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 will grant a flat +90% chance to deal critical hits, in addition to the weapon's critical chance and mods. This effect only triggers for slide attacks.
    • This stacks with Cat's Eye which gives a flat +60% critical chance to attacks.
  • Maiming Strike does not affect ability weapons such as Exalted BladeValkyr Talons and 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 mod not applying if the slide was canceled before hitting an enemy.

Hotfix 18.4.1