Double sword

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Name Double sword
Skill Long Blades
Damage 15
Accuracy -1
Base delay (%) 15 (150%)
Min delay 7 at skill 16
Hands 1H
Size Medium
Ranged? No
A magical weapon with twin razor-sharp blades. According to legend, a knight once suggested the idea of a double-bladed sword to a master forger as a joke, but was pleasantly surprised to find that not only was the forger capable of making such a sword, but that the weapon produced was extremely deadly.
This weapon falls into the Long Blades category. It is a one handed weapon, and it is best used by the dexterous.

Despite its ridiculous concept, the rare double sword is an desirable weapon for any character looking to wear a shield while still doing heavy damage in melee combat, as it has an excellent base damage of 15. The only one-handed weapon with similar base damage is the eveningstar, which is similarly rare (and scales with strength rather than dexterity).

The demon blade is a mostly equivalent, one-handed sword. If both weapons are at mindelay, the demon blade is slightly stronger (1% stronger) at 0 AC. As the demon blade attacks faster, it is impacted more by AC, slaying, and auxiliary attacks. However, the differences are too small to make a noticeable impact. Usually, the sword you get first is the sword that you should use, since weapon with a decent brand and +9 enchantment is good enough to win the game.

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