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Greatsword concept art.jpg
Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Greatsword (weapon).

The greatsword is a two-handed sword and can be crafted by a weaponsmith. The maximum damage range for greatswords is 1,045 - 1,155. Greatswords are typically characterized by relatively high "burst" damage via offensive skills.

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

0.5½ Strike your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Vengeful Strike.png
 Vengeful Strike
0.5½ Strike your foe again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Wrathful Strike.png
 Wrathful Strike
0.5½ Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.
Whirling Wrath.png
 Whirling Wrath
0.75¾ 8 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
Leap of Faith.png
 Leap of Faith
0.5½ 12 Leap at your foe. On hit, blind nearby foes.
Symbol of Wrath.png
 Symbol of Wrath
Symbol 0.25¼ 20 Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting retaliation to allies.
Binding Blade.png
 Binding Blade
0.75¾ 25 Throw blades at your foes, causing damage over time. Bound foes can be pulled to you. The effect ends when a foe moves out of range.
5 Redirect Arrow.png
Pull (guardian skill).png
0.75¾ Pull your foes to you.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Arcing Slice.png
 Arcing Slice
Burst 0.5½ 8 Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, and gain fury. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Arc Divider.png
 Arc Divider
Primal burst 0.75¾ 5 Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, creating a violent shock wave that damages foes. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
Greatsword Swing.png
 Greatsword Swing
0.5½ Slash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Greatsword Slice.png
 Greatsword Slice
0.5½ Slice your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Brutal Strike.png
 Brutal Strike
0.5½ Hit your foe with a final brutal strike.
Hundred Blades.png
 Hundred Blades
30.5½ 8 Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
Whirlwind Attack.png
 Whirlwind Attack
1 10 Whirl in a target's direction, slashing foes along your path.
0.75¾ 15 Throw your greatsword at your foe so that it returns to you, crippling foes along the way.
2 20 Charge and strike your foe.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Slash (ranger greatsword skill).png
0.5½ Slash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Slice (ranger skill).png
0.5½ Slice your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Power Stab.png
 Power Stab
0.75¾ Stab your foe and evade attacks.
Maul (ranger greatsword skill).png
0.75¾ 4 Attack your foe with the force of a bear. Your pet gains an attack of opportunity.
10.75¾ 12 Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
3 15 Block and counter an attack with a kick that pushes foes back.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Crippling Throw.png
 Crippling Throw
0.75¾ Throw your greatsword, crippling your foe.
Hilt Bash.png
 Hilt Bash
0.5½ 25 Daze your foe with a hilt bash. Stun them if you hit from behind, and refresh your Maul ability.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Spatial Surge.png
 Spatial Surge
1 Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
Mirror Blade.png
 Mirror Blade
Clone 0.75¾ 8 Throw an illusionary greatsword that bounces between targets, damaging foes and giving might to allies. It creates a clone at its first target.
Mind Stab.png
 Mind Stab
0.25¼ 12 Thrust your greatsword into the ground, damaging foes and removing 1 boon.
Phantasmal Berserker.png
 Phantasmal Berserker
Phantasm 1 20 Throw an illusionary greatsword that inflicts vulnerability in a line and then returns to you. Create a phantasm that uses a whirling attack to damage and cripple foes.
Illusionary Wave.png
 Illusionary Wave
0.5½ 30 Push back all foes in front of you with a wave of magical energy.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (requires Reaper)[edit]

Dusk Strike.png
 Dusk Strike
0.75¾ Cleave foes in front of you.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Fading Twilight.png
 Fading Twilight
0.75¾ Cleave foes in front of you again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Chilling Scythe.png
 Chilling Scythe
1 Strike foes and chill them.
10.25¼ 8 Perform a huge swing that deals heavy damage. Recharges faster if it hits a downed or low health foe.
Death Spiral.png
 Death Spiral
1 12 Conjure a drill of dark energy on your blade and rend the armor of foes in front of you.
0.5½ 25 Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and applies conditions on foes per pulse.
Grasping Darkness.png
 Grasping Darkness
0.75¾ 25 Toss spectral scythes at foes in front of you, applying chill to them and pulling them to you. Gain life force for each struck foe.

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