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Tank Sword concept (by Michael Bacon) and Shield concept (by Javier Perez).

Swords are a type of one-handed and two-handed melee weapon in Ashes of Creation.[1]

List of swords


Skill Icon Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Alacrity Alacrity Icon.png For the duration of this stance, your successful attacks will increase your run speed.[3]
  • Duration: 10 Sec.
  • Cooldown: 10 Sec.
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Longsword combo longsword combo icon.png Target an enemy and use your sword and shield to strike with multiple blows. Dealing damage and powering up your focus with this weapon attack.[4] - -
Stillblade ability Stillblade Icon.png For the duration of this stance, your attacks will slow your opponent's movements.[5]
  • Duration: 10 Sec.
  • Cooldown: 10 Sec.
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Gear slots

There are 16 gear slots in Ashes of Creation:[7]

Melee weapons

Melee weapons have a maximum range of effect.[8]

Dual wielding

Dual wielding will be permitted for one handed weapons.[9]

Weapon swapping

The ability to swap weapons while in combat will be decided based on testing.[12]

  • An early iteration of Alpha-1 has weapon swapping while in combat.[13]

Players cannot switch gear (Armor) while in combat.[14]


See also