Main gauche

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A main gauche is a defensive off-hand weapon. The name is French meaning, literally, left hand. Typically the weapon is a dagger-like weapon with either an elongated crossguard or three blades used mainly for defense, but can also be used offensively. It is recommended that the user train in Edged Weapons and Two Weapon Combat should he wish to use this weapon effectively.

Alternate Names

  • parrying dagger
  • shield-sword
  • sword-breaker

Game Mechanics

In addition to the following, main gauches give a +10 DS bonus when used in the off-hand.

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
Main gauche DF .275 .210 .110 .125 .075 2 4 Slash/Puncture 18/190
AvD 27 25 24 23 22 20 18 16 14 20 16 12 8 20 14 8 2

The standard main gauche has a weight of 2 lbs.

Note: To edit this table go to Template:Weapon table main gauche

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