Sword to axe, axe to sword. This switching attack forms the basis of a Charge Blade. Right as the weapon begins switching to an axe, or right as it is about to finish switching to a sword, the shield is raised to block incoming attacks.
A defense-focused switching attack with a longer blocking effect. The weapon can block attacks as it's switching to either Axe or Sword Mode. If an attack is successfully blocked during the switch, the follow-up Element Discharge Slash's damage increases.
While charging, elemental energy gathers on the sword to strengthen it and generate a powerful bash effect. The damage dealt by the sword tempo- rarily increases, and incurs additional damage. Reinforcing the sword with this skill, however, requires the shield to also be elementally boosted.
Activates the Element Regeneration system while charging. The shield rotates and acts as a spinning saw blade. This technique switches the weapon into Axe Mode, allowing multiple hits until the mode is disengaged. Longer hits in Axe Mode turn the energy into phials.
Uses a Wirebug to launch you forward while your charge blade switches to axe form. While in motion, monster attacks won't knock you back or stun you. Can be chained into a variety of attacks after moving.
A Guard technique using Wirebug silk. If an attack is successfully blocked, phials are filled, and you can lead into various attack-focused actions. (Wirebug Gauge recovery speed: Medium)
Slam the axe overhead, using recoil and Ironsilk to propel you up into the air. While going upwards, you can unleash a powerful Element Discharge. (Wirebug Gauge recovery speed: Medium)