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 TreeEdit


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


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


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

Super AbilityEdit


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

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


Showstopper perk icon Showstopper
Press RT/R2 during Arc Blade to damage nearby enemies in a 360-degree radius from the player.
Razor's Edge perk icon 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 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 Blink Strike
A powerful melee attack with extended range. Acts as a short distance teleport to the target.


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

Class ModifiersEdit

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

Ability ModifiersEdit

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

Attribute ModifiersEdit

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

Ability ModifiersEdit

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

Subclass ArmorEdit



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