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For the greatswords in Dragon Age II, see Greatswords (Dragon Age II).

Greatswords are two-handed melee weapons. Like their longsword counterparts, the greatswords do a large amount of damage, but score low in their critical strike and armor penetration values. As is customary with two-handed weapons, the swing speed is slower than their one-handed counterparts, and you cannot hold a shield in your off-hand for extra defense.

Properties Edit

NameAttributeAttribute ModifierAim TimeSpeed Modifier
Greatswords100% strength110%0

Scaling Edit

This table is for the PC. Console versions have the same AP and critical chance, but damage goes from 10.0 at tier 1 to 16.0 at tier 7 in increments of 1.0.

Tier Base damage Armor penetration Critical chance Range Requisite Runes
Iron (Tier 1) 11.00 3.00 1.50 Melee 18 strength 0
Grey Iron (Tier 2) 12.10 3.45 1.65 Melee 20 strength 0
Steel (Tier 3) 13.20 3.90 1.80 Melee 22 strength 1
Veridium (Tier 4) 14.30 4.35 1.95 Melee 26 strength 1
Red Steel (Tier 5) 15.40 4.80 2.10 Melee 32 strength 2
Silverite (Tier 6) 16.50 5.25 2.25 Melee 34 strength 2
Dragonbone (Tier 7) 17.60 6.00 2.40 Melee 38 strength 3
White Steel (Tier 8) 18.70 6.75 2.55 Melee 42 strength 3
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9) 19.80 7.50 2.70 Melee 46 strength 3

Greatswords Edit

Dragon Age: Origins Edit

Name Damage
Critical chance Armor penetration Strength modifier Runes Enhancements Notes
Ageless
Silverite
Requires: 34 strength
16.50 2.25% 5.25 1.10 0 or 2 Weakens nearby darkspawn
Messy kills
Increases hostility and intimidation
+0.25 pcIcon pc or +0.5 ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360stamina regeneration in combat
+4 damage vs. darkspawn
Obtained by killing the dragon summoned when one companion stands on each of the three pressure plates and the player inspects the throne in the Orzammar Royal Palace.
Asala
Steel
Requires: 22 strength
13.20 1.80% 3.90 1.10 1 +1 willpower
+1.5 armor penetration
+12 attack
Obtained by completing Sten's personal quest, The Sword of the Beresaad

Restriction: Sten
Balanced Greatsword
Iron
Requires: none
11.00 1.50% 3.00 1.10 0 Equipped by Ser Jory when he joins you, Alistair, and Daveth in Ostagar.
Butterfly Sword
Varies
Requires: 18-38 strength
11.00 1.50% 3.00 1.10 3 +1.5 armor penetration
+12 attack
Low morale
Rainbow power
Attracts butterflies

Originally Butterfly Sword (gift), it requires the Feastday Pranks pack.
Chasind Flatblade
Grey Iron
Requires: 20 strength
12.10 1.65% 3.45 1.10 0 +1 melee critical chance
+1 armor penetration
Found in the chest between the two statues at the end of The Missionary side quest in the Korcari Wilds
Darkspawn Greatsword
Varies
Requires: 18 strength
11.00 1.50% 3.00 1.10 0 +0.5 armor penetration
-1 dexterity
Randomly found on Darkspawn corpses throughout the game
Everd's Sword
Steel
13.20 1.80% 3.90 1.10 0 Found in Everd's Armor Chest during the Proving Loyalties quest in the Dwarf Commoner Origin.
Greatsword
Varies
Requires: 18 strength
11.00 1.50% 3.00 1.10 0 Purchased from merchants throughout Ferelden and randomly found on corpses or in containers
Magic Greatsword
Veridium
Requires: 26 strength
14.30 1.95% 4.35 1.10 1 +1 damage
+4% spell resistance
Cannot be acquired via normal means.
Meteor Sword
Silverite
Requires: 34 strength
16.50 2.25% 5.25 1.10 2 +2 strength
+3 damage

-25 spirit resistance
Purchased from Gorim in the Denerim Market District after The Landsmeet
Ornamental Sword
Iron
Requires: 18 strength
11.00 1.50% 3.00 1.10 0 Lucky
-5 attack
-1 damage
Cannot be acquired via normal means.
Qunari Sword
Red Steel
Requires: 32 strength
15.40 2.10% 4.80 1.10 2 Purchased from Faryn in the Frostback Mountain Pass or from Cesar in Denerim Market District
Shaperate's Blessing
Silverite
Requires: 34 strength
16.50 2.25% 5.25 1.10 2 +2.5 armor penetration
+6 attack
Cannot be acquired via normal means.
Starfang (greatsword)
Starmetal
Requires: 38 strength
18.70 (PC) / 17.00 (Console) 2.55% 6.30 1.10 3 +3 strength
+2.5 armor penetration
+8 attack
Forged by the blacksmith Mikhael Dryden in Soldier's Peak after obtaining the Meteor Metal Ore from The Crater World map encounter

Requires the Warden's Keep DLC
The Summer Sword
Silverite
Requires: 34 strength
16.50 2.25% 5.25 1.10 2 +20 physical resistance
Chance to knock target back
Found on the body of Ser Cauthrien.
Yusaris
Silverite
Requires: 34 strength
16.50 2.25% 5.25 1.10 2 +20% fire resistance
+10 damage vs. dragons
Found on Shah Wyrd's remains during Watchguard of the Reaching in Origins. Sold by Glassric the Weaponsmith in Awakening.

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Edit

Name Damage
Critical chance Armor penetration Strength modifier Runes Enhancements Notes
Darkspawn Greatsword
Varies
Requires: 18 strength
11.00 1.50% 3.00 1.10 0 +2 cunning
+2 damage
Randomly found on Darkspawn corpses throughout the game
Dragonbrand
Volcanic Aurum
Requires: 46 strength
19.80 2.70% 7.50 1.10 3 +5 constitution
+1.5 armor penetration
+1/+2 stamina regeneration in combat
+10 attack
+20 damage vs. dragons
Found on a dragonslayer's corpse in the Sunbaked Canyon random encounter.
Ser Alvard's Sword
Dragonbone
Requires: 38 strength
17.60 2.40% 6.00 1.10 3 +20% fire resistance
+50% chance to ignite target
+10 attack
+3 fire damage
The Mother's Chosen
White Steel
Requires: 42 strength
18.70 2.55% 6.75 1.10 0 +2 cunning
+1 armor penetration
+4 attack
+5 fire damage
Dropped by the First in the Blackmarsh.
Vigilance (greatsword)
Volcanic Aurum
Requires: 46 strength
19.80 2.70% 7.50 1.10 0 +1 to all attributes
+2 attack
+0.5 armor penetration
Warden's Reach
Dragonbone
Requires: 38 strength
17.60 2.40% 6.00 1.10 3 +15% critical/backstab damage
+3 cold damage
Restriction: The Warden-Commander

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