How to Unlock and Use the Power Sword in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

Must be a powerful sword with a name like that.

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide’s weapon variety sure is something. You have your default sword and dagger that have become staples of melee-focused games, but you also have some rather odd melee weapons such as the super satisfying chainsword and a dueling sword of all things. One rather unique melee weapon comes in clutch for the Veteran, adding yet another great weapon to its arsenal. Here’s how to unlock and use the Power Sword in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

How to Unlock the Power Sword in Darktide

As we just mentioned, the Power Sword is available exclusively for the Veteran class. It’s unlocked upon reaching trust level 18 so, like most weapons in the game, it brings a powerful new weapon option at just past the halfway point. It also becomes available just after two Lasguns, which means if you’re trying a heap of new weapons, this should make a solid new third option.

As to how you use the Power Sword in Darktide, its usage can be rather odd. You have your standard light and heavy attacks as with every melee weapon in the game, along with a block by pressing right click. The special action is where things get interesting though, powering up the weapon for a short time and imbuing it with additional damage. This is the part that likely confuses people, though it has some versatility depending on how you want to use it.

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For the majority of situations (when not fighting specials or elites), you’ll want to power it up and go in for three or four light swings to do some nice damage. You could also do a heavy attack for a little extra cleave, though that loses the speed of the weapon a bit. When dealing with elites though, you’ll want to carefully dodge and power up the weapon into a heavy attack whenever possible. This makes the weapon difficult to use, but also one of the most rewarding once its attack patterns are learned. With some practice and fine-tuning, you’ll soon find a worthy weapon in your arsenal.

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