A video showing the Combat Knife weapon type and some of its abilities.
Combat Knives are stealth oriented melee weapons. They deal double damage when attacking any enemy from behind and deal 5x damage when the enemy is not in combat or is suffering from pre-emptive stun, totalling to a 10x damage modifier if the user is stealthy.
Competencies shown in the video include:
Bladecopter - The user throws their Combat Knife at an enemy, dealing 8x damage on top of the standard Combat Knife damage modifiers. Monster of the Dark - A multi-purpose Combat Knife ability. In battle, enemies have their Speed Counters reset and are put into pre-emptive stun (to allow for back attacks and stealth damage), while those out of combat cannot see your team or other enemies. Backstab Boost - Boosts power of Combat Knife backstabs. Backstab Breakthrough - Ignores defense when attacking with a Combat Knife backstab, or boosts damage is user has the Ignore Defense Competency. Dual Knife - Allows the user to dual wield combat knives to deal double damage and use double Weapon Mods.