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Two-Handed Swords are heavy Melee Weapons, usually taking the form of a longer, broader blade with a long handle or hilt. These swords often have one primary edge, but all generally rely on the ability to slash an opponent with a heavy (and possibly somewhat blunt) edge.

Vs. Other Melee Weapons

Swords, Maces, and Axes come in both one-handed and two-handed varieties.

  • Swords and Axes are virtually identical for the purposes of the game. Some classes can wield swords but not axes, such as Warlocks, or have specializations in one or the other. But damage and enhancement effects are the same.
  • Swords can be temporarily enhanced through Sharpening stones, whereas maces and staves are enhanced through Weightstones.
  • Daggers and one-handed swords have essentially the same mechanics except that daggers must be wielded by Rogues to activate certain abilities.
  • All two-handed weapons, including two-handed Swords, polearms, and staves, have essentially the same game mechanics.

Notable Swords

Inv sword 2h ashbringercorrupt.png [Corrupted Ashbringer], the weapon of Alexandros Mograine


Human Sword Specialization grants +5 to skill with 2h Swords, making for a max skill of 305.