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The War Pike is the fifth weapon introduced in Dauntless.

Official Description Edit

The War Pike is a precise weapon that rewards a surgical approach and tactical mastery. The War Pike’s primary attack is the forward thrust. This attack can be repeated several times to deliver precise damage with the War Pike’s razor-sharp tip. You can press left or right during thrusting attacks to strafe sideways, moving in tandem with your quarry without letting up on the pressure. For Slayers that can anticipate a Behemoth’s attack pattern, this means an unrelenting assault. The War Pike’s second attack deals slashing damage in an area as your Slayer spins it. This is the perfect way to spread damage out across a Behemoth, or to use as a point to pivot from as you push the attack.

Combos flow naturally from this new polearm. Instead of memorizing specific combo inputs, Slayers can string together primary and secondary attacks as they see fit. Combo chains are completed with powerful finishing moves once either four primary attacks or two secondary attacks have been used in a single combo — whichever comes first. This gives you the flexibility to adapt your attacks on the fly without committing to a heavy finishing move until you’re certain the time is right.

Your War Pike will gather power with every strike that you land. Your weapon will capture this power and your special meter will slowly fill. The more full your meter is, the more damage you will do. Slayers looking to maximize their damage will need to walk the line between aggression and caution; the meter will slowly drain if attacks aren’t being landed, and it will totally empty if you take damage yourself. But what makes the War Pike truly shine is what you do when you choose to convert that extra power.

A Slayer’s War Pike is no mere polearm. Built into the weapon is a powerful cannon that fires aether projectiles with deadly force. Players can choose to press the special attack button to store the power they’ve accrued with their attacks and convert it into ammunition. The power in each shell created is determined by how full the special meter was when the power was converted. When you’re ready to let loose, hold down the special attack key to spin your War Pike around and ready your strike. Get your target in your sights and release the special attack key to unleash a devastating blow at range.