Swords

Diablo 2 swords

Diablo 2 Swords

Diablo 2 swords come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many designs include a guard that protects the fingers and knuckles. The blade itself can either be curved or straight; curved, convex swords like the falchion and the scimitar, are used for slashing attacks, and thus are only sharpened on one side of the blade. The straight, double-edged blades such as the broadsword or the mighty claymore can be used to both thrust and slash. The tip of the blade is usually tapered off to aid in thrusting, but many designs have simple flat ends to aid in balance.

Swords have great variety in range, damage, Attack Rate, and durability. The small dagger is among the weakest weapons in the game, while the largest two-handed swords can rival axes and polearms for dealing massive damage, and having a long reach and plenty of durability as well. As with all melee weapons, the Barbarian is very skillful with a sword, and has a Sword Mastery skill. The other characters are all decent with swords as well, and the Necromancer even has a melee skill that only works with a dagger.

Swords possess nearly every magical modifier you can find on a weapon, and may be socketed as well. There are also numerous unique, Rare, and Set Item swords.

One-Handed Swords

Larger and more damaging than daggers, but smaller than the might two-handed swords. One of the most popular weapons in the game, swords are used by all character types for their fast striking and solid damage. Swords deal no specially high damage to any type of monster, but they are consistently damage to all, and can be found in a very large variety. Barbarians tend to prefer the larger range and damage of two-handed swords, which they can wield one-handed. All other characters have to stick to the one-handed swords if they wish to use a shield at the same time.

  • Damage Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each 100 points in that stat doubles your weapon’s total physical damage. All swords are 100 Str, which means every point in strength adds 1% to your total weapon damage. 100 points in Str doubles the weapon damage.
  • Item Level: Used in many in-game calculations. Monsters must be of this level to drop the item, and it factors in when you get to gamble for this item type as well.
  • Weapon Speed: A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower, always in increments of 10. Each 10 is equivalent to an SIAS item. Characters are abbreviated to their first letter, with Am = Amazon and As = Assassin.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer.

Normal One-Handed Sword

Item Item Name Properties Misc Stats Attack Rate
Diablo 2 Short Sword

Short Sword

2-7 Damage
24 Durability
Str Req: None
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 1
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Scimitar

Scimitar

2-6 Damage
22 Durability
Str Req: None
Dex Req: 21
Item Level: 5
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -20
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Fast: S
Diablo 2 Saber

Sabre

3-8 Damage
32 Durability
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: 25
Item Level: 8
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Falchion

Falchion

7-15 Dmg (9-17)
32 Durability
Str Req: 33
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 11
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 20
Swing Speed:
Normal: As/P
Slow: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Crystal Sword

Crystal Sword

5-15 Damage
20 Durability
Str Req: 43
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 11
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Broad Sword

Broad Sword

7-14 Damage
32 Durability
Str Req: 48
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 15
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Long Sword

Long Sword

3-19 Damage
44 Durability
Str Req: 55
Dex Req: 39
Item Level: 20
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Fast: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 War Sword

War Sword

8-20 Damage
44 Durability
Str Req: 71
Dex Req: 45
Item Level: 27
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S

Values in () These are values that are changed in the Expansion.

Exceptional One-Handed Sword

Exceptional items can only be found in Nightmare and Hell in Diablo II. In the Expansion they can be found in Acts 4 and 5 of normal as well, depending on the level of the item and the level of the monsters you are killing.

Item Item Name Properties Misc Stats Attack Rate
Diablo 2 Short Sword

Gladius

8-22 Damage
24 Durability
Str Req: None
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 30
Clvl Req: 25 (18)*
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Scimitar

Cutlass

8-21 Damage
22 Durability
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: 52
Item Level: 43
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -30
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P/S
Diablo 2 Saber

Shamshir

10-24 Damage
32 Durability
Str Req: 58
Dex Req: 58
Item Level: 35
Clvl Req: 25 (23)*
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Falchion

Tulwar

16-35 Damage
32 Durability
Str Req: 70
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 37
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 2 0
Swing Speed:
Normal: As/P
Slow: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Crystal Sword

Dimensional Blade

13-35 Damage
20 Durability
Str Req: 85
Dex Req: 60
Item Level: 37
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Broad Sword

Battle Sword

16-34 Damage
32 Durability
Str Req: 93
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 40
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Long Sword

Rune Sword

10-42 Dmg
44 Durability
Str Req: 103
Dex Req: 79
Item Level: 44
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 War Sword

Ancient Sword

18-43 Damage
44 Durability
Str Req: 127
Dex Req: 88
Item Level: 49
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 2
D2X Sockets: 1-3
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S

* The values in parentheses are those that are changed in the Expansion.

Elite One-Handed Sword

Elite items are found only in the Expansion. Elite swords will drop in late Nightmare, and then all through hell, depending on the level of the item and the level of the monsters you are killing.

Item Item Name Properties Misc Stats Attack Rate
Diablo 2 Short Sword

Falcata

31-59 Dmg
24 Durability
Str Req: 150
Dex Req: 88
Item Level: 58
Clvl Req: 50
Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Scimitar

Ataghan

26-46 Dmg
22 Durability
Str Req: 138
Dex Req: 95
Item Level: 67
Clvl Req: 59
Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -20
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Fast: Sorc
Diablo 2 Saber

Elegant Blade

33-45 Dmg
32 Durability
Str Req: 109
Dex Req: 122
Item Level: 61
Clvl Req: 47
Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Falchion

Hydra Edge

28-68 Dmg
32 Durability
Str Req: 142
Dex Req: 105
Item Level: 63
Clvl Req: 51
Sockets: 1-2
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 20
Swing Speed:
Normal: As/P
Slow: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Crystal Sword

Phase Blade

31-35 Dmg
0 Dur (Indes)
Str Req: 25
Dex Req: 136
Item Level: 63
Clvl Req: 54
Sockets: 1-6
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: -30
Swing Speed:
V Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P/S
Diablo 2 Broad Sword

Conquest Sword

37-53 Dmg
32 Durability
Str Req: 142
Dex Req: 112
Item Level: 65
Clvl Req: 57
Sockets: 1-4
Range: 1
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Long Sword

Cryptic Sword

5-77 Dmg
44 Durability
Str Req: 99
Dex Req: 109
Item Level: 68
Clvl Req: 60
Sockets: 1-4
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×3
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 War Sword

Mythical Sword

40-50 Dmg
44 Durability
Str Req: 147
Dex Req: 124
Item Level: 72
Clvl Req: 64
Sockets: 1-3
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×3
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S

Two-Handed Swords

Two-handed swords, as the name implies, must be wielded with two hands by six of the seven characters, precluding the use of a shield with them. Barbarians are the one exception to the rule, as they can wield all 2H swords in one hand, even dual-wielding them, though the 2H swords do much lower damage when wielding in one-hand only. They have greater range though, and still a quite fast attack rate, and most Barbarians go this route, especially to get the 3 range for their Whirlwind. If your Barbarian is mostly a melee fighter, and doesn’t need more range with WW, any sword or mace is usable, with damage and attack speed being the important factors then.

  • Damage Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each 100 points in that stat doubles your weapon’s total physical damage. All swords are 100 Str, which means every point in strength adds 1% to your total weapon damage. 100 points in Str doubles the weapon damage.
  • Item Level: Used in many in-game calculations. Monsters must be of this level to drop the item, and it factors in when you get to gamble for this item type as well.
  • Weapon Speed: A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower, always in increments of 10. Each 10 is equivalent to an SIAS item. Characters are abbreviated to their first letter, with Am = Amazon and As = Assassin.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer.

Normal Two-Handed Sword

Item Item Name Properties Misc Stats Attack Rate
Two Handed Sword

Two-Handed Sword

2-9 1H Damage
8-17 2H Damage
44 Durability
Str Req: 35
Dex Req: 27
Item Level: 10
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-3
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Diablo 2 Claymore

Claymore

5-12 1H Dmg
13-30 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 47
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 17
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Giant Sword

Giant Sword

3-16 1H Damage
9-28 2H Damage
50 Durability
Str Req: 56
Dex Req: 34
Item Level: 21
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
 

bastard sword

Bastard Sword

6-18 1H Dmg (7-19)
20-28 2H Dmg
40 Durability
Str Req: 62
Dex Req: None
Item Level: 24
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed:10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Flamberge

Flamberge

9-15 1H Dmg
13-26 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 70
Dex Req: 49
Item Level: 27
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-5
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Fast: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Great Sword

Great Sword

12-18 1H Dmg (12-20)
25-42 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 100
Dex Req: 60
Item Level: 33
Clvl Req: None
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S

Values in () These are values that are changed in the Expansion.

Exceptional Two-Handed Sword

Exceptional items can only be found in Nightmare and Hell in Diablo II. In the Expansion they can be found in Acts 4 and 5 of normal as well, depending on the level of the item and the level of the monsters you are killing.

Item Item Name Properties Misc Stats Attack Rate
Diablo 2 Claymore

Espandon

8-26 1H Dmg
18-40 2H Dmg
44 Durability
Str Req: 73
Dex Req: 61
Item Level: 37
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-3
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
Two Handed Sword

Dacian Falx

13-30 1H Dmg
26-61 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 91
Dex Req: 20
Item Level: 42
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Giant Sword

Tusk Sword

10-37 1H Dmg
19-58 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 104
Dex Req: 71
Item Level: 45
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
bastard sword

Gothic Sword

14-40 1H Dmg
37-58 2H Dmg (39-60)
40 Durability
Str Req: 113
Dex Req: 20
Item Level: 48
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-4
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Flamberge

Zweihander

19-35 1H Dmg
26-54 2H Dmg (29-54)
50 Durability
Str Req: 125
Dex Req: 94
Item Level: 49
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-5
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Fast: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Great Sword

Executioner Sword

24-40 1H Dmg
45-80 2H Dmg (47-80)
50 Durability
Str Req: 170
Dex Req: 110
Item Level: 54
Clvl Req: 25
D2 Sockets: 3
D2X Sockets: 1-6
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S

Values in () These are values that are changed in the Expansion.

Elite Two-Handed Sword

Elite items are found only in the Expansion. Elite swords will drop in late Nightmare, and then all through hell, depending on the level of the item and the level of the monsters you are killing.

Item Item Name Properties Misc Stats Attack Rate
Two Handed Sword

Legend Sword

22-56 1H Dmg
50-94 2H Dmg
44 Durability
Str Req: 175
Dex Req: 100
Item Level: 63
Clvl Req: 44
Sockets: 1-3
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: -15
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: Am/As/B/P
Fast: B/D/S
Diablo 2 Claymore

Highland Blade

22-62 1H Dmg
67-96 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 171
Dex Req: 104
Item Level: 67
Clvl Req: 49
Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: -5
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P/S
Diablo 2 Giant Sword

Balrog Blade

15-75 1H Dmg
55-118 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 185
Dex Req: 87
Item Level: 69
Clvl Req: 53
Sockets: 1-4
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/D/N/P
Normal: S
bastard sword

Champion Sword

24-54 1H Dmg
71-83 2H Dmg
40 Durability
Str Req: 163
Dex Req: 103
Item Level: 71
Clvl Req: 63
Sockets: 1-4
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 1×4
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Fast: As/P
Normal: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Flamberge

Colossus Sword

26-70 1H Dmg
61-121 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 182
Dex Req: 95
Item Level: 72
Clvl Req: 60
Sockets: 1-5
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Very Fast: As/P
Fast: Am/B/D/N/S
Diablo 2 Great Sword

Colossus Blade

25-65 1H Dmg
58-115 2H Dmg
50 Durability
Str Req: 189
Dex Req: 110
Item Level: 76
Clvl Req: 68
Sockets: 1-6
Range: 3
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Inv Size: 2×4
Weapon Speed: 5
Swing Speed:
Fast: Am/As/B/P
Normal: D/N/S

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