Chain Blades Gear Render 001.png

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 Power Perk Black Icon.png Ragehunter Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
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 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Acidic Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
None
Ember Blades Icon.png
Ember Blades 20 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Evasive Fury Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
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 Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Conditioning Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
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 Utility Perk Black Icon.png Aetheric Attunement Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
+20% damage vs Behemoth Tails
Skarn's Malice Icon.png
Skarn's Malice 20 Terra Icon.png Terra +1 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Weighted Strikes Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to grant a stacking, refreshing 20 health shield that lasts for 12 seconds.
Flight of the Shrike Icon.png
Flight of the Shrike 40 Neutral Icon.png Neutral +1 Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Conditioning Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
After dodging, your next attack deals +50 bonus damage and part damage
Charred Blades Icon.png
Charred Blades 40 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1 Power Perk Black Icon.png Aetherhunter Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
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 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Weighted Strikes Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
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 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Barbed Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
When Behemoth part is broken, heal for 100
Kharabak's Wings Icon.png
Kharabak's Wings 40 Terra Icon.png Terra +1 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Bladestorm Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
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
Winter Winds Icon.png
Winter Winds 60 Frost Icon.png Frost +2 Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Nimble Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
After dodging, drop 2 Ice Mines around you on a 30 second cooldown that deal 300 damage.
Sovereign's Lash Icon.png
Sovereign's Lash 60 Terra Icon.png Terra +2 Power Perk Black Icon.png Sharpened Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
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 Power Perk Black Icon.png Aetherhunter Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
Once charged, your next attack deals +425 radiant damage - charge rate increases with higher current health
Stalker's Trap Icon.png
Stalker's Trap 60 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +2 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Wild Frenzy Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
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 Power Perk Black Icon.png Overpower Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
The eleventh hit in a row deals +150 damage and major blaze damage
Storm Blades Icon.png
Storm Blades 80 Shock Icon.png Shock +2 Utility Perk Black Icon.png Energized Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
After dodging through an attack, your next attacks gain 100% bonus meter for +2 seconds
Fangs of Dawn Icon.png
Fangs of Dawn 80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +2 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Cunning Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
+10% chance for attacks to hit twice
Eyes of Night Icon.png
Eyes of Night 80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +2 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Cunning Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
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 Perk Black Icon.png Prismatic
Prismatic Perk Black Icon.png 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 Perk Black Icon.png Prismatic
Prismatic Perk Black Icon.png 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 Perk Black Icon.png Prismatic
Prismatic Perk Black Icon.png 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 Perk Black Icon.png Prismatic
Prismatic Perk Black Icon.png 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 Perk Black Icon.png Prismatic
Prismatic Perk Black Icon.png 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 Perk Black Icon.png Prismatic
Prismatic Perk Black Icon.png 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 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 Icon 001.png
Cruel Riftstrike Use to teleport forward and strike, dealing 75 damage that always critically strikes. Can teleport through Behemoths. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
Insatible Dance Icon 001.png
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.

Mods

Name Description Obtained From
Lightweight Chain Icon 001.png
Lightweight Chain Dashing towards a Behemoth reduces stamina cost of the dash by 50%. 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 swinging blades to be a critical strike. 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 seconds is free. Bought from Lady Luck Store for 250 Steel Marks.
Demolition Blades Icon 001.png
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:

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

Chain Throws
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Hurl your blades from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png + Icon-PC-W.png Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Pull
Icon-PC-Q.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe

Chain Push
Icon-PC-Q.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when meter is full.

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

Chain Fling
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png

Swinging Blades
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png > Icon-PC-Left 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

Chain Throws
Icon-XB1-Y.png Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-XB1-Y.png + Icon-XB1-Left Stick.png(Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Pull
Icon-XB1-RB.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe

Chain Push
Icon-XB1-RB.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

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

Chain Fling
Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png

Swinging Blades
Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-X.png > Icon-XB1-Y.png > Icon-XB1-X.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

Chain Throws
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png + Icon-PS4-Left Stick.png(Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Pull
Icon-PS4-R1.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe

Chain Push
Icon-PS4-R1.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

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

Chain Fling
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png > Icon-PS4-Triangle.png > Icon-PS4-Triangle.png

Swinging Blades
Icon-PS4-Square.png > Icon-PS4-Square.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

Chain Throws
Icon-Switch-Y.png Hurl your blades at from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

Chain Swipes
Icon-Switch-Y.png + Icon-Switch-Left Stick.png(Forward) Swing your blades horizontally from a safe distance (consumes stamina)

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

Chain Pull
Icon-Switch-ZR.png (at range) Rapidly pull yourself towards the foe

Chain Push
Icon-Switch-ZR.png (close) Push off your foe and escape to safety. Deals damage when Meter is full.

Combos

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

Chain Fling
Icon-Switch-X.png > Icon-Switch-X.png > Icon-Switch-X.png

Swinging Blades
Icon-Switch-Y.png > Icon-Switch-Y.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

Notes

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

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