deathblade

Deathblade - Chaos Dungeon/Cube

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Required skill points:252
Spincutter
Chain
Spincutter
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
3
Rage
Dark Axel
Normal
Dark Axel
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
112
Protection
Soul Absorber
Holding
Soul Absorber
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
312
Wealth
Death Sentence
Normal
Death Sentence
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
2
Galewind
Moonlight Sonic
Normal
Moonlight Sonic
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
122
Wealth
Maelstrom
Normal
Maelstrom
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
2
Focus
Blitz Rush
Holding
Blitz Rush
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
131
Galewind
Void Strike
Holding
Void Strike
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
311
Wealth
Required skill points:252

Wide-Angle Attack

Open Weakness

Swift Fingers

Sturdy Armor

Corkscrew

Quick Prep

Triple Spin

King Spin
Combat Stats

Intro

The Deathblade has very fast paced slice and dice combat with hard hitting charge and holding abilities whilst dashing through enemies and jumping over bosses to make for fun game-play. As she can reset her abilities frequently due to her Identity ability which also packs a punch she makes for a great assassin. With her AoE focused kit she rips through Chaos Dungeons and Cube content like no other. There are no Engraving requirements for this build however Contender is always nice to have around for faster clears.

Skill Points Progression

  • At 284 upgrade both Death Sentence to 7 adding Death Sentence, Confirmed Kill and Maelstrom to 7 adding Maelstrom, Dark Order
  • At 296 lower Maelstrom down to 4 and upgrade Death Sentence to 10 adding Death Sentence, Explosion*
  • At 312 re-upgrade Maelstrom to 7 adding Maelstrom, Dark Order
  • At 328 upgrade Spincutter to 7 adding Spincutter, Quick Prep
  • At 356 upgrade Spincutter to 10 adding Spincutter, Triple Spin

Alternatives

(*)Replace Death Sentence with Polestar Polestar, Weak Point Detection or Polestar, Orb Control, Polestar, Vital Point Hit, Polestar, Moon Star for more gauge and damage consistency especially in Tier 3.

Skill Breakdown

  • Spincutter Debuff Mobility Ability
  • Dark Axel Mobility Ability
  • Maelstrom with Maelstrom, Dark Order Buff attack/movement speed specifically useful for charging skills and fluent game-play.
  • Moonlight Sonic Holding skill for main AoE mob/elite/boss clearing tool due to its large AoE and high damage.
  • Soul Absorber Heavy 2 part burst damage charge ability that changes direction on second hit depending on where your cursor is.
  • Blitz Rush AoE + Line AoE high damage burst charge skill.
  • Void Strike Gauge generation/Burst damage charge ability.
  • Death Sentence Early on great CC avg damage, once upgraded great AoE clearing ability for mobbing.
  • Flash Blink Awakening Ability line dash does massive damage, use on lined up Elites/Bosses.

Gameplay

For ease of use during Chaos Dungeon and Cube content:

  • Round up mobs for easy AoE clears with Moonlight Sonic and Death Sentence for big AoE clearing, activate Maelstrom for AoE identity gauge generation and selfbuff attack/movement speed, follow this up with skills like Soul Absorber, Blitz Rush and Void Strike also used for bursting Elites and Bosses.
  • Where needed use Dark Axel to move through packs of mobs or behind Elites/Bosses by jumping over them. Use Spincutter for debuffing and extra movement utility.
  • Use your Flash Blink when rounding up Elites or on the Bosses try to line it up as it dashes through all targets you aim towards hitting everything in its path. Elites and Boss kills in Chaos dungeons will lower your cooldowns significantly making it possible to use this multiple times during stages 2 and 3.
  • Whenever you fill up your Death Orbs to 2-3 you can activate Death Trance to lower your active cooldowns and activate it again to consume the identity gauge to cast Deathblade Surge that can 1-shot all trash mobs easily and do significant damage sometimes instant killing Elites and Bosses.
  • In case you are not using any class engraving or using Remaining Energy upon getting 2-3 Death Orbs available instantly double activate your Death Trance instant skill cooldown, mana regain and cast Deathblade Surge.
  • In case you are using Surge you want to use Deathblade Surge at 14-20 stacks for better damage and better Death Orb return.

Stats

Use the same stats as you would for regular game-play thus focusing a 70% specialization 30% crit balance where possible.

Runes

The runes selected enhance the natural ability of the skills, use the highest available for the ones selected in the skill planner, this does not have to be perfect but the better they are the easier it makes things.

Summary

  • Buff up with Maelstrom to speed up charging and channeling skills cast speed and movement speed.
  • Use Soul Absorber, Blitz Rush and Void Strike to easily burst down Elites and Bosses to get the Cooldown refresh from them.
  • Cooldown reduction buffs are gained from killing Elites, Bosses and destroying Rift Crystals.
  • Use your Awakening Flash Blink to hit multiple Elites to instantly kill them lowering all of your cooldowns tremendously and keep the combat flow going. Killing Bosses completely refreshes your cooldowns in Chaos Dungeons so make sure to use your Awakening Flash Blink because you'll get it back after killing the Boss before moving onto the next stage.
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