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A greatsword requires two hands to wield. It is the largest type of sword, considerably longer and heavier than a bastard sword or a longsword.

Known Greatswords


There are several famous greatswords forged of Valyrian steel. These include Ice, Heartsbane and Brightroar.

Due to his great size Ser Gregor Clegane is able to wield a greatsword in only one hand, freeing up the other arm for a shield.[1]

The champions of the northern mountain clans wield huge two-handed greatswords.[2] Greatjon Umber is also described as using one.[3] Household troops of the Dreadfort wield greatswords along with other weaponry.[4]

Speculation about size

The Valyrian steel greatsword Ice is described as six feet long.[5] However, as Valyrian steel is considerably lighter than common steel, Valyrian greatswords are likely larger in general.

A good estimate for the size of a typical greatsword would be 1.5 meters (about 5 feet). The size of the sword depends on the person wielding it though, so swords wielded by exceptionally large men may even exceed 1.8 meters (roughly 6 feet).

Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series

The sword wielded by Lord Gregor Forrester in Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series is a greatsword.[6]