|Base item||two-handed sword|
|Damage vs. small||1d12 +14|
|Damage vs. large||3d6 +14|
|Weapon skill||two-handed sword|
|Base price||5000 zm|
Deathsword is a chaotic artifact two-handed sword in SLASH'EM. It gives +5 to hit and +14 damage against all humans. It is the second guaranteed sacrifice gift for barbarians; however, it will not be given to human, doppelganger or lycanthropic barbarians. It can be given to vampires, however.
This weapon has too narrow a damage range to be that useful. One might think to use it against shopkeepers, but anyone embarking on such an endeavor would do well to remember that SLASH'EM's shopkeepers have had their base level doubled as compared to vanilla. Additionally, since they don't carry attack wands, they will gladly use their powerful melee attacks against you. One possible use for this weapon might be against the aligned priests in Moloch's Sanctum and the Astral Plane, but there are likely to be better options (two-weaponing, the best weapon in SLASH'EM, etc). Mostly, for non-human barbarians, this weapon just stands in the way of getting a better artifact.