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, also written as Luck Blade, is a neutral artifact weapon found in some variants. It is introduced in SLASH'EM as an artifact short sword, and is changed to a broadsword in DynaHack, EvilHack and UnNetHack. It has a flat +5 to-hit and damage bonus, and acts as a luckstone when carried.

Generation

Luckblade is the first sacrifice gift for Convicts.

Strategy

Luckblade's flat damage and to-hit bonuses make it a worthwhile early gift, especially for Convicts; as an early luck item, it also provides a major boon even if it becomes outclassed as a weapon choice, although it remains a decent choice for twoweaponing for a good while; outside of a silver saber, Luckblade may be preferable to most non-artifact weapons in this regard.

In SLASH'EM, 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.