|There are 20 different items in Tenchu: Stealth Assassins.
Standard items (Caltrops, Coloured Rice, Grappling Hook, Grenade, Healing Potion, Mine, Poison Rice, Shuriken/Throwing Knife, Smoke Bomb) and special ninja items – Grandmaster items (Chameleon Spell, Decoy Whistle, Dog Bone, Fire-Eater Scroll, Light-foot Scroll, Ninja Armor, Protection Amulet, Resurrection Leaf, Shadow Decoy, Sleeping Gas, Super Crimson Blades/Super Shuriken).
The special ninja items are unlocked by getting Grandmaster rank on a certain mission. Grandmaster items are limited to 3, that means you will never have more than 3 of them. The Ninja Armor and the Decoy Whistle are limited to 1.
By reaching a good rank the items in your inventory are increased. The Grandmaster items are only increased if you finish a mission as Grandmaster.
You are limited to bringing 15 items of 4 different types plus Grappling Hook to a mission. The Grappling Hook is always in your inventory.
|Caltrops||Drop them behind you to slow opponents. Inflicts 3 points of damage if any character (including you) steps on them.|
|Chameleon Spell||Disguises you as an enemy or innocent. Wears off after 20 secs , when you perform a stealth kill or use certain items.
Mission : Cure The Princess
|Coloured Rice||Use to mark your way.|
|Decoy Whistle||Mimics animal noises. Enemies in “!!” mode will go to “?!” and if used it again to “?” mode (when you are not seen).
Mission : Free The Princess
|Dog Bone||Summons Semimaru (a dog) who will support you in your fights until his life energy is reduced to 0. Semimaru won’t follow you through a mission, so only use this item during fights.
Mission: Reclaim the castle
|Fire-Eater Scroll||Use to breathe fire . Inflicts up to 60 points of damage.
Mission: Deliver the Secret Message
|Grappling Hook||Must be taken on each mission. Use it to reach high places (roofs , mountains) or just to pass long passages. The grappling hook can nearly cling to everything!|
|Grenade||Inflicts 30 points of damage upon impact.|
|Healing Potion||Restores your life to 100% .|
|Lightfoot Scroll||Temporarily (5 secs) speeds up your movement. Use to instantly move long distances.
Mission: Punish the Evil Merchant
|Mine||Place it on an enemy path. If anyone steps on it, 35 points of damage are dealt.|
|Ninja Armor||Reduces damage by 30% .
Mission : Execute the Corrupt Minister
|Poison Rice||A very powerful item to lure hungry animals, enemies and innocents. Taking one on a mission should be enough to trick all enemies! When eaten it temporarly paralyzes an enemy.|
|Protection Amulet||Temporarily (15 secs) boosts offense and defense.
Mission: Rescue the Captive Ninja
|Resurrection Leaf||Brings you back from the dead, if you carry it with you when you die.
Mission: Destroy the Foreign Pirate
|Shadow Decoy||Creates a kind of balloon in the shape of a ninja. Enemies will attack it on sight.
Mission: Infiltrate the Manji Cult
|Shuriken||Throw it at an enemy. Inflicts 15 points of damage.
PAL version has crimson blades instead.
|Sleeping Gas||Induces sleep , but most enemies will awake when they hit the ground.
Mission: Cross the Checkpoint
|Smoke Bomb||Explodes in a cloud of smoke that temporarily confuses every character in its range.|
|Super Shuriken||Throw 8 shuriken simultaneously.
PAL version has super crimson blades instead.
Original author Selenia. Edited by the Tenchu Checkpoint Team.