| A sword with a very long, heavy blade and a long handle.
"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 deal heavy damage, though they require a significant amount of Long Blades skill to reach min delay. Characters with experience to spare may eventually wish to upgrade to a triple sword, though this requires an immense experience investment that may be put elsewhere to greater effect. Alternatively, wielding a demon blade/eudemon blade/bastard sword instead will allow you to carry a shield in exchange for a slight penalty to damage.
|Sword of Power|
|Sword of Cerebov|
|Sword of the Doom Knight|
In very early versions of Crawl, these (and triple swords) were governed by their own skill.
|Axes||Battleaxe • Broad axe • Executioner's axe • Hand axe • War axe|
|Bows||Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)|
|Crossbows||Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)|
|Maces & Flails||Club • Demon whip • Dire flail • Eveningstar • Flail • Giant club • Giant spiked club • Great mace • Mace • Morningstar • Sacred scourge • Whip|
|Long Blades||Demon blade • Double sword • Eudemon blade • Falchion • Great sword • Long sword • Scimitar • Triple sword|
|Polearms||Bardiche • Demon trident • Glaive • Halberd • Scythe • Spear • Trident • Trishula|
|Short Blades||Dagger • Quick blade • Rapier • Short sword|
|Slings||Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)|
|Staves||Lajatang • Magical staff • Quarterstaff|
|Throwing||Boomerang • Dart • Javelin • Large rock • Stone • Throwing net|