Triple sword

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Name Triple sword
Skill Long Blades
Damage 19
Accuracy -4
Base delay (%) 18 (180%)
Min delay 7 at skill 22
Hands 2H
Size Large
Ranged? No
A formidable weapon created by a master craftsman. The blade of the sword forks into three great razor-sharp edges.

"Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit: occidentus telum est."
"A sword by itself does not slay; it is merely the weapon used by the slayer."

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca, _Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium_, Letter LXXXVII: Some arguments in favor of the simple life, l. 30. ca. 65 A.D.
trans. Richard Mott Gummere, 1917.

This weapon falls into the 'Long Blades' category. It is a two handed weapon.

Triple swords are the most powerful Long Blades in the game. While they are extremely rare and require considerable skill to use effectively, they are nonetheless excellent for slicing through enemies of all sorts.

Of the melee weapons that humans can use, triple swords deal the most damage. Giant clubs and giant spiked clubs are more powerful, but only Trolls, Ogres, and Formicids can wield those. As a Long Blade, it scales with Dexterity rather than Strength.

Mundane Triple sword.png
Magical Triple sword2.png
Artifact Triple sword3.png
Plutonium Sword Plutonium sword.png


  • In 0.28, triple swords lost riposte, gaining back pre-riposte damage levels. Their base delay was also reduced to 1.8 (from 1.9).
  • In 0.19, Long Blades gained riposte. Triple swords were reduced by 2 base damage to compensate.
  • In 0.16, claymores were renamed back to triple swords.
  • In 0.14, triple swords were renamed to claymores.
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Long Blades Demon bladeDouble swordEudemon bladeFalchionGreat swordLong swordScimitarTriple sword
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