Weapon types

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Infantry, mounted units and other types of unit may bear different types of weapons in battle, each type being suited to different purposes. Detailed information about the combat strengths of a selected unit can be found on the Unit Details panel.

  • Swords, axes and maces are general-purpose melee weapons, being particularly effective against spearmen.
  • Spears are most effective against larger targets like mounted units, and can be braced to negate a charge.
  • Great weapons have special damage values that ignore armor. It is to be noted that these units typically attack slower, so they are less than suitable for engaging swarming infantry.
  • Halberds are the combination of spears and great weapons, they are best against large armored targets, but the unit attacks slower so weaker against sword infantry.
  • Some units deal magical damage (like hexwraiths). This damage can ignore most effects, especially physical resistances, like ethereality.