[GE3] Biting Edge Overview

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Biting Edge weapon overview.

Biting Edge is set of Dual Blades that combine to form a double-bladed Glaive. In Glaive Mode, the Biting Edge’s attack speed and range increases at the cost of being able to devour, guard and regain stamina. You can also perform an acrobatic overhead attack called Aerial Bolt during Glaive Mode.

Biting Edge deals both Slash & Pierce typed damage. The Biting Edge can also enter EXTENDED GLAIVE MODE after you land a certain amount of attacks on an Aragami during Glaive Mode. This increases the range and damage of attacks during Glaive Mode and lasts until you switch back to Dual Blades mode.

Strengths:

  • Fastest attack speed in the game
  • Has more Jump & Step Burst Arts than most weapons
  • Good at stunlocking if you can land repeated attacks on a weakpoint or broken part

Weaknesses:

  • Short range
  • Glaive Mode is Stamina hungry
  • Unable to guard during Glaive Mode
  • Unable to devour during Glaive Mode
  • Unable to regain Stamina during Glaive Mode
  • Hard to use efficiently

Biting Edge is for players who like fast attacks and struggling. Glaive Mode is intended to serve as the main source of damage for the Biting Edge. But since you cannot devour, guard or regain Stamina when in Glaive Mode the can weapon struggle to be proficient at what it was intended to do. The player has to be very conscious of their Stamina and Burst gauges when they enter Glaive Mode and manage them accordingly. There are two noteworthy Burst Units for Biting Edge: one that allows the player to gain a bit of stamina upon changing modes and one that speeds up the recovery of ST when you are Out of Breath. There is also an Engage Link Skill that allows you to regain Stamina while attacking.

These skills complement the Biting Edge and help alleviate some of its negative points, but still, this weapon is very difficult to use efficiently and will be hard on beginners.


BITING EDGE BASICS

**Glaive Mode was referred to as ‘Mow-Down’ in this video

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Ground Light Attack Combo ◼>◼>◼>◼>◼

 Basic combo. 5 short range slashing attacks.

Ground Heavy Attack Combo

▲>▲>▲>▲>▲

 Basic combo. 5 consecutive thrusting attacks.

Air Light Attack Combo AIR ◼>◼

 Basic air combo. 4 Very fast aerial slashes.

Air Heavy Attack Combo AIR ▲

 Basic air combo. Drops down, using both blades to do an overhead strike.

Light Step Attack Step+◼

 Basic step attack. A fast leaning pair of slash attacks.

Heavy Step Attack Step+▲

 Basic step attack. A quick short range overhead attack that hits the ground.

MODE CHANGE R1+◼ (Air OK)

 Transforms the Biting Edge between Dual Blades Mode and Glaive Mode . Glaive Mode is a spear with blades on both ends of the weapon. It has more damaging and longer range attacks than Dual Blades mode.

*You cannot Guard, Devour or Regain Stamina during Glaive Mode.

Glaive Mode Ground Light Attack

◼ during Glaive Mode

 Spins the Biting Edge rapidly from side to side. Can change facing direction in-between attacks. This move does not move your character at all. Infinite Spam OK.

Glaive Mode Ground Heavy Attack

▲ during Glaive Mode

 Slides forward and the performs a spinning attack into an overhead strike. Be careful when using this at point-blank range.

Glaive Mode Air Light Attack Combo

AIR ◼>◼ during Glaive Mode

 A quick air rendition of the ground Glaive Mode light attack.

Glaive Mode Air Heavy Attack

AIR ▲ during Glaive Mode

 Drops down from the air into thrusting attack and follows up when on the ground.

Glaive Mode Light Step Attack

Step+◼ during Glaive Mode

 A very fast double spin of the Biting Edge.

Glaive Mode Heavy Step Attack

Step+▲ during Glaive Mode

 Extends the Biting Edge into a very long range thrusting attack.

AERIAL BOLT

R1+▲ during Glaive Mode

 Jumps up into a spiraling overhead attack.

SPECIAL  Landing a certain amount of attacks during Glaive Mode will have the Biting Edge enter EXTENDED GLAIVE MODE mode. This bonus mode increases damage and the range of all attacks during Glaive Mode and lasts until you switch back to Dual Blades mode.

BITING EDGE BURST ARTS

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SPECIAL ABILITY DESCRIPTION

GE3-BA-passives-AIR-OKx60 Allows you to perform air action follow-ups after executing the Burst Art.
GE3-BA-passives-+InfiniteOKx60 Allows you to repeat the Burst Art continuously by pressing the attack button repeatedly until you run out of Stamina.
GE3-BA-passives-ARMORx60 Allows you to ignore some incoming attacks during a portion of the Burst Art. You still take full damage, but you don’t get staggered out of the attack.
GE3-BA-passives-HP+x60 Allows you to absorb a certain amount of HP on hit.
GE3-BA-passives-OP+x60 Increases the amount of OP the Burst Art gains on hit.
GE3-BA-passives-WK-POINTx60 Increases damage to Aragami weakpoints. You know you’ve struck a weakpoint when the damage counter turns yellow.
GE3-BA-passives-DOWNEDx60 Increases damage to downed Aragami.
GE3-BA-passives-IGNOREx60 Damage isn’t reduced when attacking an Aragami’s hardest parts. In other words, you won’t deal grey damage when using these Burst Arts.
GE3-BA-passives-ELEMENTx60 Increases damage when using an elemental weapon and an Aragami is weak to that element.

GROUND BURST ARTS

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

SPECIAL

RecommendedSignx20 Dagger Dance

ダンシングダガー

Ground Light Attack Combo Art

Adds oracle energy to the basic ground light attack combo.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-slashge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-WK-POINTx60

Stinging Storm

レイニースティンガー

Ground Heavy Attack Combo Art

Powers up the basic ground heavy attack combo.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-beamge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-ELEMENTx60

Lethal Flash

瞬光刹

Ground Heavy Attack Combo Finisher Art

▲>▲>▲>▲> Burst Art

 Adds a long thrusting finisher to the final hit of the combo.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-beamge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-DOWNEDx60

RecommendedSignx20 Halo Assault

円閃円舞

Glaive Mode Ground Light Attack Art

◼ during Glaive Mode

 Overhauls the original Glaive Mode attack to deal more damage.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-slashge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-OP+x60

Chaotic Drive

カオティックドライブ

Glaive Mode Ground Heavy Attack Art

▲ during Glaive Mode

 Augments the original attack with oracle energy overflow.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-explosionge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-ARMORx60

RecommendedSignx20 Cosmic Bolt

コズミックボルト

Glaive Mode Aerial Bolt Art

R1+▲ during Glaive Mode

 A heavy Aerial Bolt that strikes with high impact.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-explosionge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-IGNOREx60

Soaring Sky

ハイアーザンスカイ

Glaive Mode Aerial Bolt Art

R1+▲ during Glaive Mode

 An Aerial Bolt that launches you into the air following a strong upwards rising attack.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-slashge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-AIR-OKx60

Mirage Edge

ミラージュエッジ

[*Added in v1.30]

Ground Light Attack Combo Art

 A series of spammable slashes that allow you to slide around the battlefield while dealing damage.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-slashge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-+InfiniteOKx60

JUMP BURST ARTS

NAME

DESCRIPTION

SPECIAL

Northern Cross

ノーザンクロス

Air Light Attack Combo Finisher Art

AIR ◼>◼>Burst Art

 A fast cross slash in mid-air. Moves your character slightly forward.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-slashge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-ELEMENTx60

Dive to Blue

ダイブトゥブルー

Air Heavy Attack Art

 Drops straight down into a heavy overhead strike.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-explosionge3-BAE-fireball

RecommendedSignx20 Petal Frenzy

百花狂乱

Glaive Mode Air Light Attack Art

AIR ◼ during Glaive Mode

 An aerial rendition of the Glaive Mode ground light attack. Allows you to remain airborne and keep the attack going as long as your hits connect.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-slashge3-BAE-fireball

RecommendedSignx20 Phantom Pain

ファントムペイン

Glaive Mode Air Heavy Attack Art

AIR ▲ during Glaive Mode

 Performs what resembles an Aerial Bolt from mid-air. High hit count when connects.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-explosionge3-BAE-fireball


STEP BURST ARTS

NAME

DESCRIPTION

SPECIAL

RecommendedSignx20 Dual Shock

双刃衝破

Step+▲ Art

 Jumps in with a heavy overhead strike. Good range.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-explosionge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-DOWNEDx60

Biting Thrust

スラスティングロード

Glaive Mode Step+▲ Art

 Gathers strength and then launches an Extended Biting Edge in the direction your facing.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-beamge3-BAE-fireball

RecommendedSignx20 Angel’s Fall

エンジェルフォール

Glaive Mode Step+▲ Art

 Front-flips into a big vertical ground rending strike.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-explosionge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-WK-POINTx60

Seraphim Edge

セラフィックエッジ

Step+◼ Art

 Slides in with an explosive double bladed uppercut.

Compatible Burst Art Effect:

ge3-BAE-slashge3-BAE-fireball

GE3-BA-passives-AIR-OKx60

RECOMMENDED BURST ARTS

Recommended Burst Arts are indicated with a RecommendedSignx20 in the tables above. Burst Arts that are recommended are due to them having appealing qualities such as good damage output, ease of use, low risk and good reward or good special passive effects. With that being said, I highly encourage all players to try out all of the Burst Arts and use what they like and feels natural to them. I also encourage players to change their Burst Arts according to what you will be fighting on the next mission to optimize mission efficiency.

Noteworthy Ground Arts:
  • Dagger Dance (ダンシングダガー)
  • Halo Assault (円閃円舞)
  • Cosmic Bolt (コズミックボルト)

Dagger Dance (ダンシングダガー) isn’t a flashy Art, but it can put up a decent amount of damage in a short time thanks to the Biting Edge’s fast attack speed. Its most appealing aspect is that it is a reliable source of damage that doesn’t consume Stamina which is welcome on this weapon. It is also very low risk which makes it an overall good pick for a non-Glaive ground art. Halo Assault (円閃円舞) buffs the go-to move for Biting Edge DPS. It rapidly generates OP so you can switch to Gun mode after attacking and fire at an Aragami while regaining the stamina you spent in Glaive mode. Cosmic Bolt (コズミックボルト) ignores armor and deals good damage. But since it is the slowest Biting Edge attack, spamming it won’t send you into Extended Glaive Mode very quickly.

Noteworthy Jump Arts:
  • Petal Frenzy (百花狂乱)
  • Phantom Pain (ファントムペイン)

Petal Frenzy (百花狂乱) is very effective for big or floating Aragami as it keeps you airborne and dealing damage. But it is almost useless on Aragami that aren’t tall or downed Aragami. Phantom Pain (ファントムペイン) has a bit of startup, but deals a good amount of hits and damage for how safe it’s recovery is. You can land and step away right after the attack or jump and perform it again

Noteworthy Step Arts:
  • Dual Shock (双刃衝破)
  • Angel’s Fall (エンジェルフォール)

Dual Shock (双刃衝破) helps augment non-Glaive damage with a long range hard hitting attack. Its recovery is good and it comes out quickly as well. Angel’s Fall (エンジェルフォール) has a big vertical hitbox and deals good damage. Its easy to use thanks to how far it topples you forward before the attack and can be spammed relatively easily. You just need to remain conscious that you can’t guard during Glaive Mode and you are using one of your tools for evading, Steps, to deal damage. If you see an attack coming your way, try to jump away.


BITING EDGE SAMPLE PLAY


BURST ART EFFECTS

The complete list of Burst Art Effects can be found here:

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