For the artifact, see Soultaker Katana.
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Katana - Mistress of the Soultaker
Katana Prime Character Model Infinite Crisis
Role Bruiser
Universe Prime
Price 5700 Merit or 650 Crisis Coins

Soultaker icon Slash icon Cross Step icon Kendo icon Thousand Cuts icon

Kendra Tatsu Toro's idyllic, but brief, marriage to her husband, Maseo, came to a sudden end in a single, tragic night. Her husband and his twin brother, Takeo, were both members of the Sword Clan, one of the clans in the Yakuza criminal organization. Takeo confronted his brother over a matter involving the clan, and in the struggle, Maseo was killed by his own sword, the Soultaker. This ancient Katana, one of the clan's relics, was said to contain the souls of those it killed, as well as possess other mystical qualities. Tatsu witnessed her husband's murder and collapsed by his body, overcome with grief. Takeo ran off into the night, and when Tatsu finally came to her senses, she took up the Soultaker and swore revenge against not just Takeo, but the Yakuza and all crime everywhere.

Tatsu is a woman wracked by grief and guilt. She goes by the name of Katana, in honor of the sword she wields and which is convinced contains her dead husband's soul. Due to this fact, she regularly has conversations with the sword, which is quite disconcerting to others. While she is a gifted swordswoman and martial artists, the sword can at time enhances her abilities in combat. When the sword is empowering her, the hilt of the sword glows with an unearthly light, burning Tatsu's hand.

Ability Name Ability Description

Soultaker icon

Katana stores the last two uses of Slash or Cross Step within her sword. For each stored Slash, she gains bonus Attack Damage. For each stored Cross Step, she gains bonus Attack Lifesteal.

Slash icon

Katana swings her blade, dealing Attack Damage in a cone in front of her.

Cross Step
Cross Step icon

Katana rushes forward a short distance and takes reduced damage from the next Basic Attack from an enemy champion. This effect can stack several times.

Kendo icon

A master swordswoman, Katana can execute one of four powerful styles depending on what she has stored with Soultaker.

Spirit Wave – Unlocked by using Slash twice, Katana fires an arc of energy that deals Attack Damage to all enemies it passes through.

Shadow Step – Unlocked by using Cross Step twice, Katana dashes forward and becomes briefly immune to disables.

Soul Rend – Unlocked by using Cross Step then Slash, Katana deals Attack Damage and applies a bleed to all enemies in a line. Basic attacks against an affected enemy will extend the bleed slightly up to a maximum duration.

Vendetta – Unlocked by using Slash then Cross Step, Katana empowers her next basic attack to deal additional Attack Damage and slow the target.

Thousand Cuts
Thousand Cuts icon

Katana blinks between the target enemy champion and all nearby enemy champions in a flurry of steel. She will strike up to five times, dealing Attack Damage. Targets struck more than once suffer reduced damage on subsequent hits. Her first and last strike will fall on the original target.



  • "Vengeance in my husband's name."

Match start

  • "My felled husband, you will have company soon."


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