Although it is significantly stronger when wielded with two hands, Shadowfang has little useful bonuses that can effectively be carried on later in game.
Its most striking features is its added Cold damage. Although its damage is moderate at best, it does slow enemies for a fair amount of time. Despite the fact that cold duration is decreased in Nightmare and Hell difficulties, compared to other unique swords with similar effects such as Gleamscythe, its cold duration is far longer.
Shadowfang also provides mana and life leech, both useful for many physical fighters. Its increased Cold Resist seems rather arbitrary, but its decreased Light Radius may be also be useful for physical fighters, since it prevents enemy archers and mages from seeing them sooner.
It appears green in-game.
One-Hand Damage: 4 To 18
Two-Hand Damage: 16 To 34
Required Level: 12
Required Strength: 35
Required Dexterity: 27
Sword Class - Fast Attack Speed
+100% Enhanced Damage
Adds 10-30 Cold Damage, Cold Duration: 6 seconds
9% Mana Stolen Per Hit
9% Life Stolen Per Hit
Cold Resist 20%
-2 To Light Radius
- There is a World of Warcraft item with the same name.