Weapons Manual - Straight swords

Shortsword

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Shortsword

The shortsword has a two-foot double-edged blade designed for both thrusting and slashing. Lighter and faster than the longsword, it is also weaker.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Straight Sword Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Viper, Hydra, Crane, Mantis and Hawk.
Weaknesses: This weapon can be caught by swordbreakers and tiger claws.

Longsword

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Longsword

The longsword has a three-foot double edged blade, effective for both thrusting and slashing. It has a wide range of available fighting techniques, catering to both the beginner and the expert.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Straight Sword Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Viper, Crane, Hydra, Mantis and Hawk.
Weaknesses: This weapon can be caught by swordbreakers and tiger claws.

Broadsword

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Broadsword

The broadsword has a heavy three-foot double edged blade, designed primarily for slashing. It has a wide range of available fighting techniques, catering to both the beginner and the expert.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Straight Sword Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Viper, Crane, Hydra, Mantis and Hawk.

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