|A slow but powerful sword that is a relic of a long forgotten age.|
|Damage||340–390 (average: 365)|
|Projectile Speed||10 tiles/second|
|Rate of Fire||60%|
|Drops From||Stone Guardian|
Though it does 340-390 damage, the sword only has a rate of fire of 60%, resulting in lower DPS (damage per second) than some other rare or high tier swords. It is best used in dungeons where monsters are killed in just 1 shot and in boss fights where you are usually weakened; the longer range of 4 blocks makes this a bit more helpful. This sword bears the unfortunate, yet humorous, acronym “A.S.S.”
Some may believe the sword itself is completely useless. However, its 60% fire rate is not as substantial a drop as the Doom Bow. It’s arguably a match for the Crystal Sword, as its DPS is slightly superior at the cost of inferior range (which is still better than tiered swords). In addition enemy defense is in effect decreased because of the lower rate of fire. The sword is usually best with the warrior, since his berserk boost can compensate the loss of firing rate.
This sword still shines out dungeons like Wine Cellars, where the environment can be a little too dangerous to get in deep. With the extended range and high damage-per-shot, it is quite easy to hit in a few shots on O2 at a safe distance, with yet enough damage to reach soulbound, not to mention that a maxed warrior does an average of 700+ damage and can pump above a thousand when pally-buffed, allowing you to reach soulbound with just a few easy shots.
This sword is also great to use in the Tomb of the Ancients because not only does each shot deal great damage to get your soulbound damage in quickly, but the increased range also makes it a lot safer to use during the trickier phases of the bosses where there are a lot of shots at once. However during FFA tombs which are much more dangerous, it might be safer to use the more common Crystal Sword to avoid losing such a rare item.
The Ancient Stone Sword is often a sought after weapon for the Warrior. Reasons for this are because of the warriors high max attack, 75. This, combined with the Warrior’s berserk buff, results in an outstandedly high DPS (damager per second) of around 3800. This, with the help of the Paladins Damaging buff, can be boosted to just under 6000.
Also, this sword does the highest dps of all swords after about 155 defense, making it efficient in clearing enemies with ridiculous amounts of defense such as shatters switches, which has a whopping 200 defense.