Samurai Sword

Not to be confused with Dual Samurai Swords

Samurai Sword #11
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A ninja-grade, full-tang samurai sword, created for us by a master artisan. The sword balances perfectly, takes and holds a razor edge, and can divide an eyelash or a full skull in one swipe.
Type
Melee
Buy Price
$75,000
Sell Price
$53,000
Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Slashing
Damage Range
58 - 63
Accuracy Range
52 - 57

Samurai Sword is a Melee Slashing weapon that can be purchased in Mexico. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Samurai Sword was one of the items available at the official launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

The Samurai Sword has a stealth rating of 4.9.

Usage

Due to their relatively high stats, Samurai Swords with desirable Weapon Bonuses are sometimes used by players that can afford them for general attacking, Faction Warfare, Ranked Wars, and NPC looting.

Some players equip a Samurai Sword or another slashing weapon with the Parry bonus when Attacking to block an opponent's incoming melee attacks. Samurai Swords and other weapons with the Eviscerate bonuses are sometimes used in the opening turns of a long fight to cause more damage over the duration of the fight.

Obtaining

The Samurai Sword can be obtained as a purchase from Mexico. It can also be found through city finds, given as a mystery gift from the Wheel of Mediocrity, and be purchased from the Mission reward shop for ~13 to 19 Mission reward credits. [2]

The Samurai Sword can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Burglary:

  • "Apartment" (quantity one)
  • "Foundry" (quantity one)

300 Samurai Swords will be restocked in Mexico after being sold out. [3] The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Samurai Swords can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Melee weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Samurai Sword with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Melee Cache. A Samurai Sword obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 73 and an Accuracy stat up to 67.

Buffs

As a Japanese blade, Samurai Swords gain a 10% damage increase after the completion of the "HIS2160 Ancient Japanese History" course. Players can gain Weapon Experience on Samurai Swords once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Samurai Swords and all slashing weapons gain a 20% damage boost from the "Sweeney's Revenge" 10* special at a Hair Salon.

Samurai Swords, along with all melee weapons, receive a 10% damage bonus from the "Drunken Master" 3* special at Pubs and Restaurants, and a 2% damage bonus from the completion of the "HIS2170 Medieval History" course.

The Samurai Sword is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

Samurai Sword Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
526451239.png Slasher 100 Slashing weapon finishing hits

Historical Notes

In the old Missions system, during Ninja Legacy, players were required to defeat Keneshi [315060] with nothing but a Samurai Sword equipped and a Bottle of Sake in their inventory. [4]

Before the introduction of Travel, the Samurai Sword was available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop. [5] It was the best Melee Weapon available for nearly a year after the game's release, being dethroned by the Yasukuni Sword in 2005.

All Samurai Swords used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each Samurai Sword were revealed in a December 2015 update. [6]

Image History

Samurai Sword Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to July 2012 [7] 11.0.png
July 2012 to 12 September 2023 [8] 11.1.png
12 September 2023 to present [9] 11.2.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

References

  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (26/05/23)
  2. Torn Docs, Mission credits store (26/05/23)
  3. Torn Docs, Overseas Items (26/05/23)
  4. TCBasic Missions (22/11/09)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  6. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  8. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  9. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (04/03/24)