Assassin’s Creed Mirage has an array of weapons to discover or unlock, and their respective perks can offer some excellent synergies with each other as well as Basim’s own skills for some unbeatable character builds. This guide will specifically list the best Swords you can acquire in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and some recommended pairings.
Rostam Sword: Assassin’s Creed Mirage Best Swords
The Rostam Sword does a great deal of damage on its own, but with Chain Reaction activated, the blade increases its potency by 5% with each successive hit, topping out at a maximum of a 50% bonus to damage output. Acquiring the Rostam Sword will take some doing, as it is acquired at the end of a contract called “The Weapons Dealer” which is randomly unlocked on the Contracts Board at some point. Once you’ve taken possession of the sword, upgrading it will require the completion of further contracts, including “The Slave Merchant”, and “The Slave Trapper” for upgrade schematic rewards.
Sand Sword: Assassin’s Creed Mirage Deluxe Edition DLC Sword
This Prince of Persia tie-in weapon is a part of the DLC included in the Deluxe Edition of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. While damage output is comparable to the Alamut, its perk Healing Sand will restore 20% of Basim’s health with every kill, but only when time is slowed. This is great to offset the cost and hassle of acquiring Elixirs to replenish health mid-combat, and you won’t have to randomly scavenge for food post-battle either. Additionally, you can hold off on expending two skill points on the Elixir Pocket skill, at least not until you need to progress further down the Trickster skill tree.
Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar: Best Swords In Assassin’s Creed Mirage
While Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar is lower on the damage scale among swords in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, its perk Blood Price offers you the trade-off between lowering your maximum health by half while raising your damage output by 50%. This sword has a great immediate synergy with the Abbasid Knight Dagger which boosts damage resistance by 30% when Basim’s health is less than half, which it will always be, obviously. If you’re still taking too much damage for your comfort, pair the Shamshir with its true mate instead–The Samsaama dagger, which will restore Basim’s health by 10% on every fifth hit that you land. You’ll see this in effect on screen, when Basim glows golden each time the perk takes effect.
Initiate of Alamut Sword
This early unlock is acquired during the course of the mission “A New Beginning” from Rebekah. As the starting sword, you might expect it to be quickly made redundant by better discoveries, but the Initiate of Alamut Sword retains utility because of its unique perk: Sharpened Blade, which jacks up damage output by 50% immediately after a good parry. If you enjoy dueling and have the timing down perfectly, this is the sword with which to equip Basim, ideally paired with its set partner, the Initiate of Alamut Dagger which offers an additional 25 defense damage through parries.
Those are some of the best Swords to be acquired in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Check out our guide on the best Skills to get first in each of the three skill trees, and that will synergize nicely with some of these weapons.