Electric sword

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Name electric sword
Appearance electric sword
Damage vs. small 1d12
Damage vs. large 1d16
To-hit bonus +2
Weapon skill long sword
Size one-handed
Base price 200 zm
Weight 16
Material iron

The electric sword is a type of weapon that appears in NetHack: The Next Generation and SlashTHEM. It uses the long sword skill, and is made of iron; despite its name, it does not deal shock damage.

Shocker is an artifact weapon in both variants that uses the electric sword as its base item.


Geeks in NetHack: The Next Generation and Hackers in SlashTHEM start the game with a +1 blessed electric sword.


The electric sword has +2 to-hit and high damage against small and large monsters that eclipses even the katana.

In SlashTHEM, an electric sword has a 110 chance of "sparking to life" and dealing an extra d3 of damage against monsters without shock resistance.


The electric sword is a stellar weapon for roles capable of using long swords, but is incredibly rare to find outside of playing as a Geek or possibly encountering their bones. Any role that finds an electric sword and opts to make it their main weapon should rustproof it as soon as possible.

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