Dark Split-Sword is a melee weapon with the unique ability to change forms depending on the Stance mod with which it is equipped: a double-ended greatsword when equipped with Heavy Blade stances, or wielded as two separate blades when using Dual Sword stances.
This weapon deals
Innate damage – effective against Radiation Alloy Armor.
Stance slot has polarity, matches Swirling Tiger stance.
Highest status chance of any Heavy Blade.
Tied for the highest attack speed of any Dual Sword with Dual Kamas ( Prime) and Dual Zoren.
Tied for third highest base and slide damage of any Dual Sword with Dex Dakra.
Highly versatile; able to crit build when given a Dual Sword stance, or status build by default.
When equipped with a Dual Sword stance, the following stats are increased:
Faster attack speed (up to 1.17).
Higher critical chance (up to 25.0%).
Higher critical damage (up to 2.5x).
Higher slide attack damage (up to 390.0).
Higher wall attack damage (up to 260.0).
stance polarity is incompatible with any of the Heavy Blade stances. Furthermore, Heavy Blade and Dual Sword stances do not share any polarities.
Lowest damage of any Heavy Blade.
When equipped with a Dual Sword stance, the following stats are reduced:
Lower base damage (down to 65.0).
Lower status chance (down to 15.0%).
Lower slam attack damage (down to 130.0).
Without any stance equipped, the Dark Split-Sword is used as a Heavy Blade weapon by default.
The Dark Split-Sword is the first melee weapon capable of using two different types of Stance mods, in this case Heavy Blade and Dual Sword stances, giving it the ability to use a total of 5 individual Stance mods.
The Dark Split-Sword is the first weapon from the Tenno Lab to require Mutagen Masses in crafting.
On the Release of the PC Lunaro update, PC Gamer offered a limited time promo code for the Dulus weapon skin, which is essentially a stretched out PC Gamer logo on the sword.
Tenno Reinforcements - Dark Split-Sword
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Patch History Edit
Update: The Silver Grove
Fixed an issue where the Dark Split Sword would show a Mire when being built in the Foundry.
Update: Specters of the Rail
Increased Dark Split-Swords Critical Chance while dual wielding by to 25% and Critical Multiplier to 2.5x.
Slightly increased the Dark Split Sword dual wield attack speed.
Slightly decreased the Dark Split Sword Heavy Blade attack speed.
Increased the Dark Split Sword Heavy Blade Element Damage to 90 and Status Chance to 25%
Conclave: Dark Split-Sword can now be used in the Conclave.
Visually tweaked the Dark Split-Sword’s Energy trail to fit better on the weapon.
Fixed the Dark Split-Sword not listed in the Melee section of the Codex.
Fixed ranked Stance Mods equipped on the Dark Split-Sword being un-ranked.
Dark Split-Sword can now be sold from Inventory.
Fixed the Dark Split-Sword not rewarding Affinity for Clients.
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