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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.


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



Salza attacks Piccolo with the Salza Blade in Cooler's Revenge

The first iteration of an Energy Blade appears with the debut of Salza's Salza Blade (サウザーブレード Sauzā Burēdo), which he uses against Piccolo, managing to force the powerful Namekian on 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.

In the manga, the Energy Blade instead debuts with Vegito's signature Spirit Sword, which he uses to slice up Super Buu (Gohan absorbed).

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.

God of Destruction Liquiir uses a fiery energy blade during his spar with Iwan and Arak. Dyspo of the Pride Troopers can create a blue energy blade with his right hand, and the experienced Kahseral can dual-wield ki blades on both of his hands. Ganos from Universe 4 uses a multi-bladed variant called Grand Eagle, and Universe 6 Namekian Saonel uses a yellow energy blade of his own.

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

Other Dragon Ball stories[]

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.



Android 14 preparing his Slicing Attack energy blade in Super Android 13!

Video Game Appearances[]

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".

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.

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". Jeice also has an Evasive Skill variation called Spinning Blade which is also used by Mira 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 an 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.

DB Legends Part 10-Book 1-Chapter 1-An Unprecedented Nightmare The True Mastermind Revealed (Zahha's Betrayal)

Zahha literally stabbing Shallot in the back with his energy blade infused sword in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Legends, Thouser Blade is a Special Move Arts used by Thouser which he can teach to Shallot after reaching Friendship Rank 2. During the main story, Zahha is shown to be able to infuse his swords with ki allowing them to emit an energy blade to increase their piercing power. Zahha uses this went he literally stabs Shallot in the back before revealing himself to be the true Mastermind behind the Tournament of Time.

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". Spinning Blade can also return 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 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 which can be learned by all Elite-type Hero Avatars by raising Salza's Camaraderie Lvl. 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 physical 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 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.

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, RR Mech Commanders and RR Mech Generals can emit energy blades from both of their Machine Gun Arms.


  • 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.