• Excalibur performing Ambush Predator.
  • Excalibur performing Rapid Incisions.
  • Excalibur performing Biting Mandibles.
  • Excalibur performing Dire Courtship.

Carving Mantis is a Stance mod for Dual Swords type weapons. It combines strong slashes and quick stabs while keeping forward momentum.

Can be equipped on:

✓ denotes weapon with matching Stance polarity

Combos Edit

Combo Name Button Combination
Ambush Predator BlackBasex642x120%BlackBasex642x120%BlackBasex642x240%PurpleBasex64Impact bSlash b360%
Rapid Incisions* BlackBasex642x120%BlackPausex64BlackBasex64240%PurpleBasex64Impact bSlash b240%PurpleBasex64Impact b360%PurpleBasex641x 300% ImpSla b1x 150% Slash bPurpleBasex641x 600% Knockdown b1x 200%
Biting Mandibles* BlackBasex642x120%BlackBasex642x120%BlackBasex642x240%BlackBlockx64+PurpleBasex641x 200% Slash b1x 100%PurpleBasex64Impact b360%BlackBasex64240%PurpleBasex64Impact b240%PurpleBasex64Slash bKnockdown b600%
Dire Courtship* BlackBasex642x120%BlackBasex642x120%BlackLeftx64+BlackBasex64180%PurpleBasex641x 200% Slash b1x 150% Slash bPurpleBasex64Impact b360%PurpleBasex641x 600% SlaKno b1x 200% ImpKno b2x 120%
Windless Cuts BlackChargex642x300%

Trimming Flowers Slide + BlueBasex64

Red Soil In Air + RedBasex64

Weightless Steel Wall Dash + BlackBasex64

Mirrored Spike Knockdowned Enemy + PurpleBasex64Slash b2x400%
BlueBasex64 360° Attack  RedBasex64 Slam Attack  PurpleBasex64 Proc

 Melee Attacks

BlackBasex64   Melee  
BlackBlockx64   Block  
BlackUpx64   Direction (Up)  
BlackChargex64 Hold  
BlackPausex64   Pause  

 Multipliers and Hits

BlackBasex64200%   Attack does double damage  
BlackBasex642x   Attack hits twice  

 Exclusive Procs

Knockdown b   Knockdown  
Ragdoll b   Ragdoll  
Finisher b   Ground Finisher  

Combo Name Button Combination
Ambush Predator E120%2XE120%2XE240%2XE360%ImpSla b
Rapid Incisions* E120%2X Pause E240%E240%ImpSla bE360%Impact bE150%Slash b300%ImpSla b ___ E200%600%Knockdown b
Biting Mandibles* E120%2XE120%2XE240%2XRMB + E100%200%Slash b __ E360%Impact bE240%E240%Impact bE600%SlaKno b
Dire Courtship* E120%2XE120%2XLeft + E180%E150%Slash b200%Slash b __ E360%Impact bE200%ImpKno b600%SlaKno b + 2x 120%
Northern Coil Hold E300%2x , Release
Trimming Flowers Slide + E
Red Soil In Air + E
Weightless Steel Wall Dash + E
Mirrored Spike Knockdowned Enemy + E800%2x
Normal    All Targets    Slam/Ragdoll    Proc
  • PS4:     E  = Combops4circle   RMB  = R2
  • XBOX:  E  = B    RMB  = RTrigger


  • The final attacks of Ambush Predator will cause both a Slash b Slash and Impact b Impact proc.
  • The third and fifth attacks of Rapid Incisions will cause both a Slash b Slash and Impact b Impact proc.
  • The final attack of Dire Courtship will cause both a Slash b Slash and Impact b Impact proc.
  • The final attacks of Rapid Incisions, Biting Mandibles, and Dire Courtship will cause a knockdown.
  • After finishing Dire Courtship, continuing to attack will repeat the combo starting from the third attack. This can be done indefinitely.

Trivia Edit