"This blade is bowed and black as the desert night. The hilt is inscribed with gold, calligraphic glyphs."

Skill: Long blades

Notes Edit

Dropped by Saad Amus The Sky-Bear (or from one of his clones, which can be found in the underground at random.) Functions similarly to the Vibro Blade in that it ignores armor value, but it deals slightly higher damage and does not need to be charged with an energy cell to work.

It is very useful weapon for any character to have as it lets you dig through walls and doors with moderate time investment and makes dealing with high AV enemies much simpler.

This weapon is extremely valuable to anyone who lacks strength and even with moderate strength it is a fairly useful weapon. It is still possible to occasionally fail to penetrate an enemy's armor and deal 0 damage on a bad roll, however. This allows low strength characters to perform decently in melee combat against almost any reasonable opponents with minimal investment.

Characters with extremely high strength, however, will prefer to carry an alternative sword for use against lightly-armored enemies, since the Vibrokhopesh's damage increment (while high) is not quite as high as the very top-tier materials, while its ability to equal the enemy's AV means that it can't hit a damage multiplier above x3.

Tinkers should note that the Ceremonial Vibrokhopesh is very easy to modify, requiring only low-level bits. In particular, those who lack both Strength and Dexterity can still become a powerful melee combatant by counterweighting it, adding elemental modifications to further boost its damage output, and wielding it in Duelist Stance.