|Also known as?||SGS, Sara GS|
|Release date||28 August 2007 (Update)|
|High Alchemy||750,000 coins|
|Low Alchemy||300,000 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||73,500,000 coins update|
|GE Database||Look up price|
|Examine||A gracious, heavy sword.|
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Saradomin Godsword is one of the four Godswords. Like all Godswords, it requires 75 attack to wield. It is created by adding the Saradomin hilt to a completed Godsword blade. This weapon is rather rare as players must have level 70 Agility to enter the Saradomin Encampment in the God Wars Dungeon, where Commander Zilyana drops the hilt.
It has a Special attack, Healing Blade: 50% (half; rounded down to the nearest integer) of the damage dealt by the sword is restored to the player's Hitpoints and a quarter of the damage is restored to the player's Prayer with a 50% Special bar drain. The sword's special attack must hit to have an effect, a miss (0 damage) does nothing, though the special attack is very accurate. However, a damage of 0 (zero) may have been a hit, not a miss, and may therefore heal 10 Hitpoints and 5 Prayer points. Therefore, any hit, even for 1 damage, has a minimum restoration of 10 Hitpoints and 5 Prayer. In other words, the player will always get healed at least 10 Hitpoints and 5 Prayer points if the attack hits. Thus, hits between 1-21 damage have the same healing effect, however a hit of 22 damage will heal 11 Hitpoints and 5 Prayer points, and the effect increases from there.
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A player wielding a Saradomin godsword
A player using the Saradomin godswords special attack: Healing Blade
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The Saradomin Godsword has many uses. Its main advantage is that it restores prayer as well as hitpoints, without compromising any attack or strength bonuses that other weapons would sacrifice.
The godsword has a prayer bonus of +8, making it a good weapon to use while fighting monsters that require prayer to kill.
The main uses of the sword are shown below.
NOTE: players with a high Prayer level may find it useful to use the ancient curse Soul Split in conjunction with the Saradomin Godsword special attack, since the special attack itself heals 50% of the damage dealt, and the prayer heals 20% of the damage dealt. Thus, with one special attack, 70% of the damage caused can be healed to a player. Also, while activating soul split when using the special attack can drain prayer, this will be restored by the special attack of the godsword.
This sword is useful for training Slayer using melee, as its special can save the player plenty of food over time. The Saradomin Godsword's special is arguably superior to the ability of a full Guthan's set, because it only takes up one inventory space instead of four and doesn't degrade. Furthermore, the special attack is far more consistent in its healing effects, and restores prayer as well. Despite these advantages, the godsword only heals hitpoints on a 1:2 ratio, comparing to the Guthan's set bonus of 1:1 healing. This means that a hit of 20 damage will heal 10 hitpoints whilst using the Saradomin godsword, while 20 hitpoints would be healed if using the Guthan's set.
Players may use the godsword to train against monsters. It is a useful weapon, as it will reduce food and prayer usage over time. This is especially useful against higher levelled monsters such as Hellhounds, which can be hard to kill in large numbers without the aid of healing media, such as healing familiars and Guthan's set.
Players can save food, and even depend solely on the Saradomin godsword's special to heal the damage taken while pickpocketing.
Other situations in which the Saradomin godsword can be useful are some of the following:
In the months following their release in August 2007, Saradomin Godswords were worth 100-150m. However, the price gradually declined, and in September 2008 they were worth only 38m. This was their all-time low. From then, the long-term trend until around May 2009 was a slow rise up to 50m. Then in June 2009 the price started rising faster (mostly due to coins coming into the game from pvp worlds). Despite periodic declines in price and even some full-out crashes, the long-term price trend from June to December 2009 has been a significant increase.