|A player wielding a Blade|
The Blade is a Spy class weapon, requiring Blade Training. It's a melee weapon that features high damage, a secondary melee attack and a variety of damage types. The secondary attack is based on Hand to Hand Combat training and gains the knockback ability granted by that training at higher ranks. Fully trained, the Blade grants an enormous damage bonus when attacking from behind.
The Blade lacks any ranged attack and is entirely for melee, unlike its cousin the Staff. At pump 3 or above, damage is multiplied if the strike is delivered to the target's back - a variety of Spy and Ranger abilities can aid with this.
It's worth noting that a Spy using Blades benefits more than most from Hand to Hand Combat, as they are already in melee range. The weapon's alternate attack inherits knockback at pump 3 or higher, adding battlefield control to the Spy's melee options with a Blade.
|Subtype||Damage type||Ammunition||Magazine Size||Image|
|Level||Filament Blade||Photonic Blade||Electric Blade||Incendiary Blade||Cryogenic Blade|