Weapons included in this section are used with melee combat skills, including but not limited to Hack, Swing, and Stab. They are categorized by group, i.e. Knives, Batons, Mauls, etc., and the Weapon Proficiency skill allows for the use of any weapon in the group without suffering modifiers. A separate Weapon Proficiency skill is required for each weapon group and using weapons without the skill carries a Difficult (-4) modifier to any action taken with the weapon.
Any small, sharpened weapons wielded in one hand by a handle is classified as a knife, with stats similar to those listed. Makeshift devices reduce the SF and critical range by 1. These weapons are typically sold with a sheath that is appropriate to its type and class, and those listed with a range may be thrown.
|Combat Knife||.5||STR+2||1-2||Impact||3||N/A||5 yds.||.5 lb||N/A|
|Power Blade||.5||STR+2||1-2||Energy||3||N/A||5 yds.||1.25 lb||N/A|
|Sun-Shiv||.5||STR+1||1-4||Energy||3||N/A||5 yds.||2 lb||N/A|
|Laser Pick||.5||11||1-3||Energy||4||N/A||N/A||.75 lb||N/A|
|Soneshiv||.5||STR+3||1||Energy||3||N/A||5 yds.||1.5 lb||N/A|
Arming swords are defined as any straight edged weapon with with a single handed hilt and a blade that averages two to three feet in length. Sale of these weapons typically includes a sheath that is appropriate to its type and class.
|Arena Blade||1||STR+5||1-2||Impact||3||N/A||N/A||3 lb||N/A|
|Plasma Fork||.5||STR+4||1-4||Energy||3||N/A||N/A||1.9 lb||N/A|
|Shrill Sabre||1||STR+6||1||Energy||3||N/A||N/A||2.5 lb||N/A|
This class of weapon includes any simple, blunt-ended device used to make non-lethal attacks. They are often collapsible and easily concealed, unassuming enough to be legal-to-carry in most civilized systems. Generally wielded with one hand, these weapons can cause significant damage.
|Bashing Wand||1||STR+6||1||Impact||3||N/A||N/A||2 lb||N/A|
|Tasing Fork||1||14||1-2||Energy||3||N/A||N/A||1.4 lb||N/A|
|Plasma Stick||.5||STR+4||1-3||Energy||3||N/A||N/A||2.2 lb||N/A|
|Pulse Baton||1||STR+5||1||Energy||3||N/A||N/A||2.5 lb||N/A|
|Pulse Staff||1||STR+6||1||Energy||4||N/A||N/A||4 lb||N/A|
A classic weapon that may be wielded one or two-handed, they all have a long, straight or curved blade that is attached to a hilt. Designed for making slashing and thrusting attacks, there is an elegance to the use of these weapons that is unmatched in any other. A sheath appropriate to the type of weapon is typically included in their sale.
|Shock Blade||1||STR+7||1-2||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||4.4 lb||N/A|
|Sun sword||1||STR+6||1-4||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||4.7 lb||N/A|
|Laser Blade||1||16||1-3||Energy||3||N/A||N/A||1.75 lb||N/A|
These include any of a variety of axes that have been designed for combat with one or both hands. The factor that differentiates these from utility tools is the manner in which the ax head is weighted, based on the length of the handle. Composed of a durable material with a curved cutting edge that is used for clefting type attacks, they are particularly vicious weapons.
|Battle Axe||1||STR+5||1-4||Impact||2||N/A||N/A||6 lb||N/A|
|Power Axe||1||STR+7||1-2||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||5.5 lb||N/A|
|Plasma Axe||1||STR+6||1-4||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||5 lb||N/A|
|Laser Axe||1||15||1-4||Energy||3||N/A||N/A||2 lb||N/A|
This class includes any of a variety of heavy-headed weapons attached to a length of shaft or handle based on the weight of the head. Classically, the crown is ball or flange shaped and is used to cause blunt type damage.
|Battle Mace||1||STR+4||1-3||Impact||2||N/A||N/A||9 lb||N/A|
|War Maul||1||STR+6||1||Impact||2||N/A||N/A||11 lb||N/A|
|Power Bar||1||STR+5||1-2||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||8.5 lb||N/A|
These weapons have a striking head that is separated from the handle and attached by some type of flexible rope, strap, or chain. The striking head is precisely weighted to the length of cord, and a hit negates an opponent’s ability to block or parry the attack. Difficult to wield, those without a proficiency in the weapon suffer a (-8) rather than the standard (-4) modifier.
|War Flail||1||STR+6||1||Impact||2||N/A||N/A||11 lb||N/A|
|Power Ball||1||16||1-2||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||7 lb||N/A|
|Sun Strike||1||STR+5||1-4||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||8 lb||N/A|
|Sonic Flail||1||STR+6||1||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||7.5 lb||N/A|
Hefty weapons of war that are specially designed with a heavy striking head weighted to a length of handle. In combat, they are used to deliver full force impacts at close quarters but are not weighted properly to be thrown.
|War Sledge||1||STR+12||1||Impact||1||N/A||N/A||16 lb||N/A|
|Shock Mallet||1||STR+8||1-2||Energy||2||N/A||N/A||12.5 lb||N/A|
|Sonic Sledge||2||STR+12||1||Energy||1||N/A||N/A||17 lb||N/A|