- Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:33 pm #16102491
Actually, the item recharges its 3 uses everytime you rest at an idol. I can confirm it because as soon as I beat the Shichimen Warrior, the tanto had only one use, and it refilled back to 3 uses after resting. So far it seems to sacrifice 50% of your maximum health to give you 5 bonus Spirit Emblems. After using it, it stays disabled as long as you are below 50% health or you haven't spent all of your spirit emblems granted by the previous use
- Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:01 am #16274775
You can use the item if you have enough health to pay the cost (half your max health), have at least one charge left, and have fewer than 5 "red" emblems. You don't have to use all the emblems it gives you to use it again, you just can't use it when you're already full. And 5 is full, so if you use it with 4 "red" emblems, you pay full price and it gives you only one. I had the same problem with not realizing this isn't a normal consumable, it's a gourd-like item that refills when you rest.
- Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:52 pm #16102709
A little info about the item. (PS have no idea how editing wiki's work) Despite the item saying 3/3 in the inventory, it does not only have 3 uses. The item has 3 charges, and will refill once you've rested at any idol. Item requires you to be at full health before you can use it. The item will consume 50% of your HP to give you +5 to spirit emblems. (There will be a red +# above your normal emblems) Item cannot be used again until atleast 1 of the bonus emblems has been used.
- Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:55 pm #16102710
Edit: the supplemented spirit emblems will be lost when resting at an idol, so it's impossible to use the item and then rest for re-charge and heal, before moving on in the levels.
- Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:57 pm #16104739
This article is inaccurate. The tanto can be used so long as 3 criteria are met. 1) There is a charge left in the blade (refills at rest); 2) you do not have the full +5 spirit emblems from this item; 3) you have *greater* than 50% current vitality. Then you take damage equal to 50% your maximum vitality and refill up to the +5 spirit emblems
- Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:19 pm #16115403
If you use the item and then teleport to another idol, although this might only happen if you've used a spirit emblem from it beforehand, you can get some of the emblems back and still be at full health. I think you may get all of them back if you rest beforehand, otherwise it can just give 1 or so back, in other words the number you used. I haven't tested this a lot and it's not that useful, but I thought it was interesting back in my first runthrough.