Triple sword

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Name Triple sword
Skill Long Blades
Damage 17
Accuracy -4
Base delay (%) 19 (190%)
Min delay 7 at skill 24
Hands 2H
Size Large
Ranged? No
A magical weapon with three great razor-sharp blades. According to legend, a master forger created a sword with two blades at the facetious suggestion of a knight, who, finding that the resulting blade was quite functional, jovially quipped, "Ah, very good, but could you make a *triple* sword?" When the answer turned out to be yes, the knight was too shocked to ask about the possibilities of a quadruple sword.

"Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit: occidentus telum est."
"A sword by itself does not slay; it is merely the weapon used by the slayer."

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca, _Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium_, Letter LXXXVII: Some arguments in favor of the simple life, l. 30. ca. 65 A.D.
trans. Richard Mott Gummere, 1917.

This weapon falls into the 'Long Blades' category. It is a two handed weapon.

Triple swords are the most powerful Long Blades in the game. While they are extremely rare and require considerable skill to use effectively, they are nonetheless excellent for slicing through enemies of all sorts. They do marginally less base damage than an executioner's axe or a bardiche, but also require marginally less skill to reach minimum delay.

Image
Mundane Triple sword.png
Magical Triple sword2.png
Artifact Triple sword3.png
Plutonium Sword Plutonium sword.png


History

In 0.16, claymores were renamed back to triple swords.

In 0.14, triple swords were renamed to claymores.

Weapons
Axes BattleaxeBroad axeExecutioner's axeHand axeWar axe
Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceMaceMorningstarRodSacred scourgeWhip
Long Blades Demon bladeDouble swordEudemon bladeFalchionGreat swordLong swordScimitarTriple sword
Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
Short Blades DaggerQuick bladeRapierShort sword
Slings Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing Blowgun (Needle) • JavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing netTomahawk