A singing sword was either a +1 greatsword,[2] or a +3 bastard sword, made of silver, that sang constantly, and loudly, when drawn.[1] They were specifically crafted for members of the Harpers.[2]


The song of the singing sword increased the morale of its wielder, increasing their capabilities in combat and protecting them from mind-altering effects.[2] The more powerfully-enchanted version of the weapon granted completely immunity from these effects, and caused the spell emotion to only incite rage within the wielder. The song could also induce a suggestion like effect in certain nearby creatures within earshot, cause shriekers to remain perfectly still and counteracted the songs of harpies.[1]

Despite the powers of the sword's song, they could be negated by a counter-harmony sung by a bard.[1]


The goddess Eilistraee gifted twenty holy singing bastard swords to Qilue Veladorn and the drow of the Promenade of the Dark Maiden.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood (September 1980). “Bazaar of the Bizarre: Arbane's Sword of Agility, Glowing Globe and Singing Sword”. In Jake Jaquet ed. Dragon #41 (TSR, Inc.), p. 30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  3. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.