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Name long sword
Appearance long sword
Damage vs. small 1d8
Damage vs. large 1d12
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill long sword
Size one-handed
Cost 15 zm
Weight 40
Material iron

A long sword is one of the more popular weapons, for its damage and versatility. A plain long sword does d8/d12 damage against small/large monsters. Being made of iron, it can rust and corrode. A lawful character who is level 5 or higher can get Excalibur by repeatedly #dipping one into a fountain.

A significant fraction (7/24 = 29.2%) of artifact weapons are long swords, the highest of any item type. Therefore if you find one early (or start with one, as is the case with knights and valkyries) it would be a good idea to practice with it should you want to use an artifact weapon at some point, assuming that you are not restricted in long sword. Lawful and neutral characters can become unrestricted in long sword by being crowned, even if they don't receive Excalibur or Vorpal Blade as a crowning gift, and any character can become unrestricted in long sword when receiving an artifact long sword as a sacrifice gift.

Long sword skill[edit | edit source]

Long sword
Max Role

Both long swords and katanas use the long sword skill.

The following artifact weapons use the long sword skill:

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