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 File:Great sword 1.png File:Orcish great sword 1.png
Magical/Artifact File:Great sword 2.png File:Orcish great sword 2.png
Unrandart
Great Swords
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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 maceMaceMorningstarSacred 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 BoomerangDartJavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing net