Etched Greatsword

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Etched GreatswordTwo Hand Sword
Physical Damage: 2348
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 22, 45 Str, 38 Dex60% increased Global Accuracy Rating
Etched Greatsword inventory icon.png
Level: 22
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Magic1x Orb of Alteration
Rare1x Chaos Orb
Unique5x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Physical: 49.7

Phys+Chaos: 49.7

Total: 49.7
Item class: Two Hand Swords
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Weapons/TwoHandWeapons/TwoHandSwords/TwoHandSword5

Etched Greatsword is a two-handed sword base type.

Unique versions

Edge of MadnessEdge of Madness
Etched Greatsword
Two Hand Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (36.8-41.4)(76.8-86.4)
Chaos Damage: (60-68)–(90-102)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 13
Requires Level 22, 45 Str, 38 Dex60% increased Global Accuracy Rating+1 to Level of Socketed Active Skill Gems
(40-60)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (60-68) to (90-102) Chaos Damage
1% increased Chaos Damage per Level
Adds 1 to 2 Physical Damage to Attacks per Level
Soon, the pleas for mercy were muted.
Only one voice remained.

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

4Merciless ArmamentMerciless Armament4Merciless Two-Hand Weapon
Item Level: 100
"Through thick and thin,
blood and bone,
a peaceful life
is one I can't condone."
- Tukohama, Father Of War
random item level 100 MercilessMerciless
(170-179)% increased Physical Damage
two-handed weapon
9The TyrantThe Tyrant9Merciless Weapon
Item Level: 100
"Fear controls the masses."
- Laszlo, the Scourge
random item level 100 MercilessMerciless
(170-179)% increased Physical Damage
8The WebThe Web8Weapon of CraftingA weapon, a shelter, a prison.
The web's purpose changes
with the spider's needs.
A lesson we should
take to heart.
random Weapon of Craftingof Crafting
Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers

Legacy variants

Etched Greatsword has legacy variants.

Version Discontinued Modifiers

40% increased Global Accuracy Rating

18% increased Global Accuracy Rating

The current version use a new implicit mod AccuracyPercentImplicit2HSword1AccuracyPercentImplicit2HSword1
60% increased Global Accuracy Rating
, thus the legacy variant (18% increased Global Accuracy Rating; AccuracyPercentImplicitSword1AccuracyPercentImplicitSword1
40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
) can re-roll the value to 40% by using a Blessed OrbBlessed OrbStack Size: 20Randomises the numeric values of the implicit modifiers of an itemRight click this item then left click another item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
, but not 60%.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Implicits that granted 45%[a] increased Global Accuracy Rating now grant 60% increased Global Accuracy Rating.
  • (Not in patch note) Damage increased to 23-48.[1] (up from 20-41)
  • Now has aps 1.4, damage 20-41
  • Two-handed swords have had their weapon speed increased by 0.1 attacks per second, and their base damage reduced to compensate. This makes them the highest average speed two-handed weapon type.
  • Many one-handed and two-handed swords now grant additional flat accuracy as their implicit mod, replacing percentage increases to accuracy. Existing copies of these swords will not be updated.
  • (Not in patch note) Implicit mod increased to 40% increased Accuracy Rating (up from 18%).
  • (Not in patch note) Attack speed increased to 1.3 attacks per second (up from 1.2)[citation needed]
  • (Not in patch note) Damage decreased to 22-46 (down from 24-49).[citation needed]
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. this is a typo, should be 40%


  1. Bex_GGG (June 18, 2020). "Updated Base Types in Path of Exile: Harvest". Official Path of Exile forums. Retrieved June 18, 2020.