• 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%2XLeftarrow + 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 stance alters the quick melee to perform the first two attacks of Ambush Predator. As such, the quick melee benefits from the multihits and additional 20% damage of said attacks.
  • With the amount of forced procs in this stance, it is ideal for use with Mod TT 20pxCondition Overload, especially on dual swords that have decent status chance like the PrismaDualCleavers Prisma Dual Cleavers and DualGrnEgyptSwords Twin Krohkur.
  • 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 and deal 500% bonus damage, totaling up to 600% damage.
    • The final attacks of Rapid Incisions and Dire Courtship also force a slash proc.
  • After finishing Dire Courtship, continuing to attack will repeat the combo starting from the third attack. This can be done indefinitely.

Trivia Edit

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