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
None
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
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 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. Reactivate to dash in a direction (4 seconds cooldown). Available from the start.
Ardent Cyclone Icon 001.png Ardent Cyclone Activate at full meter to start to spin, dealing 50 damage constantly to nearby enemies. Reactivate to slash in a direction, dealing 450 + (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 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, increasing attack speed and causing attacks to deal aoe damage. Reactivate to parry and riposte a behemoth attack. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 500 Steel Marks.

Sword Mods

Name Description Obtained From
Adhesive Hilt Icon 001.png Adhesive Hilt Become unstaggerable while in special. Sword Mastery level 6
Reactive Hilt Icon 001.png Reactive Hilt Dodge attacks always critically strike. Sword Mastery level 10
Perpetual Bladecore Icon 001.png Perpetual Bladecore Dealing damage while in special generates a small amount of special meter Sword Mastery level 16
Whistling Blade Icon 001.png Whistling Blade Reduces the stamina cost of Repeating Elements by 25% and each Repeating Elements attack grants +5% attack speed (up to 30%) untill the combo is ended. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks.
Momentum Pommel Icon 001.png Momentum Pommel Triple Elements combo finisher can be performed twice, dealing +100 damage on the 2nd use. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks.

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

Quad Cross
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.png

Triple Elements
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.png(Consumes stamina)

Rising Elements
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.png

Repeating Elements

Icon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Right Mouse.pngIcon-PC-Left Mouse.png(Repeating, Consumes stamina)

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

Quad Cross
Icon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.png

Triple Elements
Icon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-X.pngIcon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.png(Consumes stamina)

Rising Elements
Icon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.png

Repeating Elements

Icon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-Y.pngIcon-XB1-X.png(Repeating, Consumes stamina)

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

Quad Cross
Icon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.png

Triple Elements
Icon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Square.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.png(Consumes stamina)

Rising Elements
Icon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.png

Repeating Elements

Icon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Triangle.pngIcon-PS4-Square.png(Repeating, Consumes stamina)

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

Quad Cross
Icon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.png

Triple Elements
Icon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-Y.pngIcon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-X.png(Consumes stamina)

Repeating Elements
Icon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-Y.png(Repeating, Consumes stamina)

Rising Elements

Icon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-X.pngIcon-Switch-X.png