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Rixot's Keen is a unique Short Sword from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

One of the earliest unique items, Rixot's Keen is a good starting weapon, should one be lucky enough to find one early in the game. While its damage range seems unimpressive, its properties are not. Against bosses and other monsters with huge amounts of life, its Crushing Blow properties can tear out large chunks of an enemy Life bar and allow a melee fighter a much easier time against foes like Duriel and Mephisto. Given that it has a 100% Enhanced Damage property, it is a good candidate for having its longevity increased by upgrading it to a Gladius. As a Gladius however, it has a level 30 Requirement.

As it is a Treasure Class 3 item, it is rare outside Normal Act I.



Rixot's Keen
Short Sword

One-Hand Damage: 9 To 14
Required Level: 2
Durability: 24
Sword Class - Fast Attack Speed
+100% Enhanced Damage
+5 To Minimum Damage
+25% Chance of Crushing Blow
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+25 Defense
+2 To Light Radius


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  • Eric Sexton was a character artist for Diablo II. This item is an anagram for his name (with the "c" swapped out for a "k").
Diablo II Unique Swords
Normal Swords — Rixot's Keen (Short Sword) • Blood Crescent (Scimitar) • Skewer of Krintiz (Sabre) • Gleamscythe (Falchion) • Griswold's Edge (Broad Sword) • Hellplague (Long Sword) • Culwen's Point (War Sword) • Shadowfang (Two-Handed Sword) • Soulflay (Claymore) • Kinemil's Awl (Giant Sword) • Blacktongue (Bastard Sword) • Ripsaw (Flamberge) • The Patriarch (Great Sword)
Exceptional Swords — Bloodletter (Gladius) • Coldsteel Eye (Cutlass) • Hexfire (Shamshir) • Blade of Ali Baba (Tulwar) • Ginther's Rift (Dimensional Blade) • Headstriker (Battle Sword) • Plague Bearer (Rune Sword) • The Atlantean (Ancient Sword) • Crainte Vomir (Espandon) • Bing Sz Wang (Dacian Falx) • The Vile Husk (Tusk Sword) • Cloudcrack (Gothic Sword) • Todesfaelle Flamme (Zweihander) • Swordguard (Executioner Sword)
Elite Swords — Djinn Slayer (Ataghan) • Bloodmoon (Elegant Blade) • Lightsabre (Phase Blade) • Azurewrath (Phase Blade) • Frostwind (Cryptic Sword) • Flamebellow (Balrog Blade) • Doombringer (Champion Sword) • The Grandfather (Colossus Blade)