• Rhino performing Crowd Fall.
  • Rhino performing Broken Bull, including the staggered end.
  • Rhino performing Sundered Tusk.
  • Rhino performing Drifting Stampede.

Cleaving Whirlwind is a stance mod for Heavy Blade melee weapons. It is a momentum-based stance whose slow, sweeping attacks deal high damage in coned or radial areas around the wielder.

Can be equipped on:

✓ denotes weapon with matching Stance polarity

Combos Edit

Combo Name Button Combination
Crowd Fall PurpleBasex64Impact b300%PurpleBasex64Invalid400%PurpleBasex64Impact b500%
Broken Bull* BlackUpx64( BlueBasex64Impact b2x100%BlueBasex64Impact b2x100%BlueBasex64Impact b1x 200% Impact b1x 100% Impact b  BlueBasex64Impact b2x200%BlueBasex64ImpKno b2x300%)
Sundered Tusk* (BlackUpx64+  BlackBlockx64)( BlackBasex64500%RedBasex64Lifted b1x 200%1x 300%1x 400% Lifted b)
Drifting Stampede* BlackBlockx64( PurpleBasex64Impact b400%PurpleBasex64ImpKno b500%)
Crowd Fall  PurpleChargex64Invalid600%PurpleChargex64ImpKno b600%

Hell's Wave Slide + BlueBasex64Impact b200%

Mountain's Chisel In Air + PurpleBasex64Impact b200%PurpleBasex64Impact b200%PurpleBasex64Impact b200%

Flaying Home Wall Dash + PurpleBasex64Impact b200%

Tunneling Spike Knocked Down Enemy + PurpleBasex64Slash b300%
BlueBasex64 360° Attack  RedBasex64 Slam Attack  PurpleBasex64 Proc

 Melee Attacks

BlackBasex64   Melee  
BlackBlockx64   Block  
BlackUpx64   Forward  
BlackChargex64 Heavy Attack  
BlackPausex64   Pause  

 Multipliers and Hits

BlackBasex64200%   Attack does double damage  
BlackBasex642x   Attack hits twice  

 Exclusive Procs

Knockdown b   Knockdown  
Ragdoll b   Ragdoll  
Lifted b   Lifted  
Finisher b   Ground Finisher  


  • Both Sundered Tusk and Drifting Stampede do 25% bonus Slash b Slash damage.
  • The Broken Bull Combo involves spinning the blade in a 360 arc around the Warframe while moving forward with each press of the melee key. This can be used to hit multiple enemies in a large area.
    • Hits twice in each spin.
      • There is actually a third hit at the end portion of the spins animation, just before another spin is started.
    • Can be used while sprinting.
    • The 6th attack in this combo is just a stagger animation, dealing no damage


  • Broken Bull punishes mindless mashing by causing the Tenno to lose their balance and stagger if they try to continue spinning after the 5th spin. Cancel the combo or chain into Crowd Fall to maintain combo momentum.
    • The stagger after the 5th swing is shortened dramatically with strong attack speed buffs such as Valkyr's Warcry and Volt's Speed. While under these buffs, spamming mindlessly is punished far less severely.
  • With careful timing, one could achieve the third hit within the Broken Bull spin by turning 90 degrees clockwise after the second hit has landed.


  • Crowd Fall is the standard combo for most Heavy Blade melee weapons without a Stance mod on.



Patch HistoryEdit

Update 13.5
  • Added Sundered Tusk and Drifting Stampede combos to Cleaving Whirlwind.

Update 13.0

  • Introduced.

See alsoEdit


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