Jaws of Death
Jaws of Death in Salt and Sanctuary is a Greatscissor type weapon. (using it requires the Swordfighter, as Greatswords do, but Greatscissor is considered a separate weapon type for the purpose of transmuting and has a separate moveset).
This peculiar weapon represents the culmination of an Askarian inventor's pioneering efforts in the emerging industry of military scrap recycling. Constructed by joining two modified greatsword blades at a central pivot to form a double lever, it is capable of standard slashes and thrusts as well as a devastating two-handed shear. As terrifying as it is innovative, the aptly-christened "Jaws of Death" has achieved remarkable success in preliminary field tests, leading to its approval for wider deployment among Askarian forces in the near future. Press [y] while wielding this weapon in both hands to shear.
Notes and Tips:
- At 50 STR this weapon has an Attack of 151.1.
- Two-handing a weapon increases Strength by 50% for damage scaling, meaning you only need 34 Strength to reach the 50 Strength soft cap when two-handing a weapon.
- Since it is classed as a "Greatscissor", it can only be transmuted into another Greatscissor (the only one being the Northern Cross)
- Please note that unless you are devoted to the right creed (Iron Ones or The Three), you only have one Kureimoa to transmute. (Yes, it's the only 'basic' Greatsword)
- Even though the Strength scaling is B, at 50 str it still outscales most Greatswords in term of raw damage (including the Trinity Sword, even though it's an endgame level 5 Greatsword with S scaling in str)
- Practically speaking, the damage is even better, as the strong scissor-exclusive attacks are effectively twice the normal ones (may require more precise testing)
- I would expect some heavy balancing on this weapon in further patches, as currently I do not see much sense using other swords for a strength build, even in endgame.
- It is upgraded with the regular Lock of Hair => Soldier's Poem => Lord's Orders => King's Orders path.
Location/Where to Find
- Can be acquired by Transmuting any Greatsword (or Greatscissor) with Wrathful Dead's Bindings, an Amber Idol and 3,500 Salt.
Moveset and Videos:
- Videos go here
Jaws of Death Upgrade Table
|Attack||Str Scale||Upgrade Materials|
|29.3||B||Lock of Hair x 1, 250 Salt|
|30.8||B||Lock of Hair x 2, 500 Salt|
|32.4||B||A Soldier's Poem x 1, 1000 Salt|
|34.0||B||A Soldier's Poem x 2, 1500 Salt|
|35.7||B||A Lord's Order x 1, 2500 Salt|
Jaws of Death VI
|37.5||B||A Lord's Order x 2, 5000 Salt|
|Jaws of Death VII||39.3||B||A King's Order x 1, 10000 Salt|