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The naginata (薙刀) is a Japanese sword that takes the form of a blade mounted on a pole. Naginata were originally used by the samurai class of feudal Japan, as well as by foot soldiers and warrior monks, and were the iconic weapon of female warriors. The length of the weapon (over 2m long) and its relatively balanced center of mass made the naginata suitable for spinning attacks and gave its users a large radius of reach.

Naginata have the distinction of being the only sword type with a range of horizontal (横), which means that with each attack, they deal damage to every sword on the enemy team. At lower levels, this can prove troublesome as the amount of damage dealt to each enemy is quite small at first, but the advantage of this trait becomes evident when they reach levels high enough to wipe out entire teams in one move. This also has proven useful in helping low-level swords level up quickly via high-level maps.

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