|Sell Creep Price:||21|
|Unlock Method:||Defeat the boss of the R&G Dept.|
|These bullets Zero in on their target and keep slashing.
Legend tells of a katana bullet so quick and skilled that it once sliced through a bullet molecule in mid air.
Effects[edit | edit source]
- Increases curse by 1.
- Upon killing an enemy, bullets have a chance to unleash a flurry of slashes along the path of the original bullet, damaging enemies.
- The area of the flurry pushes the player and enemies away.
- The flurry can ignite flammable materials, such as webbing or oil.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Because the flurry pushes enemies and players around, using Katana Bullets can damage the player in indirect and unpredictable ways.
- Companions that damage enemies can trigger the effects of Katana Bullets. Due to this, players should exercise caution to avoid being pushed into hazards by the blade-flurries created by their companions.
- The blade-flurries can appear behind enemies and push them into the player. Normally this isn't a problem since Katana Bullets does enough damage to kill affected enemies and dying enemies won't damage the player, but there are exceptions. Notably: enemies that explode upon death (Nitra, Pinhead, Det, Bombshee), enemies that spawn smaller enemies (most Blobulons, King Bullats) and enemies that spawn bullets after death (most Shotgun Kin).
- Bullets created by Table Tech Shotgun can trigger Katana Bullets upon killing an enemy.
- Blade-flurries can trigger the effect of Sunglasses.
- The fact that the item increases Curse while being carried stems from the Gungeon rejecting non-bullet based weapons and items, including swords.
- The blade-flurries may recycle code from the Nitra's explosion-chain, which would explain their unusual behavior (e.g., igniting oil and spider webs, triggering the effect of Sunglasses).
- Despite the description, Katana Bullets do not have homing.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- A Katana is a type of traditional curved Japanese sword, renowned for their sharpness and cutting power.
- "Folded lead" is a reference to the way katanas are forged, which involves folding the heated steel during construction.
- The description and name are a reference to Katana ZERO, another game published by Devolver Digital shortly after the release of the A Farewell to Arms Update.