The Shock Blade (ショックブレード) is a weapon introduced in Strider 2.
A technologically advanced melee weapon created by the Grandmaster's followers, the Shock Blade is a sword whose characteristics and abilities are very similar to those of the Striders' Cypher. This is the primary weapon wielded by Admiral Wilhelm, who has named it Denkoumaru (電光丸, lit. Lightning).
OverviewEditThe Shock Blade is a sword-type weapon shaped like a curved sword or sabre: it has a long handle, a large circular guard and a single edge with a squared out tip. There are also seven small openings at the base of the blade, from where the plasma energy used by the sword is released. The sword comes with a black scabbard as well, seen hanging from Wilhelm's waist.
The blade works similar to the Cypher in that it uses high voltage plasma energy to increase its cutting power, also generating a large arc of electricity and plasma each time it is swung. The weapon has other attack methods as well, such as releasing pulses of plasma by striking a surface or a power-up mode in which each swing releases a plasma wave at the enemy, not unlike the Cypher's Boost mode.
The plasma arcs released by Denkoumaru are a mix of purple and blue in color, turning into green and violet after the plasma waves power-up is activated.
- ↑ Capcom (22 Feb 2014). Strider Hiryu Visual Chronicle (Japanese). Pg. 44