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A fragment of Stalker's War Sword, a symbol of his defeat

Broken War is a sword formed from a portion of the StalkerTwoGreatSword.png War greatsword, the weapon given to Stalker by the Sentient Hunhow.

This weapon is a requisite ingredient for StalkerTwoGreatSword.png War.


This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.




This weapon is granted as a reward for completing the The Second Dream quest with a free weapon slot and a pre-installed Orokin Catalyst.

Additional copies can be built afterward; the blueprint drops from the Shadow Stalker, while its Hilt and Blades drop from Conculysts, Ortholysts, Summulysts, and Aerolysts. The Hilt and Blades can also be bought from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationBlackx64.png 50,000. All components, except for the blueprint, can be traded between players.

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Main Blueprint 2.765% 36 – 37 kills 246 ± 82 kills
Hilt 0.5% 300 kills 1,516 ± 459 kills
Blade 0.5%

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official droptables.

Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained, visit here.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


  • The listed Mastery Rank requirement only applies to the construction of additional copies of the Broken War. The copy of Broken War awarded at the end of The Second Dream is usable at any rank.
  • The hilt and blade required to craft Broken War are tradeable; its blueprint is not.
  • Uniquely, if no stance is equipped on the sword, then it will use Mod TT 20px.png Vengeful Revenant's full moveset instead of the normal stanceless moveset for swords.
  • The Broken War is used to construct StalkerTwoGreatSword.png War, which will remove it from the inventory.
    • Because the Broken War received from completing The Second Dream quest comes with a free catalyst, it is recommended not to use it to craft War, as the pre-installed catalyst will not carry over into the crafted War. This is especially advisable if you plan to buy Hunhow's Gift in the future, as this will allow you to obtain both a Broken War and War with pre-installed catalysts and avoid having duplicates.


  • The Broken War is a piece of the larger StalkerTwoGreatSword.png War greatsword, which was split in two following the climax of The Second Dream quest, with the smaller piece torn and re-purposed as a one-handed sword.
  • If the energy color is left uncustomized, the lights along the blade correspond to the elemental damage present on the weapon.
    • The greater War's lights turn red with no elemental damage, similar to when the Shadow Stalker attacks the Tenno, while the Broken War stays blue as in its icon.
  • Prior to Hotfix 18.6.3 (2016-03-23), Broken War required War to craft and vice versa, making them the only two weapons to have recursive build requirements. This also meant that the only way players could own both weapons at the same time was to buy the Hunhow's Gift bundle, which includes War.
  • Broken War components are simply called "War Blade/Hilt" in Conculyst and Aerolyst Codex entries.


Broken War Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)

  • (Undocumented) Added War Hilt and War Blade to Simaris’ Offerings.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Damage increased from 90 to 187.
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.5.
  • Critical Chance increased from 15% to 35%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 1.5x to 2.2x.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 180 to 561.
  • Slide Attack decreased from 193 to 187.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.

Hotfix 21.0.7 (2017-07-13)

  • Fixed missing Riven for Broken War.

Hotfix 19.10.1 (2017-02-14)

  • Removed erroneous hyphen from Broken-War, it will now forever be just Broken War.

Hotfix 18.6.3 (2016-03-23)

  • Added Broken-War components to drop tables.

Hotfix 18.0.5 (2015-12-08)

  • Added Broken-War blueprint to Shadow Stalker drop table.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Introduced via The Second Dream questline.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

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