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Overview

Weapons are your main source of damage. There are two categories of weapons; Melee weapons and Ranged weapons.

If the required strength is less than the Hero/ine's, an additional damage uniformly distributed between 0 and heroStrength-requiredStrength is applied to the attack. That bonus only happens:

A weapon will become identified after 20 successful hits.

Melee weapons and the Boomerang can be enchanted.

Melee weapons

The Melee weapons are rated on a tier system which determines how powerful the weapon is.

When a Scroll of Upgrade is used on a weapon, the damage goes up and the strength requirement goes down, but the tier, accuracy, and delay values will remain the same.

As with armor, rings, melee-equipped wands, and the Boomerang, melee weapons also degrade after extensive use, and will "break", once their durability bar turns fully red, making them perform worse (the upgrade value will remain the same, however - e.g. +3 Sword → "Broken +3 Sword"). They will then need to be repaired to be of effective use again.

Tier-1

Short sword

Main article: Short sword

Shortsword It is indeed quite short,[sic] just a few inches longer,[sic] than a dagger.

This Short sword is tier-1 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 5 points per hit; and it usually requires 10 points of strength.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
1 10 1 1

Dagger

Main article: Dagger

Dagger A simple iron dagger with a well worn wooden handle.

This Dagger is tier-1 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 4 points per hit; and it usually requires 10 points of strength. This is a rather accurate weapon.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
1 10 1.2 1

Knuckleduster

Main article: Knuckleduster

Knuckleduster A piece of iron shaped to fit around the knuckles.

This Knuckleduster is tier-1 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 3 points per hit; and it usually requires 10 points of strength. This is a rather fast weapon.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
1 10 1 0.5

Tier-2

Quarterstaff

Main article: Quarterstaff

Quarterstaff A staff of hardwood, its ends are shod with iron.

This Quarterstaff is tier-2 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 7 points per hit; and it usually requires 12 points of strength.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
2 12 1 1

Spear

Main article: Spear

Spear A slender wooden rod tipped with sharpened iron.

This Spear is tier-2 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 10 points per hit; and it usually requires 12 points of strength. This is a rather slow weapon.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
2 12 1 1.5

Tier-3

Mace

Main article: Mace

Mace The iron head of this weapon inflicts substantial damage.

This Mace is tier-3 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 7 points per hit; and it usually requires 14 points of strength. This is a rather fast weapon.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
3 14 1 0.8

Sword

Main article: Sword

Sword The razor-sharp length of steel blade shines reassuringly.

This Sword is tier-3 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 9 points per hit; and it usually requires 14 points of strength.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
3 14 1 1

Tier-4

Longsword

Main article: Longsword

Longsword This towering blade inflicts heavy damage by investing its heft into every cut.

This Longsword is tier-4 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 13 points per hit; and it usually requires 16 points of strength.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
4 16 1 1

Battle axe

Main article: Battle axe

Battle axe The enormous steel head of this battle axe puts considerable heft behind each stroke.

This Battle axe is tier-4 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 11 points per hit; and it usually requires 16 points of strength. This is a rather accurate weapon.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
4 16 1.2 1

Tier-5

War hammer

Main article: War hammer

War hammer Few creatures can withstand the crushing blow of this towering mass of lead and steel, but only the strongest of adventurers can use it effectively.

This War hammer is tier-5 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 15 points per hit; and it usually requires 18 points of strength. This is a rather accurate weapon.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
5 18 1.2 1

Glaive

Main article: Glaive

Glaive A polearm consisting of a sword blade on the end of a pole.

This Glaive is tier-5 melee weapon. Its typical average damage is 17 points per hit; and it usually requires 18 points of strength.

Tier Base strength Accuracy Delay
5 18 1 1

Other weapons

Pickaxe

Main article: Pickaxe
Pickaxe
Pickaxe
This is a large and sturdy tool for breaking rocks. Probably it can be used as a weapon.
Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
14 7 1 1

Missile weapons

Missile weapons can be used to attack an enemy from afar. They cannot be upgraded nor enchanted (with the exception of the Boomerang).

Dart

Main article: Dart

Dart These simple metal spikes are weighted to fly true and sting their prey with a flick of the wrist.

Average damage of this weapon equals to 2 points per hit.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
10 2 1 1

Incendiary dart

Main article: Incendiary dart

Incendiary dart The spike on each of these darts is designed to pin it to its target while the unstable compounds strapped to its length burst into brilliant flames.

Average damage of this weapon equals to 1 points per hit.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
12 1 1 1

Shuriken

Main article: Shuriken

Shuriken Star-shaped pieces of metal with razor-sharp blades do significant damage when they hit a target. They can be thrown at very high rate.

Average damage of this weapon equals to 4 points per hit.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
13 4 1 0.5

Curare dart

Main article: Curare dart

Curare dart These little evil darts don't do much damage but they can paralyze the target leaving it helpless and motionless for some time.

Average damage of this weapon equals to 2 points per hit.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
14 2 1 1

Javelin

Main article: Javelin

Javelin This length of metal is weighted to keep the spike at its tip foremost as it sails through the air.

Average damage of this weapon equals to 8 points per hit.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
15 8 1 1

Tomahawk

Main article: Tomahawk

Tomahawk This throwing axe is not that heavy, but it still requires significant strength to be used effectively.

Average damage of this weapon equals to 12 points per hit.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
17 12 1 1

Boomerang

Main article: Boomerang

Boomerang Thrown to the enemy[sic] this flat[sic] curved wooden missile will return to the hands of its thrower[sic]

Average damage of this weapon equals to 2.5+level×1.5 (integer part displayed) points per hit.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
10 2.5+level×1.5 (integer part displayed) 1 1

Bomb

Main article: Bomb
Bomb
Bomb
This is a relatively small bomb, filled with black powder. Conveniently, its fuse is lighted automatically when the bomb is thrown.

This weapon applies the Paralyzed debuff to any character caught in its blastzone.

Required strength Average hit Accuracy Delay
10 2xDepth~1+3xDepth-Armor 100% 1

Weapon Generation

See:

Main article: Weapon Generation

Tips

  • Equipping weapons that are too heavy will slow the Hero/ine down, allowing enemies to strike more than once, and the Hero/ine will likely miss most of the time.
    However, as Marsupial rats do little damage, melee-ing them can help identify a new weapon, at low risk, even if the Hero/ine may often miss.
  • Farming:
    • You can slay Skeletons; they drop all kinds of weapons.
      A good drop can give you a high-tier upgraded weapon, but this is rare.
    • If you need an enchanted weapon, you can find and slay an Animated statue.
      The statue will drop a pre-identified enchanted weapon.
  • Degradation:

History

Update Change
0.2.2 Changed: Now, melee weapons do less damage without enhancement*, more with enhancement* (upgrades*)

ADDED Missile Weapons to the game

0.5.2 Changed: Excessive strength doesn't grant bonus damage for Missile Weapons
0.5.3 Fixed: Bug with throwing equipped Missile Weapons
1.9.0 Added: Auto-targeting for missile weapons

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