Loot River is one of the most unique games to release in recent years. A soul-descending roguelike, the title also incorporates puzzle game mechanics, giving you the ability to move the platforms you traverse in a Tetris-inspired twist to the genre’s typical formula.
Despite the more innovative aspects of Loot River, the game still has the core of a roguelike, with a plethora of varied weapons to choose from. Swords, spears, axes, and more contain different perks and sometimes unique spells to help you through the game. Here are our picks for the best of the best.
12 Dishonored Blade
Despite its name and bad reputation, the Disgraced Blade can certainly be very useful. An intimidating broadsword, this weapon’s large scale attacks can come in a pinch through a crowd of enemies. Not only that, but the Disgraced Blade gives you the ability to cancel your attacks at any time simply by dodging, avoiding unnecessary damage when stuck in an attack animation.
11 Noble’s Rapier
The Nobleman’s Rapier isn’t the most powerful sword available in Loot River by far. It is also classified as a “single” sword, only striking the first enemy it comes into contact with in any attack situation. The slender weapon is undoubtedly fast, with its stabbing and sweeping attacks at a pace that’s sure to help in one-on-one duels.
However, what really makes this thin sword special is its ability to ignore armor and shields. The blade’s slender design allows it to penetrate even the tightest defenses, dealing the same amount of damage to enemies no matter what armor they are equipped with.
ten crowd cutter
The Crowd Cutter is one of the most useful weapons for dealing with large groups in the entire game, although it was unlocked quite early. While its attack power is only slightly better than most of your initial weapons, the sword’s damage increases by 15% with each enemy you manage to hit with your attack. When surrounded by enemies, this can quickly add some serious attack power.
The Panopticon is one of the most unique blades in the game. The small, round weapon is notorious for being difficult to use, and several characters will notice that they’ve caused significant accidental damage while trying to wield it.
If you take the time to learn this weapon, the payoff is definitely worth it. Not only does it come with a fast attack pattern, but its heavy attack is also unique, firing two rounds of projectiles at enemies after each use. With its fast close attacks as well as its ability to fire from a distance, the Panopticon is one of the most useful blades around.
8 Memory Flayer
The Flayer of Memories is a fast and strong sword with a unique design and an even more unique premise. The blade attacks at a rapid rate with its light attacks, but if you manage to kill with its heavy attack, the weapon’s special ability ensures that you will extract knowledge from your fallen enemy. Knowledge being the most important form of currency in Loot River, this blade will surely help you bolster your stash of weapons, spells, and gear.
seven Cavalry Killer
The Cavalry Killer is another great sword, used in the game’s lore to fight enemies on horseback, as the name suggests. Although you won’t find many mounted enemies in Loot River, the weapon’s heavy attack is extremely effective, sweeping through a wide range of enemies in a surprisingly fast attack pattern.
Another advantage of the Cavalry Killer is its ability to defend itself. While most weapons can only parry, some will allow you to take a defensive stance, blocking some incoming damage and draining the rest of your mana. In a pinch, a large heavy weapon that can also block incoming attacks is extremely useful.
6 pious swordfish
The Pious Greatsword is a huge, beautifully ordered sword that serves as one of the last blades you’ll unlock. His wide, powerful swings and surprisingly fast first attack would have earned him the right to appear on this list alone, but he was also blessed with the ability to ignore an enemy’s balance, interrupt their attacks, and to potentially stun him with every swing.
The fact that the Pious Greatsword can knock down your enemies and prevent them from attacking you puts it above most other blades in Loot River. Add to that its ability to sweep through large groups of opponents, and it’s no wonder the Great Sword is reserved for experienced players.
5 Lacerating demon
One of the last weapons you will get on your journey, the Slashing Demon is a lightning weapon with high damage. It’s not one of the most complex blades available to you, but its high attack power and efficient moveset make it one of the best you can have. Combine this weapon with the right set of spells and you’re sure to blast your way through the second half of your run.
4 Tectonic change
One of the few high-ranking axes found in Loot River, the Tectonic Shift is a massive and powerful weapon that devastates enemies in your wake. His incredibly high attack power is paired with his ability to knock enemies back with his smashing heavy attack; making anyone wielding this ax a force to be reckoned with.
In addition to these already formidable abilities, the Tectonic Shift also contains the Stagger ability present in the Pious Greatsword. This means that even enemies with high levels of Balance can be staggered and interrupted by a hit from this powerful weapon, as it inherently ignores this stat.
3 Crown of the Dethroned
Another colossal axe, the Crown of the Dethroned is great for many of the same reasons other huge weapons stand out – it can clear a mob, solo through enemies, and do some serious damage to bosses.
Like other axes, the weapon also has a knockback effect that knocks back enemies around you with your heavy attack. If the attack is fully charged, this particular ax has the added benefit of rooting enemies in place, preventing them from moving for a short time. With its high attack power, they will be easy to take down.
The Perforator is, like many of the best weapons in the game, massive. The greatsword swings through groups as if nothing were wrong, crushing your opponents with light and heavy attacks that deal serious damage.
If you fully charge the Perforator’s heavy attack, this is where things get really special. The blade will send out a collection of missiles, targeting distant opponents with its ballistic fury. In a game like Loot River, where targeted ranged attacks are rare, this powerful weapon definitely stands out.
1 defender of the cosmos
Not only is the Defender of the Cosmos one of the biggest and finest weapons in Loot River, but it also comes with by far the most unique special ability in the game. waves of enemies with its incredibly powerful blows, you can charge up its heavy attack to unleash a demonic being on your enemies.
This otherworldly creature will seek out and destroy your enemies by setting surfaces on fire. This will catch other nearby mobs in the fire. This is why Defender of the Cosmos is the best weapon to use when you need to eliminate a large number of powerful enemies. Just be careful to avoid the heat yourself.
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