Greatswords are massive, two-handed swords found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They deal more damage than their one-handed counterparts, but swing far slower, are much heavier, and leave the Dragonborn unable to use a shield.
- In previous games in the series, Greatswords were known as Claymores.
- If a Greatsword is equipped at the same time as crossbow bolts, part of the weapon will appear to cut through the quiver, which would make it difficult to actually store bolts inside, primarily due to the weapon's size. This is not the case with Battleaxes, Warhammers, or One-Handed weapons.
|Weapon classes in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim|
|Arrows • Bolts (DG) • Bows • Crossbows (DG) • Battleaxes • Daggers • Greatswords • Maces • Swords • War Axes • Warhammers|
|Ancient Nord Weapons • Daedric Weapons • Dragonbone Weapons (DG) • Dwarven Weapons • Ebony Weapons • Elven Weapons|
Falmer Weapons • Forsworn Weapons • Glass Weapons • Imperial Weapons • Iron Weapons • Lunar Weapons • Nord Hero Weapons • Nordic Weapons (DB)
Orcish Weapons • Silver Weapons • Skyforge Steel Weapons • Stalhrim Weapons (DB) • Steel Weapons
|Staves • Enchanted Weapons • Unique Weapons • Console Commands|
|Archery • One-Handed • Two-Handed|