Demon blade

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Name Demon blade
Skill Long Blades
Damage 12
Accuracy -1
Base delay (%) 13 (130%)
Min delay 6 at skill 14
Hands 1H
Size Medium
Ranged? No

A terrible weapon, forged in the fires of Hell.

Demon blades are one of the best one-handed long blades you can find. Although less powerful than double swords they are slightly faster, and you'll find plenty of them in the late-game off of hell knights, usually with decent brands and enchantment values.

Worshipers of good gods cannot attack with them without suffering penance. However, worshipers of the Shining One can convert a demon blade into a more powerful eudemon blade of holy wrath once they reach max piety. You can also reverse the process at Kiku's or Lugonu's altars, but this is usually a bad trade.


Prior to 0.14, demon blades dealt slightly more damage than normal in the hands of demonspawn characters.

Demon blade Eudemon blade
Demon blade.png Blessed blade.png
Mundane Demon blade.png
Magical Demon blade2.png
Artifact Demon blade3.png
"Bloodbane" Demon blade bloodbane.png
"Leech" Demon blade leech.png

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