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When Hellbourne rifts are closed, they leave behind unhealed scars that taint the land for years. Daemon and mortal alike have discovered that Riftshards harvested from this unholy ground can be used as powerful enhancements to weapons, especially given their occasional tendency to explode for massive damage.
Location Icon Combative.png Combative
Type Filter Damage.png Damage
Stats +40/53/66/80 Damage
Notes Can be upgraded 3 times
Cost 3325/4250/5175/6100 (925)
Components Item Builds into
Broadsword (1200)
Broadsword (1200)


Grants a chance to deal critical strikes on attack.

Can be upgraded 3 times.


On attack, grants a 25% chance to deal a 1.25/1.5/1.75/2x critical strike and 2.5/5/7.5/10% of the target's Max Health as bonus damage (except vs. Bosses).


Version 4.10.0

  • Component buildup changed to: Broadsword.jpg Broadsword (1200 Gold.png) + Broadsword.jpg Broadsword (1200 Gold.png) + Recipe (925 Gold.png) = 3325 Gold.png Total for level 1 of the item
    • Total Cost increased from 2625 Gold.png/3550 Gold.png/4475 Gold.png/5400 Gold.png to 3325 Gold.png/4250 Gold.png/5175 Gold.png/6100 Gold.png.
  • Critical Strike proc chance increased from 20% to 25%.

Version 4.5.2

  • Bonus Damage based on the target's Max Health will no longer proc against enemy Bosses.

Version 4.5.1

  • Critical hit multiplier reduced from 1.65/1.9/2.15/2.4x to 1.25/1.5/1.75/2x.
  • Now whenever a critical hit occurs, in addition to the multiplier it now also deals 2.5/5/7.5/10% of the targets Max Health in bonus damage.
    • In total, at level 4 of Riftshards your attacks have a 20% chance to do a 2x critical hit and deal 10% of the targets Max Health in bonus damage.
    • This bonus damage is considered part of the critical hit.
New Riftshards aim to give players the option to counter heroes with high amounts of health.

Version 3.1.0

  • Critical Strike chance changed to 20% from 10/13/16/20%.
  • Critical Strike value changed to 1.65/1.9/2.15/2.4x from 1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4%.
  • Damage changed to +40/53/66/80 from +45/55/65/75.

Version 2.6.26

  • Decreased recipe cost to 925 Gold.png from 950 Gold.png.

Version 0.1.47

  • Reworked:
    • Recipe cost increased to 950 Gold.png from 500 Gold.png.
    • Can now be upgraded 3 times.
      • New stats: +45/55/65/75 Damage, 10/13/16/20% chance for 1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4x Critical Strike
      • Old stats: +35 Damage, 10% chance for 1.75x Critical Strike

Basic Items Icon Supplies.png Supplies Icon Accessories.png Accessories Icon Weapons.png Weapons Icon Relics.png Relics Icon Legendary.png Legendary
Recipe Items Icon Initiation.png Initiation Icon Supportive.png Supportive Icon Protective.png Protective Icon Combative.png Combative Icon Morph Attack.png Morph Attack
Other Items Boss Drops Removed Items Obsolete Items Debug Item