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The Vorpal Sword is a weapon used by the Paladin in Hexen II.
The sword allows the Paladin's close combat attacks to be enhanced by using Blue Mana. The weapon is still effective when mana runs out, but will provide no benefit beyond the basic damage.
When it strikes an enemy, the vorpal sword will also hit other nearby creatures and inflict minor damage.
When combined with the Tome of Power, not only does the potential damage increase, but it sends out a shockwave giving the Paladin a ranged weapon. However, it will not injure adjacent targets, and instead inflict damage through the shock effect.
Notes & Trivia
- The Vorpal Sword is based on Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky.
- The sword was intended to be able to deflect projectiles, although this was commented out.
- The tome of power will not create a shockwave if the Paladin has less than 4 mana. Despite this, there's checks in the code to perform a half-damage shockwave if the Paladin had less than 4 mana.
|Hexen II - Weapons & Artifacts|
|Weapons||Crusader||Warhammer • Ice Mace • Meteor Staff • Lightbringer|
|Paladin||Gauntlets • Vorpal Sword • Axe • Purifier|
|Assassin||Katar • Hand Crossbow • Grenades • Staff of Set|
|Necromancer||Sickle • Magic Missiles • Bone Shards • Raven Staff|
|Demoness||Blood Fire • Acid Rune • Firestorm • Tempest's Staff|
|Ammunition||Mana ( Blue • Green • Combined )|
|Healing||Healing Vial • Quartz Flask • Mystic Urn|
|Armor||Amulet of Protection • Breastplate • Bracers • Helmet|
|Artifacts|| Torch • Krater of Might • Chaos Device • Boots of Speed • Disc of Repulsion • Icon of the Defender •|
Tome of Power • Seal of the Ovinomancer • Glyph of the Ancients • Force Cube • Stone of Summoning •
Invisibility Sphere • Holy Strength • Soul Sphere
|Rings||Ring of Flight • Ring of Water Breathing • Ring of Regeneration • Ring of Reflection|