Items

Posted By at 5:33 PM on Tuesday January 14, 2014

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In addition to the basic items Wander uses in his adventure, players can gain an additional 16 items by defeating the Colossi in Normal Time Attack and Hard Time Attack modes. Each time a Colossus is defeated in these modes, an item appears in the pool at the back of the Shrine of Worship, as seen in the screenshot below.

This article also showcases two unused items, as well as some wielded by the Colossi and NPCs. Scroll down for descriptions, associated game text, and pictures!

Special thanks to Nomad, owner of the excellent Shadow of the Colossus discovery and analysis blog, for providing the screenshots and much of the descriptive text in this article.

Basic Items

Sword

Sheath

Bow

Regular Arrow

Stick

The stick is the only extra item Wander is able to pick up and use during a normal play through of the game. It is obtained in the battle with Colossus #11, the bull-like Colossus in the cliff top temple that must be driven back with fire.

Wander lights the stick to frighten the Colossus off the cliff, which breaks off the armour on the creature’s back, allowing the protagonist to jump astride it and stab at its weak spot.

There are actually four sticks in the game that float under the temple until the Colossus activates them by ramming one of the fire pedestals. Wander can take the stick and leave the arena, keeping it indefinitely until he drops it, which causes it to unload and disappear. Afterwards, he can obtain another stick via the same method by returning to the temple.

In the game’s Normal mode, Wander can make a stick appear by shooting an Exploding Arrow at a fire pedestal. This is possible even from far away, standing on the cliffs surrounding the canyon. This makes it possible to retrieve the stick and light it before beginning the battle with the Colossus, which makes the challenge much easier.

There is also a unique glitch associated with the stick. If the game is saved while Wander is holding it, he will still be holding it upon restart, but the inventory will show Wander’s sword icon.

The stick can only be lit during the battle with Colossus 11. It will not light at any other time, or in any other location.

Time Attack Items

Whistling Arrow

それは『鏑の矢』… That is a
“Whistling Arrow”…
それを使えば
巨像の注意を
他に移すことができるだろう…
By using it,
thou shalt be able to
avert the attention
of a colossus…

Cloak of Force

それは『活力の前掛け』… That is the
“Cloak of Force”…
それを身に付けることで
より深い傷を
巨像に与えることができるだろう…
By wearing it, thou shalt be able to
inflict more grievous injuries
upon a colossus…

Mask of Strength

それは『力の仮面』… That is the
“Mask of Strength”…
それを身に付けることで
より深い傷を
巨像に与えることができるだろう…
By wearing it,
thou shalt be able to
inflict deeper wounds
upon a colossus…

Lizard Detection Stone

それは『トカゲの感和石』… That is the
“Lizard Detection Stone”…
それを使えば
この大地にいるトカゲを
見つけることが容易くなるだろう…
By using it,
thou shalt be able to
find the lizards
throughout the world…

Fruit Tree Map

それは『果樹の地図』… That is the
“Fruit Tree Map”…
それを使えば
この大地にある果樹を
見つけることが容易くなるだろう…
By using it,
thou shalt be able to
find the fruit trees
throughout the world easier.

Mask of Power

それは『剛力の仮面』… That is the
“Mask of Power”…
それを身に付けることで
より大きいな傷を
巨像に与えることができるだろう…
By wearing it,
thou shalt be able to
inflict more grievous injuries
upon a colossus…

Cloak of Deception

それは『紛れの前掛け』… That is the
“Cloak of Deception”…
それを身に付けることによって
巨像からおまえは
見えなくなるだろう…
By using it,
thou shalt become
invisible to the colossus…

This item is not pictured, as it renders Wander completely invisible. Players can only determine his location by looking at his shadow.

Flash Arrow

『閃光の矢』か… That is a
“Flash Arrow”…
それは炸裂する矢
急所を狙わずとも
傷を負わせることができるかもしれん…
That arrow explodes…
Thou may be able to injure a colossus
without aiming for the vitals…

Hard Time Attack Items

Harpoon of Thunder

それは『いかずちの銛』… That is the
“Harpoon of Thunder”…
はなれた場所にいる巨像に
より大きな痛手を
負わせることができるだろう…
With it, thou shalt be
able to inflict
greater damage upon a
colossus from afar…

Sword of the Sun

それは『太陽の剣』… That is the
“Sword of the Sun”…
陽の光が届かぬ場所でも
光を集めることができる剣…
It is able to gather light even in
places sunlight cannot reach…

Fruit Tree Map

それは『果樹の地図』… That is the
“Fruit Tree Map”…
それを使えば
この大地にある果樹を
見つけることが容易くなるだろう…
By using it,
thou shalt be able to
find the fruit trees
throughout the world easier.

Shaman’s Cloak

それは『シャーマンの前掛け』… That is the
“Shaman’s Cloak”…
それを身に付けることで
受ける痛みを和らげることができるだろう…
By wearing it,
thou shalt receive less injuries…

Lizard Detection Stone

それは『トカゲの感和石』… That is the
“Lizard Detection Stone”…
それを使えば
この大地にいるトカゲを
見つけることが容易くなるだろう…
By using it,
thou shalt be able to
find the lizards
throughout the world…

Shaman’s Mask

それは
『シャーマンの仮面』…
That is the
“Shaman’s Mask”…
それを身に付けることで
痛みを和らげることが
できるだろう…
By wearing it,
thou shalt receive
fewer injuries…

Cloth of Desperation

それは『若しの布』… That is the
“Cloth of Desperation”…
巨像から落とされ
危険を感じたときに
使ってみるとよいだろう…
Use it when thou
hast fallen off a colossus
and thou art in peril…

Queen’s Sword

おお…
それは『女王の剣』…
Ahh…
That is the “Queen’s Sword”…
一撃で巨像の急所に
致命傷を負わせることができる剣…
It can inflict a mortal blow
with one strike to the vitals.

Unused Items

Eye of the Colossus

それは『巨像の眼』… That is the
“Eye of the Colossus”…
巨像の近くでそれを使えば
巨像の眼を
持つことができるだろう…
By using it
near a colossus,
thou shalt be able to
see what the colossus sees…

This item allows players to witness battles through the eyes of the Colossus they are fighting. Though removed from the final game, it is semi-functional in the Preview version, an unfinished demo of the title leaked online.

Players must be in range of a Colossus before they are able to use the item, activated by pressing R3 on the controller. If the giant is too far away, a low ‘beep’ will sound when the button is pushed, indicating that one must move closer. Full control the camera is impossible while using the Eye, but pressing R2 causes it to zoom in and out.

The Eye of the Colossus can even be used before a Colossus awakens, if players can get close enough to one without triggering the battle to start. Doing this results in a stationary frame of what the Colossus sees. Then, players can watch it come to life from its point of view.

If activated while a Colossus is dying, the Eye morbidly allows players to glimpse Colossus’s view of its own death. This also permits players control of Wander as the giant is dying, which normally isn’t possible.

Because the item is unfinished, it does not always function properly. It seems to work well in the battles with Colossi 1, 4, 5, 6, 13, and 15. When used in fights with the other Colossi, however, the camera sinks down into the creatures’ bodies, then rises back out again. Mysteriously, it does not function on Colossus 3 at all.

Mask of the Titans

それは『怪力の仮面』… That is the
“Mask of the Titans”…
それを身に付けることで
より深い傷を 巨像に
与えることができる力を持つだろう…
By wearing it, thou
shalt gain the power to
inflict deeper wounds
upon a colossus…

NPC Items

Guard’s Blowgun

Blowgun Arrow

A blowgun used by Emon’s guards during the final battle.

Colossi’s Items

Colossus 1’s Club

Colossus 15’s Sword

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