A luck blade was a powerful magical sword that increased its wearer's luck by granting a number of benefits.[1]


Any type of sword could be enchanted to become a luck blade.[1] However, shortswords were more common in the pre-Spellplague period.[2]


The wielder of a luck blade enjoyed a number of magical benefits. The blade itself was enchanted to improve its accuracy in combat and conferred an improved resistance to general detrimental effects and misfortunes, magical or otherwise.[1][2]

Additionally, the blade granted its wielder with the power of good fortune, giving them the ability to turn one immediate bad turn of events into a good one, once per day. The sword regained this ability in the following dawn.[1][2]

Finally, a luck blade was granted with up to three uses of the wish spell, each of which could also be cast only once a day. Once all the uses were expended, the sword could no longer provide new wishes, but all its other enhancements remained.[1][2]

Notable OwnersEdit

Mirt the Moneylender owned a luck blade. By the Year of Three Ships Sailing, 1492 DR,[note 1] it had no wishes remaining.[3]



  1. Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).


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