See also: Weapons

Two-handed swords are a type of weapon available in NIER.

Two-handed swords are heavy weapons, and as such, they are slow. However, in addition to the tendency of dealing rather high amounts of damage, they compensate by having a very wide hit area, meaning that for every swing, the weapon will hit more enemies around and in front of Nier. They also have the ability to break blocks whether or not a word with the guard break attribute is assigned to them (obviously due to their weight).

A two-handed sword's special attack causes Nier to spin the weapon around, dealing light damage at first to everyone around him, and then the second hit knocks back anybody that connects with it. Any enemy knocked back by the second hit is also knocked down, making them easy pickings for a finishing strike (assuming Nier gets to them before they get back up).