Tear and chew through enemies with this unusual crankshaft-style greatsword.

There remains a shallow trench through the ruins. As if some colossal boulder had crashed from the manse and rolled down the hill... but what if it had rolled... up?

Imagine if you will, Karishh's Dax on the day... peering out, dumbstruck by what they saw. They readied no blade, sounded no alarm as the expanding orb of gristle hurtled toward them. And then in a spasm of giblets, Grendel was before them. His 'cutlery' in hand.. the Masseter.

The Masseter is GrendelIcon272.png Grendel's signature greatsword with a distinctive crankshaft-shaped blade, introduced in Update 26.0. In addition to grinding its foes into chunks, Grendel becomes unshakable when he readies a heavy attack.

Manufacturing Requirements
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20,000
ArgonCrystal64.png
2
Cryotic.png
650
Oxium64.png
225
Salvage64.png
8,600
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Credits64.png
10,000
Gallium64.png
2
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1,200
Rubedo64.png
1,450
AlloyPlate64.png
3,250
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Nami Skyla
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When wielded by GrendelIcon272.png Grendel, he is immune to crowd control procs during Heavy Attacks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The masseter muscle is one of four muscles responsible for chewing.
  • Keeping with GrendelIcon272.png Grendel's design being inspired by Oni, the Masseter's design is based on the Kanabō, a studded, two-handed club used by samurai. The cumbersome nature of the kanabō resulted in the weapon being associated with oni due to their great strength.
    • The close associations between oni and kanabō in Japanese culture have resulted in the phrase oni-ni-kanabō (鬼に金棒, "[giving a] kanabō to oni") to describe giving further advantages to a powerful opponent, which may be the basis for Grendel's immunity to crowd control effects while preparing a heavy attack with the Masseter.
  • When Masseter is used to perform an attack, its rotation will ramp up for a short period of time and eventually slow back to an idle speed.
    • Manual guard (holding right-mouse button) will lock Masseter in the idle rotation, regardless of current speed.

Masseter Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0

  • Introduced.
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