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)   Lifestealer   Two-handed sword.png
Base item two-handed sword
Damage vs. small 1d12 +1d2
Damage vs. large 3d6 +1d2
To-hit bonus +1d5
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill two-handed sword
Size two-handed
When carried


When wielded
When invoked


Base price {{{cost}}} zm
Weight {{{weight}}}
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Lifestealer is an artifact weapon that appears in SporkHack and EvilHack. Its base item is a two-handed sword, and it is chaotic for wishing purposes. Lifestealer is most often associated with Vlad the Impaler.

As the name implies, Lifestealer will drain life and levels from monsters it hits and confers drain resistance when wielded, similar to Stormbringer.


Vlad is guaranteed to be generated with the weapon when encountered at the top of his tower in Gehennom; if the item already exists in that game, however (e.g. in bones), it will be replaced with a regular two-handed sword.

Due to its method of generation, it does not increase the artifact count for purposes of wishing.

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