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The Blood Sword is a sword-type melee weapon which inflicts bleeding on enemies it hits.

Details[]

  • Special Effects:
    • Inflicts bleeding on hit (3.5 base bleeding DPS per effect).
      • Each stack of bleeding lasts for 12 seconds.
  • Breach Bonus: -0.4 / -0.3
    • Base Breach Damage: 15 / 17.5
    • Base Breach DPS: 79
  • Combo Duration: 0.41 seconds
    • First Hit: 0.25 (0.25 + 0 + 0)
    • Second Hit: 0.16 (0.16 + 0 + 0)
  • Tags: NoCritical, Bleed, UnlockInPublicEvent
  • Legendary Version:
    • Forced Affix: Double Stack
      • "Applies 2 stacks of damage over time effects instead of 1."

Synergies[]

  • Best paired with other bleeding items and abilities such as Throwing Knife IconThrowing Knife or Open Wounds Mutation IconOpen Wounds, which can help stack bleed effects more quickly for more bleed explosions.
  • Works well with the weapon Sadist's Stiletto IconSadist's Stiletto, enabling the player to attack once with Blood Sword to inflict bleeding for the long duration of 12s, allowing Sadist's Stiletto to crit.
  • It pairs well with the "+60% damage to a bleeding target" affix on another weapon due to its long effect duration.

Notes[]

  • Affixes such as "+80% damage on poisoned targets" apply to the weapon's attacks as well as the inflicted bleed status.
  • This weapon deals less damage than the Rusty Sword IconRusty Sword, and has an unusual two-swing combo, but is effective at stacking bleed on enemies. This weapon thus benefits from skills that carry the bleed damage affix.
  • It pairs well with the "+60% damage to a bleeding target" affix on another weapon.

History[]

  • 0.0: Introduced.
  • 1.9:
    • Increased bleeding time from 6 to 12 seconds.
    • Reduced bleeding DPS from 9 to 5.
  • 2.1: Reduced bleeding DPS from 5 to 3.5.
  • 3.0: Added the Legendary Affix "Double Stack".
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