14 Strength



Anathema is a Weapon in Divinity Orginal Sin 2.


Legends say this ancient weapon could even defeat the mighty Braccus Rex


 anathema DE

Anathema Location/Where to find


Anathema Notes/Tips

  • Using 1 skill will destroy the weapon and make it useless after the attack. Make sure to use it wisely
  • It is the most powerful weapon in the game.
  • To maximize the power of this weapon, use Enrage + All In. Do not use Onslaught, as Anathema will break on the first hit.
  • The strongest reusable two-handed weapon is Falone


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    • Anonymous

      30 Aug 2021 09:24  

      use the four sisters to upgrade this weapon when you are level 21 so the sword becomes level 21. It hten does 470-520 base damage.

      • Anonymous

        19 Jun 2021 06:56  

        The legendary artifact, Anathema, crafted specifically to slay gods, while fixed by one of the world's best necromancer, Tarquin, and now you tell me this sword breaks in one swing? What kind of shoddy blacksmith made this???

        • Anonymous

          21 Mar 2021 08:17  

          Got in my shot on Braccus Rex. Did 4K damage. Not enough to kill him though. If I had kept Falone instead, I could have done several hits instead for more total damage (since after it breaks, you have to switch to another weapon; better to just use a non-breakable weapon and do 2 swings).

          • 11 Mar 2021 10:18  

            Stacked every single final boss character together, popped enrage, consumables, flesh sacrifice, thick of the fight and did a whirlwind. On Tactician they pretty much all almost died in one go.

            • Anonymous

              28 Jan 2021 20:54  

              In one of my play throughs I was able to do about 2000 damage with it because I was a strength based character at leave 20 or 22 IDK with all of the buffs I could have on and it allowed me to cheese the game so I did not have to go through the whole second phase of the final fight with all of the super tough void creatures( IT SHOULD BE HEAVLY NERFED)

              • Anonymous

                09 Oct 2020 17:40  

                I don't know if it got patched somewhere along the line but I tried using Anathema as a basic attack weapon after Enrage in the last fight. It is still a one-hit let down whether a normal attack or skill is used. Doesn't matter. It shatters.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Sep 2020 14:28  

                  I knew it could only be used once (unlike some of the previous commenters, so I waited for the right moment. I teleported behind the demon Adrehmalik, equipped Anathema, and swung with all my might!

                  I did 200 damage to his armor and the sword broke.

                  i agree with the people who say this weapon should be a one-shot, one-kill item. I mean, doesn't Tarquin describe it as a weapon meant down to bring down BRACCUS REX? Come on.....

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Sep 2020 08:30  

                    In DE, Anathema breaks after a skill is used and not after it hits something. Pretty solid boost for 2h physical builds who can either one-shot Braccus Rex with Onslaugth or Whirlwind everyone down, depending on the path you choose.

                    Playing Tactician and refusing Lucian's offer, I one turn'd the whole team with a 100% crit whirlwind + Grasp of the Starved, so much for a "joke of a sword" !

                    • 13 May 2020 19:13  

                      What a *****ing joke. For how much they hype the weapon in the game it should at least not be junk. If they are going to make it brittle, at least make it an instakill vs whatever it hits. Otherwise remove the lore that hypes it up so much

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Feb 2020 14:55  

                        This weapon would need another 0 at the end of the damage count. "Legends say that this ancient weapon could even defeat the mighty Braccus Rex" [[[SPOILERS]]] I killed Braccus with health potions, big deal this sword is.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Oct 2019 16:12  

                          This sword was a huge disappointment after all the buildup. It was intended as a one-shot Warfare character's nuke for the final boss and nothing more. My main was Warfare at max strength. With gear I had him at 73 str, 16 Two-Handed, 14 Warfare. In the final battle I had both mages cast Pyroclastic Eruption which left only Dallis and Braccus standing. I then enraged my main and hit Braccus with a normal attack. It killed him instantly. Never even saw the Kraken or Voidwoken. My huntsman sky shot Dallis and that was the end.

                          • Anonymous

                            10 Aug 2019 09:24  

                            Used it on Braccus for the giggles, I first killed Dallis and then when he emerged I simply offed him. I have 40 STR and 40 INT, I mainly spellcast the hell out of this game but I saved ONE ability to use with this weapon on Braccus, and that felt enough to shove it up his butt XD

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Jul 2019 04:04  

                              Used it with onslaught and it dealt the damage multiple times before breaking, was playing Definitive Edition if that makes any difference

                              • Anonymous

                                24 Jan 2019 21:54  

                                I felt like offing the dude for making such a brittle sword. What a waste of time, now I'm going to pick his pocket clean.

                                • Anonymous

                                  01 Oct 2018 08:48  

                                  Very.... anticlimactic weapon for all the buildup it gets. It's a bloody shame that it's good for nothing due to brittle and unrepairable perks, and given you get it so late in game - it's barely worth the trouble. This game SORELY lacks unique weapons with fixed stats and lore attached to them, only 2 coming to mind being Swornbreaker and Anathema, and both being unrepairable. At least swornbreaker is not brittle.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    04 Aug 2018 22:17  

                                    Good thing I found out it can only be used once or else I might have gotten excited...well 35k gold is 35k gold I guess.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      17 Apr 2018 07:51  

                                      Imho only useful when you go for a lone wolf build, else you barely have enough AP to use it properly. I dealt 18500 dmg with one blow, not enough to kill Braccus Rey tho.

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