Weapons

The following table lists the potential weapon skill ratings for each character class according to the type of weapon. See the Skills Table for information on becoming skilled in weapon use. Also see the Weapons Spoiler for more detailed information.

Bladed weapons
Weapon Cost Weight Prob. Material Hit Small Large Appearance
  bonus dam.avg. dam.avg. (notes)
Daggers
orcish dagger 41012 iron+2 d32.0 d32.0 crude dagger
—Grimtooth 30010- iron +d2+d6 +d2+d6
dagger 41030 iron+2 d42.5 d32.0
silver dagger 40123 silver+2 d42.5 d32.0
athame 4100 iron+2 d42.5 d32.0
—Magicbane 350010- iron +d3+d4 +d3+d4 (magic)
elven dagger 41010 wood+2 d53.0 d32.0 runed dagger
—Sting 80010- wood +d5+d2 +d5+d2 (orcs, warn, web)
Knives
worm tooth 2200 bone d21.5 d21.5
knife (shito) 4520 iron d32.0 d21.5
stiletto 455 iron d32.0 d21.5
scalpel 650 metal+2 d32.0 d21.5
crysknife 100200 mineral+3 d105.5 d105.5
Axes
axe 86040 iron d63.5 d42.5
battle-axe 4012010 iron d8+d47.0 d6+2d48.5 double-headed axe
—Cleaver 1500120- iron +d3+d6 +d3+d6
Pick axes
pick-axe 50100tool iron d63.5 d32.0
dwarvish mattock 5012013 iron-1 d126.5 d8+2d611.5 broad pick
Swords
Weapon Cost Weight Prob. Material Hit Small Large Appearance
  bonus dam.avg. dam.avg. (notes)
Short swords
orcish short sword 10303 iron d53.0 d84.5 crude short sword
short sword (wakizashi) 10308 iron d63.5 d84.5
dwarvish short sword 10302 iron d74.0 d84.5 broad short sword
elven short sword 10302 wood d84.5 d84.5 runed short sword
Broadswords
broadsword (ninja-to) 10708 iron 2d45.0 d6+14.5
—Dragonbane 50070- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (dragons)
runesword 300400 iron 2d45.0 d6+14.5 runed broadsword
—Stormbringer 800040- iron +d5+d2 +d5+d2 (lev drain)
elven broadsword 10704 wood d6+d46.0 d6+14.5 runed broadsword
—Orcist 200070- wood +d5x2 +d5x2 (orcs)
Long swords
long sword 154050 iron d84.5 d106.5
—Demonbane 250040- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (demons)
—Excalibur 400040- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (lev,search)
—Fire Brand 300040- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (fire)
—Frost Brand 300040- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (cold)
—Giantslayer 20040- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (giants)
—Sunsword 150040- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (undead)
—Vorpal Blade 400040- iron +d5+d1 +d5+d1 (behead)
katana 80404 iron+1 d105.5 d126.5 samurai sword
—Snickersnee 120040- iron +0+d8 +0+d8
Two-handed swords
two-handed sword 5015022 iron d126.5 3d610.5
tsurugi 500600 metal+2 d168.5 d8+2d611.5 long samurai sword
—T Muramasa 450060- metal +0+d8 +0+d8 (bisect, luck)
Scimitars
scimitar 154015 iron d84.5 d84.5 curved sword
Sabers
silver saber 75406 silver d84.5 d84.5
—Grayswandir 800040- silver +d5x2 +d5x2 (defend hallu.)
—Werebane 150040- silver +d5x2 +d5x2 (werecreatures)
Bludgeons
Weapon Cost Weight Prob. Material Hit Small Large Appearance
  bonus dam.avg. dam.avg. (notes)
Clubs
club 33012 wood+2 d63.5 d32.0
aklys 4158 iron+2 d63.5 d32.0 thonged club
Maces
mace 53040 iron+2 d6+14.5 d63.5
—S Might 250030- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (align, defend magic)
Morning stars
morning star 1012012 iron+2 2d45.0 d6+14.5
—Trollsbane 200120- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (trolls)
Flails
flail (nunchaku) 41540 iron+2 d6+14.5 2d45.0
grappling hook 5030tool iron+2 d21.5 d63.5 iron hook
Hammers
war hammer 55015 iron+2 d4+13.5 d42.5
—Mjollnir 400050- iron +d3+d24 +d3+d24 (electric)
—Ogresmasher 20050- iron +d5x2 +d5x2 (ogres)
Quarterstaffs
quarterstaff 54011 wood+2 d63.5 d63.5 staff
—S Aesculapius 500040- wood +0x2 +0x2 (lev drain, regen)
Piercers
Weapon Cost Weight Prob. Material Hit Small Large Appearance
  bonus dam.avg. dam.avg. (notes)
Polearms
partisan 10805 iron d63.5 d6+14.5 vulgar polearm
fauchard 5606 iron d63.5 d84.5 pole sickle
glaive (naginata) 6758 iron d63.5 d105.5 single-edged polearm
bec-de-corbin 81004 iron d84.5 d63.5 beaked polearm
spetum 5505 iron d6+14.5 2d67.0 forked polearm
lucern hammer 71505 iron 2d45.0 d63.5 pronged polearm
guisarme 5806 iron 2d45.0 d84.5 pruning hook
ranseur 6505 iron+2 2d45.0 2d45.0 hilted polearm
voulge 51254 iron 2d45.0 2d45.0 pole cleaver
bill-guisarme 71204 iron 2d45.0 d105.5 hooked polearm
bardiche 71204 iron 2d45.0 3d47.5 long poleaxe
halberd 101508 iron d105.5 2d67.0 angled poleaxe
Spears
orcish spear 33013 iron d53.0 d84.5 crude spear
spear 33050 iron d63.5 d84.5
silver spear 40362 silver d63.5 d84.5
elven spear 33010 wood d74.0 d84.5 runed spear
dwarvish spear 33512 iron d84.5 d84.5 stout spear
Javelins
javelin 32010 iron d63.5 d63.5 throwing spear
Tridents
trident 5258 iron d6+14.5 3d47.5
Lances
lance 101804 iron d63.5 d84.5
Projectiles
Weapon Cost Weight Prob. Material Hit Small Large Appearance
  bonus dam.avg. dam.avg. (notes)
Bows
orcish bow 603012 wood d21.5 d21.5 crude bow
bow 603024 wood d21.5 d21.5
—L Diana 400030- wood +d5+0 +d5+0 (reflect)
elven bow 603024 wood d21.5 d21.5 runed bow
yumi 60300 wood d21.5 d21.5 long bow
orcish arrow 2120 iron d53.0 d63.5 crude arrow
arrow 2155 iron d63.5 d63.5
silver arrow 5112 silver d63.5 d63.5
elven arrow 2120 wood d74.0 d63.5 runed arrow
ya 4115 metal+1 d74.0 d74.0
Slings
sling 20340 leather d21.5 d21.5
flintstone 110gems mineral d63.5 d63.5
rocks/gems/glass ??gems ? d32.0 d32.0
Crossbows
crossbow 405045 wood d21.5 d21.5
crossbow bolt 2155 iron d4+13.5 d6+14.5
Darts
dart 2160 iron d32.0 d21.5
Shurikens
shuriken 5135 iron+2 d84.5 d63.5 throwing star
Boomerangs
boomerang 20515 wood d95.0 d95.0
Misc. weapons
Weapon Cost Weight Prob. Material Hit Small Large Appearance
  bonus dam.avg. dam.avg. (notes)
Whips
bullwhip 4202 leather d21.5 11.0
rubber hose 3200 plastic+2 d42.5 d32.0
Horns
unicorn horn 10020tool bone+1 d126.5 d126.5
Hand combat
bare-handed combat --hand iron d21.5 d21.5
martial arts --hand iron d42.5 d42.5