Great swords are the "slash" type weapon. It can cut tails, unlike hammer or hunting
but it can't k. O. A monster (mhfu, not mhp3rd or else). It can block enemy attacks
r when the weapon is drawn, or press r+^+o to block when the weapon is not drawn) but is
inferior to lance or gunlance in blocking.
Well, great swords big point are raw power and range. Seems slow, but you can compensate
it with the drawing attacks. It's where you run, press triangle, roll to the front or
either sides, then sheath your weapon. This is quite the basic idea.
Other than that, gs has the powerful charging attack. This can also be linked with the
drawing attack, the difference is you must press and hold the triangle button. There are
level of charge attacks. Obviously, the third level of the charge attack is the one that
will cause most damage, but it takes more time and yes, you will lose your chance to land
a blow if you don't time it right.
(it's not recommended to charge attack all the time because it will make you more open to
Gs has an infinite combo move.
Example: with your drawn weapon, if you press o, you can link it with triangle + o, or
can charge attack instead (press and hold triangle)
Items? Hmm, i suggest you look for a great sword with a good green sharpness for the
beginning. I recommend "ravager blade". It requires machalite ore, earth crystal, and ice
crystal. Next you'll need dragonite ores (volcano *4, use your pickaxes and mine them at
the mining points)
In the end, "experience" is the best teacher. The more you use great swords, the better
you'll be with it. Just don't get too carried away and forgot all the other weapons!