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


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Greatsword concept art.

The greatsword is a type of 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 icon small.png Guardian

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 10 Leap at your foe. Inflicts blindness and heals you for each foe hit.
4 Symbol of Resolution.png Symbol of Resolution 0.25¼ 12 Symbol. Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting resolution 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.

Vindicator icon small.png Vindicator

1 Mist Swing.png Mist Swing 0.5½ Swing at enemies with your greatsword.
1 ChainMist Slash.png Mist Slash 0.5½ Swing your greatsword again, inflicting vulnerability.
1 ChainArcing Mists.png Arcing Mists 0.5½ Cleave your foes, inflicting vulnerability and chilling them.
2 Mist Unleashed.png Mist Unleashed 0.5½ 3 Hurl forces from the Mists in front of you, rendering foes vulnerable.
3 Phantom's Onslaught.png Phantom's Onslaught 0.5½ 8 Rush towards your opponent, cleaving the area.
4 Imperial Guard.png Imperial Guard 0.5½ 12 Block incoming attacks for a prolonged duration, and ready a counterattack that deals increased damage based on the attacks blocked.
4 ChainTrue Strike (vindicator).png True Strike 0.75¾ Strike your foes with empowered energy. Deals increased damage based on attacks blocked by Imperial Guard.
5 Eternity's Requiem.png Eternity's Requiem 1 15 Whirl your greatsword, opening holes in the Mists that deal damage.
Damage is reduced per target each time they are struck by this ability.

Warrior icon small.png Warrior

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.
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.

Berserker icon small.png Berserker

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngArc Divider.png Arc Divider 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Spin to create a violent shock wave that damages nearby foes.

Ranger icon small.png Ranger

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 or they are defiant, and refresh your Maul ability.

Soulbeast icon small.png Soulbeast

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.

Untamed icon small.png Untamed

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngSavage Slash.png Savage Slash 0.75¾ Unleashed Ambush. Attack in an area around you, creating a spore under each enemy struck.

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer

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 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 icon small.png Mirage

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 icon small.png Reaper

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. A successful strike reduces the recharge on Gravedigger.
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 20 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.

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Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

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