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The dark heart of Willbreaker burns within this blade.
― In-game description

Arc Edge is a legendary sword. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.


Arc Edge can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward from A Broken Will.
Crucible Handler source icon Crucible Handler
Lord Shaxx, the Crucible Handler, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


Arc Edge can be upgraded with the following perks:

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Arc Damage perk icon Arc Edge
This weapon deals Arc damage.
Sword Strike icon Sword Strike
Use RT to attack with the sword.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

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Tempered Light icon Tempered Light
Increased Armor when wielding the sword.

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Scabbard icon Scabbard
Increases Sword Ammo Capacity

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Arc-Forged Guard icon Arc-Forged Guard
Use to guard. Effective against Solar and Void attacks, less effective against Arc attacks.

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Scabbard icon Scabbard
Increases Sword Ammo Capacity

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Scabbard icon Scabbard
Increases Sword Ammo Capacity


The guard function for this sword provides substantial damage resistance, capable of keeping a Guardian alive when Crota uses his Oversoul in the Crota's End Raid,[1] and Skolas's Devouring Essense in the Prison of Elders challenge Skolas's Revenge,[2] provided they are actively blocking.