- "LBS" redirects here. For the spear, see leaf-bladed spear.
|Release date||5 June 2008 (Update)|
|High Alch||40,800 coins|
|Low Alch||27,200 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||39,765 coins (info)|
|Examine||A razor-sharp sword.|
The leaf-bladed sword is one of two melee weapons used to harm turoths and kurasks, the other being the leaf-bladed spear. The sword requires an Attack level of 50 and a Slayer level of 55 to wield. It is a good alternative to the leaf-bladed spear as it attacks faster, has higher slash and stab bonuses, and is one-handed, enabling the use of a Shield or Defender if required. It is dropped by turoths and kurasks, both located in the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon and in the Desert Slayer Dungeon released with the Smoking Kills quest.
Contrary to popular belief, the quest does not have to be started for a player to obtain the weapon as a drop. The leaf-bladed sword, along with the dragon defender is also a cheap option for a weapon when fighting the Corporeal Beast for those who do not wish to spend so much money on a Zamorakian spear although Korasi's sword with the dragon defender is a better option for those that can use it.
A player wielding the leaf-bladed sword
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Leaf-bladed Sword Vs. Dragon Scimitar
The dragon scimitar is one of the most popular weapons in RuneScape; it is a fast, one-handed weapon with decent strength and accuracy. Scimitars are also considered to be much better than regular swords of the same metal. For example, rune scimitars are better than rune swords in both accuracy and strength but equal in speed. Though the dragon sword does not exist, the leaf-bladed sword can be considered a reasonable substitute for one. It has a lower strength bonus than the scimitar just as it is with other metals, but the attack bonuses are identical, making the leaf-bladed sword more useful in certain circumstances than other swords would be.
The leaf-bladed sword's stab bonus of 67 is the same as the dragon scimitar's slash bonus of 67. Because the two weapons share the same attack speed and accuracy, the leaf-bladed sword is a more accurate option for killing monsters that are weak against stab attacks, such as chromatic dragons or metal dragons. When coupled with any defender, the leaf-bladed sword will also excel slightly over the Dragon scimitar due to the additional stab bonus granted by the Defender. For example, a leaf-bladed sword and rune defender will have a stab bonus of 87 while the dragon scimitar and rune defender will have a slash bonus of 86. The difference is small, but may be more useful for long-term training.
With a defender, the leaf-bladed sword is more accurate than the dragon scimitar, does not require the completion of a Master quest (Monkey Madness), and only requires 50 Attack to wield. However, the strength bonus of the scimitar is 66 while the sword has only 50 (76% of the scimitar's bonus): at 99 Strength and wielding only the weapons, a leaf-bladed sword can hit 210 while the dragon scimitar can hit 240. The leaf-bladed sword also lacks a special attack (though most players agree the dragon scimitar's special attack is not very useful outside PvP worlds or PvP activities) and requires 55 Slayer to wield. Wearing an Ardougne cloak 3 also confers an extra +6 stab attack bonus, but no slash, or a Diamond ring (i) that gives an extra +5 to stab but only +4 to slash; it is debatable whether or not this makes the leaf bladed sword a better choice.
Leaf-bladed Sword Vs. Brackish Blade
The brackish blade is in nearly every circumstance better than the leaf-bladed sword. They have the same stab bonus and the same attack speed but the brackish blade has a special attack and a significantly higher strength bonus.
The leaf-bladed sword does have the advantage of being a strong weapon against turoths or kurasks, and having a lower price. If slash must be used, other weapon such as a dragon scimitar or an abyssal whip would be preferred.
- The in-game skill manual used to say that the leaf-bladed sword could only be wielded with 50 Attack and 55 Slayer after completing Smoking Kills, completion of the quest is not required to wield the sword. This has now been changed.
|Equipment from Slayer Masters||
Broad arrows • Earmuffs • Face mask • Insulated boots • Leaf-bladed spear • Nose peg • Mirror shield • Slayer gloves • Slayer's staff • Spiked gauntlets • Spiny helmet • Unlit bug lantern • Witchwood icon
|Items from Slayer Masters|
|Purchased with Slayer reward points|
|Slayer masks and helms|