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Bushido is the main skill of the Samurai, and embodies the very essence of honorable combat. With it and the Book of Bushido (purchased from Tokuno Islands scribe NPCs or looted from Ronin), the Samurai can perform a variety of special abilities that mostly are defensive in nature - but can be used to quickly and honorably defeat the toughest of opponents.

A character with Bushido as well as the Parrying skill will be able to block with a sword, though their defense chance with an actual Shield is lowered as they progress as a Samurai. Bushido also offers the only method in the game to entirely avoid direct spell damage: The Evasion ability.

A Samurai with 50 Bushido or above may activate the Perfection system by honoring a target creature. This grants a damage bonus dependant on consecutive hits.

At 90 skill, it becomes possible to use Bushido in place of Animal Taming for the purpose of controlling and riding Lesser Hiryus.

This skill also counts towards your ability to perform Special Moves and gives a damage bonus to the Whirlwind special move.


  • 0 - 30: Train at NPC Samurai in Zento.
Note: If you are on a murderer, you will have to use a Soulstone or get some jewelry to raise your skill to 25. You cannot train Bushido from below 25 skill.

The Bushido required to successfully cast each ability 50% of the time is presented on the Formulas and Game Mechanics page.

The NPC trainer for bushido in Haven will train your skill up to 40, and you can train with accelerated skill gain in Old Haven if you accept his quest. Do not accept the quest until after you have bought your skill; you cannot buy skill while on an accelerated gain skill quest.

The best training method I've found is to train the skill up from an NPC and use jewelry to get yourself to 50. Then use Lightning Strike on your opponents until you reach a real skill of 50; remove your jewelry and continue to use Lightning Strike until you reach 110. At this point switch to Momentum Strike. Lighting Strike will, however, take you all the way to 120 if you prefer.

See AlsoEdit

Bushido Moves
Mana Cost 0 Honorable Execution Flag bushido
Mana Cost 5 Counter Attack
Mana Cost 10 Confidence · Evasion · Momentum Strike · Lightning Strike

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