Abilities

Abilities in White require Star Orbs.

Abilities in Blue require Heart Orbs.

Abilities in Green require Technique Orbs.

Abilities in Orange require Body Orbs.

Abilities in Yellow require Shining Orbs.

Abilities in Red require Training or Story Progression.

For any abilities which specify being in "Shichosei Tento" state, that means when you are at critical health. When you get low on health a little star appears at the top left of the screen by the Star Gauge, indicating that you are in Shichosei Tento state, and certain abilities are available while you are in this state.

  • Heart
  • Technique
  • Body
  • Guidance

"Heart" upgrades offer improvements to Burst Mode and Star Gauge.

Number Name Description
1 Burst Time Extension #1 Burst Mode time increases by 0.5 second
2 Burst Time Extension (Large) #1 Burst Mode time increases by 1 second
3 Burst Time Extension #3 Burst Mode time increases by 0.5 second
4 Star Gauge Filling Upgrade (Large) #1 Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when using regular attacks by 10%
5 Burst Time Extension #2 Burst Mode time increases by 0.5 second
6 Burst Time Extension #4 Burst Mode time increases by 0.5 second
7 Consecutive Kicks Extension

Increases the number of repeated kicks unleashed when in Burst Mode

When in Burst Mode, repeatedly press Triangle after a Square-Square-Square-Triangle-Triangle combo

8 Leap Attack Repeated Strikes

Launch a repeated series of powerful kicks after a leap

When in Burst Mode, repeatedly press Square after leaping (X-X)

9 Burst Mode Attack Damage Enhancement #3 Increases attack damage by 30% when in Burst Mode
10 Star Gauge Filling Upgrade #2 Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when using regular attacks by 5%
11 Burst Mode Attack Damage Enhancement (Large) #1 Increases attack damage by 60% when in Burst Mode
12 Burst Mode Attack Damage Enhancement (Large) #2 Increases attack damage by 60% when in Burst Mode
13 Burst Mode Attack Damage Enhancement (Large) #3 Increases attack damage by 60% when in Burst Mode
14 Star Gauge Filling Upgrade (Large) #3 Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when using regular attacks by 10%
15 Fighting Spirit

Cause surrounding enemies to back off and there is a high chance of enemies being open to Pressure Point attacks

When not in Burst Mode, Press L3+R3 to use up 1 Star Gauge and activate this ability

16 Fighting Spirit Scope Expansion #2 Increases the range of effect of the Fighting Spirit ability
17 Fighting Spirit Scope Expansion #1 Increases the range of effect of the Fighting Spirit ability
18 Burst Mode Attack Damage Enhancement #1 Increases attack damage by 30% when in Burst Mode
19 Star Gauge Filling Upgrade #1 Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when using regular attacks by 5%
20 Burst Mode Attack Damage Enhancement #2 Increases attack damage by 30% when in Burst Mode
21 Secret Technique Power Increase #1 Increases Secret Technique damage by 30%
22 Secret Technique Power Increase #3 Increases Secret Technique damage by 30%
23 Limitless

Enables you to launch a powerful counter attack

When in Burst Mode, while holding down R1, press Triangle as an enemy attacks you to launch a powerful counter

24 Secret Technique Power Increase (Large) #3 Increases Secret Technique damage by 60%
25 Secret Technique Power Increase #2 Increases Secret Technique damage by 30%
26 Star Gauge Filling Upgrade #3 Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when using regular attacks by 5%
27 Burst Mode Attack Damage Enhancement #4 Increases attack damage by 30% when in Burst Mode
28 Star - Mysteries of the Instant Move

Evade just as the enemy attacks you to build up the Star Gauge

Press X (or X-X) just before an enemy hits you

29 Star - Mysteries of the Counterattack

Counter enemy attacks to build up the Star Gauge

Hit an enemy with a charged attack just before they hit you

30 Star Gauge Filling Upgrade #4 Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when using regular attacks by 5%
31 Star - Mysteries of the Flair Techniques Each time you use a different Secret Technique in a battle, up to 7 techniques, the Star Gauge builds up.
32 Star - Mysteries of the Iron Wall Defending against enemy attacks builds up the Star Gauge
33 Burst Time Extension (Large) #3 Burst Mode time increases by 1 second
34 Hokuto Goshoha - 1

Mow down enemies before you

When in Burst Mode, hold down R2. Uses up 1 Star Gauge

35 Hokuto Goshoha - 2 Hokuto Goshoha charge level goes up by one step and the range of the attack is increased
36 Hokuto Goshoha - 3 Hokuto Goshoha charge level goes up by one step and the range of the attack is increased
37 Leap Attack Falling Thrust

Crash down to the earth after leaping

When in Burst Mode, press Triangle after leaping (X-X)

38 Leap Evasion Invincibility Extension Increases the "invincibility time" you have when you leap into the air
39 Secret Technique Power Increase (Large) #1 Increases Secret Technique damage by 60%
40 Star - Mysteries of Rage When you take damage, the Star Gauge builds up
41 Star - Mysteries of the Crushed Bones Every time you get a 100% overkill the Star Gauge builds up
42 Secret Technique Power Increase (Large) #2 Increases Secret Technique damage by 60%
43 Grab and Swing - Strong Arm

Grab and swing a nearby enemy, then hurl him away

When in Burst Mode, press Triangle near an enemy (do not hold down R1)

44 Star Gauge Filling Upgrade (Large) #2 Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when using regular attacks by 10%
45 Burst Time Extension (Large) #2 Burst Mode time increases by 1 second
46 Star - Mysteries of Alertness

Remain alert after landing a finishing blow. Makes Kenshiro unable to flinch for a short time and also builds up Star Gauge

Continue to hold down Triangle after landing a finishing blow

47 Secret Technique Power Increase #4 Increases Secret Technique damage by 30%
48 Leap with all your might

Creates a large and powerful shockwave

When in Burst Mode, hold down Circle (or Triangle) after leaping (X-X)

 

"Technique" upgrades offer secret techniques and battle actions.

Number Name Description
1 Hokuto Hyakuretsuken Gives you the chance to pull off Secret Techniques. Use Circle against a shaking enemy
2

Disposal

(learn from Toki in Chapter 4)

Parry an enemy attack and end up facing their back

When you are not in Burst Mode, press L1 just as an enemy attacks you

3 Sway Attack

Attack after swaying

Press Triangle after swaying (X)

4 Technique Sharpening #1 Becomes easier to open up enemies to Pressure Point attacks (+10%)
5 Shooting Perception It becomes easier to read when an enemy is about to shoot you with a bowgun
6 Static Water Evasion

At the cost of one Star Gauge, you can for a short time "anticipate" an enemy attack. While in this state, Kenshiro will automatically leap to evade the attack and then you are able to attack in the same way you can while leaping in Burst Mode

When you are not in Burst Mode and have at least 1 Star Gauge, press L1+X

7 Technique Sharpening #2 Becomes easier to open up enemies to Pressure Point attacks (+10%)
8 Rise Up

Attack while rising up from the ground

Press Triangle while you are on the floor

9 Immediate Rise

Immediately rise from the ground

Press X while you are on the floor

10 Blow Away Cancel

Changes posture when being blown away, preventing you from falling to the ground

Press X while being blown away

11 Hokuto Ujohaganken

A Secret Technique

Press Circle after swaying (X) when you are close to 2 enemies who are vulnerable to a Pressure Point attack

12 Technique Sharpening #3 Becomes easier to open up enemies to Pressure Point attacks (+10%)
13 Evasion Ability Up #2 Extends the "invincibility time" of Kenshiro when he is evading
14 Guard Counter

Counter when an enemy breaks your guard. Costs 1 Star Gauge

Press Triangle as soon as your guard is broken

15 Shichosei Tento - Repeated Pressure Points

When in "Shinchosei Tento" state, by achieving a "Supreme Instant" Perfect Pressure Point attack, Kenshiro can rapidly perform Pressure Point attacks on nearby enemies - even against enemies who are not vulnerable to a Pressure Point attack

Move the left analogue stick in a direction of a nearby enemy and press Circle.

16 Technique Sharpening #4 Becomes easier to open up enemies to Pressure Point attacks (+10%)
17 Secret Technique Life Recovery Kenshiro's health is automatically restored by 3% when you use a Secret Technique
18 Evasion Ability Up #3 Extends the "invincibility time" of Kenshiro when he is evading
19 ??? ???
20 Mysteries of Indra When in Burst Mode, immediately after attacking an enemy, if you time your next attack right, the power of the attack is greatly enhanced and it breaks their guard
21 Hokuto Hyakuretsuken - Strong

Perform a Secret Technique after a rush combo

When in Burst Mode, rapidly press Square after a Square-Square-Square-Square combo

22 Hokuto Hachimonkyudan

A Secret Technique used against a fallen enemy

When in Burst Mode, press Circle near an enemy on the ground

23 Nishi Shinkuwa (Bowgun Counter)

Secret Technique used against enemies holding a bowgun

Press L1+Circle just before an enemy with a bowgun shoots you

24 Hokuto Amasegeki

Secret Techniue used against large enemies

Press Circle when facing a shaking large enemy

25 Filth Disinfection (Flamethrower Counter)

Secret Technique used against enemies holding a flamethrower

Press L1+Circle just before an enemy with a flamethrower shoots you

26 Hokuto Danhoneken (Counter)

Secret Techniue used against unarmed enemies when they attack you. Will only work against enemies of a similar height to Kenshiro

Press L1+Circle when an unarmed enemy attacks you

27 Komogomokubi Haganken

Secret Technique used against a face-down enemy while they are in mid-air

When in Burst Mode, press Circle when you are near a face-down enemy in mid-air

28 Hokuto Moshoha

Secret Technique used against a face-up enemy while they are in mid-air

When in Burst Mode, press Circle when you are near a face-up enemy in mid-air

29 Hokuto Sokaisatsu

Secret Technique used to counter an enemy attack

When cloes to an enemy vulnerable to a Pressure Point attack, press Circle when a different enemy attacks you

30 Komogomokubi Haganken (Counter)

Secret Technique used against small enemies as they leap at you

Press L1+Circle when a small enemy attacks you with a jump attack

31 Hokuto Zankaiken (Weapon Counter)

Secret Technique used against enemies holding a one-handed weapon

Press L1+Circle when an enemy attacks you with a one-handed weapon

32 Goshi Retsudan (Weapon Counter)

Secret Technique used against enemies holding a two-handed weapon

Press L1+Circle when an enemy attacks you with a two-handed weapon

33

Perfect Pressure Point

(this unlocks in the first fight of Chapter 5)

Deal large damage against an enemy right after hitting them with a Pressure Point attack - Perfect timing will result in the "Supreme Instant" award

Press Circle immediately after hitting an enemy with a Pressure Point attack

34 Charged Pressure Point Attack Hold down Circle
35 Charged Pressure Point Attack Enhancement - 1

Improves the Charged Pressure Point Attack

36 Charged Pressure Point Attack Enhancement - 2 Improves the Charged Pressure Point Attack
37 Charged Pressure Point Attack Enhancement - 3 Improves the Charged Pressure Point Attack
38 Double Finisher

Perform an additional finishing blow after a rush combo

Press Triangle after landing a finishing blow (after a Square combo)

39 Evasion Ability Up #1 Extends the "invincibility time" of Kenshiro when he is evading
40 Dash Kick Press Triangle while running to launch a flying kick
41 Charged Attack Enhancement - 1 Makes it easier for a charged attack to send enemies flying
42 Charged Attack Enhancement - 2 Increases the damage of charged attacks by 50%
43 Charged Attack Enhancement - 3 It is easier for charged attacks to open up enemies to Pressure Point attacks (+50%)
44 Grab and Swing Press Triangle (without holding down R1) when near an enemy vulnerable to a Secret Technique (shaking enemy)
45 Burst Rush

When in Burst Mode, you can easily shift back into a rush combo right after landing a finishing blow

When in Burst Mode, press Square after landing a finishing blow

46 Grab and Swing - Entanglement Enhancement

Increases damage dealt to enemies hit by an enemy thrown by the Grab and Swing attack

47 Triple Finisher #1

Perform three finishing blows

Square-Triangle-Triangle-Triangle

48 Triple Finisher #2

Perform three finishing blows

Square-Square-Triangle-Triangle-Triangle

 

"Body" upgrades offer improvements to health and attack damage.

Number Name Description
1 Health Enhancement #1 +8% Health increase
2 Burst Mode Defence Enhancement #2 Reduces damage received while in Burst Mode by 10%
3 Health Enhancement #2 +8% Health increase
4 Health Enhancement #3 +8% Health increase
5 Health Enhancement (Large) #1 +30% Health increase
6 Health Enhancement #4 +8% Health increase
7 Health Enhancement #5 +8% Health increase
8 Health Enhancement #6 +8% Health increase
9 Health Enhancement #7 +8% Health increase
10 Health Enhancement (Large) #2 +30% Health increase
11 Burst Mode Defence Enhancement #5 Reduces damage received while in Burst Mode by 10%
12 Spring of Life When at critical health, attack damage is increased by 100%
13 Shichosei Tento - Technique Sharpening Enhancement When in "Shichosei Tento" state, it becomes easier to open up enemies to Pressure Point attacks (+50%)
14 Shichosei Tento - Shicho Fighting Spirit The Star Gauge fills over time while in "Shichosei Tento" state. Does not work in Burst Mode
15 Attack Enhancement #1 +20% attack damage
16 Attack Enhancement #2 +20% attack damage
17 Attack Enhancement #3 +20% attack damage
18 Attack Enhancement #4 +20% attack damage
19 Running Guard Enhancement

Temporarily nullify enemy attacks by guarding while running

Press L1 while running

20 Attack Enhancement (Large) #1 +40% attack damage
21 Attack Enhancement (Large) #2 +40% attack damage
22 Shichosei Tento - Attack Enhancement When in "Shichosei Tento" state, attack damage is increased by 50%
23 Attack Enhancement (Extra Large) #1 +90% attack damage
24 Burst Mode Defence Enhancement #4 Reduces damage received while in Burst Mode by 10%
25 Burst Rage When in Burst Mode, it is harder for Kenshiro to recoil when being attacked
26 Successor Recovery

When in "Shichosei Tento" state, restore up to 10% of Kenshiro's maximum health

When in "Shichosei Tento" state, hold R1

27 Health Enhancement #8 +8% Health increase
28 Health Enhancement #9 +8% Health increase
29 Health Enhancement #10 +8% Health increase
30 Health Enhancement #11 +8% Health increase
31 Health Enhancement #12 +8% Health increase
32 Health Enhancement #13 +8% Health increase
33 Health Enhancement #15 +8% Health increase
34 Health Enhancement (Large) #3 +30% Health increase
35 Burst Mode Defence Enhancement #3 Reduces damage received while in Burst Mode by 10%
36 Attack Enhancement (Large) #4 +40% attack damage
37 Health Enhancement (Extra Large) +70% Health increase
38 Light of Salvation Kenshiro cannot die while in Burst Mode
39 Attack Enhancement #5 +20% attack damage
40 Attack Enhancement #6 +20% attack damage
41 Attack Enhancement #7 +20% attack damage
42 Health Enhancement (Large) #4 +30% Health increase
43 Health Enhancement #14 +8% Health increase
44 Burst Mode Defence Enhancement #1 Reduces damage received while in Burst Mode by 10%
45 Attack Enhancement #8 +20% attack damage
46 Shichosei Tento Leap When in "Shichosei Tento" state, you can leap in the same way you can in Burst Mode
47 Attack Enhancement (Large) #3 +40% attack damage
48 Attack Enhancement (Extra Large) #2 +90% attack damage

 

"Guidance" is for everything relating to the Zodiac Amulets

Please see the Zodiac Amulet page to find out what each Amulet does.

Number Name Description
1 Yuria Allows you to create the "Loving Mother Star Amulet"
2 Shin Allows you to create the "Martyr Star Amulet"
3 Devil Rebirth Allows you to create the "Devil Amulet"
4

Bat

(this unlocks when you get back to Eden after the Wasteland tutorials in Chapter 4)

Allows you to create the "Mischievous Amulet"
5

Uighur

(this unlocks after defeating Uighur in Chapter 4)

Allows you to create the "Condemnation Amulet"
6

Toki

(this unlocks after your fight with Toki in Chapter 4)

Allows you to create the "Philosophy Amulet"
7

Jagure

(this unlocks near the end of Chapter 4)

Allows you to create the "Guard Amulet"
8

Mori

(this unlocks near the start of Chapter 5)

Allows you to create the "Prosperity Amulet"
9 Raira Allows you to create the "Charm Amulet"
10 Rei Allows you to create the "Justice Star Amulet"
11 Airi Allows you to create the "Flux Amulet"
12 Lin Allows you to create the "Destiny Amulet"
13 Kisana Allows you to create the "Clear Amulet"
14 Yosumi Allows you to create the "Harvest Amulet"
15 Souther Allows you to create the "Extreme Star Amulet"
16 Jagi Allows you to create the "Grudge Amulet"
17 Raoh Allows you to create the "Rule Amulet"
18 Nadai Allows you to create the "Venus Amulet"
19 Taruga Allows you to create the "Disaster Amulet"
20 Kenshiro Allows you to create the "Hokuto Amulet"
21 Musou Tensei Time Extension #1 Musou Tensei time extended by 1 second
22 Musou Tensei Time Extension #2 Musou Tensei time extended by 1 second
23 Musou Tensei Time Extension #3 Musou Tensei time extended by 1 second
24 Musou Tensei Time Extension #4 Musou Tensei time extended by 1 second
25 Musou Tensei Time Extension #5 Musou Tensei time extended by 1 second
26 Musou Tensei Time Extension #6 Musou Tensei time extended by 1 second
27 Zodiac Amulet Preset Frame #1 Adds a preset, which allows you to assign Amulets to directional buttons and then switch between your different presets (use L1 and R1 to switch between your presets in the Zodiac Amulets screen)
28 Zodiac Amulet Preset Frame #2 Adds a preset, which allows you to assign Amulets to directional buttons and then switch between your different presets (use L1 and R1 to switch between your presets in the Zodiac Amulets screen)
29 Zodiac Amulet Nanto Set

Increases the chance of enemy encounters in Eden when you have at least 2 "Nanto Seiken" users' Zodiac Amulets equipped.

2 Equipped = +150% encounter rate
3 Equipped = +200% encounter rate
4 Equipped = +300% encounter rate

30 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Time Reduction #4 Speeds up the rebirth time of Zodiac Amulets by 12 seconds
31 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Time Reduction #5 Speeds up the rebirth time of Zodiac Amulets by 12 seconds
32 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Contribution Reduction #3 You get a 5% discount when using rebirth at the Amulet store
33 Zodiac Amulet Wise Man Set Reduces damage received in the Prisoner Tournament by 20% when you have 4 wise characters' Zodiac Amulets equipped
34 Zodiac Amulet Preset Frame #4 Adds a preset, which allows you to assign Amulets to directional buttons and then switch between your different presets (use L1 and R1 to switch between your presets in the Zodiac Amulets screen)
35 Zodiac Amulet Hokuto Set Increases the rate at which the Star Gauge fills when you have 4 "Hokuto Shinsen" users' Zodiac Amulets equipped
36 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Time Reduction #1 Speeds up the rebirth time of Zodiac Amulets by 12 seconds
37 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Time Reduction #2 Speeds up the rebirth time of Zodiac Amulets by 12 seconds
38 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Time Reduction #3 Speeds up the rebirth time of Zodiac Amulets by 12 seconds
39 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Contribution Reduction #1 You get a 5% discount when using rebirth at the Amulet store
40 Zodiac Amulet Rebirth Contribution Reduction #2 You get a 5% discount when using rebirth at the Amulet store
41 Zodiac Amulet Preset Frame #2 Adds a preset, which allows you to assign Amulets to directional buttons and then switch between your different presets (use L1 and R1 to switch between your presets in the Zodiac Amulets screen)
42 Zodiac Amulet Trader Set Increases the rate at which you obtain Ideal (money) in encounter battles when you have at least 2 trade-related characters' Zodiac Amulets equipped
43 Zodiac Amulet Cassandra Set The effect of health recovery items is improved by 20% when you have at least 2 Zodiac Amulets equipped of characters who have some connection with Cassandra
44 Zodiac Amulet Girls Set Increases experience in encounter battles by 5% when you have 4 girls' Zodiac Amulets equipped
45 Zodiac Amulet Rider Set Buggy Mileage increases by 20% when you have 4 Zodiac Amulets equipped of vehicle-related characters
46 Zodiac Amulet Eden Set

When you have at least 2 Zodiac Amulets equipped of characters who have some connection with Eden, your Star Gauge builds up at the start of battle (Only in Encounter Battles in Eden)

2 Equipped = +1 Star
3 Equipped = +1.5 Star
4 Equipped = +2 Star

47 Zodiac Amulet Supreme Ruler Set Increases attack power in the Prisoner Tournament by 20% when you have 4 powerful/influencial characters' Zodiac Amulets equipped
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