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Centi Shortsword  

Lore Item Placeable
Skill: 1H Slashing Atk Delay: 25
DMG: 12 Dmg Bonus: 33
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +5 STA: +5
WT: 5.5 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
Submitted By:Sabbena Tygerheart
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-16 11:27:34
Page Updated:Tue Feb 25th, 2014

Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Average Price: 1,000pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 46

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Zone Name
Akheva Ruins
Maiden's Eye

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Huge price differential
# Dec 20 2004 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
Good grief! Do these still sell for 1K or more on some servers?? I've bought quite a few of these on Innoruuk and The Tribunal. I've never paid over 100 pp for one, and most were significantly less. Friday night, I bought one on The Tribunal for my newest character, a bard. There were six or seven for sale in the Bazaar for under 100 pp; I bought the one priced at 20 pp.
Huge price differential
# Apr 13 2007 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
I just sold one on fennin ro for 2200plat,, all the other traders got it for 2500 to 2750 plat.
RE: Huge price differential
# Jun 04 2005 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
210 posts
these used to be really cheap on BB server until we merged with sol ro now there 1k
centi longswords used to be like 2k now there about 5k
# Sep 16 2004 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
these sell for like 1k-1.4k on Stromm server
# Jan 12 2004 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
is 250 plat to much fer this thing?? i bought it of a little gnome named helifist i think.............. anyway my froggy duel weilds it now w/ this in the primary and a ZYRZXTHIL or however u spell it forged axe in the secondary. am i doing this right?, and wut would be some good things to buy on the RATHE surver in the bazaar for a warrior froglok im lvl 13 w/ 1300plat lemme know..........KROAK!!

Rebbik-13 Warrior of Marrrrrrrrrrrrrribbit
5 plat
# Oct 26 2003 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
Ha! I found this puppy in bazaar for 5plat, he must have forgot the two extra zeros, either that or he was nice, but still 5 plat for this is pretty damn nice.
RE: 5 plat
# Oct 27 2003 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
OMG that's luck! I wish mine was that much.
Druzzil shtuff
# Jul 25 2003 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
Look to get a Crystalline Short Sword. I think that it is a lil better then the CSS. But then again. I have been called a crack baby before.

BTW the CSS's have been running for about 50-150 on Druzzil Ro, and I have seen vendors sell CSS's i just never checked the price.
# Jul 11 2003 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
Wow you guys are paying outragous prices for a centi ss. i bought one last week on karana for 150pp. the highest i have seen them go for was 300pp. i put it on my rogue with his jagged chokidai(sp) spine. i love it.
# Jun 06 2003 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
Just got one of these for free in a giveaway in GF on Zebuxoruk, sweet weapon for a lvl 9 WE Rng
centi ss
# May 25 2003 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
i have one as a second weapon for my rogue it really helps out alot....
I got one
# Apr 29 2003 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
264 posts
I got one for my warrior alt on Fennin Ro server. I paid 18pp for it in Bazaar. I admit, it is a very good weapon for a low level Barb Warrior. Not sure if I will keep it as he sees more seasons.

Incidently, I have a centi-warhammer for my shammy frog...and it is awesome. Right around level 6 or 7 when i bought it for him...I was hitting max dmg with it.

I for one like the Centi line of weapons..
# Apr 13 2003 at 7:50 PM Rating: Default
When i played about 8 months ago. I paid 100pp i think. I saw that as a nice deal. people with 10k or so dont really care about a centi ss. bazaar caused a decreese in value i think because its all about competing prices. when ec was the trade city or gfay you could negociate a little more. just my 2 cents.
Cost Issue?
# Apr 13 2003 at 11:21 AM Rating: Default
Just wondering how much this stuff would cost on Karana?
# Mar 24 2003 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
All I can say is Lammys. If ya can afford them. Cheaper than The Centi LS - Just a few hundred more than the Centi SS.
Wow, now I know I am going to hear on this. LOL
So let me get this straight . . .
# Mar 01 2003 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
I've come to understand that starting at level 28, ALL weapons for melee get a damage bonus? Does that mean the Centi SS gets a bonus? Please let me know.
# Feb 24 2003 at 10:47 PM Rating: Default
i was funning a casino and i let a guy bet a ring that had a valuse of about 150 so i said that it would be fair.... well it didnt matter he lost ne way to because there was another trader there and i didnt want the ring i bet it and won and bam a Centi Shortsword appeared so i won it for free. I looked up its price and it was going for 600pp at the time nice win if i do say so my self.
What the??
# Jan 20 2003 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
I've known of this sword since a noob and I've been saving my spare plat for some time...and after I got around 300p I made a trip to the Bazaar and found that they were selling for 600pp to, if anyone on Kane Bayle has a Centi Short Sword send Terein a tell...anyways, I was pretty disapointed!

Edited, Mon Jan 20 12:15:21 2003
RE: What the??
# May 15 2003 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
I had the exact same problem, I saved 400pp, and made a trip to the bazaar. The Centi SS was selling for 600pp+ and I was pretty bummed. BTW, I am on Kane Bayle server also.
Luadwen Swiftfoot
RE: What the??
# Jan 21 2003 at 5:27 PM Rating: Good
personally i think that you should spend your money on a nice ry gorr tunic. They are normally around 150-300p on our server (bertoxx) and will last you till around 45 (or you get get my tunic which was 100-200p). I would also go back to kelethin and do some of the newbie armour quests. They have str and sta which are very important and are about 1-3 ac less than banded. I would do the bracers, legs, boots, and gloves. If you dont want better armour than just wait for the prices to go down some because unless you server is over twinked and peeps are will to pay 500p for a centi then i would switch servers.

Edited, Tue Jan 21 17:00:38 2003
# Jan 06 2003 at 3:35 PM Rating: Default
nm i just bought on for 166, all my money at the time (just bough a 50p earring. Saw one for 150 but the trader must have bee hiding or something. Im still happy though but most of the time the traders will lower it to 150 eventually, just be patient like me (ives waited a while for the prices to go down obviously)
On bertoxx

Edited, Fri Jan 17 20:38:36 2003
# Dec 09 2002 at 10:25 PM Rating: Default
These weapon look like they rock so I'm ofering 350pp for it on the Cazic Thule server. Send a tell to Setha or Xtracold
RE: buy
# Jan 08 2003 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
You're thinking of the Centi LONGsword. (the one that "looks like it rocks").

This item (Centi SHORTsword) just looks like a plain-jane sword.

The shortswords go for 200 to 300 plat
The longswords go for 2000 to 2500 plat

Why? I guess because they're "kewl" looking.
heh. munchkins.....

Anyway, the dly/dmg ratio on the longsword is better. But, worth 8 to 10 times the cost? That is debatable.
RE: buy
# Jan 08 2003 at 8:56 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
I'm guessing he meant the stats look good for the price.

I agree that centi LS are overpriced, but the are better than this in several ways. First, the ratio is better, as you noted. Secont, the stats are higher, with 8 str, and 8 sta, rather than 5. See my post below (comparing this sword to a sporali defenders blade) for why more str and stamina matters. Also, this sword is NOT lore, so you can wield 2 of them. Its also a lot rarer than the shortsword, which factors into the price. Personally, I think the Centi LS is a pretty decent blade, but not worth the current price (2k+ on my server).
Better than Sporali Defender?
# Nov 18 2002 at 2:16 PM Rating: Default
Im really not understanding why Sporali's are selling for 50pp-150pp on povar and centi shorts are selling for min 200pp.

anyone think this sword is better than a sporali defenders blade?
RE: Better than Sporali Defender?
# Dec 10 2002 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
well, if you were a warrior, ranger, bard or rogue, you might like this better, since the sporali is Pal/SK only.

Plus sporali has a ratio of 2.176, centi short is 2.083. Since lower ratio is better, centi has the advantage.

Also, once you hit lvl 28, you begin to get a damage bonus on melee classes. As that damage bonus goes up, a faster weapon will outperform a slower one.

Say a lvl 32 pally is looking at these swords. I believe the bonus at 32 is 2, for 1hs. So, the sporali would be essentially a 19 damage, 37 delay weapon 1.95 ratio), while the centi would be 14 dmg, 25 delay (1.79 ratio).

The higher your level, the more the centi outperforms the sporali.

Also, faster weapons mean more taunt, so if your pally/sk is the tank for a grind group, he'll hold aggro better with the centi.

+5 str means higher attack, which means you hit more often, and for more damage.

Last, stamina = more HP, so sword with +5 stamina, is better than sword without +5 stamina

Longer than I intended, but this is why a centi short sword is better than a sporali defender's blade.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 20 2002 at 12:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) if you have a centi shortsword i'll give you a axe of iron back and a giant militia longsword for it.If not i'll also add 20-30pp.
what should i do
# Aug 02 2002 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
Should i save up and buy this or a crafted bp my weps are now is a sissar warsword and a sword of ruin my bp now is plate what should i do

21 warrior

Edited, Mon Oct 14 22:06:48 2002
RE: what should i do
# Dec 10 2002 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
Upgrade the armor, unless you are having problems keeping the mobs aggroed on you. IF they stay on you, with your current weaps and taunt, get better armor, with higher ac and more hp/sta on it.

If you can't keep aggro, upgrade your swords.
RE: what should i do
# Sep 09 2002 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
centi swords
# Jul 29 2002 at 1:16 PM Rating: Default
I am back from vacation a month without eq. First thing I do is find out about the bazaar interface and go there to hang out.
Well, I now have bought a centi ss for 200pp!! A Crustecean Shell BP for 200pp (+15 sta too?? wow), A dented brass mask (ac4 +3 str) 40pp. Crustecean shell shield (ugly as hell, but ac17 +10 sta damn!)
Hurray for the Bazaar! Now if they can keep the lag down there it will be perfect!
Oh yeah and the centi LS I saw there for 2 days ranged from 2kpp-2.5kpp

Azeitona D'Billis
Lanys T'Vyl
29th Shadowknight
RE: centi swords
# Aug 11 2002 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
yeah the bazaar is cool, i bought my centi ss for 100pp, a Arbitors ccmbine greatsword for 200pp, velium etched stone mace for 70 pp.
Great sword
# Jul 18 2002 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
Paid 350pp, was so happy that I was getting a sword with the name "Centi" in it, I didn't realize it was the shortsword and not the longsword. Oh well I equipped it and realized, its still cool. So now I have an FBSS (haste), and a centi shortsword in my secondary, and a skyfire in my primary, I hit REAL fast now, usually hit for high 20's to low 40's in that range. add in the call of sky spell that rangers have at my level, 42, and then when I hit 45 and have call of sky casted on myself, then the skyfire procs too, I will be hitting nicely, add in that I am still kicking too, and running an 11 point damage shield. I may not have the tankability of being a warrior, but will be able to do some nice damage, with 2 procs going off randomly, great for interrupting caster mobs. woot !!

PS: Centi kinda cancels out its own weight

adds +5 STR, and the weight 5.5 stone, so in effect it only weighs .5 stone so I wont be asking for someone to zing (restore my stamina) all the time.
RE: Great sword
# Dec 10 2002 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
You could have 250 str, and if you use a heavy weapon, and don't have stamina over 100, you'll still need that "zing"

Get stamina over 100, and you can fight all day with the stamina bar empty.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 20 2002 at 4:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) /agree about one thing
# Jul 10 2002 at 5:08 PM Rating: Default
BTW Im selling my Crustacean Shell Breasplate for a Centi SS or a Wurmslayer or selling for 600pp. Im on Brell Serilis look for Naedaven, or Email me at if you want to bargain with it.
# Jul 10 2002 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
eaeq your right delay does matter in secondary
Bought for 7 pp from a vendor
# Jul 09 2002 at 1:36 PM Rating: Default
24 posts
I bought a CSS today for 7 plats from a vendor at the Bazaar. I couldn't believe it... I've also picked up other rare drops for under 10 plats there. So if you are at the Bazaar a lot, it might pay to check the vendors often. Who knows, maybe you'll get a CLS for 10 plats. :-)

Edited, Tue Jul 9 14:35:01 2002
RE: Bought for 7 pp from a vendor
# Aug 14 2003 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
I got one from the vendor's in the bazaar also (still wondering why someone sold it to one to begin with)but then had someone offer me 150p for it later, I said sure considering I also paid just over 7p for it.
Okage Tadaka 53 Rogue
RE: Bought for 7 pp from a vendor
# Sep 19 2002 at 4:14 AM Rating: Default
scholar its VERY possible to get a centi for 7pp vendors have NO SENSE OF VALUE what so ever most lore and magic items are worth nothing at a vendor
RE: Bought for 7 pp from a vendor
# Aug 23 2002 at 5:39 AM Rating: Default
Don't come here and lie, you little fool. If we ARE to beleive that someone accidently sold a centi SS to a vendor (not IMPROBABLE) it would fetch A LOT more than 7p. Seen how much a vendor asks for a crappy velium weapon?
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