Ye of little faith. I just did a Root Chalice depth 5 (lower Loran) with all modifiers active using only the Blades (except for Amygdala, the last boss, because Ludwigs is too good for hitting the head). I wanted to share it and upload but forgot the PS4 only saves the last 15 minutes, which was mostly me dying to Amygdala. Maybe I'll do another later. In any case I'm sure Youtube has you covered if you want to see how awesome the Blades are. I know I have Epicnamebro in my corner anyway, he loves the Blades!