The Great Sword is a large and heavy melee weapon that deals cut and blunt damage. The Great Sword has a steeper learning curve compared to some other weapons because of its slower attacks and limited mobility. However, mastering the Great Sword means you’ll have the highest damage per hit of all weapons and powerful charge attacks. You’re also able to block attacks quickly.
Basic Great Sword Controls
Below you’ll find the basic controls for the Great Sword. Once you’ve gotten to grasp with basic controls, you’ll be able to use them in different orders to pull off various combos.
|Plunging Thrust||whilst midair|
Great Sword Combos
Using the controls above, you’ll be able to perform attack combos that can deal extra combo damage.
|True Charged Slash Combo||Charged Slash → Strong Charged Slash → Strong Wide Slash → True Charged Slash||Hold → + Hold → → Hold|
|Forward Lunging Attack Combo||Wide Sweep → Tackle → Leaping Wide Slash||→ →|
|Stationary Combo||Wide Sweep → Rising Slash → Wide Sweep||→ + →|
Silkbind attacks use up a wirebug and then have a longer cooldown than wirebug moves, meaning you’ll want to make sure to time your silkbind attacks well so that you don’t waste the wirebug.
|Hunting Edge||+||This attack causes the hunter to jump up into the air whilst charging the greatword.|
|Power Sheathe||+||This attack temporarily increases attack power after you sheathe your weapon.|