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All melee weapons' DPS increase based on the player's Strength Stat.pngBrutality Stat, but some weapons have alternate scaling with Skill Stat.pngTactics (e.g. Cursed Sword and Frantic Sword) or Health Stat.pngSurvival (e.g. The Nutcracker and Broad Sword), which means their DPS will scale off the higher stat between the two.

Icon Name Description Blueprint Location Base Damage Base Special Damage Scaling
Rusty Sword Icon.png
Rusty Sword "Kills things. Sometimes..." Starter weapon until Random Melee Weapon is purchased (found in secret tile near the place where you start afterwards) 119 damage/s N/A Brutalité
Balanced Blade Icon.png
Balanced Blade Carefully balanced to allow consecutive rapid strikes. Always unlocked 127 damage/s N/A Brutalité
Spite Sword Icon.png
Spite Sword Inflict a critical hit if you took damage less than 8 sec ago, or if you're cursed. Dropped by Buzzcutter (0.03% chance) 131 damage/s 315 critical damage/s Brutalité
Assassin's Dagger Icon.png
Assassin's Dagger Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW when you backstab your enemies.

"Small, but deadly if you know where to stick it."

Found above the starting point of the Promenade of the Condemned 100 damage/s 300 critical damage/s Brutalité
Blood Sword Icon.png
Blood Sword Causes bleeding (x damage/s for sec). Dropped by Zombie (100% chance) 109 damage/s 9 bleeding damage/s Brutalité
Twin Daggers Icon.png
Twin Daggers Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW on the third consecutive strike.

"Two knives for the price of one, more violence for your dollar!"

Always unlocked 201 damage/s Brutalité
Broadsword Icon.png
Broadsword The second and third hits are critical.

"Slow and heavy, but looks badass. The best way to compensate."

Obtained from Tutorial Knight's corpse within the Prisoners' Quarters 273 damage/s Brutality/Survival
Shovel Icon.png
Shovel Flings enemies and bombs backwards.

"Any object is a deadly weapon if you apply enough velocity."

Dropped by Swarm Zombie (0.4% chance) 144 damage/s N/A Brutality/Survival
Cursed Sword Icon.png
Cursed Sword If you're hit, you're dead.

"So you like to play hardball, do ya?"

Dropped by Conjunctivius on first kill 407 damage/s N/A Brutality/Tactics
Sadist's Stiletto Icon.png
Sadist's Stiletto Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW if the victim is bleeding or poisoned.

"Turn the knife..."

Dropped by Spiker (1.7% chance) 109 damage/s 191 critical damage/s Brutalité
Swift Sword Icon.png
Swift Sword Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW if you are currently benefiting from accelerated movement.

"Take your time? Pft, what a joke. Hit hard and fast! Now there's a recipe for victory..."

Unlocked on 1st completed Daily Run (only one completion per day counts) 112 damage/s 171 critical damage/s Brutalité
War Spear Icon.png
War Spear Inflicts a CRITICAL HIT when you strike several enemies.

"Trade some speed for range."

Dropped by Hammer (1.7% chance) 149 damage/s 306 critical damage/s Brutality/Survival
Impaler (Weapon) Icon.png
Impaler Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW when enemies are up against a wall. Dropped by the The Concierge on second kill 117 damage/s 300 critical damage/s Brutalité
Symmetrical Lance Icon.png
Symmetrical Lance If you quickly kill 2 enemies with this weapon, it will deal CRITICAL BLOWS for 6 sec. Dropped by The Hand of the King on first kill 168 damage/s 251 critical damage/s Brutality/Survival
Rapier Icon.png
Rapier Inflicts a CRITICAL HIT immediately after rolling.

"It's all in the wrist..."

Dropped by Scorpion (0.4% chance) 106 damage/s 268 critical damage/s Brutalité
Meat Skewer Icon.png
Meat Skewer Double thrust followed by a forward thrust which allows you to pass through units.

"Now you see me, now you don't!"

Unlocked on 10th completed Daily Run (only one completion per day counts) 139 damage/s N/A Brutalité
Nutcracker Icon.png
Nutcracker Inflicts a critical hit if the target is stunned, frozen or rooted. Always unlocked 134 damage/s 297 damage/s Brutality/Survival
Spartan Sandals Icon.png
Spartan Sandals Knocks back enemies, dealing x extra damage if the enemy hits a wall. The final strike in the combo will knock any enemy back.

"This. Is. DEAD CELLS!"

Dropped by Runner (100% chance) 21 damage/s 90 damage bonus Brutalité
Spiked Boots Icon.png
Spiked Boots Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW if the kick interrupts an attack. Dropped by Thorny (0.4% chance) 101 damage/s 297 critical damage/s Brutality
Hayabusa Boots Icon.png
Hayabusa Boots The last hit inflicts area damage and kicks enemies backward. Found at the end of the Forgotten Sepulcher 128 damage/s N/A Brutalité
Hayabusa Gauntlets Icon.png
Hayabusa Gauntlets The 5th hit is always a CRITICAL BLOW Dropped by Lancer (0.4% chance) 128 damage/s 173 critical damage/s Brutalité
Valmont's Whip Icon.png
Valmont's Whip Ignores shields and deals a CRITICAL HIT when striking at maximum range.

"Deadly when in the right hands..."

Dropped by Disgusting Worm (0.4% chance) 53 damage/s 320 critical damage/s Brutality/Survival
Wrenching Whip Icon.png
Wrenching Whip Ignores shields, pulls victims towards you and kicks them on the third strike, dealing a CRITICAL BLOW. Dropped by Pirate Captain (0.4% chance) 129 damage/s 187 critical damage/s Brutalité
Oiled Sword Icon.png
Oiled Sword Covers enemies with flammable oil. Dropped by Bat (1.7% chance) 149 damage/s N/A Brutalité
Torch Icon.png
Torch Ignites your enemies and inflicts x damage/sec for 2.7 seconds Dropped by Spawner (1.7% chance) 99 damage/s 15 burning damage/s Brutalité
Frantic Sword Icon.png
Frantic Sword Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW when you're below 50% health. Dropped by Kamikaze (0.4% chance) 137 damage/s 285 critical damage/s Brutality/Tactics
Giantkiller Icon.png
Giant Killer Inflicts a CRITICAL BLOW if the victim is an Elite or a Boss Currently only available in the Daily Run mode 150 damage/s 262 critical damage/s Brutality/Survival