Glaive of the Guard

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Version 0.29: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A glaive commissioned several years ago by a wealthy queen fearful for the safety of her vast treasury. No foe, the smith promised, could defeat a guard wielding such a weapon!

It was stolen a few months later, along with the rest of the queen's treasury; the guard, it transpired, had been caught napping. Still, it would serve more than adequately in hands of a waking user.

Glaive of the guard.png the +5 glaive of the Guard

+5 glaive
Electrocution brand
Spectral brand
+5 AC


The glaive of the Guard[1] has a decent enchantment level and comes with two fairly useful brands. Even though electrocution is normally better on small, fast weapons, spectral does work well with heavier weapons (heavy polearms in particular). Note that the spectral weapon itself does not get electrocution.


  • In 0.29, the enchantment was changed from +8 to +5.
  • Prior to 0.26, the glaive of the Guard did not have the spectral brand, but provided see invisible and an evocable rage.
  • Prior to 0.15, the glaive of the Guard had a +5, +8 enchantment level.