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:
- Basil (Recipe)
A two-strike attack similar to other "heavy" swords. Only the 2nd hit has a chance of inflicting curse on the target.
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.
|Gran Faust's Damage Table (Click to Show!)|
|Stratum 1||Stratum 2||Stratum 3||Stratum 4||Stratum 5||Stratum 6|
|Versus Slimes and Gremlins|
|Hit 1||48 - 53||65 - 72||128 - 135||137 - 144||229 - 288||311 - 328|
|Hit 2||57 - 69||83 - 89||161 - 170||177 - 187||292 - 368||404 - 445|
|Charge||84 - 104||119 - 138||239 - 257||267 - 291||434 - 554||611 - 682|
|Projectile||23 - 28||35 - 37||69 - 75||77 - 73||129 - 171||188 - 206|
|Versus Beasts and Constructs|
|Hit 1||43 - 45||53 - 57||108 - 109||106 - 108||184 - 231||241 - 234|
|Hit 2||52 - 61||71 - 74||141 - 144||146 - 149||247 - 311||338 - 363|
|Charge||79 - 96||107 - 123||219 - 230||236 - 253||389 - 497||545 - 600|
|Explosion||19 - 23||29 - 31||54 - 58||60 - 65||95 - 122||133 - 141|
|Versus Fiend and Undead|
|Hit 1||26 - 27||33 - 36||66 - 68||67 - 70||115 - 144||152 - 153|
|Hit 2||31 - 37||43 - 45||85 - 88||90 - 93||151 - 190||208 - 225|
|Charge||46 - 56||63 - 73||129 - 137||141 - 153||232 - 297||327 - 362|
|Projectile||12 - 15||19 - 25||35 - 38||40 - 43||63 - 81||89 - 96|
|Mug of Misery||2|
|Crest of Ur||1|
|Eternal Orb of Alchemy||3|
|Faust (Level 10)|
Note: When crafting using a bound item as a precursor, the upgraded item will also be bound.
|Gran Faust's alchemy path|
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.