• Excalibur performing Skyward Limb.
  • Excalibur performing Battering Roots.
  • Excalibur performing Resolute Flurry.

Clashing Forest is one of two Stance mods compatible with Staff type weapons. It is a highly mobile stance in which the Tenno advances in tandem with their strikes.

Can be equipped on:

✓ denotes weapon with matching Stance polarity


Combo Name Button Combination
Skyward Limb  BlueBasex64  BlackBasex642x  BlueBasex642x
Battering Roots*  BlueBasex64  BlackBasex642x  BlackPausex64  BlackBasex64  BlackBasex642x  BlackBasex64Ragdoll b2x200%
Resolute Fury*  BlueBasex64  BlackUpx64 + BlackBasex643x  PurpleBasex64Impact b
The Way  BlackChargex64300%
Crushing Reach SlideBlueBasex64
Planting Widow In AirRedBasex64
Guiding Plank Wall DashBlackBasex64
Wide Dispatch Knockdowned Enemy + BlackBasex64Finisher b2400%
 RedBasex64  Attack Slams    BlueBasex64  360° Attack    PurpleBasex64  Attack Procs

 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   Finisher  


  • The last stabbing hit of Resolute Fury has a 100% chance of inflicting Impact b Impact proc.
  • The kicking portion of the Battering Roots combo can be repeated infinitely by mashing the melee button.
    • The second kick of Battering Roots will launch and knockdown enemies hit by it, although the hit isn't wide enough to hit too many enemies at once.


  • This stance is good for beginners with the Bo and Amphis weapons. The default combo is very easy to use.
  • When executing Battering Roots, tilt your camera towards enemies to guide your Tenno's kicks into your foes.
  • Normally while holding down your forward key, you will always perform Resolute Fury. This can be prevented by holding down your block button, which allows you to perform Skyward Limb while moving forward.
  • The movement during the attacks of this stance makes your Tenno prone to overextending, although the auto melee target feature usually prevents this.
  • Resolute Fury does not result in very much movement from your position and strikes several times, making it a great way to raise your hit counter before switching to other combos. It also has a tendency to stagger the target, and the spinning attack can connect with multiple enemies. It's spinning strike also tends to hit low-lying enemies such as Maggots.
  • Skyward Limb is effective at hitting low-flying enemies, such as Mutalist Ospreys, as well as hitting and staggering multiple enemies in an area around the user.


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