Okay, thanks for clarifying!It would be C.
( Fudōchi Shinmyōroku ) – The Unfettered Mind
Chakra: 40 ( -10 per turn )
Damage: N/A ( +40 to Rōnin Kenjutsu )
Description: Considered by many to be the Rōnin’s ultimate technique, as well as their answer to the Samurai’s Bushidō. The Rōnin will release infuse their body and armor with their spiritual energy, granting them augmented abilities; it appears as an aura of purple energy. This infusion reduces the damage of all spiritual based attacks by 50. While active, the fortified spiritual energy prevents the Rōnin from falling under the influence of illusionary techniques, barring those augmented with Yin Release or cast by the Mangekyou Sharingan. The Rōnin’s Spiritual Kenjutsu are enhanced by 40 additional damage, and they become able to move three times faster than their base speed. Upon ending the Rōnin is unable to utilize Iaido, as well as use Spiritual Kenjutsu higher than A-Rank for a single turn. This technique lasts for 6 turns and can be used three times.
Note: Can only be used by Rōnin biographies.
Now, the creme de la creme of Ronin techs. This one visually grants you a purple chakra shroud and strengthens your spiritual connection and resistance. Any non MS level Genjutsu will not work, barring Yin Enhanced Genjutsu. The last part is important because this refers to normal Genjutsu enhanced by Yin techs. Additionally, your Ronin Techniques are likewise enhanced by 40 damage and your speed increases by 3x.
( Fudōchi Shinmyōroku: Taiaki ) – The Unfettered Mind: Annals of the Sword Taia
Range: Short – Long
Chakra: 60 ( -20 per turn )
Description: The user will draw their sword while Fudōchi Shinmyōroku is active. Based on the Rōnin’s Dangerous Strike, the Annals of the Sword Taia forms a complete spiritual ethereal warrior around the user’s body, resembling their own form. This technique is much like Susano’o though with much smaller stature; the body of Taia is the expression of the ultimate spirit, capable of passing through physical targets that would otherwise obstruct a blade and directly strike at the spiritual energy of a technique or target to inflict its damage. In a sense, this technique is simply an extension of the aura formed during the Unfettered Mind. Taia lasts for the remainder of the duration of the Unfettered Mind, though while it is active the user is only able to perform Rōnin Kenjutsu and regular Kenjutsu through their ethereal guardian. The guardian’s damage, while immense, comes at the cost of a move. Usable twice and lasts as long as the remaining time on Unfettered Mind; once this technique expires the user will be unable to use techniques above A-Rank for a single turn.
Note: Can only be used by Rōnin biographies.
Note: Requires the user to have first used The Unfettered Mind.
This one is great imo; Drackos created it and it essentially functions as an extension of the Dangerous Strike. Creating a chakra warrior around you, this allows you to strike through techniques much like Dangerous Strike but with much more damage and versatility imo. Can you name the advantages this has over the normal technique?
As far as Unfettered Mind goes, thanks for the forewarning. I wouldn’t not have anticipated that as regular Genjutsu that were enhanced with Yin.
Otherwise I think it’s an amazing technique. +40 to Ronin Kenjutsu, widespread Genjutsu immunity, 50 points of spiritual resistance , and the x3 speed. This gives Ronin a lot of what it wanted, and is a great overall technique.
One question about this, and I suppose modes/states in general. Can this be used before it ends to extend the duration? Or does it have to lapse and go into cooldown before it can be used again?
I LOVE this technique. So compared to Dangerous Strike this technique has much more damage and range (having a minimum 160 damage due to the +40 from Unfettered Mind!). Additionally, it can be “used” much more since you can just use a moveslot while it’s active for the effect.
And of course, this technique gets crazy synergy with Kuebiko due to its sustained nature and incredible range.
I do have a few questions about it though.
Does this mean the user can ONLY use Ronin and Regular Kenjutsu while Taia is active (so, for example, the user couldn’t use Taijutsu or Dokkodo), or that if they use Ronin or Regular Kenjutsu, Taia must use it in their place?Taia lasts for the remainder of the duration of the Unfettered Mind, though while it is active the user is only able to perform Rōnin Kenjutsu and regular Kenjutsu through their ethereal guardian.
And, it doesn’t mention it, but since it’s based off of Dangerous Strike, does it have the same ability to clash versus chakra if it wants to, or is this one JUST damage?