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The Unlabored Blade Source: WM2
Category: Soulbound Weapon (Dagger) Value: 3305

One-Handed Weapon
Speed: Fast
Interrupt: 0.35s
Damage: 15-21 Slash vs. Deflection
Accuracy: +5
Superb: +12 Accuracy, +45% Damage

Binds With:
  • All Classes

Gains the Following Bonuses:
Deal 100 damage to enemies using The Unlabored Blade  • Exceptional: +8 Accuracy, +30% Damage (replaces Superb)
Deal 300 damage to enemies using The Unlabored Blade  • Fine: +4 Accuracy, +15% Damage (replaces Exceptional)
Deal 600 damage to enemies using The Unlabored Blade  • No bonus (replaces Fine)
Deal 1000 damage to enemies using The Unlabored Blade  • Terrible: -8 Accuracy, -33% Damage
Deal 1500 damage to enemies using The Unlabored Blade  • Mythic: +18 Accuracy, +65% Damage
  • Attack Speed: +20%
  • Spellchance: 10% chance to cast Firebug on Hit or Critical Hit
  • Major Spellbind: Grants Healing Chain (2 per rest)
  • Major Spellbind: Grants Dimensional Shift (1 per rest)

How Obtained:
  • Stalwart Village (Part 2, Temple of Abydon) - Given by Masca at the end of the quest Iron and Flame

"Simple" might be as specific as one can be when describing this dagger. Its handle is leather-wrapped and plain. Its blade is bronze. It has no markings, no filigree, no gems or fancy metalwork. It appears well made, but it is so unremarkable that it is a challenge to judge.

There is a sense in holding it that there most be something more there, if only because it is difficult to believe any craftsman would take so little pride in his work.

It is difficult to say for sure, but the blade seems to have picked up tarnish with use, despite the relatively light usage it has seen since you acquired it. It is hard to imagine that the blade was made so cheaply that it is already near the end of its lifespan, yet it does not appear to be far off.

A single rune is visible along the blade. At first it looked more like a scratch. It seems impossible to remember now whether that rune had always been there.

The leather on the handle has become brittle and begun to crack. The blade's original luster has dulled, and the reflections cast into it are hazy and indistinct.

A second rune appears next to the first. But the blade seems altogether worse despite the new detail.

The edge of the blade has lost much of its original sharpness. Every slice is a labor, and it seems increasingly better suited to break the seal on letters than to pierce flesh. The grip has started to fray considerably.

There is a third rune on the blade now. Perhaps it is the symbol for "dull."

The blade appears to be coated with a dense fog, its shine no more than a memory. There are deep scratches across it now, and it seems that all but the softest materials leave their mark upon it. Blobs of rust are spattered across the blade, and seem to spread from one moment to the next. They eat at the metal like a wasting sickness. The leather on the handle has begun to slough off entirely, and it needs to be secured in the palm to ensure a good grip before every use.

Four runes are visible along the blade. It seems increasingly likely that it is some kind of apology in a dead language.

The blade has undergone a complete metamorphosis. The dagger is in every respect extraordinary -- it seems like some transcendent realization of what a dagger would be in its purest, most perfect form.

Five runes grace the blade now, and their meaning seems to trickle into your mind as you look at them:

"Weather, die, and be born anew, free of old labors."