Learn all you need to know in mastering the Chain Blades in this tutorial; including combos, play tips, weapon mechanics, recommended Chain Blades and more!
Weapon Guide & Combo
Table of Contents
Chain Blades - Weapon Overview & Mechanics
Light Weapon For Nimble Slayers
This weapon is perfect for Slayers who prefer fast high speed and high mobility combat. It can both attack at close and long range, and has weapon specials that allow you to close in on Behemoths fast!
High Attack Speed For Critical Strikes
The Chain Blades might lack pure heavy damage, but it boasts one of the highest attack speeds in the game. With more attack speed, are greater chances of dealing Critical Strikes!
Best Used With Cunning
Increase the chance of dealing double damage by equipping gear or cells with the Cunning perk.Check Out The Best Cells Here!
Cannot Boop Behemoths
The Chain Blades unfortunately cannot boop or interrupt Behemoths, and requires at least +6 Weighted Strikes.Check Out How To Boop Here!
Equipping Weighted Strikes is Not Recommended
Prioritizing Weighted Strikes will waste precious Cell or Gear slots. Instead, focus on building your Cunning or Overpower perks to maximize damage output.
Top 3 Recommended Chain Bladess
1. Inferno's Fangs
The Inferno's Fangs bonus perk of extra damage after the 10th successful hit is very useful for the fast-hitting Chain Blades. It also has Overpower & 2 power slots, making it one of the best Chain Blades for aggressive Slayers.Check Out Inferno's Fangs Weapon Stats!
2. Ember Blades
The Ember Blades is a slightly less powerful version of the Inferno's Fangs. But it provides flexibility with technique and mobility slots for Cells. It also has a bonus perk of Evasive Fury, allowing you to attack faster after dodging a Behemoth attack.Check Out Ember Blades Weapon Stats!
3. Raging Teeth
Best for beginners, the Raging Teeth Chain Blades provides +3 Ragehunter, allowing you to do more damage to enraged Behemoths. It also provides a combination of technique & utility Cells for Slayers to experiment on.Check Out Raging Teeth Weapon Stats!
Chain Blades - Combos & Movesets
Steady Stream of Quick Strikes
The Bladed Edge is your go-to combo when up close on a Behemoth. Make sure to anticipate Behemoth attacks and evade mid combo if necessary.
Combo For Poking and Mid Range Engagement
This combo is great for dealing damage at range and for poking Behemoths. Best for Behemoths that shield themselves with AOE attacks and aggressive Behemoths.
Combo For Hitting Multiple Parts
A wide sweeping combo that allows you to hit multiple parts at once.
Combo For Quickly Slicing Up Behemoths
A barrage of spinning blades which can quickly slice up Behemoth parts. This is a great combo for powering up your Bladed Attacks damage if Hurricane Blades weapon mod is equipped.
Chain Blades - Play Tips & Techniques
Focus on Behemoth Tails & Limbs
As someone with high DPS, your main objective is to cut and sever Behemoth parts. Coordinate with your team on which parts to cut first, but it's recommended to take out tails first to disable some Behemoth attacks.
Build For Critical Damage
One of the biggest advantages of Chain Blades is the ability to deal high DPS thanks to its high attack speed. This makes it synergize really well with the Cunning perk!Check Out Best Chain Blade Builds Here!
Dish Out Full Combos On Staggered Monsters
Feel free to dish out full combo strings on staggered or knocked down Behemoths. The amount of time they're knocked down will allow you to perform a full combo.
Utilize Your Mobility
As a Chain Blades Wielder, you are able to dodge almost any attack, both by using the standard dodge or using your special, even mid combo.
Maintain High Stamina At All Times
One of the inherent weaknesses of the Chain Blades is its high dependency on stamina, both in movement, and in sustaining the Blade Spin, so always keep an eye on your stamina bar.
Carry Concussive Grenades For Booping
To make up for the lack of ability to boop, it's recommended to carry Concussive Grenades in your quick item slots, especially when hunting interruptible Behemoths.