I'm slowly ordering custom nodachis from Wan Bending Reed to try and find more combinations of patterns and grips which produce nodachi with special names. If this table ever gets finished, I'll move on to daikatana and zanbato, but given the 1.8 day waiting period on each custom order (and the tedious grinding that funds this project), that won't be happening any time soon.
After looking at the pages for the various custom weapons, specifically at the known special combinations, I've opted to simplify testing by assuming that multiple grips which produce the same special name when combined with the same pattern are equivalent grips to each other.
This table is mostly for organising test efforts. The custom nodachis page will be updated as I get results.
Custom nodachi combinations (testing)
Combinations Already Tested: 42/154
X = bending reed nodachi (no special name)
? = currently on order
blank cell = hasn't been tested
|GRIP||chrysanthemum blossoms||wind and lightning||hibiscus flowers||falling leaves||lotus blossoms||climbing vines||snowflakes||fireworks||raindrops||a ladder||a river||clouds||reeds||none|
|black silk / black leather||dark beauty||X||X||X||shadow rain|
|grey silk / grey leather||X||striking thunder||X||clouded grey|
|red silk / red leather / crimson silk||X||hot wind||wrathful flower||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|amber silk / amber leather||X||falling petal||endless summer|
|green silk / jade green silk / jade green leather||opening blossom||X||jade river|
|midnight blue silk / deep blue leather||X||stormy night||X|
|white silk / white leather||X||X||frigid bloom||? (Finchy)||X|
|brown silk / birchwood||carved flower||? (Inige)||choked tree|
|tiger skin||X||X||autumn tiger||X|