Armageddon's Blade (artifact)
|Armageddon's Blade (artifact)|
|Effect: Increases attack +3, defense +3, knowledge +6 and power +3. Places expert Armageddon spell in hero's spell book. All allied creatures become immune to Armageddon.|
|Deep beneath the earth, you find a vault of the Ancients from before the Silence. Inside, you find a sealed casket, deeply etched with dire warnings. Ignoring them, you break the seal. Inside, you find Armageddon's Blade.|
Armageddon's Blade is a relic class artifact, that is equipped in weapon slot. While equipped, the blade increases hero's attack, defense and power skill by +3 and knowledge skill by +6. Additionally, it places expert level Armageddon spell in the hero's spell book, and makes all creatures in the hero's army immune to the Armageddon spell.
Armageddon's Blade is the key artifact in the Armageddon's Blade campaign. Unlike in the regular game, in the campaign game the artifact is created by combining Sword of Hellfire, Shield of the Damned and Breastplate of Brimstone. However, the blade is not an actual combination artifact.
Using Armageddon's Blade and Orb of Vulnerability at the same time makes even enemy troops that are usually unaffected by Armageddon vulnerable to the spell, with your creatures still immune to the spell.
In the original unreleased Armageddon's Blade campaign, the artifact was supposed to be found by Gelu in one of the Ancients' vaults, the Varn 1904 Vault, destroying the Heavenly Forge and any evidence of the Forge's existence with it. This is in fact hinted by the artifact's message when finding it on the adventure map, which wasn't changed and remained the same as the old one.