Hey guys. And today we’re going to continue Excalibur Builds series and take a look at Excalibur Exalted Blade Build which is focused around Exalted Blade and I’m gonna show you both the normal version and the Chromatic Blade one. The reason I separated them is that you want to use a different build on your melee weapon for each one.
Excalibur’s fourth ability is called Exalted Blade. Excalibur summons his ethereal sword and uses it as a melee weapon. The exalted blade behaves like a normal melee weapon. You can use normal attacks, wall attacks and slam attacks with each attack increasing the melee combo counter. You can also perform slide attacks. These will perform a smaller radial blind at the end of the slide attack, at the cost of some energy.
While Exalted Blade is active you have access to a unique melee stance, with its own combo attacks. Attacks with the ethereal blade will create an energy wave in the direction you're aiming with the same damage as the attack that created it. These waves will go through enemies and will eventually dissipate, dealing less damage the more they travel. While Exalted Blade is active, Slash Dash will also produce these energy waves after each hit. While Exalted Blade is active, Excalibur will auto block frontal attacks. If using melee channeling, the auto block can parry enemy melee attacks.
Ability Strength mods affect the damage of Slash Dash, Radial Javelin and Exalted Blade. Besides these mods, Slash Dash and Exalted Blade’s damage is affected by melee damage and elemental mods on your equipped melee weapon and the melee combo multiplier. His passive will also contribute to the damage of Slash Dash if you have a sword equipped and will always work with Exalted Blade since his ethereal blade is classified as a sword. Ability Range mods affect Slash Dash’s range and the radius of Radial Blind and Radial Javelin. Ability Duration mods affect the duration of Radial Blind. Ability Duration and Range mods will also affect Exalted Blade’s blind during a slide attack.
So, all things considered, here are some builds you may want to try on your Excalibur: