Shadow sword
Shadow sword
Release date 12 February 2007 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? The General's Shadow
Tradeable? No
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 0 coins
Low Alch 0 coins
Destroy You can get another one by visiting the cave near the Fishing guild. A friendly ghost will replace it for you.
Store price Not sold
Weight 3.6 kg
A shadow sword.
Shadow sword detail

The shadow sword is a two-handed sword obtained as a reward from The General's Shadow mini-quest. The sword matches the ghostly robes set and is translucent.

The shadow sword has the same Melee attack bonuses as a black 2h sword, with additional Magic attack and defence bonuses. It also has a faster attack (3.6 second interval as opposed to the usual 4.2 seconds). The shadow sword is required for a Master clue step.

If you happen to lose it, return to the room in the cave where you fought Bouncer's ghost. There will be a new, friendly ghost that is willing to give you back your lost sword. A ghostspeak amulet must be worn to talk to the ghost. A ring of visibility is not required to reclaim the shadow sword, as the ghost is not invisible.

Note: Even with current death mechanics where untradables are kept upon death. The shadow sword does not follow this logic and is not kept in your inventory/equipment unless its one of the three items kept on death or a +1. It will also not appear on the ground and you will have to follow above to reclaim it.

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A player wielding a shadow sword.
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
-4 +27 +21 +4 +0
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +4 -1
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

2h slotlist

+26 0 0% +0
Monster attack speed 4