Sword

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Sword Gear Render 001.png

The Sword is a slashing weapon type in Dauntless.

Summary

A classic weapon that shines in close quarters. Slash and slice to build your meter, then let loose with a burst of speed. An excellent choice for severing parts.

Weapons

Icon Name Power Elemental Power Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
Training Sword Icon 001.png
Training Sword 70 70 None None None
None
None
Recruit's Sword Icon 001.png
Recruit's Sword 80 80 None None None
None
None
Gnashsaber Icon 001.png
Raging Blade 100 560 None +3 Ragehunter Utility Cell Utility Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
None
Quillripper Icon 001.png
Quillshot's Tusk 100 560 None +3 Acidic Technique Cell Technique Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
None
Shrikesaber Icon 001.png
Cry of the Shrike 100 560 None +3 Conditioning Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
After dodging, your next attack deals +100 bonus damage and part damage. Stacks up to 3 times.
Stalker's Bite Icon 001.png
Stalker's Strike 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 Slicer Icon 001.png
Verge of Night 100 560 +80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +3 Cunning Power Cell Power Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
When under 20% health, deal +50% damage.
Kharabak Cleaver Icon 001.png
Kharabak's Spur 100 560 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +3 Bladestorm Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
None
Koshai's Tooth Icon 001.png
Sovereign's Torment 100 560 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +3 Sharpened Power Cell Power Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
After not dealing damage for 4 seconds, your next 4 attacks deal +50% damage.
Skarnsaber Icon 001.png
Skarn's Rancor 100 560 +80 Terra Icon.png Terra +3 Knockout King Power Cell Power 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.
Draskrazor Icon 001.png
Thundering Blade 100 560 +80 Shock Icon.png Shock +3 Aetheric Attunement Power Cell Power Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
+30% damage vs Behemoth Tails
Zaga Sword Icon 001.png
Nayzaga's Razor 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.
Storm Katana Icon 001.png
Storm Sword 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 +4 seconds.
Rezakatana Icon 001.png
Call of Dawn 100 560 +80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +3 Cunning Technique Cell Technique Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
10% chance for attacks to hit twice
Valomyr's Edge Icon 001.png
Valomyr's Regard 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 higher current health.
Onus of Boreus Icon 001.png
Onus of Boreus 100 560 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +3 Conditioning Power Cell Power Cell
Defence Cell Defence Cell
After your special continually generates Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites) (generate sprites every 0.35s during special).
Pangsaber Icon 001.png
Pangar's Call 100 560 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +3 Knockout King 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.
Skraevsaber Icon 001.png
Winter Ice 100 560 +80 Frost Icon.png Frost +3 Nimble Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
After dodging, drop 3 Ice Mine around you on a 30 second cooldown that deal 300 damage.
Charrsword Icon 001.png
Charred Saber 100 560 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Aetherhunter Power Cell Power 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.
Ember Cutlass Icon 001.png
Ember Cutlass 100 560 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Evasive Fury Technique Cell Technique Cell
Mobility Cell Mobility Cell
The sixth hit in a row deals +250% part damage.
Hellsaber Icon 001.png
Inferno's Razor 100 560 +80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +3 Overpower Power Cell Power Cell
Power Cell Power Cell
The eighth hit in a row deals +225 bonus damage and major blaze damage.

Legendaries

Facing a 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
Voidbane Icon 001.png
Voidbane 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.
Cyclonic Fury Icon 001.png
Cyclonic Fury 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.
The Cauterizer Icon 001.png
The Cauterizer 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.

Exotics

Exotic swords are crafted from blueprints obtained on Heroic and Heroic+ Patrols and Pursuits.

Icon Name Power Elemental Power Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
The Hunger Icon 001.png
The Hunger 100 560 +80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral None Power Cell Power Cell
Utility Cell Utility Cell
Activate to enter Feast, gaining +20% attack speed, +25% damage, +12% lifesteal, and +60-80 AoE damage on attacks. Health is constantly drained. Reactivate to dash in a direction (4 second cooldown). Dashing also grants invulnerability.

Sword Specials

Name Description Obtained From
Valiant Overdrive Icon 001.png Valiant Overdrive Activate at full meter to enter Overdrive, gaining +20% attack speed and causing attacks to deal +60-80 aoe damage. Grants 1 Valour immediately and then 1 Valour every 4 seconds. Reactivate to dash in a direction (Costs 1 Valour). Available from the start.
Ardent Cyclone Icon 001.png Ardent Cyclone Activate at full meter to spin, dealing 70 damage constantly to nearby enemies. Grants 1 Valour every 4 seconds. Reactivate to slash in a direction, dealing 500 + (10 x number of spin hits) to the first enemy hit. Sword Mastery level 8
Feast Icon 001.png Feast Activate at full meter to enter the Feast, gaining the effects of Valiant Overdrive, +25% damage and +12% lifesteal. Health is constantly drained. Dashing also grants invulnerability Available only on The Hunger.
Avenging Overdrive Icon 001.png Avenging Overdrive Activate at full meter to enter Overdrive, gaining +20% attacks speed and causing attacks to deal +60-80 aoe damage. Reactivate to parry and riposte a Behemoth attack, dealing 800 damage and granting 1 Valour when successful (2 second cooldown) Bought from Lady Luck Store for 500 Steel Marks.

Sword Mods

Name Description Obtained From
Mending Bladecore Icon 001.png Mending Bladecore Each Valour gained or spent restores 30 health Sword Mastery level 6
Recursive Hilt Icon 001.png Recursive Hilt Dealing damage with Bladerush restores 20 stamina and generates 3 Valour over 9 seconds. Does not stack. Sword Mastery level 10
Charged Swordfocus Icon 001.png Charged Swordfocus Instead of dealing damage over time, Resounding Echo deals damage once after it expires and deals +50% total damage. Sword Mastery level 16
Keen Edge Icon 001.png Keen Edge After the Bladesurge projectile travels a short distance, the damage is increased by 100%. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks.
Dynamic Bladecore Icon 001.png Dynamic Bladecore After using any Valour combo, your next Valour combo within 5 seconds deals +30% damage. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks.

Weapon Skins

The following weapon skins can be used with the Sword:

Sword Mastery Card

Objective Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8
Break [x] parts with any Sword 5 10 25 50 250 500 1,000 2,500
Deal [x] damage to Behemoths with any Sword 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 Sword 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 Sword 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 Sword 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 Sword 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 Sword 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 Sword 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 Sword 2 10 20 50 100 200 500 1,000

Controls

Moves

Light Attack
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png Fast attacks that deal a medium amount of damage

Heavy Attack
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Slower attacks that deal a heavy amount of damage

Overdrive
Icon-PC-Q.png Enter an empowered state, increasing attack speed and creating aetheric waves with each attack that deals area damage (only activatable when special meter is full)

Aether Dash
Icon-PC-Q.png Dash a significant distance. Can only be used when in Overdrive. (Incurs a short cooldown)

Combos

Frenzied Blade
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.png Valour Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.png Valour Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour

Moves

Light Attack
Icon-XB1-X.png Fast attacks that deal a medium amount of damage

Heavy Attack
Icon-XB1-Y.png Slower attacks that deal a heavy amount of damage

Overdrive
Icon-XB1-RB.png Enter an empowered state, increasing attack speed and creating aetheric waves with each attack that deals area damage (only activatable when special meter is full)

Aether Dash
Icon-XB1-RB.png Dash a significant distance. Can only be used when in Overdrive. (Incurs a short cooldown)

Combos

Frenzied Blade
Icon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.png Valour Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.png Valour Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-Y.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-Y.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-XB1-X.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-XB1-Y.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour

Moves

Light Attack
Icon-PS4-Square.png Fast attacks that deal a medium amount of damage

Heavy Attack
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Slower attacks that deal a heavy amount of damage

Overdrive
Icon-PS4-R1.png Enter an empowered state, increasing attack speed and creating aetheric waves with each attack that deals area damage (only activatable when special meter is full)

Aether Dash
Icon-PS4-R1.png Dash a significant distance. Can only be used when in Overdrive. (Incurs a short cooldown)

Combos

Frenzied Blade
Icon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.png Valour Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.png Valour Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-PS4-Square.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-PS4-Triangle.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour

Moves

Light Attack
Icon-Switch-Y.png Fast attacks that deal a medium amount of damage

Heavy Attack
Icon-Switch-X.png Slower attacks that deal a heavy amount of damage

Overdrive
Icon-Switch-R.png Enter an empowered state, increasing attack speed and creating aetheric waves with each attack that deals area damage (Only activatable when special meter is full)

Aether Dash
Icon-Switch-R.png Dash a significant distance. Can only be used when in Overdrive. (Incurs a short cooldown)

Combos

Frenzied Blade
Icon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.png Valour Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-X.png Valour Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-X.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-X.png Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-Switch-Y.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-Switch-X.png(HOLD) Valour Costs 3 Valour