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Power Bladesworn Gameplay Guide

Published Dec 17, 2022 Updated Mar 20, 2023
Authored by Arkadia

The Power Bladesworn Gameplay Guide will aim to provide you with all the tips and tricks to maximise your gameplay with this build.

In this guide you will be presented 3 different sets of Gear depending on the boss you are facing. Most of the bosses will be delt using the classic Thief Rune set up but some some are better delt with Eagle and Scholar Runes. For Thief gear you can look into the official build page.

General Gameplay Tips

Most of your damage comes from using Dragon Slash—Force. Try to tweak your rotation to do this as many times as possible during a phase and be ready to do your opening again after every downtime phase.

Managing your stacks is the key for a high DPS. You can precast your gunsaber skills during downtime.

It is almost possible to always flank each bosses in the game, try to actively position yourself correctly and use Flicker Step to flank the boss!

Spirit Vale

Vale Guardian

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Don't spam your Flicker Step so you can use them to blink out of or reposition yourself if you are too close from a Seeker

Triggerguard will only block 1 so don't rely on it

On last phase if your tank decide to run the marathon and move the boss all around, save some Flicker Step to blink around. Don't hesitate to use Dragon Slash—Boost if you are out of mobility options.

Split phases

You can use Dragon Slash—Force followed by and another Dragon Slash—Force and it will still be available for the next phase.

The CC of Dragon Slash—Force is applied after the damage so don't hesitate to use Dragon Slash—Force if the add is low hp

Gorseval

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Save your Triggerguard to block

Keep doing your rotation during the Breakbar, your Dragon Slash—Force will naturally participate on breaking it

When Gorseval uses you can stand outside of it and Dragon Slash—Force will still have the range to hit.

For last phase keep some Flicker Step to blink out of eggs mechanics

Split Phase

Don't be conservative on split phase, you can use Dragon Slash—Force and but still recover it for the next phase.

Every Angered Spirit will apply Weakness to players around them. If you are not confident on your Resistance uptime to counter the effect, you can stand outside of the Add area of effect and still have the range to hit your Dragon Slash—Force

Sabetha

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Try to not stay close to hitbox all the time or you will kite every Time Bomb

Always be conservative on Flicker Step if a flamewall is coming. You can blink across the flamewall. If you are out of Flicker Step just cancel and move out of the flamewall.

Continue your rotation on add phase, don’t save skills.

When adds spawn they have an Invulnerable window, be careful to not waste Dragon Slash—Force on it. Same tips apply when sabetha reach every 25%

Be smart if you have Time Bomb. Never bomb your squad. If you get it when charging : use Flicker Step out. Cancel as a last resort

If you are doing cannon, you can charge on the bumping platform and release Dragon Slash—Force on the cannon.

You can use Break Step for mobility to reach bumping plateform

Salvation Pass

Slothasor

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Pistol opener allows you to do the two first Dragon Slash—Force before can hit you

Even if you have very few range options, when you get Fixated accept your fate and move out

On slow cc group you can fit a Dragon Slash—Force at the beginning of the Breakbar and still recover it when the cc is finished

Positioning is key on this fight. Use Flicker Step to reposition yourself never be stuck in or .

If you get mechanics you can use Break Step to quickly move out of the group

Try to actively use Dragon Slash—Force on Slothasor and Slubling to help your squad on cleave

Gear Variation

It can be pretty dreadful to get a high flanking uptime on Slothasor so Thief runes are not recommended here. If you are confident about your healer(s) you can opt for the Scholar set-up. If your are not then go for the Eagle set-up by default.

Matthias

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Slightly delay opener so you don’t waste Dragon Slash—Force in the Blood Shield

Use Break Step for mobility if you have the corruption mechanic

You can Dragon Slash—Force the sacrified player (sacrified player recieve a lot of toughness so don’t be afraid to kill him) for some CC

Don’t hesitate to use Dragon Slash—Boost if you are out of mobility options to reach the boss

Be careful with Cyclone Trigger as it destroys projectile during Blood Shield

Stronghold of the Faithful

Keep Construct

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Keep Triggerguard for

Actively Dragon Slash—Force Keep Construct and Adds

Use Dragon Slash—Force on the Breakbar

Manage your stacks when your pusher is pushing the orb around so you end up with 10 stacks when Keep Construct come back in the middle. You can precast on every downtime before the boss is coming back

Advanced Note :

As Keep Construct stays Stun during all the duration of Compromised, it is recommended to play Impact Sigil on your gear. Here is an exemple of a working Impact set-up : https://tinyurl.com/Bladesworn-Thief-Impact-gear

Xera

Skills Weaponset Rune

The Pre-Event

You can use Dragon Slash—Force and on pre event and recover it for phase

If group is fast (one shot crystal on button minigame) only cast on the first platform of minigame to recover it for the phase

Communicate with your team that you have very few range capacity so they doesn’t let you on a button for minigame. If you have no other option, use Dragon Slash—Reach and Artillery Slash.

Precast stacks while waiting on the platform before the main arena

General Bladesworn Tips

If you need to cleave shards, charge from the middle and aim at the shard then use Dragon Slash—Boost to hit Xera + Bloodstone Shard

On phase 2 if you are teleported on first minigame use Dragon Slash—Force on the Bloodstone Shard and you will recover it for the phase

Bastion of the Penitent

Cairn

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Be conservative on Flicker Step and use it to blink out of

If you get teleported use Celestial Dash or Break Step to get back in position

Mursaat Overseer

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Golem rotation. Keep some Flicker Step to not be stuck on spikes

Samarog

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Flicker Step to blink across the wave to not get hit

Avoid getting Fixated at all cost

if your team is slow on CC you can use Dragon Slash—Force early on the breakbar and recover it when he becomes vulnerable

If someone betrays you with , warrior has a large pool of hp and you will most likely survive

Be very conservative on Flicker Step as you will need to constantly blink behind Samarog to avoid getting Knockback by

Split Phase

Time your Dragon Slash—Force correctly : don’t use it when there is a green shield around Guldem or it will hit for 0.

Deimos

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Be careful with Dragon Slash—Force on chains as you can deal too much damage on one. Coordinate with your team

Precast stacks before deimos arrive on the platform. Either precast directly if you know that your squad will kill all 4 chains in one. If not, start precasting when only 1 chain remains

Pistol opener with precast perfectly fits so your first Dragon Slash—Force hit on the Unnatural Signet

Use Flicker Step to position yourself in only 1 then use Triggerguard to provide yourself with Aegis

also provide you self Aegis

Don’t save skills on add phase

Always keep some Flicker Step to blink out of

Try to actively cleave Saul the Thief and Deimos with Dragon Slash—Force.

Mywright Gambit

Conjurate Amalgamate

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Don't skill save on the first hands. Your skills will be back for the main phase

Make sure that your Dragon Slash—Force hit when there are enough stacks of Conjured Greatsword on the boss

Triggerguard and give you self Aegis to avoid getting Knockdown by

Qadim

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Doing a opener on the Hydra will allow you to get a Dragon Slash—Force ready when the Breakbar appears.

Take the time to charge your stacks on the Pyre Guardian before going on Qadim

You can use Flicker Step to blink through the

Destroyer

Start with a Dragon Slash—Force on the Apocalypse Bringer to help with the Breakbar

Lamp Three

If you need to go inside the 3rd lamp use Break Step and Dragon Slash—Boost to move quickly through the rooms

Gear Variation

It can be pretty tricky to get a high flanking uptime on Qadim so Thief runes are not recommended here. If you are confident about your healer(s) you can opt for the Scholar set-up. If your are not then go for the Eagle set-up by default.

The Key of Ahdashim

Cardinal Adina

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Precast your stacks behind the Pillar as well as your .

When Adina sends her you can immediatly use Break Step to get in range and start doing your Pistol opener. You will need to cast Flicker Step fast enough after so you do not get a Pillar.

If you have to hide behind a pillar during the phase, you can precast your Dragon Slash—Force then teleport close to Adina with Flicker Step

Split Phase

  • 75% : You can use Dragon Slash—Force on the 1st Hand of Erosion and recover your slash for the boss
  • 50% & 25% you can slash the 1st and 3rd Hand of Erosion and recover your slash for the boss

Advanced note

It is possible to hit two Hands with a single Dragon Slash—Force

-75% : Position yourself at the top right of the arena and start charging while looking at the left Hand. When the Hand erupt from the ground, unleash your Dragon Slash—Boost.

Split 1

-50% & 25% : Position yourself at the edge of the 4th tile (starting from Adina's poisition) and look straight in front of you without targeting anything. When the Hand erupt from the ground, unleash your Dragon Slash—Force You can activate your Triggerguard right before slashing to block a potential projectile comming from the hand.

Split 2 & 3

Cardinal Sabir

Skills Weaponset Rune

General Bladesworn Tips

Make sure that you don't waste your burst if a Breakbar Phase is about to occur.

At 40% you can deal with the Voltaic Wisps by charging a Dragon Slash—Force and teleport directly on the Voltaic Wisps plateform thanks to Flash Discharge

Always be prepared to use when Sabir unleash .

Be careful as doesn't protect you from !

Gear Variation

It can be pretty tricky to get a high flanking uptime on Cardinal Sabir so Thief runes are not recommended here. If you are confident about your healer(s) you can opt for the Scholar set-up. If your are not then go for the Eagle set-up by default.

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