Brutal Cutter

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CAIcon6.png [Special Active: Tenacity] Surrounds the sword in evil energy and impales the enemy from the front.
While the evil sword is active, command/active skill attacks will have a chance of inflicting double attack.
While using the skill, reuse the skill and enhance with [Sword of the Abyss].
Sword of the Abyss
  • Duration increases by 50%
  • Double Attack chance increases by 25%
  • Normal Melee Attack Power increases by 10%

Blood Hit

  • When your own HP is above 20%, this skill will consume 10% of the skill damage as HP to increase the damage of skills by 40%
    (Blood Hit does not consume HP if your HP is below 20%)

Gale Skill

  • Consumes Gale gauge and acquire Annihilation gauge
  • MP Cost ↓ Cooldown ↓ when Gale is activated

Final Enhanced Skill

  • Damage is increased by 1.2 times.


Class Level Required
Dark Knight 25

Skill Information

Mode Saw Blade Cutting (Physical) Blood Hit Shrouded Evil Blade Abyss Blade Max Hits MP Usage Cooldown
HP Consumption Damage Increase Max HP Threshold Command / Active Double Hit Chance Duration Command Attack Increase Command / Active Double Hit Chance Duration
PvE 289% 10% of Skill Damage 40% 20% 20% 13 Seconds 10% 25% 20 Seconds 4~9 100 MP 7 Seconds
PvP 65%
PvE 347% 10% of Skill Damage 40% 20% 20% 13 Seconds 10% 25% 20 Seconds 4~9 100 MP 7 Seconds
PvP 78%

Skill Traits

Light Brutal Cutter Regenerating (1) Brutal Cutter
Attribute Effect MP Usage Attribute Effects MP Recovery
MP Usage decreased to 80% 80 MP 25% chance of regaining 50% of the MP Usage 50 MP

Total Damage

Mode Regular
PvE 3,400.6%
PvP 764.4%
  • Blood Hit is permanently included.
  • Assumes 7 hits due to attack speed.

Related Skills

CAIcon19.png Dark Force CAIcon11.png Shade Illusion CrATrans5.png Berserk
Lock.gifForbidden Tome of Secrets II.png Forbidden Secret Manual (II) is needed to unlock this skill, available through the Power of Transcendence Skill Quest or Item Mall.

Tips and Details

  • This skill is heavily affected by attack speed, drastically reducing its hit count at higher amounts. With 0% attack speed, the maximum hit count is 9, while at 20% it drops down to just 7 hits, and further with more attack speed.
    • Blood Hit assumes a consistent hit count for its HP consumption and will not be affected by this issue.
  • The double attack chance stacks with other equipment/set effects/Random Mission that gives double attack chance.
  • While the buff is active, a dark aura will surround Elesis' claymore.
    • The border of the aura changes from red to a deep pink color when re-using the skill.
  • This skill works extremely well combined with Actives like Dark Wave, as well as DR.pngZ.pngZ.pngConZ.png combo, due to the large number of hits.
  • This skill will miss a hit in Free Training.




Date Changes
08/13/2014 01/28/2015
  • Brutal Cutter added.
08/21/2014 -
  • Damage increased.
  • Double Hit Chance increased.
  • Duration set to 10 seconds.
02/05/2015 -
  • Double Hit Chance decreased.
09/03/2015 02/17/2016
  • Changed so it gains enhancement buff when casting multiple times.
01/21/2016 -
  • Fixed "Killing Blow (1)" not working.
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Duration increased.
  • Physical Damage Increased added to Abyss Blade.
  • Tooltip about Abyss Blade revamped.
  • Haste trait changed to Light.
  • Killing Blow (1) trait changed to Regenerating (1).
01/12/2017 01/24/2017
  • Damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage increased.
  • None
11/02/2017 11/15/2017
  • Duration decreased.
  • Physical Attack Increased changed to Combo Attack Increase.
  • [Enhanced] Brutal Cutter changed from duration increase to damage increase.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
  • Damage decreased.
02/21/2019 -
  • Adjusted tooltip to match skill's effects.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 브루탈 커터 Brutal Cutter
Japanese Flag.png Japan ブルータルカッター Brutal Cutter
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 残暴斩击 Brutal Slash
German Flag.png Germany Brutaler Schnitter Brutal Reaper
Spanish Flag.png Spain Cortador brutal Brutal Cutter
French Flag.png France Découpe violente Violent Cutting
Italian Flag.png Italy Tagliatrice brutale Brutal Cutting
Polish Flag.png Poland Brutalne Cięcie Brutal Cutting
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Lâmina Brutal Brutal Blade

Dark Knight Skills
Special Active
CAIcon7.png Ejection Buster       CAIcon6.png Brutal Cutter       BloodSwamp.PNG Blood Swamp       BloodStorm.PNG Blood Storm
CAIcon15.png Dark Wave       CAIcon18.png Assault Strike
CAIcon19.png Dark Force       RevengeofBloodR.png Revenge of Blood