Diablo 4: How to get ultra-rare Grandfather sword

Nathan Warby
Diablo 4 character holding sword

The Grandfather sword is one of Diablo 4’s most sought-after weapons, but it’s also one of the rarest in the entire game. If you want to get your hands on this Unique item to make endgame fights a breeze, here’s how to get the Grandfather sword in Diablo 4.

As most players will know, completing the Diablo 4 campaign is only the beginning of your time in Sanctuary, as a huge selection of endgame activities await. The Tree of Whispers is constantly churning out new Nightmare Dungeons or other objectives, home to some of the toughest bosses in Diablo 4.

To survive the trials of Diablo 4’s endgame, players will need to level up their characters and arm themselves with the best weapons. The elusive Grandfather sword is one of the deadliest weapons found in the game, but it also happens to be one of the rarest.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get the Grandfather Sword in Diablo 4.

What is the Grandfather Sword in Diablo 4?

The Grandfather sword is a Unique weapon in Diablo 4 that ranks as one of the six rarest items in the game. In fact, it took until June 28, over the three weeks after Diablo 4’s launch, for the first confirmed sighting of the weapon to be reported, which was shared by Reddit user ‘Icy-Heat7531.’

Characters of any class can wield the Grandfather sword, which makes it one of the most desirable weapons around. Although it’s clearly tough to track down, the grind is well worth it when you consider how powerful the two-handed sword is.

Diablo 4 Grandfather sword stats

Check out the stats for the Grandfather sword in Diablo 4 below:

  • 820 Item power
  • 2,484 damage per second
  • 1,987-2,981 damage per hit
  • 1 attack per second
  • +35.0% Critical Strike damage
  • +30.0% Damage
  • +2,269 Maximum life
  • +44 All stats
  • Ignores durability loss
  • Increases your Critical Strike damage by 76%

How to get the Grandfather sword in Diablo 4

The Grandfather sword can only be earned as a random drop on World Tier 4, either from a chest or by defeating enemies that are level 85 or higher. These requirements were confirmed by Diablo 4’s Lead Class Designer, Adam Jackson.

This means that there is no surefire way to earn the rare weapon by completing a specific quest or slaying a certain boss.

However, you can improve your odds by completing high-level endgame activities where Unique items are known to drop, such as Nightmare Dungeons, World Bosses, or opening Tortured Gifts in Helltide events.

Luckily, the Grandfather sword is guaranteed to drop at 820 power, so no matter how long it takes to finally earn it, players will be rewarded with a weapon that will serve them well for the rest of their journey in Sanctuary.

There you have it! That was everything you need to know about how to get the Grandfather sword in Diablo 4. For more, be sure to check out our other Diablo 4 guides:

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].