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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 War War greatsword, the weapon given to Stalker by the Sentient Hunhow.

This weapon is a requisite ingredient for War War.


Advantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Second highest critical chance of all swords, behind DakraPrime Dakra Prime.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Very high crit chance (35.00%)
    • Above average crit multiplier (2.20x)

Disadvantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Below average total damage (187)
    • Below average status chance (20.00%)
    • Below average disposition (●●●●○ (1.15x))

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.


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 ReputationLarge 50,000. All components, except for the blueprint, can be traded between players.

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
BrokenWar Blueprint Shadow Stalker 5.87% ~ 17 Kills 114 ± 38 Kills
Blade Blade Summulyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills
Blade Blade Aerolyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills
Blade Blade Ortholyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills
Blade Blade Conculyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills
GenericWeaponHilt Hilt Summulyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills
GenericWeaponHilt Hilt Aerolyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills
GenericWeaponHilt Hilt Ortholyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills
GenericWeaponHilt Hilt Conculyst 0.50% ~ 200 Kills 1378 ± 459 Kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations.
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Manufacturing Requirements
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  • 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 Vengeful Revenant's full moveset instead of the normal stanceless moveset for swords.
  • The Broken War is used to construct War 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 War 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


Patch History[]

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

  • Increased (Shadow) Stalker’s drop rate for Broken War to 11.73%.
    • Note: The Drop Chance of rolling a reward from this Drop Table is unchanged (i.e. 50%).

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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