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Survival Build – Bloodied Blades

Build created by Nzoth
Posted by Ciritty on January 19, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeSolo Build
WeaponBladeWeaponBlood Magic
AP Cost871
AP CostQL 10 Rare
  • AbilityForking Paths
  • AbilityClearing the Path
  • AbilitySling Blade
  • AbilityBloodshot
  • AbilityMartial Discipline
  • AbilityTurn the Tables
  • AbilityFour Seasons
  • AbilityBreakdown
  • AbilityImmortal Spirit
  • AbilityRegeneration
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilitySalt in the Wound
  • AbilityBloodsport
  • AbilityFlight of Daggers
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability Boosts your damage output towards the affected targets. Even more with a Binding signet on your Whip.
Ability Ability Great for taking care of multiple enemies from afar.
Gear Stats
1200+Attack Rating
300Heal Rating
500Hit Rating
Balance Hit Rating and Penetration Rating, but stop increasing Hit Rating at ~500, then only increase Pen Rating.
Head:Signet of Laceration
Majors:Signet of Violence
Blade:Signet of Breaching
Blood Focus:Signet of Aggression

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached



New York

Agartha Defiled



El Dorado







This build is designed for versatility and balance, allowing you to face down virtually any solo content in the game without fear — from signet missions to scenarios. It provides high damage versus both single targets and groups, as well as strong self-healing to keep you alive through heavy punishment. While it is primarily a melee build, it also has many ranged attacks, allowing you to keep up the pressure when forced out of melee range.


Open with Sling Blade (versus single targets) or Forking Paths (versus groups) to apply Afflicted. Then use Clearing the Path. After that, it’s a fairly simple priority system. Use Sling Blade and Four Seasons on cooldown — though you may wish to skip Four Seasons if your enemy’s health is low. Use Bloodshot whenever you have two blood resources. Use Clearing the Path whenever you have four to five sword resources. Otherwise, spam Forking Paths to build resources. If you lose thirty percent of your health or more, use Turn the Tables. If you continue to lose significant amounts of health, use Martial Discipline to trigger the Regeneration passive.

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  • Dustin Cox

    Is this still viable in your opinion Ciritty? I just rolled a new character and am going Blood/Blade. Would going about my AP spending with the end goal of achieving these skills be a good idea?

  • Catryn-Sofie Swanson

    Thanks for this great build! I am currently using it, after I’ve done
    most of the content using a Leech survival build (one that wouldn’t cut
    it in Kaidan). It’s super fun to play and very effective!

  • BuLLZ3Y3

    Ciritty, how would you compare this build with your other Blade/Blood Build (

    I can see they are quite different, and I’m not sure which one I want to focus toward. I appreciate your help!

  • Jack

    This build allowed me to beat issues 9-11 solo with my highest AEGIS controller at v1.2. Wow

  • matunaaga4

    Was wondering why you use breakdown as i cant find an ability in the build which Impairs a target.