Sword

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.

The sword has three main components: core combos, Valour combos, and the special meter. The core combos are the most basic combos, and they are the primary source of generating Valour. Once enough Valour is obtained, Valour combos become available, which consume the built-up Valour. Landing the final hit of combos will also increase the Special meter. At full meter, the special becomes available, which generates Valour and has unique properties.

Weapons

Icon Name Power Element Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
Recruit's Sword Icon.png
Recruit's Sword 10 Neutral Icon.png Neutral None None None
Training Sword Icon.png
Training Sword 10 Neutral Icon.png Neutral None None None
Raging Blade Icon.png
Raging Blade 20 Neutral Icon.png Neutral +1 Power Perk Black Icon.png Ragehunter Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
Periodically enter a rage, dealing +15% damage and gaining immunity to stagger. Taking damage causes you to enrage more quickly.
Quillshot's Tusk Icon.png
Quillshot's Tusk 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 Cutlass Icon.png
Ember Cutlass 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 sixth hit in a row deals +250% part damage
Onus of Boreus Icon.png
Onus 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
Using your special continually generates Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +60 damage and minor frost damage (Max 4 Sprites)
Thundering Blade Icon.png
Thundering Blade 20 Shock Icon.png Shock +1 Utility Perk Black Icon.png Aetheric Attunement Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
+30% damage vs Behemoth Tails
Skarn's Rancor Icon.png
Skarn's Rancor 20 Terra Icon.png Terra +1 Power Perk Black Icon.png Knockout King Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to grant a stacking, refreshing 40 health shield that lasts for 12 seconds.
Cry of the Shrike Icon.png
Cry of the Shrike 40 Neutral Icon.png Neutral +1 Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Conditioning Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
After dodging, your next attack deals +100 bonus damage and part damage
Charred Saber Icon.png
Charred Saber 40 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1 Power Perk Black Icon.png Aetherhunter Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
After spending 125 stamina, next attack emits a cone of flame that deals +200 blaze damage to each unique target within the cone
Pangar's Call Icon.png
Pangar's Call 40 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Power Perk Black Icon.png Knockout King Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Defence Perk Black Icon.png Defence
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.
Nayzaga's Razor Icon.png
Nayzaga's Razor 40 Shock Icon.png Shock +1 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Barbed Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Mobility
When Behemoth part is broken, heal for 200
Kharabak's Spur Icon.png
Kharabak's Spur 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 75 terra damage. Additional attacks speed up the blades, which explode at the end of the duration and deal damage based on blade speed
Winter Ice Icon.png
Winter Ice 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 3 Ice Mines around you on a 30 second cooldown that deal 300 damage.
Sovereign's Torment Icon.png
Sovereign's Torment 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 4 attacks deal +50% damage
Valomyr's Regard Icon.png
Valomyr's Regard 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 +550 radiant damage - charge rate increases with higher current health
Stalker's Strike Icon.png
Stalker's Strike 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 +2.25% damage for 5 seconds - At 5+ Orbs, the bonus doubles
Inferno's Razor Icon.png
Inferno's Razor 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 eighth hit in a row deals +225 damage and major blaze damage
Storm Sword Icon.png
Storm Sword 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 +4 seconds
Call of Dawn Icon.png
Call of Dawn 80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +2 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Cunning Technique Perk Black Icon.png Technique
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
+10% chance for attacks to hit twice
Verge of Night Icon.png
Verge of Night 80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral +2 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Cunning Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
When under 20% health, deal +50% 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 Element Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
The Cauterizer Icon.png
The Cauterizer 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. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.
Hypothermica Icon.png
Hypothermica 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).
Cyclonic Fury Icon.png
Cyclonic Fury 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. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.
Poisonous Thorn Icon.png
Poisonous Thorn 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.
Voidbane Icon.png
Voidbane 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. Usable once, but resets on Behemoth kill.

Exotics

Icon Name Power Element Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
The Hunger Icon.png
The Hunger 80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral None Power Perk Black Icon.png Power
Utility Perk Black Icon.png Utility
Activate to enter Feast, gaining the effects of Valiant Overdrive while also gaining increased damage and lifesteal. Damages the user while active. Reactiving to dash also grants brief invulnerability.

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.

Mods

Icon 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:

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.png Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-PC-Left Mouse.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-PC-Right Mouse.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png 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.png Icon-XB1-X.png Icon-XB1-X.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-XB1-Y.png Icon-XB1-Y.png Icon-XB1-Y.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-XB1-X.png Icon-XB1-X.png Icon-XB1-Y.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-XB1-Y.png Icon-XB1-X.png Icon-XB1-Y.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-XB1-X.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-XB1-Y.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png 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.png Icon-PS4-Square.png Icon-PS4-Square.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-PS4-Square.png Icon-PS4-Square.png Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Icon-PS4-Square.png Icon-PS4-Triangle.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-PS4-Square.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-PS4-Triangle.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png 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.png Icon-Switch-Y.png Icon-Switch-Y.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 1 Valour

Sundering Blade
Icon-Switch-X.png Icon-Switch-X.png Icon-Switch-X.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Grants 2 Valour

Crescent Strike
Icon-Switch-Y.png Icon-Switch-Y.png Icon-Switch-X.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Resounding Echo
Icon-Switch-X.png Icon-Switch-Y.png Icon-Switch-X.png Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladerush
Icon-Switch-Y.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour

Bladesurge

Icon-Switch-X.png(HOLD) Sword Valour Icon 001.png Costs 3 Valour
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