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Shinsoku
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DMG:80 DLY:450
STR+5 AGI+1 INT-1
Additional Effect: TP Drain
Lv.72 SAM

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# Sep 02 2007 at 10:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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# Aug 29 2008 at 1:19 PM Rating: Good
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Don't bother with this poor excuse for a Great Katana. Hagun > lolshinsoku.
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# Aug 23 2006 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I have this Blade on Alexander and the price droped too 2.7M much cheaper than the 10M it started with. I absolutly love it, 75% of the time i can out DMG a Hagun even at 200%TP and i am starting to get a small feeling that it might have a hiden ability for reasons too complicated to go into at this time, the TP Dain isnt too great and if thats all u wanted it for then you should just get a Soboro Sukehiro or the for the fast TP gain. Any way this is a must have for any STR obsessing Sam
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# Jul 17 2006 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
One of my LS mates just got one from KS99... along with Unsho and 8 other items... good 30-45m worth... Legendkid lucky baselard.
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Gimped?
# May 08 2006 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
Despite the fact that, in the long run, the Hagun out damages this GK and is about 7 mil cheaper...

Would any of my fellow Samurai find another samurai gimped if they chose to wield this weapon instead of the Hagun, given the choice? But let's say said samurai with Shinsoku chose to wear it because he finds it a far more exquisite looking great katana when compared with the Hagun. Well, I simply choose this because I desire the ornate katana look over a massive meat cleaver look... Maybe I'll get a Hagun for god fights or something, but really the Shinsoku is a wonderfull weapon. After all, it's the same reason I desire full AF2. It's not the BEST.... but I'll be damned if the look doesn't embody everything a badass samurai should look like. Perhaps I just look past all the uberisms and just be the Samurai I want to be. So, nyah!

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# Aug 15 2006 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Despite the fact that, in the long run, the Hagun out damages this GK


that would have to depend on how often you drain TP. if its too often then this wep is good becuase of all the other stats it gives. there is alwasy something to be said about 5 str.
Breath of God
# Jan 05 2006 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I got this GK a while back. I love it^^ I was like 2nd NA on sylph with it. True hagun shines when useing ws at 100-250% tp, but its my hnm gk really, spec for gods. Build up 300% b4 fight then SATA:WS, switch to hagun, meditate and continue with that. I wouldnt pay over 10m for it tho, it really is just an awesome status piece. Id say the TP Drain kicks in once every 100%tp gained from attacks. The tp amount varries from 1-9 TP on avg, but ive drained up to 19 TP b4. If you have the chance to snag one do it, or if ur ls can pull off the fight just save up your KS, sam dont need em for much else any way lol.
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Shinsoku
# Dec 08 2005 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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in sylph server it has sold for 10 mil in AH.. and a few people have bought it off from LS who have done "Horlais Peak BCNM (Uncapped) - Horns of War" there are rumors of 3-5 Shinsoku in sylph and 3-4 are japanese. alot of Samurai have been after this GK now and the only offers to sell the GK has been about 30-40 mil and in bazaar's.
I would keep this GK for the STR alone, and the TP drain doesnt hurt. i would think any proud Samurai would love to have this GK,if i had it it wouldnt be for sale.
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# Dec 04 2005 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
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rawr~ I just got this from KSNM99 Horns of War today. I'm so torn right now. There's probably no NA samurais that use it because Hagun typically outdamages it. However, Japanese players still shell out 20 mil for it, and I'm pretty sure I could sell it within a week or so bazaaring it in Jeuno. 20 mil would help me greatly improve my equipment for ninja and samurai. At the same token, the model for it kicks *** (same as kazaridachi and onikiri), and it's a great katana I've wanted for over a year now, before hagun was even around, I think. I really can't make up my mind. ;_;
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# Nov 29 2005 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Whats the average price this thing sells for? Im on the Kujata server and its never really been in the AH, just curious if anyone knows the average price of this sword?
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# Sep 24 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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im 500k away from owning a shino! I love ushiki and all just more STR the better
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# Sep 08 2005 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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got it, love it!
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My observasion of Shinsoku in action...
# Aug 28 2005 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I had the nice experience of EXP PT with a identicle Level(74) Samurai wielding a Shinsoku the other day and I've came to the conclusion that in most sittuation, namely exping and merit point gaining. Hagun is more effective than Shinsoku.

While during normal melee swings we were doing similar damage. When doing the WS, my Hagun's TP Bonus (+100TP) would always outdamage Shinsoku's +5DMG, +5STR.

The scail only lean to Shinsoku's favorite slightly when both of our TP are at 290TP+ where Shinsoku's extra +5STR provide slightly more damage bonus then the now caped TP Bonus (10TP) Hagun gives. While at arond 265-270TP is where the WS damages became similar.

As for TP Drain, I did't really see much of it happening. It kicks in slightly less often than Dotanuki's Evasion down effect. In other words, He didn't really gain TP faster than me.

However I'd imagin Shinsoku would be very useful for stuffs like God battle or Ballista. Where people are more likly to save their TP all the way up to 300 before using a WS.

Edited, Sun Aug 28 22:14:19 2005
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RE: My observasion of Shinsoku in action...
# Oct 04 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah but that's the thing, on gods, you wouldn't have to save TP up to 300 with Hagun. Get it to 200 and you're set! Hagun ftw! (though this thing is still pretty amazing)
Meaning
# Aug 22 2005 at 10:32 AM Rating: Default
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I wasn't exactly that sure on whether this is true or not but I have a good feeling the meaning is broken down into two seprate words:

(Shin) = Core or wick
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(-soku) = Pair

So if you put it together I guess it means it has two cores in the blade. All Katanas were made differently some had cores on the back some had thin cores for flexability and some had two cores, to my understanding. Shinsoku in the game I beleave has two cores. Well I hope this is right, please correct me if I am wrong.

Edited, Mon Aug 22 13:47:11 2005
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RE: Meaning
# Oct 21 2005 at 5:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Actually that is not correct. Shinsoku actually means "Breath of God". Shin(God)-soku(Breath).

"神息" are the two Kanjis used in the official Japanese name of this weapon just incase anybody wanna look it up them selfs.
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RE: Meaning
# Nov 13 2005 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
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# Jul 19 2005 at 11:26 PM Rating: Default
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about 4 total on ifrit server only 2 sold in ah both for 12mil.. the other 2 are kept within then ls
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# Jul 15 2005 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
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if you wan't this for the TP drain, forget about it. It doesn't kick in anywhere enough for it to be worth 12 mil. However, if you want this for the +5 str, GET IT!!!!!!!!
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# Jun 25 2005 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
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only 2 have ever sold on lakshmi at AH 1st one was some *** who sold it to himself for 1 gil 2nd one went for 12mil i want it but its doubtful ill ever get it and besides its a long way off
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RE: Shinsoku
# Aug 25 2005 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
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How does selling an item like this to yourself make you an ***? If I was the first one on my server to get this I would have been proud.
RE: Shinsoku
# Aug 25 2005 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
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How does selling an item like this to yourself make you an ***? If I was the first one on my server to get this I would have been proud.
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# May 31 2005 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Got mine ^^ and thats about it :P
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# May 16 2005 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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i am interested in this also, which one is it dropped from...KSBC or BCNM? can someone tell me which one and where it is located? thank you
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# Apr 26 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Default
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Proud owner of the 4th sold on Carbuncle, bought it at 9 mil. lemme tell ya this thing kick ****, its a must for any proud samarai.

im onion

Edited, Tue Apr 26 11:26:56 2005
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# Apr 26 2005 at 12:17 AM Rating: Default
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umm i'm still not getting it i dont understand u say its in a bcnm fight KB right well its not saying that the KB will drop the shinsoku any other bcnm that might drop it?? plz tell me i need to know >_<
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# Apr 02 2005 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
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**** i want this ; ; this would be like... my last gkt after the relic... o_O maybe even before the relic.... **** I WANT THIS!
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# Mar 10 2005 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
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A lot have sold on Bahamut. 6 Million or so.
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Drops from...
# Feb 22 2005 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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It drops from two BC99, "Horns of War" and "Early Bird Catches the Wyrm."

So far as anyone knows, there's only 2 on Kujata. One in the hands of a JP, and one in the hands of my LS. Dropped last night. :o
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# Feb 10 2005 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
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/drool... I WILL GET THIS GK, even if it takes me months :P

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# Dec 24 2004 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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the first one of these popped up in AH in Ifrit about half a month ago, and was sold for 12 million gil. I was surprised to FINALLY see one. A lot of people thought it was a new weapon, but its been out for awhile, TP Train effect is just too good to pass up, you know? ^^
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