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[1]

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About
Kanji レイガスト
Rōmaji Reigasuto
Creator Raizō Terashima
Affiliation
Organization BrDr.png Border
Attributes
Type White trion.png Normal
Classification Attacker.png Attacker
Ability
- Edged weapon
- Shape-shifting blade
- Two modes
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 an Attacker Trigger. Its properties change slightly depending on whether it is set to Blade Mode ((ブレード)モード Burēdo Mōdo?)[2] or Shield Mode ((シールド)モード Shīrudo Mōdo?).[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Raygust is composed of a handle and a much larger section of semi-transparent, glowing[3] trion which can be manipulated at will and whose default shape is determined by the mode of the Trigger. In Blade Mode, Raygust takes the appearance of a large double-ended saber with a handguard spawning from the blade itself, also connecting to a shorter blade. In Shield Mode, Raygust's blade transforms into a tall, slightly curved shield which can be held using the haft. Depending on the user's preference, the long axes of the shield and the handle can be either parallel[4] or perpendicular to one another.[5]

The hilt of the Trigger is composed of a black handle and a slightly shorter white point at the intersection of which is a white hoop, partly bordered in black where it joins the handle. Reiji Kizaki's Raygust has a more streamlined hilt, composed of a black handle and a small, white tip shaped like a fan on either end.[2]

Overview[edit | edit source]

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 a basis,[6] making it the last of the three main Attacker Triggers currently in use to be created.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Yūma changing Raygust's shape.

Raygust is considered a defensive Trigger.[1] It weighs more[7] and boasts lower offensive abilities than Scorpion and Kogetsu.[8][9] For these reasons, it is by far the least popular Attacker Trigger.[7] Nonetheless, it is a powerful, versatile tool in the right hands. The blade can be shapeshifted to suit the user's fighting style,[10] and its size can be reduced to make it lighter[2] and more aerodynamic.[11] In Shield Mode, the malleable component has been morphed to anchor the user to the ground to brace for a strong impact,[12] to immobilize an opponent against a wall,[13][14] subsequently creating an opening to attack through,[15] or to catch the opponent's weapon at close quarters and throw them off-balance.[5]

The offensive power of the blade can seemigly be increased with Thruster, a combination which was said to be able to counter the protection awarded by Escudo.[16] This was demonstrated when Kō Murakami's accelerated Raygust was able to effortlessly smash Osamu Mikumo's when the latter was in Blade Mode,[17] which was durable enough to withstand a clash with Kogetsu[18] despite being less resistant than normal due to the wielder's low trion levels. Raygust's performance is in fact heavily influenced by the user's trion amount.[19][20] Its durability can be greatly augmented in return for a decrease in its offensive abilities by switching to Shield Mode,[1] a state in which Raygust can withstand a prolonged assault carried out with Attacker Triggers[21] as well as several rounds of Gunner Triggers without breaking.[22] Thruster further increases a Raygust user's options, not only accelerating their slashes, but also allowing them to move in mid-air at high speed,[23][24] to push back opponents,[25][26] and to propel Raygust itself at the target.[27][11]

Like firearms and Kogetsu,[28] Raygust can be turned off in order to use other Triggers without the handle being dispelled, although the blade or shield will disappear.[29] This allows the user not to spend trion and lose precious instants to conjure the handle anew every time the Trigger is needed.[28] If the handle is lost or damaged, it can nonetheless be conjured again.[30][31]

Techniques[edit | edit source]

Name Description
Shield Charge anime.png Shield Charge (シールド突撃(チャージ) Shīrudo Chāji?) The user activates Thruster while Raygust is in Shield Mode in order to ram into the target at high speed, pushing them back. Osamu Mikumo is the only known user of this technique.[25]

Users[edit | edit source]

See also: Raygust Users

Raygust is known to be unpopular among Border agents,[7] counting only four users: Osamu Mikumo,[32] Reiji Kizaki,[7] Kō Murakami[33] and Yukimaru Ichijō,[34] although there might be more users among agents who do not participate in rank battles.[35] The former three users show a preference for Shield Mode over Blade Mode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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),[36] Raygust users might be exempt from it: in fact, Osamu is the known only agent, excluding those using Bagworm Tag, to have only one Shield equipped.[37]
  • Osamu did not know about Shield Mode until Shiori Usami explained Raygust's abilities to Yūma Kuga.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 World Trigger Manga Chapter 27 (p. 7)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 World Trigger Manga Chapter 63 (p. 4)
  3. World Trigger Manga Chapter 168 (p. 21)
  4. World Trigger Manga Chapter 36 (p. 16)
  5. 5.0 5.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 99 (p. 5)
  6. Daisuke Ashihara: Q155: Please tell us when Raygust was developed as well as the story behind its development. A: Raizō Terashima (18), a top-class Kogetsu wielder at the time, got pissed off at the enhancing and popularity of bullet Triggers and transferred to Engineer, where he made Raygust as an anti-bullet blade with Shield and Scorpion as the base. This was when Raizō gained weight.
    Source: Border Briefing File, Question 155
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 World Trigger Manga Chapter 27 (p. 8)
  8. Daisuke Ashihara: Attack: B (Shield Mode: E)
    Source: Attacker Triggers, Volume 4
  9. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 213)
  10. World Trigger Manga Chapter 5 (p. 2-3)
  11. 11.0 11.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 128 (p. 9)
  12. World Trigger Manga Chapter 53 (p. 6)
  13. World Trigger Manga Chapter 36 (p. 17)
  14. World Trigger Manga Chapter 100 (p. 15)
  15. World Trigger Manga Chapter 36 (p. 17-18)
  16. World Trigger Manga Chapter 172 (p. 4)
  17. World Trigger Manga Chapter 172 (p. 11)
  18. World Trigger Manga Chapter 167 (p. 16)
  19. World Trigger Manga Chapter 5 (p. 14)
  20. World Trigger Manga Chapter 50 (p. 13)
  21. World Trigger Manga Chapter 98
  22. World Trigger Manga Chapter 99
  23. World Trigger Manga Chapter 69 (p. 9)
  24. World Trigger Manga Chapter 97 (p. 7)
  25. 25.0 25.1 World Trigger Manga Chapter 36 (p. 16-17)
  26. World Trigger Manga Chapter 168 (p. 14-15)
  27. World Trigger Manga Chapter 99 (p. 13-14)
  28. 28.0 28.1 Daisuke Ashihara: Q: During the battle versus Lamvanein, Okudera-kun used Fullguard; does that mean you can use other Triggers if you just put the Kogetsu in a sheath without deactivating it? A: Even without putting it in a sheath you can turn the Kogetsu OFF, but the sharpness will become zero. You won’t be able to use it and you can’t deactivate it either so it’s a big hindrance. Deactivating the Kogetsu and then remaking one later when you need it again will mean it’s not a hindrance, but it will use up trion. It is the same as gun type Triggers.
    Source: Question Corner 9, Volume 10
  29. World Trigger Manga Chapter 152 (p. 13)
  30. World Trigger Manga Chapter 99 (p. 19)
  31. World Trigger Manga Chapter 172 (p. 15)
  32. World Trigger Manga Chapter 36 (p. 10)
  33. World Trigger Manga Chapter 93 (p. 14)
  34. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 86)
  35. World Trigger Manga Volume 18
  36. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 95)
  37. World Trigger MangaBorder Briefing File (p. 141)

Navigation[edit | edit source]

e - d - vBorder Triggers
Basic Equipment Bail OutRadarTrion Body
Attacker Kogetsu (Kogetsu: Spear) • Raygust (Shield Mode) • ScorpionSōgetsu (Axe)
Gunner Asteroid • Cobra • Gimlet • Hornet • HoundMeteorSalamanderTomahawkViper
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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