|Justifier ( ( )|
|Item Type||Melee weapon|
Justifier is a one-handed sword that slays demons and undead. It also has special hidden properties that cause it to deal double damage when wielded by a Paladin, and half its expected damage output when wielded by other classes. This property made it unfair for Priests to receive it as a crowning gift, so starting in 1.2.0 they can no longer do so .
In its unidentified form, Justifier appears as a 60s long sword. It is thus distinguishable from regular long swords by its unusual weight.
Justifier is a truly excellent weapon in the rightful hands of a Paladin, and usually the best one-handed weapon they can get (definitely against demons and undead, anyway). For Priests prior to v 1.2.0, its damage potential was too mediocre to make a useful weapon. As of 1.2.0 any class can find it (e.g.) in a surge of power or as a precrowning gift; though similarly to Priests prior to 1.2.0, it is not very useful to all but Paladins.
Guaranteed/Common sources[edit source]
As of v. 1.2.0, it's a possible crowning gift only for Paladins. It can also be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness; generated in a surge of power or greater vault; or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).
Greater Identify information[edit source]
-------------------------------long sword -------------------------------- The long sword is actually a blessed holy avenger "Justifier" (+4, 3d5+10) [+6, +2]. It is an artifact. When wielded it modifies DV by +6 and PV by +2. When used in melee combat it grants a +4 bonus to hit and causes 3d5+10 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -6 bonus to hit and causes 3d5 points of damage. It is a demon slayer. It is an undead slayer.