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


Fellblade concept art.jpg

Greatsword concept art.

The greatsword is a two-handed weapon. Greatswords are typically characterized by their relatively high damage and slow attacks.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe.
1 Chain
Vengeful Strike.png
 Vengeful Strike
0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 Chain
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. Inflicts blindness and heals you for each foe hit.
Symbol of Wrath.png
 Symbol of Wrath
0.25¼ 20 Symbol. 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 Chain
Pull (guardian skill).png
0.75¾ Pull your foes to you.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Arcing Slice.png
 Arcing Slice
0.5½ 8 Burst. Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, and gain fury. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
Greatsword Swing.png
 Greatsword Swing
0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 Chain
Greatsword Slice.png
 Greatsword Slice
0.5½ Chain. Slice your foe.
1 Chain
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.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Arc Divider.png
 Arc Divider
10.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Spin to create shock waves that grow in size to damage nearby foes.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Slash (ranger greatsword skill).png
0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 Chain
Slice (ranger skill).png
0.5½ Chain. Slice your foe.
1 Chain
Enduring Swing.png
 Enduring Swing
0.75¾ Slash at your foe. This attack restores endurance if it hits.
Maul (ranger greatsword skill).png
0.75¾ 4 Attack your foe with the force of a bear. Your pet gains an attack of opportunity.
0.75¾ 12 Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
3 15 Block incoming attacks. If an attack is blocked, Counterattack Kick can be used.
4 Chain
Counterattack Kick.png
 Counterattack Kick
0.75¾ Kick your foe, knocking them backward.
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
0.75¾ 5 Clone. Throw an illusionary blade that creates a clone at its first target and then bounces to enemies and allies, dealing less damage to foes per hit and granting might to allies.
Mind Stab.png
 Mind Stab
0.25¼ 10 Stab an illusionary greatsword through the ground to cripple foes at your targeted location.
Phantasmal Berserker.png
 Phantasmal Berserker
0.75¾ 12 Phantasm. Throw an illusionary greatsword at your foe, removing boons from struck enemies. Create a phantasm that whirls through foes.
Illusionary Wave.png
 Illusionary Wave
0.5½ 25 Knock back foes with a wave of magical energy.

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Split Surge.png
 Split Surge
10.5½ 1 Ambush. Shoot a beam at a targeted foe, and secondary beams at foes near your target.

Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper[edit]

Dusk Strike.png
 Dusk Strike
0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you.
1 Chain
Fading Twilight.png
 Fading Twilight
0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you again.
1 Chain
Chilling Scythe.png
 Chilling Scythe
1 Chain. 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 10 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 conditions foes every pulse.
Grasping Darkness.png
 Grasping Darkness
0.75¾ 25 Conjure claws of darkness from the shadows to attack foes, applying a condition to them and pulling them to you. Gain life force for each struck foe.

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

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