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Great Sword is a type of weapon in Monster Hunter: World.


The Great Sword is a very heavy and very slow weapon. The Great Sword is a weapon used for short bursts of high damage, to the point that the Great Sword is known for being able to do the highest amount of damage in the entire game. The weapon has three main attacks - the side swipe, the upswing, and the down strike. These three attacks are extremely damaging, and if the enemy is hit with the middle of the blade, this damage is given a bonus level of attack. One of the main features of the Great Sword is its ability to charge its attacks to deal more damage.


The Great Sword in known for its high damage and slow movement. The Great Sword's main attack is its down strike. This move can be done by pressing the primary attack button (Y on Xbox) with your weapon drawn (Note: if you hold the primary attack button, you character will begin to charge the attack of the Great Sword. Periodically while charging, your character will flash, thus notifying the player that the charge of the attack has gone up a level. As stated before, charging an attack will cause said attack to deal more damage. Releasing the primary attack button will see your character go into the down strike animation.) If the player presses the primary attack button after the first

Great Swords

Image Name Attack Affinity Element Deviation Special Ammo Shelling Type Shelling Level Phial Type Attack Type Dust Effect Power Speed Heal Kinsect Bonus Coating
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Barroth Shredder.png Barroth Shredder
Blacksteel Chopper.png Blacksteel Chopper
Blooming Blade.png Blooming Blade
Blue Wing.png Blue Wing
Bone Blade.png Bone Blade
Bone Slasher.png Bone Slasher
Buster Blade.png Buster Blade
Buster Sword.png Buster Sword
Carapace Buster.png Carapace Buster
Chrome Razor.png Chrome Razor
Daora's Decimator.png Daora's Decimator
Datura Blaze.png Datura Blaze
Dragonbone Cleaver.png Dragonbone Cleaver
Flame Blade.png Flame Blade
Flammenzahn.png Flammenzahn
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Freeze Blade.png Freeze Blade
Frost Blaze.png Frost Blaze
Giant Jawblade.png Giant Jawblade
Girros Blade.png Girros Blade
Gnashing Flammenzahn.png Gnashing Flammenzahn
Hazak Kys.png Hazak Kys
Icesteel Edge.png Icesteel Edge
Jagras Blade.png Jagras Blade
Jagras Hacker.png Jagras Hacker
Jawblade.png Jawblade 480 0% None
King Thundersword.png King Thundersword
Kirin Thundersword.png Kirin Thundersword
Lava Blaze.png Lava Blaze
Leviathan's Fury.png Leviathan's Fury
Lightning Punisher.png Lightning Punisher
Magda Potestas.png Magda Potestas
Malady's Kiss.png Malady's Kiss
Nergal Judicator.png Nergal Judicator
Purgation's Atrocity.png Purgation's Atrocity
Radobaan Slab.png Radobaan Slab
Rathalos Glinsword.png Rathalos Glinsword
Red Wing.png Red Wing
Spiked Blade.png Spiked Blade
Thunder Blade.png Thunder Blade
Thundersword.png Thundersword
Water Golem.png Water Golem
Wyvern Jawblade.png Wyvern Jawblade
Xeno Maliq.png Xeno Maliq

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