|Shining Steel Sword|
In Battle, +1 Sword.
Gold spends, friends leave and booze runs out, but a well made blade is a companion for life.
- —SASHA SWIFT
Behavior & StrategyEdit
Simply put, the Shining Steel Sword has no behavior that is out of the ordinary. Like all Item Cards, this card must be equipped to take effect and can only serve to be burned in combat (unless ambushed) or perils if in the Hero's hand.
While not incredibly useful to well-armed Heroes later in the game or very special compared to Items like the Bastard Sword or War Hammer, the Shining Steel Sword (like the Trusty Shield) is an excellent starter-weapon until something more suitable is found.
However, heroes with two or more Shining Steel Swords and a high fight count to make up for lost shelf slots can be very powerful. With an automatic two swords, no dice penalty and (if the third spot is not filled with another Shining Steel Sword) hopefully a Shield or Combative Treasure, attempting to battle such a Hero could lead to a frustrating death.
For example, in the picture to the right we can see that this Hero wields two Shining Steel Swords and a Lionheart Breastplate, giving them free attack and defense in battle without relying on their dice. (Although the Lionheart Breastplate might be a bit hard to find, Battle Armour works just as well, even if it does include a -1 die penalty.)
- Shining Steel Sword is numbered "001" in the Card Gallery.
- Shining Steel Sword is one of the more underrated cards in the Armello universe.
- Being a Common Item Card, Shining Steel Sword can be encountered several times in one game, and has an increased chance of being found when drawing from the Item Deck.