|This article is about the current version of DF.|
- For a comparison of different weapons, see Weapon.
A scimitar is an edged weapon with a curved blade that is very similar to a short sword. In fact, the only differentiating factor appears to be the contact area of the pommel, which is half the size of those on a short sword.
Scimitars use and train the swordsdwarf skill. As foreign weapons, dwarves cannot forge scimitars, limiting supply to whatever low-quality specimens can be traded from human caravans and scavenged from invaders. All dwarves can equip scimitars, though, like short swords, a tiny fraction must use two hands. Given their marked similarity to short swords, your dwarves are almost certainly better served by equipping high-quality short swords.
[ITEM_WEAPON:ITEM_WEAPON_SCIMITAR] [NAME:scimitar:scimitars] [SIZE:300] [SKILL:SWORD] [TWO_HANDED:37500] [MINIMUM_SIZE:32500] [MATERIAL_SIZE:3] [ATTACK:EDGE:20000:4000:slash:slashes:NO_SUB:1250] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3] [ATTACK:EDGE:50:2000:stab:stabs:NO_SUB:1000] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3] [ATTACK:BLUNT:20000:4000:slap:slaps:flat:1250] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3] [ATTACK:BLUNT:50:1000:strike:strikes:pommel:1000] [ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3]
|Ranged||Blowgun & Blowdarts • Bow & Arrows • Crossbow & Bolts|
|Blunt||Flail • Mace • Maul • War hammer • Whip|
|Edged: Slashing||Battle axe • Great axe • Halberd • Long sword • Scimitar • Scourge • Short sword • Two-handed sword|
|Edged: Piercing||Dagger • Morningstar • Pick • Pike • Spear|