|Damage vs. small||1d6+1d4|
|Damage vs. large||1d6+1|
An elven broadsword is a kind of melee weapon. It is more effective than the regular broadsword against small monsters, and because of this an effective choice for #twoweapon; it deals an average of 6 damage versus small monsters, one of the most damaging single-handed weapons in the game, compared to a longsword's 4.5. Against large creatures, however, only 4.5, compared to longsword's 6.5.
- The simplest, easiest, and most effective way to get an Elven broadsword is to kill an elf. By the time the player considers switching to a broadsword (preparing for Stormbringer, or far less likely Orcrist), or to use it for #twoweapon, they'll no doubt have killed at least a dozen—this compounded by the fact that they tend to spawn in groups. The following creatures have a special chance of being spawned with an Elven broadsword, though there are other ways to attain one:
Average damage calculation Edit
We assume the player is skilled in broadsword (no class can actually attain expert skill in that weapon category), which gives a +1 damage bonus. A blessed weapon deals 1d4 extra damage against demons and undead. The worst case scenario is against a non-undead, non-demon, large monster. The best case scenario is against a undead, demon, small monster.
|Weapon||Against regular small monsters||Against regular large monsters||Worst case scenario||Best case scenario|
|Blessed Elven broadsword +0|
|Blessed Elven broadsword +7|
|Blessed Elven broadsword +9|
Due to their abundance, it may be worth considering attempting to enchant an Elven broadsword to +8 or +9, should one be polypiling for scrolls, keeping note never to destroy the final copy. Because of this, they make an interesting choice to consider as a second weapon, as despite the low chance, a +9 Elven broadsword can compare to certain lesser artifacts in raw damage for those forced into the broadsword slot.