Weapons Manual - Fencing swords

Rapier

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Rapier

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.

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