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A glaive was a reach weapon in the pole arm family.[2]

DescriptionEdit

The glaive was a pole arm that, in its basic form, was a large knife mounted on a long pole. The blade was often augmented with a back spike, perpendicular to the blade or angled forward. An average glaive cost 8gp and weighed 10lbs (4.5kg).[3]

See also: Pole_arm#Glaive

UseEdit

The glaive was a two-handed melee weapon with a 10 foot (3 meter) reach. Because it was a pole arm, it couldn't be used to attack adjacent foes. They were most effective in large numbers in a phalanx, or when they could be set against a charging opponent. Even though the tip of the blade was sharp and the back spike could be swung to penetrate armor, the glaive was considered a slashing weapon.[4]

RealmsloreEdit

Bearded devils were known to carry sawtooth glaives.[5]

Notable glaivesEdit

The tiefling warrior Havilar carried a glaive she referred to as "Devil Slayer".[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 115,118. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  3. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 117,118. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  5. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  6. Erin M. Evans (November 2011). Brimstone Angels Kindle Edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 658. ISBN 0-7869-5846-4.

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