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  • 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

Combo Name Button Combination Length
Crowd Fall
BlackBasex64
300%
PurpleBasex64
400% Lifted b
RedBasex64
500% Knockdown b
2.25s
Broken Bull
BlueBasex64
2x 100%
BlueBasex64
2x 100%
BlueBasex64
100%
200%
BlueBasex64
2x 200%
BlueBasex64
2x 300% Knockdown b
5.7s
BlackUpx64 +
Sundered Tusk
RedBasex64
500%
RedBasex64
300%
100%
200%
400% Lifted b
2.7s
(BlackUpx64 + BlackBlockx64) +
Drifting Stampede
RedBasex64
400% Impact b
PurpleBasex64
500% Ragdoll b
1.9s
BlackBlockx64 +
Crowd Fall
PurpleChargex64
600% Lifted b
PurpleChargex64
600% Knockdown b
N/A
Hell's Wave
BlueBasex64
200% Impact b
N/A
(While Sliding)
Mountain's Chisel
PurpleBasex64
200% Impact b
PurpleBasex64
200% Impact b
PurpleBasex64
200% Impact b
N/A
(While In Air)
Flaying Home
PurpleBasex64
200% Impact b
N/A
(While Wall Latching)
Tunneling Spike
PurpleBasex64
1200% Slash b
N/A
(On Knocked

Down
 Enemy)
BlueBasex64 360° Attack   RedBasex64 Slam Attack   PurpleBasex64 Proc
 Full Legend
Key Inputs
BlackBasex64 Basic Melee  (PC default E)
BlackBlockx64 Block  (PC default RMB)
BlackUpx64 Forward Movement  (PC default W)
BlackChargex64 Heavy Attack  (PC default MMB)
Multipliers and Hits
BlackBasex64
200%
 Attack does double damage 
BlackBasex64
2x 100%
 Attack hits twice 
Exclusive Procs
Impact b Impact or Stagger 
Knockdown b Knockdown 
Lifted b Lifted 
Ragdoll b Ragdoll 
Finisher b Front/Back or Ground Finisher 
Impaired b Impair (PvP only) 
Shaded rows are combos shared across all stances of the weapon type.

NotesEdit

  • 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

TipsEdit

  • 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.

TriviaEdit

  • Crowd Fall is the standard combo for most Heavy Blade melee weapons without a Stance mod on.
  • Cleavng Whirlwind is the only Stance Mod that comes with a stagger penalty.

GalleryEdit

MediaEdit

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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