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14th Jan '16 11:05:04 PM Sikon
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', the [[ForgedByTheGods Arkenpliers]] allow an unattuned user to instantly turn [[TheUndead uncroaked]] units to dust.
18th Dec '15 11:07:48 AM StFan
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** The Sommerswerd, devastating against undead, and deadly even for the Darklords. [[spoiler:It is stated later it could be lethal even against [[BigBad Naar]].]] To be honest, it's quite good at killing ''anything'' anyway -- ''none'' of the extremely powerful entities encountered in the series, including the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Chaos-master or the Deathlord of Ixia]], showed any immunity toward it. ** The various evil weapons favored by the Darklords have one thing in common: they give combat bonus against ''other Darklords'', and are among the very few things able to kill them permanently. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Those guys truly had their priorities in order.]]
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** The Sommerswerd, devastating against undead, and deadly even for the Darklords. [[spoiler:It is stated later late in the series that it could be lethal even against [[BigBad Naar]].]] To be honest, it's quite good at killing ''anything'' anyway -- ''none'' of the extremely powerful entities encountered in the series, including the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Chaos-master or the Deathlord of Ixia]], showed show any immunity toward it. ** The various evil weapons favored by the Darklords have one thing in common: they give combat bonus against ''other Darklords'', and are among the very few things able to kill them permanently. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Those guys truly had have their priorities in order.]]

** The enchanted bullwhip from book 10 can hit (and gives a bonus against) specters.
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** The enchanted bullwhip from book 10 can hit (and gives a bonus against) immaterial specters.

** The 1e ''mace of disruption'' also does double damage to undead ''and'' forces them to [[TurnUndead save against being turned by the equivalent of a 12th level cleric]] or be destroyed. In game terms, any undead of wraith strength or less is automatically pulverized/dissipated/snuffed out when struck, and even a lich has a 20% chance of suffering a OneHitKill. [[note]]It still only does one point of damage against a demilich, though.[[/note]]
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** The 1e 1E ''mace of disruption'' also does double damage to undead ''and'' forces them to [[TurnUndead save against being turned by the equivalent of a 12th level cleric]] or be destroyed. In game terms, any undead of wraith strength or less is automatically pulverized/dissipated/snuffed out when struck, and even a lich has a 20% chance of suffering a OneHitKill. [[note]]It still only does one point of damage against a demilich, though.[[/note]]

* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when Roy's [[AncestralWeapon Ancestral Greatsword]] is reforged with [[ThunderboltIron starmetal]], one of the properties it gains is to sometimes emit a deadly green energy which is particularly harmful to the undead. The blacksmith offers to supress this power, but Roy declines, since his quest involves the destruction of a particularly powerful lich.
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when Roy's [[AncestralWeapon Ancestral Greatsword]] is reforged with [[ThunderboltIron starmetal]], one of the properties it gains is to sometimes emit a deadly green energy which is particularly harmful to the undead. The blacksmith offers to supress suppress this power, but Roy declines, since his quest involves the destruction of a particularly powerful lich.

17th Dec '15 8:33:14 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Annala created a bow that makes the arrows nocked to it capable of doing great harm to [[TheGrimReaper reapers]]. While it can "kill them" in terms of [[FightingAShadow destroying their physical body]], it cannot (as of ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'') truly destroy them.
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Annala created a bow that makes the arrows nocked to it capable of doing great harm to [[TheGrimReaper reapers]].reapers]]. She calls it a "Deathkiller bow". While it can "kill them" in terms of [[FightingAShadow destroying their physical body]], it cannot (as of ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'') truly destroy them.
17th Dec '15 8:31:50 AM ChaoticNovelist
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A weapon which gets extra bonuses (possibly including AntiArmor or OneHitKill) against a specific enemy type, without resorting to DepletedPhlebotinumShells (e.g. silver vs. werewolves) or ElementalRockPaperScissors (e.g. using fire against an ice monster). Subtrope of SituationalSword, and a form of SituationalDamageAttack.
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A weapon which gets extra bonuses (possibly including AntiArmor or OneHitKill) against a specific enemy type, without resorting to DepletedPhlebotinumShells (e.g. silver vs. werewolves) or ElementalRockPaperScissors (e.g. using fire against an ice monster). Subtrope These bonuses can include AntiArmor and OneHitKill. It is a subtrope of SituationalSword, and a form of SituationalDamageAttack.

* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' took this to an extreme, with a set of magical halberds enchanted to slay one specific dragon. [[spoiler:These were effective despite the heroes having to jump off a cliff to hit the dragon's head.]]
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* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' took this to an extreme, with has a set of magical halberds enchanted to slay one specific dragon. [[spoiler:These were effective despite the heroes having to jump off a cliff to hit the dragon's head.]]

* Technically the Zanpakuto swords from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' are used to release dead souls and cut down Hollows. This doesn't make them any better or worse at actually fighting Hollows specifically.
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Technically the Zanpakuto swords from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' are used to release dead souls and cut down Hollows. This doesn't make them any better or worse at actually fighting Hollows specifically.

* In the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Noble Phantasms can obtain this type of property due to their feats associated legends. [[spoiler:Arondight and Balmung]] have a bonus against any being associated with dragons due to their wielders having been known to slain one.
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* In the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Noble Phantasms can obtain this type of property due to their feats feat's associated legends. [[spoiler:Arondight and Balmung]] have a bonus against any being associated with dragons due to their wielders having been known to slain one.

* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' by the "sword of slaying everything except squid". It gives a substantial bonus but against squid (there are two in the decks so far -- karate squid and Squidzilla) the fight is automatically lost.
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* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' by the "sword of slaying everything except squid". It gives a substantial bonus but against squid (there are two in the decks so far -- karate squid and Squidzilla) the fight is automatically lost.

* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' by *''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Annala created a bow that makes the "sword arrows nocked to it capable of slaying everything except squid". It gives a substantial bonus but against squid (there are two doing great harm to [[TheGrimReaper reapers]]. While it can "kill them" in the decks so far -- karate squid and Squidzilla) the fight is automatically lost.terms of [[FightingAShadow destroying their physical body]], it cannot (as of ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'') truly destroy them.

* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has two ancient weapons forged to defeat Dragons and Dragoons: one of them was the [[LaserBlade Dragon Buster]] sword, capable of piercing the Dragoon armor. Unlike most video game examples, it's your ''enemy'' that wields it, handicapping you during your battles against him. ** The "Handicapped" part above come from the fact that if you activate your [[SuperMode Dragoon Soul]] while in battle against him he will OneHitKO you. Because the sword is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin designed to kill dragons]]. However, there is an item that makes you immune to OneHitKO attacks... Que the enemy [[AIBreaker uselessly attacking]] you for the entire [[SuperMode Dragoon Soul]] duration.
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has two ancient weapons forged to defeat Dragons and Dragoons: one of them was the [[LaserBlade Dragon Buster]] sword, capable of piercing the Dragoon armor. Unlike most video game examples, it's your ''enemy'' that wields it, handicapping you during your battles against him. ** The "Handicapped" part above come from the fact that if him. If you activate your [[SuperMode Dragoon Soul]] while in battle against him he will OneHitKO you. Because the sword is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin designed to kill dragons]].you. However, there is an item that makes you immune to OneHitKO attacks... Que the enemy [[AIBreaker uselessly attacking]] you for the entire [[SuperMode Dragoon Soul]] duration.
5th Dec '15 5:52:35 PM thatother1dude
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* In the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Noble Phantasms can obtain this type of property due to their feats associated legends. [[spoiler:Arondight and balmung]] has a bonus against any being associated with dragons due to their wielders having been known to slain one.
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* In the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Noble Phantasms can obtain this type of property due to their feats associated legends. [[spoiler:Arondight and balmung]] has Balmung]] have a bonus against any being associated with dragons due to their wielders having been known to slain one.
22nd Sep '15 11:16:45 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** In ''Radiant Dawn'', Micaiah gets the character-exclusive Thani, light magic of HeavilyArmoredMook slaying.
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** In most games, the main character gets a RoyalRapier that causes extra damage against both armored and horse-mounted units. Some characters get a special weapon that has the same effect. *** In ''Blazing Sword'', Lyn gets the Mani Katti, while Hector gets the [[AnAxeToGrind Wolf Beil]]. *** In ''The Sacred Stones'', Ephraim has the Reginlief. *** In ''Path of Radiance'', Ike gets the Regal Sword instead of the traditional rapier, since he is not nobility. *** In ''Radiant Dawn'', Micaiah gets the character-exclusive Thani, light magic of HeavilyArmoredMook slaying.

** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' and some of its sequels have various weapons of this kind. They didn't work in the first game, however, due to a bug (which was fixed in the remakes).
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' and some of its sequels have various weapons of this kind. They didn't work in the first game, however, due to a bug (which was fixed in the remakes). The Excalibur took the cake by applying the slayer effect to ''every'' enemy.
17th Sep '15 3:00:08 AM ironcommando
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A weapon which gets extra bonuses (possibly including AntiArmor or OneHitKill) against a specific enemy type, without resorting to DepletedPhlebotinumShells (e.g. silver vs. werewolves) or ElementalRockPaperScissors (e.g. using fire against an ice monster). Subtrope of SituationalSword.
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A weapon which gets extra bonuses (possibly including AntiArmor or OneHitKill) against a specific enemy type, without resorting to DepletedPhlebotinumShells (e.g. silver vs. werewolves) or ElementalRockPaperScissors (e.g. using fire against an ice monster). Subtrope of SituationalSword. SituationalSword, and a form of SituationalDamageAttack.
14th Sep '15 4:57:37 PM lastfridaybg
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** ''Holy'', ''unholy'', ''axiomatic'', and ''anarchic'' weapons deal 2d6 extra damage against enemies of a opposing CharacterAlignment (e.g. [[HolyBurnsEvil a holy sword against evil enemies]]).
14th Sep '15 4:52:09 PM lastfridaybg
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** Third Edition generalized these with the "bane" effect (+2 to hit and +2d6 damage against specified enemy).
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** Third Edition generalized these with the "bane" effect (+2 to hit and +2d6 damage against specified enemy). The "slaying" effect does the same thing but also adds a chance for a OneHitKill.
5th Sep '15 1:25:57 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'', the [=NS-AM7=] "Archer" rifle hits like a wet noodle against vehicles and infantry - in fact, it's the only bolt action rifle that can't kill [[BoomHeadshot with one headshot]] - but has a massive damage multiplier against MAX PowerArmor and is able to kill them with three body shots or two headshots.
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