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Centi Longsword  

Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 27
DMG: 14 Dmg Bonus: 31
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +8 STA: +8
WT: 6.5 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
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 17:59:03
Page Updated:Sat Mar 7th, 2020

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Average Price: 50,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Very Rare
Level to Attain: 45

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Zone Name
Akheva Ruins

Uploaded September 14th, 2023 by Drewinette
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20 Years In The Making
# Jan 09 2021 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
Historic moment for me; Jan 9 2021, 20 years after someone let me try one of these as a teenager when I had little grasp on the game, I finally got my drop. It's no use to my bard at 87 but I can't wait to play a few new toons with it! Loc 220, -1480, off A Centi Dator. I've killed maybe 800-1000 mobs in the zone, and have had something like 20-40 shortswords and warhammers drop, and maybe 20 warspears. So yep - these are rare, but they still exist on Xegony. Magic, Placeable... but NOT lore
20 Years In The Making
# Jan 09 2021 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
Akheva Ruins
Drop from Gel`Temeriel Centi
# Mar 01 2020 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
I had one drop from a Gel`Temeriel Centi today in the room at the top left of the map. I cleared the entire zone probably 3-4 times before I saw it drop.
Still Drops
# Jun 09 2019 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
As of June 9th, 2019 this still drops. Dropped off a Centi Vius, back near where the Alter Priest spawns. One drop for over 400 kills, so it is indeed pretty rare.
centi long sword
# Nov 25 2014 at 8:30 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Yeppers, still drops. Just looted it off a Transiant Patroller not far from the entrance.
Still drops
# Sep 04 2014 at 11:14 PM Rating: Excellent
29 posts
Since people were curious, it does still drop as of today (9/5/14). Dropped from a Teka`Temariel Centi, way in the back by Shar Vinitras. Good luck.

BTW, you can see it very plainly in their hand when they have it.

Edit: Got a second one when I logged back in today, 9/5/14. Same area, same mob. Still have yet to see them on the other Centi in the zone, but have seen shortswords, longswords, warhammers, and warpsears drop from these guys in the back near Shar Vinitras.

Second Edit: Found a third one on a Transient Patroller, so they still drop from just about any Centi (except perhaps the Young Centi near The Itraer Vius; no idea on those). Good luck.

Edited, Sep 6th 2014 12:48am by Sekhista
Debunk the myth please....
# Jul 22 2012 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Alright I'm getting tired of seeing people saying it drops and that it doesn't drop....can someone PLEASE confirm that it drops......
Debunk the myth please....
# Dec 13 2012 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
A guildie of mine just got one tonight on Cazic Thule Server
Debunk the myth please....
# Aug 07 2012 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
it DOES drop... got mine 13th may this year... just took me 2 days of clearing to get it... uploaded a pic of the mob holding the weap

Edited, Aug 7th 2012 10:24am by Mikii
# Aug 03 2011 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I had been there for 3 days .. first two days 8hrs each time . Killing nearly the entire zone. and nothing. The third time I killed Strickly the Mobs on the drop rate . Was there for about 12 hrs. I had gotten two in a row .. They do in fact still drop. They are just super super rare now is all. And I had got it off of the roaming Centi .. not the "A Centi Dator" Hope this helps.
Yes it still drops.
# Jan 18 2011 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Was power leveling some bot alts in there today and had one drop off A Centi Dator. If a centi has one on them it will be equipped and visible. Same with short swords, of which I had 4 drop while I was in there.
Hunter Derfeld
Forest Stalker
Lanys T'vyl
Still drops.
# Dec 27 2008 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
Just looted Today, 12/27/08
Off a Transient Patroller
Just dropped
# Dec 14 2007 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
Just looted on 12/14/07 off a Transient Patroller, sword was visible on mob.

Still drops, and it's NOT Lore.
Maidens Eye Mobs
# Nov 06 2007 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
there is no visible item on a mob in ME. you have to loot to figure it out. ive never had a CLS drop in ME.
still dropping?
# Jun 06 2006 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
I heard rumors that these no longer drop. can anyone please confirm?
still dropping?
# Oct 12 2007 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
There was a rumor once a long time ago that they were going to make this lore. Some use the rumor to try and make extra $$$. So, not nerfed and still drops.

still dropping?
# Aug 13 2007 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
770 posts
Still dropping, yes.

I have rounded up three within past couple weeks in Akheva while farming tradeskill drops. Mob always wields the weapon, can see that huge thing from a mile away.
still dropping?
# May 16 2007 at 11:16 PM Rating: Decent
Spent all night in Akheva Ruins and have yet to see one. Also, prices have reached as high as 40k in bazaar. All signs that this item might not drop anymore. It's not confirmed, have not checked ME, but looks solid to me. If going to Akheva Ruins, don't get your hopes up for one of these swords. Short Swords, however, were a common drop when I was there.

Edited, May 24th 2007 11:23am by Keeneyes
still dropping?
# Sep 18 2006 at 4:52 AM Rating: Default
Still drop as of Sept 16 2006. It visible on the mob.
still drops?
# Feb 17 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
durign my raiding days in Akheva Ruins we wiped zone clean atlest 20-30 times while we doign all named evrytime 1 would pop (+ shard/container for VT camping) - I NEVEr saw Centi LS drop - NEVER in 2 month of raiding in Akheva. I still see them on bazar however
I saw 1 centi SS drop but thats about it
RE: still drops?
# Nov 27 2005 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
It still drops. Just got one. (8th mob killed). Showed on the mob.
# Oct 04 2004 at 1:29 PM Rating: Excellent
329 posts
Story time.

I have been playing EQ, on and off, for about 3 years. The very first week I began playing as a druid in Kelethin, a Knight came by, dressed in gleaming armor, carrying with him the coolest looking sword I had yet seen in the game. Now, granted, I hadn't seen a whole lot, but regardless...

I asked him what sword he was using, and his response was, "A Centi Longsword." I asked how
much he paid, and his response was 1500.

I made it a point, at that exact moment, to do whatever I had to do, to one day say I had a
character that level, who looked as cool with his own armor, and was wielding the same sword.

For the last 3 months, I have been saving, and saving, and saving. I've been doing LDON's,
camping in Rathe and Frontier, fighting more giants and goblins than I can bear to think of
anymore, saving every single plat I earned, to know that one day I would walk into the bazaar, and come out with this sword.

I have made it a point to go into the bazaar on a daily basis to check prices and avialability, usually ranging from 3000-3500, as low as 2499, as high as 6k.

You need to understand, although I may have some good armor, and although I have been playing for quite some time, I, like most of you, have no money in the bank, and no higher level friends willing to donate me 20k. This was all on my own.

3 months of saving finally bore its fruit, last night, around 4pm.

I was just about to log my character, when I decided id make my usual quick check to see the
item I couldn't afford, and wasn't going to be able to afford for a while.

And there it was:

Centi Longsword - 1000 plat.

Yes, I typed that correctly - 1000 plat.

As you know, by now, the sword is in my possession, and I do have to say that for the amount of building myself up as I did, waiting for this sword, I am impressed by it. But, my initial impression remains intact - this sword is WAY overpriced.

The point of this story - for those out there saving and saving and waiting and waiting as I
did, and praying that someone in the bazaar would not completely blow a fair price completely
out of proportion, dreams still come true - I'm proof. All it takes is dedication, and patience. You will eventually be rewarded.

To those on the bazaar who are listing this sword for 3.5k - get real. If you have read this little memoir, and know my history with this sword as you now do, I can safely say it's a steal for 1000, its a fair price at 1.5k, and anything after that is simply not worth it.

Thoryndar Briteblayde
Paladin of the 35th Order
Brell Serilis
RE: Memoir
# Feb 01 2005 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
Yup, I've seen 'em sell for 2500 average on my server. Found one on a vendor and paid 67 plat + change for it. My Pally carries it now. Found another one 3 weeks later on a different vendor, that one made me 3200 plat richer. That was prolly a year and a half ago.

People who don't need it can price it however they want. If a level 70 wants to twink an alt then they could pay 3500 without blinking an eye, it's all relative really.

More to the point though, Gratz on setting goals and being able to reach them. Enjoy that sword.
Nerfed to [Lore]
# Sep 24 2004 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
I believe this weapon is now nerfed to [LORE] - You used to be able to duel weild these. My friend who quit has a pre-nerf. I suppose you only would need one prenerf :)
[ALSO] Because I see a discussion :




Weight: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Damage: 9 Delay: 19
Ratio: 2.111 Excellent
Damage Bonus: 13 (lvl 65)
Comparative Efficiency: 81
Offhand Efficiency: 29
AC: +10 Str: +6 Dex: +8
Weapon Skill: One Hand Slash
Classes: Ranger Paladin Shadowknight Bard Rogue Warrior
Races: All Races
Slot 1: Type 4
Required: Yes

Weight: 0.6 Size: MEDIUM
Damage: 9 Delay: 19
Ratio: 2.111 Excellent
Damage Bonus: 13 (lvl 65)
Comparative Efficiency: 81
Offhand Efficiency: 29
Str: +6 Sta: +6 HP: +20
Weapon Skill: One Hand Slash
Classes: Ranger Shadowknight Warrior
Races: All Races
Slot 1: Type 4
Required: Yes

Edited, Fri Sep 24 19:05:54 2004
RE: Nerfed to [Lore]
# Nov 07 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
There is no such thing as a nerfed centi longsword. This rumor has been out for nearly 2 years.

Not true, never has been.

When it first started, I offerred a 10k bounty to anyone that could link me a lore centi LONG sword. 2 years later, and still nobody has collected.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 04 2006 at 1:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) two things, when the rumor first started you couldnt link items. 2 plenty of prenerf items out there. one that comes to mind the most is fungus covered great staff. prenerf can b clicked in inventory hence forth it can b used by ne one, making it more xpensive. new one can only b clicked by classes who can equip, making it much cheaper.
RE: Nerfed to [Lore]
# Oct 29 2004 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
When nerfed, all in game get nerfed, or the name gets changed however so slightly.
RE: Nerfed to [Lore]
# Apr 05 2005 at 5:43 PM Rating: Default
85 posts
When nerfed, all in game get nerfed, or the name gets changed however so slightly.

Not true, there is plenty of pre-nerf stuff floating around out there, usually you'll see someone throw it out in the bazaar for sale for 1M pp or more. See Guise of the Deceiver.
quick weaps
# Jul 09 2004 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
I prefer to use, at that level, a lammy and a defiance, turns you into a blender.
RE: quick weaps
# Jul 28 2004 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
Do a weapons search for Lamantation and Defiance I can't remember what toons they are for
RE: quick weaps
# Jul 10 2004 at 12:17 AM Rating: Decent
whats a lammy and defiance? anything a rogue or shadow knight could use?
RE: quick weaps
# Jul 24 2004 at 9:06 AM Rating: Default
I think you do less damage however if you have two weapons of the same ratio? Specially like lammy and defiance (someone correct me if I'm wrong cause I'm still new at this) But if your a warrior like me, your primary concern is not to deal damage but to hold aggro. Don't know what class you are so I can't tell you whats a better combo for you. As a warrior I'd also get something for my mainhand that procs then put the centi ls in offhand. But thats just me.
Toiler Drop?
# Jul 08 2004 at 8:06 PM Rating: Default
Can anyone confirm that this item still drops off Umbrous Toilers in Maidens Eye. Not that I'm in need of it but while trying to get Black Flame Charcoal for Bane Warding Shield quest I have probably killed 300+ Umbrous Toilers. Results to date (approx)1 Charcoal, 4 Centi Warspears, 6 Centi Warhammers, 8 Centi Shortswords, 3 Transient Arms, 4 shaded Tomes, 60-80 Condensed Shadows and 0 Longswords
Damage bonus
# Jun 21 2004 at 1:24 PM Rating: Default
It says on the screenshot this has a +8 damage bonus, can anyone confirm this?
RE: Damage bonus
# Jun 28 2004 at 3:28 AM Rating: Good
Damage bonus for all weapons are exactly the same.

For one-handers, it's completely dependent upon level. At lvl 65, all one-handers have a damage bonus of 13.

For two-handers, it's dependent on both level and the delay of the weapon.

For a table of damage bonus, go here
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 17 2004 at 10:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you guys suck worse than this wepon! you and i both know that this is crap but your yo busy Drooling overit get a real Wep like Lammy and for Half the cost (on inny) so stop your crying!
RE: Noobs
# Jan 01 2005 at 11:05 PM Rating: Default
ROFL! Aye, there are MUCH better weapons than this out there, hoppin, but I would like to make it clear, YOU are the n00b here. Not us. My Bard weilds this and he kicks *** with it. And, just so you know, this has a ratio of 1.9, while a Lammy has 2.1. Hehe.
Btw, you fuggin frog, this dont suck as good as ur mom...

Whitezombie-Bard (Cuz WZ kicks ***!)
Vazealle Server
RE: Noobs
# Jun 25 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Excellent
Lamentation - 2.111 ratio
Centi LS - 1.928 ratio

yeah . . .
# Mar 24 2004 at 8:42 AM Rating: Default
i am saving for centilongsword.right now i have a defenders lightblade and a wurmslayer. when i get centi longsword should i get rid of wurmslayer or defenders lightblade? i am a 34 ranger.

Edited, Wed Mar 24 18:08:36 2004
RE: better
# Mar 24 2004 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
That depends. What level, and class are you?

If you're 50+, you'll be getting near full damage from the defender's lightblade, and its secondary equippable, so its better than the Wurmslayer, which is too slow 50+. Of course, you SHOULD be buying a stained axe of the scions, if this is the case, not a centi LS.

On the other hand, if you are level 20, then the DLB is junk, now that they fixed the recommended levels. At level 20, a wumslayer/centi LS combo is better.

This is assuming you are playing a Ranger. If you are playing a warrior, I would not recommend ANY of these weapons, past level 35.
which of these is better?
# Mar 08 2004 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
i am a level 35 ranger, and i got a centi longswoed, a defenders lightblade, and a silver sword of yalrek. which 2 should i equip? in which hand? and for chrissakes can someone give me a real reason why one should be in primary as opposed to secondary? everyone seems pretty divided on the subject. this is my first character ever, so bear with my ignorance,bretheren.

confused on bristlebane
pm drake pamaen cash
RE: which of these is better?
# May 29 2004 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
There is actully a breif time when you would want to use a low delay in offhand. When you first aquire dual weild the skill will be realativly low, ranger's get at 17, so you'r skill would be 17. Every time you succesfully swing you'r offhand you have a chance to raise you'r dual weild skill, I belive the check is on dex, but not 100% positive. So the faster you'r offhand swings, the more often it will succesfully swing and the faster you will improve in the skill. Once you'r skill is up to par, then you want to consentrate on haveing the best ration in you'r offhand. But at low levels (or low skill) while a 40/60 weapon (just example) would be awsome, you would never hit with it because you'r skill is so low.
RE: which of these is better?
# Mar 08 2004 at 11:17 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
Ok, here is the deal:

Put the SS of yalrek in primary. First it is fastest. Second, it has a better ratio than the Centi.

Put the defender's lightblade in secondary. It has the best ratio, which is all that matters in secondary. IF recommended level weapons were not bugged, its ratio would be diminished by level. However, since they are, you'll get the same damage as you would if there were no recommended level.

Sell the centi, if you have those two swords, you have no use for it.

Now, to address what I suspect are some of the pieces of misinformation you may be receiving:

1) the fastest weapon DOES NOT have to be in the secondary slot. Some misinformed people thing the secondary only swings if it has "cycled" by the time primary swings. Thats completely wrong. Secondary cycles whenever IT's delay comes up, regardless of what is in primary. With the yalrek in primary, it would swing every 2.4 seconds, unhasted. The secondary will CHECK AGAINST DUAL WIELD SKILL every 3.4 seconds with defender's lightblade in secondary. that means, sometimes it will not swing. thats normal. delay of secondary does not cuase this. Primary swings EVERY 2.4 seconds. Secondary swings ONLY if it passes the dual wield check.

2) some people thing secondary delay has NO effect (wrong). If you have a 19 delay weapon in primary, and a 34 delay weapon in secondary, the primary will swing every 1.9 seconds (unhasted) and the secondary will do a dual wield check every 3.4 seconds.
RE: which of these is better?
# Mar 18 2004 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
thanks for the info, xaanru. one thing... i've heard an unconfirmed report of recommended level being fixed.
RE: which of these is better?
# Mar 24 2004 at 3:05 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
Recommended level IS now fixed. Same patch that nerfed the Copper hammer of striking. Now that it has been fixed, you'll get well below the full output of this weapon (the defender's lightblade).

however, at the moment, the skeletal commanders are dropping a real nice sword 12/24 with a DD proc, that would be better than the centi.

Edited, Wed Mar 24 16:03:41 2004
# Feb 06 2004 at 1:57 AM Rating: Default
does this thing even drop anymore i would never use one my self at my level but just curious as i have killed many centi and only ever seen short sword 3 times hammer 2 and spaer a few butnever in months of hunting in AR have i seen a centi drop
RE: ?????????????????
# Apr 02 2004 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
Dropped off a Transient Patroller in Akheva Ruins today
i just bought one
# Dec 22 2003 at 5:56 AM Rating: Default
i bought one today on the brell server for 800pp
it was 1 of three the others were like 2k
it was awsome
this or that?
# Dec 17 2003 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
Ok which is better? A Centi LS or a Frostbringer for a lvl 26 Barbarian Warrior?
RE: this or that?
# Jan 03 2004 at 8:16 PM Rating: Default
both, use em together
# Dec 12 2003 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
Usually I've seen them here on E Marr for about 2400 pp in the Bazaar.
I was considering getting 2 for My ranger's dual wield. Level 27, but now I may use Centi SS in Primary and Long in Secondary.
Any better suggestions?

lvl 27 Ranger of Tunare
Erollisi Marr
RE: 2400pp
# Dec 27 2003 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
If your out for damage, maybe get a schimitar of the emerald dawn in secondary, and centi LS in primary, but for speed, get a legendary dagger of might in primary or something, maybe lammy or defiance ....
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