Dynamic Sword Skills Mod 1.8/1.7.10

Dynamic Sword Skills Mod 1.7.10/1.7.2/1.6.4

Is vanilla Minecraft combat too boring for you? Fear not, Dynamic Sword Skills will have you parrying, dodging, and attempting to perform strategic devastating attacks on your enemies!

This mod is a standalone version providing ONLY the combat skills, for those who don’t want tons of Zelda-related items, mobs, dungeons and other things clogging up their games but still want to spice up combat.


Skill GUI


All currently available skill orbs


All currently available skill orbs

Sword Skills:

Basic Sword Technique

  • Activation: Default key is X; must be looking at a target
  • Effect: Locks view on to target, can no longer use mouse to free look
  • Exhaustion: None
  • Notes: While locked on to a target,
    • Tab changes to the next target
    • Rctrl may be used to block in addition to RMB
    • Up arrow may be used in addition to LMB to perform a standard attack
    • Deactivate by pressing X once more, or by killing everything in sight
    • Each attack contributes to your current Combo; as the Combo gets bigger, so does your damage!

Dash Attack

  • Activation: Attack while blocking with a sword
  • Effect: Charges towards target, inflicting minor damage and knocking the target back
  • Exhaustion: Moderate (1.0F minus 0.1F per level)
  • Damage: 4.0F + 0.5F per level plus knockback
  • Notes:
    • Standing too close to the target will not build up enough momentum to cause any damage


  • Activation: Double-tap left or right to dodge in that direction
  • Effect: Quickly dodge out of the way of incoming attacks
  • Exhaustion: Very Low (0.05F)
  • Chance to Dodge: 0.1F per level plus a time bonus of up to 0.2F
  • Notes:
    • The amount of time during which the player is considered ‘dodging’ increases with skill level
    • Can be configured to activate with a single tap only when using the arrow keys


  • Activation: Double-tap back / down
  • Effect: Parries an incoming blow when being attacked; cannot parry unarmed attacks.
  • Exhaustion: Low (0.3F minus 0.02F per level)
  • Chance to Disarm: 0.1F per level plus a timing bonus of up to 0.2F
  • Notes:
    • For players of equal parry skill, chance to disarm is determined solely by timing
    • Can be configured to activate with a single tap only when using the arrow keys

Armor Break

  • Activation: Charge up by holding the attack key; the skill will trigger when the charge is sufficient
  • Effect: This powerful blow ignores target’s armor value when inflicting damage
  • Exhaustion: Moderate (1.2F minus 0.06F per level)
  • Damage: Same as a normal attack, including enchantment bonuses, but ignoring the target’s armor
  • Charge Time: 20 ticks minus one tick per level

Leaping Blow

  • Activation: Jump while blocking
  • Effect: Upon landing, unleashes a devastating AoE attack that damages all in its path in addition to temporarily causing weakness
  • Exhaustion: High (2.0F minus 0.1F per level)
  • Damage: Base sword damage, plus 1.0F per level, plus weakness for (50 + (10 * level)) ticks
  • Notes:
    • Range and area of effect increase with level.
    • Damage caused by Leaping Blow contributes only to Combo damage, not size.

Mortal Draw

  • Activation: While empty-handed and locked on, hold the block key and attack
  • Effect: The art of drawing the sword, or Battoujutsu, is a risky but deadly move, capable of inflicting deadly wounds on unsuspecting opponents with a lightning-fast blade strike
  • Exhaustion: Very High (3.0F minus 0.2F per level)
  • Damage: Inflicts double damage when successful
  • Duration: Window of attack opportunity is (level + 2) ticks
  • Notes:
    • The first sword found in the action bar will be used for the strike; plan accordingly
    • There is a 1.5s cooldown between uses, representing re-sheathing of the sword

Spin Attack

  • Activation: Press left then right or right then left and hold both until spin attack commences
  • Effect: A devastating spinning attack hits every enemy in a 360 degree arc
  • Range: Hits enemies within 3 blocks, plus 0.5 blocks per level
  • Exhaustion: Very High (3.0F minus 0.2F per level)
  • Notes: If using the arrow keys, only one key (left or right arrow key) needs to be held to activate, and the spin will be in that direction

Super Spin Attack

  • Activation: Automatic while performing a regular Spin Attack and at full health; quickly tap attack to continue spinning
  • Effect: Same as the regular spin attack, but you can spin up to one extra time per level
  • Range: Adds an additional 0.5 blocks per level above and beyond regular Spin Attack range
  • Exhaustion: Same as the spin attack, applied each spin

Sword Break

  • Activation: Double-tap back while blocking
  • Effect: A fierce block that is capable of destroying the opponent’s blade
  • Exhaustion: High (2.0F minus 0.1F per level)
  • Damage: Up to 90 durability damage to the opponent’s held item (15 * (level + 1))
  • Duration: Time allowed before skill fails is 2 ticks at level 1, up to 8 ticks at max level


  • Only works when being attacked by an enemy holding an item
  • Has no effect other than blocking the attack if the attacker’s held item can not be damaged
  • Must release the block key in between uses

By default, each player will begin with a single Basic Sword skill orb; more orbs can be acquired by looting chests or by defeating mobs and even other players. Weapons with Looting give a much higher chance of an orb drop, and various settings can be configured in the configuration file.

Mod Showcase:

How to install Dynamic Sword Skills Mod:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Dynamic Sword Skills Mod Download Links:




Dynamic-Sword-Skills-Mod-1.8.jar – 978 KB

Dynamic Sword Skills Mod 1.8/1.7.10
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