What are the best Dead Cells weapons?

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  1. #1

    Symmetrical Lance

    The Symmetrical Lance is a spear-like melee weapon, which makes all hits critical hits for six seconds after rapidly killing two enemies. Killing enemies quickly with this weapon is the best way to maximize its damage.

    • Bruce YangWritten on March 13, 2019
      "This is what you get when you defeat the final boss in the game and it's one of Dead Cell's best weapons if not, the best. The best part about it, in my opinion, is its ability to trigger critical hits after you kill two enemies in a row. A fun weapon to use on your next playthrough."
  2. #2

    Giant Killer

    Giant Killer is a not-yet-unlockable melee weapon in Dead Cells which deals increased damage to Elites and Bosses. Though this weapon is not obtainable in normal runs, it can be encountered in some Daily Runs.

    • Albert HayesWritten on March 13, 2019
      "This is one of Dead Cells' best melee weapons that you might never see a glimpse of. Getting it is literally up to chance from rewards gained from completing daily runs. If you are one of the lucky ones to get one though, this is perfect for Elites and Bosses. Good luck!"
  3. #3

    War Spear

    War Spear is a melee weapon in the game, Dead Cells. It has an Area of Effect (AOE) which deals a critical hit if it hits several enemies at once.

    • Larry HenryWritten on March 13, 2019
      "The best weapon for its AOE and crowd control purposes. Its damage will slowly add up the more you hit enemies at the same time. You can get it by defeating Hammer in the Prison Depths."


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Of course, this artist was assisted by the producers when creating the concepts. The sole artist behind Dead Cells free of additional artistic assistance is Thomas Vasseur, a graphic artist from Motion Twin. Vasseur took a whole year creating and fine-tuning concepts for the hit 2017 hit indie rogue-lite game. While it’s not new to the indie scene to be understaffed, Vasseur has become a well-respected artist in the community for his one man feat. The game won Best Control Design (2D or Limited 3D) and was nominated for Best Art Direction (Fantasy) in the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards. Producer Steve Filby shared that when the team comes up with an idea that isn’t satisfactorily interesting, Vasseur comes in to give it his own flair. The graphic artist makes the art more interesting by presenting animation concepts that impress fans, according to various Dead Cells reviews. The 3D aspect of the game was inspired by Blazblue in terms of creating a strategy that would make the most out of their animation efforts. It made it easier for the artist to produce frames efficiently and reuse them in other scenes. When it came to designing the best Dead Cells weapons, the team took inspiration from the memorable ones in their favorite games. However, they made sure to add elements to make it closer to the game’s overall identity. The people and fresh concepts behind indie games make it a force to be reckoned with in the industry. If you are a fan of rogue-lite games similar to Dead Cells, you shouldn’t miss out on roguelike games, too.

  1. #4

    Explosive Crossbow

    Explosive Crossbow is a ranged weapon in Dead Cells which fires explosive bolts slowly, dealing extra damage on direct hits.

    • Will GuWritten on March 13, 2019
      "If you want more oomph to your ranged attacks, this has you covered. The bolts explode on contact and also has an AOE for up to 4 enemies. The bolts themselves are slow but if you manage to hit your mark, it also triggers crits."
  2. #5

    Nerves of Steel

    Nerves of Steel (Previously called Acid Nerves) is a bow-type ranged weapon which deals increased damage after being charged for a specific duration before firing.

    • Zhang LiWritten on March 13, 2019
      "A good ranged weapon for the game that features a charge mechanic. The more you charge it, the higher the damage. Fully charged, it will also deal critical damage."
  3. #6

    Powerful Grenade

    Powerful Grenade (used to be called Heavy Grenade) is a skill with a long cooldown which throws high-damage explosives with a large area of effect.

    • Larry MendozaWritten on March 13, 2019
      "This is pretty self-explanatory. Throw it, deal a good amount and damage. It's crude and requires less thinking than other weapons in the game but it is no less effective. Just go ham with these and let off some steam."
  4. #7

    Frantic Sword

    Frantic Sword is a sword-type melee weapon in the Dead Cells game which deals more damage while the player is below half HP.

    • Wang SunWritten on March 13, 2019
      "A great weapon for those living on the dangerous side and wants to test their skills to survive the longest. This weapon will hit harder the lower your life points are and it activates once you reach below 50% health."
  5. #8

    Marksman's Bow

    The Marksman's Bow (Previously called Hunter's Longbow) is a bow-type ranged weapon in Dead Cells which deals much more damage to distant enemies.

    • Martha ValdezWritten on March 13, 2019
      "I always play ranged characters in every game I can and this is one of Dead Cells' best ranged weapons in my opinion. I like to plan out my attacks and this weapon crits when you shoot from a certain distance. "
  6. #9

    Cluster Grenade

    Cluster Grenade is a skill in Dead Cells which throws a projectile that splits into six mini-bombs to cover a large area in explosions.

    • Ao ZouWritten on March 13, 2019
      "The heavy grenade is great but if for some reason that isn't enough for you, go try this one out. It's great if you want to spread damage to a larger area as it splits into 6 mini-grenades. Just throw it and enjoy the show."


Best What are the best Dead Cells weapons
1Symmetrical LanceGame Elements 17 Free
2Giant KillerGame Elements 14 Free
3War SpearGame Elements 8 Free
4Explosive CrossbowGame Elements 2 Free
5Nerves of SteelGame Elements 2 Free
6Powerful GrenadeGame Elements 1 Free
7Frantic SwordGame Elements 0 Free
8Marksman's BowGame Elements 0 Free
9Cluster GrenadeGame Elements 0 Free

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