Description[edit | edit source]
The rapier was a slender, sharply pointed sword often with a complex hilt designed to protect the wielding hand. The blade could be sharpened along some or all of the length of the blade or may not have any cutting edge at all. The blade was typically 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) wide or less and 39 inches (99 centimeters) or more in length. A typical rapier cost 20 gp and weighed 2 pounds (910 grams).
Weaponology[edit | edit source]
Used mainly for thrusting and piercing attacks, it was favored by both fencers and duelists. Rapiers were relatively light blades and quite deadly in the hands of those properly trained, therefore they were classified as martial weapons.
Notable Rapiers[edit | edit source]
- One of the Baneblades of Demron
- Sembian guardblade
- Expensive magical rapiers usually wielded by Sembite nobles
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Appearances[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Gregory W. Detwiler (August 1996). “A Flurry of Swords”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #232 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 29–32.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
- Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc.), p. 109. ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
- Rick Swan (1993). The Complete Ranger's Handbook. Edited by Elizabeth Danforth. (TSR, Inc), p. 100. ISBN 1560766344.
- Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
- Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 218. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
- Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
- Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.