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The Singing Dawnblade is a sword that Scanlan Shorthalt used before acquiring the legendary Mythcarver.  Scanlan asked Kerrek to modify the scabbard to create a tiny storage slot, into which he inserted a dab of Scanlan's Poo of Scrying before giving the sword to his daughter, Kaylie.[1]

Properties Edit

Because Scanlan so rarely makes weapon attacks, the Singing Dawnblade saw very little use even before it was replaced by Mythcarver. However, we can glean the following from Scanlan's two attacks with the sword in "The Throne Room" (1x07):

The sword attack is 1d20 + STR + Proficiency. The damage die is at least a d8. When Scanlan attacked and hit, he was able to make a second attack at disadvantage.

College of Lore bards can only use two types of swords with a damage die larger than a d6, longswords (slashing) and rapiers (piercing), and Scanlan's attacks are described in slashing motions.[2]

Notable Uses Edit

Scanlan used the Singing Dawnblade to decapitate King Murghol.[3]

Trivia Edit

When Scanlan scried on Kaylie for the first time, Matthew Mercer said that Scanlan had given Kaylie the "Aberration's Bane longsword" (capitalized in episode transcript).[4] It's unclear whether the Singing Dawnblade is based on a Bane weapon (which does extra damage to one type of creature,[5] much like dragon slayer weapons[6]) carried over from Pathfinder, or Mercer thought Scanlan had given her a different weapon.

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