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Broadswords are the two handed sword class. They are slower and more powerful than one-handed shortswords. They cannot be aimed directionally, outside swinging in whatever direction the player is facing. There are a variety of broadswords found throughout the universe with unique effects, attacks, projectiles and appearances.

Base Statistics

  • Base DPS: 10.0-11.0 health per second (Common), 10.5-11.5 health per second (Uncommon/Rare)
  • Fire Time: 0.71-0.90 seconds between 1x-damage attacks (approx. 1.1-1.4 1x-damage attacks per second)
  • Combo Progression:
    • First Strike: 1x damage, 15 knockback (somewhat weak knockback)
    • Second Strike: 0.5x damage, 10 knockback (weak knockback)
    • Third Strike: 1x damage, 25 knockback (somewhat strong knockback)

Elemental Damage

Common, as well as most unique, broadswords deal physical damage, but uncommon and rare procedurally-generated broadswords are assigned an elemental type. Some elemental types are more effective against specific enemies than others. In addition to determining the damage type, each elemental also corresponds to a status effect. These can be damaging (like burning, poison, or electrified) or offer control by impairing enemy movement (like frost). The elemental type of each weapon is indicated by the corresponding icon in the in-game tooltip.

Secondary attacks for uncommon and rare procedurally-generated broadswords always apply elemental status effects, but only rare procedurally-generated broadswords will apply those status effects with their primary attack.

Secondary Abilities

Secondary abilities are available for each broadsword. Most secondary abilities offer a special attack, although some are defensive in nature. Unique broadswords, whether crafted or found, have specific pre-defined secondary abilities. Procedurally-generated broadswords are randomly assigned a secondary ability based on their rarity, so for example, a common rarity broadsword would never be assigned an uncommon secondary ability.

Common Secondary Abilities

Common secondary abilities are those found on common rarity broadswords. They do not deal elemental damage and apply no status effects.

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Spin Slash
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Blade Charge
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Super Spin Slash
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Pogo Sword
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Rising Slash
  • Parry
    • Description: Engages an energy shield built into the broadsword which absorbs incoming damage.
    • Shield Health: 50 health
    • Energy Usage: free
    • Shield Duration: 1.2 seconds
    • Cooldown: 1.2 seconds
  • Spin Slash
    • Description: Swings the broadsword back and forth, hitting enemies on both sides.
    • Base Damage: 5 (0.15-second timeout)
    • Energy Usage: 80 energy per second
    • Cooldown: 0.5 seconds
    • Knockback: 20 (average knockback)
  • Blade Charge
    • Description: Charges and releases an extremely powerful strike.
    • Base Damage: 22.5 health
    • Energy Usage: 320 (drains all energy in most circumstances ^ )
    • Cooldown: 0.8 seconds
    • Charge Time: 1.2 seconds
    • Knockback: 40 (very strong knockback)
  • Super Spin Slash
    • Description: Swings the broadsword back and forth quickly enough to cause the player to fly upward.
    • Base Damage: 3 (0.1-second timeout)
    • Energy Usage: 120 energy per second
    • Cooldown: 0.5 seconds
    • Knockback: 20 (average knockback)
    • Maximum Flight Speed: 5 tiles per second
    • Flight Force: 200
  • Pogo Sword
    • Description: Extends the broadsword beneath the player, launching the player upward on damaging hits.
    • Base Damage: 6 health
    • Energy Usage: 30 energy per hit
    • Cooldown: 0.5 seconds
    • Downward Knockback: 35 (very strong knockback)
    • Air Control Force: 60
    • Minimum Falling Speed: 5 tiles per second (required in order to engage Pogo Sword)
    • Upward Bounce Speed: 35 tiles per second (takes effect on contact with enemy)
  • Rising Slash
    • Description: Causes the player to leap upward while slashing, knocking enemies upward.
    • Base Damage: 6 health
    • Energy Usage: 60 energy
    • Cooldown: 1.0 seconds
    • Dash Speed: 75 tiles per second
    • Dash Duration: 0.175 seconds
    • Dash Control Force: 1600
    • Upward Knockback: 50 (extremely strong knockback)
    • Special: Player freezes in place for 0.1 seconds at end of dash, then falls normally.

Uncommon/Rare Secondary Abilities

Uncommon and rare procedurally-generated broadswords have a unique set of elemental secondary attacks. They consume energy when used, but unlike their common counterparts, these attacks apply a status effect based on the weapon's elemental type.

Blink Explosion

Player charges for 0.3 seconds, then disappears and blinks forward, leaving an elemental explosion in their wake applying damaging status effects. Player is invulnerable while performing this ability.

Fire (Attack).png Blink Explosion (Status Burning.png Burning)
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Poison (Attack).png Blink Explosion (Status Poisoned.png Poisoned)
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Frost (Attack).png Blink Explosion (Status Frost.png Frost)
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Electric (Attack).png Blink Explosion (Status Electrified.png Electrified)
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  • Base Damage: 28 health
  • Energy Usage: 120 energy
  • Cooldown: 1.5 seconds
  • Max Distance: 12 tiles
  • Explosion Knockback: 30 (strong knockback)

Blink Slash

Player disappears and blinks forward, quickly slashing where they appear with their weapon, applying damage and status effects and teleporting back. The player can only blink-slash to locations to which they have unobstructed line of sight.

Fire (Attack).png Blink Slash (Status Burning.png Burning)
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Poison (Attack).png Blink Slash (Status Poisoned.png Poisoned)
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Frost (Attack).png Blink Slash (Status Frost.png Frost)
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Electric (Attack).png Blink Slash (Status Electrified.png Electrified)
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  • Base Damage: 20 health
  • Energy Usage: 120 energy
  • Cooldown: 1.5 seconds
  • Blink Distance: 15 tiles
  • Vertical Tolerance: 3.5 tiles upward or downward
  • Knockback: 20 (average knockback)

Flying Slash

A slashing arc of elemental energy is released which pierces through enemies and applies damage and status effects.

Fire (Attack).png Flying Slash (Status Burning.png Burning)

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Poison (Attack).png Flying Slash (Status Poisoned.png Poisoned)

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Frost (Attack).png Flying Slash (Status Frost.png Frost)

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Electric (Attack).png Flying Slash (Status Electrified.png Electrified)

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  • Base Damage: 7 health
  • Energy Usage: 120 energy
  • Cooldown: 1.5 seconds
  • Projectile Lifetime: 0.3 seconds
  • Projectile Speed: 50 tiles per second
  • Projectile Knockback: 10 (weak knockback)

Giant Sword

The player's blade charges above their head, growing into a powerful laser sabre imbued with elemental energy. The damage also applies status effects.

Fire (Attack).png Giant Sword (Status Burning.png Burning)
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Poison (Attack).png Giant Sword (Status Poisoned.png Poisoned)
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Frost (Attack).png Giant Sword (Status Frost.png Frost)
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Electric (Attack).png Giant Sword (Status Electrified.png Electrified)
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  • Base Damage: 16 health
  • Energy Usage: 120 energy
  • Cooldown: 0.3 seconds
  • Charge Time: 0.8 seconds
  • Knockback: 40 (very strong knockback)

Trail Dash

The player charges forward along the ground, leaving a trail of damaging elemental damage behind them in a line. This also applies status effects. The player stops and automatically faces the other direction at the end of the dash, making it very easy to dash back and forth multiple times in a row. As well, the player is invulnerable during the dash.

Fire (Attack).png Trail Dash (Status Burning.png Burning)
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Poison (Attack).png Trail Dash (Status Poisoned.png Poisoned)
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Frost (Attack).png Trail Dash (Status Frost.png Frost)
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Electric (Attack).png Trail Dash (Status Electrified.png Electrified)
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  • Broadsword Base Damage: 2 health
  • Trail Base Damage: 1 health per trail segment
  • Energy Usage: 120 energy
  • Cooldown: 0.4 seconds
  • Segment Spacing: 1 tile between segment centers
  • Segment Lifetime: 2 seconds
  • Dash Speed: 160 tiles per second
  • Dash Duration: 0.2 seconds


  • The only case in which the player can sustain Blade Charge's energy cost is when equipped with a Tier 6 Accelerator armor set, with an Energy III Augment installed in the EPP, and with the Bonus Energy Food buff active. When all of these are true, max energy is 336 (16 more than the 320 energy required by Blade Charge), allowing two special attacks in a row before completely depleting energy reserves.