Sword of Cerebov

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Eerie flames cover its twisted blade.

Sword of cerebov.png A great serpentine sword

+6, +6 modified great sword (17 damage, -2 accuracy, 160% speed)

Flaming brand
Inflicts rF- on hit

The fixedart great sword wielded by the unique Pandemonium lord Cerebov. Foes struck by the sword temporarily have their fire resistance reduced by one, which can make even fire-immune enemies vulnerable.


As compared to a triple sword of freezing, at high skills this sword will have slightly lower raw damage. However, a larger portion of its damage will be due to the AC-bypassing flaming brand, meaning that this sword's performance will be comparable or even slightly better on average. Still, in general, this sword is more often carried as a prize than actually used, since most characters who can defeat Cerebov already have their endgame weapons.


In 0.13 the rF- mechanic was added; before the sword only reduced fire immunity on its own hits. It was also a plain greatsword instead of a slightly enhanced (plus one damage and accuracy) one.