Help Index :: Battle Skills :: Polearms

As there has been some confusion as to exactly what polearms are, this
should help to clear it up a bit. Polearms, historically, were long
(6-15 feet) weapons used by ground troops to take care of knights on
horses. However, since we haven't quite gotten mounted combat ready yet,
you aren't going to see too much of this. Polearms had a lot of variety.
Some types were built for bashing, other has piercing tips, and some were
just giant cleavers on sticks. A few polearms incorporated two or three
of these into one weapon. Again, sad to say, we haven't quite got that
worked out yet either, and right now, all polearms will be of the
slashing variety. Give us time... we'll figure something out.