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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.

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 4 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 4 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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