Dwarvish short sword
|Name||dwarvish short sword|
|Appearance||broad short sword|
|Damage vs. small||1d7|
|Damage vs. large||1d8|
|Weapon skill||short sword|
|Base price||10 zm|
Player dwarves start the game with knowledge of the dwarvish short sword. Any dwarven character that would start the game with a short sword will start with a dwarvish short sword instead - currently, there are no applicable roles where this substitution would occur.
Dwarvish short swords make up about 0.2% of randomly generated weapons. In addition to random generation, weapon shops and general stores can stock dwarvish short swords.
The dwarvish short sword is a good early-game weapon for roles capable of training the skill, and can even serve as a decent off-hand weapon when twoweaponing.
The dwarvish short sword first appears in NetHack 3.0.0.
In SLASH'EM, upgrading a short sword, elven short sword, or dark elven short sword will produce a dwarvish short sword, and upgrading a dwarvish short sword will produce an elven short sword, or dark elven short sword.
- A dwarvish short sword can be combined with an axe to create a dwarvish bearded axe.
- A dwarvish short sword can be combined with a pick-axe to create a dwarvish mattock.
- A dwarvish short sword can be combined with a helmet to create a dwarvish helm.
- A dwarvish short sword can be combined with a pair of gauntlets to create a pair of dwarvish boots.