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These are the Blades of Exile. They'll help guide you on your journey to the flame.

–Athena.

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The Blades of Exile, are the third and latest set of chained blades wielded by Kratos, given to him by the ghost of Athena at the beginning of God of War III. The blades replace the Blades of Athena as Kratos' primary weapons, as the latter, which he received upon his rise to God of War, were thoroughly destroyed by his fall into the River Styx. The blades also have a slightly different design, but their model does not change as they level up with the only exception being the amount of, "flames," that the blades emit when in use.

The blades have attacks patterns that are similar to their predecessors, the Blades of Chaos and Blades of Athena, but with distinctly different designs. The blades' primary features include tormented faces with horn-like curved spikes appearing out of the, "heads," on the hilts, pronounced hooks on their lower edges, and an intricate pattern of shimmering orange stripes on the flat sides of the blades, which will emit fire whenever the blades are swung. The Blades of Exile grant Kratos the magic power, Army of Sparta, as well as the ability to grapple enemies. 

In-GameEdit

Orb CostsEdit

  • Level 1 - n\a
  • Level 2 - 4,000 Orbs
  • Level 3 - 7,000 Orbs
  • Level 4 - 8,000 Orbs
  • Level 5 -10,000 Orbs

Power MultiplierEdit

  • Level 1 - 100%
  • Level 2 - 150%
  • Level 3 - 200%
  • Level 4 - 250%
  • Level 5 - 300%

AttacksEdit

Level 1

  • Olympic Fury - Basic light attack. Square, square, square, square, square, square
  • Olympic Ascension - An attack that launches enemies and Kratos in the air. Hold triangle
  • Hyperion Ram - Grab an enemy with your blades and pull yourself toward them. L1 + O
  • Hyperion Ram (air) - Grab an enemy with your blades and throw yourself toward them. L1 + O
  • Plume of Prometheus - A quick and powerful combo ending in a fiery finish. Square, square, triangle
  • Army of Sparta - Summon a protective phalanx of shields to drive back your enemies, and spears that pierce the enemies. R2

Level 2Edit

  • Increased Damage and Blade color
  • Cyclone of Chaos - Rapidly spin your blades, striking all nearby enemies multiple times. L1 + square
  • Argos Ram (Golden Fleece counter) - Parry an enemy with the fleece and ram into them. L1 + square

Level 3Edit

  • Increased Damage and Blade color
  • Spirit of Hercules - Slow but strong combo of devastating slams to the ground. Triangle + triangle + triangle
  • Valor of Hercules - Slow but powerful combo that sends enemies flying back. Triangle + triangle + square
  • Hyperion Fury - Slam into an enemy and deliver a devastating combo. Hold square
  • Athena's Wrath - After an evade, create an explosion that launches enemies into the air. R3 + triangle
  • Army of Sparta Lv. 2 - Summon a protective phalanx of shields, spears and arrows to drive back your enemies. R2

Level 4Edit

  • Increased Damage and Blade color
  • Cyclone of Chaos Lv. 2 - Rapidly spin your blades, striking all nearby enemies multiple times. Hold L1 + square, tap square
  • Tartarus Rage - Smash your blades down onto a group of enemies. Hold L1 + triangle
  • Argo's Rise (Golden Fleece counter)- Parry an enemy with the fleece and send them flying straight up. L1 + triangle

Level 5Edit

  • Increased Damage and Blade color
  • Tartarus Rage Lv.2 - An even more powerful smash into the ground that sends enemies flying. Hold L1 + Hold triangle
  • Army of Sparta Lv. 3 - Summon a protective phalanx of shields, spears and arrows to drive back your enemies. R2 + tap circle

TriviaEdit

  • Whenever the Blades of Exile are in use, the weapons icon still shows the shape of the Blades of Athena instead of the Blades of Exile's shape.
  • Though they do not appear in Ghost of Sparta, the Blades of Athena share the same move-set as the Blades of Exile.
  • The Blades of Exile share characteristics from both the Blades of Chaos and the Blades of Athena.
  • The God of War III demo had Kratos use the Blades of Athena, instead of the Blades of Exile.
  • The Blades of Exile are the only blades that do not have a back-story. This was because they were forged by Athena and given to Kratos immediately in God of War III.
  • The Blades of Exile only appear in God of War III. They are the only main weapons to appear in only one installment of the series.
  • The Blades of Exile are the only set of blades Kratos uses that do not have a tarnished look to them.
  • The Blades of Exile also serve as Kratos' primary weapons in Mortal Kombat (2011).
  • It is unknown what had become of the Blades of Exile after Kratos impaled himself with the Blade of Olympus. They were last seen being discarded by Kratos after he had forced Zeus' soul back into his body. Though considering how the chains on Kratos' arms were loosened upon Zeus' death, it could simply be implied that he no longer had use for the blades with his quest (and their main purpose) now being complete.
  • The Blades of Exile are one of the only two weapons that were not destroyed by Zeus after he rises from his body in his astral form and attacks Kratos. The other weapon that was not destroyed in this incident was the Blade of Olympus.
  • The Blades of Exile are the only pair of blades in the series that do not change shape or appearance when leveled up.
  • Even though they do not appear in Ascension, the Monster-riding ability from the Blades of Exile is used again by the Blade of Chaos. 
  • Apart from providing Kratos as a replacement for the broken Blades of Athena, the Blades of Exile are the only weapon that doesn't help Kratos progress his journey.

GalleryEdit

  • The Blades Of Exile
  • Kratos holding the Blades of Exile for the first time
  • The Blades Of Exile model from the Upgrade menu
  • Blades of Exile in-game description
  • BLADES OF EXILE

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