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Targets take radiation damage, although less than a simple legendary sword with an Irradiated effect. However, the effect applies radiation damage from two sources - pure radiation damage of 5, as well as a three second radiation damage over time effect, behaving akin to a poison.
|Slot||Mod||Description||Weapon prefix||Damage per shot change||Weight change||Weapon value change in caps||Perk needed||Components||Base ID|
|Upgrade||No upgrade||–||–||–||–||–||–||Steel x2||00000000|
|Electrified||Adds Electrical damage.||Electrified||+15 energy||–||+50||Blacksmith 2|
|Stun pack||Adds Electrical damage, and chance to stun.||Stunning||+25 energy||–||+100||Blacksmith x3|
- Unlike its common counterpart, the Shem Drowne sword does not have access to the serrated blade modification at weapon workbenches.
- The Pip-Boy interface sums up both the direct and the over time damage, leaving no hint that part of the damage is dealt over time.
- Radiation damage bonus from perks is only applied to direct radiation damage.
- The Shem Drowne sword has a unique legendary effect texture and is the only other weapon aside from the 2076 World Series baseball bat and the Rockville Slugger to do so.
- Being forged during the mid-1700s, this weapon remained buried and unmaintained over 500 years; realistically, it would be severely degraded, blunted, fragile, and would not be fit for use as a functioning weapon.