The Heat Sword is a sword that radiates Heat on its slam attacks and ground finishers.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This weapon deals primarily Slash damage.
- High Slash damage – effective against health.
- High status chance.
- Slam Attacks and Ground Finishers inflict Heat damage.
- Stance slot has a polarity, which matches Crimson Dervish, Swooping Falcon and Vengeful Revenant.
- Innate polarity.
- Low Impact and Puncture damage – ineffective against shields and armor.
- Slam Attacks and Ground Finishers have innate Heat damage – less effective against Proto Shields.
- Very low critical chance.
- Low critical multiplier.
- Below average attack speed.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
|Time: 12 hrs|
|Market Price: N/A||Blueprints Price:N/A|
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Condition Overload is highly recommended to take advantage of this weapon's high status chance and ability to proc Heat against enemies, greatly increasing its damage into the several hundreds if properly modded.
- As with all broadswords, using the Heat Sword with Excalibur is advised in order to increase the weapon's damage and swing speed.
- While the weapon's base damage composition and slam attack effect already make it effective against Infested enemies, one can add Virulent Scourge or ( Primed) Fever Strike together with Molten Impact or Volcanic Edge to create Gas damage and further increase this effectiveness.
- The last swing of Iron Phoenix's "Taking Flight" combo will trigger the weapon's slam attack and, thus, proc Heat against all enemies in range, allowing you to ignite enemies seamlessly without needing to jump and actually perform a slam if this stance is equipped. The mismatched polarities may discourage this, however, unless one is willing to expend a Forma.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Jump attacks will make the Heat Sword emit a visible ring of fire upon slamming the ground. This visual trait is shared with other Heat weapons like the Heat Dagger, Dual Heat Swords, and formerly, Sheev.
- The Heat Sword received a visual change in Update 16.5, giving it a faded color scheme with texture animations similar to those found in Prisma weapons.
- The Ember statue in the Strata Relay is holding a Heat Sword on its right hand.
Media[edit | edit source]
Heat Sword Skins
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Update 26.0
See Also[edit | edit source]
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