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What's your favorite sort of fantasy weapon, anon? It can be as conservative or wild as you like, as long as you spit it out.

For instance, I'm a delusional shieldfag.

>> No.53183028

I like typical fantasy weapons (swords, axes, what have you) but with ornate or impractical design flair.

But if I had to pick one fantasy weapon as my favorite I guess I'd go with spear.

>> No.53183150

a gun that shoots swords that divide into daggers that explode

>> No.53183496
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>not using the double club

>> No.53183724

Daggerfag here, I accepted long ago that I'm not a warrior.
Also a big fan of staves and fencing blades.

>> No.53183747

I like the idea of absurdly powerful weapons that look like absolutely ordinary version of themselves.

A great fan of axes once, i'm re-evaluating hammers and greatswords

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Longswords, duh.
Spears especially winged ones are close contender.

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Shields are great, sword & board is my favorite fighting style by far, but I also acknowledge that they're fragile and tend to smash apart in any remotely prolonged combat: vikings carried like three of them for duels for a reason. So you'd need a weapon that can be wielded with either one or two hands, effective either way.

For that, you'll want bastard sword.

I do like glaives too, though.

>> No.53183799

bastard swords don't actually exist.

>> No.53183813
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My favorite fantasy weapon that isn't just a straight up magic sword or something is Monster Hunter's Switch Axe. You've got a huge axe and a huge sword all in one weapon. What is not to love?

>> No.53183815
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the goedendag because it's name literally means "good day"

>> No.53183830
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How they work.

>> No.53183840

The thread asked for FANTASY weapons, anon.

>> No.53183886

The fact that both modes do the same type of damage...Changing from one chopping blade to another seems a little pointless.

>> No.53183907

That does nothing to explain how you can even lift the damn thing.

>> No.53183921
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You wanna know pointless

>> No.53183927
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Scythes, I know they're impractical, I know they're farming equipment and not weapons of war, I know they're overused by ''nothing personel kid teleports behind you edgefags''. buttfuck it I think they're cool.

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Dark Eldar Incubi weapons. Klaives I think they're called. They get me hot and bothered.

>> No.53184057

Bastard sword, mechanically it is the most versatile. Being able to switch between one and two handed, pair it with a shield or a second weapon. In older editions the damage against large creatures was decent enough. Shield would be my second favorite, also for versatility.

>> No.53184076


Hunters are the descendants of super humans engineered to fight Dragons during the Dragon War.

>> No.53184097

It's monster hunter, if you ask these kind of questions you're not going to enjoy yourself

>> No.53184124
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I have a weakness for swords with blunt ends.
They don't make any goddamn sense, but I guess to me it makes them look more like cleavers, which makes them look more powerful.

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in the same vein

>> No.53184162
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I've been assured that this sword is fake, but I still think it looks cool

>> No.53184307

Chainsaw weapons. Shit makes very little sense, but I love it.

These are also strong contenders for my affection.

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I thought the gunshot wasn't creating a projectile but making the blade vibrate at high frequnecy. It is still retarded, but at least has a psuedo-explanation. Or is that an after the fact explanation like the Han's parsec comment.


Also I see your retardation and double it.

>> No.53184354


>> No.53184386

Damn, first answer stole what I was gonna say. But yeah, this. I love weapons that look real and useful, but with maybe like, 20-30% extra. Maybe they're a little too big, or the blade has pointless holes in it, the guard is overly big and ornate, it's curved in an odd way or something. Like it's still totally a real ass weapon, but unless you're more than just a regular guy, or the weapon has more to it than just metal and wood, it wouldn't be optimal.

Though it might be because making those kinds of weapons is a hobby of mine.

>> No.53184394

Fake or not, you're right; it does indeed look cool.

>> No.53184452
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For example.

>> No.53184703

Execution blades, designed solely for chopping off heads.

>> No.53184805
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>I like typical fantasy weapons (swords, axes, what have you) but with ornate or impractical design flair.
My nigga.
>But if I had to pick one fantasy weapon as my favorite I guess I'd go with spear.

>> No.53185014

Naginata. Or a fauchard but those vary in shape enough that sometimes they're not what I want.

I want a pointy thing on a long stick to stab things with before they can hurt me. I'd also appreciate being able to trip or chop but those are secondary to not getting it caught on something like the scrub I am so I'd rather not go full halberd.

>> No.53185187

I am personally a sucker for really big single-sided blades, like buster swords or the Fable 1 cleaver.

>> No.53186477
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don't over complicate things

>> No.53186582

Thrusting swords, especially the estoc since it's so overspecialized.

>> No.53186859

So it's an ugly shortspear that you can bludgeon people with like a quarterstaff? I mean, a fork could do the same, but be more effective, and was a commonly used tool.

>> No.53187054

Anything versatile and effective. Preferably easy to maintain. Halberds, lucerne hammers, billhooks, pollaxes, all adorned with hooks and spikes capable of thrusting attacks and disarming of shields. For a more up-close fight a flanged mace or handaxe would be fine, accompanied by a spiked shield.
Sure, none of these are very fantasy-y, but practicality outweighs muh edgy superkatana every day.

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I love a big ass greatsword and hewing enemies like I'm Conan the fucking Barbarian!

Usually I play a wizard though.

>> No.53187318

It's more of a club with a spike.

>> No.53187362

80-140 cm is above what I'd consider a club, but that'd be a more apt word to describe it, yeah.

>> No.53187384

That's pretty grim.

>> No.53187407
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Nobody said western fantasy onry, so I'm going with the jian. Bitches don't know about my immortal sword-arts.

>> No.53187477


In my mind I always imagine the trigger for the change was twisting the handle. That made the most sense to me considering you don't get to see what the mechanical bits inside of it are like.

>> No.53187721

I'm fond of spears and pole-arms, specifically things reminiscent of naginata.
Something about butting a more-or-less standard blade on a really long stick just speaks to me.

>> No.53187777

In 3.0 through Pf, a critical focused fighter can be the deadliest nightmare by about level8 (human).

I joined a game at 7th and when I got that 3rd attack, I lucked out and crit killed a adult red dragon in a round. Solo. The x4 crit base gets real ugly early.

>> No.53187844

but that weapon clearly has a sharp point anon

>> No.53187909

All of them. I try to carry as diverse an array of weaponry as possible. This usually includes a bastard sword, hand axe, spear, bow, throwing knives, dagger and shield.

>> No.53187979

What's that, an eastern Gladius?

>> No.53187990
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Bloodborne had such cool weapons, even if they were completely impractical.

>> No.53188008
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I just looked up some stuff about executioner swords and found "Terminus Est"
>Terminus Est is described as being "Light to raise, weighty to descend." This is due to (in addition to the obvious ethical quandary, in that raising the sword causes no harm, but the descending stroke ends a life by decapitation) a channel in the spine of the blade, containing liquid hydrargyrum, another name for mercury. (Wolfe makes use of obscure terms from Latin and Greek in many of his works, and in the New Sun Cycle additionally makes heavy use of French and Spanish.)
>"Light to raise, weighty to descend."
>a channel in the spine of the blade, containing... mercury.
Does that make any kind of sense? I get that it's referring to momentum, but would that work at all in real life? Do you think you'd need some special way to lift/swing to get it to work?

>> No.53188060

Sort of, but lighter, more flexible and designed for unarmored combat.

>> No.53188213

I kinda want a list of weapons, fantasy and not fantasy. So I can spice up my NPCs

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>> No.53188981

>Do you think you'd need some special way to lift/swing to get it to work?
Not really. Most of the sword's weight would be in the hilt when you raise it due to mercury flowing downhill through the channel. When you swing it, momentum carries the mercury back up the channel to the tip of the sword, increasing the weight and cutting power. There wouldn't be a real need to change how you hold or swing it.

>> No.53189037
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I've got a soft spot in my heart for the king of retarded, impractical fantasy weapons - the warglaive.

>> No.53189300

I can actually see that kind of weapon working in context. Demon Hunters wade into battle with dozens of demons by themselves, meaning they're usually surrounded. If you look at the ingame animations, you'll see that the ready position has one glaive is held in front and the other behind. This is to let you parry from any direction.

As for smacking people without hurting yourself, notice how every strike uses the rear blade to hit, and how the entire torso twists with every swing, also keeping the other glaive on the opposite side to keep up your defensive coverage.

It's still silly, but not completely without logic.

>> No.53189460

Yeah, it can work kinda, you just need superhuman strength, speed and reflexes, which WC elves have even before getting juiced up on demon shit.

>> No.53189498


Filthy bagginses

>> No.53189616
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pic related is the most pleasing weapon shape ive ever seen, but I generally like stuff like swiss sabers or kriegmessers

>> No.53189630

Kill yourself phoneposter

>> No.53189656

The swords that look like the orc ones from lord of the rings. Just a big slab of metal with a sharp edge.

>> No.53189877

Two handed swords, never a bad choice.

>> No.53190146
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I usually favor blunt weapons, or something exotic. Flails are fun, and nunchucks are awesome but don't really fit these kinds of settings unless you're a monk or what have you. Big freaking hammers are always a good choice.

I always feel drawn to the simple quarterstaff though. It has a very benevolent wandering adventurer feel to it.

>> No.53190166
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Halberds, Glaives/Naginata are really cool, planning on my next D&D character to be a fat but weirdly athletic and acrobatic fighter who uses a Naginata.

Also got a soft spot for Scimitars, Greatswords and the good Ol' Morningstar. I feel like maces, morningstars and flails get poor representation, no one seems to want to use them in my games.

>> No.53190287

first of all yeah, the thread is talking about fantasy weapons.

second, yeah they totally did, but it was a classification, not an actual weapon. A sword big enough that it would have to be slung across the back, but light enough to weild in one hand - they were, back in the times, generally called "hand and a half" swords. There were lots of different swords that fit into this category. Granted, not many were used, like greatswords they weren't hugely practical, however they absolutely existed.

>> No.53190318

I wouldn't say a scythe is an edgy weapon, not nearly as much as a katana.

A halfling druid in my upcoming game is gonna use one, i think that sounds pretty cool

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>not wanting to bash your enemy's ribs into their lungs

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>> No.53190515

if that's a warhammer then my dick is a jackhammer

>> No.53190590
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The Japanese, not surprisingly, managed to take this idea to its illogical conclusion. Yes, the lighter portion actually works. And it fires bullets too.

>> No.53190648

looks like some God Eater shit, an anime so bad it made me hate a whole aesthetic

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>> No.53190850

Hunters are literally transhuman ├╝bermensch

>> No.53190912

They'd be impossible to use safely but whip swords are just the coolest idea to me. Same with whips, actually.

best combos are as follows
Tomahawk + long knife
Sickle + chain
Bastard sword + parry dagger
Rapier/fencing saber + throwing knives
Kukri + kukri

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I love this axe. It has so much ''umph!'' to it, you know? Like it's a sharpened sledgehammer more than anything else.
>dat ass

>> No.53191034
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I feel you. It's just simple brutality. Same reason I like modern tacticool swords.

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Personally I prefer old Fireseal but hey, this the same series where the least weird weapon is a guitar.

>> No.53191158

Flails, bolas, thrusting swords like the estoc, and impractically spiky armor so I can be an urchin of death.

>> No.53191165
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Get out Hinsty David, you are drunk!

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>15 gp
>2d4 slashing
>3 lb.
>Two-handed, finesse

Use this with with my Duskblade in 3.5 and my Eldritch Knight in 5ed.

>> No.53191195

You wanna give FLCL a watch, where the guitar is a multiple use tool: instrument, vehicle, weapon, symbolic metaphor for a character's maturity and the seizing of their destiny, etc


>> No.53191216


>> No.53191224

I love comically large hammers and axes. Things where you would have enough trouble reliably hitting a stationary log/spike, never mind a moving target. (I loathe comically large swords, however.)

>> No.53191320

A scythe fighter in PF can be especially fun, if a bit of a one-trick pony, because of the extra static damage bonuses PF fighters get. Damage is usually just OK, but when you get that crit, KABOOM!

>> No.53191362
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maces, morningstars, warhamers, picks.
basicly anything that you look at,
and your ears fill with the thunk of it connecting.

that or a trusty old billhook

>> No.53191365

It was mostly improvised by peasants under siege iirc

>> No.53191461

My ideal weapon is basically this, but instead of axe to fat sword, halberd to guarded sword. With a nice flowy scarf for style.

Gunlance is also fucking amazing.

>> No.53191485

You'd end up twisting the handle accidentally way too often. A trigger makes more sense.

>> No.53191503
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looks like the peasants answer to armour to me

>> No.53191579
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Like those?

>> No.53191599


Make it less jagged, emphasize the frontward curve some more, give it a spike on the portion that attaches to the gauntlet section, and decide on a length and purpose for the topside blade (either parry, sword-breaker, or cutting).

Do that and you'll have a functional weapon.

>> No.53191608

I can appreciate the craftsmanship of these but holy shit is it hideously gaudy.

>> No.53191613


>...Never knows best

Yes, I remember those days.

>> No.53191614

Now that's something obscure I can appreciate.

>> No.53191711

That magic throwing star from the movie "Krull"...

>> No.53191845


And those are not even the ones covered with gems!

But yeah, no practical value except showing off.

Funnily, my GM actually implemented such "weapons" in a meaningful way. We used it as an indicator for how high the social status of unknown NPCs were.... just like people did in the old days.

>> No.53191891

In my system, ornate weapons and armour give charisma bonus.

>> No.53191904

Axes, maces, clubs, morningstars. Anything with a good heft to it. I have a special place in my boner for macuahuitl, though.

>> No.53191950

new season's coming supposedly, hope they don't butcher a classic

>> No.53192021

Charge Blade and Gun Lance are cooler. On topic, I really like weird gun/melee hybrid weapons. Shotgun + Tonfa is my favorite, but Anti-Tank Rifle + Spear is a close second.

>> No.53192060


Good rule, especially when dealing with plebs.

My hombrew does it only the other way round: if you want to gain the benefits of having a higher status, you have to represent it. Being high born can become quite expensive...

>> No.53192081


But what kind of shieldfag? Thre are SO MANY different ones!

>> No.53192137

sauce on this?
Cute weapon-weeb dragoness seems neat, could make a fun NPC
in all fairness it is a lighter-sword for a fire-user in a game where a trap-nun uses a yo-yo and a dude is so swole he uses armor to slow himself down so not every punch makes people explode

>> No.53192169

Except that spike is made for armor piercing. It's not gonna do as much damage as any other kinda blade you'd find on a spear, but you find some faggot in armor (chain, plate, what have you) lying on the ground and you can start putting holes in it.

They're cheap as god damn shit to make and easy as god damn shit to use. Hand em out to every guy that you don't trust to hold a real weapon and tell em to stab the shit out of any clinking cunt that gets knocked down.

With a horseshoe worth of iron and a stick you turn a worthless peasant into someone that might very possible fuck up your expensive armor. Worst case they actually kill you and can you just imagine how fucking embarrassing that would be? Not quite up to par when you're waging war on your terms, but sometimes you're not, sometimes you're stuck in your castle with nought but your guards and any peasants that managed to make it here before the gates closed. And the only guy who knows how to work a forge is a ferrier.

>> No.53192319


(spikey) spears =/= real weapon?

That's a strange statement.

>> No.53192460

I mean yes it's still a weapon, but it's exceptionally limited. It serves a very similar purpose as those daggers, misericorde I think, used to finish off injured soldiers wearing lots of armor. When I say "real weapon" I mean, if you give a proper spear or a sword and shield or something to someone untrained, they're not going to utilize it very well. You can do a lot and have a lot of impact with those weapons, but only if you have the proper training.

On the other hand, the short stick with a pokey bit? Not much to learn about that. It means that exceptional skill won't improve your effectiveness with it very much, but lack of skill won't reduce it's effectiveness either. It's perfect for combatants with little or no training.

When I say real weapon I mean something that you give to a soldier. Because the soldier has trained to use it to it's full potential. The short pointy stick doesn't have much potential. The same way you'd say "now that's a real man" or "now that's a real burger" etc. A pointy stick is obviously a weapon, but a halberd or a sword or an ax? Now that's a real weapon.

>> No.53193104

Is that... RMLs work? I've never seen that before.

>> No.53194778
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Shields that fucking hurt

>> No.53194794

A fire greatsword is my favorite ever

>> No.53194830
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Give me my club, or just sharpen it and call it "sword," or whatever the kids say these days.

>> No.53194873

You just have to build around Flicker Strike, Anon. That would solve all your problems.

>> No.53194881

10/10 post
I can only imagine the face of a general watching his horribly expensively armored knights being stabbed to death by Cletus the pig farmer and his battlefork

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They had those in real life though.

Granted they weren't very effective, but Final Fantasy didn't invent them.

>Sort of, but lighter, more flexible and designed for unarmored combat.
There were different kinds of jian.

Most people think of the whippy Crouching Tiger wushu sword and its real equivalent, the scholar jian (which was lighter and thinner and closer to the European smallsword in purpose). They had thick war jians though.

Mah nigga.

>> No.53195169

Wrong https://youtu.be/jYWSKsINVIQ

>> No.53195373
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Are you me? I loved the shit out of the Troika weapon line in Spiral Knights especially.
>strong attack charged up and smashed into the ground for an AoE

>> No.53195391

>They had those in real life though.

Oh for fucks sake, would someone for once remember that the FF8 gunblade does NOT shoot anything?

>> No.53195416

>Kukri + kukri
Oi mate you wanna fuckin fight? I'll go ya cunt.

>> No.53195432

Favorite Scythe build was Inquisitor with the feat that let him do CDG as a swift. Castigate puts the target in a CDG state, and then you finish it with a scythe. The feat been nerfed since, however.

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A good flanged mace. Not a morningstar, not a hammer, not a flail. Just a big hunk of metal on a stick. I really, really love the idea of big man with big shield do the big hit.

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I really like ornamented rapiers and sabers. And while I can appreciate practicality of other weapons, or even edginess of something weird, my heart is still with rapier.

>> No.53195878

I love 'flamed' weapons

that rapier looks awesome

is there some history behind it?

>> No.53195906

Probably a masterwork.

>> No.53195940

I never bothered to search it, but it seems to be in this museum.

>> No.53195977

Conan doesnt have a greatsword

>> No.53196001


In that order

>> No.53196037

Khopesh are OP, can hook shields and everything.

>> No.53196166
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17th century swords are my fetish, particularly with minimalist hilt designs. They're sort of austere and practical but with just enough room for a smith to impart a bit of subtle character

>> No.53196314

I really do like the sword and shield imagery, even more when the shield also functions as a scabbard (see Patroklos from Soul Calibur)
But my favourite weapons in a practical sense are the crossbow, the spear or the halberd and the war mace (the long ones, I love having range advantage).
I think it's really neat when they are ornated or decorated, specially when there's some kind of imagery or iconography, such as depictions of saints angels and all that jazz.

>> No.53196334
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i realy like the kriegs messer and saber style weapons i just love the way the look.

>> No.53196366

Best fantasy series ever.

>> No.53196737

i can't explain why, but this infuriates me

>> No.53196797

Conans Sword in the movie actualy had a pritty short blade.

>> No.53196808

I have a boner for poleaxes and crossbows.

>> No.53196919

2-handed sword, duh.

>> No.53197293

Even in reality one blades impact isn't lile anothers.
Axes have a higher impact because more energy is focused in a single point of contact.

In Monster Hunter the benefit of sword mode is that the weapon gains the benefit of a phial which adds damage or poison or paralysis

The weapon also has a chainsaw mode where it shotguns the contents of the phial into an explosion

>> No.53197307
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Magic staves.

>> No.53197881

Lots of great taste in the thread.

The glaive, naginata, claymore and khopesh strike my fancy the most.
Lucerne hammers are cool too. I love the idea of such a simple looking hammer being used side by side with more traditional over the top fantasy weapons and wreaking havoc.

>> No.53198057

I didn't say polearms aren't real weapons. I'm talking about the goedendag specifically, which was used mainly by those who weren't proper soldiers. I even used spears and halberds as examples of real weapons.

>> No.53198094

It's such a piece of shit, barely even a wall hanger. It's flimsy, super heavy, the steel is crap and it's one solid piece of metal. You're right to hate it, I hate it too. But it was a fun project and whipping it around like I'm some faggot in KH is a guilty pleasure.

>> No.53198128

My tastes are rarely humored

>Warhammers that aren't a huge block of metal on a stick, instead having a realistic tiny head with a spike on the other end
>Bows with arrows held in draw hand whose user isn't scrawny
>Gauntlets for halfswording, mordhau, and blade grabbing
>Shields that are actually used and not just held to the side or moved out of the way when attacking
>Short spears

>> No.53198173
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Forgot my favorite weapon, the motherfucking Kilij. I would want to suit up with a shortspear and a kilij as a backup.

>> No.53198499

>all medieval weapons, not really fantasy weapons

You had one job.

>> No.53198513

I miss counter monkey

>> No.53198781
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African weapons can look like something out of fantasy

>> No.53198794
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This is a hunga munga. Algerians refer to it as the "Masai throwing knife"

>> No.53200607
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Literally any of the switch/trick weapons from Bloodborne. I have such a boner for transforming items it's not even funny. I've been meaning to get over to /diy/ and figure out how to make my very own Saw Cleaver or threaded cane because I'm a filthy Skill whore

>mfw when I first discovered the Stake Driver / Pile Hammer

Fucking glorious m8, still need to stat that fucker for 5e

>> No.53200641
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Shoped Sega Mega Drive/Genisis in place of keyboard.

>> No.53201383

They would hurt your hand when you wield them, too.

>> No.53201491
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this ruffled my feathers

>> No.53202655

What game? Who is Wolfe?

>> No.53202791
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>not posting the superior weapon

>> No.53203364


>> No.53203650
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Dane Axe all the way.

It ticks of all of my boxes:

It's like a halberd without the hook and ornamental stuff.

>> No.53203974

You are not alone brother, that's exactly my shit

>> No.53204341

Probably the atlatl.

Those things work really well with super human strength.

>> No.53204442
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Inkthinker's magical forest rapiers were pretty baller.

>> No.53204488

Reminds me of a thread discussing centaur civilization and what it would be like. The idea I came up with is that Centaurs with bows is retarded, as the addition of horseparts doesn't let you shoot a bigger bow or more accurately. However if you had a sling... You can use your entire body weight to power the throw of a sling, meaning centaurs could use huge slings, whipping their whole lower half into the throw and reaching distances far beyond what most other races would be capable of. Obviously close skirmishes they'd still have a major advantage with the bow because mounted cavalry, but they'd be the kings of long range warfare and especially sieges, as they'd be able to accomplish near artillery level fire with comparatively little equipment. Not to mention that since everyone is their own horse power, they'd have far better supply lines able to quickly and competently move far more supplies (including big siege machines), much faster and competently than other civs.

Man centaurs are so underexplored, there's so much to consider when everyone has a horse for a butt.

>> No.53204512
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Ardeth Bay's sword from The Mummy was gnarly. He was also really good with it.

>> No.53204649
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I always go for the most impracticable and weird things in high fantasy settings, bonus points if it has "dire" in the name. Otherwise I go with a big ol axe or a Khopesh

>> No.53205248
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I want ALL the guns from Destiny. In particular I really like the Fusion Rifles because they're essentially Plasma shotguns.

>> No.53205314

muh nig-nog

I wish I could play a bard that could double up with psycho power- guitars that turned into sonic clubs

shit's cash

>> No.53205362
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I fucking love a good, straight saber

>> No.53205540

Jesus fuck this.

I need a Mida Multitool in my life.

>> No.53205582

>no halberds
What a shit thread.

>> No.53205871


Is... is his lion skin cape tied to his penis?

>> No.53205899

It's allegedly proof against blades. Wouldn't you?

>> No.53205940
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swords in their various shapes are obviously the coolest and most aesthetic, but if I was ever actually in battle I think I'd be most confident with a simple warhammer

>> No.53206015

daz full of spiky gubbinz, boss

>> No.53206090
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My nigga. Blunt is best. No need to sharpen, minimal maintenance. Just wind back and smash. Shout out to axes too.

If I have to choose a sword, I'm a sucker for the schiavona , the khopesh, and the falcata.

>> No.53206153


Im finkin dis humies is on ta sumfin

>> No.53206262

Is it the shitty welds? or that fact that the large surfaces don't look plain?

>> No.53206299
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what ever the fuck this is.

>> No.53206302

maybe a few 'tra spiky bits.. few 'tra gubbinz.
ta make it more ded killy

>> No.53206328

Fighter: "boy I do like polearms"
Weaponsmith: "how much you do like polearms"
Fighter: "like, a lot"
Weaponsmith: "I could have something for you, I work on it only when drunk"
Fighter: "surprise me"

>> No.53207584
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>Shout out to axes too.
Ey senpai. We're all in this together.
You call me anytime you need me

>> No.53207774

Weapons? You only posted knives though.

>> No.53208202
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>MIDA multi tool
>Not the Khovostov

Comrade, pls

>> No.53208230
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Japanese used some thing very much that called a Nagamaki. Very popular in the early and mid 16th century.

>> No.53208558

Was its primary purpose killing things? If yes then it's a real weapon.

A goedendag is only used to kill shit. Just because it was cheap to manufacture and easy to use doesn't mean it has any less value than a spear or a hammer, two weapons whose functions can be performed by the goedendag. Also I'm not sure what you kean when you say that being skilled in its use wouldn't be much benefit. If you're skilled in the use of a weapon, any weapon, it has a tangible effect on the effectiveness of that weapon. It's not as romantic or fancy as a sword or poleaxe, but the same can be said about an AK-47 and a fully tricked out AR15.

>> No.53208562

That is not the gutendag. It's a fat mallet that has a spike at the end of it.

>> No.53208591

Who invited this guy

>> No.53208695
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An axe is fine too.

>> No.53208755
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A French army with 2,500 knights and noblemen was wrecked by a bunch of militia from Flanders. It was believed that a knight was equal to ten footmen at the time, so the power goedendag was quite a shock. It got replaced by the halberd and warhammer though.

Speaking of which, the halberd is my favorite. A versatile weapon for the commoners to fight each other and nobles. I especially like the late era Swiss ones with longer shafts and more solid axeheads with just enough area to hook with the front rather than the backspike.

>> No.53208830
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Monster Hunter sure has some of the best stupid weapons ever.

>> No.53208876
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You also have the rocket powered water coated drill hammer

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>> No.53208891

Imma searching for any blunts hybrid between a flanged mace and a bar mace.

I'm pretty sure somewhere in Yurop a few centuris back a drunk blacksmith must have had the same idea.

>> No.53208930

>One handed for use with shield
>Spin increases impact
>Spike made out of sex to intercept weapons or strike between plate

Nobleman taste.

>> No.53208984

Swiss polearm, obviously. It also has grappling hook on the opposite end.

>> No.53209000
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I am like, bizarrely enthusiastic about two-handed swords, from the English Longsword to the Zweihander to certain varieties of falchion (especially the ones with the J-shaped handles and hooked tips, pic related). I have a soft spot for the Falx and Khopesh as well.Shields are for losers, unless its a Pelta accompanied by a small spear or some javelins. For ranged weapons, small-ish crossbows and composite recurve shortbows are cool, especially if the shortbow has one of those cool leather bow holster things some kinds of horse archers had.

>> No.53209034

Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

>> No.53209059


I think in 4U it did Fire Damage. Would have been nice if they made it blast damage.

>> No.53209074
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Ever since I read Mouse Guard, the idea of a character using a Hook & Line really gets me wet. That and chain/grappling weapons in general.

>> No.53209080

Dude chill out, I used the term "real weapon" in a colloquial sense, not a literal one. Yes literally any fucking object you can kill someone with can be called a weapon, your semantic bullshit has proven to everyone that you're so smart and handsome. Meanwhile any human being who doesn't require another human being to wipe up their spittle can understand what the fuck I was actually saying.

And if you want to compare it to guns then it wouldn't be an AK, it would be a saturday night special. Obviously it's still a gun, but it's not what you would consider arming a military force with.

>> No.53209131

>What game?
>Who is Wolfe?
The author.

>> No.53209305
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I like the spiral, but there's a certain beauty to a flexible wooden handle fitted with a solid axehead.

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>> No.53209356

i was just about to say that.

>> No.53209384
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warhammers are pretty damn sweet, if you make em right.

>> No.53209386

Science fiction disguised as fantasy. But even then it's better than most actual fantasy series.

>> No.53209401
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I mean just look at that.

>> No.53209427
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Katars. They look cool, and in terms of impracticality can range from simple and practical like pic related to triple bladed monstrosities, either is good.

>> No.53209493

Dixie and Pixie.
Dixie is a large, clip point fighting knife. Pixie is a long poniard. Given the chance, I'll wield the girls in any fantasy game.

>> No.53209531

That there is called a yataghan.

>> No.53209680
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I don't know.
Blast explodes over time, building up with every hit while the gunpowder charges from the gunhammer explode in flames instantly with every hit.

>> No.53209695

Looks like it will fall apart as soon as it hits something ... but looks insanely cool.

>> No.53209715

the axe looks worse. sword's alright, Bow is probably the most functional though.

>> No.53209793
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I don't know how realistic the Charge Blades, specially the whole charge thing, but they look really cool, a sword and shield that can be combined into a huge axe.

>> No.53209848
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This >>53209427 and pic related are my top two choices.

>> No.53210050


>> No.53210473
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World Chariot is my bae

Gunlances are my inner-soul

>> No.53210549

>Centaurs with bows is retarded
That association with bows exists because centaurs were based on real bow-wielding horse-people.

>> No.53210565

Umbrellas that get used as stabbing or bludgeoning weapons.

Or machetes.

>> No.53210593

fuckoff huge axes. especially single-head with a spike on the other side.

>> No.53210992

...why the fuck wouldnt you just use a giant chakram at that point? jesus man

>> No.53211040
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Glaives and swordstaffs personally make me hard.

its basically a shortsword with the reach and power of a pole axe.

>> No.53211510
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Its generally called a pallasch or regional variation thereof if it's straight

>> No.53211809
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I know it's a bit weeb, but I love the idea of a guy who doesn't use weapons - just gets through fights with his bare hands and incredible skill.

>> No.53212039
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I like the ones that look like huge silly guns with baynets.

>> No.53212112

beat the living crap out of the manure golem

>> No.53212320
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Yoo grots don know nuffin bout nuffin

>> No.53213156

This. It's a crude vibro-blade.

>> No.53213921

Is this the scene from Mossflower where Martin the Warrior, Gonf, and that mole take on the crabs on the way to Salamandastron?

>> No.53213963

don't ever talk to me or my knives' son again

>> No.53213977

look like they would hurt to hold

>> No.53214113


>> No.53215840
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Me too, being a hopeless rapierfag. Hilts are my kink, the more elaborate the better.

I'm glad we can be autistic together Anon.

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