Maiming Strike is an Acolyte Melee mod that increases the chance of a critical hit on slide attacks.


Rank Critical chance Cost
0 +15% 2
1 +30% 3
2 +45% 4
3 +60% 5
4 +75% 6
5 +90% 7


  • Maiming Strike provides 90 percentage points to a weapon's critical chance on slide attacks.
    • This stacks with Cat's Eye which provides 60 percentage points to critical chance.
  • Maiming Strike's bonus is applied after other critical chance mods, but before Blood Rush. For example, a Galatine o Galatine with a max rank Maiming Strike, True Steel, and Blood Rush at a 3.0x combo multiplier will have a
    [10% × (1 + 60%) + 90%] × (1 + 165% × 3.0) critical chance on slide attacks.
  • Maiming Strike does not affect ability weapons such as Exalted BladeEWValkyrTalons Valkyr Talons, Desert Wind and EWIronStaff Iron Staff.


  • The +90% critical chance provided by Maiming Strike is multiplied by Blood Rush and the set mod effect of Gladiator Mods which leads to very high critical chances on slide attacks. See the full equation for details.
  • Combining with Berserker on any melee weapon allows players to easily generate attack speed, with a stronger effect than Fury, for the same cost.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update: Lunaro
  • Fixed the Maiming Strike Mod not applying Critical Damage if your slide was cancelled right before you attacked the enemy.

Hotfix 18.4.1

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5