While the Shade weapons questions on the classic servers seems reasonably settled (Kyz-ozch rapiers most of the way to 220), there seems to be a major gap on RK2019. Now, I’m making matters particularly difficult on myself being Neutral, tend to solo, and not really wanted to join an org, but advice welcome.
Obviously the first major step is the Illegally Modified OFAB Vipers from the strikers in the subway.
These are fine until I was able to get Fear Forged Blades from Steppes of Madness, around level 40.
The FFBs have lasted me till level 100, but are showing the age now, so what next? [edit: now level 115 and a real embarrassment]
Sigds seem viable, though they only improve on FFBs around QL 100+, so you can’t get them till the Scheol gardens (and there will be only 0, 1 or 2 QLs in the store, so getting the right QL for you is a challenge in itself).
The various 070 piercing weapons require lots of Brawl especially at the QLs that beat FFBs, and Brawl is a dark blue skill with no spirit support.
Die Kliene Nadel is something I’m hoping to see drop, but I suspect only from Imp Bosses.
One Who Wins Over Mind, with the quest to kill the Mortig Chieftain will give you a QL120 Bloodlust - rather a slow 2/2 weapon, so not necessarily an improvement.
I’m playing in the Shadowlands mostly, so low minimum damage is unacceptable.
Nippy John Stilletos and Piercing Evil are of course right out of reach for me (has anyone even got to them yet?)