• Saryn performing Claws of the Drake.
  • Saryn performing Heart of the Naga.
  • Saryn performing Fangs of the Lindwurm.
  • Saryn performing Soul of the Leviathan.

Defiled Snapdragon is a stance mod for Blade and Whip type weapons.

Can be equipped on:

✓ denotes weapon with matching Stance polarity

Combos Edit

Combo Name Button Combination
Claws of the Drake BlackBasex64BlueBasex642xBlackBasex64BlackBasex64Ragdoll b2xBlackBasex64
Heart of the Naga* BlackUpx64( BlackBasex64BlueBasex642xBlackPausex64PurpleBasex64Slash b4x150%BlackBasex642x150%BlueBasex64Impact b4x150%PurpleBasex64Slash b200%)
Fangs of the Lindwurm* (BlackUpx64+  BlackBlockx64)( BlackBasex64BlueBasex642xBlackDownx64+BlackBasex64115%BlueBasex643x125%BlackBasex64125%PurpleBasex64Slash b3x175%)
Soul of the Leviathan* BlackBasex64BlueBasex642xBlackBlockx64+PurpleBasex64ImpSla b2x125%BlueBasex645xBlackBasex644xBlueBasex644x
Rolling Thunder  BlackChargex64

Spiral Cut Slide + BlueBasex64

Sky Doom In Air + RedBasex64

Weightless Steel Wall Dash + BlackBasex64

Death's Mark Knockdowned Enemy + BlackBasex64
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  

Combo Name Button Combination
Claws of the Drake EEx2EE125%x2E150%
Heart of the Naga* EEx2  Pause ESlash b150%x3E200%x2E115%x3ESlash b125%
Fangs of the Lindwurm* EEx2Downarrow +E125%E175%x2E125%ESlash bx2
Soul of the Leviathan* EEx2RMB +ESlash bx2Ex3Ex6Ex3
Rolling Thunder Hold E125%x2 , Release
Spiral Cut Slide + E
Sky Doom In Air + E
Weightless Steel Wall Dash + E
Death's Mark Knockdowned Enemy + E1600%
Normal    All Targets    Slam/Ragdoll    Proc
  • PS4:     E  = Combops4circle   RMB  = R2
  • XBOX:  E  = B    RMB  = RTrigger


  • The second attack in every stance combo is a wide arc sweep with both blade and whip, allowing the player to strike multiple enemies within range twice.
  • Heart of the Naga involves a forward scissor dash and a leaping whip lash, providing some mobility for the player during the combo. The scissor dash portion also creates up to 3 Slash b Slash procs if it fully connects, while the final hit (which is similar to the charge attack) will proc a Slash b Slash.(it may or may not grab and throw them on the final swing, similar to Claws of the Drake and Rolling Thunder, but only if you are in point blank range of the target)
  • Fangs of the Lindwurm has a wide reach on the 4th and last attack, which involves swinging the extended whip around. The last attack also procs Slash b Slash if it successfully connects.
  • While Soul of the Leviathan doesn't have any damage multipliers, it can still be used to quickly stack the combo counter because of its multi-hit attacks. Take caution that it doesn't stagger the enemy after the third attack (double strike using both scissor & whip), but it does proc Slash b Slash on that particular hit.
  • Rolling Thunder can be performed on a Blade & Whip weapon even without this stance equipped (but still requires the user to enter melee mode).
    • It has two instances of damage, the first inflicting stagger on enemies upon throwing the whip, and the second will pull any enemies it catches within 10 meters towards the player when it retracts (the damage on the second one can be inconsistent on rare occasions). Mod TT 20pxReach extends the whip's attack range, but not its pull range.
    • It can be triggered on the first and second attack just by simply holding it down afterwards, allowing quick crowd control if used correctly.
    • The pulling strength of this move as well as the last hit from Claws of the Drake currently pulls enemies with extreme force that often caused them to fly past the player instead of landing in front of the player.
    • One hit of Rolling Thunder 's third attack also procs Impact b Impact, making even elemental weapons to cause both Slash and Impact status effects.


  • This is the only stance mod with a rhyming description.
  • The name of this stance, as well as its associated combos all reference dragons in some form;
    • Snapdragons are a genus of plants whose flowers are said to resemble the head of a dragon.
    • Drake is a synonym for dragon, and is derived from Draco, the Latin word for dragon.
    • Naga is a group of serpent deities associated with Hinduism and Buddhism.
    • Lindwurm is the German name for Lindworm, which is typically depicted as a bipedal, wingless dragon.
    • The Leviathan is a sea monster (commonly called a "sea serpent") referenced in Christianity and Judaism. The word has since become synonymous with any large sea creature such as whales.
    • Rolling Thunder was previously named Wings of the Wyvern. Wyverns are mythological creatures commonly mistaken for dragons, with the key difference being that wyverns have two legs, whereas dragons normally have four.
  • Soul of the Leviathan's ending combo looks similar to Swirling Tiger's Winding Claws


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 17.11
  • Introduced.
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