I've been lurking in the shadows of the forums for a while now, and finally decided I'd contribute. I've been crunching some numbers and am coming out with some pretty bleak results. First a couple of assumptions; Any basic Sampire weapon will have 3 core properties; Swing Speed Increase Hit Stamina Leech Hit Mana Leech There are 26 possible properties one can get when crafting a weapon. These I counted from Section 1.4 of the Blacksmithing FAQ; 9 Weapon and Armor Properties 17 Weapon Only Properties A bit of math; Now if one were to craft a weapon with a bronze runic hammer, giving 3 properties, you would be choosing 3 of these 26 properties. 26 choose 3 = 2600, unique combinations, that is 1 weapon in 2600 attempts will result in a basic sampire weapon with the 3 core properties SSI, HSL and HML. To break that down even further, this means you will need to burn 74 Bronze Runic Hammers before you'll see even the most basic of Sampire weapons. Using an Agapite Runic Hammer yields 26 choose 4 = 14950 unique combinations. Of these, only 23 will result in the basic Sampire weapon in question. Broken down, that means you'll need to burn 26 Agapite Runic Hammers. Using a Valorite Runic Hammer, 26 choose 5 = 65780 unique weapons, and of these 253 will contain the 3 above said properties. Aka, 17 Valorite Runic Hammers... rounded down, of course, so I don't start cying. Let me summarize. Basic Sampire Weapon: 74 Bronze Runic Hammers 26 Agapite Runic Hammers 17 Valorite Runic Hammers In conclusion, think carefully before spending a lot of time, effort and gold attempting to craft an uber Sampire weapon. Maybe it would be time better spent crafting a Crescent Blade with just HSL/HML (if you're swords like me), or if you can stomach it, a faster 1-Handed weapon.