Sword

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Sword Gear Render 001.png

The Sword is a slashing weapon type in Dauntless.

Summary[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 Cell Utility
Defence Cell Defence
Periodically enter a rage, dealing +5% 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 Cell Technique
Defence Cell Defence
None
Ember Cutlass Icon.png Ember Cutlass 20 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Evasive Fury Technique Cell Technique
Mobility Cell Mobility
The sixth hit in a row deals +100% part damage
Onus of Boreus Icon.png Onus of Boreus 20 Frost Icon.png Frost +1 Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Conditioning Power Cell Power
Defence Cell Defence
Using your special continually generates Frost Sprites that grant your next attack +30 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 Cell Power
Utility Cell Utility
+20% 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 Cell Power
Defence Cell Defence
Dealing damage has a chance (based on damage dealt) to grant a stacking, refreshing 20 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 Cell Mobility
Mobility Cell Mobility
After dodging, your next attack deals +50 bonus damage and part damage
Charred Saber Icon.png Charred Saber 40 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +1 Power Perk Black Icon.png Aetherhunter Power Cell Power
Defence Cell Defence
After spending 125 stamina, next attack emits a cone of flame that deals +100 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 Cell Power
Defence Cell 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 Razor Icon.png Nayzaga's Razor 40 Shock Icon.png Shock +1 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Barbed Utility Cell Utility
Mobility Cell Mobility
When Behemoth part is broken, heal for 100
Kharabak's Spur Icon.png Kharabak's Spur 40 Terra Icon.png Terra +1 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Bladestorm Technique Cell Technique
Mobility Cell 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 Ice Icon.png Winter Ice 60 Frost Icon.png Frost +2 Mobility Perk Black Icon.png Nimble Technique Cell Technique
Mobility Cell Mobility
After dodging, drop 2 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 Cell Power
Utility Cell Utility
After not dealing damage for 4 seconds, your next 3 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 Cell Power
Utility Cell Utility
Once charged, your next attack deals +425 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 Cell Technique
Utility Cell 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 Razor Icon.png Inferno's Razor 80 Blaze Icon.png Blaze +2 Power Perk Black Icon.png Overpower Power Cell Power
Power Cell Power
The eighth hit in a row deals +150 damage and major blaze damage
Storm Sword Icon.png Storm Sword 80 Shock Icon.png Shock +2 Utility Perk Black Icon.png Energized Technique Cell Technique
Mobility Cell Mobility
After dodging through an attack, your next attacks gain 100% bonus meter for +3 seconds
Call of Dawn Icon.png Call of Dawn 80 Radiant Icon.png Radiant +2 Technique Perk Black Icon.png Cunning Technique Cell Technique
Utility Cell 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 Cell Power
Utility Cell Utility
When under 20% health, deal +50% damage

Legendaries[edit | edit source]

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
The Cauterizer Icon.png The Cauterizer 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.
Hypothermica Icon.png Hypothermica 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.
Cyclonic Fury Icon.png Cyclonic Fury 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.
Poisonous Thorn Icon.png Poisonous Thorn 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.
Edge of Tomorrow Icon.png Edge of Tomorrow 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.
Voidbane Icon.png Voidbane 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.

Exotics[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Power Element Perk Cell Slots Unique Effect
The Hunger Icon.png The Hunger 80 Umbral Icon.png Umbral None Power Cell Power
Utility Cell 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[edit | edit source]

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. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
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[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Obtained From
Mending Bladecore Icon 001.png Mending Bladecore Each Valour gained or spent restores 30 health Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
Recursive Hilt Icon 001.png Recursive Hilt Dealing damage with Bladerush restores 20 stamina and generates 3 Valour over 9 seconds. Does not stack. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
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. Slayer's Path, Milestone V, Light the Way.
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[edit | edit source]

The following weapon skins can be used with the Sword:

Mastery Card[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Moves[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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