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Name | elven broadsword |

Appearance | runed broadsword |

Damage vs. small | 1d6+1d4 |

Damage vs. large | 1d6+1 |

To-hit bonus | +0 |

Weapon skill | broadsword |

Size | one-handed |

Cost | 10 zm (+10/positive enchant) |

Weight | 70 |

Material | wood |

An **elven broadsword** is a kind of melee weapon. It is more effective than the regular broadsword against small monsters, and because of this an effective choice for #twoweapon; it deals an average of `6` damage versus small monsters, one of the most damaging single-handed weapons in the game, compared to a longsword's `4.5`. Against large creatures, however, only `4.5`, compared to longsword's `6.5`.

## Generation Edit

- The simplest, easiest, and most effective way to get an Elven broadsword is to kill an elf. By the time the player considers switching to a broadsword (preparing for Stormbringer, or far less likely Orcrist), or to use it for #twoweapon, they'll no doubt have killed at least a dozen—this compounded by the fact that they tend to spawn in groups. The following creatures have a special chance of being spawned with an Elven broadsword
^{[1]}, though there are other ways to attain one:- All elf creatures, such as Woodland-elf, Gray-elf, Elf-lord, etc, may be spawned with one in their starting inventory. Any given elf has a
`1 in 3`chance of being spawned with an Elven broadsword.

- All elf creatures, such as Woodland-elf, Gray-elf, Elf-lord, etc, may be spawned with one in their starting inventory. Any given elf has a

## Average damage calculation Edit

We assume the player is skilled in broadsword (no class can actually attain expert skill in that weapon category), which gives a +1 damage bonus. A blessed weapon deals 1d4 extra damage against demons and undead. The worst case scenario is against a non-undead, non-demon, large monster. The best case scenario is against a undead, demon, small monster.

Weapon | Against regular small monsters | Against regular large monsters | Worst case scenario | Best case scenario |
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Blessed Elven broadsword +0 | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+1=\bold{7} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+1+1=\bold{5.5} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+1+1=\bold{5.5} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+1=\bold{9.5} $ |

Blessed Elven broadsword +7 | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+1+7=\bold{14} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+1+1+7=\bold{12.5} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+1+1+7=\bold{12.5} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+1+7=\bold{16.5} $ |

Blessed Elven broadsword +9 | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+1+9=\bold{16} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+1+1+9=\bold{14.5} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+1+1+9=\bold{14.5} $ | $ \frac{1+6}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+\frac{1+4}{2}+1+9=\bold{18.5} $ |

Due to their abundance, it may be worth considering attempting to enchant an Elven broadsword to +8 or +9, should one be polypiling for scrolls, keeping note never to destroy the final copy. Because of this, they make an interesting choice to consider as a second weapon, as despite the low chance, a +9 Elven broadsword can compare to certain lesser artifacts in raw damage for those forced into the broadsword slot.

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