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A naginata used to "cut grass." Any army that stands before this weapon will probably be likewise cut down...

Engulfing Lightning (Japanese: 草薙の稲光 Kusanagi no Inabikari) is an Inazuman polearm.

Ascensions and Stats

Ascension
Phase
Level Base
ATK
2nd Stat
(Energy Recharge)
0✦ 1/20 46 12%
20/20 122 21.2%
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Item Mora.png 10,000 Mora
1✦ 20/40 153 21.2%
40/40 235 30.9%
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Item Mora.png 20,000 Mora
2✦ 40/50 266 30.9%
50/50 308 35.7%
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Item Mora.png 30,000 Mora
3✦ 50/60 340 35.7%
60/60 382 40.6%
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Item Mora.png 45,000 Mora
4✦ 60/70 414 40.6%
70/70 457 45.4%
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Item Mora.png 55,000 Mora
5✦ 70/80 488 45.4%
80/80 532 50.3%
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Item Mora.png 65,000 Mora
6✦ 80/90 563 50.3%
90/90 608 55.1%

Total Cost (0 → 6)

Item Mora.png 225,000 Mora

Notes

  • At R1, approximately 286% additional Energy Recharge (386% in total) is needed to maximize the weapon's ATK increase bonus.

Lore

The naginata was a lethal weapon by which scattered dross might be cut away. And the one who wielded that naginata was one who guarded the path to eternity.

When the one who stood high above the storm clouds looked upon the mortal world, which she so loved, Seeing their shallow disputes and transient obsessions... Such contentions stemmed from needless attachments and unchecked desire — both enemies of eternity. The wild weeds that disturbed the unchanging world would be swept away by the lightning.

"Well then — what sort of Eternity would ██'s eyes reflect?" So asked the clergyperson who sloshed and drank wine with her under the sakura tree in that still-clear memory.

What a pointless question. Though the answer she gave them was lost to the alcohol, She had gained the answer countless times in those memories. One must thin fruits to improve their quality, and plants used in dyes must have their flowers pruned. Not a single speck of dross could be permitted in an eternal paradise.

"Ah, but even so..." "Using that great blade of light to uproot all obsession and to eliminate the possibility for dreams to take root and wither by themselves..." "A tranquil world that brooks no dispute, no gain, or no loss... It shall be an amnesiac world, lost to itself." In the heart of eternity, those old friends still appear so clear and the scent of the sakura remains so fresh.

But I will never forget you, just as I will not forget the things that were lost across the years. After all...

Having witness the pitch-dark annihilation consume those precious to her, How could she not see the absurd nature of life and death, yes, incomprehensible destiny itself, as her mortal foe? But since no one can overturn the impermanence of the world, and the barren nature of this game, Then let the eternal euthymia within her heart carry forth into the nation she loves.

Gallery

Availability

Event Wishes

Engulfing Lightning was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 1 Event Wishes:

Image Name Featured
Wish Epitome Invocation 2021-09-01.png Epitome Invocation 2021-09-01
Weapon Engulfing Lightning.pngEngulfing Lightning

Trivia

  • The Japanese name of the polearm Kusanagi no Inabikari (Japanese: 草薙の稲光 "Lightning of Grass-Cutting") may be a reference to Kusanagi no Tsurugi (Japanese: 草薙の剣 "Sword of Grass-Cutting"), one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan. In Shinto, the sword symbolizes the valor of an emperor and the nation.
    • The mythology says the sword was found from the dead body of the great serpent Yamata no Orochi (which may have inspired the serpent god Orobashi in the game), who had been slain by the storm god Susanoo no Mikoto. Susanoo then rescued and married the damsel in distress Kushinadahime, who is the goddess of rice plant, which in turn is traditionally associated with thunder and lightning. For example, Inazuma ("Lightning") literally means the "Spouse of Rice-Plant" (Susanoo in this case).
    • According to legends, the sword was wielded by the hero Yamato Takeru, when one of his enemies set a fire to burn him in the midst of the field. He then cut down the grass with this sword to reverse the direction of the flames; one legend from the classic Nihon Shoki even says the magical sword moved autonomously for this action. Hence the sword earned the name Kusanagi ("Grass-Cutting").
  • The form of Engulfing Lightning is most similar to that of a naginata.

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Engulfing Lightning
Chinese
(Simplified)
薙草之稻光
Tìcǎo zhī dào guāng
Grasscutter's Light
Chinese
(Traditional)
薙草之稻光
Tìcǎo zhī dào guāng
Japanese 草薙の稲光
Korean 예초의 번개
Yecho-ui Beongae
Mowing Lightning
Spanish Luz del Segador Light of the Reaper
French Lumière du faucheur Light of the Reaper
Russian Сияющая жатва
Siyayushchaya zhatva
Shining Harvest
Thai Engulfing Lightning
Vietnamese Đoạn Thảo Trường Đao Grasscutting Glaive
German Grasschnittstrahl Grass Cut Steel
Indonesian Engulfing Lightning
Portuguese Luz do Cortador de Grama Grasscutter's Light

Change History

Released in Version 2.1

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