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Name Bardiche
Skill Polearms
Damage 18
Accuracy -6
Base delay (%) 19 (190%)
Min delay 7 at skill 24
Hands 2H
Size Large
Ranged? No

A long pole with an enormous, cleaving blade on one end.
This weapon falls into the 'Polearms' category. It is a two handed weapon.

The bardiche is the largest, slowest, and most powerful polearm available. Unfortunately, they are rare weapons, require two hands to wield, and a whopping 24 Polearms skill to reach minimum delay.

As a chopping weapon, it'll cut off hydra heads. It is also too large for kobolds and spriggans to use at all.


Other than Trog and Okawaru gifts, bardiches can occasionally be found in the Hall of Blades, or in the Pandemonium (from demonspawn opponents).

Mundane Bardiche1.png
Magical Bardiche2.png
Artifact Bardiche3.png


  • Prior to 0.28, the bardiche's mindelay was reached at 26 skill (base delay of 20)
  • Prior to 0.10, bardiches lacked innate reaching.
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