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The Dark Sword is a Magical Melee Weapon. It requires a Shadow Manipulator to prototype and costs 5 Nightmare Fuel and 1 Living Log to craft. The Dark Sword does 68 damage per hit and has 100 uses. It also drains Sanity by 20 Sanity Meter.png/minute while equipped. It is one of Maxwell's starting items in the singleplayer game.

The Dark Sword is one of the strongest Melee Weapons in the game, in terms of reliable, player-dealt damage. Due to their perks, the Dark Sword proves the most useful when wielded by Wolfgang, Maxwell, Wigfrid and Wanda.

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content[]

In the Hamlet DLC, Dark Swords can be bought for 50 Oincs at The Flying Pig Arcane Shop in the Pig City.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Skins[]

Glommer.png Main article: Belongings#Dark_Sword

In Don't Starve Together, Skins can be applied to certain items to change their appearance. Information on how to obtain specific skins can be found on the Belongings page.

Prototype.png Tips[]

  • Saving Maxwell's Dark Sword for stronger mobs later in the game, or for emergency situations, and until the player obtains a Shadow Manipulator and enough of the Weapon's ingredients is advised.
  • As Wanda, Dark Swords are best used when she is old, as she gains a 1.75x attack damage buff to Shadow Weapons. She also does not suffer from the Sanity drain.
  • It is smart to use the Dark Sword on the Lunar Island to keep your Enlightenment low.

Placeholder.png Trivia[]

  • The Dark Sword was added in the Insanity! update.
  • The design of the Dark Sword appears to be a combination of Nightmare Fuel's visual elements and the shape of a scimitar, a sword stereotypically used by Ottomans and relative Middle Eastern populace, originating in the 9th century.

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