|Base item||long sword|
|Damage vs. small||1d8 x2|
|Damage vs. large||1d12 x2|
|Bonus versus||not poison resistant|
|Weapon skill||long sword|
|Base price||3000 zm|
Dirge is an chaotic intelligent knight-favoring long sword in SporkHack. It is given to chaotic knights who sacrifice a member of their own race on a chaotic altar while wielding a long sword. It can also be given normally to any chaotic character.
As an artifact, it has +5 to-hit and is permanently poisoned. It deals an extra 1d6 like normal poisoning, but also doubles the base and enchantment damage against non-poison resistant monsters. Dirge is mediocre against poison-resistant monsters, but deals incredible amounts of damage versus monsters that don't resist poison.
Fully enchanted, to non-poison resistant creatures it deals almost as much damage as a fully enchanted Graywswandir versus silver-hating creatures.
Average damage calculation
The average damage calculations in the following table do not include bonuses from weapon skills, strength, or from using a blessed weapon against undead or demons. It also does not include the 10% chance to instantly kill non-poison resistant monsters.
|Small monster||Large monster||Small monster||Large monster|