The Stalker's sword as bestowed to him by the Sentient Hunhow.

War is a heavy sword used by Shadow Stalker, given to him by the Sentient Hunhow during the events of the Second Dream Quest.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 45
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

  • War's blueprint can be acquired as a random drop after defeating the Shadow Stalker.
  • War can be bought as part of the Hunhow's Gift bundle in order to bypass the Mastery Rank Requirement.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.



Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Because the StalkerTwoSword.png Broken War received from completing The Second Dream quest comes with a free Orokin Catalyst, it is recommended not to use it to craft War, as the pre-installed catalyst will not carry over into the crafted War. A separate Broken War can be crafted and used to craft War – the player will be given the choice of which to use at the Foundry. 

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • War's Impact b.svg Impact damage is unique to its class, as every other Heavy Blade that does physical damage is instead Slash b.svg Slash-focused. Thus, the weapon can be thought of as somewhat analogous to a Hammer, such as the DEFragor.png Fragor, in terms of uses.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The energy that surrounds War's blades and the glowing light in its hilt will react to different things.
    • If the Energy color is not customized, the lights correspond to the elemental damage present on the weapon. If no elements are present, the lights glow red, identical to when the Shadow Stalker is attacking the player. The light blue seen in the weapon icon and other appearances can be achieved with Magnetic b.png Magnetic damage.
    • War's lights will also briefly glow after it kills an enemy.
    • When holstered, both the blade and hilt glow will dissipate until brandished again.
    • When channeling was still available, both would also glow extremely bright and gradually return to normal brightness after turning channeling off. This specific trait was shared with the CSHeliocor.png Synoid Heliocor and CephHammer.png Heliocor.
  • In the The Second Dream quest, War was not only the sword that the Shadow Stalker used, but also housed the consciousness of the Sentient Hunhow. War would be shattered in two during the climax of the quest, creating the StalkerTwoSword.png Broken War sword, which is simply the broken off piece re-purposed as a weapon.
  • This weapon, along with the Broken War, is the first Sentient weapon available to players.
  • The pommel of this weapon is similar in shape and design to the Hunhow Sentinel Mask.
  • The name "War" references the biblical Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The horseman of the red horse, War, is charged with bringing battle and slaughter, and is given a great sword. This is reflected in the weapon's main color being red, and its sheer size.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • On very rare occasion, War's lights won't stop glowing after getting a kill or channeling is toggled off. This can often be visually distracting, but can usually be fixed by dying.

Media[edit | edit source]

War Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0

  • Damage increased from 140 to 250.
  • Range increased from 1.45 to 3.2.
  • Status Chance increased from 20% to 26%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 20% to 26%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 2x to 2.6x.
  • Slam Attack increased from 280 to 750.
  • Slide Attack increased from 280 to 500.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.2 to 0.6.

Update 25.7

  • Fixed the FX on the edge of the War fading out very quickly if the Mara Detron is equipped.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • War no longer glows when holstered.

Hotfix 18.6.3

  • War’s Hilt and Blade now drop from Conculysts.

Update 18.4

  • War damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix 18.0.5

  • Sentient Stalker now drops War blueprint.


  • Fixed Hunhow's essence in War not having a proper lighting FX in the Second Dream cinematic.

Hotfix 18.0.4

  • Fixed War's channeling FX trail originating from an improper location on the blade.

Hotfix 18.0.3

  • Fixed crafting requirement for War.

Hotfix 18.0.2

  • Several visual improvements have been made to War.

Update 18.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

See Also[edit | edit source]

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