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The Leaf-bladed sword is one of two melee weapons used to harm Turoths and Kurasks; the other being the Leaf-bladed spear. The sword requires an Attack level of 50 and a Slayer level of 55 to wield. It is a good alternative to the leaf-bladed spear, as it attacks faster, has higher Slash and Stab bonuses, and is one-handed, enabling the use of a Shield or Defender if required. It is dropped by Turoths and Kurasks, both located in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon and in the Desert Slayer Dungeon released with the Smoking Kills quest. The quest, however, does have to be completed for a player to obtain the weapon as a drop. The Leaf-bladed sword, along with the Rune defender is also a cheap option for a weapon when fighting the Corporeal Beast for those who do not wish to spend so much money on a Dragon Halberd or Zamorakian Spear.

Although the in-game skill manuals say that the leaf-bladed sword can only be wielded with 50 Attack and 55 Slayer after completing Smoking Kills, completion of the quest is not required to wield the sword.

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Leaf-Bladed Sword versus Dragon Scimitar

The Dragon scimitar is one of the most popular weapons in RuneScape; it's a fast, one-handed weapon with decent strength and accuracy. Scimitars are also considered to be much better than regular swords of the same metal. For example, Rune scimitars are better than Rune swords in both accuracy and strength but equal in speed. Though the Dragon sword does not yet exist, the Leaf-Bladed sword can be considered a reasonable substitute for one. It has a lower strength bonus than the scimitar just as it is with other metals, but the attack bonuses are identical, making the Leaf-Bladed sword more useful in certain circumstances than other swords would be. They are also both currently around the same price

The Leaf-Bladed sword's stab bonus of 67 is the same as the Dragon Scimitar's slash bonus of 67. Because the two weapons share the same attack speed and accuracy, the Leaf-Bladed Sword is a more accurate option for killing monsters that are weak against stab attacks, such as chromatic dragons, metal dragons or the Corporeal beast. When coupled with any Defender, the Leaf-Bladed sword will also excel slightly over the Dragon scimitar due to the additional stab bonus granted by the Defender. For example, a Leaf-Bladed sword and Rune defender will have a stab bonus of 87 while the Dragon scimitar and Rune defender will have a slash bonus of 86. The difference is small, but may be more useful for long-term training.

With a defender, the Leaf-Bladed sword is more accurate than the Dragon scimitar, does not require the completion of a Master quest (Monkey Madness), and only requires 50 Attack to wield. However, the strength bonus of the sword is 50 while the scimitar's is 66 (only 76% of that of the scimitar): at 99 strength and wielding only the weapons, a Leaf-Bladed sword can hit 21 while the Dragon scimitar can hit 24. The Leaf-Bladed sword also lacks a special attack (Though most players agree the Dragon scimitar's special attack isn't very useful), and requires 55 Slayer to wield. Wearing an Ardougne cloak 3 also confers an extra +6 stab attack bonus, but no slash; it is debatable whether or not this makes the leaf bladed sword a better choice.

Bonuses
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A player wielding a Leaf-bladed sword.
A player wielding a Leaf-bladed sword.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+67 +62 0 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 0 0 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+50 0 0 ?
Speed: File:speed4.gif

Combat styles

Image:CombatStyles_Swords.png
Name Combat style Type Melee experience
Stab Accurate Stab Attack
Lunge Aggressive Stab Strength
Slash Aggressive Slash Strength
Block Defensive Stab Defence

(Note that the combat styles of the leaf-bladed sword are the same as for metal Shortswords.)

Trivia

  • This sword looks somewhat similar to the sword that Mazchna wields. (Used to wield)
  • This sword looks a lot like the sword from the current Runescape main logo.
  • This sword looks similar to a Roman Gladius sword; the hilt which looks like it's made of ivory.
  • The handle of this sword changes colour depending on the colour of the player's hair.
  • On 26 October 2009, the leaf-bladed sword’s animations were smoothed out.
  • The sword also resembles a Hobbit's sword (Frodo's) in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

References

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