Greatsword

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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]

1
Strike.png
 Strike
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.
2
Whirling Wrath.png
 Whirling Wrath
0.75¾ 10 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
3
Leap of Faith.png
 Leap of Faith
0.5½ 15 Leap at your foe. On hit, blind nearby foes.
4
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.
5
Binding Blade.png
 Binding Blade
0.75¾ 30 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
 Pull
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 10 Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, and gain fury. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
1
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.
2
Hundred Blades.png
 Hundred Blades
30.5½ 8 Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
3
Whirlwind Attack.png
 Whirlwind Attack
1 10 Whirl in a target's direction, slashing foes along your path.
4
Bladetrail.png
 Bladetrail
0.75¾ 15 Throw your greatsword at your foe so that it returns to you, crippling foes along the way.
5
Rush.png
 Rush
2 20 Charge and strike your foe.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

1
Slash (ranger greatsword skill).png
 Slash
0.5½ Slash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Slice (ranger skill).png
 Slice
0.5½ Slice your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Power Stab.png
 Power Stab
0.75¾ Stab your foe and evade attacks.
2
Maul (ranger greatsword skill).png
 Maul
0.75¾ 6 Attack your foe with the force of a bear.
3
Swoop.png
 Swoop
10.75¾ 12 Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
4
Counterattack.png
 Counterattack
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.
5
Hilt Bash.png
 Hilt Bash
0.5½ 25 Daze your foe with a hilt bash. Stun them if you hit from behind. Your pet's next attack does 50% more damage.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

1
Spatial Surge.png
 Spatial Surge
10.5½ Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
2
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.
3
Mind Stab.png
 Mind Stab
0.25¼ 12 Thrust your greatsword into the ground, damaging foes and removing 1 boon.
4
Phantasmal Berserker.png
 Phantasmal Berserker
Phantasm 0.75¾ 20 Create a phantasm that uses a whirling attack to damage and cripple foes.
5
Illusionary Wave.png
 Illusionary Wave
0.5½ 30 Push back all foes in front of you with a wave of magical energy.

Traits by profession[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Zeal
Honor

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Strength
Arms

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Wilderness Survival
Nature Magic

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Domination

See Also[edit]