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A sword was a melee weapon that in its simplest form consisted of a blade and a hilt. This definition includes those weapons that fit the archetype of blade with the additional restriction of a minimum size. For game purposes, weapons are divided into three size/weight classes: light, one-handed, and two-handed.[2] All swords are in either the one-handed or the two-handed class (or both) with the exception of the shortsword which is classified as a light weapon. It is included here mainly because of its widespread use and because it is used by smaller races in the same fashion as the other swords are used by larger races.

Varieties Edit

The sword was one of the most common weapons used in Faerûn. They were wielded by knights, soldiers, and creatures of many realms. Swords came in a great deal of varieties, some of the more common are:

Famous swords Edit

It is not uncommon for swords, especially enchanted ones, to have names, usually reflecting their origin or abilities. The most famous swords are those wielded by gods or heroes. These blades usually possess considerable magical power. Some examples include:

The Crownblades of Cormanthor
Feyduster
A short sword enchanted with faerie dust.
Godsbane
The avatar of the deity Mask.
Icingdeath and Twinkle
The scimitars of Drizzt Do'Urden.
Khazid'hea
A magical sentient sword used by Dantrag Baenre (Deceased) and Catti-brie Battlehammer.
The elven Moonblades
Weaveshear
The longsword of Erevis Cale, weapon of the First Chosen of Mask.

Non-canonEdit

Carsomyr
A powerful Holy Avenger from the game Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn.
The Silver Sword of Gith
The first and most powerful of all silver swords (Demon Stone, Neverwinter Nights 2, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer).

Classes Edit

The most common class that uses the sword most effectively is the Fighter. Other classes that use it effectively include:

AppendixEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  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), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.

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