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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.

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 a cone attack, striking up to three foes.
Flashing Blade.png
 Flashing Blade
10 Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes.
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 4 Strike nearby foes with precision, sending out blades which damage and chill them.
Unrelenting Assault.png
 Unrelenting Assault
0.75¾ 12 Shadowstep and unleash a fierce attack 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.
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 15 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
Kick (ranger skill).png
0.25¼ Kick your foe, crippling them for a short time.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
0.75¾ Leap at your foe, striking them. 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 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
0.5½ 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 1 Stab your foe and steal one boon 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
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.
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 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.
Phantasmal Swordsman.png
 Phantasmal Swordsman
Phantasm 1 20 Create an illusion that attacks your foe.

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