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Sword

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

The sword is a one-handed weapon that may also be used in the off-hand. They can be crafted by a weaponsmith. Swords balance positioning and avoiding attacks with inflicting damage, making them versatile for any profession to use. The maximum damage range for swords are 950 - 1,050.

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[edit] Skills by profession

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

[edit] Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian

1
Sword of Wrath.png
 Sword of Wrath
Slash your foe once.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Sword Arc.png
 Sword Arc
0.5½ Slash your foe again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Sword Wave.png
 Sword Wave
0.5½ Send out a cone attack, striking up to three foes.
2
Flashing Blade.png
 Flashing Blade
10 Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes.
3
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
0.5½ 15 Destroy ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.

[edit] Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior

Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Flurry.png
 Flurry
Burst 0.5½ 10 Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
1
Sever Artery.png
 Sever Artery
0.5½ Bleed your foe with a slash.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Gash.png
 Gash
0.5½ Bleed your foe with a gash.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Hamstring.png
 Hamstring
0.25¼ Cripple your foe with a precise slash.
2
Savage Leap.png
 Savage Leap
0.75¾ 8 Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword.
3
Final Thrust.png
 Final Thrust
0.75¾ 15 Strike your foe with a final powerful thrust that does extra damage against injured foes.
4
Impale (warrior sword skill).png
 Impale
0.5½ 15 Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Rip.png
 Rip
0.75¾ 1 Rip your sword from your foe for extra damage.
5
Riposte.png
 Riposte
20.25¼ 15 Block the next incoming attack. Riposte and bleed your foe if you block a melee attack. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
5 Redirect Arrow.png
Adrenaline Rush (sword skill).png
 Adrenaline Rush
Stop blocking and gain adrenaline.

[edit] Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger

1
Slash (ranger sword skill).png
 Slash
0.5½ Slash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Kick (ranger skill).png
 Kick
0.25¼ Kick your foe, crippling them for a short time.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Pounce.png
 Pounce
0.75¾ Leap at your foe, striking them. Your pet gains might.
2
Hornet Sting.png
 Hornet Sting
0.5½ 8 Stab your foe, then evade backward.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Monarch's Leap.png
 Monarch's Leap
0.75¾ Leap back into the fight, crippling your foe.
3
Serpent's Strike.png
 Serpent's Strike
1 15 Do an evasive roll around your target, striking them and poisoning them.

[edit] Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief

1
Slice (thief skill).png
 Slice
Slice your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Slash (thief skill).png
 Slash
0.5½ Slash your foe again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Crippling Strike.png
 Crippling Strike
0.5½ Cripple your foe with a final strike.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Tactical Strike.png
 Tactical Strike
Stealth Attack Blind your foe by bashing them with your sword hilt. Daze them instead if you attack from behind.
2
Infiltrator's Strike.png
 Infiltrator's Strike
Shadowstep to a foe and strike them. Use Shadow Return to shadowstep back and cure one condition.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Infiltrator's Return.png
 Infiltrator's Return
0.5½ Return to your original location. Cure one condition.
with no offhand
3
Stab (thief sword skill).png
 Stab
Dual wield 0.5½ Stab your foe.
with offhand Dagger
3
Flanking Strike (thief dual skill).png
 Flanking Strike
Dual wield 0.5½ Evade and stab your foe.
3 Redirect Arrow.png
Larcenous Strike.png
 Larcenous Strike
0.5½ Stab your foe and steal one boon from them.
with offhand Pistol
3
Pistol Whip.png
 Pistol Whip
Dual wield 0.75¾ Pistol-whip your foe, stunning them, then slash repeatedly with your sword.

[edit] Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer

1
Mind Slash.png
 Mind Slash
Chain Slash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Mind Gash.png
 Mind Gash
Chain 0.5½ Gash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Mind Spike.png
 Mind Spike
Chain 0.5½ Stab your foe and rip a boon off of them. Does additional damage when the target has no boons.
2
Blurred Frenzy.png
 Blurred Frenzy
0.5½ 12 Strike your foe with a flurry of strikes, blur the space around you, making you evade attacks.
3
Illusionary Leap.png
 Illusionary Leap
Clone 0.75¾ 12 Summon an illusion that leaps at your target, crippling them. After the initial leap, the clone will execute the Mind Slash sword chain.
3 Redirect Arrow.png
Swap.png
 Swap
0 Swap locations with your clone. Immobilize nearby foes.
4
Illusionary Riposte.png
 Illusionary Riposte
Clone 20.25¼ 15 Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Counter Blade.png
 Counter Blade
0.75¾ Shoot out a bolt that dazes foes in a line.
5
Phantasmal Swordsman.png
 Phantasmal Swordsman
Phantasm 1 20 Create an illusion that attacks your foe.

[edit] Traits by profession

[edit] Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian

[edit] Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior

[edit] Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger

[edit] Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer

[edit] See Also


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