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Shaded blade  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 12 Dmg Bonus: 26
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 8.0 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:6 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Updated By:Cylius & Laurana | Cazic-Thule
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Shadows of Luclin Item

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 54

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my fave wep, sniffles
# Dec 12 2005 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
first, after having played a BST with a ulak (that really common one that drops in MS or somewhere on da moon) and hating every moment, lol it wasnt fast enough for such a weak thing. so i got a SK and a shissir knight sword. did me well thru PC, v. fast, then i got given this baby, a shaded blade that looked UBER! it hit hard n fast, way better then my hunka junk BST.. lol couldnt even solo in PC with bst, btu with SK i flew thru, solo or not, with these two. now i cant wait to get a dual weilding class, with two of these! P.S: sadly, now i have a longblade of vitality.. i love it, but not as kewl lookin as shady blade :-P although, it is a kewl looking weapon (wonders if i got a nice arg, it would glow?)
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Also droped by "The Protector"
# May 29 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
This droped off of The protector in Akeva Ruins for me a couple of nights ago. Not the best sword, but not the worst either. Has kinda cool graphic as well, solid center part with a black translucent (SP?) outer part.
Ozadzen Shadowsoul (59 Necro)
Knights of the Green Mist
Oldest Guild on Vazalle (soon to be Maylin)
# Nov 25 2003 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
2 posts
Ive been tryin to replace this fer a while can i plz have some suggestions

Drudarch Silverwake 40th Season Ranger
<Northstar Legion>
# Nov 25 2003 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
2 posts
Ive been tryin to replace this fer a while can i plz have some suggestions

Drudarch Silverwake 40th Season Ranger
<Northstar Legion>
bazaar rules!!
# Nov 20 2003 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
i got mine at the bazaar for onley 150pp on the druzzil ro server :)
#singdarra, Posted: Aug 31 2003 at 10:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Get Jeldorin :P although i had this til bout level 15 on my twink pally its not bad.
RE: neither
# Sep 13 2003 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
144 posts
your comparing a 20kpp sword with a 200pp one... um yeah I would say the Jeld is better but your comparing apples and oranges

Edited, Sat Sep 13 21:14:06 2003
which is better
# Jun 21 2003 at 10:21 PM Rating: Default
309 posts
which is better for pallies this or ghoulbane?
#Kalagulus, Posted: Sep 13 2002 at 10:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Xiu Vix in ME drop this bad boy I just got it the other days, but with my Darkblood sword 42/49 +38 15str 5sta 5wis 5int and my Jeldorin 19/24 + 11 (180hp proc heal) I dont really use it hehe :)
#Johnyneverdies, Posted: Dec 02 2002 at 10:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Shut up big bad man now aren't how nice you have some good gear.... but this was not listed infact everything you said was totally useless my god STFU I have friends that make your gear look like #$%^.
Magical item
# Sep 01 2002 at 6:04 PM Rating: Excellent
97 posts
Yes that is correct, this item is now magical.
Stats wrong
# Aug 24 2002 at 11:52 PM Rating: Default
25 posts
This is a magic item. Im using it till I get a centi LS, other than that the stats are right.
Kiladar Truwarp
Hunter of 65 Seasons
Guild Leader of Fires of Time
Rodcet Nife
My sword
# Jul 29 2002 at 10:21 AM Rating: Default
54 posts
I love this little sword of mine, magic or not at lvl 33 and rising there aren't many mobs that need to be hit with a magic weapon, and the ones that do, I've got my Jasarth Trident to dual with my primary fungus encrused hammer, I really think this is a great mid level weapon, though it KILLS my svfire, being a troll I only have 5 naturally, and I only have 4 now because my thunder etched pauldrons add 4, and if I do get that PSC I've had my eye on I'll be down to 1 svfire, it looks like I won't be the MT on any naggy raids anytime in the future. Anyways, this is a great mid level weapon, just make sure you have a backup, or you might be caught in a bad spot with this. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

Edited, Mon Jul 29 11:08:38 2002
Iksar monk of Luclin
RE: My sword
# Aug 19 2002 at 9:37 PM Rating: Default
40 posts
Ok...Friend gave me this sword for a dorf warrior alt..I checked and double checked it...mine says Magic Item, Lore item. Think either there are 2 swords with same stats and ratio with same name or..they changed it in a patch..check your swords again. Mine does say Magic Item.
RE: My sword
# Oct 12 2002 at 1:11 PM Rating: Default
54 posts
Yes, it is magic now, I wrote that post before the patch changed it. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

Edited, Sat Oct 12 13:54:26 2002
Iksar monk of Luclin
Be warned....
# Jun 30 2002 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
28 posts
I thought to myself, how lucky I was to find one of these at the venders in SH, for only 30 plat. My 55 Shadow Knight was very happy untill he tryed useing it against some undead snake guys inthe the Grey and even afew Sarnarks in Chardok only to get the message that the mobs couldn't be hit with it, also imune to the blade were the darned green stone grabbers in echo.

This would be a much more useful weapon if it was magic. ( I'll have to look more closely next time before I buy, although 30 plat is'nt much )
WoW - Duskwood Server

Madscientist - 60 Undead Warlock
Monsterbaby - The Docs Creation - 25 Undead Warrior
#Juggalo, Posted: Jun 12 2002 at 6:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Cheap lil dueling weapon perhaps?
# Jun 12 2002 at 5:53 PM Rating: Excellent
97 posts
I have one of these, what could it sell for at cheapest and highest?
# May 05 2002 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
10 posts
I jus picked up a Centi short sword and a Shaded Blade for my ranger and im wondering which should go in primary and which should go in secondary?Any suggestions????
RE: which?
# May 23 2002 at 12:42 AM Rating: Default
3 posts
I have a bard and have same weapons, I use Shaded in primary and CSS in off hand.. Shaded is better delay.. Only thing bad about shaded is it's not magical.. I carry another sword just in case..
#archan, Posted: May 01 2002 at 5:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Got this today and i am thrilled to finaly get a weapon that looks good. Lots of complaints about the heavy wt and how it hurts sta. Last I checked sta only counts when swimming or jumping. Thats why i don't have any food or water...ever. No pt in paying 4k for a lammy when you can get this thing dirt cheap.
RE: sword
# Jun 12 2002 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
92 posts
food and water isnt just for sta... /shrug
RE: sword
# May 21 2002 at 6:46 PM Rating: Default
103 posts
FYI, If you have under 100STA total, when you yellow bar gets low, you lose AGI and DEX, plus your swing times get slower (hence being tired).

Wolveran Shadowbane
Ranger of the 53rd
Venetus - 60 Troll Priest
Wulverous - 60 Orc Hunter
Templar - 45 Tauren Druid
Ravenor - 36 Undead Rogue
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One more thing...
# Apr 11 2002 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
Another thing, for any bards who are looking to get something like this...this is not a magical weapon (which I really do think it should be, as the rest of the Shaded equipment is all classified as MAGIC), but you can make it magical by singing your new lvl 9 Luclin song "Magical Monologue". This song grants any weapon the ability to hit magical creatures (therefore, this blade now becomes magic when singing this song). Unfortunately, you'll have to sacrifice one of your usual songs sung during combat to twist this in.

Just a workaround for bards who are looking to make this sword worthwhile. (I'm currently having to sing Anthem de Arms, Jaxon's Jig o Vigor, and Magical Monologue to make this sword work when fighting a ghoul or any other magical creature...or I just crush it to oblivion with my Di'zok Wristsnapper..*grin*).

Currently level 20 and still don't see a dmg bonus on this weapon, anyone know if a dmg bonus actually exists on it?
[65 Storm Warden] Elder Petros Daroc <Fate`s Forge>
[54 Minstrel] Ethanos Chanson <Fate`s Forge>
[40 Monk] Sicklee Lookin <Fate`s Forge>
E`Ci Server
RE: One more thing...
# Apr 21 2002 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
3,705 posts
Damage bonus is level dependent. Once my warrior dinged 28, all his 1h weapons got a bonus of 1. The 2h weapons have delay based bonuses as well. My Argent Defender 33/49 has a bonus of 7, at lvl 28.
Xaanru's stuff
# Apr 07 2002 at 8:34 PM Rating: Default
OK, I managed to buy one of these for my bard from Shady in EC for a whopping 6pp and change (wound up being near 7pp). I was looking for a centi LS or a centi SS from a PC and just happened to wander by Shady to see what he had. Well, before knowing exactly the worth on this thing, I bought it just because it had a good dmg/delay to it. I was surprised to see that with all the stats on it, it wasn't a MAGIC item. However, I still love the blade and the only problem I've been encountering is its weight. It weighs 8.0 so my stamina plummets when I use it. If it weren't for Jig o Vigor, I'd be useless after about 2 minutes.

One more thing, on my blade, it doesn't mention a Dmg Bonus. Does this appear after a certain level? My bard is only level 17. So just wondering since the pic on here states that there is a dmg bonus.

One more thing. I also managed to buy a set of Braided Ivy Cords for a bit under 6pp from Shady. I don't need the cords, having a set of my own, but I bought them anyway to give to a friend.

So if you're in EC and looking for a steal (which it probably is anyway in the first place), make sure you stop by Shady and see what he's got before anyone does.
[65 Storm Warden] Elder Petros Daroc <Fate`s Forge>
[54 Minstrel] Ethanos Chanson <Fate`s Forge>
[40 Monk] Sicklee Lookin <Fate`s Forge>
E`Ci Server
# Apr 04 2002 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
39 posts
looks rather like this is another 'our database programmers work 24/7, don't expect them to flag every item properly' thing.
Like the crusty shell shield that was flagged 'magical' after it was out for years - like Moktor and Raldukan Armor that used to be ranger usable etc. etc.
I hope big V start doing their homework soon and clean up their database mess. All other shaded stuff is 'magic, lore', so should this.

Hope they fix it in one of the following patches, so i can use it as raid-resist-gear with the Sarnak Battle Shield (who cares how much damage output I lose .. it's less than spending 3/4 of the raid at my bind point because I died in the first AoE wave ;oP )
58 Knight
52 Illusionist
Shaded Blade
# Mar 30 2002 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
5 posts
My girl's 15 ranger got it off some guy in Kelethin and i wanted to know who the heck drops it! Sure its heavy and sure it's not magic but at 15 shes hittin for 25 (give or take) definitley her fave wep...
pretty good
# Mar 30 2002 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
this is cheep looks bad @$$ and is a good offhand if ur not goin to fully twink out also if try to hunt for it, its not that hard to get the only prob is winning the roll=).

Edited, Sat Mar 30 22:57:21 2002
Johnylivealot lvl 51 War Test Server
# Mar 09 2002 at 6:04 PM Rating: Default
31 posts
Anyone know what it costs on Torv as of 3/9/02? :)
RE: Price
# Mar 26 2002 at 2:23 PM Rating: Default
49 posts
Seeing them go on Torv for 600-1k. 800pp seems the most common price. Blamed good sword for 800pp.
Previously Mad Chanter of Torv
Now Grumpy Rogue of Windrunner
my gal
# Mar 01 2002 at 6:35 AM Rating: Default
I bought one for my ranger gal ... her name is Shaded ;)
The Husband and Wife team

Sakulapsidy Dragonborne
Paladin of the 85th
Whyz Arze
Druid of the 85th season

Nice Weapon
# Feb 25 2002 at 5:51 AM Rating: Default
34 posts

Edited, Mon Feb 25 05:54:02 2002
# Feb 19 2002 at 5:25 AM Rating: Default
11 posts
pet wpn
Drop info
# Feb 16 2002 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Shaded items are droping (quite frequently) from the xi thall/vius/xaui.
Rarity info for 3 days
3 shaded blades
2 shaded staffs
1 shaded dager
1 shaded shield
Also droping spells, medalions one 12ac svall 5 svm 15 another lower end one 5svall other stats escape me atm, belt for melee clases only nice str/ac. Quite alot of drops from these mobs, watch out fer drop nerfing once farmers learn about =/ Hope info helps some.

Thorisdoon 52vicar (new home maidens eye! till i get the ac 20 earing ;) )
58 Cleric Saryrn
54 Warior Saryrn
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I Think It's Kool
# Jan 30 2002 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
189 posts
I think this sword looks and i'm sure that a dmg:12 bonus dmg:10 is awesome man! it looks kool too, anyone know a price?
20th season ranger
Tazain Blackmontain
Shaded Blade
# Jan 27 2002 at 4:28 AM Rating: Default
3 posts
BEWARE: Ghouls love this sword...hehe It is nice over all..but ghouls are fairly common. Nothin like divin' into a couple of blues and finding out you brought a knife to a gunfight. (It does look groovy, though...)
Klindil Krom
Knight Paladin of Marr
Better than most people think...
# Jan 17 2002 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
People are bashing this weapon because it isn't magic, and because it's heavy. Personally, I think it's the best weapon in my inventory.

As far as the non-magic goes... how many exp mobs from level 1 to level 45 actually require magic weapons to hit? Not many. If you do the cliche levelling route (EC, Oasis, LOIO/HK, OT, DL), you won't need a magic weapon at all. At level 42, I'm slaughtering drolvargs and drachnids in the Dreadlands, and this weapon works just fine on them. Eventually, I'll need to swap it out for something magical (for Planes and the like), but for now it's great.

And for the weight... yes, it is heavy. But any self-respecting warrior (or even a hybrid) should have their stamina above 100. And when your stamina is above 100, you don't need to worry about that yellow bar at all. Even if your stamina is low, there are ways to avoid suffering from the weight of this - sit down between fights, or get a stamina boost from your group's bard/buffer/whoever.

I paid 500pp for this weapon, and I certainly don't regret it. The delay is fairly low - I never have trouble keeping aggro when I'm main tank. The damage is wonderful, although that's a secondary consideration. And the resists are great for duelling annoying wizards. Overall, it's a good weapon, and certainly worth several hundred platinum.

Thorokin Warweaver
Halfling Warlord
<Order of Antondwer>
RE: *NOT* Better than most people think...
# Feb 21 2002 at 3:23 PM Rating: Default
Well for a Warrior maybe it's not a problem, especially Ogres and Trolls, but for a non to lightly twinked Elf Warrior, or Bard/Ranger/Rogue it's pretty tough to get over 100 STA w/o sacrificing AC. My DE Rogue has stamina problems in prolonged fights while using Spinechill Spear/Centi SS combo, neither of which is as heavy as this sword.

Shaded Blade goes for around same price as Centi SS, and the Centi is MAGIC, has +STR/STA, and weighs less. No question in my mind Centi SS is the way to go, and they're common enough that you can buy one in a couple hours at the most.
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no magic sucks big time
# Jan 15 2002 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
actualy this weapon has good resists and good dmg ratio BUT it's not a magic weap, wich means if you try to hit creatures needing a magic blade you will find out realy quick it sucks big time and you can't even wound the mob...

this means 2 things : if you're soloing you're dead, and if you're grouped you'll be a laughable useless braindead piece of meat

Edited, Tue Jan 15 09:20:11 2002
RE: no magic sucks big time
# Jan 26 2002 at 7:14 PM Rating: Default
25 posts
I can think of 2 things that need magical off the top of my head, barring high-levels where 12 24 is dumb anyway. Willow-wisps and L Guk. Both easily avoidable.

I want this blade because 1) it looks SWEET ! 2) Great ratio 3) Nice resists, except fire. oh well and 4) because of people like this, it goes cheap.

You want 500pp for a 12 24 ? Yes plz !
#Jaranth, Posted: Jan 07 2002 at 10:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just helped a lvl 60 track something in Eastern Wastes and this is what he gave me for helping!!
# Jan 03 2002 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
26 posts
Got one of these in Akheva last night offa the robed critters
Horaxe Tryte, Barbarian Oracle <Clan of Shadows>
Tarrew Marr Server
# Dec 29 2001 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
Comin from a PVP server I must say that this weapon is awesome for PVP encounters for melees. The resists are a no brainer and the speed and dmg ratio is very very nice. No magic is needed when cuttin off yer fellow Norrathians head in PVP so have at it. Just figured I'd put my 2 cents in on uses in PVP combat.
Crom gave me steel, and with steel I will split your skull!!!!
Not too Bad
# Dec 18 2001 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Picked one up in EC last night for 2K on Erollisi Marr. Gave it to my 35 Paladin. he definately takes a Stamina hit, but the ratio is real good. Overall it's a decent weapon.

# Dec 18 2001 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
5 posts
too heavy even for my troll warrior, me thinks
RE: Weight
# Feb 10 2002 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
101 posts
I doubt it. As a Troll Warrior you cannot have Stamina under 100, so the weight of a weapon as far as combat is irrelevant to you. If you mean it's too heavy to carry around, invest in a weight-reducing bag. One thing a Troll Warrior should never, ever have to do is reject an item because of it's weight.
# Dec 18 2001 at 1:03 AM Rating: Default
lovely, but not magic so beware what you use it on. hehe i carry a reaver (40dmg 40dly 2hs) and hae to carry a 30/40 backup.
Shred The Soulless
58 Revanant of Paineel
Druzzil Ro
#Surak, Eater of Souls, Posted: Dec 17 2001 at 11:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Twink me! twink me! heheheh
twink it
# Dec 17 2001 at 8:53 PM Rating: Default
21 posts
Twink item )
# Dec 17 2001 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
7 posts
pretty decent sword, I should get me one of these. mmm... mmm... good. =)
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