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■ Haseo’s 5th Form Exclusive Weapon: “The Gate of Ouroboros”
5th Form Haseo is equipped with a powerful and exclusive sword called “The Gate of Ouroboros.” The weapon is classified as an “Eight Phase Sword,” and as its name suggests, it is a special sword that possesses the Epitaphs and power of all eight Phases.
*Dual Swords, Broadswords, Scythes, and Dual Guns, which can be used up until Xth Form Haseo, cannot be used by 5th Form Haseo.
A Variety of Attacks through Form Changes
The blades of the Gate of Ouroboros are divided by Phase. The sword enables Haseo to fight while changing into various forms such as whip to mow down enemies or unleash a big slash attack covered in energy.
—After slashing the enemy with The Gate of Ouroboros in the form of a long sword, change it into the form of a whip to mow down the enemy with multi-stage hits.
—Make away with your sword to rapid-fire countless bullets of light from each Phase. The amount of hits will increase the more you press the button.
—A big slash attack in which Haseo swings his energy-covered sword down at the enemy.
■ The Arts of All Eight Phases
When Haseo transforms into his 5th Form, his regular arts disappear and he can only use exclusive arts that harbor the power of eight unique Avatars. Since the capabilities of various existing arts are sublimated together, they become techniques of great power.
Also, when using the exclusive arts, the Gate of Ouroboros changes into various forms of energy weapons.
“Fierce Decapitation” – The Terror of Death
Arts with the Epitaph of the 1st Phase, “Skeith.” They transform the weapon into a scythe that mutilates the enemy with consecutive attacks. They do not have any special capabilities, but have high power and are easy of use.
The Avatar that dwells within Haseo. It possesses the title, “The Terror of Death.”
“Flight of Deceit” – The Mirage of Deceit
Arts with the Epitaph of the 2nd Phase, “Innis.” They transform the weapon into dual lances that hit the enemy in the air with lively attacks. They are particularly useful against flying enemies, and have various stat decrease effects.
The Avatar that dwells within Atoli. It possesses the title, “The Mirage of Deceit.”
“Relentless Burgeoning” – The Propagation
Arts with the Epitaph of the 3rd Phase, “Magus.” They transform the weapon into a uniquely-shaped sword that hits the enemy with whirlwind-raising attacks. They are both offensive and defensive, and can absorb damage to recover HP.
The Avatar that dwells within Kuhn. It possesses the title, “The Propagation.”
“Fated Carnage Mandala” – The Prophet
Arts with the Epitaph of the 4th Phase, “Fidchell.” They transform the weapon into a giant hammer that strikes a wide range of enemies with low hits and big shock waves. They are particularly effective against enemies with hard shells.
The Avatar that dwells within Yata. It possesses the title, “The Prophet.”
“Fated Blossom” – The Machinator
Arts with the Epitaph of the 5th Phase, “Gorre.” They transform the weapon into dual swords to recklessly slash at the enemy. They are particularly effective against flying enemies and enhance your power.
The Avatar that dwells within Sakubo. It possesses the title, “The Machinator.”
“Voluptuous Crimson Cyclone” – The Temptress
Arts with the Epitaph of the 6th Phase, “Macha.” They transform the weapon into dual talons to consecutively attack the enemy and end by blowing them away with a rose-like aura. They have a probability of inflicting the enemy with a “Charm” status effect.
The Avatar that dwells within Endrance. It possesses the title, “The Temptress.”
“Gem of Vengeance” – The Avenger
Arts with the Epitaph of the 7th Phase, “Tarvos.” They transform the weapon into a mace to consecutively attack the enemy and end by rotating the tip for a multi-stage hit. It is particularly effective against enemies with hard shells.
The Avatar that dwells within Pai. It possesses the title, “The Avenger.”
“Judgment of Kyoutsukami” – The Rebirth
Arts with the Epitaph of the 8th Phase, “Corbenik.” They transform the weapon into an energy gun that burns enemies to bits all at once with a straight-line attack. They are high-powered long distance attacks.
The Avatar that dwells within Ovan. It possesses the title, “The Rebirth.”
■ Double Trigger
“Double Trigger” is a new system exclusive to Haseo’s 5th Form. While a standard Skill Trigger can only be activated once, by activating a specific Skill Trigger in the 5th Form, it can be followed up with a second Skill Trigger.
After activating “Fierce Decapitation,” “Flight of Deceit,” “Relentless Burgeoning,” or “Fated Carnage Mandala” with a Skill Trigger, you can activate “Fated Blossom,” “Voluptuous Crimson Cyclone,” “Gem of Vengeance,” or “Judgment of Kyoutsukami” by pulling out a second Skill Trigger.
—The Skill Trigger ends and…
—The prompt for a Double Trigger appears!
—A second Skill Trigger activates! Activate high-powered Skill Triggers in succession to hit the enemy with major damage.
■ A Mysterious Enemy Hinders Ovan’s Rescue
A mysterious monster called “Vegalta, the Shadowed Calamity” awaits at the innermost depths of the dungeon, which you will have proceeded through based on the instruction of new character Kusabira.
—The ominous-looking Vegalta. A hole opens out of nowhere and Vegalta suddenly appears before Haseo.
Vegalta, the Shadowed Calamity
A huge, out-of-spec monster shrouded in mystery. It eats up any sort of data it notices, including PCs and objects, and gets bigger and bigger. What kind of dreadful hidden abilities does this monster possess…?
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on November 1 in Japan, and November 3 in the Americas and Europe.
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