Created By: Unknown Troper on January 26, 2008
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Dual wielding characters use a weapon in each hand, which is cool. Do you know what's even cooler? Using a single weapon with two edges. It could be a stick with swords on both edges, or maybe a double-edged sword. And, since you can put a double edged weapon in one hand, it is possible to have TWO double edged weapons at the same time!

Examples: -Illidan stormrage in Warcraft uses two double edged weapons. -The champions of nurgle in Warhammer have a stick with a sword on one end and a flail on the other.
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  • January 26, 2008
    RobertBingham
    Double-edged to me means a edge on both sides of one blade. I'm fairly certain you're referring to Double Ended Weapons or Double Bladed Weapons.

    And you can't have a page like this without mentioning the biggest example: Darth Maul and his double bladed lightsaber from Star Wars Episode 1.

    D&D calls these Double Weapons.
  • January 27, 2008
    Ununnilium
    Double Weapons works for me.

    Note that this isn't the same thing as Guns Akimbo or Dual Wielding.
  • January 28, 2008
    RobertBingham
    D&D has several examples of double weapons: - The two-bladed sword, which takes direct inspiration from Darth Maul's weapon - The orc double axe, which has a double edged axe blade on both ends - The Dire Flail, which has a flail on each end (and is rather stupid in my book) - The dwarven urgrosh, which has an axehead on one end and a spear on the other - The gnome hooked hammer, which has a blunt hammer head on one end and a hook on the other end. - The spiked chain, subject of much controversy on D&D forums on whether or not it's a Game Breaker. - The quarterstaff, which a lot of you should be familiar with.
  • January 28, 2008
    Attilargh
    The spiked chain is not a double weapon, just idiotically illustrated. Also, it is quite far from being a Game Breaker, too.
  • January 28, 2008
    RobertBingham
    My bad on the spiked chain, though you should see some of the D&D discussions on it sometime.
  • January 28, 2008
    Roland
    Illidan's...things are actually among the least offensive of these designs; at least Illidan's weapons have their own distinct, only slightly insane style designed to take advantage of the double blades!

    Whereas Darth Maul's lightsaber is essentially a light-quarterstaff without a quarterstaff's flexibility....
  • January 29, 2008
    Medinoc
    Do Sword-chucks fit the trope ?
  • January 29, 2008
    Attilargh
    @Robert Bingham: Oh, I have.
  • January 29, 2008
    SAMAS
    Wow, still no mention of Darth Maul's Double Bladed lightsabre?
  • January 29, 2008
    Medinoc
    SAMAS, you FAIL. It's three posts over yours...
  • January 29, 2008
    ShayGuy
    ...and in the FIRST REPLY.
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