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Unlike the other two Raygust is a defensive Trigger. Its blade partially transforms, like Scorpion. It has a Shield Mode which increases durability in exchange for reduced attack power.

Shiori Usami about Raygust, in Arashiyama Unit 2.[1]

Raygust[2]
Anime | Manga

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About
Kanji レイガスト
Creator Raizō Terashima
Affiliation
Organization BrDr Border
Attributes
Type White trion Normal
Classification Attacker Attacker
Ability
- Edged weapon
- High durability
- Shapeshiftable blade
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1


Statistics
Offensive Power B
Durability B
Lightness D
Type Heavy

Raygust (レイガスト Reigasuto? ) is a Trigger developed for Attackers. The main mode is known as Blade Mode ((ブレード)モード Burēdo Mōdo? ).[3]

AppearanceEdit

Raygust takes the appearance of a large double-ended saber with a hand guard spawning from the blade itself, also connecting to a shorter blade. The blade and guard are made entirely of semi-transparent trion and can be manipulated at will. The midsection of the handle is circular, and it is where the black and white parts connect. Reiji Kizaki's model is more streamlined.[4]

OverviewEdit

Raygust was developed by Raizō Terashima, at the time one of the top Kogetsu users, when he became annoyed with Kogetsu's popularity and the increasing power of Gunner bullets. He thus invented a new weapon to counter them with Shield and Scorpion as basis,[BBF Q155] making it the last of the three main Attacker Triggers currently in use to be created.

AbilitiesEdit

Raygust is considered primarily a defensive Trigger.[2] Compared to Scorpion and Kogetsu, it has lower offensive power,[5] and, though it can break a Shield,[6] at least when combined with Thruster,[7] it can be blocked with a focused one.[8] Also due to it being the heaviest blade, it is pretty unpopular.[9]

Raygust's durability is heavily influenced by the user's trion capacity.[10] When used by someone with a low trion amount like Osamu, a training Raygust can be broken by just two attacks of a Mole Mod,[11] whereas it was only chipped after Yūma parried several strikes from the same Trion Warrior.[12] Its durability can be maximized by changing it into a shield form in exchange for a drastic decrease in its offensive abilities.[2]

Yuma Raygust

Yūma changing Raygust's shape.

The blade can shapeshift to adjust to the user's preferred fighting style.[13] Its size can be reduced to make it lighter.[4] There are other ways to circumvent the considerable weight of this Trigger, such as combining it with its Optional Trigger Thruster to increase one's speed and mobility, even maneuvering in mid-air,[14] or throw it at the enemy.[4]

Like gun Triggers[15] and Kogetsu,[16] Raygust can be turned off in order to use other Triggers without being dispelled completely. In this case, the blade disappears, but the handle remains.[17] This presumably allows the user to activate it again more quickly and without expending trion to conjure the handle again.

UsersEdit

See also: Raygust Users

Raygust is known to be quite unpopular.[9] In fact, it has only 4 known users among Border's official agents,[18] 5 if its inventor has it in his Trigger set despite being an engineer. Nonetheless, they are all notable in some way: Osamu Mikumo[19] is the captain of the rising unit Tamakoma Second, Reiji Kizaki[9] is the sole Perfect All-Rounder[20] and the leader of Border's strongest unit,[21] and Kō Murakami[22] and Yukimaru Ichijō[23] are two of Border's seven highest-ranking Attackers.[24][25] The list excludes those members of branches who do not participate in Rank Battles.[26]

TriviaEdit

  • If there is indeed a rule according to which official agents must have two Shields in their Trigger set (one of which may be replaced with another Defense Trigger),[27] Raygust may count as a Defense Trigger, possibly due to its Shield Mode, and thus replace one of the Shields. In fact, Osamu is the only agent, excluding those using Bagworm Tag, to have only one Defense Trigger equipped.[28][29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 26, p. 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 27, p. 7
  3. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 63, p. 8
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 63, p. 4
  5. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 26, p. 27
  6. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 102, p. 15
  7. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 102, p. 14
  8. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 143, p. 12
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 World Trigger Manga - Chapter 27, p. 8
  10. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 5, p. 12
  11. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 4, p. 10
  12. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 5, p. 4
  13. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 5, p. 2
  14. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 97, p. 7
  15. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 82, p. 19
  16. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 153, p. 7
  17. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 152, p. 12
  18. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File
  19. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 36, p. 12
  20. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 95, p. 6
  21. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 52, p. 15
  22. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 93, p. 14
  23. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 86
  24. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 92, p. 19
  25. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 160, p. 13
  26. World Trigger Manga - Volume 18
  27. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 95
  28. World Trigger Manga - Border Briefing File, p. 141
  29. World Trigger Manga - Chapter 164, p. 15

NavigationEdit

e - d - vBorder Triggers
Basic Equipment Bail OutRadarTrion Body
Attacker Kogetsu (Kogetsu: Spear) • Raygust (Shield Mode) • ScorpionSōgetsu (Axe)
Gunner Asteroid • Cobra • Gimlet • Hornet • HoundMeteoraSalamanderTomahawkViper
Firearms Assault Rifle • Grenade Launcher • Handgun • Minigun • Shotgun
Sniper EagletIbisLightning
Defense EscudoShield (Affixed Mode/Full Guard)
Trap Switchbox
Optional Bagworm • Bagworm Tag • ChameleonConnector • Dummy Beacon • Enhanced Radar • Full ArmsGeistGen'yōGrasshopperIdatenLead Bullet • Makō • Senkū • Silencer • SpiderStarmakerTeleporterThruster • Timer
Prototypes Connector • Dummy Beacon • Full ArmsGeistIdaten • Makō • Teleporter • Timer
Black Fūjin • Tsukihiko Amō's Black Trigger • Yūma Kuga's Black Trigger

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