Sword of Justice
|) Sword of Justice|
|Base item||long sword|
|Damage vs. small||1d8 +12|
|Damage vs. large||1d12 +12|
|Bonus versus||cross-aligned monsters|
|Weapon skill||long sword|
|Base price||1500 zm|
The Sword of Justice is a lawful artifact long sword in SLASH'EM and SpliceHack. It has +5 to hit and +12 to damage to all cross-aligned monsters. It is the guaranteed first sacrifice gift for yeomen.
It's a pretty good weapon: in terms of damage, it's actually on par with the Sceptre of Might in vanilla NetHack, and is far better than the version in SLASH'EM. It is particularly useful since almost no lawful monsters are always generated hostile, meaning that a character with a reasonably good alignment record will very rarely encounter a monster which is not subject to the Sword of Justice's extra damage. It is well worth sacrificing for if you're a yeoman. Like most non-quest artifacts, however, it's certainly not worth an artifact wish, especially since lawfuls can just dip for Excalibur anyway.
In SpliceHack, the Sword of Justice is a broadsword and not affiliated with any role. Additionally, the flat damage and to-hit bonuses are converted to dice rolls.