Magical Greatswords?


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So I'm looking up magical weapons, and I'm seeing a lot of longswords and such, but I don't really see any greatswords. Are there any pre-existing magical greatswords in Pathfinder?


Any magical weapon can be of more-or-less any type.

The Frost Brand is specifically a great sword, but if you want a +3 axiomatic greatsword, that's fine.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

You mean specific weapon, as you can enchant greatswords.

Well, there is Black Eagle's Blade, Executioner's Hand, Headsman's Blade, Rixbrand, Shearing Sword, Frost Brand, Blade of Binding, and Bloodlight.


Black Razor is a classic D&D example. Basically, if your GM is cool with it, you could enchant a greatswords and make a weapon of legacy throughout future games.

My GM did

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Basically, any Masterwork Weapon can be enchanted.

Silver Crusade

I thought Blackrazor was a broad or bastard sword.


there are a few Artifact greatswords i believe including Ovnirbaane as well as the Runesword of Wrath


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Any of the specific magic swords can be greatswords as well. Sun Blade may be an exception.


Xexyz wrote:
Any of the specific magic swords can be greatswords as well. Sun Blade may be an exception.

Not true. I just read through the specific magic weapons section of Ultimate Equipment, and every single magical sword was identified as being one particular type of sword.


Gisher wrote:
Xexyz wrote:
Any of the specific magic swords can be greatswords as well. Sun Blade may be an exception.
Not true. I just read through the specific magic weapons section of Ultimate Equipment, and every single magical sword was identified as being one particular type of sword.

I think he means it's a logical assumption that, if you're playing in a Home Game, you can ask your DM if you can take all the magicalasitiness of a Holy Avenger (which is usually a Longsword), and put it onto a Greatsword, Bastardsword, Katana, Falcata, etc.

Since the price difference between a Longsword as the base and a Greatsword is fairly negligible by the time you could find a magical sword like that, re-designing those weapons to be other weapons is pretty much drag & drop.

That's not going to be the case for PFS, of course, because you really WOULD have everyone & their brother who're Paladins running around with Holy Avenger Flacatas, Elven Curveblades, and Katanas, which would just be silly.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
Gisher wrote:
Xexyz wrote:
Any of the specific magic swords can be greatswords as well. Sun Blade may be an exception.
Not true. I just read through the specific magic weapons section of Ultimate Equipment, and every single magical sword was identified as being one particular type of sword.

Technically true, however Ultimate Campaign gives us this on page 170:

Ultimate Campaign wrote:
Some new items are really existing magic items with a different weapon or armor type, such as a dagger of venom that is a rapier instead of a dagger or a lion's shield that's a wooden shield instead of a metal shield. For these items, just replace the price of the non-magical masterwork item with the cost of the new type of item. For example, a rapier of venom has a price of 8,320 gp instead of the dagger of venom's price of 8,302 gp.

So in essence, there's no reason a holy avenger can't be a bastard sword, scimitar (quite appropriate for a paladin of Sarenrae), or what have you using the standard magic item creation rules.

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