"Be wary - be extremely wary, because this is Switchblade! A wicked individual."
Jonathan Pearce's in-game commentary

Switchblade is a lightweight competitor robot in the games Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction and Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction, undertaking different guises in both appearances.

Arenas of DestructionEdit

In Arenas of Destruction Switchblade's weapon is an axe and it is armoured in polycarbonate. It can only self-right if it lands on its axe.


Using SwitchbladeEdit

The main thing to do when fighting with Switchblade is to keep the front facing towards the opponent and to use the pickaxe to break off armour. Avoid flippers when necessary, as Switchblade can only self-right if it lands on its axe.

Against SwitchbladeEdit

It is easy to push Switchblade around as it has 2-wheel drive only. However, avoid the pickaxe, as it is deadly to most armour. You can also flip it over for the win, as it can only self-right if it lands on its axe.

Switchblade Stats

Switchblade's stats in Arenas of Destruction.

Extreme DestructionEdit

In Extreme Destruction Switchblade's shape is a domed wedge, it has a smaller axe and it has smaller wheels which are on the outside.


Using SwitchbladeEdit

The same things apply as the Arenas of Destruction robot, except it has worse pushing power due to the wedge dome shape. Be careful when you fight against good pushers, as Switchblade can be easily manipulated to hazards.

Against SwitchbladeEdit

It is easier to push around Switchblade due to the new body shape. Regardless, the same things apply, though flipping it is a waste of time, considering Switchblade can self-right unless its pickaxe breaks off.

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