Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart: Buzz Blades (Doom Blades)

Here’re the details for the Buzz Blades, which become the Doom Blades at Level 5, from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.


Buzz Blades / Doom Blades

Revealed towards the middle of the game, the Buzz Blades are one of the many weapons that you can buy and upgrade at the Vendor with Ratchet or Rivet.

You can find a Vendor on any planet by going to the green icon on the map, but to unlock all of the upgrades for the Buzz Blades, you’ll need to use it, reach Level 5, and return to the Vendor with the Doom Blades.


Buzz Blades Official Description

“It slices! It dices! And with blades that bounce off your enemies AND the environment, they’ll KEEP slicing and dicing even when you stop firing!”

Doom Blades Official Description

“Fires blades that bounce off enemies and the environment, and which split in half upon impact.”

Buzz Blades Controls

  • Full-pull R2 to auto-fire blades.

How to Unlock and Upgrade the Buzz Blades

The Buzz Blades come into the Vendor’s store in the seventh wave of new weapon reveals, around the same time as the Glove of Doom.

Getting the Buzz Blades will set you back 27,500 bolts, with its blue upgrades costing one piece of Raritanium apiece.


Buzz Blades Parameters

  • Power: 2 out of 5
  • Range: 4 out of 5
  • Speed: 4 out of 5
  • Collateral Damage: 5 out of 5

Buzz Blades / Doom Blades Upgrades

At Level 5, when the Buzz Blades transform into the Doom Blades, all 35 of the weapon’s blue upgrade cells become available, costing one Raritanium apiece. Getting each blue cell that surrounds the gold clusters will unlock those gold upgrades, of which there are three for the Doom Blades.

Blue upgrade tiles:

  • Fire Rate x6 (shots fire at a higher rate)
  • Max Ammo x19 (increase max ammo)
  • Auto-Hit Cone x10 (increases the auto-hit cone)

Gold upgrade tiles:


  • Bounce Count x4 (blades bounce an additional time)
  • Crate Ammo x4 (increase ammo picked up from crates by 20)
  • Bounce Range x4 (increases the range blades can auto-target after a bounce)

Level 5 Buzz Blades (Doom Blades)

The Buzz Blades transform into the Doom Blades once you’ve used them enough to reach Level 5, with it becoming a 100 per cent complete weapon once you’ve also purchased all 35 of its blue upgrades.

When complete, the Doom Blades boast full bars across its key parameters of Max Ammo, Fire Rate, and Auto-Hit Cone.

The Doom Blades are easy to use, essentially being fired like a machine gun, but the blades help to add damage after the initial hit. As they bounce off of the environment and enemies, each blade will do further damage, with the upgrades geared towards enabling more blades, faster shooting, and more auto-hits.


Ben Chopping

Will give almost any game a chance, particularly those that include wildlife, monsters, or prehistoric creatures of any kind.

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