXX[throw][hold]X

Mist Slash
XXXXXY

Death's Gate          LVL2
XXX>XXX

Death's Pillar          LVL3
XXX>XXY

River Styx Drop          LVL3
XXX>XX[throw][hold]Y

Demon Procession          LVL2
XXXXYYY

Death's Chariot          LVL2
XXXY

Corpse Sweep
XXY

Demon's Jaws
XYY

Round Haze
>XXX

Reversed Tsunami          LVL3
>XXXXX

Reversed Windfall          LVL2
>XYYYYY

Flying Heads
YY

Cries of Ares          LVL2
YYY

Serpent's Curse
[hold]Y

Underworld Eruption
[hold]Y (essence)

Empire Destroyer
[hold]Y (essence max)

Soul Impale
>Y

Shadow Banisher
>[throw][hold]Y

Hidden Clouds          LVL2
(during Shadow Banisher)Y

Death's Gate          LVL2
(during Hidden Clouds)XX

Death's Piller          LVL3
(during Hidden Clouds)XY

River Styx Drop          LVL3
(during Hidden Clouds)X[throw][hold]Y

Demon Strangler          LVL2
(during Hidden Clouds)YY

Hunted Chimera
>YY

Returning Wind
(while running)X

Ring of Insanity
(while running)Y

Graveyard Spin          LVL2
[360]Y

Massacre Sweep          LVL2
[360][hold]Y (essence)

Extermination Sweep          LVL2
[360][hold]Y (essence max)

Futile Resistance
(while blocking)X

Darkness of Hades
(while blocking)Y

Sacrificial Slice
(next to a downed enemy)Y

Hidden in Darkness
(next to a downed enemy)[throw][hold]Y

Immense Raven
(while jumping)XX

Blood Rain
(while jumping)Y

Flying Sacrifice
(while jumping towards enemy)Y

Infinite Sacrifice
(while jumping towards enemy)[throw][hold]Y

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Flying Sacrifice
(while wall running) X or Y

Infinite Sacrifice
(while wall running)[throw][hold]X or Y

Wind of Revenge
(on wall) X or Y

Entombed Lightning
(during flying bird flip)X

Monstrous Raven
(during flying bird flip)Y

Aqua Slash
(while running on water)XX

Wave of Judgement
(while running on water)YY

Lotus Strike
(at water surface)X

Wounds of Poseidon
(at water surface)Y

Aquatic Illusion
(underwater)X

Sea Serpent
(underwater)Y



=============Tonfa=============

(NGTNF)

Strength- 3
Speed- 9
Reach- 3
Suited for- Human enemies



First avaliable- Level 7

The Tonfa is an ok weapon to use, but I'd not recommend it to save your life.
But the speed that these have allow Ryu to do a lot of short, quick damage to
all opponents. But when against large enemies, you'll be quickly handed your
ass on a plate. If you're bored and want a little fun, use their UT lvl 2 on
an unlucky fellow to see one of the longest, and most coolest beat downs.


Andrew "Vosh" Marvosh sent me an email with his opinion on the Tonfa.

"Hi,

I had a comment concerning your weapon guide for Ninja Gaiden II. Tonfa's are
actually powerful against certain enemies. For example, when I played through 
the game on Master Ninja and did the Test of Valour #7 in Chapter 9 with super 
bat-humanoids and spider robot-women, using a Tonfa stage 2 UT killed them
instantly. I just wanted to let you know. That also works with smaller enemies,
such as with the weaker ninjas' and skinny purple demons one first encounters
at the very beginning of Chapter 3 (for Path of the Warrior and Master Ninja I
believe)."


-------------Moves-------------

Great Edge
XXXXX

Ivory Flower
XXXYX

Falling Petals Flowing Water          LVL2
XXXYXXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
XXXYXXX[throw]Y

One Thousand Blossms          LVL3
XXYYY

Fluttering Peacock          LVL2
XX>Y

Blooming Iris
XX>XX

Flower Garland Drop          LVL2
XX>X[throw]Y

Cypress Column
XX>XY

Cradled Moon
XY

Crimson Edge
X[hold]YY

Deamons' Staves
>X

Demons' Diamonds          LVL2
>XX

Demon Tears Kick          LVL3
>XXXXX

Demon Devourer
>XYY

Iron Wheel
YY

Storm of the Four Winds          LVL2
YYY

Vermillion Fan
[hold]Y

Spring Wind
[hold]Y (essence max)

Uncontrollable Bloom
[hold]Y (essence max)

Turning Wheel
(while running)X

Roaring Flames
(while running)Y

Overlapping Storms          LVL2
[360]Y

Heavenly Justice
(during combo) A or Left Trigger+L stick

Justice of Heaven Kick
(during Heavenly Justice)X

Broken Lantern
(during Heavenly Justice)Y

First Storm
(during Heavenly Justice)X

One Thousand Lotuses
(during Heavenly Justice)YY

Bloom of Revenge
(next to a downed enemy)Y

Ivory Flower
(while jumping)X

Falling Petals Flowing Water          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXY

Oblivion Blossom
(while jumping)Y

Eight Leaves
(while jumping forward)X

Stone Breaker
(while jumping towards enemy)YY

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Stone Breaker
(while wall running)XY or YY

Fluttering Crane
(on wall)X or Y

Demon Exorcism
(on wall)XX

Demon Devourer          LVL2
(on wall)XXX

Crimson Fang
(on wall)XY

Fleeting Blossoms          LVL2
(on wall)XYY

Fluttering Phoenix
(during flying bird flip) X or Y

Demon Exorcism
(during flying bird flip)XX

Demon Devourer          LVL2
(during flying bird flip)XXX

Crimson Fang
(during flying bird flip)XY

Fleeting Blossoms          LVL2
(during flying bird flip)XYY

Drowning Moon
(while running on water)XY

Floodgate Crush
(while running on water)YY

Demon Thistle
(at water surface)X

Drowning Moon
(at water surface)Y

Cromson Lily
(underwater)X

Scale Scraper
(underwater)Y


=============Vigoorian Flail=============

(NGVF)

Strength- 6
Speed- 8
Reach-4
Suited for- Crowd control



Take this: Nunchucks, with blades. Any vet of NG1/B/S will recognise this
weapon. It features quick attacks, without losing to much impact power in the
process. If you find yourself surrounded, these bad boys can easily give you
some breathing room. These can also do multiple Flying Swallow attacks,
but under a different name.

-------------Moves-------------

Dragon and Phoenix
XXXXXX

Dragon Slaughter          LVL2
XXX>XXXXXX

Furious Strike          LVL3
XXX>XXXXXYXXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL3
XXX>XXXXXYXXX[throw]Y

Piercing Mountain          LVL3
XXX>XXXXXYYYYYY

Opened Path          LVL2
XXXXXY

Wandering Destruction          LVL2
XXXXY

Pale Light          LVL2
XXXY

Fire Pit
XXY

Foe Destroyer          LVL2
XXYY

Looming Fog
XYX

Furious Strike          LVL2
XYXXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
XYXXX[throw]Y

Grasping the Moon
XYY

Insane Raven          LVL2
XYYY

Piercing Mountain          LVL3
XYYYYYY

Flowing Waves
>XX

Insane Devil          LVL2
>XXXXX

Interrupted River          LVL2
>XXXY

Horn of the Chimera
>XXY

Flame Wheel
YY

shining Heavens          LVL2
YYY

Auspicious Crane
[hold]Y

Golden Dragon
[hold]Y (essence)

Annihilating Golden Dragon
(during Golden Dragon) Y[repeatelly]

Dancing Phoenix
[hold]Y (essence max)

Annihilating Dancing Phoenix
(during Dancing Phoenix) Y[repeatelly]

Erupting Flame
>Y

Rising Serpent          LVL3
>YY

Deformation Kick
(while running)X

Scraping Heavens Kick          LVL2
(while running)XX

Heaven's Surprise Kick          LVL3
(while running)XXX

Storm Breaker          LVL3
(while running)XXXY

Flying Monkey
(while running)Y

Blazing Inferno          LVL2
(while running)YY

Nine Heavens          LVL2
[360]Y

Warrior of Flight
(while blocking)X

Ring of Heaven Kick
(while blocking)Y

Slanted Heavens          LVL2
(while blocking)YY

Demon Chaser
(next to a downed enemy)Y

Sweeping Strike
(while jumping)X

Dragon Emperor Kick
(while jumping)Y

Red-Hot iron Brand
(while jumping towards enemy)Y

Insane Raven          LVL2
(while jumping towards enemy)YY

Piercing Mountain          LVL3
(while jumping towards enemy)YYYYY

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Red-Hot Iron Brand
(while wall running) X or Y

Insane Raven          LVL2
(while wall running)XY or YY

Piercing Mountain          LVL3
(while wall running)XYYYY or YYYYY

Split Boulder Kick
(on wall)X or Y

Mountain Crane          LVL3
(on wall)XY or YY

Infernal Drop
(during flying bird flip) X or Y

Mountain Crane          LVL3
(during flying bird flip)XY or YY

Ancient Dragon Kick
(while running on water)X

Rising Phoenix
(while running on water)Y

Wandering Drum
(at water surface)X

Disturbed Heavens
(at water surface)Y

Flowing Rainwater
(underwater)X

Golden Lily
(underwater)Y


=============True Dragon Sword=============

(NGTDS)

Strength- 9
Speed- 8
Reach- 6
Suited for- All types



Ahhh, the ol' True Dragon Sword. Most people stick with this weapon after they
get it. Why? Because it's so powerful. It takes the most well rounded weapon, 
and makes it stronger. This new form also features a 4 hit combo at does
massive damage to bosses, and usually takes a limb from enemies.

------------Moves-------------

Piercing Dragons's Fang
XXXXX

Dragon Tear          LVL3
XX>X

Steel Splitter          LV4
XXXY

Tiger Roar
XXY

Fang of the Wolf          LVL2
XXYY

Fortuitous Phoenix          LVL3
XXYYYY

Ikaruga          LVL2
XXY>Y

Seal of Ten
XX>XX

Three Lights
XX>XY

Wrath of Izangi          LVL2
XX>XYY

Blade of Empty Air
XYX

Blade of Susano'o          LVL2
XYXXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
XYXXX[throw]Y

Scarlet Dragon
X[hold]Y

Cloud Dragon flying Swallow          LVL4
X[hold]YYYY

Windmill Slash
>X

Violent Wind
>XX>X

Violent Gale          LVL2
>XX>XX

Piercing Wind
>XX>Y

Dragon of Heaven          LVL2
>XX>YY>Y

Dragon of Earth          LVL2
>XX>YY>[hold]Y

Crimson Temptest
YY

Undefeatable Demon          LVL2
YYY

Haze Straight Slash
[hold]Y

Oblivion Cross Cut
[hold]Y (essence]

Blade of the Dragon's Scales          LVL4
[hold]Y (essence max)

Azure Dragon
>Y

Scarlet Dragon
>[hold]Y

Violet Wind
(while running)X

Violet Gale          LVL2
(while running)XX

Piercing Wind
(while running)Y

Dragon of Heaven          LVL2
(while running)YY>Y

Dragon of Earth          LVL2
(while running)YY>[hold]Y

Flying Crane          LVL2
[360]Y

Gleaming Blade          LVL3
[360][hold]Y

Roaring Gleam          LVL3
[360][hold]Y (essence)

True Dragon Gleam          LVL4
[360][hold]Y (essence max)

Deep Crimson
(while blocking)XX

Gleaming Cross
(while blocking)Y

Rising Dragon
(Next to a downed enemy)Y

Blade of the Empty Air
(while jumping)X

Blade of Nirrti          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXX

Izuna Drop          LVL2
(while jumping)XXX[throw]Y

Helmet Splitter
(while jumping)Y

Air Destruction Slash
(while jumping forward)X

Falling Dragon Blade
(while jumping forward)Y

Flying Swallow
(while jumping forward)>Y

Azure Swallow          LVL2
(while jumping forward)>YY

Divine Flying Swallow         LVL3
(while jumping forward)>YYY

Spinning Blade         LVL2
(while landing)X

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Flying Swallow
(while wall running)X or Y

Flying Dragon Blade
(on wall)X

Cicada Slash
(on wall)Y

Divine Flying Dragon
(during flying bird flip)X

Divine Cicada Slash
(during flying bird flip)Y

Divider of Waves
(while running on water)XX

Blade of Empty Water
(while running on water)XYX

Blade of Empty Seas          LVL2
(while running on water)XYXX

Aquatic Flying Sparrow
(while running on water)XYXX

Heavy Mists
(at water surface)X

Flying Osprey
(at water surface)Y

Demon Shark
(underwater)X

Great Demon Shark
(underwater)Y

=============Blade of the Archfiend=============

(NGBOA)

Strength- 10
Speed- 7
Reach- 6
Suited for- All types



Ok, get this: Take the DCTF, and replace them with the TDS and Genshin's blade.
What do you get? An awesome pair of blades. Since you're wielding 2 of the 
strongest blades in the game, you're damage output increases greatly. The 2
moves that you get with this are very long, but usually end up with a
severed limb, or a dead enemy.

-------------Moves-------------

Falling Flowers
XXXXX

Blade of Nirvana          LVL2
XXXXY

Mahayana Blade
XXXYY

Blade of Dharma's Way          LVL2
XXYY

Double Lightning Strike
XX>XX

Lightning Pierce          LVL2
XX>XXX

Penetrating Lightning          LVL3
XX>XXXX

Bladed Wind          LVL3
XX>XY

King Slayer          LVL2
XX>Y

Emperor Slayer          LVL3
XX>YY

Underworld Drop          LVL4
XX>YYY[throw]Y

Blade of the Mind          LVL4
XX>YYYYY

Falling Dragon
XXX>X

Double Zhong Kui Slash
XYX

Mighty Zhong Kui          LVL2
XYXXXX

Spinning Zhong Kui          LVL3
XYXXXXY

Spinning Zhong Izuna          LVL2
XYXXX[throw]Y

Zhong Kui Heavenly Sparrow          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y

Dragon Slaying Sparrow          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)[hold when hitting a wall]Y

Falling Dragon Slayer          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)X

Spinning Dragon slayer          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)Y

Great Dragon Slayer          LVL3
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)YY

Bird and Dragon          LVL2
XYXXX(pause)Y(when hitting a wall)A

Falling Zhong Kui          LVL2
XYXXY

Zhong Kui Whirlwind          LVL3
XYXXYY

Fire Dragon Spinning Decent
XYY

Spinning fire Dragon          LVL3
XYYY

Purgatory Slash
X[hold]Y

Wind and Clouds          LVL2
X[hold]YY

Divine Blade          LVL3
X[hold]YYY

Underworld Drop          LVL4
X[hold]YYYYY

Blade of the Mind          LVL4
X[hold]YYYYYY

Twin Continous Slash
>XX

Twin Cross Cut          LVL2
>XXX

Flying Dragon
>XY

Decending Dragon          LVL2
>XYY

Swooping Dragon Fang
YYYY

Great Chasm          LVL3
YY>Y

Rolling Haze Slash
[hold]Y

Path of the Demon Dragon
[hold]Y (essence)

Eight Heavenly Dragons
[hold]Y (essence max)

Rising Earth Blade
>Y

Purgatory Slash
>[hold]Y

Silent Gale
(while running)X

Gale Cross Cut          LVL2
(while running)XX

Gale Rising Slash
(while running)Y

Gale Falling Slash          LVL2
(while running)YY

Rise to Heaven          LVL2
[360]Y

Sokaku's Secret Blade
(while blocking)X

Sokaku's Dissecting Blade
(while blocking)Y

Ground Roll
(next to a downed enemy)Y

Double Zhong Kui Slash
(while jumping)X

Mighty Zhong Kui          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXX

Spinning Zhong Kui          LVL3
(while jumping)XXXXY

Zhong Kui Izuna          LVL2
(while jumping)XXXY

Spin Slash
(while jumping)Y

Whirlwind Slash          LVL3
(while jumping)YY

Flying Swallow
(while jumping towards enemy)Y

Guillotine Throw
[throw]A+X

Divine Hawk Flying Sparrow
(while wall running)X or Y

Divine Hawk Twin Blades
(on wall)X

Decending Divine Hawk
(on wall)Y

Spinning Divine Hawk          LVL3
(on wall)YY

Divine Hawk Dancing Blades
(during flying bird flip)X

Flying Bird Decent
(during flying bird flip)Y

Flying Bird Spin          LVL3
(during flying bird flip)YY

Flying Water
(while running on water)XXY

Aqua Chasm
(while running on water)XY

Flying Hawk
(while running on water)Y

Aqua Chasm
(at water surface)XY

Heavenly Bay
(at water surface)Y

Root of the Lotus
(underwater)X

Water Dragon Blade
(underwater)Y






=============Projectile Weapons=============

(NGWPLST2)

This time in NG2, there are only 5 projectiles, but each are equally deadly, 
with it's own usefullness.


-------------Rating System------------

I will rate projectiles like this:

Strength- (damage it can do)
Speed- (how fast you can strike)
Range- (Short or Long)

My rating on a 10 point scale-

*Note*
All 4 stats will be on a 10 point scale. And will have 1 being the lowest.
There will not be any fractions of numbers (aka 12.78). And numbers will not
go past their scale max (aka 12/10). 


That being said, i'll move onto the projectile weapons in order of avaliability.




=============Shuriken============

(NGSHK)

Strength- 1
Speed- 10
Range- Short

Rating- 8

First avaliable- Start with

The Shuriken doesn't do much damage, but what it certainly does do is STUN. If
you see someone approaching, throw one, and it'll stop them for a second.
Usually if you toss one after a kill, you'll prevent a sneak attack from
happening. The coolest thing about them? Unlimited quantity.






=============Fiend Bane Bow============

(NGFBB)

Strength- 8
Speed- 6
Range- Long

Rating- 7

First avaliable- Level 2

The Bow is a lot nicer weapon this time around! You can hold 30 arrows, and
you can charge up, resulting in an exploded enemy. While in the air, you can
fire 2 shots, but you can't charge. I'd recommend using this on flying demons,
as they also take 2 shots to kill.






=============Incendiary Shuriken=============

(NGIS)

Strength- 7
Speed- 7
Range- Short

Rating- 9

First avaliable- Level 3

These bad boys pack quite a punch! Best when used against projectile enemies.
You can carry a maximum of 30 this time, and it takes about 2 to kill an enemy, 
while causing splash damage.






=============Gatling Spear Gun=============

(NGGSG)

Strength- 7
Speed-8
Range- Long

Rating 5

First avaliable- Level 5

The master of underwater fights! This bad boy has infinite ammo, and uses it
in rapid succession. Though it's pretty useless on land.






=============Windmill Shuriken============

(NGWS)

Strength- 8
Speed-6
Range- Short/Long

Rating 8

Charge this bad boy up to level 2 and watch heads roll! Returning from the
first game, the Windmill Shuriken features both power and range. So powerful,
in fact, that it will only stop doing damage once it returns to Ryu.






=============Closing=============

(NGCLS)

Well that's it. It's not much now, but it is a list of every weapon in the game.
As you play, you'll find that every weapon has a strong point to it. So good 
luck at finding that strong point, and exploiting it like no tomorrow!

Happy killing!






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=============Thanks=============

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                        Flying Swallows
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