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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 is 950 - 1,050.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

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 waves of attacks that strike multiple targets.
Symbol of Blades.png
 Symbol of Blades
Symbol 10 Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes. Drop a symbol at your feet that damages nearby enemies and benefits allies.
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
0.5½ 15 Destroy ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

Preparation Thrust.png
 Preparation Thrust
0.5½ Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Brutal Blade.png
 Brutal Blade
0.75¾ Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Rift Slash.png
 Rift Slash
0.5½ Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
Precision Strike.png
 Precision Strike
0.5½ 5 Strike nearby foes with precision, sending out blades that damage and chill them.
Unrelenting Assault.png
 Unrelenting Assault
0.75¾ 12 Shadowstep and unleash fierce attacks on nearby foes. Gain might each time you damage a foe.
Duelist's Preparation.png
 Duelist's Preparation
20.25¼ 15 Assume a defensive stance, blocking incoming attacks.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Shackling Wave.png
 Shackling Wave
0.5½ 15 Slice through the air sending a wave of energy from the mists towards your foe.
Grasping Shadow.png
 Grasping Shadow
0.5½ 15 Stab your foe, connecting them to you. Shadowstep backward and pull them towards you.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Burst 0.5½ 8 Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Flaming Flurry.png
 Flaming Flurry
Primal burst 20.5½ 5 Lash out with a flurry of strikes that destroys projectiles and shoots fireballs at foes in front of you.
Sever Artery.png
 Sever Artery
0.5½ Bleed your foe with a slash.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
0.5½ Bleed your foe with a gash.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
0.25¼ Cripple your foe with a precise slash.
Savage Leap.png
 Savage Leap
0.75¾ 8 Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword.
Final Thrust.png
 Final Thrust
0.75¾ 12 Strike your foe with a final powerful thrust that does extra damage against injured foes.
Impale (warrior sword skill).png
0.5½ 15 Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
0.75¾ 1 Rip your sword from your foe for extra damage.
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
"On My Mark!".png
 Adrenaline Rush
Stop blocking and gain adrenaline.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Slash (ranger sword skill).png
0.5½ Slash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Crippling Thrust.png
 Crippling Thrust
0.25¼ Stab your foe, crippling them for a short time.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Precision Swipe.png
 Precision Swipe
0.75¾ Deliver a blow to your foe. Your pet gains might.
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.
Serpent's Strike.png
 Serpent's Strike
1 15 Do an evasive roll around your target, striking them and poisoning them.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Slice (thief skill).png
Slice your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Slash (thief skill).png
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 1 Blind your foe by bashing them with your sword hilt. Daze them instead if you attack from behind.
Infiltrator's Strike.png
 Infiltrator's Strike
3 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
0.25¼ 2 Return to your original location. Cure one condition.
with no offhand
Stab (thief sword skill).png
Dual Wield 0.5½ 4 Stab your foe.
with offhand Dagger
Flanking Strike (thief dual skill).png
 Flanking Strike
Dual Wield 0.5½ 4 Evade and stab your foe.
3 Redirect Arrow.png
Larcenous Strike.png
 Larcenous Strike
Dual Wield 0.5½ 2 Stab your foe and steal boons from them.
with offhand Pistol
Pistol Whip.png
 Pistol Whip
Dual Wield 0.75¾ 5 Pistol-whip your foe, stunning them, then slash repeatedly with your sword.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Mind Slash.png
 Mind Slash
Slash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Mind Gash.png
 Mind Gash
0.5½ Gash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Mind Spike.png
 Mind Spike
0.5½ Stab your foe and rip a boon off of them. Does additional damage when the target has no boons.
Blurred Frenzy.png
 Blurred Frenzy
0.5½ 12 Strike your foe with a flurry of strikes, distorting the space around you, making you evade attacks.
Illusionary Leap.png
 Illusionary Leap
Clone 0.5½ 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
Arcane Thievery.png
Swap locations with your clone. Immobilize nearby foes.
Illusionary Riposte.png
 Illusionary Riposte
Clone 20.25¼ 12 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.
Phantasmal Swordsman.png
 Phantasmal Swordsman
Phantasm 1 20 Perform a sword strike and create an illusion that attacks your foe. If the sword strike hits, you and all Phantasmal Swordsmen gain might.

Related traits[edit]

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