Inheritance is a keyword mechanic attached to the four Sheng Xiao items. It allows cards with this Keyword to be equipped at Counter timing, by paying their regular Equip cost and additionally placing them on top of an Item that you have already equipped, if that Item shares an Attribute with the newly-equipped Item. All Sheng Xiao Items can activate "Inheritance" with each other due to their primary Attribute in a Creator of Stars deck. Additionally, each Sheng Xiao Item (except one) has a secondary Attribute commonly seen in Items of its original World, which allows them to activate Inheritance in their original decks. Inheritance Items also have Soulguard, which allow them to prevent themselves from leaving the field by using up the gathered Soul. The additional benefit is being able to Equip an Item in the middle of the attack phase for an extra attack, or Counter equip a defensive Item when your opponent attacks you. The description of this Keyword reads:
[Counter] Equip this Item from your hand by paying its [Equip Cost] and placing it on top of an Item on your field that shares an Attribute with this card. You can only activate "Inheritance" once per turn.
Cards with Inheritance:
- Four Heavenly Arms, White Spear (Sheng Xiao / Demon Slay)
- Four Heavenly Arms, Vermillion Staff (Sheng Xiao / Staff)
- Four Heavenly Arms, Ebon Barrier (Sheng Xiao / Defense)
- Four Heavenly Arms, Azure Saber (Sheng Xiao / Star)