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The Broadsword is a heavy melee weapon which swings slowly, but deals massive damage in subsequent attacks in its combo.


  • Special Effects:
    • The second and third hits will always deal a critical hit.
      • The third hit has slightly longer range than the previous two.
  • Breach Bonus: 1 / 0.25 / -0.5
  • Base Breach Damage: 208 / 210 / 180
  • Base Breach DPS: 195 (266)
  • Combo Duration: 2.25 seconds
  • First Hit: 0.6 (0.4 + 0.2)
  • Second Hit: 0.75 (0.5 + 0.25)
  • Third Hit: 0.9 (0.5 + 0.4)
  • Tags: CinematicBlueprint, HeavyWeapon, UnlockInPublicEvent
  • Legendary Version: Damocles
  • Forced Affix: Double Damage Free
  • "+100% damage dealt to enemies!"


The blueprint for the Broadsword is taken from the corpse of Tutorial Knight in the Prisoners' Quarters, right before the door to the Promenade of the Condemned. This blueprint can only be obtained after the player has attempted a minimum of 4 runs or if the player has completed a run. The corpse of Tutorial Knight will remain bloody until the blueprint is picked up, and after that, it will begin to rot.


  • The in-game listed normal DPS is actually incorrect and has no correlation to actual gameplay, and should be ignored. The critical DPS displays the correct DPS values for the weapon, as it takes into account both the first swings damage, as well as the damage of the second and third swing.
  • Although powerful, it’s one of the quicker heavy weapons, especially on the first swing.
  • Like the Giantkiller Icon.png Giantkiller, to get the most out of this weapon, the player needs to land the last two swings, which may be troublesome due to the slow attack rate.
    • However, the main difference from Giantkiller is that Broadsword has less swings and is generally quite efficient against common mobs thanks to the guaranteed critical hits.
    • Keep in mind that the combo does not reset upon rolling and parrying so you can do so before using the second and third attacks.


  • The in-game sprite of this weapon is identical to that used by the Guardian Knight.
  • Tutorial Knight carries this weapon on her back, which explains why its blueprint can be found on her corpse.
    • This iteration of the weapon closely resembles its icon though only the tip could be seen.
  • The third hit will always produce a loud metallic chime upon striking the ground.
  • The Broadsword is one of the weapons used by the Beheaded in the animated release trailer.
    • The trailer pokes fun at this weapon's cumbersomeness which is likely to cause the attacks to miss enemies and leave the player vulnerable.


  • 2.4:
    • Base DPS increased from 164 (273) to 176 (281).
    • Base breach DPS increased from 166 (235) to 195 (266).
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