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Clay Flyer
Appearances Ōkami
First encountered Shinshu Field (100 years ago)
Attack method Projectile fire (airborne only)
Vertical slaps (grounded only)
Weapon(s) Projectile flute
Floral Finisher Power Slash
The Clay Flyer (「埴輪大凧」?; Haniwa Ōtako; "Great Kite") is a type of demon encountered in Ōkami. It belongs to the Clay Army category of demons.


The Clay Flyer is first encountered at Shinshu Field (100 years ago), during Amaterasu's trip beyond the Spirit Gate. The Clay Flyer has a dark brown body of dried clay, with arcane Moon Tribe-like markings on it, which are also blue, but these markings don't pulse. The Clay Flyer has a triangular kite that consist of a frame and cloth, and it uses this kite for flight. It also has a small samurai helmet.


During Orochi's wake, its dark power infested Nippon like a cursed wind current. Humans who are exposed to this infestation of darkness is swept away along with it and became Clay Flyers[1].

Bestiary entry

  1. "Orochi's dark power infests the land like a stale wind.
    Those exposed to this wind, drift along it as Clay Flyers.
    Only a divine wind can free them from this horrible bond."


When a Clay Flyer emerges, the first thing that should be done is getting it down from the air (or preventing it from taking off). The best option to do this is scribbling the Celestial Brush over it to temporarily blind it. If blinded while it is still on the ground, it will be confused for a second before flailing its arms in a blind attack. Take this window of time to approach it and farm it with Golden Fury and the Thief's Glove. The hidden strike glitch may be recommended, depending on the remaining stamina of the Clay Flyer. After finishing these techniques, scribble ink over it again and prompt it to flail its arm blindly, then timely execute a Sub-Reflector Counterattack to immediately kill it. Use Power Slash as its Floral Finisher.


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