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A claidhmore is an especially massive variant of the two-handed sword. Its enormous bulk provides 40 points of natural critical weighting to the weapon, making the claidhmore the weapon of choice of many adventurers. Because of their natural critical weighting, claidhmores cannot be blessed for attacks against undead creatures.

Two-Handed Weapons are weapons which require both hands to grasp, thus can not be used with a shield. The weapons which belong to this group resemble weapons from many of the other groups. However, there is a distinct difference in the sheer size and weight of these weapons. In general, two-handed weapons hit a great deal harder and do more damage than one-handed weapons. The trade-off is less defense offered by a shield.

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Game Mechanics

Claidhmores are on the high end of the damaging weapons in the Two-Handed Weapons skill. In addition, they have the potential to cause a substantial amount of critical damage to those who are on the receiving end of the weapon.

Weapon AG Cloth Leather Scale Chain Plate RT Min RT Damage Type STR/DU
AsG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Claidhmore, new-style DF .625 .475 .500 .350 .225 8 5 Slash/Crush 75/200
AvD 31 35 34 33 32 34 32 30 28 38 34 30 26 37 31 25 19
Claidhmore, old-style DF .625 .500 .500 .350 .275 8 5 Slash/Crush 75/200
AvD 41 45 44 43 42 44 42 40 38 48 44 40 36 47 41 35 29

Standard claidhmores have a weapon weight of 12 lbs.

The critical damage ratio is approximately 60% slash to 40% crush.

Note: To edit these tables go to Template:Weapon table claidhmore (new style) Template:Weapon table claidhmore 2 (old style)

Old Style vs. New Style

The main differences between old-style and new-style claidhmores are that old-style has a -10 AS (thus a laen claidhmore would be 3x - 2x = 1x or +5 AS) and a +10 AvD (versus new-style.) These factors essentially even out. Additionally, new-style claidhmores lend a higher DS to many stances, but have a lower damage factor against some armor.

Inspecting a new-style claidhmore:

After a careful inspection you determine that a dark claidhmore requires skill in twohanded weapons to use effectively.

Inspecting an old-style claidhmore:

After a careful inspection you determine that a laen claidhmore requires skill in twohanded weapons to use effectively. It appears to be a modified twohanded sword.

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Official Documentation >>Claidhmore

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