Orcish long sword

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Name orcish long sword
Appearance crude long sword
Damage vs. small 1d8
Damage vs. large 1d10
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill long sword
Size one-handed
Base price 12 zm
Weight 40
Material iron

An orcish long sword is a type of weapon that appears in EvilHack and Hack'EM. Its base object material is iron, and it appears as a crude long sword when unidentified.

An orcish long sword can be wielded by a chaotic Knight while performing same-race sacrifice to create the artifact weapon Dirge if it is not yet generated.


Orcish Knights start each game with an orcish long sword instead of a standard long sword.

Orc lieutenants may be generated with an orcish long sword.

An orcish long sword can be created at a forge by combining two orcish short swords.


Orcish long swords are slightly less effective against large monsters than normal long swords, but are fairly easy to forge for roles looking to take advantage of an early long sword. A single orcish long sword takes a total of four crossbow bolts and two orcish daggers to create, and both are quite plentiful for starting characters: bolt traps can be found early in the dungeon, and Goblin Town has plenty of hostile orcs with orcish daggers.