Kairagi (Japanese: 海乱鬼 Kairagi), are a type of Nobushi. There are currently two types of Kairagi: Dancing Thunder and Fiery Might. Most Kairagi are former yoriki of the Shogun's Army who left for various reasons and typically rob others to make a living.
Ochimusha are ghostly versions of Kairagi and are special one-time enemies. Like the Kairagi, Ochimusha have two types: Ensorcelled Thunder and Cankered Flame.
- "Masanori" - A Kairagi renown for defeating many worthy opponents until he met the Traveler. He can be fought any time after completing Dreams of Sword Art.
- Washizu - A Kairagi found praying in a shrine. He was the former chief of the Higi Village.
- Nameless Bandit - A Kairagi found in The Farmer's Treasure as the leader of the bandits at Jinren Island. Apparently, he forgot to name himself, thus earning the name "Forgot to Name Himself".
- Masterless Samurai - A Kairagi found during Relics of Seirai.
- Iwakura Art Disciples
Abilities and Attacks
Note: All attack and ability names are unofficial.
- Slash: The Kairagi slashes at the player three times. When the blade is infused with its element, there is a possibility that the final strike may be substituted for a Spin Attack instead.
- Dodge: The Kairagi jumps backwards, away from the player.
- Elemental Infusion: The Kairagi infuses its blade with its element and performs a ground slam. This elemental infusion will last for 30 seconds and will cause all other attacks to be imbued with its element as well. Note that this weapon infusion cannot be neutralised by any Elemental Reactions.
- Taunt: The Kairagi will clench and raise their fist to taunt their opponents, said taunt is identical to that of the Maguu Kenki. They will not perform this move if they are in an Avenger state.
- Avenge the Fallen: When an ally Kairagi dies in battle, the other Kairagi will attempt to avenge their fallen comrade. The Kairagi imbues itself with an aura, as well as infusing its blade with its elemental. While in this state, the Kairagi is also immune to all stun skills, including Frozen elemental reactions and Planet Befall. The Kairagi will then gain a 30-second 50% max HP increase (this will also heal the Kairagi if it is under its max HP) and will then enter the Avenger state permanently. While in this state the Kairagi has increased interruption resistance and will always prioritize infusing their blade if their blade's infusion ends. Note that the Kairagi can also perform three different attack combos while in this state:
- The first attack combo consists of a Elemental Infusion, followed by a Charged Attack and another Charged Attack as the combo finisher.
- The second attack combo consists of a Elemental Infusion, followed by a Jump and Strike and a Charged Attack to end off the combo.
- The third attack combo consists of a Elemental Infusion, followed by a Charged Attack and a Jump and Strike, with the final attack being another Charged Attack.
- Charged Attack: The Kairagi will point its blade towards the player and charge towards them once.
- Spin Attack: The Kairagi performs a spin attack.
- Jump and Strike: The Kairagi will jump towards the player's location and perform a downwards strike. In the Avenger state, It is possible for the Kairagi to perform a double slash after this attack.
- Block: The Kairagi enters a stance with its blade held downwards, pointed diagonally, during which it will block player attacks from the direction they're facing, similarly to shield-using Mitachurls.
On their own, Kairagi are typically not a problem. However, like their Nobushi counterparts, Kairagi are particularly sturdy and hard to stagger and drag. Prior to their elemental infusion, their attacks are somewhat weak, but once they do so, it is important to evade or use a shield as the Kairagi can inflict extremely high damage and often performs a tri-combo attack consisting of their sword swing, lunge then slash in that order.
If Kairagi are encountered in pairs, it is important to defeat them at the same time or the remaining Kairagi will enter a vengeful state in which they automatically imbue their swords if they haven't already, and gain increased health. They also heal themselves in the process if their health is below half. Freezing, petrifying, or being in the middle of an attack delays the process slightly, but it is not recommended to rely on these.
- The Kairagis so far are the largest human enemies in-game along with the Fatui Skirmishers Vanguards and Legionnaires.
- "Kairagi" was another name for the wokou (Japanese: 倭寇 Wakou; Korean: 왜구(倭寇) Waegu; Chinese: 倭寇 Wōkòu), who were Japanese pirates that consistently raided and skirmished the shores of Korea and China during the 13th and 16th centuries.
- Despite being considered elite enemies, Kairagi are classified as normal enemies.