Re: Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather - The New IFT Yes and No. Ethereal weapons /w repair mods on them are fantastic b/c they should never break. But in this case, the damage is low (low ED%), so it is not really an end-game item. In addition, you could upgrade the sword to a Phase Blade, and then it will be indestructible outright. That would be more style points, but again, the sword is likely useless beyond play in late norm/early NM. Sweet find though.