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Slash Dash
Dash between enemies while slashing with the Exalted Blade.
Strength:100 / 125 / 200 / 250
Range:6 / 8 / 10 / 12 m

  • Excalibur dashes between enemies within a cone 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 meters long and cuts them down with his Exalted Blade. Each strike inflicts 100 / 125 / 200 / 250 base damage.
    • Base damage is 15% DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact, 15% DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture, and 70% DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash.
    • Cone length and dash velocity are affected by Ability Range.
    • Slash Dash is affected by Aim Glide
    • Slash Dash is affected by momentum, but will not change momentum outside of its animation. Thus, whichever way you were going before you cast Slash Dash you will continue to go unless stopped, by other means, at same speed. This will affect how far your Slash Dash will go when not targeted.
    • As Slash Dash's base Critical Chance and Status Chance are 0%, Slash Dash can not deal critical hits or status effects without flat bonuses to either metric.
  • Damage is affected by Ability Strength, the Melee Combo Counter and some mods.
  • Excalibur has health immunity during the dash animation, but not shield immunity.
  • Though Excalibur's health is immune during the animation, it is still possible for Mod TT 20px.png Adaptation to build stacks.
  • Airborne enemies, such as Hellions and Ospreys, can also be targeted, but are still difficult for Slash Dash to traverse to unless the aim button is held for Aim Glide physics to take effect.
  • If there are no enemies within its targeting area, Slash Dash will make Excalibur dash forward in the direction of aim, allowing it to be used as a mobility aid when reaching high places.
  • Can be used to pass through Laser Barriers unharmed in most cases.
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, forward flipping, wall running or clinging to a wall.
  • Slash Dash can damage enemies across the Rift Plane.
  • Slash Dash is affected by and can trigger Warframe Arcanes.
  • Ability Synergy:
    • When ExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade is active, Slash Dash gains the following benefits:
      • Slash Dash will receive a 10% bonus to its base damage from Excalibur's passive as ExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade is considered a longsword.
      • Slash Dash hits will add to Exalted Blade's Melee Combo Counter.
      • ExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade will release an energy wave when an enemy is hit by Slash Dash.
        • The waves behave identically to those from normal swings of ExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade.

Main article: Surging Dash

Surging Dash is a Warframe Augment Mod for ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur, allowing each enemy hit by SlashDash130xDark.png Slash Dash to add to the Warframe's Melee Combo Counter.

Rank Effect Cost
0 2 6
1 4 7
2 6 8
3 8 9

Main article: Purging Slash

Purging Slash is a PvE and Conclave Warframe Augment Mod for ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur's SlashDash130xDark.png Slash Dash that removes allies' debuffs and restores their shields when Slash Dashed into.

Rank Debuffs removed % max shields restored Cost
0 1 70% 6
1 2 70% 7
2 3 70% 8
3 4 70% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Slash Dash will hit through a Grineer Shield Lancer's Shield.
  • With high Ability Range and not aiming at enemies, players can launch themselves into the air, travel with high velocity and long distance.
  • Can be used to break Corpus ship windows and pass through laser doors mostly unharmed.
  • Perfect for medium-distance traveling.
  • With the proper mods this is one of the most damage-efficient AoE abilities in the game, doing massive damage to multiple targets for very little cost.
  • Invulnerability allows players to deal with enemies by repeatedly casting Slash Dash without fear of damage or status proc effects during the animation. However, being that there is no invulnerability overlap between the end of the first cast and the beginning of the second cast, there is a small window for Excalibur to receive damage.
  • Casting Slash Dash while Exalted Blade is active will allow players to increase the amount of damage they deal and hit a larger amount of enemies without having to build for range.
  • Pressing the melee button at any time during the targeted Slash Dash cast will cancel the rest of ability's targets and summon your melee weapon instantly.

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  • It is possible to get stuck on an enemy during the duration of the ability, and in most cases the enemy will not take damage.


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