Swords are one of the two types of melee weapons used in the game. The main character will always carry a sword that will take up no space, nor any weight, comperable to the default combat knife in other shooters. They can be charged by keeping the attack button pushed (default, left mouse button) and released for a critical attack. Swords are capable of blocking projectiles by holding right click at the cost of energy, but can continue to block projectiles even after the player's energy is drained.
[Fixed] Blocking with no stamina is no longer possible since 1.31.