Nethack 3.4 Skills

The following table lists the potential weapon skill ratings for each character class according to the type of weapon. You must use the #enhance command to raise your skill level. See the Weapons Spoiler for more detailed information. The skill levels are, in increasing skill:

restricted (x)
unskilled (-)
basic (b)
skilled (s)
expert (E)
master (M)
grand master (G)

Weapon category Arch. Barb. Cavem. Healer Knight Monk Priest Ranger Rogue Samurai Tourist Valkyrie Wizard
(1)These are not weapons but rather modes of using weapons or other special skills.
(2)Only samurai and monks can practice martial arts.
Blades
Daggers bbbs b--EE bEEE
Knives b-sE b--sE ss-s
Axes -Es- s--s- -bEs
Pick-axes EEb- b--b- -bs-
Swords
Short swords bb-s s--bE EEsb
Broadswords -s-- s---s sbs-
Long swords -s-- E---s EbE-
Two-handed swords -E-- s---b EbE-
Scimitar ss-b b---s bsb-
Sabers Eb-b s---s bsb-
Bludgeons
Clubs ssEs b-E-s ---s
Maces -sEb s-E-s -b-b
Morning stars -sb- s-Ebb -b--
Flails -bs- b-Esb sb--
Hammer -Es- b-Ebb -bE-
Quarterstaff sbEE -bEb- bbbE
 
  Arch. Barb. Cavem. Healer Knight Monk Priest Ranger Rogue Samurai Tourist Valkyrie Wizard
Piercers
Polearms --sb s-ssb sbss
Spears -sEb sbssb bbsb
Javelins --sb sbsE- bbbb
Trident -ssb b-sb- -bbb
Lances ---- E-b-- sbs-
Projectiles
Bows -bs- b-bE- Eb--
Slings s-Es --bE- -bbs
Crossbows ---- sbbEE -b--
Darts b--E --bEE -E-E
Shurikens ---s -bbss Eb-b
Boomerangs E-E- --bE- -b--
Misc.
Whip E--- --bE- -b--
Unicorn horn s-bE --s-- -b--
  Arch. Barb. Cavem. Healer Knight Monk Priest Ranger Rogue Samurai Tourist Valkyrie Wizard
Fighting skills(1) 
Two weapon combat bb-- s---E Ess-
While riding bb-- E--bb sssb
Bare-handed combat EGGb E-bbE -sEb
Martial arts(2) xxxx xGxxx Gxxx
Spellcasting skills(1) 
Attack spells bsb- sb--- s-bE
Healing spells b--E sEEb- ---s
Divination spells E--- -bEEs -s-E
Enchantment spells ---- -b--- -b-s
Cleric spells ---- ssE-- s--s
Escape spells ---- -b-bs -sbE
Matter spells b-s- -b--s ---E