Are you a natural at slaying things? The skill of Weaponry relates to how well you can handle a weapon that may fall into your hands in the course of the game, and in Sryth, weapons of all types are very common, especially in the hands of nasty things intending to clobber you with them!
The Weaponry skill will give you bonuses to your Melee Rating when using a weapon. On rare occasions, such as when giving a non-lethal demonstration of your combat prowess, your Weaponry skill may be checked just as any other skill. When you first get the Weaponry skill or any of its subskills, you get 1 extra point of MR.
|MR Bonus (total)||Levels|
How to get Edit
- Choose it at the beginning
- Buy it from the Adventurers' Collective
- Get it from Thaoni in the Moonshore Crossroads Inn
- Get it from Brother Kol in the Lyrelocke Monastery
See also: How to get more skills, and check the table below for how to get the Weaponry Subskills.
Weaponry Subskills Edit
These subskills can only be learned in the game; if you start a character from scratch, they will not have them. Although they are called "subskills", you can learn them even if you don't have Weaponry yet.
Originally the Weaponry subskills increased your MR at the same rate as general Weaponry, but as of May 12, 2012 they have a bigger effect on your MR, as shown below. There is an additional +1 bonus to MR if your Weaponry and the subskill for your wielded weapon are within 5 levels of each other.
Where to get subskillsEdit
|Specialised subskill for clubs and other bashing weapons. This can be learned at the Adventurers' Collective, Thofyra's Training Yard, and with Brother Kol after completing the Lyrelocke Monastery quest.|
|Specialised subskill for axes and other hacking weapons. You can learn this in the Adventurers' Collective and Thofyra's Training Yard.|
|Specialised subskill for cavalry lances. This skill is obtained on the West Camp of Saarngard Keep, you can get it as soon as you reach Saarngard Isle, and can only be used in the jousting contest. For the moment, it cannot be used outside of those adventures, since there are no lances in the game.|
|Specialised subskill for polearms. You can learn this in the Adventurers' Collective and Thofyra's Training Yard.|
|Specialised subskill for swords and other slashing weapons. You can learn this in the Adventurers' Collective, Thofyra's Training Yard, or from Thaoni in the Moonshore Crossroads Inn.|
|Specialised subskill for daggers and other stabbing weapons. You can learn this in the Adventurers' Collective and Thofyra's Training Yard.|
|Specialised subskill for staves. You can only learn this in the Adventurers' Collective.
|Specialised subskill for Troll-Bonts. This skill is automatically gained in Proving Grounds IV, along with the only two Troll-bonts in the game.|
Temporary MR boosts Edit
Starting at level 30, Weaponry subskills (and Unarmed Combat) may randomly increase your MR for a combat round. The frequency and effectiveness of these bonuses increase with the skill level. Complete data has not been gathered, but the table below shows what has been observed. Also, see Combat for more information about temporary MR changes during combat.
|Level||Frequency (*)||Increase range||Avg MR increase|
|1-9||No bonus||No bonus||No bonus|
|10-19||No bonus||No bonus||No bonus|
|20-29||No bonus||No bonus||No bonus|
(*) Frequency is expressed as: You get a temporary MR boost once each X rounds (on average). X is the listed value.
Attack Descriptions Edit
(These descriptions are always the same regardless of skill level, they depend only on the weapon equipped)
|Bashing||You swing your <hammer,mace> at your enemy.|
|Hacking||You hack at your enemy.|
|Polearms||You attack your enemy with your halberd.|
|Slashing||You slash at your enemy.|
|Stabbing||You stab at your enemy.|
|Staves||You swing your staff at your enemy.|
|Troll-Bont||You swing your troll-bont at your foe.|
Some named weapons have a particular message for battle instead of the generic message, for example "The Hale Blade shimmers as its edge streaks towards your foe" or "You chop at your enemy with the Axe of Bramble". Even some "common" weapons have their own message like "You stab at your foe with your dagger" or "You thrust your spear at your enemy".
Related stats Edit
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