Blades:Controls

Blades

This page documents the controls available while playing Blades and their default settings on each platform. You can enable and disable certain control settings.

Control Android/iOS Switch Notes
Landscape Portrait

GeneralEdit

Look/Turn Swipe
(Swipe-To-Look enabled)
Enabled by default Enabled by default Right Stick
  • The vertical and horizontal axes can be inverted independently in the settings.
  • AndroidiOS At least one mode must be enabled at any given time.
Right Joystick
(Right Joystick Enabled)
Enabled by default Disabled by default
Move Tap
(Tap-To-Move enabled)
Enabled by default Enabled by default Left Stick
  • AndroidiOS At least one mode must be enabled at any given time.
  • AndroidiOS Tap-To-Move may also turn your character to face the destination.
Left Joystick
(Left Joystick Enabled)
Enabled by default Disabled by default
Interact Tap A Button
  • Used to talk with NPCs, eat food, collect chests and items, destroy breakables, and open doors.
  • AndroidiOS Will also move your character to the target, whether Tap-To-Move is enabled or not
Open Side Menu Tap Side Menu Button + Button

CombatEdit

Attack Left Tap, Hold, Release
(Left half of the screen)
Hold ZL Button, Release
  • NS22.png Weapon strike location can be adjusted with Right Stick.
Swipe
(From left half of the screen to right)
Hold ZL Button, Release, swing Left Joy-Con
(Motion Combat Controls enabled)
Attack Right Tap, Hold, Release
(Right half of the screen)
Hold ZR Button, Release
Swipe
(From right half of the screen to left)
Hold ZR Button, Release, swing Right Joy-Con
(Motion Combat Controls enabled)
Cancel Attack Swipe Down
(Left/right half of the screen)
Left Stick Pressed
Swing Joy-Con Down
(Left/right Joy-Con)
(Motion Combat Controls enabled)
Block Tap and Hold Block Button Left Middle Left Stick
Use Ability Tap Ability Icon
(Above Stamina bar)
Y Button, X Button, A Button
Cast Spell Tap Spell Icon
(Above Magicka bar)
Left Directional Button, Up Directional Button, Right Directional Button
Use Main Potion Tap Potion Icon Above Health Bar, centered B Button
  • Button appears to use Restore Health Potion when Health is critical.
  • Can display relevant potion or poison during an event.
Use Stamina Potion Tap Stamina Potion Icon Above Health Bar, to the right Above Spells R Button
  • Button appears to use Restore Stamina Potion when Stamina is critical
Use Magicka Potion Tap Magicka Potion Icon Above Health Bar, to the left Above Abilities L Button
  • Button appears to use Restore Magicka Potion when Magicka is critical
Open Potions Menu Tap Health Bar B Button
Open Abilities Menu Tap Stamina Bar R Button
Open Spells Menu Tap Magicka Bar L Button
Open Loadout Menu Tap Loadout Button Right Stick Pressed
- Button

SystemEdit

Change Orientation Rotate Device
(Unlocked Orientation)
N/A
Screenshot Determined by Device Capture Button
Home Determined by Device HOME Button