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- For a comparison of different weapons, see Weapon.
A two-handed sword is an edged weapon that is three times the size of a short sword, with five times the contact area. Two-handed swords have the same basic attacks as other swords, but benefit from increased damage potential at a cost of reduced usability. Two-handed swords can span up to 6 ft. in length, and, as the name implies, were intended for use with a two-hand grip. The enormous contact area of two-handed swords allows massive wounds to be inflicted on nearly any target, no matter their size, if body parts are not simply cloven apart or removed altogether.
Two-handed swords use and train the swordsdwarf skill. As foreign weapons dwarves cannot forge two-handed swords, limiting supply to whatever low-quality specimens can be traded from human caravans and scavenged from invaders.
Due to the size of two-handed swords, most dwarves are unable to equip them. With height and broadness modifiers, some dwarves should be able to use a two-handed sword, and a select few might manage to do so one-handed. Unfortunately, due to a bug, two-handed swords cannot currently be equipped by any dwarves.
In fortress mode, one-handed vs. two-handed checks are performed correctly, but can wield vs. can't wield ignores height and broadness modifiers, so dwarves cannot equip two-handed swords.Bug:0005812 See this forum post for details.
[ITEM_WEAPON:ITEM_WEAPON_SWORD_2H] [NAME:two-handed sword:two-handed swords] [SIZE:900] [SKILL:SWORD] [TWO_HANDED:77500] [MINIMUM_SIZE:62500] [MATERIAL_SIZE:5] [ATTACK:EDGE:100000:8000:slash:slashes:NO_SUB:1250] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3] [ATTACK:EDGE:50:4000:stab:stabs:NO_SUB:1000] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3] [ATTACK:BLUNT:100000:8000:slap:slaps:flat:1250] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3] [ATTACK:BLUNT:100:1000:strike:strikes:pommel:1000] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3]
|Ranged||Blowgun & Blowdarts • Bow & Arrows • Crossbow & Bolts|
|Blunt||Flail • Mace • Maul • War hammer • Whip|
|Edged: Slashing||Battle axe • Great axe • Halberd • Long sword • Scimitar • Scourge • Short sword • Two-handed sword|
|Edged: Piercing||Dagger • Morningstar • Pick • Pike • Spear|