Aether Strikers

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The Aether Strikers are a blunt weapon type in Dauntless.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Slayers will get access to the aether strikers fairly early in progression – right around the same time you get your first pair of repeaters. Once you’ve grabbed the Scarred Master’s quest, you’ll be able to talk to her for all of your striker crafting needs. And there will be quite a few! Just like with the sword and war pike, you’ll be able to craft a unique set of strikers for each Behemoth you slay.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Aether Strikers was a weapon originally only used by the Adamant Fists. Which was a group that lived in the Adamant Temple. The weapons were originally not used to kill behemoths but to defeat human foes that wanted to do harm to the Adamant Temple. It was not until Kat returned from the Temple to Ramsgate that she gave the Aethersmith the Gauntlets she was allowed to take with her, that the Aether Strikers became a weapon to hunt Behemoths.[1]

Instead of acting as an extension of self, the strikers function as a catalyst, transforming the very Slayer who wields them into a weapon of flesh and deadly focus. But the aether strikers can only enhance what is already there. If you truly want to master the Way of the Fist – and prove your worth to the Scarred Master – you’ll need to do more than throw a quick punch. Combos. Chains. Mantras. Techniques. Each aspect of the aether strikers must be understood, practiced, and honed to perfection.

The strikers are pugilist’s weapons, but they also have a spiritual component. To truly master them, you’ll need to learn to charge up special energies called Mantras, and understand when to unleash their powers.[2]

Gear[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Power Elemental Power Perks Cell Slots Unique Effects
Recruit's Strikers Icon 001.png Recruit's Strikers 80 80 None None None None
Raging Fists Icon 001.png Raging Fists 100 550 None +1~3 Ragehunter Technique Cell Technique Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
None
Fists of the Shrike Icon 001.png Fists of the Shrike 100 550 None +1~3 Conditioning Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
After dodging, your next attack deals +(50~100) part damage.
Quillshot's Shredders Icon 001.png Quillshot's Shredders 100 550 None +1~3 Acidic Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defense Cell
None
Skarn's Smashers Icon 001.png Skarn's Smashers 100 550 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +1~3 Knockout King Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defense Cell
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to grant a stacking, refreshing 20 health shield that lasts for 12s.
Charred Hands Icon 001.png Charred Hands 100 550 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1~3 Aetherhunter Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defense Cell
None
Winter Wolves Icon 001.png Winter Wolves 100 550 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +1~3 Nimble Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
Evading drops 1 Ice Mine on a 30 second cooldown that deals 300 damage.
Ember Fists Icon 001.png Ember Fists 100 550 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1~3 Evasive Fury Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
The fifth hit in a row deals +100% stagger damage.
Thundering Bolts Icon 001.png Thundering Bolts 100 550 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock +1~3 Aetheric Attunement Technique Cell Technique Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
20% damage vs Behemoth Heads
Nayzaga's Shockers Icon 001.png Nayzaga's Shockers 100 550 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock +1~3 Savagery Technique Cell Technique Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
After a Behemoth is staggered, heal for 100.
Pangar's Punishers Icon 001.png Pangar's Punishers 100 550 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +1~3 Knockout King Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defense Cell
None
Inferno's Flames Icon 001.png Inferno's Flames 100 550 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1~3 Overpower Power Cell Power Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
The eighth hit in a row deals +100 damage and major blaze damage.
Storm Breakers Icon 001.png Storm Breakers 100 550 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock +1~3 Aetheric Attunement Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
After dodging through an attack, extend Mantra timeout by 1 seconds.
Kharabak's Pincers Icon 001.png Kharabak's Pincers 100 550 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +1~3 Bladestorm Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
None
Hands of Dawn Icon 001.png Hands of Dawn 100 550 +80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +1~3 Cunning Technique Cell Technique Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
10% chance for attacks to hit twice
Hands of Night Icon 001.png Hands of Night 100 550 +80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +1~3 Cunning Technique Cell Technique Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
When under 20% health, deal +50% damage.
Sovereign's Sceptres Icon 001.png Sovereign's Sceptres 100 550 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +1~3 Sharpened Power Cell Power Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
After not dealing damage for 6 seconds, the next 3 attacks deal 25% increased damage.
Stalker's Scorn Icon 001.png Stalker's Scorn 100 550 +80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +1~3 Wild Frenzy Technique Cell Technique Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to generate a Shadow Orb that increases damage dealt by 1.5% for 5 seconds.
If 5 or more Orbs are present, the bonus doubles.
Valomyr's Visions Icon 001.png Valomyr's Visions 100 550 +80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +1~3 Aetherhunter Power Cell Power Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
Once charged, your next attack will deal 300 bonus radiant damage. Charge rate increases with current health.
Brawlers of Boreus Icon 001.png Brawlers of Boreus 100 550 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +1~3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After Surging, generate 2 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)

Aether Strikers Specials[edit | edit source]

Adamant Bolt Icon 001.png Adamant Bolt Unleash energy in a focused blast, dealing 900 damage to the first enemy hit. Deals up to +100% damage when Tempest Form and Karma Breaker's effects are active. Available from the quest Meet the Master (Quest).
Titan Crash Icon 001.png Titan Crash Unleash energy forward in a pressure wave, dealing 600 damage to the closest target and 200 damage to nearby target. Deals up to +100% damage when Tempest Form and Karma Breaker's effects are active. Strikers Mastery level 8

Aether Strikers Mods[edit | edit source]

Cyclonic Strikeplate Icon 001.png Cyclonic Strikeplate Tempest Form duration increased by 10 seconds. When Tempest Form has less than 10 seconds remaining, deal +15% damage. Strikers Mastery level 6
Echo Bracedriver Icon 001.png Echo Bracedriver Critical strikes increase the damage dealt by Karma Breaker's damage over time by 5% until the debuff ends or is refreshed. Strikers Mastery level 10
Inertial Fistguard Icon 001.png Inertial Fistguard Surge deals +25% damage. After surging, gain +5% movespeed for 8 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times. Strikers Mastery level 16

Techniques[edit | edit source]

Perhaps the most important component of the Aether strikers system are techniques.

These are special moves that vary depending on how many Mantras you have charged up.


Tempest Form[edit | edit source]

The Tempest Form is the simplest technique, requiring only one Mantra to use.

Activate it to focus your energy and increase your attack speed. This is a relatively long boost.

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Karma Breaker[edit | edit source]

The Karma Breaker requires two Mantras and unleashes a forward strike.

This strike damages the first target it hits and deals damage over time for an extended period.

Aether Strikers Karma Breaker.gif


Adamant Bolt[edit | edit source]

The Adamant Bolt releases a focused, cannon-like blast of energy, dealing damage to the first enemy it hits.

It also deals bonus damage if either Tempest Form or Karma Breaker is active, and even more damage if they’re both active.

You’ll need to light up all three Mantras in order to use this one.

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Admant Bolt can be switched out with Titan's Crash.

Mantra[edit | edit source]

Once you’ve charged up a Mantra, you’ll see a timer and two special skills light up on your UI.

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The first one is Surge: a skill you can use after gaining any Mantra or using any technique. Tap your special button to execute a dash attack that punches through enemies and – this part is important – refreshes your timer.

Timing is Everything

Before we go further into techniques and combo chains, let’s explain the Mantra timer. This glowing meter lets you see how much time you have left before your current Mantra(s) expire. You can refresh it by either (a) activating Surge or (b) landing another successful combo before it times out. If it expires, you’ll lose all of your current Mantra charges and have to start over with another combo.

Controls[edit | edit source]

Moves[edit | edit source]

Rapid Strikes Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png

Heavy Strikes Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png

Surge Icon-PC-Q.png (Usable after gaining any Mantra or using any Technique)

Techniques Icon-PC-Q.png(HOLD) (Requires at least one Mantra active - Mantra times out after a short time)

  • Tempest Form
    Icon-PC-Q.png(HOLD) (Requires 1 Mantra)
  • Karma Breaker
    Icon-PC-Q.png(HOLD) (Requires 2 Mantras)
  • Adamant Bolt/Titan's Crash
    Icon-PC-Q.png(HOLD) (Requires 3 Mantras)

Combos[edit | edit source]

Focused Assault
Three quick hits. Generate Focus Mantra
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Spirit Barrage
A flurry of hits. Generates the Spirit Mantra
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Mighty Squall
Three powerfull strikes. Generates the Might Mantra.

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Moves[edit | edit source]

Rapid Strikes Icon-XB1-X.png

Heavy Strikes Icon-XB1-Y.png

Surge Icon-XB1-RB.png (Usable after gaining any Mantra or using any Technique)

Techniques Icon-XB1-RB.png(HOLD) (Requires at least one Mantra active - Mantra times out after a short time)

  • Tempest Form
    Icon-XB1-RB.png(HOLD) (Requires 1 Mantra)
  • Karma Breaker
    Icon-XB1-RB.png(HOLD) (Requires 2 Mantras)
  • Adamant Bolt/Titan's Crash
    Icon-XB1-RB.png(HOLD) (Requires 3 Mantras)

Combos[edit | edit source]

Focused Assault
Three quick hits. Generate Focus Mantra
Icon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.png

Spirit Barrage
A flurry of hits. Generates the Spirit Mantra
Icon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.png(Consumes stamina)

Mighty Squall
Three powerfull strikes. Generates the Might Mantra.

Icon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.png

Moves[edit | edit source]

Rapid Strikes Icon-PS4-Square.png

Heavy Strikes Icon-PS4-Triangle.png

Surge Icon-PS4-R1.png (Usable after gaining any Mantra or using any Technique)

Techniques Icon-PS4-R1.png(HOLD) (Requires at least one Mantra active - Mantra times out after a short time)

  • Tempest Form
    Icon-PS4-R1.png(HOLD) (Requires 1 Mantra)
  • Karma Breaker
    Icon-PS4-R1.png(HOLD) (Requires 2 Mantras)
  • Adamant Bolt/Titan's Crash
    Icon-PS4-R1.png(HOLD) (Requires 3 Mantras)

Combos[edit | edit source]

Focused Assault
Three quick hits. Generate Focus Mantra
Icon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.png

Spirit Barrage
A flurry of hits. Generates the Spirit Mantra
Icon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.png

Mighty Squall
Three powerfull strikes. Generates the Might Mantra.

Icon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.png


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Aether Strikers first revealed on Nintendo Direct September 4. 2019. [3].

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