W-Shredder, abbr. for "Wind Shredder", also known as Shippū (疾風? lit. "Hurricane") in Japan, is the special technique that Zero learns after defeating The Skiver in Mega Man X5. When the player presses the Attack Button while Zero's dashing on the ground, he will halt for a moment then send out a solid, red wind-elemental hologram in front of him. The hologram itself does not inflict any damage and will disappear after about 3/4ths the distance of a normal dash, but when it makes contact with an enemy, it will pull out an energy saber of its own and perform Shippuuga before disappearing.
Damage Data Chart
Damage values in units in Mega Man X5.
- For Rangda Bangda W's Sun component, since the floor becomes lined with spikes when Zero fights it, he is only allowed to perform a few of his techniques and Saber slashes under normal circumstances. If the player intentionally makes Zero make contact with the Sun component and take damage, however, they can actually use W-Shredder by taking advantage of the temporary invincibility to the spikes before it wears off and gets immediately killed from the spikes thereafter.
Counterpart to this Weapon
|Mega Man X5|
|List of Mavericks|
|Grizzly Slash (Crescent Grizzly) • Duff McWhalen (Tidal Whale) • Squid Adler (Volt Kraken) • Izzy Glow (Shining Firefly) • Dark Dizzy (Dark Necrobat) • The Skiver (Spiral Pegasus) • Mattrex (Burn Dinorex) • Axle the Red (Spike Rosered)|
|Sigma Head • Magma Dragoon • Dynamo • Shadow Devil • Rangda Bangda W • Zero • Mega Man X • Sigma|
|Mega Man X's Special Weapons|
|C-Shot • Goo Shaver • Tri-Thunder • F-Laser • Dark Hold • Wing Spiral • Ground Fire • Spike Ball|
|Zero's Special Techniques|
|C-Sword • F-Splasher • E-Blade • C-Flasher • Dark Hold • W-Shredder • Quake Blazer • Twin Dream|
| - Mega Man X -|
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- Zero -
|Hunter Base • Zero Space|
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