Phantom Sword

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[Special Active: Bravery]
Summon a Phantom Sword that follows and mimics your attacks for extra damage along with a chance to inflict critical strike.
Vitality Skill
  • Consumes Vitality gauge and acquire Destruction gauge
  • MP consumption ↓ MP gains ↑ when Vitality is activated
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Additional Critical Damage increased by for duration.


Class Level Required
Infinity Sword 35

Skill Information

Mode Summon Attack
Upon Activating Phantom Sword MP Usage Cooldown
 Self BuffPhantom SwordSelf BuffPhantom Sword  Self BuffEnhancedSelf BuffEnhanced Duration
Damage (Physical)
(Percentage of Activating Hit)
Critical Increase
This effect is normalized
to your current stats. 
Critical Damage
This effect is multiplicative
to your current stats. 
PvE 5002% 120% 23% N/A 40 Seconds 300 MP 30 Seconds
PvP 1130% 15 Seconds
PvE 5002% 120% 23% 10% 40 Seconds 300 MP 30 Seconds
PvP 1130% 15 Seconds

Skill Traits

ModeKilling Blow (1) Phantom SwordEmpowered Phantom Sword
Attribute EffectDurationAttribute Effect
PvESkill effect's duration increased to 130%52 SecondsDamage increased to 120%
PvP19.5 Seconds

Total Damage

ModeBaseMaster of Combat
  • Damage calculations only include the initial Summon Attack hit and additionally do not include the
    unlisted hit

Related Skills

Tips and Details

  • The Summon Attack covers 180 degrees around you but has a much further reach behind than in front.
  • Phantom Sword's additional hits will trigger attribute effects and can gain MP but only at 50% effectiveness compared to normal attacks.
    • The additional hits also contribute to the Awakening Gauge at full effectiveness but do not add to the Knockdown counter.
  • Phantom Sword only applies to normal attacks. Actives (except Compact Counter's second hit) and Special Actives are unaffected.
    • It will still follow the animations of all of Elsword's attacks during said skills, but this is purely visual.
    • Oddly, some commands such as the second hit of the >>ZZ command do not benefit from the increased range or extra attack.
  • Skill Damage Increase effects and the Empowered skill trait will only affect this skill's summoning damage.
  • Phantom Sword has another unlisted hit before the Summon Attack that has a much smaller range and does ~181.8% (76.3% in PvP). Unlike the Summon Attack, this hit will not reach behind Elsword.
  • If the initial attack hits a target, everything in range will be stopped for a while, similarly to how the old Devastating Strike worked.



Old Version

Video Description
In the past, Phantom Sword had a Skill Note effect that let it ignore defense and increased Critical Damage, but more notably changed the color of the sword.


Date Changes
12/08/2011 12/18/2012
  • Phantom Sword added.
03/29/2012 -
  • MP Usage decreased.
  • Decreased summon damage
  • Attacks dealt by Phantom Sword no longer supply MP.
  • Removed initial slash damage value from skill tooltip.
    • The skill itself still inflicts slash damage but the exact percentage is not shown.
    • Deals about 132%~133% at Lv.5.
06/27/2013 11/06/2013
  • Icon changed from to
07/04/2013 07/04/2013
  • Duration increased.
11/06/2014 04/29/2015
  • Size of the sword increased by 50%.
  • Duration increased.
  • Critical Chance Increase effect added.
    • This Critical Chance Increase effect ignores normalization.
02/05/2015 -
  • Duration decreased.
05/14/2015 -
  • Fixed the error where Sword Materialization is not working when using the skill while Phantom Sword is active.
05/28/2015 -
  • Fixed the error where Sword Materialization is not working when using the skill while Phantom Sword is active again.
07/23/2015 12/16/2015
06/30/2016 07/13/2016
  • MP gain, attribute proc effects are added to "Phantom Sword" hits but 50% effectiveness than original amounts.
  • Light effect increased.
01/25/2017 02/08/2017
  • Damage increased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage decreased.
06/15/2017 06/28/2017
  • Light changed to Empowered.
07/27/2017 08/09/2017
  • [Enhanced] effect duration changed to the duration of the skill.
  • [Enhanced] Critical Damage Increase increased.
  • Damage increased.
  • MP Usage increased.
  • Cooldown increased.
  • Change to Destruction skill.
  • Duration increased.
  • Duration decreased.
02/22/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage decreased.
  • Damage increased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
06/28/2018 07/11/2018
  • Invincibility frames increased.
09/11/2019 09/25/2019
  • Changed to Vitality skill.
06/04/2020 07/01/2020
  • Casting speed increased by 30%.
  • Skill freeze duration reduced by 30%.
11/24/2022 12/21/2022
  • Critical Chance Increase effect increased by 100%.
  • Duration increased by 33%.
  • None
02/29/2024 03/27/2024
  • Critical Increase decreased.
  • Critical Increase increased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 팬텀 소드 Phantom Sword
Japan ファントムソード Phantom Sword
China (Simplified Chinese) 幻象之剑 Phantom Sword
Germany Phantomschwert Phantom Sword
Spain Espada fantasmagórica Phantom Sword
France Épée fantôme Phantom Sword
Italy Spada Fantasma Phantom Sword
Poland Ostrze Widmo Phantom Blade
Brazil Espada Fantasma Phantom Sword