"I will make you a master of the sword. No one is stronger than you... use me and kill!" - Anubis (Anubisu-shin, アヌビス神)


Anubis is a minor antagonist featured in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. Despite being a character however, Anubis takes the form of a spirit that posses a sword, making the sword the stand.

It is most effective in close range combat, as it has a varieties of moves that can deal good damage to an opponent then used correctly.

This stand is a part of the Arrow Stand Pool, in which it has a 53% chance (D-Tier percentage) of obtaining from a Stand Arrow.


Anubis appears as an approximate version of the mythological Anubis it's named after Egyptian mythology, with a human body and a jackal head.

It's bound to a thin scimitar with an elaborate, jeweled-encrusted cross-guard complete with a scabbard. However, rather than Anubis itself, only the sword appears in-game.

For the sword itself, The sword has an angelic look, it has a long grip, following with a long curved blade. Befitting its namesake, Anubis possesses a flesh-colored body with a black head in both the colored manga and anime. Its headdress is also yellow in both medias.


Type of Ability Name Description
The player cannot attack unless they unsheathe their sword.

Key Name Description Damage Cooldown
The user draws back Anubis, then performs a lunge attack. Anyone hit will be knocked back dealing a moderate amount of damage.
Moderate Damage 15 damage
0.5 seconds
Sharp Strike
The user draws back Anubis, then performs a lunge attack. Anyone hit will be knocked back dealing a moderate amount of damage.
Moderate Damage
20 damage
5 seconds
Possessed Mode
The user will stand still for 2 seconds and activate this form making the fog a lot darker as well as giving a purple aura to signify the user being possessed. Activating this will change the user's move set and can be toggled back at any time. Also, when going Possessed Mode, Anubis changes and has a different model (The user is able to bypass any counter moves in this mode).
No Damage
No Cooldown
(Excluding The Activation of this Form)

Key Name Description Damage Cooldown
Swift Slashes The user swings his sword 2 times with 2 variants, light and heavy. The light attack combo deals a great amount of damage, while the heavy attack combo deals superior amount of damage.
Great Damage
Light Attack: 30 to 49 damage
Superior Damage
Heavy Attack: 50 to 60 damage
5 seconds
Mighty Execution
The user lunges the sword forward dealing moderate damage to the target. The target is then lifted using the sword for some time. The player will lunge his sword forward again dealing great damage. (It is best to swing the person you use the move on to avoid getting hit while using this move on them)
Superior Damage
45 to 60 damage
8 seconds
Three Strike Combo
A three-hit combo consisting of two stabs and an overhead slash. Deals a random amount of damage with each hit.
Incredible Damage
65 to 87 damage
12 seconds
Defensive 360° Slashes
The player strikes a fake pose, then begins to swing Anubis in front of the user with high speed for 5 seconds, dealing godly damage over time. The user's walk speed is reduced in this mode, but your block is active.
Pitiful Damage 
2 to 3 damage per hit
10 seconds
Rather than rolling, the user will move forward real fast for a split second. The distance you can dash is randomized, can be shorter or farther. You can only use this move in possessed mode and can not use this move in normal mode. This can go further then a regular dash of Vampire, Santana, or Kars.
No Damage
3 seconds
while blocking
Parry Attack
While blocking, the user is able to quickly slash an attacking enemy to deal moderate damage and knock them back a fair distance.
Moderate Damage
10 damage
3 seconds


In Possessed Mode:

  • E > H Easy (Used to get into Possessed Mode when not in it.)
  • LMB > E > R > F Medium
  • R > E > T Medium
  • LMB > C(If needed) > R > F Hard
  • H > E > R > X+RMB
  • X+RMB > C > R > E > C > F Medium/Hard (It is better to keep distance so that you won't get hit)
  • R > F > E Easy/Medium

In Normal Mode:

  • LMB > LMB > E > LMB Easy
  • E > H Easy (used to get into Possesed mode when not in it.)

Pros and Cons:


  • Good Durability.
  • Farming Samurai.
  • Punishing combos.
  • Parry Attack can be very good for escaping barrages.


  • Mighty Execution can be glitched.
  • T-Move can be dodged easily.
  • Parry Attack is hard to hit.


  • You don't have the ability to taunt or pose if you're not in possessed mode. (Sadly, The taunt has been deleted).
  • Anubis's old stats were all B.
  • With the newly removed Anubis Rework, Anubis gained 1 voice line which is "I will take your life."
  • Anubis had a few moves. Then when the Removed Anubis Rework update came, it got different moves.
  • Anubis used to have a single move, dealing a ton of damage, until it got fixed.
  • Anubis is one of two Stands in JJBA to have 3 users (The other being Tomb of the Boom) since it posseses anyone that grabs its hilt.
  • It used to have a quote but this got removed, it was: "Anubis is the strongest stand. Die!", this quote is from JJBA: Heritage for The Future. The quote played during the R move in Possessed Mode, hence the delay before the strike.
  • It is one of the few stands that can suddenly change their move set, the others being Crazy Diamond and Shadow The World.
  • This is similar to a spec like a Sword and Samurai, but that's only because they don't show the actual Anubis, only his sword.
  • Ex-developer Shutz made a new rework to the stand without any permission, sadly being removed a few moments later.
  • If you use a Rokakaka Fruit on the stand while in possessed mode, your screen will turn all dark until you regain Anubis, enter possession mode, and then leave.
  • This stand is needed for the Samurai quest, the requirement being to deal 2000 damage with the normal mode.
  • In possessed mode, Anubis bypasses counters like the Over Heaven Stands.
  • The E move in Normal Mode often doesn't work.
  • The E move in Normal Mode does not hit Dummies.
  • The blade has a purple trail following it, similar to the emperor's bullets.
  • This is one of five stands in the game to not be humanoid. Others being, DKC, TADKC, The Emperor, Mr. President.




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