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Weapons in Caves of Qud are separated into categories, each with their own skill and specialization. That includes:

Melee Weapons are separated into four categories, to each have their own one-handed and two handed version.

  • Axes
    • Axe specializes in Cleaving and Dismemberment. One is to reduce enemy's AV(armor) and the latter is to hack off their limbs and heads
  • Cudgels
    • Cudgel specializes in causing Dazed and Stunned on hit. They are also proficient at destroying walls.
  • Long Blades
    • Long Blades specialize in flexibly switching between 3 stances (Aggressive, Defensive, and Dueling) each with their own specialty which changes your abilities depending on your stance used. The biggest charm of this weapon is the ability to disarm enemies.
  • Short Blades
    • Short Blades specialize in attacking really fast, causing Bleeding, movement speed reduction, and other status effects to which only make short blade attacks faster.
  • There is also hidden melee weapon category related to "Whips", It includes its own unique skill which can be found within the game files. There are very few known whip that are actually usable in the game.

Ranged weapon are separated into three categories, ranged weapons are equipped in separate slots which allows characters to flexibly switch between melee and ranged combat depending on the situation.

  • Pistols
    • Pistols are one handed missile weapon, you can learn the akimbo skill which allows you to shoot two pistol from each hand in one turn. Pistols specializes in mobility based combat, allowing you to take move around while shooting really fast, it can also disarm enemies like long blades.
  • Bows & Rifles
    • In spite of both being radically different, they have the same skill category mostly due to the latter being vastly superior. Bows and Rifles specializes in focusing attack to one target dealing massive damages and various status effects.
  • Heavy Weapons

Useful Resources Edit

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Long Blades > One Handed Bronze - Iron - Steel - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Two Handed Bronze - Iron - Steel - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Exotic Gaslight Flyssa - Salthopper Mandible - Vibro Blade - Ceremonial Vibrokhopesh - Gemini Swords (Caslainard & Polluxus)
Battle Axes > One Handed Bronze - Iron - Steel - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Two Handed Steel - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Exotic Hand Axe - Steel Vinereaper - Opal-Pommeled Steel Battle Axe - Hindren Triaxes (Ari, Shayna, & Yal)
Cudgels > One Handed Bronze - Iron - Steel(Alternate) - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Two Handed Steel - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Exotic Staff - Club - Walking Stick - Stun Rod - Prayer Rod - Amber-Tipped Staff - Billowing Conch of the Aji - Grandfather Horn - Troll Hammer - Rhinox-Skull Maul - Fist of the Ape God - Bilge Sphincter
Short Blades > Daggers Bronze - Iron - Steel - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Short Swords Bronze - Iron - Steel - Carbide - Folded Carbide - Fullerite - Crysteel - Flawless Crysteel - Zetachrome
Exotic Desert Kris - Gaslight Kris - Obsidian Kris - Vibro Dagger - Folded Carbide Wristblade - Steel Utility Knife - Steel Butcher Knife - Steel Kukri
Pistols > Conventional Borderlands Revolver - Blood-Gradient Hand Vacuum - Semi-automatic Pistol - Chain Pistol - Booster Gun - Dart Gun
Energy Laser Pistol - Overloaded Laser Pistol - Nullray Pistol
Rifles & Bows > Conventional Musket - Desert Rifle - Carbine - Scoped Masterwork Carbine - Sniper Rifle - Chaingun - Short Bow - Compound Bow- Pump Shotgun - Combat Shotgun
Energy Laser Rifle - Eigenrifle - Phase Cannon - Freeze Ray - Hypertractor - Electrobow
Heavy Weapon > Conventional Grenade Launcher - Missile Launcher - Mortar Tube - Flamethrower - Arc Cannon - Blast Cannon - Swarm Rack - Defoliant Pump - Fungicide Pump
Energy Normality Gas Pump - Chain Laser
Miscellaneous Uncategorized Torch - Geomagnetic Disc - Nanopneumatic Jackhammer - Leather Whip - Stun Whip - Chain - Flail - Spear
Ammunitions HE Missile - Lead Slug - Shotgun Shell - Wooden Arrow - Steel Arrow - Boomrose Arrow
Mechanics Penetration - Elemental Damage
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Gameplay Mechanics Achievements - Character Creation(Calling - Arcologies) - Cooking and Gathering - Cooking Recipes - Desecration - Dismemberment - Journal - Faction Hero - Psychic Glimmer- Psychic Assassin - Modification - Relic - Scrap & Bits - Tinkering - Trade - Water Ritual - Reputation - Wish/Cheats - World Map
Character Mechanics Attributes - Quickness - Move Speed - AV - DV - Mental Armor - Hitpoints - Experience - Temperature - Skills - Mutation - Cybernetics - Mutants - True Kin
Major Categories Artifacts - Armor & Equipment - Weapons - Monsters - Factions - Locations - Quests
Elemental Damage > Acid - Electrical - Cold - Heat - Astral - EMP - Explosive - Light - Mental - Vibration
Status Effects > Astrally Burdened - Astrally Tethered - Bleeding - Confused - Dazed - Fates Have Their Way - Fear - Flaming - Frozen - Ill - Itchy Skin - Lovesick - Paralyzed - Phased - Poison - Prone - Sleep - Slipped - Sprinting - Stuck - Stunned

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