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The Halberdsman Camille Corot 1868
The Halberdsman Camille Corot 1868

A halberd is a two-handed pole weapon it consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants.

The halberd is very versatile in battle, as was the hook opposite the axe head, which could be used to pull horsemen to the ground. This capability increased its effectiveness in battle, and expert halberdiers were as deadly as any other weaponmasters. it is the primary weapon of the Swiss armies.

The halberd has been used as a court bodyguard weapon for centuries. The halberd is one of the polearms sometimes carried by lower-ranking officers in European infantry units.

If you use a ready action to set a halberd against a charge, you deal double damage on a successful hit against a charging character.

You can use a halberd to make trip attacks. If you are tripped during your own trip attempt, you can drop the halberd to avoid being tripped

Two-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)
Weapon Cost Damage (S) Damage (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
Halberd 10 gp 1d8 1d10 ×3 — 12 lb. Piercing
or slashing
brace,
trip

 

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