|Known Users:||Ou Hon
|“||It is the fruit of relentless training.||”|
— Vice Captain Banyou on Ou Hon's technique.
Dragon's Talon (Ryuu Shi (jap.)) is a lethal spear technique used by the Ou Family and requires immense training as well as mastery of the spear to be used in combat. It relies on the manipulation of the spear by its wielder to change the trajectory of the blow at will . Known users of this technique in the series shown so far are Ou Hon and Shi Ei.
The technique has been seen performed when the user is riding a horse. It appears to draw its power from manipulation of the spear by its wielder who uses the right hand to control the spear head while the left hand grips its shaft. Visually, the spear appears to "bend" mid-strike before it hits its target.
Strengths & WeaknessesEdit
This is a very powerful move as Ou Hon is only seen using it against troublesome opponents.
The weakness is that in the face of fighters who have fought spear users, its unpredictability diminishes drastically and the move can be countered if one is skilled enough. Rin Ko, one of Ren Pa's Four Heavenly Kings, showed this by throwing his sword to stab Ou Hon after he did the move and reduced its deadly impact.