The fourth attack of the stanceless/Claws of the Drake combo as well as the Heavy Attack use the whip to ragdoll and pull enemies towards the player.
The Slam Radial Damage has a 25% chance to inflict the Toxin status effect, but is unaffected by status chance mods.
The Mios was designed and submitted by the player RedSkittlez for the Community Melee Weapon Contest.
The Mios took more than an entire year to be fully developed, being one of the longest weapons in production to be added to the game.
The Blade and Whip weapon type as a whole is somewhat similar to a Kusarigama or its predecessor the Kyoketsu-shoge, both of which were bladed weapons with a chain attached to the other end of the handle. In both cases however the chain was typically used to immobilize or disarm an enemy rather than directly attack the target.
The entire weapon is comprised of 2 different blades. The top has a socket that fits into the main bladed part, which increases the visual reach of the weapon.
The Mios currently uses the Lacera's cord to connect the hook to the blade.