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Crystalline Short Sword  

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Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 24
DMG: 12 Dmg Bonus: 33
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +4 CHA: +6 INT: +6 AGI: +4
WT: 4.5 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Crystalline Sword
Item Type:1H Slashing
Merchant Value:30 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-14 17:45:26
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Average Price: 349pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 53

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This item is found on creatures.

Old Sebilis
NPC Name
a necrosis scarab

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Old Sebilis
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crystalline short sword
# May 26 2008 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
4,580 posts
dropped for me the other day in Old Sebilis of a necrosis scarab.

Guild hall tribute offered 480.

Guild hall merchant offerered 28p.

This was a desirable item back in the day (just read the older posts here and under the necrosis scarab).
duel wield
# May 12 2003 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
i duel wield this with my spined dragon claws which were given to me by a friend and i was lucky enough to talk to someone that just gave me this short sword
# Mar 24 2003 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Not many bards look for weapons to do damage. Most look for stats for some odd reason. Mostly str and the like, though I am a largely Solo and Charisma bard.

I currently wield a CSS in my main hand and a Symphonic Saber in the offhand. The damage is amazing, but thats because I've got a FRSS on my waist, and if Im tanking or backup melee, I sing both my Whistle and my Anthem. But, any bard wishing to dual wield swords for a long time better have their Jig ready for Stamina boosts!
# Feb 20 2003 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
I got this while i was in the TR of CB. Some 33 ranger came in, asking if he could have any ribcages we find. we let him have what we had, and he healed some of us and left. a few seconds l8er, he sent me a tell that tole me he could give this to me, since i was a fellow ranger. He came back in, and gave it to me, and it beat the sword i was using by a little, but now ill have a good dual weild, combining with my Velium Short Blade at my next lvl. this is a very great sword for my lvl, and i (obviously) got a good deal on it. just my 2cents.
# Aug 30 2002 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
i use this in offhand with frosty in main very nice combo however. i fight with a ranger using lammy/ velium warsword combo along with a shamans haste i have all combos of weapons. a funny thing happen in weapons testing lol. a stone bladed axe in my main and frosty secondary is the only and i have tryed many combos only combination that i keep absolute taunt no questions asked. dunno what it is but any other combo the lammy/ velium will pull mobs. this in heavy zones velks/ acrylia caverns. any other warriors try this combo? ( i know i know the speed thing but i like damage while keeping taunt).
RE: taunt
# Dec 12 2002 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
Wow, the price on this baby has really come down I only paid 220 for this in HHK the other day. Great stat bonuses for my low level and good dmg/dly as well.

I am currently using Elder wolf jawbone and the CSS in offhand. These are a good combo for a low 20s like me i will probably use these till my low/mid 30s. I have a Ykesha sword, cant remember if it is the SS or the 1hP?. I cant wait to use at 35!

CSS ...Great Off Hand Weapon =) .
# Jun 05 2002 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
Just Picked Up my CSS on the Veeshan Server for 800pp and love it..its a Great Combo with the Centi LS or a Sionachies. Average Damage is around 40hp with some hits as high as 69. Plus its added stats make a good balance when not using your Symphonic Saber. Seems not to Aggro any more than other weapons I have.

Lyricz Vir'Selos .... Veeshan Server Lvl. 52 Bard.
which one?
# May 29 2002 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
which would be better in my off hand for now this, which i am currently weilding, or a vennomous axe?
thanks for any help
RE: which one?
# Oct 23 2002 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
Personally i would use the crytalline SS if you need stat mods and some average damage. If your looking for some big damage i suggest u take the venomous axe and get some dex items and get that thing proccing.

Just a thought '=/
Which is better?
# May 10 2002 at 4:52 AM Rating: Default
I got this
# Apr 20 2002 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
I got this from a high level guild mate who was very bored at his level and decided to just go kill things. He got this and gave it to me, WHOOT! This is awesome and i wont get rid of it until i get my epic. I have the Centi SS in my off hand that i got for only 200pp from someone who had a Centi LS, and a wurmslayer, WHOOT!
# Mar 15 2002 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
I just traded a spider fur collar for one of these. I think I got the better end of the deal. So far as I know the price on Saryn server is actualy 2k tops ... Ive got this on my lvl 10 bard and its great I cant believe i got this weapon so cheep. I definatly say grab one if you can. lvl 50 Sk saryn server
RE: price
# Mar 24 2002 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
557 posts
Yeah you got a great deal. Spider Fur collar, cloak, and belt goes for 500pp tops on Prexus. While CSS still goes for around 1500pp, so good job on the trade :)
Boy have prices gone down
# Mar 09 2002 at 7:54 AM Rating: Default
I just bought this for 600pp and a yak boy did i get lucky or is everything not what its worth anymore. I think Verant screwed up when they flooded the market with centi stuff. Anyway is it a good deal or what?
Skyfire and CSS
# Jan 23 2002 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
Is wielding a skyfire and css good? skyfire in main(only) and the css in offhand? this is asking for a 32 Ranger
blah blah blah
# Jan 17 2002 at 6:03 PM Rating: Default
i did have a lammy in both hands yet that got retarded so got a centi longsword for offhand which i will keep there but kinda want one of these to jack with in offhand heh theya re like 4k on zeb i think
# Jan 09 2002 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
You know, i do believe in NBG most of the time. Or at least when you win something you dont roll again until every1 gets something, or u can trade up ur item or whatever. But, especially in sebillis, when im an enchanter, and crowd controlling 20 mobs at once, and a CSS or Lammy drop, ur damn straight im rolling on it. How much caster stuff drops in Seb? its not always fair to let the rogue/warrior etc only roll on these items. I will be quick to drop the group if that happens. I dont come to seb Just for experience, i need some PP too.
# Jan 27 2002 at 4:14 AM Rating: Decent
/em agrees with Entreri

I am a 50 Enchanter and just spent 4 hours with my hair on fire playing mezz/haste/slow/tash/crack dance at the NG camp in OS. I rolled on it, and I won. I got some Nitilins pages, but no other caster stuff drops there, so we should always roll on the good junk, IMHO.

If the CSS had been better than what one of our tanks was Same as spells, if I already have it, lets all roll so someone can sell it. NBG and fair play should cut both ways.
# Jan 11 2002 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent

# Jan 11 2003 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
Excellent point Entreri!!!
# Dec 01 2001 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
yes 53 warrior dump the WURMY, i just did myself, i have a GJBS/CSS combo now, for you the speed will help you keep taunt....for me i just like to hit fast

#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 23 2001 at 12:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) bought 2 of these babies on tholuxe paells for 12k each really nice price.. currently dual wielding them with my erudite wizard really nice weapons.. got 210 in 1hs now at lvl 15 and i can hit for up to 150 points of damage so far (crippling blow)..really love nice weapons .. thinking of moving them to my 50 rogue but he really sucks so i thinking of let me wizzy use them for a while
RE: wow
# Nov 26 2001 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
Even though it is obviously a prank/humour post, it serves no purpose here. This site is for information, and this one has no use....rated as such.
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 25 2001 at 8:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this stupid *** post wouldnt be so annoying if I was actually able to rate it down to get rid of it . . if anyone else can . . please do
picked this up yesterday on Bertox
# Nov 04 2001 at 3:07 PM Rating: Default
I bought this weapon on Bertox yesterday in EC, I paid 7k for it - it is a very nice weapon. Have seen it auctioned for as much as 10k, but dont know if they were sold. Now my bard duels, css and a symphonic saber - with a sinoche's partisan as a back up piercer. For a lvl 27, not bad weapons. hehe :op Now to get a FBSS, and the twinking will be complete. Any suggestions on a bard belt, I have been told a FBSS is not the best belt for a bard? Any advice would be appreciated.

Empidocles, 27 bard of Bertox
Philibus Sophisticus, 49 wiz of Bertox
Zaneil Phiers, 32 rang of Bertox
# Oct 26 2001 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
I curently have a wurmy in my primary, and a lammy in my secondary. I am thinking of switching to a css in my secondary, and the lammy in my primary. Should I do it or not? Thanks for your input.
RE: Wurmy
# Oct 27 2001 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
You always want a low delay weapon in your primary hand to take advantage of main hand dmg bonus. CSS is an excellent 2nd hand weapon due to the nice ratio. Only thing a second lammy would improve is your taunt but prob not your dmg. You need lammy/CSS or lammy/lammy, destroy that wurmy lol...
RE: Wurmy
# Dec 26 2001 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
If the weapon in your primary is faster than the one in your secondary then you will only get a chance to dual wield every other attack. To get a chance to dual wield every attack the weapon in your primary needs to be slower than the one in your secondary.
RE: Wurmy
# Jul 14 2002 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
This old myth again? Primary and secondary are independant, you do not need to make a main hand attack to make an off hand attack, I have made double off hands without having made a main first. The only reason to use a faster weapon in off hand is to bring up that dual wield skill. For off hand you make a Dual wield check to see if you swing, then a 1hs/b/p check to see if you hit, with main hand you just make the 1hs/b/p check so it SEEMS like they are related but they are not, 2 diff skills, 2 diff attacks.
Dmg Ratio??
# Sep 21 2001 at 3:45 PM Rating: Default
This is strange... I currently weild a CSS in prime hand and a Journeymans walking stick in off hand... i came her to check the Dmg Ratios on these weapons and if this is right i should have the Jman walker in the prime hand!! if you look at the journeyman walking stick info it says 9/24 effect:Tashani (2.666dmg ratio) and this CSS is 12/24(2.0) WTF are they adding the 20MR debuff into the dmg ratio for journeyman walker?? /boggle

52 Champion Tunare
RE: Dmg Ratio??
# Sep 28 2001 at 3:35 AM Rating: Decent
Nope the 20MR is not counted in, they calculate on this site dly/dmg, so 24/12 is 2 and 24/9 is 2.666 and the lower the ratio the better.
What is better?
# Sep 06 2001 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
I currently have a CSS and a GJBS on my warrior.
Should I get 2 Lamentations or keep what I have?
I am still learning the warrior thing. = )
RE: What is better?
# Sep 06 2001 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
Get 2 lammys there better in the long run
RE: What is better?
# Jan 25 2002 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
While it is true that 2 lammys on warrior in the 50's, until the high 40s warriors still tend to do more damage than any other class in a normal group. So hold on to your weapons for fifteen to twenty lvls, then spend some time in GFay trying to trade them in.
RE: What is better?
# Sep 06 2001 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks for the advice.
I will see if I can sell both my weapons and get the Lammy's and maybe and FBSS... = )
For all you rogues out there
# Sep 05 2001 at 3:41 PM Rating: Excellent
I know a lot of tanks here are talking about the effectiveness, etc. of this weapon, but to add my 2cp, this is an amazing offhand choice for a rogue. I know many rogues using piercing only, but with high 1HS skill, I slash as often as I pierce, and for insane amounts of damage with this puppy. And having piercing plus 1HS skill makes you more versatile (when you die and are naked, helps to be able to effectively wield any lil weapon you pick up for a long corpse run..)
If you can afford it (about 8-10k on my server), I definitely recommend picking one of these guys up.
RE: For all you rogues out there
# May 30 2002 at 6:34 PM Rating: Excellent
I completely agree. I currently use this weapon as my second weapon and love it.

Not to mention, the INT bonus helps when you work those tradeskills.
Price is wrong
# Aug 27 2001 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
On Prexus this sword goes for 6-7k max whoever sold one for 12k either ripped someone off or knows something i dont...
RE: Price is wrong
# Dec 06 2001 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
Just bought it on Inny for 3400pp, yeah the prices are *really* down these days.

And I totally agree with the above poster, this weapon is a great offhander for rogues, especially 51+ when your damage cap is gone. Even unbuffed with only ~150str I slash for 50+ with that sword - and it slashes fast and often :-)
Gotta love it!

RE: Price is wrong
# Sep 06 2001 at 9:17 AM Rating: Default
92 posts
Well that's Prexus.

On 7th Hammer, this consistantly goes for 9-12k.
RE: Price is wrong
# Oct 26 2001 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
On The Rathe the css is currently going for about 5K on average
CSS > Lammy Bloodfire
# Aug 09 2001 at 7:23 PM Rating: Default
Lammy in the offhand is pointless because the delay is longer and does less damage, the CSS would be my choice, and use the BloodFire when you have Shammy buff :-)
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 06 2001 at 8:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) from what i understand lammy/lammy is better becuz with a 19 dly in prim hand and a 24 in off.
RE: CSS > Lammy Bloodfire
# Oct 12 2001 at 6:42 PM Rating: Excellent
Not true with the offhand recycle. They are completely on a serpate timer than your onhand weapon. Currently use a Jade Mace and CSS so I have a little bit of experience in this.

The animations do get a bit weird when using a very fast weapon (delay 18 on the mace) with a slower weapon (css). Usually only about 1 in 4 cycles will show a swing animation with my offhand. But when I loot at the Chat log with hits, its what I expect. Crush-Slash-Crush-Slash expect for when I fail a duel wield check on my offhand timer or when the mace's cycle laps the CSS's cycle.

Scath, the iksar warior.
# Jul 04 2001 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
i have no idea what anyone is talking about but i like the sword
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