Gran Faust

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Gran Faust ★★★★★
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  • Fair chance of causing Strong Curse
  • Chance of receiving Curse
  • Level 5+: Charge Time Reduction: Low
  • Level 10: Charge Time Reduction: Medium

The Gran Faust is a 5-star sword.



An upgraded Faust forged from pristine-quality shadow steel. Its charge attacks are powerful enough to curse its wielder, but that hasn't stopped Devilites from treasuring these rare blades even more highly than their meager vacation time.


Vendors that sell this item are:


Basic Attack

A two-strike attack similar to other "heavy" swords. Only the 2nd hit has a chance of inflicting curse on the target.

Charge Attack

The knight takes a small step back and takes a wide swing with the sword, which emits a Gran Faust-shaped energy beam which primes for a moment before flying forwards a fair distance before detonating. This beam travels through monsters and over gaps. The sword swing, beam and detonation all deal damage. The Charge-up time compared to the Faust is significantly longer.

The Charge Attack has a chance to inflict Curse on both the enemy and the user. Self-curse will last 40 seconds without resistances.


The following damage values represent the weapon at its completed level, without any UV or bonus from other equipment, and listed as a range found from the first to last floor of each stratum.


The 5-star recipe for this item costs 25,000 crowns; the alchemy cost is 5,000 crowns. Below are the materials needed to make the Gran Faust.

Name Amount
Dark Shard 20
Ecto Drop 5
Swordstone 4
Redwood 3
Mug of Misery 2
Crest of Ur 1
Eternal Orb of Alchemy 3
Faust (Heat Level 10)

Note: When crafting using a bound item as a precursor, the upgraded item will also be bound.

Alchemy Path

Gran Faust's alchemy path
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Sealed Sword
Sealed Sword
Divine Avenger
Divine Avenger
Gran Faust
Gran Faust


Gran Faust and Faust are named after the German Faust folktale, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge.

Gran Faust's speed bar is equal in length to Leviathan Blade's, while Divine Avenger's speed bar is equal in length to Troika's. In reality, Troika combos more slowly than Gran Faust and Divine Avenger do, and those swords combo more slowly than Leviathan Blade does. Furthermore, Gran Faust charges more slowly than does Divine Avenger. (See data.)

Gran Faust and Faust are the only player weapons that inflict the curse status. Gran Faust was formerly carried by Tier-3 phantoms. At some point their sword was changed to something resembling a magenta Cutter, which still inflicts curse.

The visual glow around the Gran Faust and Divine Avenger blades bears a resemblance to Excalibur in Sonic and the Black Knight.

Gran Faust was available when the game launched (in release 2011-04-04). It was the only 5-star shadow sword, until Acheron was introduced in release 2011-04-27. Gran Faust's recipe was changed in release 2013-07-30.

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