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Blood Runed Short Sword  

Skill: Piercing Atk Delay: 18
DMG: 9 Dmg Bonus: 28
Backstab DMG: 9
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Lifespike (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 5.0 Size: TINY
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:Piercing
Submitted By:Ranthor Stoneshaper
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Updated By:Cokkie
Updated:Sat Sep 9th, 2017
Scars of Velious Item

Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 50

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Velketor's Labyrinth

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Uploaded September 8th, 2017 by Nniki
Updated September 9th, 2017
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i own one and it owns
# Mar 08 2002 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
i am 53 barbarian warrior, only about 125 sta, 5 weight doesn't matter at all, mine dosem't move at all ... i don't use it for proc, the proc sucks ... but 9 / 18 .. and i got it for free , how can you say no ? plus you gotta be atleast 51 + to loot one, failed experiments is lvl 58and kicked my groups ***, but we took him the second time, i won roll, it was cool .
Failed Experiment
# Sep 02 2001 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Failed Experiment dropped this twice. No idea what his rare is if he has one.

Savaric Crimsonblade
55 Myrmidon
Norrath Guardians of Honor
RE: Failed Experiment
# Sep 10 2001 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
229 posts
CAn you possibly tell us what it took to take down the failed experiment?
Ishwar - level 93 Barbarian Rogue - GM smith - AB Server
Anyone know?
# Jun 05 2001 at 8:00 AM Rating: Default
What drops this?
# May 19 2001 at 11:34 AM Rating: Default
Well, it'd be nice to use for the ratio anyway.

Nasbin 50 rogue Bertoxx
RE: Ratio
# Oct 04 2001 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
48 posts
aye. nice dly/wt ratio with a very useful proc. Guess that's why it's bard usable
#Anonymous, Posted: May 02 2001 at 5:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This kewl. I want this. This or Shadow Rager. ANyone know what this look like? I bet it looks fuggin betta~ than RB <sigh> why do we rogues get the ugliest looking epic out of all ; /
RE: Re
# Jun 18 2001 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
looks like a fs short sword
Haradgrim Moonstorm
<Exiled Rage>
The Sleeper

-Haradgrim Moonstorm (Retired)
<Elitists And Vagrants>
Tribunal server
RE: Re
# May 24 2001 at 5:09 PM Rating: Default
1 post
Because you rogues also get the easiest epic quest *grin*

RE: Re
# Jan 02 2002 at 5:09 AM Rating: Default
196 posts
Not Bad
# Apr 30 2001 at 2:42 PM Rating: Default
I got one last night in Velk's and so far I like it. I use it as my primary and a Lam as my secondary. I have noticed no significant change in my stamina dropping and the thing is fast as ****. The only problem is a warriors pierce skill caps lower than his 1hs skill, but not by a huge amount. Its a worthwhile weapon until I cane get into Sleepers Tomb or VP and get some truely uber weapons.

Callabran Steelshark
56 Warrior
Seventh Ward
Drinal Server

P.S. The thing procs about 4 to 6 times a fight with a dex of 122. No big help but sure does not hurt.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 21 2001 at 9:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) its a teink weapon for sure. the weaight is not a big factor for the lower battels. Nornally there is not that much clearing of high hp mobs and 11 lifetap would make a nce little add to the hp of a lvl20 or below
RE: Twink weapon
# Jan 02 2002 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
196 posts
If you can sneak a level 20 or below character into Velks Lab to loot this no drop item I'd happily give you looting rights for it :)
# Jan 28 2001 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Strange name for the weapon. Short sword would imply slashing... oh well, no matter what the skill it is a good weapon whenever I can find one =)
RE: Strange
# Apr 17 2002 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Uhm actually shortswords in real life and in most roleplaying games (AD&D as an example) is used to pierce with.
RE: Strange
# Jul 17 2002 at 5:38 PM Rating: Default
2 posts

Edited, Wed Jul 17 18:27:54 2002
# Dec 24 2000 at 9:18 PM Rating: Default
5 weight? Holy wah thats crazy! I have 2 lammies and they hardly weigh anything and my stam still drops pretty quickly! 5 weight and 18 delay equals not cool
RE: umm
# Dec 27 2000 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
158 posts
This would be perfect with the shaman spell acumen...I'd much rather have two blood points =)

# Dec 21 2000 at 3:04 AM Rating: Default
whats that proc do? it sounds kewl, but knowing verant, since this weapon has uber stats the proc probly isnt much.
RE: proc?
# Dec 21 2000 at 7:42 AM Rating: Default
The proc is an 11 dmg lifetap.
RE: proc?
# Dec 21 2000 at 3:42 AM Rating: Excellent
308 posts
Lifespike is the level 4 necromancer lifetap. Shadow Knights also get this lifetap spell at level 15, although it has an increased mana cost due to the hybrid casting penalty. At maximum efficiency, it costs 18 mana and yields 11 point lifetap. Even though this lifetap is very small, in the hands of a Shadow Knight using Vampiric Embrace it would largely increase the amount of health stolen. In the hands of any other melee character, a lifetap proc is still a pretty good thing: lower target's health, increase your own health.

As an added bonus, this weapon has a pretty low delay, so you can swing it faster in a given timeframe, which increases the opportunities for the weapon to proc. Also, this proc is a lifetap, and the lifetap line of spells work on a very different resistance table, so this proc will seldom be resisted.
RE: proc?
# Dec 21 2000 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
397 posts
I'm sorry but an 11 dmg lifetap on something that weighs 5 kinda and swings every 18 isnt that great.

I have an iksar monk using a trance stick (iksars have very high dex) and he maybe procs 2-4 times on a blue mob in a fight. This means a warrior would get back like 80hps in a fight if he had high dexterity. In my opinion it's not worth having such a heavy weapon with such a low delay that would cause your stamina to drop this much. If I were a melee class I would stick to lighter weapons if you are going to use some that are very fast. Still it's not too bad, just not great. I would use this if you cannot get an appropriate weapon and this thing drops when you raid to velk.
Tallonzek 60 hunter/Bovinator 60 warrior/Hellpoint 60 rogue/Detriment 60 hunter
RE: proc?
# Mar 30 2001 at 7:55 AM Rating: Default
5.0 isn't so bad, when I used an Iksar Beserker Club in my offhand the sta didn't drop so bad and it was 8.1...and that guy who said his sta dropped pretty quick with lammys musta had pretty low sta cuz mine doesn't more than a yellow bub even after those long multiple mob battles with da lammy and a sword with a 2.1 weight on it, it's not a weapon that I'd actively seek out only to get it but if I got it I probably wouldn't try to hard to upgrade it...any extra hps coming in are good hps, who knows might even look bad ****
RE: proc?
# Jan 04 2001 at 11:09 AM Rating: Default
My warrior has 88 dex, and I still get 2-6 procs in EVERY fight with a blue or higher. The longer the fight the more procs, just dropped Tse in the frozen tower, she resisted 7 procs. To a warrior with 140+ str(which most of us do)that 5 weight is nothing, so what if our sta drops like a rock, so we slow down...oh wait,look at the speed delay...well gosh it evens out,wow! There are far better weapons, if you don't want it don't get it. If you do have it, sell it to a newbie or a ebay'er for 12k. I'm done with my rant, sorry for stepping on anyone's toes.
RE: proc?
# Jan 15 2001 at 4:07 AM Rating: Default
It's no drop guy, you can't sell it. Although why would you want to? I can get a good 8 - 12 proc's with 140dex. get me a lute of the howler, or have an enchanter cast illusion werewolf on me, and i'll have life tap along with lifespike going on. also with 200dex, i'll be procin like mad.
RE: proc?
# Dec 21 2000 at 6:23 AM Rating: Default
14 posts
my bad didnt see no drop
Kaldren Silverbow
56 Wood Elf Ranger

Trunch N'Munch
50 Gnome Necromancer
#Kaldren, Posted: Dec 21 2000 at 6:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ok how much would this cost i want one so bad
RE: proc?
# Dec 26 2000 at 4:22 AM Rating: Default
Well if you had an enchanter in your group with Augmentation available your stamina would never drop making this weapon better than a Lammy in those circumstances.
RE: proc?
# Jan 17 2001 at 8:15 AM Rating: Default
Naw I'll take the miniscule extra damage from the + STR over the miniscule healing this is gonna do. And for the guy above who asked about price, it's no-drop.

We just did it tonight, 10 people levels 48-55, pretty kick-tail place to hunt IMO.
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