|VRMMORPG||Sword Art Online|
|Weapon Type||One-handed Curved Sword|
|Obtained/Made By||Unspecified monster drop|
The «Scimitar» (偃月刀) is a one-handed curved sword that is obtained as a rare drop from unnamed monsters on the 1st Floor of Aincard in Sword Art Online (SAO). Up to eight enhancements can be attempted on the «Scimitar».
The «Scimitar» was already in Kenji's possession as of December 4th, 2022, and had been upgraded to +4. It remained his primary weapon, having been enhanced to +8 in the coming weeks, and seen action against «Zagan the Exile» and «Nephila Regina» respectively.
The «Scimitar» is a yellow-edged sword with a simple bar-shaped guard.
The overall viability of the «Scimitar» extends to late 3rd Floor and early 4th Floor, with Kenji wielding his until the 4th Floor. Akiye correctly noted that the «Scimitar» was a low-durability item, with the edge in particular failing under stress. It was for this reason she cited Kenji's decision to sink 3 enhancements to Durability when a player asked her to enhance his own «Scimitar» with 4 to Sharpness; the player ultimately decided to enhance his «Scimitar» to +4 (3S1D), based on Akiye's suggestion.
At +4 (3S1D) the «Scimitar» consistently produced the highest DPS of the three damage-dealers of the party facing «Zagan the Exile» with said party consisting of Kenji, Airi and Sojiro. Kenji finalised his enhancement of the «Scimitar» to +8 (5S3D) between the 15th and 17th of December, 2022. The last boss Kenji engaged with his «Scimitar» +8 was the «Magnatherium» during the «Shipwright of Yore» quest on the 4th Floor.
Behind the scenes
- When creating the «Scimitar» its stats where intended to be comparable to the «Wind Fleuret» and «Stout Brand». As the story progressed it ended up becoming a mirror of the «Anneal Blade».
- Kenji claims that the «Scimitar» is the curved-swords answer to the «Anneal Blade». This makes the weapon viable until the end of the 3rd Floor.