Luckblade

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Base item short sword
Damage vs. small 1d6 +5
Damage vs. large 1d8 +5
To-hit bonus +5
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill short sword
Size one-handed
Affiliation

neutral

When carried
When wielded

(none)

When invoked

(none)

Base price 1000 zm
Weight 30
Material iron

Luckblade is a neutral artifact short sword in UnNetHack, DynaHack and SLASH'EM. It has a flat +5 to hit and to damage, and acts as a luckstone when carried. In UnNetHack it is the first sacrifice gift for Convicts. It is a broadsword in DynaHack and UnNetHack (in the latter, it is called "Luck Blade").

Strategy

This is a worthy artifact weapon, since it has a decent to-hit and damage bonus. The luck-enhancing ability may also come in useful, especially before the player finds any luckstones. Most players will probably want something better later on, although this weapon remains a decent choice for twoweaponing, preferable to most non-artifact weapons except possibly a silver saber. Note that because it uses the short sword skill, a player who finds this early will have to balance the benefit of training it past basic versus spending precious skill slots on more powerful weapons, riding, #twoweapon, or spells.

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"Luckblade is a broadsword in UnNethack."