An advanced blade that delivers high-damage charge attacks. Delivers a high percentage of critical strikes.
The Plasma Sword is a longsword exclusive to Alert Missions. It is effective against shields and has high charge damage, critical chance, and a good chance to proc status effects, but loses effectiveness against armor quickly.
This weapon can be sold for 5,000.
Specializes in Impact damage, making it effective against shielded enemies.
Good chance to Proc, highest chance of all melee weapons.
High Charge Damage.
Has a good base critical chance and good critical damage.
Once you find the blueprint, it's very easy to make (сrafted using easily obtainable resources).
Staggers enemies on regular attacks.
Fast charge speed.
Once the enemy's shields are down, the Plasma Sword will lose effectiveness due to the low Puncture and Slashing damage.
Low-end damage output with normal swings.
Can only hit single targets.
Slow jump attack animation, takes longer to slam down once you hit the ground.
The Plasma Sword can only be acquired from alert missions.
See the user build section for builds using this weapon.
Although typically useless against Infested due to dealing 50% less damage to Impact, Adding Heat or Blast damage can add extra elemental damage which can compensate for the lower damage.
Due to a high charge damage of 120, a charge build will yield a high damage output, so aim toward maximum charge speed and damage.
Stealth attacks while invisible with Ash or Loki will deal even more charge damage, and can help to quickly level up the weapon.
Jump attack animation is slightly slower then normal, after hitting the ground it takes a moment for you to swing it down. However when it does, it can knock down a group of enemies in an average radius.
Highest proc chance of all melee weapons, and the Impact damage will proc most often, causing bonus staggering to enemies.
Has a good critical chance and good critical damage, can be worked toward crit-builds.
The plasma sword uses the smaller model of the pre-update 11 Gram.