Nami’s Climate Baton is one of the most powerful items in One Piece, and she just got a fantastic update in Chapter # 1018.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Eiichiro Oda, Stephen Paul, and Vanessa Satone’s One Piece Chapter # 1018, available now in English on Viz Media.
The world of One piece It is full of weird and wonderful elements that allow its users to perform amazing feats. But not all weapons receive equal attention within the fandom, and many are completely overlooked. An example of this is the Climate Baton that belongs to Nami. However, with its latest update in One piece Chapter # 1018, a lot more people will notice.
The Climate Baton started out as a simple three-piece baton that Nami kept in case she had to defend herself, though she usually relied on her knowledge of weather systems to keep her safe when trouble arose. However, Nami realized how weak she was compared to the rest of the crew and that she couldn’t trust the others to protect her forever. So, he asked Usopp to create a powerful weapon that he could use to defend himself and support the team.
Understanding Nami’s concerns, Usopp took the staff of bo and upgraded it, turning it into the Staff of Weather. Although on the surface it is still a bo staff, the Climate Baton was expanded with technology that allows each part of the staff to create bubbles with different properties. One part produces hot air, another generates cold air, and the final part emits electrified air. By cleverly blending them together, Nami can create many different effects. This includes combining hot and cold air to make tornadoes, using all three sticks to create storm clouds, and disorienting mirages.
Later, Usopp made another update, turning it into the Perfected Climate Baton and adapting it even more to fit Nami’s fighting style. This version of the baton allows him to carry out massively improved versions of the Climate Baton’s movements, including more devastating storm clouds. But this is not the end of Baton’s updates on One piece.
During her time in Weatheria, Nami upgraded the staff with local technology, creating the Weather Staff of Sorcery that allowed her to use even more powerful weather abilities. He then gave the weapon to Usopp, who used Pop Greens to make it even better, including a sleek new orange paint job.
But the latest update to Chapter # 1018 is set to be the most impressive yet. The Climate Baton is now the home of Zeus, a friend of the cloud who was aligned with Big Mom. During the escape from Totto Land, the Straw Hats took Zeus hostage. He was later taken back by Big Mom in Wano Country, but their relationship began to unravel, leading to Big Mom finally betraying and replacing Zeus with another friend due to his failures.
She planned to have this new colleague, Hera, eat Zeus and consume his soul. When he resisted, Big Mom ripped out Zeus’s soul, hoping to make things easier for Hera. Then at the last minute, Nami stepped in to help Zeus fight the attack. Hera attempted to devour both Zeus and the Climate Baton, but failed, and because Zeus’s soul was free, it fused with the Climate Baton, turning it into a sentient weapon.
Since Zeus is made from a fragment of Big Mom’s soul, he is much stronger than other homies in One piece. Its cloud condition means that it can produce rain and lightning that cause massive damage. You can also improve your strength by consuming other clouds and weather phenomena. By combining these powers with the Climate Baton’s ability to create weather and Nami’s knowledge of weather systems, the Baton is now a dramatically more powerful and versatile weapon. Zeus’s sensitivity also allows the Climate Baton to work semi-autonomously, allowing for even more unusual attacks.
The Climate Baton is a fascinating weapon, as it represents Nami’s ongoing development as a character. It shows how your knowledge of the weather, as well as your desire to help others, has affected your journey in One piece. On top of this, the weapon allows writers to create some unique and creative combat sequences, and the addition of Zeus means that Nami’s combat may become even more versatile in the future.
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