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War Marshall's Bladed Staff  

Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 28
DMG: 31 Dmg Bonus: 97
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
DEX: +9 STA: +9 AGI: +9 HP: +50 ENDUR: +35
Recommended level of 56.
WT: 4.5 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Lore:Jagged Bastardsword
Item Type:2H Slashing
Lucy Entry By:Riscaan
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-09-09 05:04:30
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Planes of Power Item

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 62

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Drunder, Fortress of Zek (Plane of Tactics)

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Evil Bunny
# Jul 27 2006 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
196 posts
Haha evil bunny.... I call you PIKACHU........
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LOL this is still a nice weapon.
# Oct 21 2005 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
97 posts
about how much would one of these cost? im thinking of getting one... also, does anyone think this is better than the reaver? i like the reavers dmg, but i have always been picky about delay... i would rather have a low dmg low delay weapon than i high dmg high delay weapon, better dps and also weapon skill goes up faster because of being able to hit for more
# Mar 29 2007 at 12:25 AM Rating: Decent
I rather wouuld look out for a Gorewood staff... this thing is crap
# Sep 10 2006 at 9:11 AM Rating: Default
It is a way betther thena reaver. it is 185 comparative dmg and reaver is under 170 if I am right. betther dm/delay on the blade then reaver and also 2hander with 28delay are stronger due to the way dmg is calculated in this game.

This one is even betther DPS thena Windblade even if its dmg/delay is weaker bcuz it is a 28 delay 2hander
# Jun 13 2005 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
im a level 40 paladin and i got this last level for me, it hits for 70, 75 max ... i wanna do some more damage and this doesnt seem like the right weapon but evry1 says that this is good though wut should i do?
RE: damage
# Jun 13 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Good
330 posts
Damage in this game is not as simple as seeing big numbers. It is about the total amount of damage you do in a given amount of time.

This weapon swings faster than many weapons that give bigger numbers per hit.

Comparing this weapon to something like a Reaver (40/40 ratio) this weapon will do more damage in a given amount of time but the reaver will give you large numbers per hit which look impressive but are actually not as good.

You are also level 40 which is significantly below the recommended level of this weapon. Because you are below that level the weapon will do less damage than it would in the hands of someone level 56 or above.

At level 40 I might actually recomend the Reaver over this weapon due to it not having a recommended level. You can get full damage from it once you get past the newbie damage cap at level 20.
# Apr 13 2005 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
Want to sell one of these on Drinal, please send me an email at with an offer Smiley: goat
Great training blade
# Oct 18 2004 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
Just bought this for 2k in Luclin's bazaar (two were for sale at the same price).

At level 32 it behaves as a 17/28 weapon, not fantastic, but it is great to pull out to train with. Though there is faster 2H out there, this one should last me a long time.
nice 2hs
# Aug 11 2004 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
The War Marshall's Bladed Staff is the best 2hs weapon i have ever been able to use but i wish they would not have put a recommended lvl thing on it.
# Jun 26 2004 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
Got the WMBS today and put it on my 47 Zerker. First kill I Beamed in glee hehe. Got it for 5K on Brell server and I aint ever puttin it down P.
what to buy
# Jun 08 2004 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, for background Ive got a 65 warrior and 51 shadowknight.
Once I got my warrior to 65 I went around buying and aquiring
tons of weapon combos. Nothing was more disapointing then the
windblade. I sold it two days after buying one. Still have my
warmarshal bladed staff as its the best 2h slash Ive got.
It also completely owns over every other 2hander I have
access too. Though for maintanking, dual 1-handers are still
always best for aggro management for a warrior, and for a
knight class the single best weapon thats decently easy to
get is the Two Tined Corpse Pitchfork, but wmb is a lot more
dps so its prolly more useful overall. I use copper hammer
of striking and bloodsworn sword, at the end of the day
these cheap weapons really hold massive aggro. If your a
knight class just go warmarshal, or get a 1:1 knight class
1 hander and a good shield.
RE: what to buy
# Jul 19 2004 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
346 posts
If you like the WMBS you'll love the Velium Gemmed Greatsword. Same delay, better DMG, Far better Stats and Two aug slots.
nice weap
# Apr 30 2004 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
this is a very nice weapon, currently 50 was a nice upgrade from my sword of the crypt creeper, seems better for me with low hit rate on slow heavy dmg dealers and i know that there are many players that suffer the same problem but this strikes and hits alot and as a pally, soloing, WMBS + SCHW + Valor of Marr = very nice DPS

Raijin Silverarm
Reiksguard Paladin of Nife
# Apr 05 2004 at 10:47 AM Rating: Excellent
346 posts
I would definatley recommend this weapon to a pally, for it's price it's the best bargain of all 2HS weapons.
The only time I change this sword is if MT in PoP, last thing you want is a fast weapon due to the amount of ripostes. Then I would opt for a slower heavy hitter i.e. the Windblade.
If not MT in PoP or if MT in LDoN then the WMBS is great. When hasted I get two hits off between stuns and with undead proc and Aug proc combined with the WMBS delay is far better too.
There are far better No Drop weapons out there, but at 57 I really wouldn't change this for any other till I myself can get a good No Drop.
I cannot comment for other melee classes but this is a great paladin weapon.
RE: Pally
# Apr 19 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
Great pally weapon, I have one on Tunare server with a 22 pally and one on EMarr with a 19 pally. At that level I only hit for around 12 or 13 on the weapon state, and the actual hits are around 20 to 25 depending on the character. Still, it is insanely fast when combined with a 21% or 24% haste item. Thinking about doing a few ldon adventures and slapping a warm green emerald into it for a chance at 50 fire damage. Since that is a level 30 for full process and the staff is a level 56 I believe, there should not be any negative impact on stats beyond what I'm already experiencing at my level, plus the weapon will have a chance at the effect damage as well.
Price question
# Mar 29 2004 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
Do you think I could pick up one of these for 1 or 2k on Maelyn Starpyre. Im not rich(seeing as my highest EVER char is 37) .
RE: Price question
# May 31 2004 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
Dunno really what your will get it for...
Got mine for 1,5k at 7th hammer, still the guy needed money, goes for about 3k otherwise i guess, good weapon and almost a shame they dropped in price =/
and i don't even have any need of it =)

***50 Cleric***
-- 7th hammer --
RE: Price question
# Apr 19 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
Prices are dropping. Bought mine for like 8-10k two months back on EM, can't remember the exact price. Recently have seen them as low as 5k. On FV server saw one in the baz for 3k. Not sure they will ever be 1-2k, but I think 5k is an extremely good deal on this weapon.
RE: Price question
# Apr 12 2004 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
dunno bout your server but i highly doubt that you could get one that cheap. Cheapest ive seen one go is 6k on Drinal. But good luck in your hunt
RE: Price question
# Mar 29 2004 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know about prices on your server, but I doubt very much that you could buy one so cheap. On E'Ci, these go for 8k-10k, since they are one of the best dps dropable 2hs weapons.

If you can find one that cheap, buy it FAST =P
Which One?
# Mar 24 2004 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
This or Narandi's Lance?
# Mar 12 2004 at 2:51 PM Rating: Default
why get this? I could see for the price yeah. I've seen consideable lower then winblade but if you're not a beserker i'd definitly go another route. as in a 1 hs that just about equals it. Cough longblade.. and you give up so many stats with a 2 hander. if you're going to get a 2 hander for damage then get something that will actually damage. just my 2 cp
RE: kthxbye
# Sep 15 2004 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
*cough* berserkers cant use 1hs dumbass *cough*
# Mar 10 2004 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
Which flags do you need to get into FoZ, would like to know so I can pick up the gold tipped boar war horn for my cloak of greater pernicity quest, and while I was there I was going to try to get myself a blood earring of rage for my monk and maybe see if I can pick one of these up for my ranger friend
Lol hes a noob he can use any help he can get, but if he looses it, omfg hes dead =P
# Mar 04 2004 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
One thing I see everyone here forgetting: Fastest 2h weapon in EQ? I beg to differ! There's a -much- faster 2hp (you said 2hand, not 2handslash). . This it's still the fastest 2h? Also, look at ratios ..

Damage: 31 Delay: 28
Ratio: 0.903 Godly
Damage Bonus: 35 (lvl 65)
Comparative Efficiency: 173

Damage: 26 Delay: 22
Ratio: 0.846 Godly
Damage Bonus: 14 (lvl 65)
Comparative Efficiency: 150

Now, the only problem with this: DMGB:14(65) Vs. DMGB:35(65)

# Mar 02 2004 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
what is better war marshall or windblade for a zerker.
RE: hmmm
# Mar 04 2004 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
Dependant on level, imo, since berserker don't need to worry about spells, go for the WMBS, plus the price difference.
RE: hmmm
# Mar 04 2004 at 7:32 PM Rating: Default

# Feb 26 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
Would this be good for a 53 pally with a maxed 2HS.
RE: Pally
# Feb 29 2004 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
This is probably the best droppable knight-usable 2HS, though the ratio on the new GoD smithed weapons (34/28 vs 31/28) makes them very attractive. But availability may be very limited for a while, and the WMBS is usually pretty inexpensive compared to similar weapons like the Windblade.

People prefer to see the big hit numbers, but in terms of overall DPS, the WMBS is very hard to beat among droppable 2-handed weapons.
# Feb 18 2004 at 7:14 AM Rating: Default
My Berserker is currently level 33. I started out using an Ornate Rune Blade. I used it up to about level 30, it's max slash damage was about 80. Then I switched to the Weighted Polearm from PoJ. It's max slash damage (with 2HS skill at 160) is 110. I'm switching to the WMBS in the next couple of levels.

I've played many a class in EQ up to level 65 and I have to say that the Berserker is one NASTY class! I'm currently killing anything that moves in CoM (AT LEVEL 33!!!). Everything cons Yellow and RED to me. The combat abilities of the Berserker with Axes ROCKS!!! I can stun and snare REDs all day long...

I love this class...

# Feb 15 2004 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
Any 1 know if a BERZERKER could use this?
# Feb 16 2004 at 8:56 AM Rating: Excellent
Yes this is bers usable and one of the best weapons so far for them

#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 26 2004 at 10:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) in my opinion this weapon is great but not something im gonna stick to. got bored of it because all my characters suk at 2hs and they only hittin 20s with it so i gave it to my friend and she made such a big fuss about it...... IMO not a weapon i would stick to for all of my eq playing....
RE: not the awsome weapon you think it is....
# Feb 17 2004 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Well, that's your problem that you don't have 2hs skill maxed. This have nothing to do with weapon. Like give me 200/10 2hB weapon and I'd say that it is bad just because my 2hB is 0? Come on...
RE: not the awsome weapon you think it is....
# Feb 15 2004 at 4:04 AM Rating: Default
It's delay is 28 for damage bonus and it has a great ratio and stats, it is an INSANE weapon for where you get it from even if it is the rare drop...

Liveye (lvl 65 Wizard)
Which one?
# Dec 29 2003 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
This or Narandi's Lance?
# Dec 16 2003 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
So if you had both, would you go with this or the windblade?

Edited, Tue Dec 16 09:34:44 2003
Great weapon!
# Dec 16 2003 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
For the price, this weapon is just sick. going for as low as 6k on Quellious while Windblade is pushing 50k. I just dont know why anyone would pay 40k more for a slow Windblade that parses the same.

Sir Sabercool
65 Paladin
RE: Great weapon!
# Jan 07 2004 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
I prefer the Windblade over the WMBS because of the following. BTW I have owned both. Windblade is slow enough that I can cast between swings and not have my dps effected too much, (useful when chain casting stun) fewer riposts, (plane mobs ripsost like crazy) and last but not least I like the eyecandy of a 300+ hit. lol...

Now If I am agro kiting with a druid or bard (they kite and I run behind the mob and whack it) the WMBS is better because while trying to hit a moving target you will miss more so the speed of the WMBS is more important.

Kireth Shadowbane
Knight of 59 Holy Crusades
Iron Empire (Officer)
RE: Great weapon!
# Feb 11 2004 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
Casting inbetween swings does nothing to effect DPS.. that is an outdated strategy from back when we used weapons with delays above 50. When you get to lvl 60 you get a reduction in spell casting times and you will have to change this strat anyway. Think about when you finally get to the planes and gets a SEWS theres no way your going to be casting inbetween swings with a SEWS..
Got one for my brother
# Dec 09 2003 at 2:31 AM Rating: Default
Saw one going for 12k in POK, talked the guy down to 11k, logged onto my brothers SK and grabbed it for him. Now he has a sweet 2HS and I got him a sceptre of lightning, and he already has a shard of night. So he is pretty much all set until he gets into his 60s I would say. Hehe I think we have done a good job of twinking out our 30s chars...
# Dec 07 2003 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
think if it was 1hand slash.......
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