The Vaykor Sydon can be acquired by reaching the Rank of General with Steel Meridian, and spending 125,000125,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Vaykor Sydon cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to General rank.
Players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 8 to acquire any Syndicate melee weapon, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.
The Vaykor Sydon requires 15 continuous blocked hits to fully charge its Radial Blind. The Radial Blind is activated once the block is released, and will blind enemies within a 15 meter radius for 5 seconds. Releasing the block before the required number of charges has been reached will not activate the Radial Blind, along with resetting any acquired charges.
The number of charges gained is displayed on the HUD beside the player's health as a Steel Meridian icon. The tip of the weapon also glows brighter as more charges are collected.