Great sword

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Name Great sword
Skill Long Blades
Damage 16
Accuracy -3
Base delay (%) 160%
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Hands 2H
Size Large
Ranged? No

A massive, straight, double-edged blade with a long hilt and a heavy pommel. It has the potential to inflict devastating wounds, but must be wielded with both hands.

"Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit: occidentis 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, 1. 30. ca. 65 A.D.

trans. Richard Mott Gummere, 1917.

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

Great swords are large, two-handed Long Blades that do decent amounts of damage. They are less powerful than triple swords, but easier to use at low skill levels and far more common.

Common Orcish
Mundane Greatsword1.png Orcish great sword1.png
Magical/Artifact Greatsword2.png Orcish great sword2.png
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Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)
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Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
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