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Two-Handed Weapons

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Two-handed weapons are weapons which require both hands to grasp, thus can not be used with a shield.  The weapons which belong to this group resemble weapons from many of the other groups. However, there is a distinct difference in the sheer size and weight of these weapons. In general, two-handed weapons hit a great deal harder and do more damage than one-handed weapons.  The trade-off is less defense offered by a shield. 

Though they go by dozens of names, there are nine primary categories of two-handed weapons:

Bastard Sword Military Pick
Battle Axe Quarter Staff
Claidhmore Two Handed Sword
Flail War Mattock
Flamberge Katana
Maul  

 

Bastard Sword
 
Other names: espadon
Damage type: slash, puncture
Description: Bastard swords are a hybrid between two-handed and one-handed edged weapons.  Larger than a standard sword, but not as long as the claidhmore, the bastard sword has a grip long enough to be held with both hands on occasion.
Base DU/ST: 200/75
Base Speed: +6
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
42 45 44 43 42 41 39 37 35
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
44 40 36 32 43 37 31 25
 
 
Battle Axe
 
Other names: adze, balestarius, battle-axe, doloire, executioner’s axe, greataxe, kheten, roa’ter axe, tabar, woodsman’s axe
Damage type: slash, crush
Description: The battle axe is a large axe with either 1 or two cutting edges. The axe is so heavy it must be held by both hands.
Base DU/ST: 155/70
Base Speed: +8
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
35 39 38 37 36 43 41 39 37
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
50 46 42 38 50 44 38 32
 
Claidhmore
 
Other names: none
Damage type: slash, crush
Description: The claidhmore is an especially massive variant of the two-handed sword. Its enormous bulk provides natural critical weighting to the weapon, making the claidhmore the weapon of choice of many warriors.
Base DU/ST: 200/75
Base Speed: +8
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
31 35 34 33 32 34 32 30 28
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
38 34 30 26 37 31 25 19
 
Flail
 
Other names: military flail
Damage type: crush, puncture
Description: Similar to the morning star, the flail consists of a spiked rod or ball suspended from a haft by a chain. The flail, however, is considerably more massive and requires both hands to wield.
Base DU/ST: 150/60
Base Speed: +7
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
40 45 44 43 42 46 44 42 40
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
51 47 43 39 52 46 40 34
 





Flamberge
 
Other names: none
Damage type: slash, crush
Description: A flamberge is a large sword which requires two hands to wield. Its most notable feature is the flamboyant shape of its blade which is curved radically, as if it were aflame.
Base DU/ST: 190/70
Base Speed: +7
   
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
39 43 42 41 40 48 46 44 42
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
50 46 42 38 44 38 32 26
 
 
Military Pick
 
Other names: bisacuta
Damage type: crush, puncture
Description: The military pick is related to the crowbill, however it's large size requires that it be wielded with both hands. It is constructed primarily of two spikes at right angles to a long haft.
Base DU/ST: 150/60
Base Speed: +7
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
25 30 29 28 27 40 38 36 34
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
40 36 32 28 47 41 35 29
 
Quarter Staff
 
Other names: staff, bo stick, yoribo
Damage type: crush
Description: The quarterstaff is a basic weapon which consists primarily of a long length of wood. The quarterstaff requires two hands to hold, however, both ends of the staff can be utilized in order to deal damage to an opponent.
Base DU/ST: 140/20
Base Speed: +5
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
25 26 25 24 23 25 23 21 19
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
26 22 18 14 24 18 12 6
 
 
Twohanded Sword
 
Other names: battlesword, beheading sword, falx, executioner’s sword, greatsword, zweihander, no-dachi
Damage type: slash, crush
Description: The twohanded sword is an edged weapon so massive that it requires two hands to hold.
Base DU/ST: 200/75
Base Speed: +8
   
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
41 45 44 43 42 44 42 40 38
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
48 44 40 36 47 41 35 29
 
War Mattock
 
Other names: footman’s hammer, mattock, oncin, sabar
Damage type: crush
Description:

The war mattock evolved from tools used to dig trenches. Much like the military pick, the mattock bears a spike which is attached at a right angle to the haft. However, on the other side the war mattock bears a flat edge which was once used for digging. The war mattock is a large weapon and requires two hands to wield.

Base DU/ST: 145/60
Base Speed: +7
   
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
32 37 36 35 34 44 42 40 38
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
48 44 40 36 53 47 41 35
  
Katana
 
Other names: none
Damage type: slash
Description:

The katana is a medium-length sword with a deadly sharp edge and finely-hone balance. Traditionally, it is carried in the belt or sheath with the cutting edge upwards. This way it is possible to draw the sword and cut in single motion.

Katanas are a hybrid between two-handed and one-handed weapons.  However, when used in two hands, the katana will require only two-handed skill.

Base DU/ST: 225/75
Base Speed: +6
   
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
39 41 40 39 38 40 38 36 34
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
41 37 33 29 39 33 27 21
  
Maul
 
Other names: tetsubo, sledgehammer
Damage type: crush
Description:

Traditionally a very long-handled sledge for driving stakes, this huge hammer can be devastating in strong hands.

Base DU/ST: 145/60
Base Speed: +7
   
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale
ASG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
31 36 35 34 33 44 42 40 38
 
Chain Plate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
52 48 44 40 54 48 42 36
 

 



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