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Attack attributes are a game mechanic introduced in Ys Seven, replacing the Three weapons mechanics. Party members are divided into one of the three attributes depending on their weapons.

In Game[]

Ys Seven[]

In Ys Seven, the attack attribute of each character is fixed, with the exception of Adol Christin, who can change his attack attribute by equipping different weapons. While he starts with only Slash-type weapons, he can also obtain Pierce and Strike weapons over the course game. His final weapon, Caliocerion, is the only All-type weapon in the game.

Ys: Memories of Celceta[]

Different combinations of party members and their attack attributes will give the player certain bonuses:

  • Combining all three attributes (Slash, strike, and pierce) will result in an increase of rare item drops.
  • Combining one attribute + two others with a matching attribute (e.g.: Slash and two Pierce) will increase the damage to enemies, especially to those who are weak against these attributes.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana[]

Playable Characters can now change their attack attributes; however, this is limited to:

  • Dana Iclucia when she is played on her own in the Eternian era.
  • There are three equipments which add another attack attribute to the character they are equipped to, making them effective against multiple enemy types. These equipments are found on the final floor of the Former Sanctuary Crypt, which is only accessible after Dana cleared the Sanctuary Crypt and then loading a game-clear save.
Name Stats / Effects Material / Acquire Description
Slash Medal.png Slash Medal Add Slash Attribute Clear Former Sanctuary Crypt A medal containing knowledge of slashing. Adds Slash attribute to all attacks.
Pierce Medal.png Pierce Medal Add Pierce Attribute Clear Former Sanctuary Crypt A medal containing knowledge of shooting. Adds Pierce attribute to all attacks.
Strike Medal.png Strike Medal Add Strike Attribute Clear Former Sanctuary Crypt A medal containing knowledge of striking. Adds Strike attribute to all attacks.
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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox[]

Party members can change their attack attributes through equipping accessories. These accessories are available in the game on the first playthrough.

Name Stats Price Sells Cost (Cost to craft the equipment) Materials Acquire
Ys9-Slash Talisman.png Slash Talisman STR +10
Swap Type to Slash
1400 350 N/A Store purchase
Confer the power of Slash. Swap Damage Type to Slash.
Ys9-Strike Talisman.png Strike Talisman STR +10
Swap Type to Strike
1400 350 N/A Store purchase
Confer the power of Strike. Swap Damage Type to Strike.
Ys9-Pierce Talisman.png Pierce Talisman STR +10
Swap Type to Pierce
1400 350 N/A Store purchase
Confer the power of piercing. Swap Damage Type to Pierce.
Ys9-Slash Crown.png Slash Crown STR +25
Swap Type to Slash
2000 2600 Slash Talisman Slash Talisman x2
Drill Fang Drill Fang x1
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x1
Luminescent Fluid Luminescent Fluid x1
Crafting
Embodies the power of slashing. Swap Damage Type to Slash.
Ys9-Strike Crown.png Strike Crown STR +25
Swap Type to Strike
2000 2600 Strike Talisman Strike Talisman x2
Indestructible Shell Indestructible Shell x1
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x1
Luminescent Fluid Luminescent Fluid x1
Crafting
Embodies the power of striking. Swap Damage Type to Strike.
Ys9-Pierce Crown.png Pierce Crown STR +25
Swap Type to Pierce
2000 2600 Pierce Talisman Pierce Talisman x2
Polar Night Drop Polar Night Drop x1
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x1
Luminescent Fluid Luminescent Fluid x1
Crafting
Embodies the power of piercing. Swap Damage Type to Pierce.
Ys9-Crown of Dawning.png Crown of Dawning Attack Attribute → All Attributes
6% HP Absorb
25000 N/A Defeat Vakh Medios
A shining crown that symbolizes the dawn. Adds all Damage Type attributes.
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Attributes[]

Slash[]

Slash is the attribute given to characters that use a weapon with a blade, e.g.: a sword, an axe, a halberd, etc. Their attacks are more powerful against enemies with soft bodies.

Strike[]

Strike is the attribute given to characters that use an impact weapon, e.g.: a hammer, gauntlet, anchor, etc. Their attacks are more powerful against enemies with a hard shell.

Pierce[]

Pierce is the attribute given to characters that use a weapon with a sharp tip, e.g.: a rapier, knives, a bayonet, etc. Their attacks are more powerful against flying enemies.

All[]

All is the attribute given to characters or weapons that have all three attributes. It appears in Ys Seven as a weapon for Adol and in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox as accessories for all characters.

Trivia[]

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