Queen's Guard

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)   Queen's Guard   Rapier.png
Base item rapier
Damage vs. small 1d6 +6
Damage vs. large 1d8 +6
To-hit bonus +6
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill saber
Size one-handed
When carried


When wielded


When invoked


Base price 1500 zm
Weight 40
Material metal

Queen's Guard is an artifact weapon that appears in SlashTHEM. It is lawful-aligned, and its base item is a rapier. It deals a flat +6 damage against all monsters and has a +6 to-hit.


Queen's Guard is given to Corsairs as their first sacrifice gift.


Queen's Guard is a pretty straightforward and powerful early game weapon. While the overall average damage output is a little less than that of Excalibur, the high to-hit makes it a lot more consistent. Saber-skill weapons are also generally rare, making it worthwhile to keep until they can trade up for another desired artifact, such as Grayswandir.

Average damage calculation

The average damage calculations in the following table do not include bonuses from weapon skills, strength, or from using a blessed weapon against undead or demons.

Weapon Small monsters Large monsters
+0 Queen's Guard \frac{1+6}{2}+6=\bold{9.5} \frac{1+8}{2}+6=\bold{10.5}
+7 Queen's Guard \frac{1+6}{2}+6+7=\bold{16.5} \frac{1+8}{2}+6+7=\bold{17.5}