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18th May '16 7:36:57 AM Dravencour
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* The Dragonslayer from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' didn't start out as one of these[[note]]While it has its name from a king commissioning a weapon capable of killing a dragon, its forger had never ''seen'' a dragon or even known if they existed, so nothing makes it specialized in actual dragon slaying.[[/note]], but after years of Guts using it against demons, it eventually gains the ability to kill even demons that are ethereal are impervious to normal weapons. It is speculated that it can even [[spoiler:wound the Godhand themselves]].
* In the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Noble Phantasms can obtain this type of property due to their 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.

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* The Dragonslayer from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' didn't start out as one of these[[note]]While it has its name from a king commissioning a weapon capable of killing a dragon, its forger had never ''seen'' a dragon or even known if they existed, so nothing makes it specialized in actual dragon slaying.[[/note]], but after years of Guts using it against demons, it eventually gains the ability to kill even demons that are ethereal are and impervious to normal weapons. It is speculated that it can even [[spoiler:wound the Godhand themselves]].
* In the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Noble Phantasms can obtain this type of property due to their feat's associated legends. [[spoiler:Arondight and Balmung]] have a bonus against any being associated with dragons due to their wielders having been being known to have slain one.
29th Apr '16 2:41:57 PM Paranoia
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** Silver swords, dropped by the werewolf-hunting Silver Hands, [[SilverHasMysticPowers do more damage to werewolves and the undead]].

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** Silver swords, dropped by the werewolf-hunting Silver Hands, [[SilverHasMysticPowers do more damage to werewolves and the undead]].undead]], but ''[[WrongGenreSavvy not]]'' [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent against werewolves]].
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.



*''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.



* ''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.
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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]]).
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