Weapons Manual - Fencing swords
The rapier has a three-foot double-edged blade designed for both thrusting and slashing. It is light and fast, with a steel basket to protect the hand, but the blade itself is relatively fragile. It can be used in a two handed style (with the second hand placed behind the back to improve balance) or combined with a second weapon. It is particularly effective when used with a main gauche in the other hand.
|Skill type:||Swords (also benefits from the Fencing Mastery talent).|
|Usage:||One or two handed, but cannot be thrown.|
|Good styles:||Viper, Crane, Hawk, Eagle and Hydra.|
|Weaknesses:||This weapon can be caught by swordbreakers and tiger claws.|