Blade of saeldor

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For the corrupted version, see Blade of saeldor (c).
Blade of saeldor (inactive) detail.png
Blade of saeldor detail.png

The Blade of Saeldor is a magical sword that once belonged to Saeldor, an elite elven warrior, that can be created from an enhanced crystal weapon seed. Requiring level 75 Attack to wield, it provides the highest strength and slash bonus out of any weapon for its attack speed, surpassing the abyssal tentacle as the best slash weapon. It is tied for the strongest one-handed melee weapon in the game with the Ghrazi rapier and the Inquisitor's mace.

Players can create the Blade of Saeldor via a singing bowl by combining 100 crystal shards and an enhanced crystal weapon seed. Doing so requires level 82 Smithing and Crafting to sing the crystal (the levels can be boosted), and grants 5,000 experience in both skills. If the player does not meet the Smithing and Crafting requirements, they can have Conwenna or Reese sing the crystal for them for an extra 50 crystal shards, for a total of 150.

If the player dies in PvP, the inactive blade is dropped, and all shards used to charge it will be lost. In PvM on the other hand, all current charges will be kept upon death.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Slash Sword.pngChopSlashAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
SlashSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
LungeStabControlledShared and Hitpoints
BlockSlashDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Smithing Smithing82 (b)5,000
Crafting Crafting82 (b)5,000
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks5 (3s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesSinging bowl icon.png Singing bowl
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Enhanced crystal weapon seed.pngEnhanced crystal weapon seed1171,200,061
Crystal shard 5.pngCrystal shard100N/A
Total Cost171,200,061
Blade of saeldor.pngBlade of saeldor1N/A
  1. Takes 5 ticks to create an entire inventory

Degradation[edit | edit source]

When created, the blade starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades like all crystal equipment, with one charge being depleted for each hit, whether it is a successful one or not; once the blade's charges have been fully depleted, it will become inactive and lose its stat bonuses until more charges are added to it. Wearing an elven signet will not provide the chance to not consume charges.

In order to add charges to the blade, crystal shards must be used on it (this can be done before it is inactive as well), with each shard granting 100 charges, up to a maximum of 20,000. Unlike other crystal equipment, players cannot directly revert the blade to an enhanced crystal weapon seed. In order to receive the seed back, players must bring an inactive blade to a singing bowl to revert it, costing 250 crystal shards. This is not recommended, as players can just sell the inactive blade on the Grand Exchange.

Using the shard value of making divine super combat potions, the cost per charge is 102.4. Using the shard cost of trading in enhanced crystal teleport seeds to Amrod, the most efficient option for buying crystal shards directly, the cost per charge is 209.98. As a comparison, the abyssal tentacle costs 193.98 per charge.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

The blade can be upgraded by corrupting it, which requires bringing the blade and 1,000 crystal shards to a singing bowl. Doing so requires level 82 Smithing and Crafting (the levels can be boosted), and grants no experience. If the player does not meet the Smithing and Crafting requirements, they can have Conwenna or Reese sing the crystal for them for an extra 500 crystal shards. Excess charges in the blade will be taken into account; for example, a fully charged blade will only cost 800 crystal shards to corrupt. The corrupted blade stays charged permanently, and does not consume any crystal shards. While the infinite version is untradeable, it can be reverted to an uncharged state at any time, but the shards used will be permanently lost in doing so.

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Blade of saeldor (c).pngBlade of saeldor (c)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 82
  • Smithing 82
  • Crafting 0
  • Smithing 0

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
30 June 2021
(update)

The blade is no longer obtained from The Gauntlet; in its place, the enhanced crystal weapon seed is now dropped instead, and the blade is crafted from the seed.

8 April 2020
(update | poll)

The blade can now be made non-degradeable by bringing it and 1,000 crystal shards to a singing bowl.

22 August 2019
(update | poll)

The number of charges the Blade of Saeldor receives per crystal shard has been increased from 25 to 100, and the maximum charges possible has been increased from 2,500 to 20,000.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In J.R.R. Tolkien's constructed elvish language, Sindarin, Saeldor means "wise brother".
  • In the Song of the Elves rewards poll, the Blade of Saeldor was proposed to have a special attack called Saeldor's Strike, which consumes 100% of the player's special attack energy and deals 50% additional damage, as well as knockback and stun the target like the dragon spear's special attack does. It only received 70.5% votes in favour, 4.5% short of passing the poll.