Sword of Justice

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Base item long sword
Damage vs. small 1d8 +12
Damage vs. large 1d12 +12
To-hit bonus +5
Bonus versus cross-aligned monsters
Weapon skill long sword
Size one-handed
Affiliation
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When invoked

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Base price 1500 zm
Weight 40
Material iron

The Sword of Justice is a lawful artifact long sword in SLASH'EM. It has +5 to hit and +12 to damage to all cross-aligned monsters. It is the guaranteed first sacrifice gift for yeomen.

Strategy

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.