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The Chain Blades are a slashing weapon type in Dauntless.

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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 Element Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
  Recruit's Chain Blades 10  Neutral None None None
  Raging Teeth 20  Neutral +1 Ragehunter   Technique
  Utility
Periodically enter a rage, dealing +15% damage and gaining immunity to stagger. Taking damage causes you to enrage more quickly.
  Quillshot's Bonehooks 20  Neutral +1 Acidic   Technique
  Defence
None
  Ember Blades 20  Blaze +1 Evasive Fury   Technique
  Mobility
The sixth hit in a row deals +250% part damage
  Destiny of Boreus 20  Frost +1 Conditioning   Power
  Defence
After using your Special, generate 3 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
  Thundering Cutters 20  Shock +1 Aetheric Attunement   Technique
  Power
+30% damage vs Behemoth Tails
  Skarn's Malice 20  Terra +1 Weighted Strikes   Technique
  Defence
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to grant a stacking, refreshing 40 health shield that lasts for 12 seconds.
  Flight of the Shrike 40  Neutral +1 Conditioning   Technique
  Mobility
After dodging, your next attack deals +100 bonus damage and part damage
  Charred Blades 40  Blaze +1 Aetherhunter   Technique
  Defence
After spending 125 stamina, next attack emits a cone of flame that deals +200 blaze damage to each unique targets within the cone
  Pangar's Claws 40  Frost +1 Weighted Strikes   Technique
  Defence
Once charged, your next attack places a frost brand that deals 3,000 frost damage after 30 seconds. Slayers can destroy the brand, prematurely detonating it for 50% increased damage. Charges every 90 seconds.
  Nayzaga's Reach 40  Shock +1 Barbed   Technique
  Utility
When Behemoth part is broken, heal for 200
  Kharabak's Wings 40  Terra +1 Bladestorm   Technique
  Mobility
Once charged, your next attack unleashes whirling blades that deal 75 terra damage. Additional attacks speed up the blades, which explode at the end of the duration and deal damage based on blade speed
  Winter Winds 60  Frost +2 Nimble   Technique
  Mobility
After dodging, drop 3 Ice Mines around you on a 30 second cooldown that deal 300 damage.
  Sovereign's Lash 60  Terra +2 Sharpened   Power
  Utility
After not dealing damage for 4 seconds, your next 6 attacks deal +50% damage
  Valomyr's Revenge 60  Radiant +2 Aetherhunter   Power
  Utility
Once charged, your next attack deals +550 radiant damage - charge rate increases with higher current health
  Stalker's Trap 60  Umbral +2 Wild Frenzy   Technique
  Utility
On chance after dealing damage, generate Shadow Orbs that grant +2.25% damage for 5 seconds - At 5+ Orbs, the bonus doubles
  Inferno's Fangs 80  Blaze +2 Overpower   Power
  Power
The eleventh hit in a row deals +225 damage and major blaze damage
  Storm Blades 80  Shock +2 Energized   Technique
  Mobility
After dodging through an attack, your next attacks gain 100% bonus meter for +3 seconds
  Fangs of Dawn 80  Radiant +2 Cunning   Technique
  Power
+10% chance for attacks to hit twice
  Eyes of Night 80  Umbral +2 Cunning   Technique
  Utility
When under 20% health, deal +50% 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 Element Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
  Scorching Agonies 100  Blaze Bond   Prismatic
  Prismatic
Legendary Ability: [G] / [L+R] to enter a rage, gaining new attacks for 15 seconds. Deal +25% damage when the target is below 50% health. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.
  Electric Cruelties 100  Shock Bond   Prismatic
  Prismatic
Legendary Ability: [G] / [L+R] to teleport to a Behemoth, dealing shock damage. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.
  Death Blossoms 100  Terra Bond   Prismatic
  Prismatic
Legendary Ability: [G] / [L+R] to revive all Slayers in a large radius, granting them healing over time and immunity to stagger. Usable while downed.
  Night Terrors 100  Umbral Bond   Prismatic
  Prismatic
Legendary Ability: [G] / [L+R] to deal umbral damage to nearby enemies and teleport high into the sky. Then choose a spot to slam down on to, dealing additional umbral damage. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.

Chain Blades Specials

Name Description Obtained From
  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 Use to teleport forward and strike, dealing 75 damage that always critically strikes. Can teleport through Behemoths. Chain Blades Mastery level 8
  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 Dashing towards a Behemoth reduces stamina cost of the dash by 50%. Chain Blades Mastery level 6
  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 Bladed attacks have a chance to cause your next swinging blades to be a critical strike. Chain Blades Mastery level 16
  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 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
  Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
  Hurl your blades from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
  +   Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
  >   Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance

Chain Pull
  (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe

Chain Push
  (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
  >   >   >   >  


Chain Fling
  >   >  


Swinging Blades
  >   >   >  


Blade Spin

  >   >   >   (Hold) >  

Moves

Bladed Attacks
  Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
  Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
  +  (Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
  >   Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance


Chain Pull
  (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe


Chain Push
  (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
  >   >   >   >  


Chain Fling
  >   >  

Swinging Blades
  >   >   >  


Blade Spin

  >   >   >   (Hold) >  

Moves

Bladed Attacks
  Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
  Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
  +  (Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
  >   Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance

Chain Pull
  (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe


Chain Push
  (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
  >   >   >   >  


Chain Fling
  >   >  

Swinging Blades
  >   >  >  


Blade Spin

  >   >   >   (Hold) >  

Moves

Bladed Attacks
  Blindingly fast, close-range bladed attacks

Chain Throws
  Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
  +  (Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Dodge Throw
  >   Hurl your blades forward at maximum distance


Chain Pull
  (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe


Chain Push
  (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

Bladed Edge
  >   >   >   >  


Chain Fling
  >   >  

Swinging Blades
  >   >   >  


Blade Spin

  >   >   >   (Hold) >  


Gallery

Images

Notes

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

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