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The following is a list of Heat Actions found throughout the Yakuza (series).

List of heat actions

Name Description Game(s)
Dragon of Dojima Reborn The ultimate ttack of the Dragon of Dojima. Regain the power to destroy all types of enemies. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Aerial Whirl Launch a bombastic flying kick to deliver additional punishment to an enemy you've bounced off the ground. Yakuza 0
Essence of Battering Swing Swing an enemy by the legs like a whirling tornado that knocks down surrounding enemies. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Batting Show an enemy how it feels to bear the brunt of your mightiest swing. They'll learn what it's like to be a baseball. Yakuza 0
Essence of Blade Biting An amazing move where you catch an enemy's blade with your teeth, then take the blade for your own. Yakuza 0
Essence of Bo Coiling Use a long pole to perform a throw. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Bone Crush Assert your dominance by crushing the enemy with an unbelievably large objects. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Bowling Show an enemy the impact of your strike. They'll have new appreciation for what bowling pins go through. Yakuza 0
Essence of Brawler Batter an enemy's face with your fist and head. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Cramming Shove a handful of nails, firecrackers, etc. down an enemy's throats. The psychological damage alone is off the charts. Yakuza 0
Essence of Crate Chop Smash a beer crate down over an enemy's head, then deliver a painful chop. Adds a little flair to street brawls. Yakuza 0
Essence of Crushing: Elbow Meet an enemy's attack with your elbow, shattering their fist in the process. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Crushing: Wall Evade an enemy's attack just before it lands, causing them to shatter their fist on the wall behind you. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Dagger Blindside Launch a sudden strike by pulling out a one-handed knife, catching the enemy unawares. Yakuza 0
Essence of Dagger Deflection Launch an attack that knocks away an enemy's dagger. Yakuza 0
Essence of Disarming Snap the arm of an enemy wielding a one-handed blade. There's no room for mercy in a brawl. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Door Slamming Slam an enemy's head in a car door. Yakuza 0
Essence of Double Head Crush Grab two enemies' heads and bash them in together, killing two birds with one stone. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Dual Stab Stab and throw an enemy with a pole snapped in two, unleashing huge destructive potential. Only usable with poles found lying around. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Entangle Forcefully grab an enemy and fling them around, taking down other enemies around you. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Escape Break free from a hold and retaliate through sheer force of will. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Extreme Beast A Finishing Attack only usable when a boss is weakened. A special Kiwami mark will be displayed if conditions are met. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Extreme Brawler A Finishing Attack only usable when a boss is weakened. A special Kiwami mark will be displayed if conditions are met. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Extreme Rush A Finishing Attack only usable when a boss is weakened. A special Kiwami mark will be displayed if conditions are met. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Eye Salting Pour salt into an enemy's eyes. Eve those wearing glasses can't escape the caustic burn. Yakuza 0
Essence of Face Twisting Slip past a guarding enemy's defenses, grab their face, then stomp them into submission. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Finishing Apply some additional pain to a fallen enemy without mercy. Nobody holds back on the street. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Finishing Blows A reckless assault unleashed after performing a back-handedFinishing Blow. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Force Feeding Stuff an enemy with a winter treat, then put them to bed. Yakuza 0
Essence of Forced Drinking Pour the contents of a strange bottle down the throat of an enemy. Yakuza 0
Essence of Friendly Fire Take out two foes at once by dancing out of their way. Yakuza 0
Essence of Golf Show an enemy the full force of your drive shot. They'll find out what it's like to fly high. Yakuza 0
Essence of Head Crush Slam an enemy's head into a surface at about waist height. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Head Smash Swing an enemy by the legs like a whirling tornado, and then smash them against a post. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Heaviness Slam an enemy on the crown of their head with a heavy weapon. It doesn't get much more straightforward than this. Yakuza 0
Essence of Heavy Hit Knock down the enemy using a heavy weapon, then slam it down on top of them. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Injection Inject an enemy with a mysterious syringe found lying on these dangerous streets. Yakuza 0
Essence of Iron Bash Strike down the enemy violently with a hammer like those used to break rocks. This kind of attack is really routine for troublemakers. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Knee Slam Smash the enemy's backside with a powerful atomic drop. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Knockout Send a stunned enemy flying with a force that knocks their consciousness into another dimension. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Lob Crush Crush an enemy you grab and a fallen enemy at the same time, killing two birds with one stone. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Mad Dog: Chokehold Mercilessly choke out an enemy from behind. Cannot be used on powerful foes. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Mad Dog: Dagger Majima's main attack using his signature dagger technique. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Mad Dog: Whirl Launch a bombastic flying kick to deliver additional punishment to an enemy you've bounced off the ground. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of No Mercy Deliver a Finishing Blow to an enemy on the ground by throwing your full weight behind a brutal knuckle attack. Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Nunchaku Use nunchuku to take down the enemy. The action changes depending on whether the Heat Gauge is on the 2nd or 3rd bars. Yakuza 0
Essence of Obliteration Strike an enemy with all your might using a light two-handed weapon. Yakuza 0
Essence of Piledriver Slam an enemy head-first into the ground, drdiving them in like a stake if their head's hard enough. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Pliers: Nails Tidy up an enemy's fingernails with a pair of pliers. They won't have to worry about trimming them for a long time. Yakuza 0
Essence of Pliers: Teeth Do some dental work on an enemy using a pair of pliers. They won't need to brush anymore. Yakuza 0
Essence of Pole Blindside Launch a sudden strike by pulling out a pole weapon, catching the enemy unawares. Yakuza 0
Essence of Pole Pandemonium Use a pole to show the enemy who's boss. Yakuza 0
Essence of Post Slam When you'd rather not rip out a post to beat enemies with, bring the enemy to the post! Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Pressure Finish '88 Strike an enemy with a large weapon you are carrying, then trample on them with destructive force. Yakuza 0
Essence of Pummeling Beat down an enemy with a one-handed weapon. This is the first move everyone learns on the streets. Yakuza 0
Essence of Overhead Throw Wrap up an enemy you've grabbed and throw them behind you. This attack blends both strength and technique. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Overrun Tear through a group of enemies, overwhelming them with enormous power. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Relentless Barrage Exploit an opening in the enemy's defense to deliver a series of tricky feints and punishing blows. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Scalding Scald enemies with boiling water. The perfect attack for wintertime. Yakuza 0
Essence of Self-Destruct Steal a large weapon wielded by an enemy, then smash them with it. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Shop Signs Lash out at enemies with a shop sign. The neon will light up the night like fireworks. Yakuza 0
Essence of Solid Counter Unleash an all-out attack after being knocked down. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Stabbing: Table Pin an enemy's hand to a flat surface with a dagger. Something like a desk would be the perfect height. Yakuza 0
Essence of Stabbing: Wall Pin an enemy's hand to a wall with a dagger. Yakuza 0
Essence of Stomp Finish Stomp on a fallen enemy with your full weight. Yakuza 0
Essence of Styx An elaborate attack that really gets the audience fired up. Only usable in a certain place. Yakuza 0
Essence of Sumo Slapping Make a sudden move toward the enemy and slap them with your open hand. This attack can catch even seasoned fighters unawares. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Sword Shattering Use fists of iron to engage an enemy carrying a sword and shatter their weapon. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of the Flying Fist Send a stunned enemy flying with a fierce strike. Only usable in Climx Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of the Iron Fist Knock an enemy into the air, then rain blows down upon them with fists of iron. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of the Last Stand Launch a counterattack when an enemy breaks through your defenses. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Mad Dog: Maul Combine your dagger and martial arts skills to defeat multiple enemies. The Mad Dog of Shimano shows off his secret moves. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Slugger This all-out hit takes full advantage of the baseball bat's design. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Stove Jam a discarded tabletop stove in an enemy's face to get them into the winter spirit. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Stun Gun Show an enemy why stun guns are prized for self defense. Some say the jolts coursing through your body are what love feels like. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Blade Flash Hunt down an enemy using a dagger. This attack puts a fighter's blade skills on display. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Blade Steal Pull out a dagger or knife concealed on an enemy and attack them with it. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Choke Out Mercilessly choke out an enemy from behind. Cannot be used on powerful foes. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Finisher Perform a vicious knee attack on a fallen enemy. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Kick Down Kick the enemy off a bridge or other high place. This attack combines forcefulness and ingenuity. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Rail Crush Drive the enemy into a guard rail. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Subdue Straddle and attack a fallen enemy. This combo can only be performed by wounded fighters. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Wall Kick Unleash a backhand blow then launch off a wall to deliver a brutal kick. Only fighters in good physical shape can pull this off. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Wall Slam Slam an enemy's head into a wall repeatedly. A traditional but effective attack. Yakuza 0
Essence of the Thug: Weapon Grab Pulverize an enemy carrying a weapon, then take the weapon from them. Yakuza 0
Essence of Tonfa Use tonfa to take down the enemy. The action changes depending on whether the Heat Gauge is on the 2nd or 3rd bars. Yakuza 0
Essence of Torment When you've had enough, dislocate both of the enemy's shoulders, bash their face in, and throw them. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Twin Sticks Use kali sticks to take down the enemy. The action changes depending on whether the Heat Gauge is on the 2nd or 3rd bars. Yakuza 0
Essence of Umbrella Onsalught Catch an enemy off guard by suddenly opening your umbrella and lashing out at them. Yakuza 0
Essence of Uppercut Crushing Hurl a two-handed weapon at an enemy, then exploit this distraction to smash them with an uppercut blow. Yakuza 0
Essence of Wall Pin Pin an enemy against a wall with a large weapon in a simple but deadly attack. Only works with weapons lighter than motorcycle. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Wall Smashing Evade an enemy's attack, then break their leg. Those who pick fights have to pay the price. Only usable in Climax Heat Mode. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Weapon Blindside Launch a sudden strike by pulling out a one-handed weapon, catching the enemy unawares. Yakuza 0
Essence of Weapon Finish Deliver a vicious leg strike while holding a one-handed weapon. Yakuza 0
Essence of Weapon Stomp Finish Strike an enemy with a weapon in your hand, then stomp them into the ground. Yakuza 0
Essence of Weaponry Unleash this attack when holding a weapon. The attack changes based on what weapon is used. Yakuza Kiwami
Essence of Wreckage Straddle and attack a fallen enemy. This combo can only be performed when wounded. Yakuza Kiwami
Head Crush Slam an enemy's head into a surface at about waist height. Yakuza 0
Komaki Fist Reversal This god-like attack can counter your opponent from all sides. The skill changes depending on the direction the enemy attacks from. Yakuza Kiwami
Komaki Shot Stopper An ancient skill passed down as a defense against firearms. Yakuza Kiwami
Komaki Single Stroke A single stroke of the Komaki style sword technique. This secret ability truly is the final attack. Yakuza Kiwami