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The Honjo Masamune is a Wind-elemental cat toy available to NoLegs in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.

Description

The Honjo Masamune is a Kodachi-style shortsword with a black hilt decorated with small golden diamonds. It has a bright silver blade with a white cutting edge and a small gold section where it meets the rectangular crossguard. Unlike the shields of most Cat Toys, its offhand item is the sword's dark red sheath, which has ornate golden details and a black rope tied around the middle.

Normal

The Honjo Masamune is one of the most potent "glass cannon" weapons in EBF5. It grants the highest offensive stats of any Cat Toy - a 150% boost to both Attack and Magic Attack when maxed - as well as decent boosts to both Accuracy and Evade. It powers up Wind skills, like Tornado Tantrum or the Tempest it can unleash with weapon-elemental attacks; conveniently, it counters with a Normal Attack to give NoLegs more chances to use his unleash. All of this comes at the cost of halving NoLegs's HP, but his usual durability is poor enough that the drawback is largely insignificant; of course, Morale and Auto-Revive support is useful to mitigate this.

In general, the Honjo Masamune is an immensely powerful weapon which has unparalleled offenses for modest downsides, letting NoLegs tear through foes while making him incredibly vulnerable to anything that lives long enough to hit him. It effectively outclasses all of NoLegs's elemental cat toys - being able to do more damage with the relevant skills despite lacking an elemental boost - but it competes with the Star Hammer as one of the best cat toys for nonspecific offensive output. While the Star Hammer seems to be more well-rounded, its defensive assets are somewhat wasted on the naturally frail NoLegs and the Honjo Masamune has even more offensive power; additionally, the Honjo Masamune is available about halfway through the game, while the Star Hammer can only be acquired near the end.

The Honjo Masamune resists Thunder, Wind and Stun. The latter becomes an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Honjo Masamune is a non-elemental weapon with decent offenses and solid Accuracy, but its main selling point is its obscene Evade. It doubles the stat even at Level 1; when fully forged, it triples it instead. Since NoLegs has high base Evade to begin with, he's practically impossible to hit when he wields this Cat Toy - of course, a 70% HP penalty leaves remarkably little room for error if something does hit him. It also has a chance to give NoLegs Good Luck while improving the effectiveness of buff skills and non-elemental attacks; while he can certainly exploit all of these effects, the Evade boost remains far and away its best feature.

The Alt Honjo Masamune is best used on Target-based tank builds, allowing NoLegs to draw enemy fire away from his teammates while minimizing risk to himself by dodging everything that comes his way. It pairs nicely with the Alt Genji Helmet, the Alt Ninja Gear, the Alt Pixel Glasses, the Alt Target Badge, and perhaps the Alt Fairy or the Alt Green Cross if the player does not want to maintain Auto-Revive and Regen themselves. Alternatively, it can be used for an incredibly evasive buff build, although the Alt Dragon's Feather and Alt Accelerator have the advantage of permanent Haste effects.

The Alt Honjo Masamune resists Stun, Syphon, Disable, and Dispel. It becomes immune to all of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Honjo Masamune can be found inside a chest in the Glitch Area in the Mystic Woods. The chest is on the leftmost island, guarded by a battle that appears as a Muddy Bush.

EBF5 WepIcon Honjo Masamune.png Honjo Masamune
A legendary katana. It's a bit shorter than expected.
  • Boosts the damage of wind skills.
  • Level 3: Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
  • Level 5: May unleash Tempest while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png -50%[-70%] -50%[-70%] -50%[-70%] -50%[-70%] -50%[-70%] - - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 70%[100%] 90%[125%] 110%[150%] 130%[175%] 150%[200%] Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Wind.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 70%[100%] 90%[125%] 110%[150%] 130%[175%] 150%[200%] Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png 0%[10%] 5%[15%] 10%[20%] 15%[25%] 20%[30%] Stat Evade.png 0%[10%] 5%[15%] 10%[20%] 15%[25%] 20%[30%] Element 50% EBF5 Element Wind.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill 180 (30%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Shuriken
x 2
-- -- 3 Shuriken
x 8
-- --
4 Gold Plate
x 3
Shuriken
x 16
-- 5 Mythril Shards
x 1
Shuriken
x 32
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.


EBF5 WepIcon Honjo Masamune.png Honjo Masamune
A legendary katana. It's a bit shorter than expected.
  • Boosts the damage of non-elemental skills.
  • Level 3: Increases the effect of buff skills used.
  • Level 5: Gives the player good-luck status.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png -70% -70% -70% -70% -70% - - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Syphon & Disable 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Dispel.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Evade.png 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status 2x EBF5 Status Good Luck.png (25%) - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Shuriken
x 2
-- -- 3 Shuriken
x 8
-- --
4 Gold Plate
x 3
Shuriken
x 16
-- 5 Mythril Shards
x 1
Shuriken
x 32
--
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