A cleaver is one of the seventeen sword types available to players in the game. It is produced at iron mongers. On subscription oceans, the cleaver may only be used by subscribers. Some consider it to be the best sword. Others consider it to be both overpriced and overrated. The cleaver is effective in multiplayer combat where its unusual drop pattern helps to mix up the drop patterns created by other swords. In one-on-one, however, its large clumps of single colors lead to easy creation of jewels which are easily broken.
Due to the easily identifiable appearance of the sword, as well as the strength of it, it is often called to be targeted first in team swordfights, along with others such as the skull dagger and falchion.