|| A polearm consisting of an axe blade topped with a spike, mounted on a long shaft.
"And Diarmid oh, Diarmid he perished in the strife;
His head it was spiked upon a halberd high;
His colours they were trampled: he had no chance at life
If the Lord God Himself stood by!-
-James Clarence Mangan, _A Farewell to Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan_, ca. 1840
This weapon falls into the Polearms category. It is a two handed weapon.
The halberd is a two-handed polearm, the weakest but fastest of the bunch. It's a pretty decent weapon for both damage and speed when you haven't found a shield, but you should upgrade to a one-hander or glaive once you have trained some more skill.
As a chopping weapon, it'll cut off hydra heads. It is also too large for kobolds and spriggans to use at all.
- Prior to 0.29, scythes had their own base type instead of being based off halberds.
- Prior to 0.10, these lacked innate reaching and had a higher base delay.