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"A metal-cored sword with a cutting edge. Plasma is wrapped around the core, held in place by an energy field. Targets are both sliced by the metal core, as well as burned or ignited by the plasma sheath."

Market Value
2000 Silver.png
2 kg
Attack 1
12 dmg (blunt)
2.0 seconds cooldown
18% armor penetration
Attack 2 
20 dmg (stab)
2.6 seconds cooldown
30% armor penetration
Attack 3 
20 dmg (cut)
2.6 seconds cooldown
30% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
Melee Average AP

The Plasmasword is a DLC melee weapon that does a decent amount of damage, has a medium cooldown, and deals sharp damage with the bonus of frequently setting the opponent on fire.


Plasmaswords can be purchased from any combat supplier or war merchant or obtained as a quest reward, if you have the Royalty DLC active. The Plasma sword has a linked variant whereupon the death of its user, will be unable to be used again.

Linked Plasmaswords

It is also possible to obtain "linked" versions of the plasmasword, These linked variants boast a significantly higher dps and slightly higher AP and can only be used by a single pawn.

Linked plasmaswords have randomized names akin to Legendary items from Dwarf Fortress.


As the Plasmasword can set enemies on fire, it makes a powerful weapon against non-mechanoid enemies in the game. 1v1 fights generally tilt in favor of the plasmasword wielder since setting enemies on fire can prevent them from fighting back.

Plasmasword Quality Table

Quality Melee DPS Melee AP
Awful 5.99 23%
Poor 6.74 25%
Normal 7.49 28%
Good 8.24 31%
Excellent 8.98 34%
Masterwork 10.86 41%
Legendary 12.35 46%

Linked Plasmasword Quality Table

Quality Melee DPS Melee AP
Awful 14.32 27%
Poor 16.11 31%
Normal 17.89 34%
Good 19.68 37%
Excellent 21.47 41%
Masterwork 25.95 49%
Legendary 29.53 56%

Version history

Added in the Royalty DLC release.

In 1.1.2647 it no longer damaged relations with the Empire without the necessary titles. Previously, a title of Knight or Dame was required.