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Spirit Weapons are armaments that Quincy can create by gathering the Reishi in the air.[1]

Overview

A Quincy combines the Reishi in the atmosphere and the power of their Quincy Cross in order to form a weapon.[2] Spirit Weapons, like Zanpakutō, are also capable of harming Hollows, which was their intended purpose. However, a Spirit Weapon completely destroys Hollows rather than purifying them.[3] The only thing that limits the power of a Quincy's Spirit Weapon is the Quincy's own stamina and spiritual power.

Formation Requirements

Quincy Bow Formation

Quincy Spirit Weapon Formation.

In order to form a Spirit Weapon, the Quincy must meet certain criteria. All conditions must be met in order for the weapon to be formed.

  • Above-Average Spiritual Power: A Quincy must have sufficient spirit energy to create a weapon, and will not be able to unless their power increases.
  • Quincy Cross: The Quincy cross gives the power to create the weapon, acting as a kind of focus. Without one, a weapon cannot be formed.
  • Reishi Environment: Spirit Weapons rely on Reishi. There must be Reishi in the area for the Quincy to form a weapon.
    • The Quincy Bangle was created for weaker Quincy to make it easier for them to gather Reishi, though it does not fully overcome the Quincy's lack of power.[4]

Appearance

In the past, Quincy only manifested bows and arrows to fight with. Such weapons are still used by the traditionalists.[5] Modern Quincy developed the ability to form a variety of weapons around 200 years ago.[6]

  • A Quincy with just average level spiritual power is more likely to produce weapons in the form of a blue energy.[7]
  • A Quincy with significant mastery of their spiritual power is more likely to produce weapons with a far more physical, metallic appearance.[8]

Quincy Weapons

Projectiles

QuincyArrows

Heilig Pfeil.

  • Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・ブファイル), Hairihhi Bufairu; German for "Holy Arrows", Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows"): They are the primary attack used by Quincy. Spiritual energy formed into the shape of an arrow that is capable of injuring and/or killing spiritual beings. The arrows can be created by collecting Reishi, absorbing Reiryoku from an opponent or gathering spirit energy, giving the Quincy many ways to form their arrows.[9] It is basically the same as an average arrow, but if the arrows are shot continuously, they will eventually injure the wielders' hands.[10]
  • Seele Schneider (魂を切り裂くもの (ゼーレシュナイダー), Zēreshunaidā; German for "Soul Cutter", Japanese for "That Which Slits the Soul") are sword-like weapons used by the Quincy.

Spirit Weapons

Known Practitioners
Spirit Weapon Information Picture
Kojaku The basic bow that is usable by all Quincy, it is formed by gathering Reishi in the "Quincy Cross" on the right hand. The arrows that it releases are also made of Reishi. It can destroy Hollows in long-range attacks.[11] Uryu frist seen using his powers
Ginrei Kojaku Uryū Ishida's second bow. It is composed of Reishi encircling the Quincy cross. It can simultaneously fire up to 1200 arrows.[12] UryuNewBow
Unnamed Bow 17 months after Aizen's defeat, Uryū displayed this new bow which is smaller and solid in appearance. Ryūken Ishida displays a similar bow though his is slightly larger.[13] [14] Uryus new bow
Saber A military saber used by the leader of the first Jagdarmee, Quilge Opie. The sword is solid in its appearance and though not a bow, it is still capable of firing a Heilig Pfeil by manifesting two protrusions from the edge of the sword.[15] Kirge's Spirit Weapon
Cannons A very large crescent-shaped artillery weapon that fires powerful blasts of spiritual energy from its four cannon-like protrusions. It is the weapon of the Arrancar, Asguiaro Ebern.[16] Ch483 Ivan's Weapon
Pistol A powerful pistol used by an Unnamed Male Sternritter. It fires condensed Reishi at the opponent and its muzzle flash is shaped in the form of the Wandenreich's symbol.[17] C497p11 Grimaniel
Thorns Äs Nödt's spirit weapon takes the form of several thorns which hover in the air. The thorns impale enemies and cause them to experience true fear, causing many to scream as they die.[18] C495p7 As Nodt spike ability
Sword A short broadsword used by Bambietta Basterbine that holds similarities to a Chinese Dao and a Zulfiqar. The blade is quite strong, capable of cutting down opponents with relative ease.[19] Bambietta's Spirit Weapon
Tekkō Driscoll Berci's Spirit Weapon is a pair of tekkō like bands that encircle his knuckles and display the Wandenreich symbol. When used, his Heilig Pfeil becomes more like a javelin than an arrow, being fired one at a time.[20] Driscoll's Spirit Weapon
Claws Cang Du's Spirit Weapon consists of two four-bladed claws that he wears on the back of either wrist.[21] Du-Cang
Throwing Knives Shaz Domino is capable of generating several large throwing knives with handles in the shape of the Wandenreich symbol. The knives are strong enough to pierce through Kidō barriers.[22] Ch512AkonFallsToShaz
Dadao A great sword used by Royd Lloyd and Yhwach. The handle is quite long and the crossguard is shaped like a bird.[23] C506P13JuhabachsSword
Broadsword Yhwach is capable of forming a bow in the air, which fires a huge arrow towards him that he can then use as a large broadsword.[24] BuckBeardlBroadsword
Sword Jugram Haschwalth can create a sword capable of slicing the blade of Tensa Zangetsu.[25] 514Haschwalth Sword
Minigun BG9 can create a large, 10-barreled mini-gun with the Wandenreich emblem on the side.[26] BG9 GN2
Bow Candice Catnipp wields a small bow with a heart in the center and arms shaped like lightning bolts. She keeps it stored in a heart-shaped container on the side of her waist.[27] 582Candice's bow
Bow Liltotto Lamperd wields a small bow divided lengthwise by a jagged line, which she keeps stored in a heart-shaped container on the back of her belt. When firing Heilig Pfeil, the bow opens slightly, resembling a bear trap in appearance.[28] 583Liltotto fires
Bow Giselle Gewelle wields a small bow with a heart in the center and arms shaped like skeleton bones. She keeps it stored in a heart-shaped container on the side of her waist. [29] 582Giselle's bow
Bow Meninas McAllon wields a small bow with a heart in the center and arms branching out of it. She keeps it stored in a heart-shaped container on the front of her belt.[29] 582Meninas bow
Crossbow Bazz-B wields a large Crossbow with a handle shaped like a handgun's handle. [30] 586Bazz-B's Spirit Weapon


References

  1. Bleach Official Character Book Souls; page 260
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 49, page 3
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 36, page 13
  4. Bleach anime; Episode 89
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 258, page 18
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 6-7
  7. Bleach manga, Chapter 243, pages 1-4
  8. Bleach manga, Chapter 186, pages 2-5
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 226, page 3
  10. Bleach anime; Episode 14
  11. Bleach Official Character Book Souls; page 66
  12. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED; page 44
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 470, page 15
  14. Bleach manga, Chapter 186, page 1
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, pages 4-7
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 483, pages 5-7
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 497, pages 9-13
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 501, pages 8-13
  19. Bleach manga; Chapter 495, page 11
  20. Bleach manga; Chapter 503, pages 13-14
  21. Bleach manga; Chapter 505, page 8
  22. Bleach manga; Chapter 512, page 3
  23. Bleach manga; Chapter 506, page 14
  24. Bleach manga; Chapter 510, pages 12-16
  25. Bleach manga; Chapter 514, pages 15-16
  26. Bleach manga; Chapter 549, pages 9-11
  27. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, page 9
  28. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, page 1
  29. 29.0 29.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 582, page 15
  30. Bleach manga; Chapter 586, page 2

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