Sword are Warrior weapons. They are a balanced playstyle weapon suitable for many situations.
Swords are unlocked by the Sword Fighter node on the Destiny Board
Abilities are unlocked as you level up the Sword Fighter skill (see the ability table below)
First, Second, and Passive slot abilities are common to all weapons, while Third Slot abilities are unique to each weapon and do not have a level requirement
The default hotkeys for First, Second, and Third Slot abilities are Q, W, and E, respectively
There are seven "Sword Families" represented by the seven specialization nodes on the Destiny Board. To unlock all of these families, the player must attain at least Tier 4 sword fighter. This will unlock the ability to then also level up specializations. The seven sword families are:
Spells and Abilities
|Icon||Spell/Ability Name||Spell Slot||Energy Cost||Cast Time||Range||Cooldown||Mastery Unlock|
|Deep Cuts (Swords)||Passive||-||-||-||-||1|
|Increased Defence (Swords)||Passive||-||-||-||-||50|
|Soulless Stream||Third||77||1.1s (uninterruptible)||8.5m||30s||1|
Related Patch Notes
|Patch Link||Date||Patch Name||Patch Notes|
|Version 18.110.1||13 October 2021||Call to Arms Patch 11||As with the Weeping Repeater, Galatine Pairs were previously nerfed to mitigate the one-shot heavy meta. This has been reverted to make them a notable force in ZvZ again. Crescent Slash has not yet found widespread use since the recent rework. Since it had so many effect possibilities per stack, the additional value of each was set very low to balance this. This was probably too low, however, so the value of 2-stack and 3-stack effects has now been increased.
|Version 188.8.131.52.105727||6 December 2017||Kay Update||Swords:
|Version 1.0.332.98217||27 September 2017||Joseph Update||