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Energy Blade (エネルギー手刀 Enerugī Shutō, lit. "Energy Hand Blade") is a sword technique used by several fighters.

Overview

The user forms their ki into a piercing energy blade around their hand.

Usage

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Salza attacks Piccolo with the Salza Blade

Salza attempts to use his Salza Blade (サウザーブレード Sauzā Burēdo) against Piccolo and manages to hold his own with this technique, forcing the powerful Namekian onto the defensive for a while. Salza slices through trees with equal finesse and ease while attempting to slice Piccolo. However, Piccolo dodges all of Salza's attacks. Piccolo eventually manages to grab the arm containing his attack and shorts it out, prompting a shocked Salza to ask who Piccolo is before Piccolo kicks him upward.

Vegito is the first and only character in the Dragon Ball Z manga to use an Energy Blade variant - Spirit Sword which he uses during his fight against Super Buu.

The different incarnations of Zamasu all use an Energy Blade variant - God Split Cut - as their primary technique.

Future Trunks uses a variant of this technique during the battle with Fused Zamasu, generating a blade of ki from the hilt of his broken sword rather than his hand.

Dyspo of the Pride Troopers can create a blue energy blade with his right hand and Kahseral can use two golden energy blades. Universe 6 Namekian Saonel uses a yellow energy blade.

Miza of the Galactic Bandit Brigade uses an Energy Blade during the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga.

In Dragon Ball Fusions the Manga!!, Kadoola uses this technique against Trunks who blocks the attack with his finger, though his arm is cut and becomes unusable.

Variations

  • Super Energy Blade - A stronger version used as a Special Move by several characters in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Hyper Energy Blade - A version that is even stronger than Super Energy Blade which appears as a Special Move used by several characters in Dragon Ball Fusions.
      • Energy Blade Slash - A combination of Hyper Energy Blade and Legendary Sword Slash which appears as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Dual Edge Slash - A double energy blade technique where the user slashes the opponent twice then rapidly stabs them with both energy blades repeatedly before finishing the attack by crossing both blades to deliver an X-shaped slash.Appears as a learnable Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Rebellion Edge - A double energy blade technique used by Super Saiyan 3 Bardock in Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Spirit Sword - Vegito's much longer variant of the energy blade technique.
    • Spirit Excalibur - A variation of Spirit Sword where Vegito raises his hand and creates a long energy blade before delivering a downward slash.
      • Spirit Saber (スピリッツセイバー) - A variation of Spirit Excalibur used by Xeno Vegito in his base form and Super Saiyan Kaioken form where he creates an energy a long energy blade to stab the opponent then lifts them into the air then removes the blade allowing them to fall before slashing them with it in World Mission.
      • Final Excalibur (ファイナルエクスカリバー) - A stronger variation of Spirit Sabre used by Xeno Vegito in his Super Saiyan 3 form where after dropping the opponent with the first energy sword in the same manner as Spirit Sabre, he creates a second from his left hand and then slashes the opponent with both blades when they fall into attack range after being dropped.
    • Spirit Blade - A variation of Spirit Sword that appears as a Special Move used by several characters such as Goku Black and Racyoh in Dragon Ball Fusions. The user creates a giant yellow ki blade to slash the opponent.
      • Super Spirit Blade - A stronger variation of the Spirit Blade which can be learned as a Special Move by certain characters in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Super Vegito Sword - A stronger variation of the Spirit Sword (which is known as Vegito Sword in Dragon Ball Fusions) used by Vegito in Dragon Ball Fusions. Can be learned by base Vegito at Level 40, SSJ Vegito at Level 20, and Vegito Blue at Level 70.
    • Galaxy Spirit Sword - A stronger variant used by Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito.
  • Spinning Blade - Jeice variation in Dragon Ball Xenoverse.
  • God Split Cut - A lighter purple variant of the energy blade used by Zamasu and Goku Black.
  • Light Sword - A variant used by Future Trunks.
    • Sword of Hope - A light blue variant of the Light Sword that is far more large and powerful, with energy gathered like a Spirit Bomb.
  • Justice Saber - A variant used by Kahseral.
  • Grand Eagle - A variant used by Ganos.
  • Namekian Combo - A team attack variant used by Saonel and Pilina where they rush attack the opponent together before Saonel attacks with his energy blade knocking the opponent down to the ground allowing Pilina to finish the attack by firing his Mouth Energy Wave at the opponent.

Video Game Appearances

Cooler himself is given this technique, named Sauzer Blade, as one of his special attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World, and the Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game, despite it never being used by him in movies.

The Salza Blade technique appears used by Salza as his Ultimate Blast in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, and Dragon Ball Heroes. It is also the attack Salza performs when Cooler summons him in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2. In Raging Blast 2, Salza also uses weaker version of the Salza Blade as his signature technique: the "Energy Blade".

This technique is one of Jeice's super skills, under the name Sauzer Blade in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. The Future Warrior can also obtain the skill through Parallel Quest 11: "Force Entrance Exam" which can be unlocked by speaking to Guldo in Toki Toki City. Jeice also has an Evasive Skill variation called Spinning Blade which is also used by Mira as one of his Evasive Skills and can be obtained by the Future Warrior as a reward in Parallel Quest 10: "Defeat Frieza's Army!". The Spirit Sword also appears as a Ultimate Skill used by Vegito which can be obtained by the Future Warrior in Parallel Quest 41: "Frieza's Nightmare Returns!".

In Dragon Ball Fusions, the Energy Blade appears as a Special Move used by several characters such as Android 33, Fargo, Jeice, Zamasu, and Fused Zamasu. There are also two stronger variations called Super Energy Blade and Hyper Energy Blade. Though Kadoola utilizes Energy Blade in the manga, the Special Move is unavailable to him in-game. There is also a double handed version called Dual Edge Slash which can be learned by Caluppa, Chauda, Edamay, Futoh, Natto, and Racyoh.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, this technique returns as one of Jeice's Super Skills and can be obtained by the Future Warrior as a reward in Parallel Quest 27: "Metal Cooler Riot". In order to unlock this Parallel Quest, the Future Warrior must speak to Metal Cooler in the Mushroom Desert portion of Conton City. Spinning Blade can also returns as one of Jeice and Mira's Super Skills which the Future Warrior can obtain as a reward in Parallel Quest 15: "Gotta Find the Dragon Ball!". The Spirit Sword returns as one of Vegito's Ultimate Skills which the Future Warrior can obtain as a reward in Expert Mission 17: "In the Realm of the Gods: Goku". Goku Black's version also appears as a Super Skill under the name Aura Slide which can be obtained by the Future Warrior by purchasing it from the TP Medal Shop. As part of the Super Pack 3 DLC, Zamasu/Future Zamasu (as Zamasu represents both his future and main timeline counterparts) uses Aura Slide as part of his standard combos and his Heavenly Arrow Super Skill while Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black uses the Violent Fierce God Slicer variation as part of his standard combos, grab throw, and Divine Retribution Super Skill when additional input is performed. SSR Goku Black also uses his Azure Dragon Sword Model Energy Blade version as part of his Divine Lasso Ultimate Skill. The Future Warrior can obtain both Divine Retribution and Divine Lasso by purchasing them from the TP Medal Shop.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Salza's version appears as a Super Attack under the name Salza Blade. Zamasu's version appears as a Super Attack under the name God Slicer while Base Fuzed Zamasu uses Violent God Slicer as his Super Attack. Goku Black and Fused Zamasu uses their energy blades as part of their TAA Special Ability Sinister Super Slash while Zamasu uses his as part of his TAA Special Ability Rapid Super Slash. Vegito uses his Spirit Sword as part of his TAA Special Ability Debilitating Super Slash while Xeno Vegito uses his Spirit Sabre as part of his TAA Special Ability Debilitating Super Slash. SSJ3 Xeno Vegito uses his Spirit Sabre as part of his TAA Special Ability Destructive Super Slash. SSJ3 Xeno Bardock can utilize Rebellion Edge or Full Charge Rebellion Edge as one of his Super Attacks depending upon the card. Additionally when a fighter who lacks a physica sword uses King Cold's Dirty Slash, they will create an energy blade to perform the technique with. SSJ Vegito uses Spirit Sword as his Super Attack and SSJ3 Vegito uses Spirit Excalibur as his Super Attack. Xeno Vegitio uses Spirit Sabre as his Super Attack in his base and Super Saiyan Kaioken forms, while he uses Final Excalibur in his Super Saiyan 3 form. Spirit Sabre and Final Excalibur can be learned by all Hero Avatar types and races via wishes from Super Shenron. Super Slash is a type of TAA Special Ability with several variants (some of which are listed above) which all use two different attack animations which depend upon the user. Users that lack physical swords/blades will use an Energy Blade as their sword to slash the opponent. However characters with physical blades like Future Trunks (who wields even the broken version which he uses in Super Saiyan form), Adult Gohan (Supreme Kai Outfit), Future Gohanks, Xeno Trunks/Great Saiyaman 3, Xeno Gohanks, Xeno Gotenks, Tapion, Minotia, King Cold, Dabura, Xeno Dabura, Demon God Dabura, Demon God Buu, Super Janemba, Xeno Janemba, Kogu, and North Supreme Kai will use their respective swords to perform the Super Slash. The Super Slash variants only differ in name and additional effects. Super Slash Accessories can be equipped to any character (except Special Types) in a Custom Deck or by sticking them to a custom card through Card Creation (this costs Custom Points). Characters equipped with a Super Slash type Accessory that don't use physical swords in World Mission will perform the technique using an Energy Blade.

Trivia

  • The Energy Blade greatly, and closely resembles a lightsaber from the Star Wars universe, both in its inception, appearance, light emitted, and crackling sounds made. These similarities are quite fitting as Akira Toriyama is a noted Star Wars fan.
  • While a relatively uncommon type of technique in Dragon Ball Z (Vegito's Spirit Sword variant is the most notable use of an energy blade technique in the manga and anime as Salza's use occurred in a film), though is much more commonplace in video games and Dragon Ball Super with several variants being introduced as a result.

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