"Concentrate and execute."
Dedicated to the art of wielding the dangerous Canthan gunsaber, Bladesworn employ the meditative Dragon Trigger technique to strike down their foes with devastating slashes and point-blank blasts.
— In-game description
Bladesworn is an elite specialization for the warrior unlocked with the End of Dragons expansion. Bladesworns have employed the advances of Canthan Dragonjade tech to combine a sword and a gun to create their gunsabers. With cartridges loaded with amber from trees in the Echovald Forest, these weapons cut with explosive power. Bladesworns steady their minds and replace the traditional warrior adrenaline and Burst attacks with flow, which they store during combat. They pause to concentrate and channel this flow into their gunsabers to then unleash a devastating Dragon Slash unsheath attack while firing all cartridges to increase its speed, cutting through enemies even faster than the blink of an eye, annihilating most enemies in a single hit. When unsheathed, gunsabers combine the strength of blade and gun to cut nearby enemies and shoot those far away. Bladesworns have learned armament skills which focus on improving their damage and flow rate. Additionally, many bladesworn attacks use ammunition, charges that can be consumed to use that same skill again with no recharge, gaining benefits when consuming these charges. They can also wield pistols in their offhand, used as a melee weapon to fire all cartridges in an explosive point-blank shot. Bladesworns excel at damage dealing and can also support their allies with boons.
List of bladesworn skills
- See also: List of warrior skills
|F1||Unsheathe Gunsaber||10||Unsheathe your gunsaber to gain new skills. Changes to your weapon recharge rate affect this skill.|
|F1||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||¼||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.
|1||Dragon Slash—Force||½||1||Burst. Slash foes in front of you, ending Dragon Trigger. This attack consumes all charges to deal more damage.|
|2||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||½||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.|
Using this skill will not end Dragon Trigger.
|5||Flicker Step||½||Blink to a location.|
Using this skill will not end Dragon Trigger.
|4||Gunstinger||½||15||Quickly step forward to strike your foe while reloading your gun. Restores ammo to skill 5.|
|5||Dragon's Roar||½||1||Fire all the barrels in your hand cannon to deal damage to foes in front of you. This skill consumes all your ammo when fired and pushes you back slightly based on the amount of ammo expended.|
|1||Swift Cut||½||Chain. Slash your foe, then fire off a ranged shot. Foes hit by the initial attack take less damage from the follow-up shot.|
|1||Steel Divide||½||Chain. Swing your gunsaber and fire a second shot. Foes hit by the initial attack take less damage from the follow-up shot.|
|1||Explosive Thrust||¾||Chain. Hit your foe with a final, brutal stab, and fire a shot that causes a secondary explosion. Foes hit by the initial attack take less damage from the follow-up shot.|
|2||Blooming Fire||¾||2||Slash with your blade and fire a grenade shell that shatters on impact, releasing a series of explosions.|
|3||Artillery Slash||¾||Consume all charges to launch a single shell from your sword that explodes on the first enemy hit. Deals bonus damage and applies different effects based on the amount of charges consumed.|
|4||Cyclone Trigger||½||1||Spin and block enemy projectiles. Strikes all foes in melee range, and then fires shots at foes out of melee range.|
|5||Break Step||½||1||Lunge forward with explosive force, damaging enemies at your starting position.|
|Combat Stimulant||¾||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.|
|Flow Stabilizer||1||Armament. Increase flow rate and gain fury. If you already have fury, gain additional flow rate.|
|Overcharged Cartridges||1||Armament. Your next few explosion attacks deal more damage. Using this skill while you already have stacks of Overcharged Cartridges causes you to use Detonate Cartridges instead.|
|Detonate Cartridges||½||Expends your remaining charges by throwing them at the ground in front of you, launching and damaging foes. Explosion radius increases based on the number of charges spent.|
|Electric Fence||½||1||Armament. Throw a device that leaves behind a wall of energy, blocking projectiles and crippling foes that pass through it. Foes that are already crippled become immobilized.|
|Dragonspike Mine||20||Armament. Evade backward while dropping a mine that cripples foes. This skill recharges Dragon Trigger.|
|Tactical Reload||½||30||Armament. Reload ammo on all of your bladesworn skills. Your next Dragon Trigger generates more charges per interval.|
List of bladesworn traits
- See also: List of warrior traits
|Minor Proficiency||Pistol Proficiency||You can wield pistols.|
|Minor Adept||Gun X Sword||Gain access to the Gunsaber 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||5||Incoming healing increased. Healing yourself increases flow rate.|
Regeneration effects do not trigger flow rate increase
|Major Adept||Swift as the Wind||5||Movement skills grant swiftness and increase flow rate.|
|Major Adept||Unseen Sword||Swapping weapons strikes all nearby foes.|
Will not activate out of combat unless an enemy is within range
|Minor Master||Dragonscale Defense||8||Gain boons when entering Dragon Trigger.|
|Major Master||Unshakable Mountain||Using the final round of ammo on an ammunition skill grants barrier.|
|Major Master||Fierce as Fire||Gain increased strike damage for each round of ammunition spent.|
|Major Master||Lush Forest||1||Using the first round of ammo on an ammunition skill recharges the recharge of all warrior skills.|
Does not affect the recharge of Unsheathe Gunsaber, Sheathe Gunsaber, and Dragon Trigger.
|Minor Grandmaster||Guns and Glory||Gain ferocity for a short duration when you hit with an explosion. The effect stacks duration.|
|Major Grandmaster||Immortal Dragon||Dragon Slash heals you for a percentage of the damage dealt. Gain protection whenever you convert flow into charges.|
|Major Grandmaster||Unyielding Dragon||Dragon Slash becomes unblockable, ignores blindness, and stuns foes on hit. Gain might whenever you convert flow into charges.|
|Major Grandmaster||Daring Dragon||Dragon Slash has a lower maximum charge level but reenters Dragon Trigger if you can pay the flow cost. The cooldown on Dragonscale Defense is reset when reentering Dragon Trigger. Tactical Reload is no longer removed when Dragon Trigger ends.|
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
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
- Specializations: Adept Bladesworn — Begin training the warrior's bladesworn elite specialization. (5)
- Specializations: Master Bladesworn — Completely train the warrior's bladesworn elite specialization. (10)
- Specialization Collections: The Keenest Cut — Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the bladesworn's pistol, the Keenest Cut. (3)
- Promotional material
- Bladesworn loses traditional weapon swapping in combat, as the gunsaber 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 gunsaber equipped, it can be charged with flow into blasting attacks up to 10 points.
- The Bladesworn NPC "Jadestream" Shun can be found in Lake Lutgardis in The Echovald Wilds.
- Uses Onyx Lion pistol skin in the spotlight video.
- The concept art features a norn in draconic armor with Breech Loaders gauntlets, and wielding their gunsaber.
- The bladesworn may occasionally shout one of these lines when using the following skills:
- Upon activating Dragon Trigger
- The dragon waits.
- Calm before the storm.
- Upon accumulating the maximum number of charges while Dragon Trigger is active.
- Locked and loaded!
- You've already lost!
- Total concentration.
- When using any Dragon Slash attack.
- Dragon slash!
- The dragon's steel.
- When using Dragon Slash—Force
- Feel its strength!
- When using Dragon Slash—Boost
- When using Dragon Slash—Reach
- When using Flicker Step
- Not there anymore!
- Think faster!
- When using Gunstinger
- More ammo!
- When using Dragon's Roar
- When using Flow Stabilizer
- When exiting combat
- It's over.