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Swords are a type of advanced resource in Illyriad.

Common sword

The common sword is made at the Blacksmith and is required for making various infantry units. The cost for making one sword is:

Wood
Natural resource
Wood
Clay
Natural resource
Clay
Iron
Natural resource
Iron
Stone
Natural resource
Stone
Gold
Primary resource
Gold
30154052

Crafted swords

Aside from the common sword, there are many kinds of crafted swords that can be made and equipped on troops or commanders, to increase their strength. All of these require one regular sword, one Mineral, and some other (usually rare) resource to make. A Swordsmith is required for making all of these spears.

Race-specific swords

The following swords are easily-made, race-specific swords, whose crafting is learned via discoveries. They all require a sword, five gold, and a mineral, unless otherwise noted.

Name Race bonus Additional res. needed Notes
Dwarven Battle Axe +6% for Dwarves 5 Wood 4% defensive penalties, 4% penalty on hills and in forests, 2% penalty on plains.
Elven Sword +6% for Elves None 2% attack penalty, 4% penalty on hills, 2% penalty on mountains and plains
Orcish Sword +6% for Orcs None 2% defensive penalties, 4% penalty on plains, 2% penalty on mountains and in forests
Traditional Sword +6% for Humans None 2% attack penalty, 4% penalty on mountains, 2% penalty in hills and forests
Orc Marauder's Sword +60% for Orcs Wolf Tooth, Fire Salt, and 10 Gold 80% attack bonus, 40% penalty on cavalry defense, 24% penalty on spearman defense, 28% penalty on bowman defense, 8% penalty on infantry defense, 10% move speed penalty, 24% penalty for Humans and Dwarves, 32% penalty for Elves.