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Blackened Alloy Bastard Sword  

Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 39
DMG: 24 Dmg Bonus: 116
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 2.5 Size: MEDIUM
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:2H Slashing
Light:Flameless Lantern
Merchant Value:6 pp 5 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Submitted By:Fundin
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:04:53
Page Updated:Fri Jun 2nd, 2017
Classic Item

Average Price: 25pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 33

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Weird loot on MOBS
# Sep 08 2001 at 6:43 PM Rating: Good
If you looted off of a Guard in Nektulos it is highly possible that some very Generous person who was not KOS to the Nek guards gave it to him. As long as you are not KOS you can give anything you want to MOB. The next person that kills the MOB will get the loot.
RE: Weird loot on MOBS
# Oct 17 2001 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
I've given weapons to NPC's that have conned ready to attack to me before. They were green and didn't attack me but you can still give it to them.
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 04 2001 at 10:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ..NOONE cares about you lame story that you are proud of ..its **** so shutup and keep it to yourself next time
bad crap
# Aug 28 2001 at 7:43 PM Rating: Default
the very first time i played this game,i was a dark elf shadow knight (i still play as that character)and i found this sword on one of the guards corpses in nektlos forest,i picked it up and it got me all the way up to lv15 in 2 weeks,by playing atleast 4 hours a day (in sections).but when i was at lv16,i wanted to perfect my skill in 1HS,and i put the blackened alloy ******* sword in a back pack to keep my inventory clean,but when the backpack was on my mouse pointer while i was arranging my inventory,the screen went black and said,"you have been disconnected",WHILE THE BAG WAS ON THE MOUSE POINTER! i logged back on and sure enough,the bag along with the awesome sword and all my loot disappeared,it wasn't on the ground or in the area at all.i even petitioned the GM's,and all they said, "was im sorry",and "we can't do anything for you".i never did get that sword back or anythin like it,heh heh,and to think i got it for free off of a guards corpse,lol.
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 02 2001 at 4:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i'm having a REALLY hard time believing you... this fell off of a guard in Nektulos? I highly highly highly doubt that. They only drop off of the moldmaster and some deffenders in Runnyeye... so.... yeah, if it really did drop for you then then consider yourself the luckiest little SK there ever was.
RE: bad crap
# Nov 16 2001 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
i looted a DRT of a pixie before. i give weapons and armor i dont feel like selling to mobs all the time as im sure other people do, as well.

u know know what yer gonna find till u loot it, kinda like a lottery
Mith 2hder
# Aug 28 2001 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
This a good Sword, the Mith 2hder with haste makes it what a 21/31 sure thats good but the lvl to get one is a bit high, and by the time you can group to get it you have better, where as this can be gotten by those that can use it. the main thing to keep in mind here is that not every one has a lvl 50+ char to go get items for there twinks. Remeber when the BIBS sold for 400 to 800p. And yes the mith goese for 800p on a good day any more, but the ice reaver goes for at least 1k on a bad day. a 30 dd is not all that great . not bad but how many people that are not twinks can aford that?
And the best part of all is that this can drop of 5 mobs in Runnyeye that have no set spawn piont, they can spawn any where on the bottom florr that a gob can spawn, so that the group of lvl 35's do not fight there way down to bottom to find a lvl 50+ camping it. now they both get a shot at it )
Have 2
# Aug 28 2001 at 9:20 AM Rating: Default
I have acquired two of these swords and would not trade them for the world. Lvl 21 warrior double attacks for 50+ each strike with critical blows sometimes 100+. Someone gave the sword to him at lvl 12 so flame all you want. Lvl 9 Ranger purchased the sword for 10pp from a kind seller in his beloved tree city. I don't know about bonus points past 40, not there yet, but at the lvls my char are at now this is a great weapon.
RE: Have 2
# Sep 12 2001 at 11:16 AM Rating: Default
Check this out
# Aug 24 2001 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
Drakkel Icereaver
Almost identical d/d ratio but with a nice little 30dd effect that goes of like crazy and procs beginning at 30. A little harder to get maybe, but not much. Oh yeah, and it's heavier, but thats what invigor is for :D
# Aug 20 2001 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
I was wondering if I traded my A Dark Reaver and some FP if that would be an even trade cause I don't like the delay on my ADR. Any info would be great!

Vildien Soulstealer on E'ci
22nd Dark Elf SK,

"All that is Good is weak, and all that is Evil is strong!"
nice weapon, and i don't mind farmers
# Aug 15 2001 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
183 posts
Some nice chanter gave me (lvl 7 dwarf warrior) this along with the BA longsword while I was brewing in FP, just minding my own business -- said she had a difficult time giving it away (she was asking around for newbies at the gate, but her friends were telling everyone not to trust her...)

Read alot of complaints about the higher levels farming this type of loot from Runnyeye, and this is a perfect example of why this activity benefits lower levels such as myself. People will pick up whatever looks nice and drag it back to the Freeport mall thinking they can get a good price. Problem is, everyone there is looking for lammys, fungi and whatnot that simply prices out anything lower -- can't even read the auctions they fly by so fast. So any middle range items get lost in the crowd. Furthermore, why bother with something that is only going to provide a small amount of money for these folks when thousands of plat are being traded by the minute. Look who's hanging out in north FP (on M. Marr server) and you see 70% lvl 50 and above, with a few newbies fighting the lag to drop-off their bat wings at the bank.

Being one of the few non-twinks in FP also helps (I couldn't even give away my fine steel weapons after receiving these). Long live the farmers (the generous ones, at least).

Great weapon -- easily worth a few hundred plat -- but you can obtain it for much, much less if you are patient and respectful (and in the right place at the right time).

RE: nice weapon, and i don't mind farmers
# Aug 16 2001 at 4:58 AM Rating: Default
yes.. it's great that higher lvls are flooding the EQ world with twinks.. I think it's great that I can go to NRO and fid some stuck up warrior dual weilding a lammy and wurmslayer... woo woo that's so great.
Ahem... I lied :) I think that's crap... twink your own chars.. that's understandable.. but i'd never twink too far.. it just ruins the fun of fighting for your equip. It's far better then camping the same spawn for days just to lvl... it gives realism and excitement to EQ. Damn twinks are starting to **** me off...
RE: nice weapon, and i don't mind farmers
# Aug 23 2001 at 9:53 PM Rating: Default
as a dwarf war i hate orge twinks they make me very mad. but i to ahve some twinks but i do not twink the way most peps twink orges. say i buy somting and i ahve like 20pp left that i do not need i use it to buy things for my twink nothing like uber stuff just easy to get stuff for around its lvl.
RE: nice weapon, and i don't mind farmers
# Aug 18 2001 at 7:57 AM Rating: Default
183 posts
I fully agree about the twink stuff... I turned down subsequent offers of weapons and armor saying I already had too much with these swords (and I don't even have a full set of patchwork yet). Having a weapon that can save your skin in a tight spot is one thing, being equipped beyond your level is another. I watch people 'powerlevel' beyond their skills, and they may measure such success by that one number, but I would be hesistant to group with them simply because they can't use what they have very well.

For that reason I don't even twink my own characters (don't really have a 'main' or 'alts'). Just go out there, fight, and maybe meet some nice folks along the way... and don't sweat the small stuff.
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 12 2001 at 5:02 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I got one of these bad boys for just about 175 pp.... plan on sellin it and makin me a large profit... hehe...
# Oct 11 2001 at 2:38 PM Rating: Default
I think not. If you're lucky, you'll be able to give it away.
# Jul 22 2001 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
I hit for 72 with this wep with my 31 Dwarf paladin with 131 str. I hit for 77 with Yaulp and Bards str song on giving me 162 str. That's the biggest number so far
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 22 2001 at 6:08 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) mesa lvl 21 troll and mesa buy dis in EC today on me way to a guild weddin.(luckies me) only 100pp mesa got it for. dats right mesa almost fell over toos) it da smallest weapon mesa ever hard but dang it hit so hard mesa dink mesa invinsible....which may mean mesa gonna die alots more in da future...
New Info
# Jul 17 2001 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
This Sword DOES drop on destroyers also, i got mine today from a pickclaw destroyer
Incredible Weapon
# Jul 16 2001 at 8:20 AM Rating: Excellent
I just got one of these in the re-vamped Runnyeye, and I want to try to explain something here. I notice a lot of people saying Mithril 2hs is better, and I would agree, Mithril is better because of the haste....and that is it. The haste makes a Mithril 2HS something like dmg 21 dly 31 to 35 or so. So, lets say it dmg 21 dly 31 for grins, which is the best I have seen proposed and do a quick calc dmg/dly = 0.677 ( I know this isn't the excepted method, but it still works for comparisons) The Black Alloy ******* Sword = 24/39 =0.615 Bigger number = better.

But let us continue the comparison. Many say there are a lot better 2hs weapon out there, and there may be, if you have 1000's and 10,000's of plat avalible. For me, a 40 ranger (highest character so non-twinked who is now practicing 2hs to use this), I have seen what passes for weapons before and after. Just looking at the Dmg/dly and comparing weapons, there are a TON of weapons lower dmg/dly than a BABS that drop off level 45+ MOBS. Over half the off of the alter planes.

The BABS is incredible for the level it takes to get it. A good group of mid to low level 30's (or maybe even high 20's) could go into Runnyeye and claim one of these. Jade reavers and other weapons all take a guild raid to get (almost) of 45+ level characters.

1. BABS drops off a lower level MOB, though rare.
2. Beats out a lot of harder to get weapons
3. Has +3 Poison sv (not a big deal)
4. Weight = 2.5 stones
5. Greater Light Source (somewhat usefull)

That last one is the most important one I think. It might as well be weightless, and can be swung all day by an almost encumbered warrior.

1K plat, is in my opinion, to low a price for one of these. I think more like 5K plat is like it. What it comes down too is "what would I pay to kill monsters faster and not loose stamina?"

So - take it as you will, but for a player moving through the ranks without twinking benifits, this is an awsome 2hs


# Jul 09 2001 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
127 posts
I got this sword maybe 3 days after they re-did RE, off of the Battlemaster, although I've heard of it dropping off of Destroyers while I was in-zone as well. I use this as a lvl 40 Ranger, and I am more than happy with it. In addition to the fact that this was something I was able to get myself, solo, without the assistance of a group, or without sitting in EC-Bay endlessly, it blows the pants off my previous 2hs (As well as having a Weight that my little Wood Elf muscles can handle, it weighs less than my SSoY, I think). I'll agree that the look could be better, although my Dragonhorn Ykesha looks the same (in Inventory and on my char), but looks aren't as important to me as performance, and I can see the appearance of this blade being of benefit on a PvP server. I expect the price of these to drop, I've seen them for 400-600 on Emarr, and I'm guessing they'll drop a bit lower. The fact that its Lore means that if you hung around RE long enough, I spose you could get one for cheap, off of someone who already had one.
Mystery 2HS 40+delay damage bonus
# Jul 05 2001 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
As a non-twinked 30th level Barbarian Warrior, I don't know a thing about this hypothetical "damage bonus" people talk about. I've used the Drakkel Forged ******* Sword since level 24 or so (Del45/Dam20) and I consistently hit for MUCH more damage with the BABS. My damage is much higher on average hits, and on crits/crips. Granted, the 4 point difference in damage, but in 30 levels on untwinked play, I've never gotten any "bonus". Perhaps this changes with twinking, and in the higher-level game. I can only say what I have personally found.
Been giving these out
# Jul 05 2001 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
I have been giving thse out to guildmates that need a 2H. I can walk into runnyeye and be the only person in zone most the time on my server, maybe one other. Go down wack the battle lord a few times till he coughs one up, and leave with it.

Personaly I think this is one of the better 2H weapons that can be attained without HOURS and HOURS of camping, or needing multiple groups to get.
Light Source
# Jul 03 2001 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
For those who don't know, the BABS also gives off light the equivalent of a greater lightstone.
Myrriddyn Emris
27 Wood Elf Ranger
Officer <Creations Myth> - Povar
want one
# Jul 02 2001 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
i would really like to own one of these however i really don't want to pay the ridiculuos price people are asking. i have see a number of post stating that they were able to pick them one up for 150pp to 250pp if there is anyone out there on druzzil ro that has one for sale in that price range please let me know
RE: want one
# Aug 07 2001 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
I have one of these for sale, I'll sell it for 200p. You can send me a tell (skykila or Dawgup).

Great Weapon!
Looks: remember Morin's Sword?
# Jun 29 2001 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
360 posts
I would have to say that both of the Black Alloy swords are great candidates for "makeovers"; i.e. updated graphics. Remember, the original SSoMorin looked terrible as well. (For the non-rangers, it went from a rusty SS look to a Yak look). I'm sure there are plenty of other examples as well.

These are just too good to look like rusty junk. Unless, of course, VI is actively trying to discourage hunting the named gobs in Runneyeye? I doubt that. Perhaps they originally looked terrible to discourage farming them. It seems like the farming of this zone has dropped off, at least somewhat, since it's re-release.

So please VI - at LEAST make these black, for heaven's sake!

Arynduil Greyleaf
27th Ranger of Tunare
Erollsi Marr
I'm confused here about its popularity
# Jun 18 2001 at 10:39 AM Rating: Default
ok now i needed a good 2hs for my pali and i was desperate as far as going for even a axe of iron back but then i heard of this and i got one of the lord and well why dont i see these more often on the innoruuk server i mean i know it looks stupid equiped and it doesnt have a proc but this has the best 2h ratio for people before 30 unless your madly twinked id say this is worthy for even people in the 40s i mean am i missing something i have one of these and gosh its like i have only one on my server am i missing something here?

Shadze Nocturno
lvl 35 wiz from Innoruuk server
RE: I'm confused here about its popularity
# Jun 19 2001 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
The only problem with it, and what makes the Mithril 2hander better, is the delay beind under 40. There is a significant damage bonus to 2handed weapons with delay 40+. This misses out on that bonus. Still a damn good weapon.
RE: I'm confused here about its popularity
# Aug 20 2001 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
With my old 24/49 2HS my max damage was 78, with this one 76 .. wouldn't call that significant.
Average for both is 50.
Maybe when i get my next damage bonus the difference will be bigger, but not until low 40ies.
# Jun 18 2001 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
The Mith does sell for 1k or so on Bertoxx in EC almost everyday. This thing is a pretty Common drop. The stats are Verry Good. It is also a ligh source. NOW as to the price. I have a hard time believing people buy a weapon or armor just to look good,(except Paladins : ) Seriously since that does seem to play a part in pricing as almost as much as performance...if price is based on looks-1pp, on performance i would say 400-500 sounds good to me. IMHO (Humble???? NO! It is not HUMBLE...That IS my opinion. Maybe I do need a break from this game. NAAAAAH LOL)
# Jun 16 2001 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
Truth is this is a great sword for my 40th level Ranger. Better Damage per second than my Drakkel IceGrinder, and 12.5 pounds lighter! The DPS on this BABS is fantastic. And that is what I care most about. I cannot solo for long times as a warrior can, so i need the fast kills.
Also Dropped...
# Jun 15 2001 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
Also dropped off a Pickclaw Destroyer I killed by the bank.
Phatty no matter how ya CUT it
# Jun 15 2001 at 4:24 AM Rating: Default
Jade Reaver 23dm 40del 12lbs eqprices 8600pp
BABS 24dm 39del 2.5lbs Price? Much debated

Now there may be something special bout the reaver that I know nothin about, but I am more than happy to swing this weapon =D 150pp or 8kpp Doesn't matter this sword is DAMAGING =D Nuff said
RE: Phatty no matter how ya CUT it
# Jun 27 2001 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
The reason the Jade Reaver is so expensive is because it is used in the Ranger and Druid epic quests. Reavers are farmed to sell to high lvls trying to get their epic weapons. Just found this out when I started looking for one so I could have it when I start my epic in a few more lvls.

BABS is a very nice 2hs, and can be had for just a few hundred pp now, since Runnyeye is still so heavily camped by high lvl players (yes, I am one of them, flame away. I want that black alloy medallion for my druid). BABS is a fairly common drop from the Lord, Battlelord Paulk, vetrans and destroyers. Very nice weapon for the price, though it lacks the damage bonus for +40dly weapons I keep reading about. Haven't used enough 2handers to comment personally on that though. <shrugs>

Keeryen Darkwood
Lvl 40 Ranger
Druzzil Ro
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 17 2001 at 7:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Are you serious? This is better than an 8k weapon? HOLY **** I'M RICH! Wow... I never imagined I'd have something this good, and my highest character is only level 12.
# Jun 14 2001 at 4:08 AM Rating: Decent
My lvl 20 Warrior has this! Lets Just say Crippling Blow (182) Nice weapon nuff said!
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