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Empty Palm Kata
Empty Palm Kata
Unlock Level 8
Inventory Slot Melee
Melee Type Fists • Blunt
Damage 30 36.25 42.5 48.75 55
Knockdown 90 95 100 105 110
Charge Time 0s 0.5s 1s 1.5s 2s
Range 1.5 meters
Concealment 30
Internal name fight
No student questioning the Empty Palm Kata technique survived, as Master Hito offered them a chance to block it, without mercy.

The Empty Palm Kata is a melee weapon available in PAYDAY 2, added with the release of the Gage Ninja Pack DLC.


The Empty Palm Kata is an alternative to using the player character's default Fists, having roughly the same stat parameters except for a longer charge time and a slightly faster attack speed.


  • It is recommended that players prepare a charge before attacking enemies.
  • If a player wishes for more damage, it is recommended that they get Berserker, Pumping Iron and Bloodthirst Aced from the Brawler skill tree.
  • If a player wishes for more knockdown, use Martial Arts Aced.


  • The word kata literally means "form" in Japanese, and is commonly used to describe detailed choreographed patterns of movements practised either solo or in pairs. There are many forms of martial arts that involve the use of this term, with karate, judo, iaido and kendo to name a few. As such, the in-game name is rather vague and non-specific about what techniques are being used, though seeing how the attacks involve mainly punches, jabs and chops, it is very likely that the kata in question is karate kata.


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