Broadsword (()
Item Type Melee weapon
Sprite Item20.png Item124.png Item145.png
Weight 80s 64s 57s
Danger Level 1 3 6
Material Iron Mithril Adamantium
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Weight 38s 16s
Danger Level 12 ?
Material Eternium Truesilver

Broadswords are one of the basic one-handed melee weapons in ADOM. Broadswords belong to the Swords weapon group, and benefit from and train the corresponding weapon skill.


Desirability[edit source]

They are useful for any player who specializes in swords or intends to specialize in swords. While iron and mithril broadswords are only useful fairly early in the game, adamantium and eternium broadswords can be potent weapons right up until the end of the game, especially if generated with a powerful prefix or suffix. Due to the unusually high weight, broadswords aren't good offhand weapons for two weapon combat: long swords, scimitars, and short swords are preferred.

Guaranteed/Common Sources[edit source]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[edit source]

------------------------ uncursed broadsword (+0, 1d7+1)-----------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d7+1 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -7 bonus to hit and causes 1d4+1
points of damage.
-------------------- uncursed mithril broadsword (+0, 1d7+4)-------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d7+4 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -7 bonus to hit and causes 1d4+4
points of damage.
------------------- uncursed adamantium broadsword (+0, 1d7+7)-----------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d7+7 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -7 bonus to hit and causes 1d4+7
points of damage.
-------------------- uncursed eternium broadsword (+0, 2d7+9)------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 2d7+9 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -5 bonus to hit and causes 1d4+10
points of damage.
------------------- uncursed truesilver broadsword (+0, 1d7+4)-----------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 1d7+4 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d4+4
points of damage.


Stat Table[edit | edit source]

Material Danger Level Weight Typical stats Notes
Iron 1 80 (+0, 1d7+1) Can be rusted
Mithril 3 64 (+0, 1d7+4)
Adamantium 6 57 (+0, 1d7+7)
Eternium 12 38 (+0, 2d7+9) Immune to corrosion
Truesilver ? 16 (+3, 1d7+4) Not smithable

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.

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