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Dash Slash is the Nail Art taught to the Knight by Nailmaster Oro. By holding ATTACK until fully charged, then releasing while dashing with Mothwing Cloak or the Shade Cloak, the Knight releases a long-ranged melee attack at the end of the dash, extending far in front of them as well as roughly two-thirds as far behind them.

While being hit by an enemy during the dash animation cancels the attack, it is possible to execute a Dash Slash when using the Shade Cloak to dash through an enemy, striking the enemy with the backward hitbox of the Nail Art. In conjunction with the Sharp Shadow, Dashmaster, and Nailmaster's Glory Charms (filling a total of 5 Notches), a Dash Slash executed through the enemy can deal a combined total of 4x (1.5x+2.5x) Nail damage in <2 seconds.

How To Perform

Hold ATTACK until fully charged, then release during the execution of a DASH. Deals 2.50 x Nail damage.

Damage Values

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Dash Slash damage is not affected by Fragile Strength/Grimm Troupe Icon.png Unbreakable Strength. Its range is also not affected by Mark of Pride or Longnail.

Nail Damage Fury of the Fallen Damage
Old Nail 12 22
Sharpened Nail 22 39
Channelled Nail 32 57
Coiled Nail 42 74
Pure Nail 52 92

How To Acquire

Nailmaster Oro resides in Kingdom's Edge. The Nail Art can be purchased for Geo.png800.