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Beautiful lethality, relentless style.
― In-game description

Bladedancer is a Hunter subclass in Destiny.[1] The subclass is unlocked when any of a player's characters reach level 15. Bladedancer Hunters have abilities more focused on close-ranged combat as opposed to a Gunslinger Hunter.

The Bladedancer's Super Ability is Arc Blade. Arc Blade powers up the Hunter and their knife with Arc Light. The Hunter then slashes anything in their midst, dealing heavy damage and killing most enemies.

Skill Tree[]


Flux Grenade perk icon.png Flux Grenade
An explosive grenade which deals additional damage when attached to enemies.
Skip Grenade perk icon.png Skip Grenade
A grenade which splits on impact, creating multiple projectiles which seek enemies.
Arcbolt Grenade perk icon.png Arcbolt Grenade
A grenade that chains bolts of lightning to nearby enemies.


Double Jump perk icon.png Double Jump
Jump a second time after leaving the ground.


Better Control perk icon.png Better Control
Upgrades Double Jump for better directional control while in the air.
Higher Jump perk icon.png Higher Jump
Upgrades Double Jump for even greater height.
Blink perk icon.png Blink
A short distance teleport that replaces Double Jump.

Super Ability[]

The 'Showstopper' modifier being used during the Arc Blade Super.

Arc Blade perk icon.png Arc Blade
Charge your blade with Arc Light and consume your foes with lightning.


Showstopper perk icon.png Showstopper
Press RT/R2 during Arc Blade to damage nearby enemies in a 360-degree radius from the player.
Razor's Edge perk icon.png Razor's Edge
Press RT/R2 during Arc Blade to unleash a destructive wave of energy that travels along the ground in a straight path from the front of the player.
Vanish perk icon.png Vanish
Press RT/R2 during Arc Blade to disappear from sight for the duration of the Arc Blade Super or until an attack is made.


Blink Strike perk icon.png Blink Strike
A powerful melee attack with extended range. Acts as a short distance teleport to the target.


Backstab perk icon.png Backstab
Hitting an enemy from behind with Blink Strike causes significantly more damage.
Escape Artist perk icon.png Escape Artist
Hitting an enemy with Blink Strike grants brief invisibility.
Fast Twitch perk icon.png Fast Twitch
Reduces the cooldown of Blink Strike.

Class Modifiers[]

Path Forgotten perk icon.png Path Forgotten
Training focused on toughness and speed.
Path Forgotten perk icon.png Path Forbidden
Training focused on battle recovery and speed.
Path Forgotten perk icon.png Path Unknown
Training focused on battle recovery and toughness.

Ability Modifiers[]

Fleet Footed perk icon.png Fleet Footed
Increases maximum sprint speed and extends slide distance.
Quick Draw perk icon.png Quick Draw
Weapons are ready immediately.
Shadowjack perk icon.png Shadowjack
Increases the duration of invisibility effects.

Attribute Modifiers[]

Way of the Drifter perk icon.png Way of the Drifter
Training focused on all attributes.
Way of the Drifter perk icon.png Way of the Fearless
Training focused on toughness at all costs.
Way of the Drifter perk icon.png Way of the Nomad
Training focused on maximum battle recovery.

Ability Modifiers[]

Gunslinger's Trance perk icon.png Encore
Killing an enemy with Arc Blade extends its duration.
Stalker perk icon.png Stalker
Gain invisibility after crouching in place for a short time.
Hungering Blade perk icon.png Hungering Blade
Kills with Arc Blade and Blink Strike immediately regenerate health.

Subclass Armor[]



  1. destinygame (June 11, 2014) YouTube: Destiny: Official E3 Gameplay Experience Trailer 2:32. Retrieved June 11, 2014.