|Damage vs. small
|Damage vs. large
An elven broadsword is a type of weapon that appears in NetHack. It is a one-handed melee weapon that uses the broadsword skill, and is made of wood like other elven weapons. It appears as a runed broadsword when unidentified.
Elven broadswords are a solid choice for twoweaponing, particularly due to their higher damage average against small monsters compared to normal broadswords. They also outdamage another common two-weapon candidate in the long sword dealing 6 damage on average versus the long sword's 4.5; however, the long sword has a better damage average against large monsters at 6.5.
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Average damage calculation
We assume the player is skilled in broadsword (the highest possible skill level for the weapon with any playable class), which gives a +1 damage bonus. A blessed weapon deals 1d4 extra damage against major demons and undead. The worst case scenario is against a non-undead, non-demon, large monster. The best case scenario is against a undead, demon, small monster.
|Against regular small monsters
|Against regular large monsters
|Worst case scenario
|Best case scenario
|Blessed Elven broadsword +0
|Blessed Elven broadsword +7
|Blessed Elven broadsword +9
The elven broadsword first appears in NetHack 3.0.0.
In dNetHack, the treasure piles in the Grue's Cavern will contain two elven broadswords: the one belonging to the dead Elvenking or Elvenqueen will be enchanted and made of its default material, while the other is found within a sack in the pile and will be made of silver.