"Restore HP by controlling the flow of energy within the body."
Star Ocean: The Second Evolution

Sword of Life or Katsujinken (活人剣, lit. Life-Giving Sword; also called Energy Sword in Second Story) is a Special Art used by Claude C. Kenny in Star Ocean: The Second Story/Second Evolution.


Star Ocean: The Second Story/Second Evolution

Energy Sword/Sword of Life
Character MP Cost Level/Item Learned Top Proficiency
Claude C. Kenny 11 20 300/999

This unique Special Art allows Claude to recover his HP. The animation is quite lengthy, which sometimes may expose Claude too much, as he is vulnerable during the execution of this Special Art.

With higher proficiency, Claude recovers more HP. Much like other healing arts/spells, this move reaches hard proficiency at 999.


  • This is one of the three Special Arts other than Healing Spells that can recover HP, alongside Bowman's Self Medication and Opera's Holy Star.
  • The technique's name is most likely named after the Katsujinken (活人剣, lit. Life-Giving Sword) concept as documented by the historical samurai Yagyuu Munenori, whom the famous Yagyuu Mitsuyoshi (AKA Juubei/Juubee) is the successor of.

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