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Basic Shockwave Pin

Shockwave is the name of both the psych and the pin. This article is about the psych.

Shockwave is a psych in The World Ends with You and NEO: The World Ends with You. In both games, they are associated with Jupiter of the Monkey.

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It is a positive psych that is easy to use, quick to activate, has some area damage, and features a puck passing finisher with minor knockback. Slash an enemy to activate it, and Neku will automatically move in and attack the enemy and surrounding area. All Shockwave pins are categorized under A class.

Analysis[]

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When using this psych, the puck will not pass until the finishing slash with knockback is performed. This happens when the number of slashes in the current combo equal half the total number of uses. (Shockwave [the pin] is the exception; it will finish after three slashes) Psychs that increase the total number of uses such as Turbo Gauge do not influence this amount. When performing a combo, the player is allowed to finish it regardless of how many uses are remaining on the pin before reboot. The finishing slash may be bypassed by slashing at a slower rate.

The convenience of Shockwave comes at a cost of efficiency. It has a poor efficiency rating of 35%, meaning that it does not take full advantage of increased ATK at later stages in the game. Players will find that psychs with higher efficiency will have superior damage output. Nevertheless, it is a good general purpose psych for completing the main portion of the game.

A New Day introduces METTAZASHI, a pin which, like many of the newly added pin, uses a modified version of the psych. In this case, in addition to the standard attack, it releases flames in a pattern after attacking which varies depending on the direction of the slash performed. These flames notably deal Negative damage.

Kanesada vs. Yoshimitsu[]

Before psych efficiency was detailed, many players compared the attack power of both pins and assumed that Kanesada did 11 more damage per slash than Yoshimitsu on normal difficulty. However, by applying psych efficiency, it is now known that Kanesada's additional attack power only amounts to an additional 4 damage per slash. Kanesada's full combo is five slashes due to having ten uses, while Yoshimitsu's full combo is eight slashes. 40 additional damage over ten slashes is hardly enough compensation for the reduced number of uses and combo time. Therefore, Yoshimitsu takes the title of the best Shockwave pin.

Icon # Name Brand Cls Psych Spec Power Eff ATK200 Lasts Boot Reboot Info
Shock Warning071Shock WarningMus Rattus A P Shockwave S Attack 36358310 uses05.6Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
Masamune081MasamuneJupiter of the Monkey A P Shockwave S Attack 3035818 uses05Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
Onikiri082OnikiriJupiter of the Monkey A P Shockwave S Attack 6035918 uses05Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
Nenekiri083NenekiriJupiter of the Monkey A P Shockwave S Attack 60359110 uses05Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
Kanesada084KanesadaJupiter of the Monkey A P Shockwave S Attack 993510510 uses05Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
Enju085EnjuJupiter of the Monkey A P Shockwave S Attack 81359812 uses05Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
Yoshimitsu086YoshimitsuJupiter of the Monkey A P Shockwave S Attack 883510116 uses05Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
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Shockwave (Pin)Unbranded A P Shockwave S Attack 2335789 uses03Slash an enemy any distance away and Neku will move in for a horizontal swipe. Keep slashing for a finisher that knocks the enemy back.
METTAZASHI316METTAZASHIUnbranded A P Shockwave S Attack 1163210110 uses05Slash an enemy and Neku will move in to strike. The flames launched will change in shape depending on direction. An age where three kingdoms drowned in crimson come together..." is inscribed on the pin.

NEO: The World Ends with You[]

To be written.

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