Wild Hearts Bladed Wagasa Weapon Guide: Best Combos, Skills, Builds

What weapon would Mary Poppins use if she was the Harbinger of Death? A Bladed Wagasa, of course. A bladed umbrella delivers a thousand cuts to your enemies with a single spin. Wild Hearts come with various unique weapons, and Wild Hearts Bladed Wagasa is the prime example of that, featuring a fast and counterattack move set and the most powerful aerial attacks in the game.

How to use the Bladed Wagasa in Wild Hearts

Although the idea of a weaponized umbrella seems cartoonish, the Bladed Wagasa is quite an exciting weapon to use. The combat flow is smooth and fun, and you have multiple fascinating combos that can hit multiple times.

Bladed Wagasa is the only weapon in Wild Hearts that allows you to parry the Kemono’s attacks. After a successful parry, you can use powerful counterattacks that help build up your Power Gauge in the corner of your screen. 

After the Gauge is full, you can get access to more moves and stronger attacks that hit for even more damage and will demolish the target, making you feel like a god of a hunter. 

Bladed Wagasa is a well-rounded weapon, resembling an umbrella, featuring powerful defensive and attacking abilities. You get high mobility with the weapon, not only horizontal but also vertical, and it is the only weapon in Wild Hearts that includes aerial attacks and moves in its base combos.

By default, Bladed Wagasa is a piercing damage weapon. Still, you can unlock the ability to change its damage type later in the game to cutting or pummel type. 

Owing to its complicated moveset and the parry timings that can be challenging to master, the Bladed Wagasa isn’t a weapon we would recommend for beginners (check out our weapons tier list) but for players who are looking for a challenge, this weapon is certainly one of the most satisfying ones to use.

Best Bladed Wagasa combos

Basic combos are the simplest ones that you have for the Bladed Wagasa, as the keys you have to press are straightforward and aren’t that diverse. 

Since the inputs on all the platforms are different, we will be using the Wild Hearts terminology for the inputs, that is, Attack 1 (A1), Attack 2 (A2), and Special Attack (SA), instead of listing the button inputs.

Basic CombosInputs
Spin DanceA1, A1, A1, A1, A1
Lunge AttackA2
Plunging CometA2, A2
Savage’s DanceA2, A1, A1, A1, A1
Falcon FurySA (Parry), A1
Twenty Tatami SpitSA (Parry), A2
Trey StarSA (Parry), A1, A1, A1
Shooting StarSA (Parry), A2, A2, A2

The Bladed Wagasa also allows you to do a few aerial combos as well. These are still basic combos because they are simple to pull off, but will be very important when dealing with airborne monsters.

Basic Aerial CombosInputs
Plunging CometAerial A2
Savage’s DanceAerial A1, A1, A1, A1

With the understanding of chains and the fluidity of Bladed Wagasa, we can mix the combos and get the most out of the weapon. The main idea of Bladed Wagasa is to fill your Power Gauge – Spindance Gauge in this case –  in the bottom left corner of your Wild Hearts screen.

After a successful parry, you can use powerful counterattacks that help build up that Power Gauge. Once that Gauge is full – or partially full – some of the combos will be altered. These attack variations will deal a huge amount of damage, making you feel like a god of a hunter. 

The best Bladed Wagasa combos would hence be a mixture of the combos that are greatly improved with the help of the Spindance Gauge, which includes:

  • Trey Star Combo
  • Falcon Fury
  • Spindance Combo (Ground and Aerial)
  • Twenty Tatami Spit

Falcon Fury and Twenty Tatami Spit provide powerful attack boosts and allow you to negate all damage from the Kemono attack in Wild Hearts.

Of course, both of these attacks also allow you to close in the distance caused by the Kemono attack immediately. If you manage to land the follow-up attack successfully, you will get an entire bar of the power gauge.

Next, we will look at all the Parry Wiff moves. Unlike Falcon Fury and Twenty Tatami Spit, you don’t have to parry to access these attacks. The best attack that we are after is the Trey Star. The attack has almost no power when used normally.

Still, after you get one bar of your Power Gauge, you get an attack where your throw the Bladed Wagasa, and it spins, hitting the Kemono constantly.

The attack deals massive damage and fills your Power Gauge instantly, making a move stronger as it goes on and chewing through the Kemono’s health.

How the Spindance Gauge works

Each weapon has its own Weapon or Power Gauge at the bottom left of the screen. These gauges can be filled up by landing attacks, and the extent to which they are filled allows you to pull off special moves.  

In the case of the Bladed Wagasa, the Power Gauge is known as the Spindance Gauge and has three tiers. As you fill them, your Bladed Wagasa starts dealing more damage and unlocks new moves that can be used mid-chain. 

The more damage you deal and the more hits you land, the faster your Bladed Wagasa Gauge will fill up. Additionally, parries also contribute heavily to the Spindance Gauge. Successful parries fill up 80% of a single power gauge bar for Bladed Wagasa.  

As the Spindance Gauge fills up, the color of the three tiers will start to change from blue to yellow to orange. Additionally, your Bladed Wagasa will also start to glow a color corresponding to the tier’s color.

You can simply look at your Bladed Wagasa to determine which tier of the Spindance Gauge you are at, rather than looking down over your health bar every time.

The main thing you want to do with the Bladed Wagasa is to keep the Spindance Gauge filled up by attacking constantly for that damage boost. If you start to take your time with your attacks, however, the gauge will start to decrease. It takes 8 seconds before the gauge starts to deteriorate.

It is hence important to always keep attacking your opponent every chance you get. Even a single hit landed would suffice to stop the gauge from deteriorating. 

How to parry with the Bladed Wagasa in Wild Hearts

The Parry is a special move exclusive to the Bladed Wagasa. It is important not only to negate any damage coming your way but also to fill up your Spindance Gauge which greatly increases your damage output.

Although you only have one key to parry i.e. Special Attack, it isn’t really easy to pull it off. To successfully parry an incoming attack, you have to press the SA key just before the attack lands. The timing here will be important, but remember that it will also consume one-third of your stamina.

Hence, parrying constantly may not be the best move to pull off, because you will be left with no stamina pretty quickly.  If you fail to parry an attack, you will be stuck in an animation where you cannot do anything except get hit by the monster.

Additionally, remember that you cannot parry grab attacks, but can do so with all others including charge or projectile attacks.

If you do manage to parry an attack though, you will be able to follow up with an attack that deals an insane amount of damage compared to the amount you deal with normal attacks.

Keeping all of this in mind, if you want to reap the benefits of the Bladed Wagasa, you will have to put in a lot of practice to master the timings of the Parry.

Best Bladed Wagasa skills

The advanced combos and the increased damage output with the Spindance and parrying are cool, but to really get the most out of the weapon, you will need to get your hands on the best skills for Bladed Wagasa.

Equipping the Bladed Wagasa with different skills will allow you to make it more efficient by improving the parrying and dodging skills, or even by just increasing the base damage output.

You can even combine some of the skills to get more buffs with a single skill. For that, you will have to use the inheritance feature. Some of the best Bladed Wagasa skills include:

Fatigue RecoveryProvides a bonus to your Stamina regeneration
Parry Boost: FuryGrants a bonus to your attack for a bit upon a successful parry.
Parry PerfectionFills the Spindance Gauge passively for a few seconds after a successful parry.
Dodge MasterIncreases the duration of the time window to land a parry
Instinct ParryGives a chance to automatically set off a parry
Sublime DanceExtends the time duration of the Spindance Gauge before it starts to deplete
Parasol Dance: FuryGrants a bonus to your attack for a bit upon filling of the Spindance Gauge

Best Bladed Wagasa build in Wild Hearts

To make the Bladed Wagasa even more efficient and improve its core aspects, it would help to have to make a build around the weapon. We already have some pretty solid damage output stats with the base Bladed Wagasa, so building on that wouldn’t be very wise.

In Wild Hearts, the best Bladed Wagasa build would be one that aims to improve its parrying ability since this is a signature ability exclusive to the said weapon.

For the best effects, you have to choose the skills, armor, talisman, and Karakuri that would help you use the parry more effectively. Skills like the Dodge Master or the Parry Boost: Fury will work in coordination to constantly keep your DPS numbers up while increasing the chances of a parry.

For this build, you can go ahead and select the Blaze Bladed Wagasa: Karura, and select the following skills:

  • Sublime Dance
  • Parry Boost: Fury
  • Slight of Hand: Fury
  • Dodge Master

Talismans mainly don’t play a direct role in parrying, so you have a lot of freedom with them. You could go for generic attack-type or health-boosting Talismans like the Health Boost charm or the Attack Talisman for this build.

As for your armor, ones with the Provocation skills will work best with this skill. This skill will act as a taunt and makes enemies target you. Resurrection is also a must-have skill with this build, which will prevent you from getting on-shotted after whiffing a parry. Additionally, you can also pick armor that offer Kemono bonuses.

Here’s a list of the armor set pieces you must have for this Bladed Wagasa Build:

  • Garuda Hat (Kemono Path)
  • Sable Mara Body Armor (Kemono Path)
  • Garuda Gauntlets
  • Sable Mara Kasazuri (Kemono Path)
  • Wayward Brigand Boots (Kemono Path)

As for the Karakuri, we will be using the Glider, Spring, and Crate Karakuri with this build. The Glider will mainly be useful against bigger enemies. You can use it to gain a bit of height and land a few aerial combos.

The spring can work in the same manner, except it’s mainly used to cover the horizontal distance. Lastly, you can use the Crate Karakuri as a substitute for the Glider Karakuri to gain a bit of a height advantage. You can even jump off of it into a Plunging Comet combo.