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
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  • The War's blueprint can be found 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.


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • Third highest base damage of all melee weapons, tied with Heliocor.
  • Third highest Impact b Impact damage of all melee weapons – effective against shields.
  • Comes with a Naramon Pol polarity.
  • Innate, guaranteed Impact b Impact proc.
  • High status chance.
  • High critical chance.
  • Stance slot has Vazarin Pol polarity, matches Cleaving Whirlwind and Tempo Royale stances.


Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • When not channeling War's attack, it will remain without the energy that surrounds it.
    • If not used after activation, the energy will fade out after a few seconds.
    • Noticed after Specters of the Rail U2, War will glow after landing a kill for a few seconds.
    • The energy "spark" given off by the center piece of the blade will vary in color from your primary weapon's energy color.
    • The blade's energy color has 2 energy colors. The primary can be changed from the blade's appearance menu whereas the second energy color can be changed from the attachments menu.
  • Despite its immense size, especially with its channeling effects active, this weapon's reach is no larger than that of the Galatine.
  • In the Second Dream quest, War was not only the sword that the Stalker used, but also housed the consciousness of the Sentient Hunhow. The War would be shattered in two during the climax of the quest, creating the 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" can be a reference to the biblical Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The horseman of the red horse is charged with bringing war and slaughter, and is given a great sword.


  • Occasionally the glowing core's energy color will not change with the weapon and instead continue to use a previous energy color used.


  • War in Codex.
  • Concept art of War and Broken-War, with a Galatine for comparison.

War Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

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


  • 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.

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics


Start a Discussion Discussions about War

  • War stance mods?

    3 messages
    • On the Wiki Site of the War is a list of usable Stances. You don´t seem to have any ^^
    • I have a Stance on mine, and it works perfectly. It takes the same stances as Galatine or any two handed great sword.
  • Would the focus lens get destroyed if the weapon is used for crafting?

    12 messages
    • You can get a Broken War Blueprint from Shadow Stalker.
    • ^true, but you'll probably lose it among the 50+ dread bps you'll no doubt get while farming it. Seriously I barely bother fighting ...