The Shadow's Blade (The Shadow's Blade +3 in-game), also known by the name of Short Sword of Backstabbing, is an enchanted short sword +3. It offers no backstab modifiers for thieves. Compared to standard short sword, this weapon has +3 bonus to damage and THAC0, making this weapon a lot more lethal. It has has a speed factor of 0, the number of times the wielder can attack with this weapon depends on the skill of the wielder. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.

In Baldur's Gate, this weapon is the most powerful short sword available. The assassin Slythe, who can be found in the Undercellar in the last chapter will drop this weapon when he is killed.

In Baldur's Gate II, Renal Bloodscalp will give this item as a reward for helping him with the Find Proof of Mae'Var's Treachery quest.

In-game descriptionEdit

Short sword of backstabbing: 'The Shadow's Blade.' The Shadow's Blade was created to be the perfect assassin's tool. It is highly sought after by any who settle differences with a blade, and many that possess it do not do so for long.


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