"I warned you not to misread it. Hozukimaru isn't a spear. It's a Sansetsukon."
― Ikkaku Madarame to Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

The power to possess great skill in wielding a halberd. Variation of Enhanced Polearm Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Naginatajutsu (Art of the Halberd)
  • Glaive
  • Guandao
  • Podao
  • Bisento


Users are able to demonstrate a natural aptitude in the way of halberds. The user is able to wield any kind of halberds with great speed, power, and skill. As one of the largest (or at least longest) classes of weapon that can be carried by normal humans, users of this ability excel in keeping enemies at bay and maintaining a superior position in combat, having a great advantage, at a distance, over opponents wielding smaller melee weapons.

Less conventional techniques employed by masters halberdier include stopping large incoming objects, breaking through any number of obstructions with powerful thrusts, using the tip as a precise long-range slicing tool and blocking incoming attacks with the shaft.



Known Users

  • Ikkaku Madarame (Bleach)
  • Hoshiyomi (Inuyasha)
  • Hakudoshi (Inuyasha)
  • Bankotsu (InuYasha)
  • Tsubaki Shinra (Highschool DxD)
  • Hannyabal (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Oven (One Piece)
  • Tao Ren (Shaman King)
  • Various Podao Users (Kingdom)
  • Momiji (Ninja Gaiden 3)
  • Momiji (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Lu Bu (Record of Ragnarok)


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