Broad Sword

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Overview

Broad Sword is one of the powersets. It is a Scrapper primary power set in City of Heroes.

Wield a Broad Sword and master a variety of powerful lethal attacks. Slower than a Katana, the Broad Sword's weight strikes with more force and damage. The broad sword can reduce an enemy's defense, allowing other attacks to hit more reliably. The broad sword is a powerful melee weapon that has a bonus to accuracy. Like all scrapper powers, all broad sword attacks can sometimes land a critical hit for double damage.

Power Tables

Scrapper

The Broad Sword powerset is available as a primary set for Scrappers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Sword Hack.png Hack 1 Melee, High Damage(Lethal), Foe: -Defense
Sword Slash.png Slash 1 Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe: -Defense
Sword Slice.png Slice 2 Melee (Cone), Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe: -Defense
Sword BuildUp.png Build Up 6 Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Sword Parry.png Parry 8 Melee, Minor Damage(Lethal), Self: +Defense(Melee,Lethal)
Sword Taunt.png Confront 12 Ranged, Foe: Taunt
Sword WhirlingSword.png Whirling Sword 18 Player Based Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe: -Defense
Sword Disembowel.png Disembowel 26 Melee, Superior Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockup, -Defense
Sword HeadSplitter.png Head Splitter 32 Melee, Extreme Damage(Lethal), Foe: Knockback, -Defense

Powers

The following are powers in the Broad Sword powerset.

Sword BuildUp.png Build Up

Greatly increases the amount of damage you deal for a few seconds, as well as slightly increasing your accuracy.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 6 (Scrapper)
Effects Self +Damage, +Accuracy
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance ToHit Buff

Sword Taunt.png Confront

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 12 (scrapper)
Effects Ranged, Foe: Taunt
Enhancements Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Range
Enhance Taunt
Enhance Accuracy

Sword Disembowel.png Disembowel

You perform a powerful Disemboweling maneuver that deals a great amount of damage, and can knock a target up into the air. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage Superior Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 26 (scrapper)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockup, -Defense
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Knockback
Enhance Defense Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage

Sword Hack.png Hack

You Hack your opponent for a high amount of damage. This attack can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit.

Damage High Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (scrapper)
Effects Melee, Foe: -Defense
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Defense Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage

Sword HeadSplitter.png Headsplitter

You perform a devastating Head Splitter attack that deals a massive amount of damage and can even knock a foe down to the ground and reduce it's defense. This attack has an exceptionally good critical hit capability, better than other broadsword attacks, that can sometimes deal double damage. The power of this attack can actually extend a short distance through multiple foes.

Damage Extreme Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 32 (scrapper)
Effects Melee, Foe: Knockback, -Defense
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Knockback
Enhance Defense Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage

Sword Parry.png Parry

You can use this power to Parry incoming melee attacks. The parry itself does minor damage, but every successful hit will increase your defense against melee and lethal attacks for a short while.

Damage Minor Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 8 (scrapper)
Effects Melee
Self: +Defense(Melee,Lethal)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Defense Buff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage

Sword Slash.png Slash

You perform a quick Slash that can reduce a target's defense, making him easier to hit. This attack causes moderate damage, but has a quick recharge time.

Damage Moderate Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (scrapper)
Effects Melee, Foe: -Defense
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Defense Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage

Sword Slice.png Slice

You slice your sword in a wide arc, attacking all enemies in front of you. Slice does less damage than slash, but can hit multiple foes and reduces their defense.

Damage Moderate Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (scrapper)
Effects Melee (Cone), Foe: -Defense
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Defense Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage

Sword WhirlingSword.png Whirling Sword

You perform a Whirling Sword maneuver, attacking all foes in melee range. This attack wounds your opponents, causing them to take minor damage over time and reduces their defense.

Damage Moderate Damage(Lethal)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon scrapper.png 18 (scrapper)
Effects Player Based Area of Effect Melee
Foe: -Defense
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Enhance Recharge Speed
Enhance Defense Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage

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