Not to be confused with quick blades, the rare Speed brand allows weapons to attack twice as fast as normal, but each attack will only deal 90% of normal damage. Even so, this is still a tremendous increase in damage output, especially on high damage weapons.
When an artifact with this brand is a ranged launcher, like the Bow of Krishna "Sharnga", it attacks one and a half times faster, instead of twice as fast, and it also stacks with any brands on the ammo used.
Tips & Tricks
This brand is best on high-damage weapons, as they can afford the damage loss more effectively. A dagger of speed, for example, would barely dent a high-AC target.
|Melee weapons||Antimagic • Chaos • Distortion • Dragon slaying • Draining • Electrocution • Flaming • Freezing • Holy wrath • Pain • Protection • Reaching • Reaping • Returning • Speed • Vampiric • Venom • Vorpal|
|Launchers||Electrocution • Evasion • Flame • Frost • Penetration • Speed • Venom • Vorpal|
|Throwing weapons||Confusion • Curare • Dispersal • Exploding • Frenzy • Paralysis • Penetration • Poisoned • Returning • Silver • Sleep • Steel|