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STABBING, STABBING WEAPONS


(Warrior Skill) (Weapon Class)

If you can handle a good stabbing weapon, you can very well be the doom of any mounted opponent. Since polearms and spears are so long, you can rest them against the ground and point them towards a charging enemy. The force in the blow when somebody mounted comes galloping at full speed towards you might very well impale them completely.

It takes lots of muscle to master this skill; great agility and good eyesight are important too.

The stabbing weapons skill applies to all spears and polearms, if they are wielded in one hand only. These weapons are particularly effective against riding enemies.

If you are wielding a stabbing weapon, you are ready to fight, and an enemy tries to attack you with a shorter weapon, you will automatically try to hit the enemy before being hit. If this attempt succeeds, you have a chance of keeping the enemy at bay - the enemy automatically fails his first attack. The chance of this happening depends on your reach and the opponent's reach: a Troll is much harder to keep at bay than a Hobbit.

See also: CHARGE, CLEAVING, CONCUSSION, PIERCING, SLASHING, TWOHANDED

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