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Mnemonic [sweep]
Activating Verb CMAN
Category Rogue Guild
Type Setup
Roundtime 2s
Stamina Cost 7
Targets Right leg, and left leg
Offensive Gear Leg accessory, or armor covering the legs
Bulky Item Penalty
Flares/Spikes Enabled
Initiator Stance Penalty
Racial Size Modifiers
Target Stance Bonus
Available To Rogues, Rangers, Bards, Monks
Rank Cost/acquired at
1 2  
5 10


Attempt to knock a foe to the ground by sweeping their legs out from under them.


Maneuver a target to knock them prone. Applies Vulnerable for (15 + (Rank * 5)) seconds, and Staggered for (Success Margin / 6) seconds.

Additional Information

Sweep is available through the Rogue Guild as well as the Combat Maneuvers List.

Rogue Guild Tasks

To train in sweep through the rogue guild, various tasks must be completed to earn points towards gaining a rank. These tasks include sweeping a fellow guild member, being swept by a guild member, practicing with a footpad, sweeping a dummy, sweeping the guild, and sweeping hostile creatures. These tasks are always given in the same order unless a task is traded in or a new rank is gained, though the dummies task is sometimes skipped.

Sweeping a Fellow Guild Member
Being Swept by a Guild Member
Practicing with a Master Footpad
Sweeping a Dummy
Sweeping the Guild

Take a broom and a bag from the tool rack and sweep the courtyard of whichever guild you're in. Hunt for that scattered dust and start pushing your broom around to collect it into a pile. When you finish pushing the broom, simply get the pile. You can get 1 to 3 pushes of your broom into a pile for each room of dust. Then, when your bag has enough dirt in it to give the message "The bag is full of dirt." which isn't necessarily completely full, put it in the bin next to the tool rack. Getting the bag to this point takes approximately eight "pushes" of the broom. Each time the bag is filled and emptied is one repetition. This task gives 5 points--10 on Guild Nights or if you use a BOOST GUILD PROFESSION.

Sweeping Hostile Creatures

Go out to hunting grounds and sweep creatures. Your own level or higher seems to work fine, but any creature more than 6 levels below your own will not count for guild tasks. This task gives 15 points--30 on Guild Nights or if you use a BOOST GUILD PROFESSION.