View Full Version : Zanpakuto Preference

11-27-2007, 06:49 PM
For those that aren't aware, there are three different types of zanpakuto in Bleach: melee, kido, and elemental. Melee zanpakutos are strictly for close combat (i.e., Kurosaki Ichigo's zanpakuto), kido zanpakutos are catered around its special ability (i.e., Yumichika Ayasegawa's zanpakuto), and elemental zanpakutos are based on a nature element (i.e., Toushirou Hitsugaya's zanpakuto). If you had to choose a specific type of zanpakuto, then what would it be?

11-27-2007, 07:03 PM
id choose melee. that way i would have good defences.

11-27-2007, 07:23 PM
I chose Elemental, because i haven't seen a Lightning tpye yet, and my ideal would be that. But i would perfer for it to be both Elemental and Melee. Kind of the way Hitsugaya uses Ice, but still fights in a Melee way with his Zanpaktou. I would perfer a litlle more Melee than what he does though.:cool:

11-27-2007, 07:36 PM
I would go elemental and use earth so I could use the environment and have strong defence.

Dark Shuriken
11-27-2007, 09:35 PM
I would choose elemental. I would either choose Ice, fire, or electric/lightning.

11-27-2007, 10:52 PM
a melee weapons sounds a lot better than an elemental sword.

11-27-2007, 11:39 PM
Well, out of the three zanpakuto types, an elemental zanpakuto would be my choice as it's the most versatile out of the three (meaning I would be able to fight at short range and long range). Plus, having an element would be nice (especially fire). It seems like kido zanpakutos don't get much love.

11-28-2007, 12:55 AM
Wouldn't Ichi's be a melee/kido? It is huge and transforms into a katana-small shape giving speed, but it also shoots out hella compact reiatsu.

11-28-2007, 01:02 AM
I think his is still unclear I do not think he has full control of all the things his sword can do. I think so far he has shown a Melee type but you are right he is showing glimpses of kido. I think we will see more blurring of the line as he gets more control.

11-28-2007, 03:30 AM
I would love an earth-based zanpakutoh or an ice-based one. Earth is everywhere, and ice is cool. Trust me. It's cool.

11-28-2007, 04:23 AM
I voted Elemental because I was thinking they seem the most powerful, but now that I think about it more the question was which would I prefer and I'm thinking melee =D

11-28-2007, 06:03 AM
i voted 4 the elemental and i would like it to be able to use all of them

11-28-2007, 08:41 AM
elemental based... yama-ji's fire zanpaktou rulez...

11-29-2007, 11:46 PM
i would prefer melee. it would be great for a fighting frenzy.

12-07-2007, 10:48 PM
Melee! I would be Kenpachi's sparring partner!

12-18-2007, 10:50 AM
i'd say a kido like azen has he can manipule tolook like he is dead the soul society didn't know what hit them now he controls and arankar army kido would be even stronger i n banki form

01-01-2008, 08:20 AM
hmmm..what is urahara`s zanpaktou based on? lol..i would go for melee type tho :D

01-01-2008, 11:56 AM
Melee all the way.

01-01-2008, 03:22 PM
hmmm..what is urahara`s zanpaktou based on?

I believe that Urahara's zanpakuto would be of the kido type as it fits him.

01-01-2008, 09:22 PM
melee/kido-zanpakuto.....close and mid-range combat is more my style
ichigo's zanpakuto is a good example

elemental zanpakutos are cool, but are too extreme for my tastes, in most cases (i.e. hitsugaya and yama-ji)

01-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Um, I'm guessing kido. I think that's what Soi Fon's is, and I adore it.

01-02-2008, 12:47 AM
Um, I'm guessing kido. I think that's what Soi Fon's is, and I adore it.

Well, based on how close her zanpakuto has to be in order to be effective plus her fighting preference, I'll say that it's more of a melee type than a kido type.

01-02-2008, 01:40 PM
Elemental like hitsugaya's. It's just cool, Hitsugaya can control a friggin ice dragon thingy.

ElementalNinja 19
01-02-2008, 02:55 PM
Elemental zanpaktou...earth-based

01-02-2008, 08:52 PM
melee type sword.

01-02-2008, 10:03 PM
Elemental zanpaktou - lightning based

sesshoumaru hyuuga
01-07-2008, 09:05 PM
the Melee is the best for me, since the people who have them seem to be more skilled fighters. however, Elemental would be good 2 -wind type-

01-16-2008, 05:08 AM
Elemental, cant go past Hitsugaya.

01-30-2008, 11:29 PM
elental, dude! elemental zanpakutos rock!

01-31-2008, 05:42 PM
I'd say elemental. It can be both powerful and fast and be a defense type at the same time.

02-06-2008, 02:40 AM
hmmm.... kido