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- 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
|1||Strike||½||Strike your foe.|
|1||Vengeful Strike||½||Strike your foe again.|
|1||Wrathful Strike||½||Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.|
|2||Whirling Wrath||¾||8||Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.|
|3||Leap of Faith||½||12||Leap at your foe. On hit, blind nearby foes.|
|4||Symbol of Wrath||Symbol||¼||20||Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting retaliation to allies.|
|5||Binding Blade||¾||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||Pull||¾||Pull your foes to you.|
|Arcing Slice||Burst||½||8||Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, and gain fury. Deal more damage to foes with low health.|
|1||Greatsword Swing||½||Slash your foe.|
|1||Greatsword Slice||½||Slice your foe.|
|1||Brutal Strike||½||Hit your foe with a final brutal strike.|
|2||Hundred Blades||3½||8||Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.|
|3||Whirlwind Attack||1||10||Whirl in a target's direction, slashing foes along your path.|
|4||Bladetrail||¾||15||Throw your greatsword at your foe so that it returns to you, crippling foes along the way.|
|5||Rush||2||20||Charge and strike your foe.|
|Arc Divider||Primal burst||¾||5||Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, creating a violent shock wave that damages foes. Deal more damage to foes with low health.|
|1||Slash||½||Slash your foe.|
|1||Slice||½||Slice your foe.|
|1||Power Stab||¾||Stab your foe and evade attacks.|
|2||Maul||¾||4||Attack your foe with the force of a bear. Your pet gains an attack of opportunity.|
|3||Swoop||1¾||12||Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.|
|4||Counterattack||3||15||Block and counter an attack with a kick that pushes foes back.|
|4||Crippling Throw||¾||Throw your greatsword, crippling your foe.|
|5||Hilt Bash||½||25||Daze your foe with a hilt bash. Stun them if you hit from behind, and refresh your Maul ability.|
|1||Spatial Surge||1||Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.|
|1||Split Surge||Ambush||1½||1||Shoot a beam at a targeted foe, and secondary beams at foes near your target.|
|2||Mirror Blade||Clone||¾||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||¼||12||Thrust your greatsword into the ground, damaging foes and removing 1 boon.|
|4||Phantasmal Berserker||Phantasm||¾||15||Throw an illusionary greatsword that inflicts vulnerability in a line and then returns to you. Create a phantasm that uses a whirling attack to damage and cripple foes.|
|5||Illusionary Wave||½||30||Push back all foes in front of you with a wave of magical energy.|
|1||Dusk Strike||¾||Cleave foes in front of you.|
|1||Fading Twilight||¾||Cleave foes in front of you again.|
|1||Chilling Scythe||1||Strike foes and chill them.|
|2||Gravedigger||1¼||8||Perform a huge swing that deals heavy damage. Recharges faster if it hits a downed or low health foe.|
|3||Death Spiral||1||12||Conjure a drill of dark energy on your blade and rend the armor of foes in front of you. Deal increased damage to foes above the health threshold.|
|4||Nightfall||½||25||Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and applies conditions on foes per pulse.|
|5||Grasping Darkness||¾||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.|
- Zealous Blade — Greatsword abilities deal increased damage and gain reduced recharge. Heal yourself when you combo in a light field.
- Forceful Greatsword — Gain power and a chance to gain might on critical strike. Double these bonuses while wielding a greatsword or spear. Greatsword and spear skills recharge faster.
- Two-Handed Training — Greatsword and spear skills deal more damage and recharge faster. Gain fury when you disable a foe.
- Imagined Burden — Greatsword skills other than the Spatial Surge gain recharge reduction and inflict cripple. Phantasmal Berserker summons an additional berserker but deals less damage.
- Soul Eater — Greatsword skills gain reduced recharge. Periodically heal and gain life force while wielding a greatsword.