Swords of any shape and size could be enchanted to become nine lives stealers.
All nine lives stealers were empowered with a base enchantment that considerably increased their accuracy and sharpness. On top of that, if the sword's wielder managed to land an extraordinary hit, the sword immediately killed the opponent by obliterating the creature's very life essence. Only constructs, undead, and extremely powerful and resilient beings were immune to this effect. This power could only be used a limited number of times, after which the sword lost this property and only retained its baseline magical enhancement.
- The death knight Zalthar, who inhabited the Shadowdusk Hold level of Undermountain, owned a nine lives stealer.
- The death knight Queylar Karrault, in the service of Szass Tam, wielded a nine lives stealer called Hunter.
- Gormstadd the Rerisen owned a nine lives stealer.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 183. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ Gary Gygax (1979). Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 124. ISBN 0-9356-9602-4.
- ↑ slade et al (November 1995). Encyclopedia Magica Volume IV. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1386. ISBN 0-7869-0289-2.
- ↑ Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 227. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 286. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins, et al. (August 2013). Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 132–133. ISBN 978-0786965311.
- ↑ David "Zeb" Cook (1989). Dungeon Master's Guide 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 185. ISBN 0-88038-729-7.