Short Blades

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The Short Blades skill denotes how adept your character is at using short bladed weapons. Although these weapons have the lowest base damage in the game, you can attack fast with them, and they do obscene amounts of damage when used for stabbing. This skill crosstrains with the Long Blades skill.

Aptitudes

Ba Ce DD DE Dg Ds Dr Fe Fo Gr Gh Gn Ha HO Hu Ko Mf Mi Mu Na Op Og Pa Sp Te Tr Vp VS
1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 0 N/A 0 -1 -1 8 2 0 0 3 2 1 -2 0 0 -1 0 1 1 -2 1 -1

The average aptitude of all species, excluding coloured draconian, is 0.296.

List of Short Blades

Name Dam Hit Speed Hands Size Missile Throw Dam Type Prob
Dagger 4 +6 10 One Little None No Piercing 10
Quick blade 5 +6 7 One Little None No Piercing 2
Short sword 6 +4 11 One Small None No Piercing 10
Rapier 8 +4 12 One Small None No Piercing 10

History

  • Prior to 0.20, the Captain's Cutlass still dealt slicing damage despite all other short blades dealing piercing damage.
  • In 0.16, cutlasses were renamed to rapiers. Short swords and rapiers were changed from slicing to piercing damage.
  • In 0.14, sabres were renamed to cutlasses.
  • In 0.9, knives were removed.

See Also

Skills
Melee Short BladesLong BladesAxesMaces & FlailsPolearmsStavesUnarmed Combat
Ranged BowsCrossbowsThrowingSlings
Physical FightingArmourDodgingStealthShields
Magical SpellcastingInvocationsEvocations
Spell Schools AirCharmsConjurationsEarthFireHexesIceNecromancyPoisonSummoningTranslocationsTransmutations