Sword

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"There is no grace in their making, but we can change that."
Lord Shaxx
A Warlock wielding a sword.

Swords are a class of heavy weapon introduced in The Taken King expansion.

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Unlike all other player weapon types, swords are close-quarter melee weapons. Prior to the addition of swords, the only melee weapons players could use (excluding the Hunter's knife) were Knight Cleavers and The Aegis relic, which were available temporarily in specific situations.[1]

Additional unique qualities of swords include that they have an alternate "Guard" function that can partially deflect damage from incoming enemy attacks which is good for defensive situations, consuming an amount of Heavy Ammo with each attack despite being melee weapons, and they can only be obtained by completing certain Quests instead of from random drops.

There are three Legendary and three Exotic Swords, one for each element. The Exotic swords all feature a special attack as their Exotic perk.

To obtain a sword, the player first has to complete The Taken King quest, and then the mission Dread Patrol. Eris will recover a shard of Oryx's sword Willbreaker for reverse-engineering. Then, A Broken Will quest becomes available. To upgrade their sword into an exotic sword, A Sword Reforged quest becomes available after upgrading every node on the sword's perk tree and infusing it to level 280 light.

In the Rise of Iron the player obtains The Young Wolf's Howl upon completion of The Iron Tomb from Lord Saladin.

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Destiny 2 Year One[edit]

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Destiny 2 Year Two[edit]

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Weapon Name Element Frame Type Rounds per Minute Season Source Notes
Abide the Return Solar Adaptive Frame Forsaken Dreaming City
Stryker's Sure-Hand Arc Adaptive Frame Season 5 Rank 45 on season pass
Pyramid focused Engrams
Just in Case Solar Adaptive Frame Season 6 Gambit Prime
The Reckoning
Goldtusk Void Lightweight Frame Season 7 Menagerie Only acquirable from Heroic version
Can only be looted and used by Hunters
Death's Razor Solar Adaptive Frame Season 7 Menagerie Only acquirable from Heroic version
Can only be looted and used by Warlocks
Throne-Cleaver Void Aggressive Frame Season 7 Menagerie Only acquirable from Heroic version
Can only be looted and used by Titans

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Destiny 2 Year Three[edit]

Legendary[edit]

Weapon Name Element Frame Type Rounds per Minute Season Source Notes
Night Terror Arc Adaptive Frame Shadowkeep Shadowkeep Campaign
Falling Guillotine Void Vortex Frame Season 11 Rank 45 on season pass
Pyramid focused Engrams
Temptation's Hook Arc Caster Frame Season 11 Umbral Engrams
Steel Sybil Z-14 Void Adaptive Frame Season 11 Crucible

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Destiny 2 Year Four[edit]

Legendary[edit]

Weapon Name Element Frame Type Rounds per Minute Season Source Notes
Bequest Arc Adaptive Frame Beyond Light Deep Stone Crypt raid
Sola's Scar Solar Caster Frame Season 13 Trials of Osiris Can roll Adept from the Flawless chest
Quickfang Void Lightweight Frame Season 14 World loot drop Can only be looted and used by Hunters
Eternity's Edge Solar Vortex Frame Season 14 World loot drop Can only be looted and used by Warlocks
Crown-Splitter Void Aggressive Frame Season 14 World loot drop Can only be looted and used by Titans
Hero of Ages Arc Vortex Frame Season 15 Grasp of Avarice dungeon
Zephyr Stasis Adaptive Frame Season 15 The Dawning Reissued as Stasis. Originally Arc

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Destiny 2 Year Five[edit]

Legendary[edit]

Weapon Name Element Frame Type Rounds per Minute Season Source Notes
Razor's Edge Void Vortex Frame The Witch Queen Iron Banner

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