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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 Elemental Power Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
  Recruit's Chain Blades 80 80 None None None None
  Raging Teeth 100 560 None +3 Ragehunter   Technique Cell
  Utility Cell
Periodically enter a rage, dealing +15% damage and gaining immunity to stagger. Taking damage causes you to enrage more quickly.
  Quillshot's Bonehooks 100 560 None +3 Acidic   Technique Cell
  Defence Cell
None
  Flight of the Shrike 100 560 None +3 Conditioning   Technique Cell
  Mobility Cell
After dodging, your next attack deals +100 bonus damage and part damage. Stacks up to 3 times.
  Charred Blades 100 560 +80  Blaze +3 Aetherhunter   Technique Cell
  Defence Cell
After spending 150 stamina, the next attack emits a cone of flame that deals 200 blaze damage to each unique targets within the cone.
  Ember Blades 100 560 +80  Blaze +3 Evasive Fury   Technique Cell
  Mobility Cell
The ninth hit in quick succession deals 250 bonus part damage.
  Inferno's Fangs 100 560 +80  Blaze +3 Overpower   Power Cell
  Power Cell
The eleventh hit in quick succession deals +225 bonus damage and major blaze damage.
  Destiny of Boreus 100 560 +80  Frost +3 Conditioning   Power 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)
  Pangar's Claws 100 560 +80  Frost +3 Weighted Strikes   Technique Cell
  Defence Cell
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.
  Winter Winds 100 560 +80  Frost +3 Nimble   Technique Cell
  Mobility Cell
After dodging, drop 3 Ice Mines around you on a 30 second cooldown that deal 300 damage.
  Thundering Cutters 100 560 +80  Shock +3 Aetheric Attunement   Technique Cell
  Power Cell
+30% damage vs Behemoth Tails
  Nayzaga's Reach 100 560 +80  Shock +3 Barbed   Utility Cell
  Mobility Cell
When Behemoth part is broken, heal for 200
  Storm Blades 100 560 +80  Shock +3 Energized   Technique Cell
  Mobility Cell
After dodging through an attack, your attack gains 100% bonus meter for 3 seconds.
  Kharabak's Wings 100 560 +80  Terra +3 Bladestorm   Technique Cell
  Mobility Cell
Once charged, your next attack unleashed 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.
  Sovereign's Lash 100 560 +80  Terra +3 Sharpened   Power Cell
  Defence Cell
After not dealing damage for 4 seconds, the next 6 attacks deal 50% increased damage.
  Skarn's Malice 100 560 +80  Terra +3 Weighted Strikes   Technique Cell
  Defence Cell
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to grant a stacking, refreshing 40 health shield that lasts for 12s.
  Fangs of Dawn 100 560 +80  Radiant +3 Cunning   Technique Cell
  Power Cell
10% chance for attacks to hit twice
  Valomyr's Revenge 100 560 +80  Radiant +3 Aetherhunter   Power Cell
  Utility Cell
Once charged, your next attack will deal 550 bonus radiant damage. Charge rate increases with current health.
  Stalker's Trap 100 560 +80  Umbral +3 Wild Frenzy   Technique 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.
  Eyes of Night 100 560 +80  Umbral +3 Cunning   Technique Cell
  Utility Cell
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 Elemental Power Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
  Scorching Agony 500 560 +80  Blaze Bond   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.
  Electric Cruelties 500 560 +80  Shock Bond   Prismatic Cell
  Prismatic Cell
Legendary Ability: [G]/[L+R] to teleport to a Behemoth, dealing   Shock damage. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.
  Death Blossoms 500 560 +80  Terra Bond   Prismatic Cell
  Prismatic Cell
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 500 560 +80  Umbral Bond   Prismatic Cell
  Prismatic Cell
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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