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The Unlabored Blade

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The Unlabored Blade [WM2]
Unlabored blade lvl5 icon.png
General
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Soulbound
Yes
Unique
Yes
Value
605 Copper pands (cp)
Weapon
Combat type
Melee
Handing
Speed
Fast
Interrupt
0.35 sec (Weak)
Damage
13-19 Slash
Weapon bonuses
Enchantments
Possible enchantments
Depends on soulbound level
Related
Quests
Technical
Weapon ID
px2_dagger_the_unlabored_blade

The Unlabored Blade is a soulbound dagger in Pillars of Eternity, added in The White March - Part II expansion. It can be used by characters of any class.

Description[edit | edit source]

As with other soulbound weapons, the in-game description of The Unlabored Blade is only gradually revealed. The description starts as just two paragraphs, and more are added each time the weapon is upgraded.

Level 1[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
"Simple" might be as specific as one can be when describing this dagger. Its handle is leather-wrapped and plain. Its blade is bronze. It has no markings, no filigree, no gems or fancy metalwork. It appears well made, but it is so unremarkable that it is a challenge to judge.

There is a sense in holding it that there must be something more there, if only because it is difficult to believe any craftsman would take so little pride in his work.

Level 2[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
It is difficult to say for sure, but the blade seems to have picked up tarnish with use, despite the relatively light usage it has seen since you acquired it. It is hard to imagine that the blade was made so cheaply that it is already near the end of its lifespan, yet it does not appear to be far off.

A single rune is visible along the blade. At first it looked more like a scratch. It seems impossible to remember now whether that rune had always been there.

Level 3[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The leather on the handle has become brittle and begun to crack. The blade's original luster has dulled, and the reflections cast into it are hazy and indistinct.

A second rune appears next to the first. But the blade seems altogether worse despite the new detail.

Level 4[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The edge of the blade has lost much of its original sharpness. Every slice is a labor, and it seems increasingly better suited to break the seal on letters than to pierce flesh. The grip has started to fray considerably.

There is a third rune on the blade now. Perhaps it is the symbol for "dull."

Level 5[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The blade appears to be coated with a dense fog, its shine no more than a memory. There are deep scratches across it now, and it seems that all but the softest materials leave their mark upon it. Blobs of rust are spattered across the blade, and seem to spread from one moment to the next. They eat at the metal like a wasting sickness. The leather on the handle has begun to slough off entirely, and it needs to be secured in the palm to ensure a good grip before every use.

Four runes are visible along the blade. It seems increasingly likely that it is some kind of apology in a dead language.

Level 6[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The blade has undergone a complete metamorphosis. The dagger is in every respect extraordinary - it seems like some transcendent realization of what a dagger would be in its purest, most perfect form.

Five runes grace the blade now, and their meaning seems to trickle into your mind as you look at them:

"Weather, die, and be born anew, free of old labors."

Soulbound upgrades[edit | edit source]

Level Requirements Classes Value Damage Enchantments
1
  • Bind this item to unlock the next level.
Any class
605Copper pands (cp) 13-19
2
  • Deal 100 Slash damage to enemies with The Unlabored Blade to unlock the next level.
Any class
405Copper pands (cp) 12-17
3
  • Deal 300 Slash damage to enemies with The Unlabored Blade to unlock the next level.
Any class
205Copper pands (cp) 10-15
4
  • Deal 600 Slash damage to enemies with The Unlabored Blade to unlock the next level.
Any class
5Copper pands (cp) 9-13
5
  • Deal 1000 Slash damage to enemies with The Unlabored Blade to unlock the next level.
Any class
5Copper pands (cp) 6-9
6
  • Deal 1500 Slash damage to enemies with The Unlabored Blade to unlock the next level.
Any class
3,305Copper pands (cp) 15-21

Location[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before a hotfix for version 3.04, the chance to cast Firebug on Hit/Crit was 10% instead of 3%.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]