|Base item||short sword|
|Damage vs. small||1d6 +5|
|Damage vs. large||1d8 +5|
|Weapon skill||short sword|
|Base price||1000 zm|
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.
Luckblade is the guaranteed first sacrifice gift for Convicts.
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.
A player who finds Luckblade 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.