Jaws of Death

 Attack 28
 Weight 16.0
Strength Scaling  B
Class 2 Greatscissor
Flags -
Special -

 Jaws of Death in Salt and Sanctuary is a Greatscissor type weapon. (using it requires the Swordfighter, as Greatswords do, but Greatscissor is considered a separate weapon type for the purpose of transmuting and has a separate moveset).


This peculiar weapon represents the culmination of an Askarian inventor's pioneering efforts in the emerging industry of military scrap recycling. Constructed by joining two modified greatsword blades at a central pivot to form a double lever, it is capable of standard slashes and thrusts as well as a devastating two-handed shear. As terrifying as it is innovative, the aptly-christened "Jaws of Death" has achieved remarkable success in preliminary field tests, leading to its approval for wider deployment among Askarian forces in the near future. Press [y] while wielding this weapon in both hands to shear.


Notes and Tips:

  • At 50 STR this weapon has an Attack of 151.1.
  • Two-handing a weapon increases Strength by 50% for damage scaling, meaning you only need 34 Strength to reach the 50 Strength soft cap when two-handing a weapon.
  • Since it is classed as a "Greatscissor", it can only be transmuted into another Greatscissor (the only one being the Northern Cross)
  • Please note that unless you are devoted to the right creed (Iron Ones or The Three), you only have one Kureimoa to transmute. (Yes, it's the only 'basic' Greatsword)
  • Even though the Strength scaling is B, at 50 str it still outscales most Greatswords in term of raw damage (including the Trinity Sword, even though it's an endgame level 5 Greatsword with S scaling in str)
  • Practically speaking, the damage is even better, as the strong scissor-exclusive attacks are effectively twice the normal ones (may require more precise testing)


Location/Where to Find


Moveset and Videos:

  • Videos go here



Jaws of Death Upgrade Table


  Attack Str Scale Upgrade Materials

Jaws of Death

28 B -

Jaws of Death I

29.3 B Lock of Hair x 1, 250 Salt

Jaws of Death II

30.8 B Lock of Hair x 2, 500 Salt

Jaws of Death III

32.4 B A Soldier's Poem x 1, 1000 Salt

Jaws of Death IV

34.0 B A Soldier's Poem x 2, 1500 Salt

Jaws of Death V

35.7 B A Lord's Order x 1, 2500 Salt 

Jaws of Death VI

37.5 B A Lord's Order x 2, 5000 Salt 
Jaws of Death VII 39.3 B A King's Order x 1, 10000 Salt




Black Widow  ♦  Blade of Envy  ♦  Chitin Obelisk  ♦  Kureimoa  ♦  Northern Cross  ♦  Scharfrichter  ♦  Seawolf Cutlass  ♦  Shrouded Bulwark  ♦  Trinity Greatsword


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    • Anonymous

      06 Jan 2021 10:59  

      Killed nameless god in 4 hits. He had only done 1 attack animation. Lol. That dude had so much to offer. Rip

      • Anonymous

        09 Oct 2019 17:17  

        This thing absolutely wrecks the game. Once you get this weapon you can easily beat most bosses with it but, switch to a Greathammer against bosses strong to slash. Having this and a Greathammer will make the game terribly easy.

        • Anonymous

          05 Aug 2017 16:59  

          FUn Fact: This weapons is kinda easteregg, since it refers to the Scissor weapon from SKA STUDIOS "The Dishwasher" Games ^^

          • Anonymous

            17 Nov 2016 23:14  

            I beat the game with this weapon once I found out how powerful it is. This (2h) + whistlebone charm. Strong attack-ed all the bosses to death.

            • Anonymous

              16 Nov 2016 00:34  

              Lotsa bursts on its 2h heavy attacks but sucks lemons on all its other attacks makes it require another sword on the second gear set, preferably something with good reach and equal verticality like the Trinity Greatsword.

              • Anonymous

                tobe serious bout this....29 Aug 2016 23:47  

                scissor special attacks are great but dont even think about playing this weapon vs bosses on later ng's. this raw dmg weapon is nice to shred normal mobs away even in ng 7 but u should think about much stamina.

                • Anonymous

                  Sheele from Akame Ga Kill18 Jul 2016 07:53  

                  https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/33/9a/0c/339a0ca7a85179f4556601345a0b0091.jpgAnyone up for a cosplay?Get the Jaws of Death and then grab some Alkymancer robes, you get a Sheele! :D

                  • Anonymous

                    schar all the way26 Jun 2016 19:56  

                    i prefer schar than this of its sheer damage . didnt like the cutting cuz u cant hit enemies that are back of u

                    • Anonymous

                      Is the weapon still good-09 Apr 2016 16:45  

                      If you don't invest in Str and use it? It's a B Scaling, so I don't really see much coming from a Str investment. I want to use it as a last resort on my Mage Build. And I am hoping it's almost as powerful as someone who invested into Str, given the low scaling.

                      • Anonymous

                        Scissor Mode (Possible Flag?)18 Mar 2016 22:33  

                        if you two hand this weapon and do a heavy attack (triangle) it does massive damage as shears, but uses a lot of stamina.

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