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For a list of successful sword smithing recipes, see Board:Recipe Report.
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Smithing allows players to create new swords. Creating a sword consumes resources, consisting of charcoal (木炭) Charcoal steel (玉鋼) Steel coolant (冷却材) Coolant , and whetstone (砥石) Grindstone . Each smithing also requires a Request Token (依頼札). All of them can be obtained by fulfilling Missions, or through Expeditions and the Front Lines.

Using Ofuda (御札) will increase your chances of getting a rare sword, but does not guarantee doing so. Ofuda can be obtained through certain Missions or purchased in the Shop.

Extensive trial data has generally indicated that factors such as player level, sword leader, and leader level have little to no effect on the result. The primary factor appears to be the recipe chosen for Smithing.

Recipes Edit

Listed below are sample recipes that have great likelihood of creating a particular type of sword. It is important to note that using specific recipes only increases the chances of getting a certain type of sword, but that other types of swords will still be obtainable.

The percentages listed in the remarks are based off of experimental data[1], and as such may not be 100% accurate.

Bear in mind that the type of sword you will obtain is random, so the chances of obtaining the sword you desire may be fairly low.

Tantou (短刀)Edit

Tantous may be obtained with any recipe ranged from 50/50/50/50 to 699/399/999/999. In particular, you may get a lot of tantous from Yari recipes.

Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone Remarks
50 50 50 50 Default recipe - 100% Tantou
Sample Size: 104715 Trials
Rare Swords: Hirano Toushirou(3.40%), Atsushi Toushirou(3.49%)

Wakizashi (脇差)Edit

Wakizashis are obtainable with any recipe ranged from 100/100/100/100 to 499/499/999/999. In particular, the recipe 100/400/100/100 is a Wakizashi-exclusive recipe.

Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone Remarks
100 400 100 100 100% Wakizashi
Sample Size: 298 Trials
Swords: Nikkari Aoe(28.19%), Namazuo Toushirou(19.12%), Honebami Toushirou(29.86%), Horikawa Kunihiro(21.81%)

Uchigatana (打刀)Edit

Uchigatana-3 Rarity-3 Uchigatanas refer to Izuminokami Kanesada, Ookurikara, and Doudanuki Masakuni.
Rarity-2 Uchigatanas may be obtained with any recipe ranged from 100/200/200/50 to 999/999/999/999. In particular, the recipe 100/400/200/50 is an Rarity-2 Uchigatana-exclusive recipe.

Rarity-3 Uchigatanas share the same recipe range (from 300/350/300/350 to 999/999/999/999) with Tachi.

Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone Remarks
350 510 350 350 77% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 10.6% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 12.4% Tachi
Sample Size: 29462 Trials
Rarer Uchigatanas: Izuminokami Kanesada(3.63%), Ookurikara(3.55%), Heshikiri Hasebe(4.44%), Doudanuki Masakuni(3.37%)
500 500 500 500 76.3% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 11.0% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 12.7% Tachi
Sample Size: 926 Trials
Rarer Uchigatanas: Izuminokami Kanesada(4.42%), Ookurikara(3.34%), Heshikiri Hasebe(5.61%), Doudanuki Masakuni(3.23%)

Tachi (太刀)Edit

Tachis may be obtained with any recipe ranged from 300/350/300/350 to 999/999/999/999. Note that since Tachi's recipe range falls entirely within the bounds of recipes for Rarity-2 Uchigatanas, you will likely get an R-2 Uchigatana any time you try to smith a Tachi.

Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone Remarks
350 510 350 350 77% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 10.6% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 12.4% Tachi
Sample Size: 29462 Trials
Rare Swords: Mikazuki Munechika(0.15%), Kogitsunemaru(0.17%), Ichigo Hitofuri(0.30%), Uguisumaru(0.27%), Kousetsu Samonji(0.71%), Tsurumaru Kuninaga(0.69%)
900 900 900 900 72.3% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 10.2% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 17.0% Tachi
Sample Size: 4281 Trials
Rare Swords: Mikazuki Munechika(0.23%), Kogitsunemaru(0.18%), Ichigo Hitofuri(0.32%), Uguisumaru(1.51%), Kousetsu Samonji(0.98%), Tsurumaru Kuninaga(3.62%)
950 950 950 950 75.9% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 10.9% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 13.2% Tachi
Sample Size: 18980 Trials
Rare Swords: Mikazuki Munechika(0.89%), Kogitsunemaru(0.13%), Ichigo Hitofuri(0.32%), Uguisumaru(0.26%), Kousetsu Samonji(0.70%), Tsurumaru Kuninaga(0.75%)

Ootachi (大太刀)Edit

Ootachis may be obtained with any recipe ranged from 500/600/500/200 to 899/899/799/599.

Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone Remarks
530 600 600 550 67.5% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 9.5% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 11.2% Tachi, 11.8% Ootachi
Sample Size: 5555 Trials
Swords: Ishikirimaru(4.55%), Hotarumaru(1.42%), Taroutachi(3.51%), Jiroutachi(2.28%)
550 660 660 550 68.2% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 10.5% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 10.6% Tachi, 10.7% Ootachi
Sample Size: 3368 Trials
Swords: Ishikirimaru(3.77%), Hotarumaru(1.06%), Taroutachi(3.23%), Jiroutachi(2.64%)
550 660 760 550 68.8% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 9.2% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 11.3% Tachi, 10.7% Ootachi
Sample Size: 5003 Trials
Swords: Ishikirimaru(3.81%), Hotarumaru(1.37%), Taroutachi(3.19%), Jiroutachi(2.27%)

Yari (槍)Edit

Yaris may be obtained with any recipe ranged from 400/50/500/500 to 699/399/799/799. Note that when you try to smith a Yari, you'll often get a Tantou or Wakizashi instead.

Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone Remarks
500 50 500 500 94.15% Tantou, 5.85% Yari
Sample Size: 1878 Trials
Rare Swords: Tonbokiri(2.87%), Otegine(2.98%), Hirano Toushirou(3.88%), Atsushi Toushirou(3.67%)
550 50 550 550 93.8% Tantou, 6.2% Yari
Sample Size: 1667 Trials
Rare Swords: Tonbokiri(3.29%), Otegine(2.93%), Hirano Toushirou(2.69%), Atsushi Toushirou(3.47%)

Naginata (薙刀)Edit

Naginatas may be obtained with any recipe ranged from 400/500/700/700 to 699/799/899/899.

Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone Remarks
600 500 700 700 75.3% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 10.1% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 12.4% Tachi, 2.2% Naginata
Sample Size: 1726 Trials
600 600 700 700 75.3% Rarity-2 Uchigatana, 10.2% Rarity-3 Uchigatana, 11.9% Tachi, 2.6% Naginata
Sample Size: 1609 Trials

Forging TimeEdit

Each sword requires a certain amount of time in order to be forged. The timer you see after forging a sword can be used to potentially identify the type of sword being made.

Time Sword Class Result
00:20:00 Tantou-1 Tantou Imanotsurugi, Maeda Toushirou, Akita Toushirou, Midare Toushirou, Gokotai, Yagen Toushirou, Aizen Kunitoshi, Sayo Samonji
00:25:00 Hakata Toushirou [2]
00:30:00 Hirano Toushirou, Atsushi Toushirou, Kenshin Kagemitsu [3]
00:40:00 Wakizashi-2 Wakizashi Nikkari Aoe, Namazuo Toushirou, Honebami Toushirou, Horikawa Kunihiro, Urashima Kotetsu, Monoyoshi Sadamune [4]
01:30:00 Uchigatana-2 Uchigatana Nakigitsune, Souza Samonji, Kashuu Kiyomitsu, Yamatonokami Yasusada, Kasen Kanesada, Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Yamanbagiri Kunihiro, Hachisuka Kotetsu
02:30:00 Uchigatana-2 Uchigatana Heshikiri Hasebe
Ootachi-3 Ootachi Ishikirimaru, Taroutachi, Jiroutachi
03:00:00 Yari-4 Yari-3 Yari Tonbokiri, Otegine, Nihongou [5]
Uchigatana-2 Uchigatana Nagasone Kotetsu
Uchigatana-3 Uchigatana Sengo Muramasa [6], Izuminokami Kanesada, Ookurikara, Doudanuki Masakuni
Tachi-3 Tachi Shokudaikiri Mitsutada, Yamabushi Kunihiro, Shishiou
Ootachi-4 Ootachi Hotarumaru
03:20:00 Tachi-3 Tachi Akashi Kuniyuki [5], Azuki Nagamitsu [7]
Tachi-5Tachi-4 Tachi Ichigo Hitofuri, Uguisumaru, Kousetsu Samonji, Tsurumaru Kuninaga, Kogarasumaru [8], Koryuu Kagemitsu [9]
04:00:00 Tachi-5 Tachi-3 Tachi Mikazuki Munechika, Kogitsunemaru, Oodenta Mitsuyo [10], Sohayanotsurugi [10], Juzumaru Tsunetsugu [11]
05:00:00 Naginata-3 Naginata Iwatooshi, Tomoegata Naginata [12], Shizukagata Naginata [13]
10:01:00 Tachi-5 Tachi Juzumaru Tsunetsugu [14]

Dismantling Swords Edit

Sword dismantle

The menu for dismantling swords, located on the second tab of the Forge.

The second tab of the Forge, labeled [刀解], brings up a menu that allows you to select unwanted swords for destruction. Dismantling swords will provide you with a very small amount of resources, which varies based on what type of sword you are dismantling.

Consuming swords at the Refinery is generally a more cost-effective way to get rid of extra swords, unless you have no swords that need their stats boosted.

Swords must fulfill the following conditions to show up as a sword to dismantle:

  • Be unlocked from the Formation menu (by default)
  • Are unassigned to any parties
  • Are not in Internal Affairs

Swords that are dismantled will have any equipped troops and horses automatically removed and returned to the inventory.

The breakdown of resources obtained per sword dismantled is as follows:

Type Charcoal Steel Coolant Grindstone
Tantou-1 Tantou 1 2 0 1
Tantou-2 Tantou (Kiwame) 2 4 0 2
Wakizashi-2 Wakizashi 2 4 0 2
Wakizashi-3 Wakizashi (Kiwame) 4 8 0 4
Uchigatana-2 Uchigatana 4 4 1 4
Uchigatana-3 Uchigatana (Kiwame)  ?  ?  ?  ?
Uchigatana-3 Uchigatana 4 10 10 2
Uchigatana-4 Uchigatana (Kiwame) 8 20 20 4
Tachi-3 Tachi-4 Tachi-5 Tachi 4 10 10 2
Ootachi-3 Ootachi-4 Ootachi 4 12 12 2
Yari-3 Yari 12 12 4 12
Naginata-3 Naginata 12 12 4 12


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  2. Only craftable from Nov 17th to Dec 8th, 2015
  3. Only craftable from September 5, 2017 to September 12, 2017.
  4. Only craftable from Feb 4 to Feb 11, 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 Only craftable from Jan 4th to Jan 13th, 2016
  6. Only craftable from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd, 2017, Aug 22 to Aug 25, 2017 and Feb 11 to Feb 18, 2018
  7. Only craftable from Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2017
  8. Only craftable from Nov 18th to Nov 21nd, 2016, Aug 25 to Aug 28, 2017 and Jan 21 to Jan 28, 2018
  9. Only craftable from Aug 8 to Aug 15, 2017 and Feb 18 to Feb 25, 2018
  10. 10.0 10.1 Only craftable from Aug 16th to Aug 23rd, 2016, Aug 19 to Aug 22, 2017 and Jan 28 to Feb 4, 2018
  11. Only craftable from Jan 14 to Jan 21, 2018
  12. Only craftable from July 4th to July 11th, 2017
  13. Only craftable from April 17 to 24, 2018
  14. Only craftable from Mar 18th to Mar 22nd, 2016

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