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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


When carried
When wielded


When invoked


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.


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.