• Iron Counterweight
  • Use: Attaches a counterweight to a two-handed sword, mace, axe or polearm increasing the wielder's haste by 20. Cannot be applied to items higher than level 600.
  • 1 Charge
  • Sell Price: 5s

The Iron Counterweight is created by the Blacksmithing profession.


This item is created with Blacksmithing (165); taught by  [Plans: Iron Counterweight], a world drop.

Materials required:
Inv ingot iron.png 4x [Iron Bar] Inv stone grindingstone 02.png 2x [Coarse Grinding Stone]
Inv misc gem crystal 01.png 1x [Lesser Moonstone]


POST-BC PATCH NOTE : The counterweight's effect has been changed to 20 haste rating. At level 60 this is equal to a 3% increase in attack speed, and at level 70, a 1.9% increase. This "enchant" scales with weapon damage and attack power. Its damage is surprisingly good. Compared to other enchants, it's very effective for the cost of the materials (about 50s).

As an example, take the  [Drake Talon Cleaver]. Here are the numbers for this and other enchants:

With 700 attack power, extra 50 dps:

Basic autoattack damage.

However, the other enchants affect special attacks such as mortal strike or seal of command, while the counterweight only affects autoattack damage.

Patch changes

As of Patch 2.4.2, Blacksmithing is not required to apply the counterweight to a weapon.

Similar enchantments

See all two-handed weapon enchants.

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