Death's Sting ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 30s
Danger Level N/A
Material Gold

The golden gladius "Death's Sting" is a guaranteed artifact sword. It has stats of (+2, 2d5+2) [+3, +3], it also grants +7 speed.


It's needed to get the much desired Tactics skill from Bart, or it can be used for the demented ratling in Dwarftown.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is granted to PCs that win the championship of the arena in the CoC.

Greater Identify information[]

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The golden gladius is actually an uncursed golden gladius "Death's Sting" 
(+2, 2d5+2) [+3, +3] (+7 spd).
It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +3 and PV by +3.
When used in melee combat it grants a +2 bonus to hit and causes 
2d5+2 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a 
-4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of damage.

It modifies your speed by +7.