Greatsword

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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).
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Greatsword

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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]

1 Strike.png Strike 0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe.
1 ChainVengeful Strike.png Vengeful Strike 0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 ChainWrathful Strike.png Wrathful Strike 0.5½ Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.
2 Whirling Wrath.png Whirling Wrath 0.75¾ 8 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
3 Leap of Faith.png Leap of Faith 0.5½ 12 Leap at your foe. Inflicts blindness and heals you for each foe hit.
4 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.
5 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 ChainPull (guardian skill).png Pull 0.75¾ Pull your foes to you.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngArcing 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.
1 Greatsword Swing.png Greatsword Swing 0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 ChainGreatsword Slice.png Greatsword Slice 0.5½ Chain. Slice your foe.
1 ChainBrutal Strike.png Brutal Strike 0.5½ Hit your foe with a final brutal strike.
2 Hundred Blades.png Hundred Blades 30.5½ 8 Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
3 Whirlwind Attack.png Whirlwind Attack 1 10 Whirl in a target's direction, slashing foes along your path.
4 Bladetrail.png Bladetrail 0.75¾ 15 Throw your greatsword at your foe so that it returns to you, crippling foes along the way.
5 Rush.png Rush 2 20 Charge and strike your foe.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngArc 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]

1 Slash (ranger greatsword skill).png Slash 0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 ChainSlice (ranger skill).png Slice 0.5½ Chain. Slice your foe.
1 ChainEnduring Swing.png Enduring Swing 0.75¾ Slash at your foe. This attack restores endurance if it hits.
2 Maul (ranger greatsword skill).png Maul 0.75¾ 4 Attack your foe with the force of a bear. Your pet gains an attack of opportunity.
3 Swoop.png Swoop 0.75¾ 12 Run and leap at your foe, hitting them and nearby foes.
4 Counterattack.png Counterattack 3 15 Block incoming attacks. If an attack is blocked, Counterattack Kick can be used.
4 ChainCounterattack Kick.png Counterattack Kick 0.75¾ Kick your foe, knocking them backward.
5 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]

1 Spatial Surge.png Spatial Surge 1 Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
2 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.
3 Mind Stab.png Mind Stab 0.25¼ 10 Stab an illusionary greatsword through the ground to cripple foes at your targeted location.
4 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.
5 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.pngSplit 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]

1 Dusk Strike.png Dusk Strike 0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you.
1 ChainFading Twilight.png Fading Twilight 0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you again.
1 ChainChilling Scythe.png Chilling Scythe 1 Chain. Strike foes and chill them.
2 Gravedigger.png Gravedigger 10.25¼ 8 Perform a huge swing that deals heavy damage. Recharges faster if it hits a downed or low-health foe.
3 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.
4 Nightfall.png Nightfall 0.5½ 25 Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and conditions foes every pulse.
5 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]

Proficiencies[edit]

Enhancements[edit]

Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

Related achievements[edit]

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