|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.|
+12, +16 triple sword
A difficult weapon to use safely, the plutonium sword combines extremely brutal damage output with occasionally awesome miscast effects (irresistible damage, confusion, blinking, teleporting, and banishment) and a nasty magic contamination dose every time 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.