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Advances in Canthan technology have yielded a fusion of firearm and longsword: the gunsaber. Only the bladesworn can handle such a volatile weapon.

— Official site

Bladesworn.pngBladesworn tango icon 200px.png Bladesworn is an elite specialization for the warrior that focuses on flow that gives access to dragon slashes. It also allows the warrior to use a gunsaber and an offhand pistol.

List of bladesworn skills[edit]

See also: List of warrior skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
F1 Unsheathe Gunsaber.png Unsheathe Gunsaber 10 Unsheathe your gunsaber to gain new skills. Changes to your weapon recharge rate affect this skill.
F1 ChainSheathe Gunsaber.png Sheathe Gunsaber 10 Put your gunsaber away and return to your normal weapon set. Changes to your weapon recharge rate affect this skill.
F2 Dragon Trigger—Locked.png Dragon Trigger—Locked Dragon Trigger can only be used while wielding the gunsaber.
F2 Dragon Trigger.png Dragon Trigger 0.25¼ 8 Prepare to use Dragon Slash. While channeling, you drain flow. Each interval increases the charge level of Dragon Slash.
This skill is canceled if you move.

Dragon Trigger[edit]

1 Dragon Slash—Force.png Dragon Slash—Force 0.5½ 1 Burst. Slash foes in front of you, ending Dragon Trigger. This attack consumes all charges to deal more damage.
2 Dragon Slash—Boost.png Dragon Slash—Boost 1 Burst. Dash forward while slashing all foes in a line, ending Dragon Trigger. This attack consumes all charges to deal more damage.
3 Dragon Slash—Reach.png Dragon Slash—Reach 0.5½ 1 Burst. Slash to create a blade of air that strikes foes in a line in front of you, ending Dragon Trigger. This attack consumes all charges to deal more damage.
4 Triggerguard.png Triggerguard 1 Gain aegis.
Using this skill will not end Dragon Trigger.
5 Flicker Step.png Flicker Step 0.5½ Blink to a location.
Using this skill will not end Dragon Trigger.

Weapon skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Pistol[edit]

4 Gunstinger.png Gunstinger 0.5½ 15 Quickly step forward to strike your foe while reloading your gun. Restores ammo to skill 5.
5 Dragon's Roar.png Dragon's Roar 0.5½ 1 Fire all barrels in your hand cannon to deal damage to foes in front of you. This skill consumes all ammo when fired and pushes you back slightly.

Bundle skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Gunsaber[edit]

1 Swift Cut.png Swift Cut 0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 ChainSteel Divide.png Steel Divide 0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 ChainExplosive Thrust.png Explosive Thrust 0.75¾ Chain. Hit your foe with a final, brutal stab, and fire a shot that causes a secondary explosion.
2 Blooming Fire.png Blooming Fire 0.75¾ 2 Slash with your blade and release a volley of explosions.
3 Artillery Slash.png Artillery Slash 0.5½ Shoot a shell from your sword that explodes on the first enemy hit.
4 Cyclone Trigger.png Cyclone Trigger 0.5½ 1 Spin and block enemy projectiles. Strikes all foes in melee range, then fires shots at foes out of melee range.
5 Break Step.png Break Step 0.5½ 1 Lunge forward with explosive force.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Combat Stimulant.png Combat Stimulant 0.75¾ 1 Armament. Heal yourself and enter Stim State. When Stim State expires, you are healed again. Using this skill while in Stim State grants boons.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Flow Stabilizer.png Flow Stabilizer 1 Armament. Increase flow rate and gain stability. If you already have stability, gain additional flow rate.
Bulletproof Barrier.png Bulletproof Barrier Not available underwater 0.5½ 1 Armament. Throw a device that explodes when it lands, which leaves behind a barrier that blocks projectiles.
Electric Fence.png Electric Fence Not available underwater 0.5½ 1 Armament. Throw a device that leaves behind a wall of energy, crippling foes that pass through it. Foes that are already crippled become immobilized.
Dragonspike Mine.png Dragonspike Mine 35 Armament. Evade backward while dropping a mine that cripples foes. This skill recharges Dragon Trigger.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Tactical Reload.png Tactical Reload 0.5½ 30 Armament. Reload ammo on all of your profession skills.

List of bladesworn traits[edit]

See also: List of warrior traits

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Pistol Proficiency.png Pistol Proficiency You can wield pistols.
Minor Adept Gun X Sword.png Gun X Sword Gain access to the Gunsaber (F2) as an alternate weapon set, but lose the ability to swap to other weapon sets during combat. Adrenaline is replaced with flow.
Major Adept River's Flow.png River's Flow 5 Incoming healing increased. Healing yourself increases flow rate.
Regeneration effects do not trigger flow rate increase
Major Adept Swift as the Wind.png Swift as the Wind 5 Movement skills grant swiftness and increase flow rate.
Major Adept Unseen Sword.png Unseen Sword Swapping weapons strikes all nearby foes.
Will not activate out of combat unless an enemy is within range
Minor Master Dragonscale Defense.png Dragonscale Defense 15 If you are struck while in Dragon Trigger, gain protection.
Major Master Unshakable Mountain.png Unshakable Mountain Using the final round of ammo on an ammunition skill grants barrier.
Major Master Fierce as Fire.png Fierce as Fire Using the final round of ammo on an ammunition skill drops a flame shell that burns nearby foes.
Major Master Lush Forest.png Lush Forest Using the final round of ammo on an ammunition skill recharges the recharge of all equipped skills.
Minor Grandmaster Guns and Glory.png Guns and Glory Gain ferocity for a short duration when you hit with an explosion. The effect stacks duration.
Major Grandmaster Immortal Dragon.png Immortal Dragon Dragon Slash heals you for a percentage of the damage dealt.
Major Grandmaster Unyielding Dragon.png Unyielding Dragon Dragon Slash becomes unblockable, ignores blindness, and stuns foes on hit.
Major Grandmaster Daring Dragon.png Daring Dragon Dragon Slash has a lower maximum charge level but reenters Dragon Trigger if you can pay the flow cost.

Lore[edit]

Advanced Canthan technology has created a...unique weapon, fusing a firearm and a martial longblade to brutal effect. Exclusive to warriors, the gunsaber uses cartridges infused with magical, enriched amber from the heart of the mines in Echovald Forest, delivering energy to both the blade and the wielder while giving them unprecedented power.

— Elite specialization lore[1]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Bladesworn loses traditional weapon swapping in combat, as the gunblade is the second weapon for this specialization.
  • Adrenaline is renamed as "flow", and constantly generates while in combat. Skills that grant adrenaline will either boost flow regeneration or give a flat flow boost.
  • With the gunblade equipped, it can be charged with flow into blasting attacks up to 10 points.

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