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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).


Fiery Dragon Sword concept art.jpg

Sword concept art.

The sword is a one-handed weapon that may be wielded in the main hand and off-hand. Swords balance positioning and avoiding attacks with inflicting damage, making them versatile for any profession to use.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Sword of Wrath.png
 Sword of Wrath
Chain. Slash your foe once.
1 Chain
Sword Arc.png
 Sword Arc
0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe again.
1 Chain
Sword Wave.png
 Sword Wave
0.5½ Send out waves of attacks that strike multiple targets.
Symbol of Blades.png
 Symbol of Blades
10 Symbol. Teleport to your target, and blinding nearby foes. Create a symbol at your feet that damages nearby enemies and benefits allies.
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
0.5½ 15 Block 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 Chain
Brutal Blade.png
 Brutal Blade
0.75¾ Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
1 Chain
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 5 Strike nearby foes with precision, sending out blades that damage and chill them.
Unrelenting Assault.png
 Unrelenting Assault
0.75¾ 12 Shadowstep and unleash fierce attacks on nearby foes. Gain might each time you damage a foe.
Shackling Wave.png
 Shackling Wave
1 15 Slice through the air, sending a wave of energy from the Mists toward your foe and dealing rapid strikes. Immobilize duration is increased per target you strike.
0.5½ 15 Shadowstep to your foe and deliver a quick attack, then deliver a second devastating blow if it hits.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
0.5½ 8 Burst. Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Sever Artery.png
 Sever Artery
0.5½ Chain. Bleed your foe with a slash.
1 Chain
0.5½ Chain. Bleed your foe with a gash.
1 Chain
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 12 Strike your foe with a final powerful thrust that does extra damage and inflicts bleeding against foes below the health threshold.
Impale (warrior sword skill).png
0.5½ 15 Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.
4 Chain
0.75¾ 1 Rip your sword from your foe for extra damage.
20.25¼ 15 Block the next attack. Riposte and bleed your foe if you block a melee attack. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
5 Chain
"On My Mark!".png
 Adrenaline Rush
Stop blocking and gain adrenaline.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Flaming Flurry.png
 Flaming Flurry
20.5½ 5 Primal Burst. Lash out with a flurry of strikes that block missiles and shoot fireballs at foes in front of you.

Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith[edit]

Sun Edge.png
 Sun Edge
0.5½ Strike your foe and inflict vulnerability. This attack deals more damage based on your heat level.
1 Chain
Sun Ripper.png
 Sun Ripper
0.5½ Strike your foe again and inflict vulnerability. This attack deals more damage based on your heat level.
1 Chain
Gleam Saber.png
 Gleam Saber
0.75¾ Unleash a burst of stored energy with your sword and recharge your other sword skills. This attack deals more damage based on your heat level.
Refraction Cutter.png
 Refraction Cutter
0.5½ 9 Strike at foes in front of you and launch a blade of light at your target. Launch extra blades based on your heat level. Each blade inflicts conditions.
Radiant Arc.png
 Radiant Arc
0.75¾ 14 Leap to your target and create an arc of light that strikes nearby foes. Gain quickness based on your heat level.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Slash (ranger sword skill).png
0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe.
1 Chain
Crippling Thrust.png
 Crippling Thrust
0.25¼ Chain. Stab your foe, crippling them for a short time.
1 Chain
Precision Swipe.png
 Precision Swipe
0.75¾ Deliver a blow to your foe. Your pet gains might for each foe struck.
Monarch's Leap.png
 Monarch's Leap
0.75¾ 8 Leap to your target and cripple them. Can be followed up with Serpent's Strike.
2 Chain
Serpent's Strike.png
 Serpent's Strike
1 Do an evasive roll around your target, striking and poisoning them.
Hornet Sting.png
 Hornet Sting
0.5½ 15 Stab your foe, then evade backward. Recharge Monarch's Leap if this attack hits.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Slice (thief skill).png
Chain. Slice your foe.
1 Chain
Slash (thief skill).png
0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe again.
1 Chain
Crippling Strike.png
 Crippling Strike
0.5½ Cripple your foe with a final strike.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Tactical Strike.png
 Tactical Strike
1 Stealth Attack. Blind your foe by bashing them with your sword hilt. Daze them instead if you attack from behind. Applies vulnerability.
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 Chain
Infiltrator's Return.png
 Infiltrator's Return
0.25¼ 2 Return to your original location. Cure one condition.
Stab (thief sword skill).png
(without offhand)
0.5½ 4 Stab your foe.
Flanking Strike.png
 Flanking Strike
(with offhand Dagger)
0.5½ 4 Dual Wield. Evade and stab your foe.
3 Chain
Larcenous Strike.png
 Larcenous Strike
(with offhand Dagger)
0.5½ 2 Dual Wield. Stab your foe and steal boons from them. Deals increased damage if it hits a foe with no boons.
Pistol Whip.png
 Pistol Whip
(with offhand Pistol)
0.75¾ 5 Dual Wield. Pistol-whip your foe, stunning them, then slash repeatedly with your sword.

Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Malicious Tactical Strike.png
 Malicious Tactical Strike
1 Stealth Attack. Blind your foe by bashing them with your sword hilt, or daze them if you attack from behind. Applies vulnerability. Consumes all malice when striking your mark to restore endurance based on the malice used.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver[edit]

Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
Fire Strike.png
 Fire Strike
0.5½ Build elemental flames into your sword and strike your enemies.
1 Chain
Fire Swipe.png
 Fire Swipe
0.5½ Heat your sword a second time and strike your enemies for increased damage.
1 Chain
Searing Slash (weaver).png
 Searing Slash
0.75¾ Heat your sword a final time and use the full power of your flames to sear enemies and ignite them.
Flame Uprising.png
 Flame Uprising
0.75¾ 8 Jump forward and deliver a fiery blast to the area.
Cauterizing Strike.png
 Cauterizing Strike
0.75¾ 15 Stab your foe with full force, dealing bonus damage against burning enemies.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
0.5½ Imbue your blade with water, healing yourself for each target you strike.
1 Chain
0.5½ Deliver a second strike that heals yourself for each target it hits.
1 Chain
Breaking Wave.png
 Breaking Wave
0.75¾ Strike your enemies and unleash a wave that heals allies.
1 12 Use the element of water to propel yourself backward and regenerate, leaving a healing area at your location.
Aqua Siphon.png
 Aqua Siphon
0.75¾ 15 Strike an enemy and draw water from them, causing them to deliver a healing burst to your allies.
Air Attunement.png
 Air Attunement
Charged Strike.png
 Charged Strike
0.5½ Strike your foe with shocking force.
1 Chain
Polaric Slash.png
 Polaric Slash
0.5½ Deliver a second strike, gaining swiftness.
1 Chain
Call Lightning.png
 Call Lightning
0.75¾ Deliver the final attack, calling lightning strikes onto enemies.
Polaric Leap.png
 Polaric Leap
0.5½ 15 Shadowstep to your target and deliver a dazing strike. Gain superspeed if you interrupt an enemy.
Quantum Strike.png
 Quantum Strike
0.75¾ 16 Strike your foe, charging them with static and causing lightning to strike repeatedly for a short period of time.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
Crystal Slash.png
 Crystal Slash
0.5½ Strike your opponent with your serrated blade.
1 Chain
Crystalline Strike.png
 Crystalline Strike
0.5½ Attack enemies with a second vicious attack.
1 Chain
Crystalline Sunder.png
 Crystalline Sunder
0.75¾ Unleash a final crushing blow.
Earthen Vortex.png
 Earthen Vortex
0.75¾ 10 Burrow into the ground, then erupt with earth-shattering force.
Rust Frenzy.png
 Rust Frenzy
0.5½ 15 Strike your enemies with deadly force.
Fire Attunement
Water Attunement
Fire + Water
Twin Strike.png
 Twin Strike
0.75¾ 10 Dual Attack. Quickly strike enemies in front of you with the extreme nature of fire and water.
Fire Attunement
Air Attunement
Fire + Air
Pyro Vortex.png
 Pyro Vortex
0.5½ 12 Dual Attack. Strike enemies in an arc in front of you, creating burning vortexes on enemies you hit.
Fire Attunement
Earth Attunement
Fire + Earth
Lava Skin.png
 Lava Skin
0.25¼ 18 Dual Attack. Cover yourself in an increasing barrier while dealing damage to nearby enemies.
Water Attunement
Air Attunement
Water + Air
Shearing Edge.png
 Shearing Edge
0.5½ 12 Dual Attack. Form a frozen blade and spin it toward your enemies.
Water Attunement
Earth Attunement
Water + Earth
Natural Frenzy.png
 Natural Frenzy
0.5½ 10 Dual Attack. Fire a random volley of ice and earth at your enemies.
Air Attunement
Earth Attunement
Air + Earth
Gale Strike.png
 Gale Strike
0.75¾ 20 Dual Attack. Strike your enemies, lifting them and creating cyclones at their locations.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Mind Slash.png
 Mind Slash
Chain. Slash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 Chain
Mind Gash.png
 Mind Gash
0.5½ Chain. Gash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 Chain
Mind Spike.png
 Mind Spike
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
1 10 Strike your foe with a flurry of strikes, distorting the space around you, making you evade attacks.
Illusionary Leap.png
 Illusionary Leap
0.5½ 12 Clone. Summon an illusion that leaps at your target, crippling them. After the initial leap, the clone will execute the Mind Slash sword chain.
3 Chain
Arcane Thievery.png
Swap places with your clone. Immobilize nearby foes.
Illusionary Riposte.png
 Illusionary Riposte
20.25¼ 12 Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
4 Chain
Counter Blade.png
 Counter Blade
0.75¾ Shoot out a bolt that dazes foes in a line.
Phantasmal Swordsman.png
 Phantasmal Swordsman
1 15 Phantasm. Perform a sword strike and create an illusion that attacks your foe. If the sword strike hits, you gain might.

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Mirage Thrust.png
 Mirage Thrust
0.75¾ 1 Ambush. Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword, briefly dazing them. Leave behind a clone at your original location.

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

See also[edit]