The Glaive is a three-edged throwing blade that can be utilized as both a melee weapon and as a thrown weapon. If thrown, this weapon will bounce three times or travel 30 meters before returning to its owner.
|Time: 12 hrs|
|Market Price: 150||Blueprints Price:N/A|
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
The Glaive blueprint blueprint can only be acquired from the Nightwave Offerings. It can also be obtained via Daily Tribute if the player hasn't mastered this weapon. Glaive as well as the Glaive Obsidian Skin was formerly obtainible to all PlayStation Plus members as part of the original PlayStation Plus starter pack.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This weapon deals primarily Slash damage.
- High Slash damage – effective against health and shields (although Puncture and Impact is much better against the respective damage classes).
- Heavy Attack throws the glaive, which can bounce up three times or travels up to 30 meters before returning to the user, damaging anyone in its path.
- Thrown glaive has innate Blast damage – effective against health and shields.
- Primary and secondary weapons can be fired and reloaded can be used normally with a thrown glaive, and retrieving the glaive does not interrupt these actions.
- Glaive can explode mid-flight via blocking and forces a return. Explosion inflicts a guaranteed Blast proc.
- Can be wielded in-tandem with a single-handed secondary weapon.
- Innate and polarities.
- Low Impact and Puncture damage – less effective against shields and health.
- Short melee range.
- Cannot use melee attacks while the glaive is in mid-flight.
- Exploding glaive inflicts self-damage.
- Glaive, compared to Glaive Prime:
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The user cannot use melee attacks until the Glaive has returned.
- However, you can fire and reload whatever weapon you're currently holding during the Glaive's flight.
- Catching the Glaive is considered a one-handed action. As such, it will not interrupt reloads.
- It should be however noted that finisher attacks can still be executed while the weapon is in the air.
- After the throwing animation, the user switches back to their previously used weapon before the Glaive was thrown. If the Glaive returns too fast, the user will not be able to throw it again until the weapon switch animation has completed. This does not apply if the user is very close to the target that the Glaive was thrown at.
- This can be counteracted by simply pressing 'R' for Reload while the Glaive is in flight.
- The flight range is around 30 in-game meters.
- Airborne Glaives will ricochet off Frost's Snow Globe.
- Cannot travel through Volt's Electric Shield and become electrically buffed.
- If under the effect of Magnetize or similar abilities the Glaive cannot be thrown; it instantly returns to your hand without harming you.
- Activating block while the Glaive is in-flight will cause it to explode, dealing damage to nearby objects. This will also make the Glaive immediately return, even if it has not hit its bounce limit.
- The explosions from channeling detonation can cause damage to the user.
- Saryn's Toxic Lash is applied on charge attacks.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Glaive will always return in a straight path toward the player. It will ignore all obstacles and punch through anything in its path on return.
- When using the slide attack, it is possible to chain a second slide attack, for even more slide range and speed.
- When equipping the Glaive, the player can throw it and then press the channeling button to detonate the Glaive, dealing high AoE damage and returns to the player immediately. This is true for all thrown melee weapons.
- While the Glaive's slow flight speed is normally a disadvantage when aiming for direct hits, it can be beneficial when using the airburst function, as it allows one to better gauge where the Glaive is in relation to the enemy, allowing for better timing on when to detonate.
- Detonating the Glaive beside or above an enemy that is in cover can be an effective strategy for eliminating them without exposing yourself.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Glaive was released on April 26, 2013 with Update 7.9.
- The Glaive shares the same sheath style with the other thrown melee weapons, where they retract and attach under the right arm.
- The word "Glaive" historically has referred to many different weapons, however the term has only referred to thrown weapons in fiction.
- In real life the Glaive is a type of polearm that originated from Europe, and is similar to the Guan Dao or the Naginata in both appearance and function.
- In the 1983 film "Krull", "The Glaive" was the name of a weapon of legend which could only be wielded by the "chosen one". It was a five edged throwing weapon whose flight could be controlled by the wielder after being thrown.
- The Glaive having the ability to detonate mid-flight may be a reference to Dark Sector's Glaive mechanics.
- The Glaive's finisher attack is the same as in Dark Sector, where the player kicks the enemy and stabs them while airborne.
- Furthermore, the Glaive weapon itself may refer to Dark Sector, where the weapon was the main for Hayden Tenno.
Media[edit | edit source]
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Hotfix 23.3.2
See also[edit | edit source]
- Nightwave, the way to obtain the Glaive.
- Glaive Prime, the Primed version of this weapon.
- Kestrel, another Tenno Thrown Melee Weapon.
- Halikar, a Grineer Thrown Melee Weapon.
- Orvius, an Orokin Dax Thrown Melee Weapon
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