Plutonium sword

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A triple sword made of weird glowing metal. You wonder whether it grew its two side blades due to its radiation, and whether you'll grow two extra heads as well.

Plutonium sword.png the +12,+16 plutonium sword

+12, +16 triple sword

Inflicts Translocations miscast effects on enemies with each strike
Causes heavy magic contamination when unwielded
-20 Stealth


A difficult weapon to use safely, the plutonium sword combines extremely brutal damage output with irritating miscast effects and a nasty magic contamination dose when you unwield the thing. If you want to enjoy all the "perks" of a distortion weapon with none of the trips to the Abyss, or if you just can't pass up that staggering damage output, then make sure to have a few scrolls of vulnerability on hand before unwielding it; each scroll you read will reduce your contamination by a small but significant amount.


Prior to 0.12, this sword would contaminate you a little bit every moment you spent wielding it. Combined with it freshly cursing itself every time you equipped it, this made it extremely undesirable.