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Version 0.28: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
Name Falchion
Skill Long Blades
Damage 8
Accuracy +2
Base delay (%) 13 (130%)
Min delay 6 at skill 14
Hands 1H
Size Small
Ranged? No
A long single-edged sword with a slightly curved blade.

"I have seen the day, with my good biting falchion
I would have made them skip; I am old now,
And these same crosses spoil me."

-William Shakespeare, _King Leare_, V, iii. 1608.

This weapon falls into the Long Blades category. It is a one handed weapon, and it is better for the dexterous.

The falchion is the lightest of the long blades, dealing less damage than the others in exchange for a slight boost to accuracy. Unless you find an exceptionally useful artifact falchion, you should really be using something else.

Mundane Falchion1.png
Magical Falchion2.png
Artifact Falchion3.png


  • In 0.28, Long Blades lost riposte. Damage was increased back to pre-riposte levels.
  • In 0.19, Long Blades gained riposte. Falchions were reduced by 1 base damage to compensate.
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