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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 Element Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
Recruit's Chain Blades Icon.png Recruit's Chain Blades 10 Neutral Icon.png Neutral None None None
Raging Teeth Icon.png Raging Teeth 20 Neutral Icon.png Neutral +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Ragehunter Finesse Cell Finesse
Insight Cell Insight
Periodically enter a rage, dealing +5% damage and gaining immunity to stagger. Taking damage causes you to enrage more quickly.
Quillshot's Bonehooks Icon.png Quillshot's Bonehooks 20 Neutral Icon.png Neutral +1 Finesse Perk Icon.png Acidic Finesse Cell Finesse
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
None
Ember Blades Icon.png Ember Blades 20 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Evasive Fury Finesse Cell Finesse
Alacrity Cell Alacrity
The ninth hit in quick succession deals 100 bonus part damage
Destiny of Boreus Icon.png Destiny of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Brutality Cell Brutality
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After using your Special, generate 3 Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +30 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Thundering Cutters Icon.png Thundering Cutters 20 Shock Icon.png Shock +1 Insight Perk Icon.png Aetheric Attunement Finesse Cell Finesse
Brutality Cell Brutality
+20% damage vs Behemoth Tails
Skarn's Malice Icon.png Skarn's Malice 20 Terra Icon.png Terra +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Weighted Strikes Finesse Cell Finesse
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After using your lantern ability, grant a stackable 175 shield that lasts for 25 seconds (max 600 shields).
Flight of the Shrike Icon.png Flight of the Shrike 40 Neutral Icon.png Neutral +1 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Conditioning Finesse Cell Finesse
Alacrity Cell Alacrity
After dodging, your next attack deals +50 bonus damage and part damage
Charred Blades Icon.png Charred Blades 40 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Aetherhunter Finesse Cell Finesse
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After spending 150 stamina, next attack emits a cone of flame that deals +100 blaze damage to each unique target within the cone
Pangar's Claws Icon.png Pangar's Claws 40 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Weighted Strikes Finesse Cell Finesse
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
Once charged, your next attack places a frost brand that deals 1,000 frost damage after 30 seconds. Slayers can destroy the brand, prematurely detonating it for 50% increased damage. Charges every 90 seconds.
Nayzaga's Reach Icon.png Nayzaga's Reach 40 Shock Icon.png Shock +1 Finesse Perk Icon.png Barbed Finesse Cell Finesse
Insight Cell Insight
When Behemoth part is broken, heal for 100
Kharabak's Wings Icon.png Kharabak's Wings 40 Terra Icon.png Terra +1 Brutality Perk Icon.png Bladestorm Finesse Cell Finesse
Alacrity Cell Alacrity
Once charged, your next attack unleashes whirling blades that deal 25 terra damage. Additional attacks speed up the blades, which explode at the end of the duration and deal damage based on blade speed
Frostwülf's Skinners Icon.png Frostwülf's Skinners 60 Frost Icon.png Frost +2 Finesse Perk Icon.png Galvanized Insight Cell Insight
Fortitude Cell Fortitude
After using your Lantern ability, create a geyser that frequently deals 60 frost damage. Any Slayer moving through the geyser for the first time is granted a stackable 125 health shield that lasts for 25 seconds (max 600 shields).
Winter Winds Icon.png Winter Winds 60 Frost Icon.png Frost +2 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Nimble Finesse Cell Finesse
Alacrity Cell Alacrity
After dodging, drop 2 Ice Mines around you on a 30 second cooldown that deal 300 damage.
Sahvyt's Pincers Icon.png Sahvyt's Pincers 60 Shock Icon.png Shock +2 Finesse Perk Icon.png Pulse Finesse Cell Finesse
Finesse Cell Finesse
Once charged, your next weapon swing/shot unleashes a boomerang projectile that frequently deals 250 shock damage to any target hit. Dodging through an attack reduces charge cooldown.
Sovereign's Lash Icon.png Sovereign's Lash 60 Terra Icon.png Terra +2 Brutality Perk Icon.png Sharpened Brutality Cell Brutality
Insight Cell Insight
After not dealing damage for 4 seconds, your next 5 attacks deal +50% damage
Valomyr's Revenge Icon.png Valomyr's Revenge 60 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +2 Brutality Perk Icon.png Aetherhunter Brutality Cell Brutality
Insight Cell Insight
Once charged, your next attack deals +550 radiant damage - charge rate increases with higher current health
Stalker's Trap Icon.png Stalker's Trap 60 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +2 Alacrity Perk Icon.png Assassin's Frenzy Finesse Cell Finesse
Insight Cell Insight
On chance after dealing damage, generate Shadow Orbs that grant +1.75% damage for 5 seconds - At 5+ Orbs, the bonus doubles
Inferno's Fangs Icon.png Inferno's Fangs 80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +2 Brutality Perk Icon.png Overpower Brutality Cell Brutality
Brutality Cell Brutality
The eleventh hit in a row deals +150 damage and major blaze damage
Talons of the Firebird Icon.png Talons of the Firebird 80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +2 Insight Perk Icon.png Aetheric Evasion Insight Cell Insight
Alacrity Cell Alacrity
Attack a Behemoth part to lock onto it and load a homing missile. Missile deals 100 damage and increases the damage of every other missile in the volley by 100. Deal damage to load up to a maximum of 3 additional missiles. Dodging fires all loaded missiles on the locked-on part. 45 second cooldown.
Storm Blades Icon.png Storm Blades 80 Shock Icon.png Shock +2 Insight Perk Icon.png Energized Finesse Cell Finesse
Alacrity Cell Alacrity
After dodging through an attack, your next attacks gain 100% bonus meter for +2 seconds
Circuit Breakers.png Circuit Breakers 80 Shock Icon.png Shock +2 Insight Perk Icon.png Aetheric Evasion Brutality Cell Brutality
Finesse Cell Finesse
+20% damage vs Behemoth Tails
Fangs of Dawn Icon.png Fangs of Dawn 80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +2 Finesse Perk Icon.png Cunning Finesse Cell Finesse
Brutality Cell Brutality
+12% chance for attacks to hit twice
Eyes of Night Icon.png Eyes of Night 80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +2 Finesse Perk Icon.png Cunning Finesse Cell Finesse
Insight Cell Insight
When under 20% health, deal +50% damage

Legendaries[]

Facing the Keystone Behemoth in a hard 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 Icon.png Scorching Agonies 100 Blaze Icon.png Blaze Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Prismatic Cell 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. Resets on Behemoth kill or after 90 seconds.
Blizzard's Teeth Icon.png Blizzard's Teeth 100 Frost Icon.png Frost Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Legendary Ability: [G] / [L+R] to create a Frost Shield that blocks hostile projectiles for 6 seconds. Damages and chills Behemoths that contact it (can interrupt). Resets on Behemoth kill or after 3.5 minutes.
Electric Cruelties Icon.png Electric Cruelties 100 Shock Icon.png Shock Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Legendary Ability: [G] / [L+R] to teleport to a Behemoth, dealing shock damage. Resets on Behemoth kill or after 2 minutes.
Death Blossoms Icon.png Death Blossoms 100 Terra Icon.png Terra Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Prismatic Cell 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. Resets on Behemoth kill or after 5 minutes.
The Weeping Hours Icon.png The Weeping Hours 100 Radiant Icon.png Radiant Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Legendary Ability: [G] / [L+R] to rewind to your position 3 seconds prior to reactivation. Restores health and stamina lost in that time, and removes debuffs. Become invulnerable and gain increased move speed for 6 seconds. Usable while downed. Resets on Behemoth kill or after 90 seconds.
Night Terrors Icon.png Night Terrors 100 Umbral Icon.png Umbral Bond Prismatic Cell Prismatic
Prismatic Cell 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. Resets on Behemoth kill or after 2 minutes.

Specials[]

Name Description Obtained From
Reaper's Dance Icon 001.png Reaper's Dance Push off a nearby target with invulnerability, then use primary or secondary attacks to perform a followup. Primary: A dash attack to the target that consumes 1 momentum. Secondary: A spinning slam that consumes all momentum and deals greatly increased damage per momentum consumed. (Consume 1 momentum if no follow up is performed.) Available from the start.
Cruel Riftstrike Icon 001.png Cruel Riftstrike Teleport forward with invulnerability and strike the nearest Behemoth part, dealing 75 damage and applying a mark that deals 25 damage per second for 7 seconds. When a mark expires it deals 200 damage for each other mark active at the time. Mark duration increeased to 10 seconds if an attack is avoided during the teleport. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
Insatible Dance Icon 001.png Insatible Dance Push off a nearby target with invulnerability, then use primary or secondary attacks to perform a followup. Primary: A dash attack to the target that consumes 1 momentum. Secondary: A spinning slam that consumes all momentum to heal you and create a 150 healing orb for each momentum consumed. Targets at or healed to full health gain 5% damage for 10 seconds, stacking up to 4 times. (Consume 1 momentum if no follow up is performed.) Bought from Lady Luck Store for 500 Steel Marks.

Mods[]

Name Description Obtained From
Lightweight Chain Icon 001.png Lightweight Chain Increases the lenght of your chains by +25%. Your Chain Pull deals +25% damage and generates an additional 20 meter. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
Hurricane Blades Icon 001.png Hurricane Blades Using Blade Spin grants stacking on-next hit damage that is consumed when using other attacks. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
Serrated Blades Icon 001.png Serrated Blades Bladed attacks have a chance to cause your next 4 lacerating attacks to deal +50% wound damage. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
Momentum Blades Icon 001.png Momentum Blades After using a special, your next special use within 4 consumes no momentum Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks.
Demolition Blades Icon 001.png Demolition Blades Deal +50% damage to minions, fauna and objects created by Behemoths. On killing a minion, fauna, or object, gain 1 momentum. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks

Weapon Skins[]

The following weapon skins can be used with the 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

Lacerating Attacks
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Powerful blows that can wound behemoths. (consumes stamina)

Chain Pull
Icon-PC-W.png + Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Push
Icon-PC-Q.png (close) Push off your foe, becoming invulnerable for a short period.

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

Lacerating Onslaught
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right 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

Lacerating Attacks
Icon-XB1-Y.png Powerful blows that can wound behemoths. (consumes stamina)

Chain Pull
Icon-XB1-Left Stick.png + Icon-XB1-Y.png(Forward) (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Push
Icon-XB1-RB.png (close) Push off your foe, becoming invulnerable for a short period.

Combos[]

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

Lacerating Onslaught
Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-Y.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

Lacerating Attacks
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Powerful blows that can wound behemoths. (consumes stamina)

Chain Pull
Icon-PS4-Left Stick.png + Icon-PS4-Triangle.png(Forward) (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Push
Icon-PS4-R1.png (close) Push off your foe, becoming invulnerable for a short period.


Combos[]

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

Lacerating Onslaught
Icon-PS4-Triangle.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

Lacerating Attacks
Icon-Switch-Y.png Powerful blows that can wound behemoths. (consumes stamina)

Chain Pull
Icon-Switch-Left Stick.png + Icon-Switch-Y.png(Forward) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Push
Icon-Switch-ZR.png (close) Push off your foe, becoming invulnerable for a short period.

Combos[]

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

Lacerating Onslaught
Icon-Switch-X.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.

Guides[]

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