Chain Blades

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Chain Blades Gear Render 001.png

The Chain Blades are a slashing weapon type in Dauntless.

Summary

Fast hitting dual blades with S+ mobility. Swing the blades from their chains to slash from a distance, or pull yourself in for an up-close assault.

Weapons

Icon Name Power Elemental Power Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
Recruit's Chain Blades Icon 001.png
Recruit's Chain Blades 80 80 None None None
None
None
Gnashblades Icon 001.png
Raging Teeth 100 560 None +3 Ragehunter Technique Cell Technique Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
None
Quillblades Icon 001.png
Quillshot's Bonehooks 100 560 None +3 Acidic Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
None
Shrikeblades Icon 001.png
Flight of the Shrike 100 560 None +3 Conditioning Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
After dodging, your next attack deals +100 bonus damage and part damage. Stacks up to 3 times.
Stalker's Trap Icon 001.png
Stalker's Trap 100 560 +80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +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 2.25% for 5 seconds. If 5 or more Orbs are present, the bonus doubles.
Shrowd Blades Icon 001.png
Eyes of Night 100 560 +80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +3 Cunning Technique Cell Technique Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
When under 20% health, deal +50% damage.
Kharablades Icon 001.png
Kharabak's Wings 100 560 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +3 Bladestorm Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
None
Koshai's Lash Icon 001.png
Sovereign's Lash 100 560 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +3 Sharpened Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After not dealing damage for 4 seconds, the next 6 attacks deal 50% increased damage.
Skarnblades Icon 001.png
Skarn's Malice 100 560 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +3 Weighted Strikes Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to grant a stacking, refreshing 40 health shield that lasts for 12s.
Draskblades Icon 001.png
Thundering Cutters 100 560 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock +3 Aetheric Attunement Technique Cell Technique Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
+30% damage vs Behemoth Tails
Zagablades Icon 001.png
Nayzaga's Reach 100 560 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock +3 Barbed Utility Cell Utility Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
When Behemoth part is broken, heal for 200
Stormteeth Icon 001.png
Storm Blades 100 560 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock +3 Energized Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
After dodging through an attack, your attack gains 100% bonus meter for 3 seconds.
Rezakiri's Fangs Icon 001.png
Fangs of Dawn 100 560 +80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +3 Cunning Technique Cell Technique Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
10% chance for attacks to hit twice
Valomyr's Revenge Icon 001.png
Valomyr's Revenge 100 560 +80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +3 Aetherhunter Power Cell Power Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
Once charged, your next attack will deal 550 bonus radiant damage. Charge rate increases with current health.
Destiny of Boreus Icon 001.png
Destiny of Boreus 100 560 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After using your Special, generate 3 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Pangblades Icon 001.png
Pangar's Claws 100 560 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +3 Weighted Strikes Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
Once charged, your next attack places a frost brand that deals 2,000 frost damage after 30 seconds. Slayers can destroy the brand, prematurely detonating it for 50% increased damage. Charges every 90 seconds.
Skraevblades Icon 001.png
Winter Winds 100 560 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +3 Nimble Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
After dodging, drop 3 Ice Mines around you on a 30 second cooldown that deal 300 damage.
Charrblades Icon 001.png
Charred Blades 100 560 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Aetherhunter Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After spending 200 stamina, the next attack emits a cone of flame that deals 200 blaze damage to each unique targets within the cone.
Emberblades Icon 001.png
Ember Blades 100 560 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Evasive Fury Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
The ninth hit in quick succession deals 250 bonus part damage.
Hellblades Icon 001.png
Inferno's Fangs 100 560 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Overpower Power Cell Power Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
The eleventh hit in quick succession deals +225 bonus damage and major blaze damage.

Legendaries

Facing the final Boss in Escalation will unlock blueprints for all of its legendary weapons. These high-powered weapons aren't easy to craft, but the perks are worth the extra effort.

Icon Name Power Elemental Power Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
Night Terrors.png
Night Terrors 500 560 +80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic Cell
Prismatic Cell Prismatic Cell
Legendary Ability: [G]/[L+R] to deal Umbral Icon.png Umbral damage to nearby enemies and teleport high into the sky. Then choose a spot to slam down on to, dealing additional Umbral Icon.png Umbral damage. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.
Electric Cruelties Icon 001.png
Electric Cruelties 500 560 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic Cell
Prismatic Cell Prismatic Cell
Legendary Ability: [G]/[L+R] to teleport to a Behemoth, dealing Shock Icon.png Shock damage. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.
Scorching Agony Icon 001.png
Scorching Agony 500 560 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic Cell
Prismatic Cell Prismatic Cell
Legendary Ability: [G]/[L+R] to enter a rage, gaining new attacks for 15 seconds. Deals +25% damage when the target is below 50% health. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.

Chain Blades Specials

Name Description Obtained From
Reaper's Dance Icon 001.png Reaper's Dance From afar: Pull to targets and grant a stack of Reaper's Dance. While close: Push off targets, then use primary or secondary attacks to perform a followup. Primary followup grants a stack of Reaper's Dance. Secondary followup expends stacks to deal +40% damage per stack. Available from the start.
Cruel Riftstrike Icon 001.png Cruel Riftstrike Use to teleport forward and strike, dealing 75 damage that always critically strikes. Can teleport through Behemoths. Chain Blades Mastery level 8
Insatible Dance Icon 001.png Insatible Dance From afar: Pull to targets and grant a stack of Insatiable Dance. While close: Push off targets, then use primary or secondary attacks to perform a followup. Primary followup grants a stack of Insatiable Dance. Secondary followup expends stacks and creates a 50 health healing orb per stack. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 500 Steel Marks.

Chain Blades Mods

Name Description Obtained From
Lightweight Chain Icon 001.png Lightweight Chain Dashing towards a Behemoth reduces stamina cost of the dash by 50%. Chain Blades Mastery level 6
Hurricane Blades Icon 001.png Hurricane Blades Using Blade Spin grants stacking on-next hit damage that is consumed when using other attacks. Chain Blades Mastery level 10
Serrated Blades Icon 001.png Serrated Blades Bladed attacks have a chance to cause your next swinging blades to be a critical strike. Chain Blades Mastery level 16
Momentum Blades Icon 001.png Momentum Blades After using a special, your next special use within 4 seconds is free. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks.
Demolition Blades Icon 001.png Demolition Blades After using a special, deal +100% damage to objects created by Behemoths for 6 seconds. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks

Weapon Skins

The following weapon skins can be used with the Chain Blades:

Chain Blades Mastery Card

Objective Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Break [x] parts with any Chain Blades 5 10 25 50 250 500 1,000 2,500
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any Chain Blades 50,000 100,000 250,000 500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 10,000,000 50,000,000
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any neutral Chain Blades 50,000 100,000 250,000 500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 10,000,000 50,000,000
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any blaze Chain Blades 50,000 100,000 250,000 500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 10,000,000 50,000,000
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any frost Chain Blades 50,000 100,000 250,000 500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 10,000,000 50,000,000
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any shock Chain Blades 50,000 100,000 250,000 500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 10,000,000 50,000,000
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any radiant Chain Blades 50,000 100,000 250,000 500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 10,000,000 50,000,000
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any umbral Chain Blades 50,000 100,000 250,000 500,000 2,500,000 5,000,000 10,000,000 50,000,000
Hunt [x] Behemoths with any Chain Blades 2 10 20 50 100 200 500 1,000

Controls

Moves

Bladed Attacks
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Hurl your blades from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png + Icon-PC-W.png Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
Icon-PC-Space.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance

Chain Pull
Icon-PC-Q.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe

Chain Push
Icon-PC-Q.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png


Chain Fling
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png


Swinging Blades
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png


Blade Spin

Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png (Hold) > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png

Moves

Bladed Attacks
Icon-XB1-X.png Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
Icon-XB1-Y.png Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-XB1-Y.png + Icon-XB1-Left Stick.png(Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
Icon-XB1-B.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance


Chain Pull
Icon-XB1-RB.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe


Chain Push
Icon-XB1-RB.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png


Chain Fling
Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png

Swinging Blades
Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-X.png


Blade Spin

Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png (Hold) > Icon-XB1-X.png

Moves

Bladed Attacks
Icon-PS4-Square.png Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png + Icon-PS4-Left Stick.png(Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
Icon-PS4-Circle.png > Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance

Chain Pull
Icon-PS4-R1.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe


Chain Push
Icon-PS4-R1.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.png


Chain Fling
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png > Icon-PS4-Triangle.png > Icon-PS4-Triangle.png

Swinging Blades
Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Triangle.png> Icon-PS4-Triangle.png


Blade Spin

Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Triangle.png (Hold) > Icon-PS4-Square.png

Moves

Bladed Attacks
Icon-Switch-X.png Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
Icon-Switch-Y.png Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-Switch-Y.png + Icon-Switch-Left Stick.png(Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
Icon-Switch-A.png > Icon-Switch-X.png Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance


Chain Pull
Icon-Switch-ZR.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe


Chain Push
Icon-Switch-ZR.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.png


Chain Fling
Icon-Switch-X.png > Icon-Switch-X.png > Icon-Switch-X.png

Swinging Blades
Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-X.png > Icon-Switch-X.png


Blade Spin

Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-X.png (Hold) > Icon-Switch-Y.png


Gallery

Images

Notes

This weapon was first seen in the Announcement Trailer being wielded by a Slayer.

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