Dark elven short sword (SLASH'EM)

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For the weapon in dNetHack and notdNetHack, see droven short sword.
For the weapon in EvilHack, see dark elven short sword (EvilHack).
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Name dark elven short sword
Appearance black runed short sword
Damage vs. small 1d8
Damage vs. large 1d8
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill short sword
Size one-handed
Base price 10 zm
Weight 30
Material wood

A dark elven short sword is a type of weapon that appears in SLASH'EM, SpliceHack and SlashTHEM. It is a one-handed melee weapon that uses the short sword skill. It is made of wood, and appears as a black runed short sword when unidentified; in SpliceHack, its glyph is also colored black rather than the default brown for wood.


Drow characters start the game with knowledge of the dark elven short sword. Drow Rogues start the game with a dark elven short sword.

General stores, used armor dealerships and antique weapon outlets can sell dark elven short swords.

Drow in SLASH'EM, SlashTHEM and SpliceHack always generate with dark elven short swords.

Upgrading a dwarvish short sword has a 12 chance of producing a dark elven short sword.


The dark elven short sword is nearly identical to the elven short sword minus its appearance, with the same damage and to-hit bonus.

Upgrading a dark elven short sword will produce a dwarvish short sword.

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